Kit Bond

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    October 1, 2013

    Which of These Missourians Are Hall Of Fame Worthy?

    It's time to select the next inductees to the Hall of Famous Missourians, and the state is using democracy to do it! Controversy arose around last year's selection after then House Speaker Steven Tilley chose conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, eventually eliciting some angry petitions. Limbau ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Todd Akin Finds His Own "Reverend Wright" In Radical Militia Leader

    This week isn't the first time Todd Akin has had to answer questions about his relationship with Tim Dreste, one of the country's most infamous anti-abortion activists of the 1990s. But with election day just two weeks away, a national media that's always achin' for some Akin, and news that Akin was ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Delta Flight Skids in Snow Saturday; Plane Carried Kit Bond and Adam Wainwright

    The spring storm that dropped more than four inches of snow Saturday at St. Louis Lambert Field is being blamed for a frightful landing that day. A Delta flight from Atlanta carrying 142 passengers touched down around 5:30 p.m. and briefly skidded off the runway before the pilot was able to correct ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Is Dead. How Did Our Congresspeople Vote?

    ​Unless you've been hiding out under a rock, you probably heard that Saturday, the Senate followed the House in voting to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." DADT, signed into law in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, was meant to be a compromise on allowing lesbian, gay and bisexual soldiers to serve in ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Food Safety Bill Passes Senate

    Image via​Legislation to overhaul the nation's oversight of food safety passed the Senate this morning by a vote of 73 to 25. The bill greatly increases the FDA's authority over food producers.Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D) voted in favor of the bill; retiring Senator Kit Bond (R) abstained ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Missourians Are Schizophrenic About Earmarks

    Image via​Our state can't get its story straight.  Yesterday, The New York Times' unpacked the debate over earmarks (are they good or evil?) by focusing on the St. Louis experience. Here's a quote from our mayor, Francis Slay, on Senator Kit Bond's love of federal $$$ and how Bond corralled i ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Lucky You: You're Worth $34.75 in Earmarks This Year

    image via​We all know that our junior senator, Claire McCaskill, is outspoken about the need to eliminate earmarks and pork barrel legislation. Of course, this doesn't mean that all of Missouri's congressional delegation ascribes to this same kosher view of government spending. (No pork, get it?)C ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Lady Gaga Can't Save "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    Image ViaLady Gaga at Monday's rally.​Missouri Senator Kit Bond joined his Republican colleagues and three Democrats yesterday in defeating a defense spending bill that would repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy allowing gays to openly serve in the armed forces. (Sen. Claire McCask ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Blunt and Bond: Religous Freedom Doesn't Apply For Mosque Near Ground Zero

    Image viaAn abandoned Burlington Coat Factory near Ground Zero? That's just wrong.​Campaigning yesterday in Kansas City, Republican senate candidate Roy Blunt told reporters that he opposes a plan to build a mosque two blocks away from "Ground Zero" in New York."We constantly talk about what's app ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Presenting for Governor of Tennessee

    Friends, it's primary day tomorrow. Based on preliminary polls, the majority of you neither know, nor care, even though Kit Bond's Senate seat is up for grabs. Things are much more exciting down in our southeastern neighbor Tennessee, where Basil Marceaux of Soddy-Daisy (yes, really) is on the Repu ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Kit Bond Falls Asleep During Intelligence Briefing

    "Kit and I sometimes have trouble staying awake during those boring intelligence briefings."​Seems everyone is asleep at the wheel these days. Oh well, these are troubled and tiring times, after all. We could all use a good nap. Take Ken Griffey Jr., for one. The Seattle Mariner's ce ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Senator Kit Bond Gets Frothy Over 'Terrorists' and 'Rights'

    John McCain managed quite a feat this week: He somehow got both Glenn Beck and John Stewart to agree with each other. The issue? How flat-out wrong the Arizona senator is when he says that U.S.-born people merely suspected of being terrorists should be denied their Miranda rights. Agree with McCain ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    U.S. Senate Election 2010: Roy Blunt Leading Robin Carnahan by 6 Points

    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 >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Here's A New One: Child Molester for Mayor!

    The Show-Me State embraces diversity when it comes to elected officials -- or the candidates, anyway. Who doesn't remember Midge Potts, the transgender war activist who lost to Roy Blunt in the 2006 Congressionals (and is now trying to beat him to Kit Bond's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat)?Still. Thi ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Roy Blunt "Proud" To Be On Environmentalist's Dirty Dozen List

    Image Via Lee Marvin does not approve of Roy Blunt's environmental voting record​The League of Conservation Voters released its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of U.S. lawmakers who consistently vote against clean energy and the environment yesterday and Missouri's Roy Blunt was among the dirtiest.The g ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    About Those Terrorists Moving In Next Door

    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 >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Sen. Kit Bond Steals the Show on The Daily Show

    Longtime Missouri Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond, a stalwart Republican, has said more than a few things in his lengthy political career to draw the comedic wrath of Daily Show host Jon Stewart. In April, for instance, he claimed that punishing those responsible for Bush-era torture policies was som ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Activists Make Progress in Attempt to Save Wiegand Foundation from The Wrecking Ball

