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Kit Bond

State's GOP Senate Kills Medicaid Expansion For 300,000

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri Senate voted 23-9 along party lines Wednesday to kill legislation expanding Medicaid eligibility to roughly 300,000...

Christina Wilkie

Former GOP Senator Can't Hardly Wait To Start Lobbying | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Bob Bennett plans to register as a corporate lobbyist on Thursday, marking the end -- to the day -- of the two-year period d...

Elise Foley

Outgoing GOP Senator Joins Lobbying Law Firm | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) is headed for a pay raise, announcing on Tuesday he'll be joining a high-profile law firm that lobbies on...

Big Oil's Bond: Senator's Sneak Attack on Clean Air Act

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Grant

With polluters pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into lobbying and political contributions this year, Big Oil and King Coal are hoping to keep Sen. Bond's anti-clean air spirit alive well into the next Congress.

Support a Patriot: Confirm Jim Clapper

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

I spent my entire adult life serving as a military officer where I was precluded from direct involvement in partisan political activity. I retired fr...

Jason Linkins

Kit Bond 'Not Convinced' On Shahzad-TTP Link | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back and forth we go on the whole "Faisal Shahzad is linked to the Pakistani Taliban" matter! Over the weekend, Attorney General Eric Holder and Na...

John Brennan's Recidivism Comments Much Like Condi Rice's In 2005

Politico | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pete King, Kit Bond and Lindsey Graham have all called for John Brennan's head in recent days -- King and Graham have cited Brennan's defense of the e...

Stimulus Opponents Privately Beg For Government Cash

Washington Times | Jim McElhatton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Christopher S. Bond regularly railed against President Obama's economic stimulus plan as irresponsible spending that would drive up the national ...

Jason Linkins

Abdulmutallab Interrogation Critics Now Insist They Deserve A Pass For Their Ignorance | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On yesterday's edition of "Meet The Press", John Brennan took the opportunity to blast his GOP critics for politicizing the war on terror. A worthy ca...

Sam Stein

McConnell: Larry King Is Better Interrogator Than FBI | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leading Republican senators stepped up their attacks on the administration Thursday for its handling of the interrogation of the Christmas Day bomber....

Conservatives Arrogantly Predict Democrats' Demise Despite More Republicans Retiring

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Perhaps it's not such a bad thing that worn out old codgers like Dodd, Dorgan and Voinovich move aside to allow some fresh blood to flow through the Beltway.

Kit Bond Pulls Out Of Intelligence Investigation

Washington Post | Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said Friday that they will no longer participate in an investigation into the Bush administ...

CIA Wants DOJ To Investigate Assassinations Leak

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA is none too happy about the recent disclosure of apparently inchoate "significant actions" canceled by Director Leon Panetta. After the activi...

Ryan Grim

Senate Republican Leaders Plan Closed Health Care Forum | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans may have found a way to keep public health care meetings at home from getting out of control: keep the public out. On Monday, Sena...

A Tale of Two Houses: Congress Debates the Peace Corps

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Sen. Leahy detailed how, during the Bush years, the Peace Corps had arrogantly ignored his repeated requests for information. I told him it was a new administration and a new time, but that didn't seem to matter.

Chris Dodd's Peace Corps: "The Ambitious Sense of the Possible"

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Dodd's bill was born not in his office in the Russell Building but in the tiny village of Moncion in the Dominican Republic more than forty years ago.

Sam Stein

Sen. Kit Bond: Obama Is Building A Banana Republic (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Kit Bond suggested on Thursday that the openness of the Obama administration to merely investigating the possibility of criminal activity during ...

Republican Senator Admits Torture Helps Al Qaeda Recruitment

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This is a good one. In the course of attacking Obama's decision to release the torture memos, GOP Senator Kit Bond appears to have admitted that the ...

Ryan Grim

Red States Gobble Up Omnibus Earmarks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If it's budget time, it's good to be a red state. And it's very good to be Mississippi. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Taxpayers for Co...

Are GOP Governors Who Turn Down Stimulus Money Unpatriotic?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Bobby Jindal is playing politics, branding himself and his party in an effort to return to power, all at the expense of the people of his state.

Democrat Robin Carnahan Will Run For Republican Kit Bond's Senate Seat

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robin Carnahan, scion of a Missouri political dynasty, announced Tuesday she's running for the seat set to be vacated by longtime Missouri Sen. Kit Bo...

2010 Missouri Senate General Election:
Head-to-Head Matchups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MO-Sen: Head-to-Head Matchups

GOP Sen. Bond: Obama Wants Judges Who Empathize With "The Gay"

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Taking the stage as one of the pre-program speakers at a Sarah Palin rally here in Rush Limbaugh's hometown, Sen. Kit Bond, R-Missouri, fired up the c...

GOP Senator Says Waterboarding Is "Like Swimming, Freestyle, Backstroke"

Talking Points Memo | David Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GWEN IFILL: I just would like to -- but do you think that waterboarding, as I described it, constitutes torture? SEN. KIT BOND: There are different w...

Kit Bond Tries To Backpedal From Waterboarding Comments

Crooks and Liars | Nicolle Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obviously, the Republican leadership has gotten to Sen. Kit Bond with the message: You're. Not. Helping. Our. Cause. by likening waterboarding to swim...