Russ Carnahan

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    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    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 >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Primary Results: Akin to Face McCaskill, Clay Trounces Carnahan, Jones Wins City Treasurer

    Yesterday's Missouri primary resulted in a few surprises. The biggest, perhaps, was Congressman Lacy Clay's stunning victory over Congressman Russ Carnahan for Missouri's First Congressional District that includes all of St. Louis and much of the county. Clay garnered 63.2 percent of the vote to Car ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    At Dubliner, No Pity Party for Rep. Russ Carnahan as Numbers Rolled in

    Rep. Russ Carnahan showed up to his election results watch party last night with a concession speech written on some campaign flyers, folded up in his back pocket. Before taking to the podium at around 10:15 p.m. to concede defeat, Carnahan sipped a pint of Guinness and went around to thank the su ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Rep. Russ Carnahan Holds His Own on The Colbert Report

    Rep. Russ Carnahan was in the hot seat last night on Stephen Colbert's Better Know A District series on the Colbert Report.

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    July 20, 2012

    Russ Carnahan's Weird New Talking Mailer [VIDEO]

    Representative Russ Carnahan, in the increasingly heated battle against Representative Lacy Clay, has just released a talking mailer to his constituents, calling out Clay for his remarks about PayDay Loans. Right, a talking mailer. Like one of those singing birthday cards. Except this one yells, ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Facebook War: Does Russ Carnahan Know How to Untag Attack Posts from Lacy Clay?

    Rep. Lacy Clay's next big difference? "Our social media interns are better than your's."

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    July 12, 2012

    Reps Russ Carnahan, Jerry Costello Don't Join House Dems on Anti-DOMA Brief

    Representatives Russ Carnahan and Jerry Costello broke with House Democrats yesterday and kept their names off a brief urging a federal appeals court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Carnahan says he's committed t ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    The People vs. Public Transportation

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    State Supreme Court to Decide Whether Missouri's Redistricting Map Is Unconstitutional

    ​Redistricting is the straw that stirs the bitter, burning, 195-proof partisan cocktail we chug down while squeezing our noses every campaign season before waking up the morning after the election massaging our temples, cursing the gods, wondering why we keep putting ourselves through this madness ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Pro-Palestine Group Accuses Congressman Russ Carnahan of Refusing to Meet

    Russ Carnahan​For more than a month, members of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee have been angling for face time with Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan. But they say his staffers have been blowing off their calls and emails -- and ignored a deadline they set for getting a meeting on ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Russ Carnahan Honored by St. Louis Firefighters

    Carnahan (with Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr.) will soon be adding an axe to his tool shed.​We can officially say it now: Representative Russ Carnahan is getting the axe. What? Don't we have to wait for the 2012 elections for the fallout from redistricting -- when Missouri's shrinking population ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Rematch for Ed Martin and Russ Carnahan?

    Carnahan v. Martin: Once more with feeling?​Ed Martin announced today that he's running for Congress in Missouri's newly reconfigured 2nd Congressional District. Last November, the Republican with strong ties to the Tea Party lost a close race against incumbent Democrat Russ Carnahan for the 3rd C ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Russ Carnahan to Lacy Clay: "[Screw] You"

    Carnahan: What the eff did he just say!?​Russ Carnahan is apparently livid with his fellow St. Louis congressman, Lacy Clay, over redistricting in Missouri. As recently as April 1, Carnahan and Clay issued a joint press release condemning the plans drawn up by Republicans in Jefferson City to wipe ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Federal Funding Cuts Could Hurt St. Louis' China Hub Project

    Did our China hub just get grounded?​The House of Representatives today passed an FAA Reauthorization bill that could thwart efforts to create a trade hub with China at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The bill includes funding for the Airport Improvement Program that currently allocates $ ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Missouri Redistricting Map Kills Carnahan's District, Favors Republicans

    Photo: Chad GarrisonRuss Carnahan just had the rug pulled out from under him.​Yesterday state representative John Diehl (R - Town & Country) proposed the first redistricting map for Missouri following the 2010 Census. Due to faster growth elsewhere in the nation, Missouri is to lose a congress ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Someone Get the St. Louis V.A. a Dishwasher and a Box of Cascade, Post-Haste!

    kitchenaidmagnets.comPerhaps the solution is even easier. Maybe all the V.A. needs is a sign.​What's the deal with the John Cochran Medical Center? Officials at St. Louis' VA hospital this week announced they were halting all surgeries indefinitely after an inspection revealed unclean surgical equ ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Patients at Area VA Hospital Denied Soft Foods

