Despite ‘clearly reckless’ actions, Roy Blunt says Trump should not resign

BY: - January 10, 2021

Despite “clearly reckless” actions by President Donald Trump that incited a mob that overtook the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt said Sunday morning on Face The Nation that Trump should not resign. “It would be up to him but my view would be what the president should do is now finish the last […]

Eric Schmitt denies involvement in call for Trump supporters to march on U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 9, 2021

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt denies any knowledge of a robocall by an arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) encouraging “patriots” to participate in a march that ended in a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Schmitt serves as vice chair of RAGA. The Rule of Law Defense Fund, the 501(c)(4) […]

‘Reckless pandering’: Josh Hawley’s woes grow as another major backer abandons him

BY: - January 8, 2021

The list of Missouri supporters abandoning U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley grew Friday, when a prominent early backer accused him of “an act of reckless pandering” by raising objections as electoral votes were counted. Sam Fox of St. Louis, ambassador to Belgium during President George W. Bush’s administration, joined former Sen. Jack Danforth, and Joplin businessman […]

Biden expected to distribute all available vaccine doses to states

BY: and - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — More COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available to states sooner under changes that the incoming Biden administration is expected to make to how the Trump administration has been allocating those shots. That’s according to comments a Biden transition spokesman made to CNN on Friday, indicating that President-elect Joe Biden will shift to “releasing available doses immediately.” […]

Multiple investigations opened into the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer in pro-Trump riots

BY: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON—A Capitol Police officer died late Thursday from injuries he sustained while a violent mob breached the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were set to vote to certify the presidential election results. The officer, Brian Sicknick, died at 9:30 p.m. at a local hospital, according to U.S. Capitol Police. His death is being investigated by several […]

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing a self-pardon

BY: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Among the factors undergirding the new effort by House Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump again is a controversial legal theory that doing so could bar him from pardoning himself, according to those involved. The theory is among the many reasons — and there are many, as tempers still flare after an violent […]

Major Josh Hawley donor calls for him to be censured by the U.S. Senate

BY: - January 7, 2021

A Joplin businessman who helped bankroll Sen. Josh Hawley’s first campaign denounced him on Thursday as a “political opportunist” who used “irresponsible, inflammatory, and dangerous tactics” to incite the rioting that took over the U.S. Capitol Building. In a statement late Thursday, David Humphreys, president and CEO of Tamko Building Products, added his voice to a […]

National Guard sent to D.C. as police defend response to mob takeover at Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — A day after a violent mob seeking to overturn the election forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, the chief of the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting that building and those who work inside said Thursday that “a thorough review” is underway of the incident and the security procedures that fell short. […]

Last known widow of a Civil War veteran dies in Marshfield

BY: - January 7, 2021

The last known living link to a person who served in the Union Army was severed in December when 101-year-old Helen Viola Jackson, widow of a Missouri soldier, died in a Marshfield nursing home. For the first 98 years of her life, Jackson was known as a woman who had never married. She had no […]

With rioting mob driven from Capitol, Congress certifies Biden win over Josh Hawley’s objections

BY: , and - January 7, 2021

After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley continued his push on Wednesday to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. But his efforts were for naught, as lawmakers early Thursday certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner. Hawley, who became the public […]

Woman shot during U.S. Capitol riots dies

BY: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — A woman was shot inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday during a riot provoked by Trump backers and later was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Officials did not provide details on the woman, her hometown or which hospital she was taken to. U.S. Capitol Police did […]

Cori Bush joins calls for Trump impeachment following riots at U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and senators had not yet emerged from a Capitol lockdown caused by a mob of violent, rioting Trump supporters before key Democrats began calling for impeaching the president and consequences for politicians who egged on the violence. Progressive members of the U.S. House, including congresswomen who are members of the […]