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    July 17, 2014

    Dooley Attack Ad Accuses Stenger of Defending Human Trafficking Ring [VIDEO]

    After weeks of running feel-good, "Team Dooley" campaign spots, County Executive Charlie Dooley went on the offensive Wednesday with a campaign ad accusing challenger Steve Stenger of using victim-blaming tactics when he defended human traffickers as an attorney. Stenger has released two attack ads ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    8 Missouri Moments on the Daily Show and Colbert Report

    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:

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    October 3, 2013

    Dear John Boehner: Stop Making Those Stupid Faces on Live Television

    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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    July 2, 2013

    Ann Wagner Fundraising Pleas Say President Obama Personally Attacked Her -- But Did He?

    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 >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Claire McCaskill Endorses Hillary Clinton For President: "It's Important That We Start Early"

    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 >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Is Congresswoman Ann Wagner A Climate-Change Denier? Warns Of "Unsound Science"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Senator Claire McCaskill: "The Violence Against Women Act is Way More Popular Than I Am"

    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 >>

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    February 12, 2013

    14 St. Louis Celebrities Who Ought to Name a Candy After Themselves

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    St. Louis Dreams Come True? Creatives Launch Crowdsourced Marketing Campaign

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Dave Spence Watch Party: At Least the Spread Was Top-Notch

    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.

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    November 6, 2012

    Kendrick Lamar's Debut is One of the Most Important Hip-Hop Albums of Our Era

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Twitter Fight! Missouri Politicians Trade "Thug" Insults

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    "Abortion Survivor" Ad Debuts in Missouri, Makes Confusing Claims About Obama's Record

    Obama voted to kill babies, according to a vaguely creepy pro-life ad that hit Missouri televisions this week. Well... not quite...

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    August 23, 2012

    Is St. Louis Better Off with Obama or Romney? There's an App For That

    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 >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Sarah Palin Adds Sarah 'Steel-man' to Her Mama Grizzly Pack

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    As Obama Attacks Congress, McCaskill Becomes Vulnerable

    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 >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    October 4, 2011

    John Brunner Officially Enters U.S. Senate Race

    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 >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Germ-X Executive Needs Slogan for Senate Campaign; Any Suggestions?

    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 >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Sarah Steelman and the "Clean Super Committee" Petition

    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 >>

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    June 22, 2011

    How Much Does American Crossroads Hate Claire McCaskill?

    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 >>

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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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    March 7, 2011

    St. Louis Suburbs Shockingly Happy, Gallup Says

    Is Todd Akin your congressman? If so, you're probably pretty happy. ​The city of St. Louis may be a crime-ridden abyss. But our west-county suburbs ... whooboy, are they another story!That's latest from pollster Gallup, which (unlike those Daily Beast polls proclaiming random cities the "fattest" ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    U.S. House Voting to Defund Planned Parenthood

    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 >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Missouri Congressional Candidate: Don't Donate to Me

    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 >>

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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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    May 29, 2002

    Joyce Abusive

    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.