    Hospital officials get saucy.​No applesauce for you! In a devastating account of medical malpractice, four nurses who work at the John Cochran VA Medical Center have come forward to reveal a litany of violations occurring inside their facility. Their disclosures were made public during a pres ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    And Then There Were Eight: Missouri Loses Congressional Seat

    ​Question: What do Arizona, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Tennessee and Maryland have in common? Answer: They're all states that either matched or eclipsed Missouri in electoral clout yesterday. That's right, Mizzourah. By dropping one electoral seat as a result of the new censu ... 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 8, 2010

    Ed Martin Concedes -- But Not Before Taking Swipes at Election Process

    Martin concedes even while continuing to suggest the election was stolen. ​Six days after the election, Ed Martin has conceded that he does not have enough votes to win the Third District race for U.S. Congress. The Republican challenger phoned incumbent Congressman Russ Carnahan this morning to c ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Okay, Who Inserted the Word "Blow" in the Sign Reading: "Ed Martin 4 Jobs"?

    Update 9:54 a.m. with comment from Martin campaign.Right-wing blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit was first to report the news yesterday with the headline: Awful Liberals Turn Classy Ed Martin Sign Into Vulgar Sexual Display. Yep, it seems someone has defaced a campaign sign for Martin along Interst ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Just to Clarify, Russ Carnahan Opposes Puppy Mills

    And they call it puppy love...​Updated at 1:58 p.m. with comment from Ed Martin's campaign.We weren't able to attend last Friday's debate between Congressman Russ Carnahan and Republican challenger Ed Martin (and token Constitution Party candidate Nicholas Ivanovich). That said, one thing from the ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Russ Carnahan, Ed Martin Debate Tonight!

    Yep that's right. Tonight is the real debate (not the fake ones) between Congressman Russ Carnahan and Republican challenger Ed Martin. The debate gets underway at 7 p.m. at the auditorium at Forest Park Community College. (Map here.) Another debate takes place Sunday at 7 p.m. at the community rec ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Ed Martin Video Game: Gobbles Emails, Wastes Tax Dollars​Russ Carnahan's congressional campaign today debuted an online video game featuring Republican challenger Ed Martin. Dubbed "Ed Martin is Hackman" the game is a riff on the '80s mainstay Pacman. Carnahan communication's director Angela Guyadeen says of the game: "The website us ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Martin and Carnahan Agree to Real Debates

    ​Unlike Ed Martin's faux debates last month (that he scheduled before giving Russ Carnahan time to respond), the Republican and Democratic congressional candidates have agreed to a pair of face-offs for later this month. The debates hosted by the League of Women Voters will also include the candid ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Ed Martin FOIA Request Reeks of Hypocrisy; Earns Great Zinger from Carnahan Campaign

    Ed Martin: All about transparency​So, let's get this straight. Back in 2007 political reporter Tony Messenger (then with the Springfield News-Leader) exposed how Ed Martin was deleting political emails sent from his government computer as chief of staff for Gov. Matt Blunt. Blunt told Messenger th ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Carnahan to Make Statement on Last Week's Firebombing

    Damage from last week's firebombing.​Update: Carnahan addresses allegations that suspect worked for campaign. Initial post follows...Finally some context! We here at Daily RFT have been inundated all day with emails and comments regarding last week's story on the firebombing of Russ Carnahan's cam ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Carnahan Addresses Allegations Firebomb Suspect Worked for Re-Election Campaign

    Daily RFTCarnahan: Says No. 1 priority is safety of his staff.​Correction to this story appears below.Congressman Russ Carnahan held a press conference today to address allegations that the suspect of last week's firebombing of his campaign headquarters worked for his re-election campaign. Carnaha ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Man Arrested for Firebombing Russ Carnahan's Campaign Office

    Source: Carnahan CampaignThe firebombing left some papers charred but created no major damage.​St. Louis police have arrested a 50-year-old white man in connection to the bizarre firebombing early yesterday of Congressman Russ Carnahan's campaign headquarters. The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Ed Martin Continues to Publicize Debates That Were Never Confirmed

    Martin: Bike rack, five minutes. If you're not there, I win!​Republican contender Ed Martin isn't backing down from the political debates he says he scheduled with Congressman Russ Carnahan -- even though it's doubtful that Carnahan's campaign ever agreed to the dates. In an email blast this morni ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Queer Debate: Did Ed Martin Inform Russ Carnahan Before Scheduling Face Off?

    edmartinforcongress.comEd Martin (left) wants his friend Martin Duggan to host the debates.​So, you'd think that a candidate for Congress would inform his challenger before scheduling a public debate between the two. But that's not what apparently happened when GOP challenger Ed Martin issued a pr ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Ed Martin: Ass Clown of the Week

