Peter Kinder

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    April 9, 2014

    Representative Rory Ellinger of University City Dead at 72

    Representative Rory Ellinger, one of Missouri's most progressive Democratic voices, died Wednesday morning after battling aggressive liver cancer. Ellinger made national headlines earlier this month when Governor Jay Nixon flew to Ellinger's University City district to sign his final bill -- vital ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Gun Privacy: Judge Says There's Only "Hearsay Evidence" Missouri is Sending Data to Feds

    As we reported earlier this week, Republican legislators have increased pressure on the Department of Revenue to prove that it is not collecting personal information of law-abiding gun owners and sending documents off to the federal government. But a judge has since issued an order in the lawsuit ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Guns: GOP Wants Missouri to Destroy Personal Documents Tied to Concealed Carry Permits

    Last week, we wrote about a lawsuit from a Stoddard County resident who was concerned that the Missouri Department of Revenue was violating his privacy by keeping records of his personal information when he went to apply for a concealed carry permit. Now, a group of Republican lawmakers say they a ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Photo ID Bill in Missouri? Controversial Proposal Sparks Voter Suppression Criticism

    Should Missouri residents be required to show photo identification if they want to vote in elections? Yes indeed, says Representative Tony Dugger, a Republican from Hartville, who is pushing not one, but two different measures to try and create stricter requirements for voters in Missouri. The effo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Missouri Legislature Overturns Nixon's Veto on Anti-Contraception Bill

    It's official: In Missouri, employers, insurance companies or anyone else involved in an individual's health care can legally refuse to cover the Pill. In a not-so-surprising move, both houses of the Missouri Legislature voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 749. SB 749 give ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Brunner, Kinder and Martin Favored to Win GOP Primary Contests, Poll Finds

    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 >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Peter Kinder Gets NRA Endorsement in Lt. Governor's Race, Rubs it in Brad Lager's Face

    Yesterday, incumbent Lt. Governor Peter Kinder issued a press release to gloat about the endorsement he's received from the National Rifle Association in his re-election race. His quote:"I am honored [that] the NRA and its many Missouri members have renewed their longstanding support for my service ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Exit Interview: Jake Wagman on Post-Dispatch and New Career

    Jake Wagman stepped down last week from his job as a political reporter at the Post-Dispatch to start an opposition research firm. Yesterday Riverfront Times caught up with the 33-year-old Wagman, who we once named St. Louis' best reporter, to discuss his new gig as a freelance sleuth and his memori ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Missouri Polls Shows Gingrich Leading, Brunner Rising, and Randles Edging Spence

    ​ With the presidential primary campaign circus coming to Missouri both next week (for the election that doesn't count) and next month (for the official caucus), we're likely to soon see a serious spike in the number of polls about us. Which means it's is a good time for some Horse Race talk. Publ ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Tidbits from Chuy Arzola, Sassy Jac's, Farmhaus

    The patio at Chuy Arzola​- WIth Dr. Gurpreet Padda and Ami Grimes having opened Diablito's Cantina nearby, changes were sure to follow at their other Mexican restaurant, Chuy Arzola (3701 Lindell Boulevard; 314-644-4430). Chuy Arzola is now essentially a bar, with a limited menu of such drink-frie ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Dave Spence Pumps $2 Million Into His Campaign

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence pumped a cool $2 million into his campaign yesterday. That is half a million more than Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, raised in the third quarter alone and nearly half as much as Nixon has in his entire war chest ($4.2 million at the end of the third ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Aldermanic Candidate Rose Green Seeks to Defeat a St. Louis Political Dynasty

    ​Down St. Louis Avenue, a few slanted blocks past North Grand Boulevard, there is a large green lawn sign promoting Rose Mary Green for 5th Ward Alderman. The sidewalks here are a bit dark, more reminiscent of the neighboring 3rd Ward than the livelier streets of Old North St. Louis at the eastern ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    The Unconventional Campaign of Mike Carter, Lieutenant Governor Candidate

    ​In 2008, Mike Carter ran in the Democratic primary for Missouri lieutenant governor and voted in the Republican primary for president. He likes the idea of government being run as a business but doesn't like the idea of privatizing certain government duties. He thinks there are "serious problems" ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Anyone Wanna Guess the Biggest Name to Attend Tammika Hubbard's Fundraiser?

