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State Lawmakers: More Guns In Schools!

AP | SUMMER BALLENTINE | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearm...

State Lawmakers Enact 3-Day Waiting Period For Abortion

AP | By DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of le...

Missouri Executes Inmate For Killing 2 In Robbery

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 11.09.2014 | Crime

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate convicted in a 1998 robbery and double murder was put to death Wednesday, the eighth execution in the stat...

Searching for Human Truths in Ferguson

Eric Mink | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

Whatever the particulars of the Michael Brown shooting, the resentments of African-Americans originate in violations of these universal human needs and longings, violations stretching back generations, some continuing today in all too many places.

Sam Levine

Ferguson Protests Reach White House Doorstep With Call For Prosecutor To Resign | Sam Levine | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of activists carried 900,000 petitions to the gates of the White House on Thursday afternoon demanding that Attorney General...

Jay Nixon Names New Public Safety Director

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet...

Sam Stein

Nixon Orders National Guard To 'Begin Systematically Withdrawing' From Ferguson | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

In a sign that tensions in Ferguson are continuing to de-escalate, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has ordered the state’s national guard to begin withd...

State Senator Explains Why She Tweeted 'F*ck You' To Missouri's Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

The state senator who tweeted "fuck you" to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) last week defended her harsh choice of words, saying that "anyone who's go...

Jay Nixon Calls Off Ferguson Curfew

AP | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch...

Nixon Orders National Guard To Ferguson

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of...

Ferguson's Lessons for the Fall Semester

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.17.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

As students return to school this fall with the echoes of gunshots and angry protests reverberating across the country, how will teachers address the lessons of Ferguson? Will they even be able to do so?

Sabrina Siddiqui

MIssouri Democrat: Police Across America Are Not Diverse Enough | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After another night of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of Michael Brown, Rep. Lacy ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Missouri Governor Accuses Ferguson Police Of Attacking Michael Brown's Character | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday criticized the Ferguson police for releasing a video allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing a con...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Missouri Governor Defends Curfew Despite Violent Clashes In Ferguson | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Sunday defended his decision to impose a curfew on Ferguson, Missouri, as protesters continued to clash with polic...

Nixon Declares State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has signed an order declaring a state of emergency and ordering a curfew in Ferguson, he announced in a press conference o...

Jay Nixon: 'Nothing Should Deter Figuring Out How And Why Michael Brown Was Killed'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spoke to the media about the situation in Ferguson shortly after the Ferguson Police Department revealed the name of the offic...

Missouri Lawmaker Tweets 'F*ck You' To Governor Jay Nixon

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

A Missouri state senator who was tear-gassed while protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, vented her frustration with Gov. Jay Nixon (D) in blunt terms ear...

Photos Show Stark Contrast In Ferguson Following Security Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Just 24 hours after police SWAT trucks, riot gear and tear gas defined protests of Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, an entirely d...

Missouri Governor Admits Even He Doesn't Know Who Killed Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

For all the people who are frustrated that the name of the police officer who shot Michael Brown has not yet been released, don't look to Missouri Gov...

Jay Nixon: Missouri Highway Patrol Will Take Over Supervision Of Security In Ferguson

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of...

Jay Nixon Vows Change In Ferguson Police's Response

AP | JIM SALTER & JIM SUHR | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that unspecified "operational shifts" are ahead for law enforcement in the St. Louis su...

Report: St. Louis County Police To Be Withdrawn From Duty After Ferguson Protests

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

The St. Louis County Police Department will no longer be involved in policing Ferguson, Missouri, the suburban community rocked by protests after the ...

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Concealed Weapons

AP | Posted 09.13.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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.