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How Betsy DeVos Bought A Governor's Race For Senator Roy Blunt's Son

Randy Turner | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Randy Turner

A Huffington Post report Thursday revealed how much money Betsy DeVos and her family have contributed to the senators who are scheduled to vote next w...

Former Missouri State Senator Jeff Smith Reflects On Going From Politics To Prison

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.01.2015 | Crime

It was 2009, and Jeff Smith was serving in the Missouri state Senate when a campaign misstep from his 2005 congressional run came to light -- one that...

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

Power Dem's Potential Huge Christie Hint | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

A New Jersey Democrat is saying that his recent argument against political endorsements does not mean he's sitting out this year's gubernatorial battl...

John Celock

Christie Challenger Makes Big Announcement | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial nominee Barbara Buono has qualified for state matching funds in her uphill race against Gov. Chris Christie (R). ...

John Celock

Despite Rule, Christie Dems Face Little Short-Term Retaliation | John Celock | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

Although New Jersey Democratic Party rules would impose immediate consequences for the 37 Democratic elected officials who have backed Gov. Chris Chri...

John Celock

FBI Sitting In On New York Lawmaking | John Celock | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

The New York political scene has been shaken up by the revelation that a former New York state senator sentenced to prison Thursday on corruption char...

Daughters Remove 3,000-Pound Tractor Off Dad's Chest

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.11.2013 | Weird News

Oregon farmer Jeff Smith has two reasons to live -- his teenage daughters, Hannah and Haylee. And they're the reasons he's alive today. They manage...

Tea Party Lawmakers Push Questionable Idea

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Two Tea Party lawmakers in Mississippi have proposed legislation to create a permanent committee charged with nullifying federal laws the state does n...

John Celock

Tea Party's Shocking Family Values Claim | John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party group in Kansas is saying that a Democratic candidate for the state House of Representatives should not be elected because he does not hav...

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...

John Celock

'You Had Republicans Shooting Themselves In The Foot' | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

With Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on track to win Missouri and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) struggling to win a second term in the Show Me...

Republican Declines To Discuss Akin's Fate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for governor of Missouri criticized Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments Tuesday but declined to say whether or not Akin shou...

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 ...

Food TV Show Pioneers Through The Years (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Life magazine's gallery of food TV celebrities from their rich archives reminds us that the uber-chefs of the Food Network weren't the first to cook o...

Dan Hynes' Tax Plan Would Shield Illinois Legislature, Governor From Tax Hike and Other Campaign News

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

If Hynes ultimately were to become governor and enact his plan, the entire Illinois governing class would be exempt from an Illinois income tax increase. Oops.