    ​Updated 11:55 a.m. to show that the last day to register to vote for this election is tomorrow. Also with correct spelling of attribution. With less than a month before the special election, Tammika Hubbard remains the front-runner in the Fifth Ward Alderman race. She has deep political ties-- ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Steve Tilley Drops Out of Race for Lieutenant Governor

    Tilley, the 2012 lieutenant governor frontrunner dropped out of the race yesterday.​It's been a rough few weeks for Missouri Speaker of the House Steve Tilley. In mid-October he disclosed that he and his wife of eighteen years, Kellie, were divorcing. Then in early November, with the proceedings ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    Hundreds Flock to Jay Nixon's Downtown Fundraiser

    ​Daily RFT didn't get an invite* to Governor Jay Nixon's fundraiser yesterday, but apparently hundreds of other people did.A source in attendance tells Daily RFT that an estimated 600 people arrived last night at the Renaissance Grand downtown to support Nixon in his bid for re-election. David Pea ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Tough Going at the Missouri State Fair

    ​Man! First Lynryd Skynyrd canceled their show last week for health reasons, and now the power's out at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.Last night, a storm knocked over trees, power lines, tents and concession stands at the fairgrounds. The grounds are closed to the public this morning, but far ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Audio: John Ross Dispells Peter Kinder's Conspiracy Theory

    John Ross on the cover of the RFT in August 1998 under the headline, "Gunning for Congress."​The name John Ross made news yesterday when Peter Kinder told media outlets that Ross leaked the Riverfront Times a photo of the lieutenant governor and an ex-stripper named Tammy Chapman. Kinder went on t ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Race That Was Tour of Missouri Gets Top Three Finishers From Tour de France

    tourofmissouri.comThe third, and final, Tour of Missouri in 2009.​Next week marks the start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a.k.a. the race Colorado gained and Missouri lost following a political pissing match last year between Governor Jay Nixon and Lt. Governor Peter Kinder. During its three-y ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Dems Demand Explanation from Peter Kinder

    The Lt. Gov is allegedly so bad, Werner Herzog should make a movie about him!​Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder still hasn't gotten back to us with any sort of denial, rebuttal or explanation for the allegations coming from ex-stripper Tammy Chapman, who told Daily RFT that the Republican offered t ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Corporate Interest Group Accused of Writing Missouri Laws

    What is it they say about watching laws and sausage get made?​Missouri legislators have recently passed or attempted to pass at least a half-dozen state laws or resolutions written nearly word-for-word by a conservative corporate interest, according to an investigation by Progress Missouri.  ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Irony Alert! Sarah Palin Documentary Gets St. Louis Debut at "Smart Girl Summit"

    ​The wait is almost over. On Saturday, filmmaker Stephen Bannon brings his Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated to St. Louis as part of the Smart Girl Summit.Based on the name of that conference, you'd think it would be hard for Bannon to find a more discriminating local audience to screen his f ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Turning "F&*$ You, Moron!" Into Music

    Pitch-perfect tenor.​St. Louis isn't really known for being a town of whiners, but there are always situations that call for some ol' fashioned bitching and moaning. For example, why is it taking forEVER for spring to get here??!! Wainwright's out for the season? Are you kidding me??!! Peter K ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Nixon Wants Florida's Sloppy Seconds

    Kansas City Here I Come?​The Cardinals are scheduled to square off against the Royals in an interleague series beginning May 2 in Kansas City. Warning to all fans traveling by train: The tracks ain't exactly in perfect shape, and the schedule isn't always reliable. At least that's what Gov. J ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Non-Racist St. Louis Tea Party Has Odd Way of Showing It

    The handiwork of St. Louis Tea Party lobbyist Gary Wiegert's has been described as "race-baiting" -- and that's a Republican who said that.​We know. We know. Despite the findings of the NAACP and the curious links between its better-known mouthpieces and hate groups, the Tea Party is not a racist ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Ed Martin Maintains Online Presence, Rhetoric

    ​Ed Martin is not going away. But really, did you think he would? After barely losing his bid for Congress, the Republican from Missouri's Third District launched a new website this week to focus on two efforts near and dear: killing the federal health care overhaul and monitoring local elections. ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    What Options Does Ed Martin Have Left?

