In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
In retrospect, the outcome of the evening should have been clear around 8:40, just after FOX2 News (KTVI) announced that Claire McCaskill had a commanding sixteen percent lead over Todd Akin with four percent of precincts reporting.
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Update: Akin's peeps are not amused.
In a rare exception to super PAC fundraising rules, a journalist from Businessweek was allowed into a seminar lead by Karl Rove, the former deputy chief of staff and George W. Bush's senior policy advisor.
According to author Sheelah Kolhatkar, Rove showed off ... More >>
According to an automated phone poll over the weekend of nearly 600 people likely to vote in Missouri's GOP primary tomorrow, 35 percent said they'd pick John Brunner to take on incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill30 percent said they'd prefer Todd Akin25 percent went for Sarah SteelmanBrunner enjoys ... More >>
Forcibly evicted from downtown's Kiener Plaza, Occupy St. Louis has taken its protest to area department stores. Yesterday afternoon, roughly 30 Occupiers held a meeting outside Macy's at the Galleria. Later, a few "mic-checked" -- using their collective voices as a human megaphone to shout anti- ... More >>
teamkinder.comUpdate 12:22 p.m. The Missouri Democratic Party reports that Jay Nixon's campaign raised $1.5 million in the third quarter to bring its cash on hand total to $4.2 million. Original post follows...The "Friends of Peter Kinder" political campaign filed its third quarter fund-raising r ... More >>
We really just wanted an excuse to run this picture again: ladies and gentlemen, we give you Peter Kinder and Tammy Chapman.Back in the '90s, The American Spectator famously introduced America to an Arkansas woman named Paula Jones -- and it was President Bill Clinton's attempts to fend off J ... More >>
In Peter Kinder terminology, Karl Rove "made it rain" Wednesday night. Republican strategist Karl Rove touched down in Cape Girardeau Wednesday night for a fundraiser for Lt. Governor Peter Kinder. Tickets to the dinner and discussion went for $250 to $2,500 a pop and helped raise $160,000 for th ... More >>
Okay, so we just posted an item about Claire McCaskill. But this is just too good to pass up, and worthy of two McCaskill posts back-to-back. The U.S. Senator from Missouri tweeted at 12:15 p.m. today that she just passed Karl Rove at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Given Rove's work with A ... More >>
Watch your back, Claire. They're already out to get you.You may have heard that Claire McCaskill, Missouri's senior senator, is running for re-election in 2012. She doesn't know who her Republican opponent is yet. (Congressman Todd Akin and former state treasurer and gubernatorial candidate S ... More >>
Republican strategist Karl Rove was in St. Charles this morning for a $500 per-plate breakfast in support of Congressman Roy Blunt and his campaign for Senate. For $2,400 attendees got the privilege of sitting near Rove. For a mere $1,000 they could get their picture taken with George W. Bush's t ... More >>
theveryworstofwashington.comDo you like The Sopranos? How about The Wire? Then chances are you'd be a big fan of Washington Insiders, an imagined television show crafted by the Missouri Democratic Party.
Simon & SchusterAdmit it. Even before you read Curtis Sittenfeld's novel American Wife, a fictionalization of the life of Laura Bush, you wanted to know what was going on inside the former first lady's head.
Was she really a secret Democrat at heart? What was it that made George so gosh-darn ... More >>
Twitter added a new list feature in the last week or so. Twitter lists (if you haven't explored them yet) allow you to group Twitter users into categories of your own creation.For instance, I have created four lists:STL for local peoplePeople I know IRL for people I have actually met in personA l ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonHundreds of concerned East St. Louis citizens gathered Tuesday for an "Emergency Town Hall Meeting" called by Mayor Alvin Parks Jr. to discuss the recent FBI raid of Parks' office and pending investigation and the controversy regarding the hours of the city's late-night bars ... More >>