Roy Blunt

St. Louis County Democrat launches bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt

BY: - February 8, 2021

Scott Sifton, a former Democratic state senator from St. Louis County, officially launched a campaign on Monday to unseat GOP U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt. Sifton, 46, is the first Democrat to join the campaign. He announced his intention in a web video that focused as much on Missouri’s other senator — Republican Josh Hawley — […]

‘End this uncivil war’: Joe Biden takes oath of office with towering challenges ahead

BY: and - January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Calling on Americans to bridge the widening divisions in the country, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, completing the peaceful transition of presidential power on the same stage where a violent mob just two weeks ago sought to prevent him from taking office. Standing before an unusually […]

COMMENTARY

I thought I had a sure thing. After the D.C. insurrection, I’m not so sure

BY: - January 20, 2021

There’s an old poker adage that says, “if you look around the table and can’t figure out who the fish (that is, sucker) is, then you’re probably the fish.” In a very different realm of gambling, I had a recent experience evoking that maxim. Just after the Dec. 14 Electoral College vote, an old friend […]

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 […]

Majority of Missouri congressional delegation will object to Joe Biden’s victory

BY: and - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for today, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

Ann Wagner bucks Missouri GOP colleagues on electoral vote objections

BY: - January 4, 2021

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner on Monday became the first Republican in the Missouri congressional delegation to say publicly that she will oppose attempts to object to the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is leading efforts among Senators to keep President Donald Trump in office for a second […]

COMMENTARY

Census survey reveals COVID-19’s devastating impact in Missouri

BY: - December 4, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of Missourians are struggling to get by during our coronavirus public health emergency, including children, according to the recently released U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. While 40.8 percent of Missouri households report losing income since March, families with children under 18 have been especially impacted, with 51.4 percent reporting income loss. […]

COMMENTARY

After Trump loss, replace populism and pity parties with persuasion and pragmatism

BY: - November 25, 2020

Reflecting over these last few weeks as the president continues to attempt to undermine the outcome of the election with unsubstantiated claims of fraud that have been rejected by courts around the country, I am reminded of an important lesson I learned 14 years ago. On the morning of Nov. 8, 2006, I woke up […]

Republicans in Congress chime in on Trump claims of a stolen election

BY: - November 11, 2020

WASHINGTON—Some Republicans in Congress are agreeing with President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen from him, and backing legal challenges to voting results in states won by President-elect Joe Biden. “For the integrity of the electoral process, and the system that we have chosen to effectuate our democracy, we have got to […]