RFT managing editor Ellis Conklin offers his two cents on the latest political ramblings in Washington D.C.Goodness, have you ever seen so much hand-wringing and over-the-top condemnation over Representative Joe Wilson's unfortunate discharge Wednesday evening when he derisively hooted, "You ... More >>
The U.S. Senate votes to increase the food-stamp rolls. (AP)You know who disapproved of President Obama's "beer summit"? The Women's Christian Temperance Union. For reals.Starbucks tries to make an impersonal coffee experience even more efficient. (Wall Street Journal)
After initially rejecting it, the U.S. House passes sweeping food-safety legislation. (Washington Post)Is the demand for meat behind the slaughter of horses in Florida? (AP)The ballyhooed 2005 vintage of Bordeaux is now a (relative) steal. (Wall Street Journal)
The U.S. House of Representatives votes down food-safety legislation. (Reuters)A new study, which looked at older studies, finds that organic food is not healthier than regular food. (Reuters)President Obama has chosen Bud Light as the beer of choice for his summit with Henry Louis Gates and police ... More >>
A committee in the U.S. House passes food-safety legislation. (Bloomberg)Be careful when you eat and drive. (Buffalo News)A truck carrying glaze for glazed doughnuts overturns near Seattle. Cue the Homer Simpson drooling sound.... (Q13 Fox)
www.joycemeyer.orgJoyce MeyerSeventeen months after the U.S. Senate Finance Committee launched an accounting inquiry into six television evangelists, one of those TV preachers -- Fenton's own Joyce Meyer -- says she's now financially square. Yesterday a Virginia organization called the Evangelical C ... More >>
A bipartisan effort in the U.S. Senate to strengthen the FDA's food-safety powers. (San Francisco Chronicle)A record number of British pubs closed last year, with much blame being assigned to a beer tax. (Guardian)The hottest cut of meat right now? Would you believe the cube steak? (New York Times)
Ousted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been criticized by anyone with a pulse over the past two months (compared to the previous six years, when the jabs were mainly given by Illinois residents.) And in defending himself since his December 9 arrest, the politician has often veered into the ... More >>
Hats off to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who shows us again that she's one of us, "our Claire" even, this time via Twitter:http://twitter.com/clairecmcOne thing though, now that McCaskill's home from "work" (a.k.a. the U.S. Capitol), only now is she going to focus? The devotion to college bask ... More >>
Robin CarnahanMissouri'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 ... More >>
Roland Burris, the man appointed by Blago to fill Obama's vacant Illinois senate seat, was officially sworn in this morning by Dick Cheney. Appropriate, no?
In November St. Louis' archdiocesan administrator, Bishop Robert Hermann, made headlines when he told church clergy: "I think any bishop here would consider it a privilege to die tomorrow to bring about an end to abortion." The bishop went on: "If we are willing to die tomorrow, then we should be ... More >>
From the "That Didn't Take Long" department of political humor, an eBay listing for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-Elect Obama and allegedly shopped around by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Bidding started at 99 cents and, as of this writing, has reached $51. Bidders, note: Free shi ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, February 12. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
The Rep knows how to celebrate an anniversary.
In his final term, Dick Gephardt goes AWOL
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?
Week of October 23, 2002
Jean Carnahan's shooting prowess could take her into the trenches
It's lonely at the top for Talent and Carnahan
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.
Ashcroft deserves a better role in the Enron scandal
Week of December 26, 2001
Republican hopeful can't seem to fight like a man
He deserves a taste of his own medicine in confirmation hearings
Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.
After 32 years, Bill Clay is retiring from his congressional seat. He wants to leave it to his son, but a crowded, eccentric field of candidates is contesting the will.