Missouri's got the Colbert bump. America's favorite late-night funnymen John Stewart and Stephen Colbert sometimes dip into Show Me State news for their fodder. Progress Missouri compiled their ten favorite Missouri moments on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report:
Here's one reason to donate to Rep. Ann Wagner, a Republican from Ballwin who represents Missouri's second congressional district: President Barack Obama is personally attacking her. So says Wagner in recent fundraising tweets and e-mails. "Did you hear what President Obama said about me?" she say ... More >>
If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she'll have at least one high-profile supporter from Missouri. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the Democrat who got national attention for her race against Todd Akin of "legitimate rape" fame, this morning formally endorsed a 2016 Clinton bid through R ... More >>
Is Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner a climate change denier? Organizing for Action-Missouri, the nonprofit offshoot of Barack Obama's reelection campaign, is staging a protest today to pressure Wagner to acknowledge that climate change is real. Why Wagner? The group says that the Missouri Republi ... More >>
Republican Senator Roy Blunt is not interested in passing a Violence Against Women Act that includes special protections for LGBT individuals and Native Americans, as we reported last week. When Daily RFT asked Blunt about it at the end of his recent press conference, he wasn't much interested in ta ... More >>
In the lead-up to this past weekend's Grammy Awards, Gut Check received a press release announcing singer Chaka Khan's new line of chocolates and candles, which were released in the Grammy "gift lounge" this past Thursday. The singer sure had fun naming these new products. The chocolates are called ... More >>
Try Googling 'Rally Saint Louis.' In between recent news items about a shooting at a local fast food chain and a final campaign push from Todd Akin, you'll see that a new organization seeking to market and promote St. Louis' reputation has gained an enthusiastic following. Rally Saint Louis held t ... More >>
It was never so much a victory party as it was a wake. A good wake, mind you. The kind with lots of drinks and a few hearty laughs. Still, the hint of death permeated the hotel ballroom at Dave Spence's watch party last night.
Charlotte, North Carolina, wasn't the only place where political insults were flying yesterday. Last night things got heated on Twitter after state Senator Jason Crowell (R-Cape Giradrdaeu) called Rep. Jamillah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) a "thug" and a "low life." Nasheed, no stranger to controversy, re ... More >>
Obama voted to kill babies, according to a vaguely creepy pro-life ad that hit Missouri televisions this week. Well... not quite...
If Romney takes the White House this November, you'll want to be a Maplewood resident. According to an app developed by two students from the University of California, Berkeley, the benefits of another term for Obama vs a new start with Romney will be felt very differently, zip code by zip code ... More >>
Sarah Palin has added a new mama grizzly to her pack. She recently filmed an ad for Senate hopeful Sarah Steelman, who faces a tight three-way primary race against Todd Akin and John Brunner. In the ad, Palin revives the 'Mama Grizzlies' motif she used throughout 2010. In the ad, Palin says S ... More >>
An interesting political article in today's New York Times pinpoints incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill as a potential casualty this November if President Obama continues to campaign on an anti-Congress platform. Experts say the oft-deadlocked Congress of last year is a fair target for President Obama ... More >>
Albert SamahaJohn Brunner's anti-establishment credentials make him a formidable candidate in the GOP Senate primary. Updated 11:30 a.m. to show that FEC guidelines do not make a distinction between money spent from contributions and money spent out of pocket when it comes to campaign disclosure ... More >>
vijon.comBrunner: Just the man to sanitize Washington?Three months after it was first reported elsewhere, the Post-Dispatch this morning adds credence to the news that John Brunner, chairman of the Vinita Park-based company Vi-Jon, will run for Senate in 2012. Brunner, a Republican, would face Sa ... More >>
Can Sarah Steelman ride the anti-Washington wave all the way to Capitol Hill?Republican Senate candidate Sarah Steelman has weak fundraising, subpar name recognition, and a primary opponent who has gained support from the seemingly powerful conservative wing of the party. Her only weapon may be ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Rep. Mike Pence doesn't want you to have these.As soon as today or tomorrow, members of the U.S. House of Representatives could approve bills to strip Planned Parenthood and other reproductive care centers of federal funding. Such a move would leave millions of low-income women nationwide without ... More >>
Here's a political development so shocking, it's won our prize for the press release of the day: There's someone running for Congress who doesn't want your money.Arthur Lieber doesn't want your money.Arthur Lieber of Creve Coeur, a Democrat running for the suburban St. Louis congressional seat cu ... More >>
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 >>
Nobody's ever voted for Joyce Aboussie, but the congressman, the governor, the mayor and the county executive don't do anything political without her.