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Mariah Stewart

Missouri Attorney General Sues Municipalities Over 'Predatory' Traffic Fines

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Thursday filed a lawsuit against 13 St. Louis County municipalities, alleging they violate a Mi...

Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

Samantha Lachman

Believe It Or Not, The Election Had Good News For Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Missouri and Montana delivered victories for voting access Tuesday, even as some voters elsewhere were disenfranchised by rest...

Missouri GOP Director Denounces Voter Registration Efforts In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Republicans are lashing out at activists in Ferguson, Missouri, who are using the protests over the death of Michael Brown -- an unarmed black teenage...

Missouri State Senator On Michael Brown Killing: Theft Does Not Equal Death

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

The Missouri state senator who was tear-gassed while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown, prote...

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...

Rand Paul Calls For Demilitarization Of Police After Ferguson Shooting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) added his voice to the chorus of politicians condemning police conduct in Ferguson, Missouri, following Saturday's fatal shooti...

Here's How Long You Have To Wait For An Abortion In Each State

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The Missouri legislature approved a measure on Wednesday that would mandate a 72-hour waiting period between required counseling and abortion. Only tw...

Laura Bassett

GOP Lawmaker Compares Abortion To Buying A Car

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in Missouri defended his controversial bill forcing women to have ultrasounds before abortions by comparing abortion to pu...

John Celock

State Lawmakers: Tea Party Fear Dominates GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some Democratic women state lawmakers say fear of the tea party is driving the Republican Party during the current federal government sh...

John Celock

State Lawmaker's Staffer Leaves Loaded Gun In Capitol Bathroom

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

A staff member for the speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives reportedly left a loaded gun in a men's bathroom in the state capitol building...

John Celock

Mark Kelly Praises State's Nullification Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

The husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords praised a Missouri Senate vote Wednesday night that will preserve federal gun laws in the state. Mar...

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.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Plans Assault Weapon Giveaway

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Missouri is planning to give away an assault weapon during a clay pigeon shooting fundraiser next month. State Senate...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

John Celock

Birther Lawmaker Teams With UN Program Conspiracy Theorist

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

A Republican Missouri state legislator with ties to the birther movement has joined forces with an activist who uses a Glenn Beck video as "proof" tha...

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...

GOP Lawmaker Questions If Liberalism Is A 'Mental Disorder'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Missouri, who was once accused of threatening to kill a political rival's aide, questioned on Monday whether liberalism ...

State Tries To Ease Background Checks

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

A North Carolina Senate committee Tuesday amended sweeping pro-gun legislation under consideration, to make it easier to buy a gun without a backgroun...

Rest Easy, Missourians

Melissa Hapke | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago
Melissa Hapke

The Missouri legislature passed three sweeping bills late Wednesday that will help create jobs for the state. Wait, what? They didn't actually do that?

John Celock

Extreme Consequences From GOP Lawmakers' Late Night

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature passed the nation's most extreme gun protection bill, along with bans on Islamic law and the United Nat...

John Celock

Gun Battle Reignites Border War

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives advanced two more pro-gun measures this week in an effort to compete with neighboring Kans...