    Photo by Jennifer SilverbergMartin's gonna have to go to court to avoid a loss.​UPDATED below the jump. As Daily RFT reported earlier today, Republican challenger Ed Martin has refused to concede the 3rd Congressional District race to incumbent Democrat Russ Carnahan. But does it even matter? By a ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Kinder Unconcerned About Impact of Yesterday's Ruling on Health Care Lawsuit

    Kinder: Does this man look worried?​As you may have heard, yesterday a federal judge in Detroit struck down a Michigan lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the federal health care law passed back in March.So, we know what you're thinking now: Will that ruling impact a similar lawsuit t ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Obamacare Litigation Update: Missouri's Vote Today Could Actually Count

    Today, Missouri voters will weigh a measure that would reject a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care reform package -- the provision mandating that individuals either find insurance coverage, or pay a fine. Missouri votes on a referendum to stop Obama's plan today. ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Obama Visits Missouri Tomorrow to Talk Biofuels and Blunt vs. Carnahan

    Image sourceAt least one Missourian knows how to welcome the POTUS with open arms.​Q: How does the Show-Me State welcome the President of the United States?A: By filing a federal lawsuit challenging the health care legislation that currently stands as the crowning achievement of his first term in ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010
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    May 28, 2010

    Listen to Candidate Jay Nixon Poke Fun at the Tour of Missouri

    Belgian bike riders!? Ha, ha!!​By now we all know that Gov. Jay Nixon is no fan of the Tour of Missouri and did his very best to seal its doom. Click the screenshot below to see candidate Nixon in September 2008 mocking the bicycle race and poking fun at its participants -- in particular, Bel ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Tour of Missouri Organizers All But Concede That There Will Be No Race This Year

    Budget woes coupled with political infighting appears to have derailed the fourth running of the Tour of Missouri.​After months of pedaling uphill, it would appear that the Tour of Missouri, one of the most high-profile bicycle races in the U.S., has run out of steam and will have to cancel ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Jay Nixon: Ass Clown of the Week

    ​For the second time in two years, Jay Nixon has one a landslide election. Though something tells me da' governor isn't going to put this one on his resumé. Daily RFT readers this weekend overwhelmingly elected Nixon as their "Ass Clown of the Week." Nixon earned a whopping 53 percent of the vote ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Homophobes, Governors, Preachers and Artists: Who is Ass Clown of the Week?

    Who's it gonna be this week?​You know the rules: Read the following credentials and then cast your vote for the person whose words or actions you think made them the biggest Ass Clown of the past seven days. And the nominees...1. Lewis Greenberg: The Ballwin resident sentenced to 20 days in jail t ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Tour of Missouri Organizers Say Nixon's Staff is Not Coming Clean About Meeting Requests

    Updated at 3:45 p.m. The odds that there will be a Tour of Missouri this year are growing longer.​Top organizers of the Tour of Missouri, which is in serious jeopardy of being canceled this year, are furious with Gov. Jay Nixon and, in particular, his communications staff. "You have t ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    The Almost-Canceled Tour of Missouri Reportedly Generated $38.1 Million This Year / CC BY-SA 2.0​Looks like the 2009 Tour of Missouri -- the world-class cycling race that almost got shut down last summer -- ended up generating several million more dollars in spectator spending than previous editions. Daily RFT could not find an official c ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Last Jeff Smith Post: The Letters

    One supporter of Jeff Smith compared him to a Kennedy.​Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and an ex-girlfriend are among the hundreds of people who wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in the sentencing for former state senator Jeff Smith. The letters, along with some ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    St. Louis Out Drinks Kansas City 2 to 1 When Partying on Tour of Missouri's Largesse

    ​An audit of last year's Tour of Missouri reveals some eye-popping numbers on how the state spends money for its popular bicycle race. The audit, made public last week after the Associated Press filed a request for the document, shows that outside accountants found a number of probl ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Thursday, March 26: Morning's Newz

    Former St. Louis archbishop Raymond Burke is back in the news. Burke, who now serves on the Vatican's high court in Rome, says President Obama "could be agent of death" if other countries follow the president's support for abortion rights. State officials will no longer circulate the controversial m ... More >>

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    March 26, 2008
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    August 10, 2007
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    June 20, 2007

    Phantom of the Hood, Part 2

    A local developer continues to gobble up land on the city's north side.

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    September 12, 2001

    The Big Fix

    Public schools are broke all over, so why are only St. Louis and Kansas City getting charter schools?

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    June 20, 2001


    Week of June 20, 2001

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    June 13, 2001

    Power Play

    California's troubles slowed deregulation here, but Ameren is preparing to turn up the juice