    A spokeswoman for the grassroots group trying to save artist Don Wiegand's Chesterfield Valley studio says the Army Corps of Engineers appears to be backing down from its plan to condemn Wiegand's property in order to make way for a levee. Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond and Congressman Todd Akin have s ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Senator Kit Bond Leads Charge to Save Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Missouri Jobs

    Among the cuts Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed in his 2010 budget in April was for funding of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter plane. Yesterday Missouri Senator Kit Bond and several colleagues sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee to restore funding for the F/A-18 and, i ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Sen. Kit Bond Wins Biggest Pork Ranking in New Book

    Citizens Against Government Waste is out with its 2009 Congressional Pig Book. The agency names Sen. Kit Bond as the biggest pork spender in Missouri. According to to the book, Bond appropriated more than $30 million in earmarks during 2009 fiscal year appropriations. Those projects included $950,00 ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    View Kit Bond's Federal Earmarks

    You've heard the news. The bank bailouts, free-falling economy and global financial panic haven't stopped a few legislators from earmarking massive pork projects for their home states. Chief among those free-spending law makers is Christopher "Kit" Bond. The senior senator from Missouri ranks sixth ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan To Run for U.S. Senate

    Missouri's Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced her intent this morning to replace Republican Christopher "Kit" Bond as a U.S. Senator for Missouri. Last month Bond told Missouri legislators that he would not seek re-election for a fifth term in 2010. Carnahan, a Democrat, broke news of her S ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    "Knight Rider" Fans Optimistic Sen. Kit Bond Will Return To Acting

    In a speech to the Missouri General Assembly this morning, Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond announced that he won't seek a fifth term in office in 2010. "In 1972, I became Missouri's youngest Governor. Ladies and Gentlemen, I do not aspire to become Missouri's oldest Senator," said Bond. T ... More >>

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    June 17, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.17

    Governor Matt Blunt and Senator Kit Bond ask the FTC to intervene in InBev's proposed buyout of Anheuser-Busch. ( The FDA pursues a hot lead in the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes. (Reuters) Could an unorthodox method of farming rice help ease the global food crisis? (New York Time ... More >>

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    July 11, 2007

    Missouri Senators Bring Home the Bacon, a blog that covers transparency in government spending, recently released the Earmark Reform Index, which ranks U.S. senators on their propensity to support wasteful government spending (or "pork," as it's commonly known). To compile the data, the group looked at 12 house votes betw ... More >>

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    January 24, 2007

    Mr. Prince Goes to Washington Kit Bond: No friend of the common man Last week Lew Prince got a phone call from Let Justice Roll, a group that lobbies on behalf of a higher minimum wage. Prince, co-owner of Vintage Vinyl (and sometime Riverfront Times opera critic), actively campaigned for Missouri's minimum wag ... More >>

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    October 27, 2004

    October Surprise

    Now we know just how far candidates will go -- and just how much Pimp Juice they'll drink -- for an endorsement

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    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

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    November 12, 2003

    The Smoking Gun

    Former Mallinckrodt workers get some long-awaited fallout

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    September 17, 2003

    Contempo Casual

    The splendid new Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis takes our city's art scene to a whole new level

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    September 3, 2003

    Meet Our Match

    This just in: St. Louisans are sexy, literate and breathing in way too many toxins; Unreal is invited to take part in uprisings -- legally sanctioned and otherwise; and the P-D editorial staff takes God to task

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    October 23, 2002


    Competing nominations bring high-pressure politics to the Century Building -- again

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    October 23, 2002

    No Thanks, We're Brits

    Week of October 23, 2002

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    October 16, 2002

    Blood and Guts

    Jean Carnahan's shooting prowess could take her into the trenches

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    August 21, 2002

    Are You Confused About Anything?

    Week of August 21, 2002

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    May 8, 2002

    The Mad Minute

    Week of May 8, 2002

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    April 24, 2002

    The Job Hunter

    Boeing triumph touches Bond's political Seoul

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    April 24, 2002

    Dead Man Voting

    St. Louis elections are a national joke. Trouble is, it's not funny anymore.

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    January 23, 2002

    Hair-Raising Experience

    Week of January 23, 2002

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    December 27, 2000


    Week of December 27, 2000

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    November 15, 2000

    Slimin' the City

    When it comes to Election Day problems in St. Louis, the politicians' rhetoric doesn't match the reality

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    October 4, 2000

    Show-Me Neglect

    "Deadbeat dads" in the Missouri governor's mansion

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    July 26, 2000

    A Cheney Link to St. Louis

    Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000

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    December 29, 1999

    The Dogs Bark, The Caravan Moves On

    St. Louis comings and goings in anno Domini 1999

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    November 10, 1999
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    October 13, 1999


    Fresh from alienating black voters over the Ronnie White fiasco, will Sen. John Ashcroft take on Catholics in his drive to defeat Senate rival Gov. Mel Carnahan?

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    October 13, 1999
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    May 26, 1999

    Guns and Poses

    Frenzied politicians do the Littleton shuffle

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    May 19, 1999
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    December 30, 1998
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