After eighteen months of sitting in the corner like a pouting toddler, former Missouri Representative Todd Akin thinks he's paid his dues for telling rape victims their wombs magically divine the difference between "legitimate rape" sperm from dirty, out-of-wedlock sex sperm. Sick of feeling like a ... More >>
Missouri didn't get a whole lot of attention in the 2012 presidential race, but things could be quite different in 2016. That is if the mayors of St. Louis and Kansas City have their way. Kansas City is buzzing this week about the potential for the city to host the 2016 Republican National Convent ... More >>
John Pa and Matt Seilback of Anastasis Films have done bleeding heart St. Louis pride. They've done a truly badass campaign ad. And now they're back at us with a hilarious political parody in cartoon form!
In the latest New Yorker issue, staff writer Ryan Lizza describes President Barack Obama's re-election campaign as a "high-risk" strategy of two phases: First, "soften" challenger Mitt Romney early with negative TV ads over the summer (the "air war"), then rely on droves of grassroots volunteers to ... More >>
If life in St. Louis is better than it was four years ago, it still ain't got nothin' on the summer of 1916--the last time we hosted the Democratic National Convention. You might remember that in 2010, St. Louis was a finalist to host the convention that brought 35,000 people to Charlotte, NC this ... More >>
With the Democratic National Convention kicking off last night and some old crazy guy yelling at a chair last week, it's beginning to look a lot like election season everywhere you go. Only, there's a teensy problem going on at the St. Louis County Board of Elections: They're about a thousand poll ... More >>
The Chicago Young Republicans face the nearly impossible task of winning Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago -- and the rest of Illinois -- for Mitt Romney this November. So what do they do when the going gets tough? Why sing a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," of course. 'Cause, you know, ... More >>
When metal demigod Dave Mustaine isn't raising eyebrows with his kind words about GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, he's usually melting faces as the frontman for Megadeth. With so many years of rocking under his proverbial belt, Mustaine is entitled to some of the finer things in life. But a ... More >>
It's a time-honored tradition: A candidate for political office starts walking out for stump speeches to the strains of a hit by a band that doesn't agree with his views. Cease-and-desist letters follow. This week's episode stars one Newt Leroy Gingrich, who has been using "Eye of the Tiger" dating ... More >>
Rep. Ryan supports Rep. Akin's (above) "principled approach to fiscal responsibility" but hasn't officially endorsed him.There was a bit of confusion late last week over whether U.S. Congressman/GOP Golden Boy Paul Ryan officially endorsed Congressman Todd Akin in his campaign to unseat Senator C ... More >>
Can you feel it? Discontent has been in the air this week. The news has been full of #OccupyWallStreet and its various regional sympathy protests. On the face of it, it's hard to think of something more diametrically opposed to the Occupy movement than "Defending The Republic," a rally/appearanc ... More >>
Face it: St. Louis just can't cover up all its zits.Sure, the 2012 Democratic Convention could bring millions of dollars to the St. Louis economy. And, yes, it would be a great way for St. Louis to showcase to the world its recent downtown renovations -- City Garden, Washington Ave., Post Office ... More >>
The first round of the 2010 campaign season is about to come to an end in Missouri with next Tuesday's primaries. And while the fate of dozens of political wannabes hangs in the balance, it will be just a smattering of voters who determine their future. Yesterday, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan ( ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, November 22. Dante's, 3221 Olive Street.
The Catholic Worker community on the north side of St. Louis makes a cameo appearance in a just-released documentary about a cross-country bus trip undertaken to gauge America's mood in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election. The program, entitled The Great American Detour, aired on the cabl ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, November 3. FUBAR, 3108 Locust Street.
Before he suspends his campaign for two days to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will appear on KATZ-AM (1600 AM) and KMJM-FM (104.9 FM) at 1 p.m. today.
Former U.S. Senators (and presidential candidates) George McGovern and Bob Dole win this year's World Food Prize. (AP) Consumers taking budget-shopping lessons from...retail stores? (New York Times) All the winners at this year's Great American Beer Festival (Link PDF). - Ian Froeb
Amid the sauntering models and flashy St. Louis Fashion Week attendees Tuesday night at the Contemporary Art Museum, a few people stopped to register to vote. Art the Vote, an organization seeking to sign up youth and artists alike, set up two tables in the lobby of the museum around 5:45 p.m. The ... More >>
We're just living in it
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of the Riverfront Times' sister paper in Kansas City, the Pitch, which is about nine miles from Independence. Obama's campaign has also taken him to Unity, New Hampshire recently. Could it start a political trend where stump speeches are only ... More >>
Nobody understands Mormonism, let's be honest. All those weird undergarments, prohibitions on "hot" drinks, and multitudes of blond children. And nobody understands Mitt Romney, either. But, with a careful analysis of contemporary Mormon films we might be able to understand them both a little bit be ... More >>
If you hew to the axioms that voters tend to punch their ballots where they place their money and that Missouri is the bellwether of the nation, then the next president of the United States will be…Mitt Romney. As of December 30, by the calculations of the Federal Election Commission, Romney had c ... More >>
"When Barack Obama asked the crowd yesterday in Kansas City whether there were any Cardinals fans in the audience, it first seemed like he had pulled one of those classic rock concert screw-ups by mixing up what town he was in," blogs Eric Barton of Kansas City's Pitch, RFT's other-end-of-the-inters ... More >>
www.blogactive.com Tonight at 10 p.m. is the grand opening of the new casino Lumiere Place -- maybe you've heard about it? -- featuring Hubert Keller's Burger Bar and (next month, supposedly) his steak house Sleek. Not to be outdone, today Harrah's (777 Casino Center Drive) is unveiling its new $ ... More >>
Week of February 8, 2007
In his final term, Dick Gephardt goes AWOL
Michael Moore swings through our state
St. Louis turns its lonely eyes to Al
Week of January 14, 2004
Angry comedian Lewis Black is worried about St. Louis' mold count
Ashcroft deserves a better role in the Enron scandal
Steve Fossett, hot-air balloonist
With this presidential debate, the highlights didn't come from Bush or Gore
Nader and Sons
Ralph Nader tries to derail the corporate-sponsored presidential debates with a lawsuit. Protesters have their own plans to disrupt the Bush-Gore affair at Wash. U.
Following the greenbacks as Missouri gears up for Super Tuesday