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Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Concealed Weapons

AP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed g...

Apparently Some States Have Official Exercises. Missouri's Is The Jumping Jack.

AP | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arms up! Legs out! The jumping jack is about to become Missouri's official state exercise. ...

Abortion Waiting Periods Are an Insult to Women

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Do right-wingers believe women need extra time to think about important decisions because they are: a) emotional, b) easily distracted, or c) old-fashioned dumb. Specifically, I'm thinking about what happened this week in the Show Me State.

Gov. 'Walkin' Joe' Teasdale Dies

Reuters | Kevin Murphy | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 8 (Reuters) - Joseph Teasdale, a former Missouri governor who got the nickname "Walkin' Joe" because he campaigned on foot acr...

Inmate Executed For Killing Couple During 1993 Cattle Robbery

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 06.22.2014 | Crime

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal...

Gov Endorses Keystone Pipeline

AP | JORDAN SHAPIRO | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is in favor of the proposed oil pipeline route through the middle of the United States, joining o...

Why Some State Lawmakers Don't Want You to Get Free Help From Obamacare Navigators

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

To discourage folks from signing up for coverage on the Obamacare exchanges, Republican lawmakers in several states have pushed through bills making it difficult for people to get free help from specially trained "navigators" authorized by the ACA.

Conservatives Plot New Strategy For Defying Gun Laws

AP | JORDAN SHAPIRO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmake...

Dem, GOP Govs Place Bet On Big Bowl Game

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) made a bet with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) over who would win the 2014 Cotton Bowl. The Oklahoma State Cowboys will ...

Dem Gov Calls Special Session To Fight For Big Jobs Project

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon wants state lawmakers back at the Capitol next week in hopes of persuading the Boeing Co. to land its new ...

Dem Governor Calls For End To 'Border War' With Neighboring State

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called Tuesday for a moratorium on his state's ongoing tug-of-war with neighboring Kansas over effor...

Larry Flynt Offers Support To Serial Killer Who Allegedly Paralyzed Him

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime

ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is getting support from an unlikely source: Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt,...

Dem Gov Has 'Defining Moment'

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the leader of a pro-gun, anti-tax state, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has prevailed against the odds – and sent a sobe...

John Celock

State Won't Be Able to Block Federal Gun Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri state Senate defeated an effort to nullify federal gun laws in the state by one vote Wednesday night. During a ...

GOP-Led Legislature Weighing Veto Override On Gun Measure

AP | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID A. LIEB, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers were deciding Wednesday whether to take the first shot in a poten...

Response to My Colleague on 'Hitler' Argument

Stacey Newman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Stacey Newman

I was extremely offended, as were many of my family, of your comparison of opposing policy views to the insanity of the Holocaust. Your comment was completely insensitive to those families throughout our state who have been forever altered by this horrific event in world history.

Lawmakers Vow Veto Showdown With Dem Gov

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Income tax cuts? No. Nullification of federal gun-control laws? No. New hurdles for public employee unions? No. Again and agai...

GOP-Backed Battle Turns Intense Over Dem's Veto

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Millions of dollars spent broadcasting ads. Alarming fliers and phone calls targeting homes. Politicians barnstorming from...

Dems Come To GOP's Aid To Help Pass Extreme Gun Bill

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With the help of a few Democrats, Missouri's Republican-led Legislature appears to be positioned to override Gov. Jay Nixo...

Battle Lines Drawn Over Dem Gov's Veto

The Kansas City Star | Jason Hancock | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

Whether or not Missouri fires the next shot in an ongoing economic border war with Kansas may come down to a battle between two men: Democratic Gov. J...

Dem Gov Weighs In On Contentious Gas Chamber Idea

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon isn't ready to embrace the idea of using the gas chamber to execute prisoners. Attorney General Chris Koste...

Trickery in Missouri Shows How Insurers Enhance Their Profits

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is facing a dilemma. Should he sign a bill that was intended to help many state residents get coverage for cost-effective health care that insurers often refuse to pay for? Or veto the bill because it is loaded with amendments that will benefit insurers?

States Mounting Big Movements Against Federal Laws

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agen...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Advance 'Paranoid Level Stuff'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Missouri lawmakers advanced two bills this week that would outlaw the government use of drones -- though they are rare in the state -- and the impleme...

Man's 3rd Murder Trial Splits Missouri Town

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.06.2013 | Crime

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — Balloons, flowers, hugs and a hero's welcome greeted Mark Woodworth when he walked out of jail on a cold Friday in February, ...