The Federal Election Commission released its post-general election report yesterday. All the giddy spending of election season has settled into the cold, harsh reality of paying for it all. Especially if you lost. It's as though post-Christmas gloom has come three weeks early!
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Somebody clearly messed up. But who will take the blame?After S.& P. downgraded America's credit rating from AAA to AA , the political strategy on both sides of the aisle was clear: Blame the other guys.The irony of the situation, of course, is that Monday's stock market dip, partially sparke ... More >>
Can she bring her party out of the doldrums?One month after Missouri's Democratic candidates suffered a series of bruising defeats in the midterm elections, the party swiftly moved to make a change at the helm. Out as party chairman is Craig Hosmer, who held the post for two years. In his p ... More >>
Face it: St. Louis just can't cover up all its zits.Sure, the 2012 Democratic Convention could bring millions of dollars to the St. Louis economy. And, yes, it would be a great way for St. Louis to showcase to the world its recent downtown renovations -- City Garden, Washington Ave., Post Office ... More >>
Not in St. Louis you don't!St. Louis resident Tarrell Campbell, 34, St. Louis, pleaded guilty this morning in federal court to one count of voter fraud for voting twice in the 2008 general election.
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So, how is Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber" spending his free time these days? By stumping for Allen Icet, a Republican candidate for Missouri auditor, naturally.Sure, it's not as noteworthy as back in 2008 when Wurzelbacher became the face of the McCain/Palin presidential campa ... More >>
Roy Blunt continues to hang on to his lead to be Missouri's next U.S. Senator.In a race almost certain to attract widespread national attention later this year, Republican Rep. Roy Blunt continues to lead Democrat Robin Carnahan in the Missouri Senate contest, according to the latest Rasmu ... More >>
So you may have heard that Missouri will soon be getting some new neighbors. Yesterday, Illinois governor Pat Quinn received a letter from President Obama informing him that the terrorism suspects currently detained in Guantanamo Bay will be moved to a largely unused prison in Thomson Illinois, a fe ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsRaymond BurkeFormer St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, now head of the Vatican's supreme court, is determined to stop President Barack Obama from delivering the commencement speech May 17 at University of Notre Dame. On Friday, Burke told Catholics at a prayer breakfast: "The propo ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/7305404@N06Led by Senator John McCain, whose obsession with earmarks knows no bounds, Republicans legislators are still raising a stink about that $1.7 million earmark for pig odor research in Iowa. Some lawmakers, a number of whom have gone repeatedly to the trough them ... More >>
Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.Last September, McD ... More >>
It took 20-plus years, but the smokedelic duo of Cheech [Marin] and [Tommy] Chong has finally reunited for a massive Light Up America and Canada Tour that has sold out since its September spliff-off...er, kick-off.(And sadly for fans here, the show on January 18 in St. Louis is sold out.)Though the ... More >>