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New Group Organizes To Punish Politicians Who Push Voter Suppression Laws

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) announced Tuesday that he is starting an advocacy group to punish elected officials who advance re...

This Is A Golden Opportunity For Democrats

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Scott Lilly

The Democratic Party is just about as badly bruised right now as I have ever seen it. Potentially, however, it faces the brightest future it has had in decades.

Jason Kander Concedes To Roy Blunt In Missouri Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Democrat Jason Kander conceded to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in Tuesday’s election for Missouri Senate, signaling a victory for an incumb...

Have You Done Everything You Can?

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

As the frantic final hours tick away, here are some last-minute recommendations.

Missouri's Roy Blunt Should Be Voted Out Of Office

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Imagine that you were just diagnosed with end-stage heart failure. The doctor shakes her head, makes a tch-tch sound with her mouth, and explains you have a 50% chance of living two more years-- and that there is no cure.

Roy Blunt's Senate Challenger Can Assemble An AR-15 Blindfolded

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Jason Kander, the Democratic challenger trying to unseat Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in November, is calling out Blunt for not supporting ti...

Stem Cell Supporter Or Obstructionist? Kander vs. Blunt in Epic Missouri Senate Struggle

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What if there was a cure for a terrible disease you or a loved one suffered from--but a politician passed a law against that cure? Sound ridiculous? Maybe not. Consider Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (66), Republican, who has been in office for more than twenty years, and who seems to judges medical science by his ideological opinions.

For Roy Blunt, One Staff Salary Makes Up Most Of PAC Spending

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt was nowhere to be found at his party's nominating convention in Cleveland this week, despite being vice chair of the Senate Republican conference.

Roy Blunt Already Has A 2016 Challenger

AP/The Huffington Post | By DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander launched a Democratic challenge Thursday to U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, criticizing the...

Chita Rivera Chats 'The Visit' at Williamstown Theatre Festival

Steve Schonberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Be it a cliché, the adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" may be the best way to describe the latest production of "The Visit" opening this week at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

How One Radio Station Silenced Rick Perry

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is being told "don't mess with Missouri" as he tries to lure the Show Me State's businesses to Texas. KTRS Radio in St. L...

John Celock

Dem Asks Rick Perry To Explain Obamacare Request | John Celock | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Missouri's secretary of state suggested to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) that rather than luring businesses to Texas during his trip to Missouri next week...

The Frightening Future of Campaign Finance Laws

Jason Kander | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Jason Kander

We've had a virtually lawless campaign finance system in Missouri for more than four years. Here's what it looks like.

John Celock

Dem: Zero Voter Impersonation Cases | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) released a report Thursday indicating problems with the strict voter identification requirements containe...

31-Year-Old Considers Bid To Replace Kerry

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

A 31-year-old state senator from western Massachusetts has announced that he plans to start exploring a bid to replace U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)....

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Loses Honorary Title | John Celock | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State-elect Jason Kander, a 30-something war veteran, will soon take the mantle of the nation's youngest statewide elected offic...

John Celock

Afghanistan Vet Beats Back Voter ID Advocate | John Celock | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

A last-minute infusion of $525,000 from a Washington, D.C., Republican group did not propel a Republican voter identification advocate into the Missou...

John Celock

GOP Hopeful's Big Boost Part Of National Effort | John Celock | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

The Republican State Leadership Committee, a Washington-based political group, has donated $525,000 to the Republican nominee for Missouri secretary o...

Veterans Group Launches New Ad Buy

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A progressive veterans group is launching a $1.25 million ad campaign targeting three Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls as the election enters its final...

Missouri Democrat Channels Ohio Repubican

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Combat boots are back in fashion politically, as the Democratic nominee for Missouri secretary of state becomes the second statewide candidate this ye...

John Celock

Republican Gets Donation To Battle 'Zealots' | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

The Missouri billboard lobby offered thousands in free advertising to the Republican nominee for secretary of state in an effort to put someone in the...

John Celock

Republican Receives Eyebrow Raising $250,000 Donation | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Missouri secretary of state received a $250,000 donation from a St. Louis businessman who is pushing a statewide referendum...

John Celock

Fallout From 'Legitimate Rape' Comments Could Affect Other Races | John Celock | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Todd Akin's decision to stay in the Missouri Senate race following his controversial "legitimate rape" comments this week could have an impact on othe...

John Celock

GOP Candidate's Secret Weapon | John Celock | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

A Republican locked in a three-way primary for Missouri secretary of state may find his past advocacy for those with autism pushes him over the edge ...

GOP Candidate's Surprising Voter ID Comparison

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state sent out a tweet Thursday that compared voter identification to ID cards used in schools so stu...