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Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones Backs Rudy Giuliani On Black-On-Black Crime

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R) took to Twitter on Monday in support of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), who suggested that white po...

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...

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...

Health Care for the Poor Without Wrecking Health Care for All

Robert Auerbach | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Robert Auerbach

There are ways to preserve and improve the system of excellent care that many insured people in the United States received before the effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Here are some suggestions to offer expanded health care for all.

John Celock

GOP Leader Touts Orly Taitz Connection

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Although he has downplayed his involvement in the past, the Republican speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives appears to defend his connecti...

Missouri House Speaker: 'Close, Personal Constituent' Made Me a Birther

Randy Turner | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

Perhaps the reason Tim Jones and his colleagues are pushing legislation that could cripple public schools, destroy unions and eliminate a state income tax is because of "close, personal constituents" like retired St. Louis billionaire Rex Sinquefield, who contributed $100,000 to Jones' reelection campaign.

It's Time to Use Test Scores to Determine Teacher Pay

Randy Turner | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

Let's base 100 percent of teacher pay on the results of standardized tests. But if we are to have true educational reform, a concept that seems to be lost when used by those who claim that mantle, I want the following conditions:

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Hopes Coming Out Stops 'Don't Say Gay'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Regret over voting against a bill that would have outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation and fears that the sponsor of the 'Don't Say Gay...

Missouri Bill Prohibits Discussion of Sexual Orientation in Classroom

Randy Turner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

If a former teacher has his way, the game will change forever in Missouri schools. The students will still have their constitutional rights -- it is the teachers who will have to shed theirs at the door.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Post Calls Same-Sex Marriage 'Legalized Perversion'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

A Missouri legislator's Facebook post -- shared on the timelines of other lawmakers -- contains a "California to Texas" translation guide that charact...

John Celock

GOP Leader Denies Comparing Women To Farm Animals

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday afternoon that would allow the denial of certain ...

Tim Jones, English Priest, Says Shoplifting Okay At Times

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — For a priest in northern England, the commandment that dictates "thou shalt not steal" isn't exactly written in stone. The Rev. Tim Jo...