    Winner of the losers: Ed Martin​Ed Martin can only hope he does as well in November's election versus Russ Carnahan as he did during last week's Ass Clown of the Week vote. The Republican candidate for Congress took more than 70 percent of the vote this weekend for comments he made last week sayin ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Ed Martin: Carnahan and Obama Want to Deny You God

    Ed Martin: Holier than thou.​So this is what it's come to? On Monday Republican candidate Ed Martin was on the "Dr. Gina Show" on 630 AM KJSL when the conversation with his fellow Tea Party patriot, Gina Loudon, turned to religion. As Martin puts its, one of the objectives of the incumbent he's ho ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Ed Martin Responds: "I Stand by What I Said; Carnahan and Obama Contemptuous of Liberty"​This morning Ed Martin fired off a statement of his own, defending the allegations he made this week that Obama and Congressman Russ Carnahan are covertly working to deny Americans the chance to discover God. Martin's response comes after he was ridiculed last night on MSNB ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Hearing in St. Louis Today into Cochran V.A. Hospital and Dirty Dental Equipment

    Carnahan: Says he wants answers to "deeply disturbing" allegations. ​The House Veterans' Affair Committee is holding a hearing today in the Eagleton Courthouse looking into revelations made earlier this month that as many as 1,800 people may have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV from improperly cl ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Loop Trolley: A Piece of Cake

    RFT photo​Loop impresario Joe Edwards held a press conference this morning outside his Blueberry Hill restaurant to celebrate yesterday's awarding of a $24-million federal grant for his latest dream: a trolley connecting Delmar Avenue to Forest Park. On hand today for the ceremony were Congressmen ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    A Common Sense Approach to Meth Finally Comes Before Congress

    Russ Carnahan​"After decades of failed methamphetamine policy - from increased sentences for nonviolent meth-related offenses to making every American show ID to buy cough medicine - Congress is finally learning what teenagers learn in high school economics: as long as there is a demand for someth ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Coffin Set Up on Congressman Russ Carnahan's Lawn

    Image viaCome on, you guys! It's just symbolism!​A death threat? A prank? Or an unusual expression of symbolism?Just WTF is up with the coffin that apparently appeared outside Congressman Russ Carnahan's Compton Heights home on Sunday night, in the course of the health care reform vote? Carn ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Tea Party Goes Crazier: Burn Russ Carnahan in Effigy, Spit on Mo. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

    St. Louis Tea Party lights it up for Carnahan.​This weekend's health care vote in the U.S. House brought out the radical, right-wing fringe (again). At a St. Louis Tea Party rally outside of Russ Carnahan's St. Louis office on Saturday, an angry mob threw shoes at a photo of the congressman before ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Jeff Smith Resigns Missouri Senate, Pleads Guilty to Two Felonies

    Jeff Smith​Jeff Smith pleaded guilty today to two counts of obstructing justice. The first stems from an initial investigation into his failed 2004 campaign for U.S. Congress. The second charge comes from a follow-up investigation into his 2004 campaign conducted this year. According to a breaking ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Milton "Skip" Ohlsen -- The Man Behind State Sen. Jeff Smith's Possible Downfall

    Ohlsen arrested last summer for an outstanding warrant. ​Last time I reported on Milton "Skip" Ohlsen was back in February when he'd just been indicted on gun charges and mortgage fraud. Back then, a source of mine hinted that Ohlsen might make news again on an unrelated matter but couldn't go int ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Missouri Gets $23 Million for Clean Energy Russ Carnahan office today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has released $22.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Missouri."As Congress continues working on comprehensive e ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    Speaking of Mike Shannon's Unusual Grasp of Language...

    Last Friday I wrote about Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon's pronunciation butchering of Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano's last name. (According to Shannon, the pitcher's name sounds something like a breakfast cereal, as in Zam-BRAN-o.)Well, yesterday one-upped me big time with a hilario ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    U.S. Rep. Carnahan Target of Graffiti

    Vandals overnight spray-painted graffiti on a car parked at the Compton Heights home of Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District Rep. Russ Carnahan. Neighbors observed “TRAITOR” and “PSALM 2” written on one of Carnahan’s cars this morning. St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers right no ... More >>

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    August 10, 2005

    Not for Attribution

    A name-calling, race-baiting word war between two anonymous columnists? Unreal demands to mediate! Plus: Russ Carnahan goes to camp, a local blogger talks politics, and we try on a Beer Bra.

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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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    August 4, 2004

    Jerry Baby!

    We try to track down Jerry Berger, investigate what Carnahan is doing on the Flipside and learn about a Cosmological Flight Machine; plus, Bill Haas dishes the dirt and Unreal gets schooled at a "Rock, Paper, Scissors" tourney

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