Elections

Sheena Greitens pans push for her emails by news org that used to employ her ex-husband

BY: - September 7, 2022

Former Missouri First Lady Sheena Greitens says she fully complied with a massive public records request for her work emails by a conservative news organization that once employed her ex-husband — and that it produced no evidence of political collusion.  In April, a reporter from Just the News filed an open records request with the […]

Missouri Senate hopefuls spar over debates, with press association forum set for next week

BY: - September 7, 2022

Along with leaves turning colors, the fall in even-numbered years often features political campaigns sparring over who is and is not willing to debate. And this year, that biennial squabble is between the candidates seeking Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat. Attorney General Eric Schmitt, the Republican nominee, slapped first, with a tweet on Tuesday accusing […]

Missouri secretary of state throws support behind controversial election theory

BY: - September 6, 2022

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has lined up behind a U.S. Supreme Court case legal experts believe could radically reshape how federal elections are conducted by handing more power to state legislatures and blocking state courts from intervening.  Ashcroft announced last week that his office had filed an amicus brief in support of Republicans […]

Lawmakers ask Missouri governor to add marijuana legalization to special session agenda

BY: - September 2, 2022

A bipartisan group of lawmakers and activists are calling for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to include marijuana legalization on the agenda of the legislature’s upcoming special session.  The group also announced the launch of a campaign aimed at defeating a marijuana legalization constitutional amendment set to appear on the November ballot. The legislature is set […]

Sounding the alarm on extremism, Biden says ‘MAGA Republicans’ pose threat to democracy

BY: - September 1, 2022

President Joe Biden on Thursday issued a warning against what he described as “MAGA Republicans” and extremist threats to the nation, reminding Americans that democracy is not guaranteed. “We have to defend it. Protect it. Stand up for it. Each and every one of us,” Biden said in his remarks, delivered outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall. […]

Lawsuit seeking to knock marijuana legalization off Missouri ballot faces tight deadline

BY: - September 1, 2022

Whether or not Missourians will vote this November on legalizing recreational marijuana could be determined next week.  Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker faces a Sept. 13 deadline to rule in a lawsuit seeking to block the marijuana initiative petition from the ballot.  The lawsuit, which was filed last month, argues the petition changes […]

Sheena Greitens scores victory with order shifting custody case to Texas, attorney says

BY: - August 31, 2022

A Boone County judge granted former Missouri First Lady Sheena Greitens’ request to move the child custody dispute with her ex-husband to Texas, her attorney confirmed Wednesday. The ruling, issued Friday but still under seal by order of Associate Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider, gives Sheena Greitens the thing she asked for soon after her ex-husband […]

Biden touts public safety record, knocks GOP defenders of Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol

BY: - August 31, 2022

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. —  President Joe Biden knocked defenders of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol while touting his recent public safety policy wins in a visit to Pennsylvania on Tuesday. “You can’t be pro-law enforcement and pro-insurrection,” Biden said. The president also referenced the FBI search at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago residence […]

Poll shows strong lead for Eric Schmitt in Missouri U.S. Senate race

BY: - August 26, 2022

Missourians are disgruntled with their government and pessimistic about the economy, a new poll from Saint Louis University and YouGov suggests. They also want tighter gun laws, fewer abortion restrictions and seem poised to send Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the U.S. Senate. The poll of 900 likely voters conducted between Aug. 8 and […]

How election-denying GOP governors could tilt the 2024 presidential election

BY: - August 25, 2022

Republican candidates who claim that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump have been nominated for governor in four critical swing states, raising concerns that if elected they could try to sway election results in 2024 and beyond. In Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Republican primary voters elected a candidate who has denied the […]

Missouri Dems expect boost from marijuana campaign, but split on whether it’s good policy

BY: - August 25, 2022

Nearly every day, Crystal Quade is somewhere in Missouri knocking on doors.  As Democratic leader in the Missouri House, Quade is hoping to help her party put a dent in the GOP supermajority that’s dominated the state legislature for more than a decade.  And when she heard the news earlier this month that a proposed […]

Missouri’s new voter ID law faces lawsuit claiming it’s unconstitutional

BY: - August 24, 2022

Voting-rights advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that a new law requiring Missourians to present a government-issued photo ID to vote is unconstitutional. While lawmakers have approved voter ID laws numerous times, and voters signed off on putting it in the state constitution in 2016, the proposal has never withstood a legal challenge.  The voter […]