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Blunt, McCaskill condemn President Trump for siding with Putin. Hawley brings up Hillary

"Vladimir Putin is not an ally of the United States," Blunt said in a statement.

Donald Trump

Work Ready status renewed for county

Buchanan County has received re-certification as a Missouri Certified Work Ready Community for an additional two years.<p>Officials with the Buchanan …

Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Muslims Fear For Their Safety After Politician Sells Fake ‘ISIS Hunting Permits’

A Missouri candidate for governor is raising money for his campaign by selling fake “ISIS hunting permits,” frustrating local Muslims who say the …

I get easily confused, are moderates good or bad?

I have to admit I’m just a simple hillbilly. Admittedly, I ain’t never been to an Ivy League school like Yale. However, one time I did get poison ivy …

July 3, 2016

This Week in Missouri Politics is hosting a statewide office primary debate for the second week in a row. Host Scott Faughn speaks with both of the …

Missouri candidate’s ‘ISIS Hunting Permits’ concern Muslim community

HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) - Eric Greitens, one of the four Republicans running for Missouri Governor, has issued an 'ISIS Hunting Permit' as part of his …

Campaign Finance: paying serious money to beat up on Josh

Today at the Missouri Ethics Commission for Kurt Schaefer’s (r) 2016 campaign for Attorney General from three PACs funded by Rex Sinquefield:<p>C081145 …

Missouri GOP Candidate Selling ‘ISIS Hunting Permits’ to Raise Campaign Cash

A Missouri GOP candidate for governor is raising money for his campaign in a new way.<p><b>Eric Greitens</b>, the candidate and a former US Navy SEAL, is …

Life in top tier tests Rubio

The Florida senator learns the perils of being a $6 million man.<p>For months, Marco Rubio has run a low-key campaign, designed to keep a slow and steady pace. The past two weeks explain why.<p>RIding a post-debate high in the polls, the newly threatening Rubio suddenly became a 2016 pin cushion, pierced …

Ex-staffer says Benghazi panel is on partisan mission to destroy Hillary Clinton

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is reeling again after a fired GOP investigator accused the Republican majority of conducting a politically motivated probe of Hillary Clinton — accusations the right says are an attempt to get the committee to pay him a settlement.<p>Major Bradley Podliska, who …

Bernie Sanders on marriage equality: He’s no longtime champion.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders likes to describe himself as a longtime supporter of marriage equality—in sharp contrast to his Democratic rival Hillary …

LGBTQI

Biden backers step up activity for 2016 bid

An email to Democratic operatives asked "if you or any friends have interest in submitting your resume for the potential Biden campaign."<p>Joe Biden allies are moving into high gear to prepare for a potential 2016 bid — collecting resumes for potential campaign staffers, assembling fundraising lists …

Clinton ad highlights McCarthy statement on Benghazi

“The Republicans finally admit it."<p>Hillary Clinton’s campaign is making sure the name Kevin McCarthy stays in the 2016 headlines for as long as possible.<p>The Democrat’s campaign is going up Tuesday with a new five-figure ad buy on national cable that will feature a 30-second video highlighting the …

Fiorina scores rave reviews from state party chairs

At private confab in Maine, Carly Fiorina grabs straw poll win.<p>An exclusive group of influential Republicans had rave reviews for Carly Fiorina's debate performance: state GOP chairs.<p>Fiorina was the clear winner in an informal straw poll held at a private debate-watching party in Maine Wednesday, …

Clinton calls on GOP to avoid government shutdown

Hillary Clinton urged Speaker John Boehner and Congressional Republicans to not shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding, even as she accused the GOP presidential contenders of using "hateful rhetoric and lies" in Wednesday night's debate.<p>"It's bad enough to see hateful rhetoric and …

Trump: I was not obligated to correct questioner who called Obama Muslim

Donald Trump on Saturday commented on his failure to correct an audience member at a campaign rally who said Barack Obama was a Muslim.<p>Donald Trump fails to correct questioner who calls Obama Muslim<p>Read more<p>On Twitter, the Republican presidential frontrunner said: “Am I morally obligated to defend …

It’s Fiorina vs. Trump as debate nears

<i>With help from Nancy Scola and David Perera</i><p><b>IT’S FIORINA VS. TRUMP AS DEBATE NEARS</b> — Former HP chief Carly Fiorina fought her way into Wednesday’s big-kids’ Republican presidential debate on CNN, and that’s drawing a noticeable response from party frontrunner Donald Trump. He’s been trying to …

Presidential Debate

Walker to push federal right-to-work

<i>With help from Marianne LeVine and Timothy Noah</i><p><b>WALKER TO PUSH FEDERAL RIGHT-TO-WORK:</b> Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker will pledge at an event in Las Vegas today to abolish the NLRB and apply right-to-work laws to every state and all federal government employees. “On Day One, I will …

Sanders courts Christian conservative students

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — In an unlikely appearance at a prominent Christian university, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Monday the …

Carly Fiorina, Anti-Feminist Feminist

Carly Fiorina called feminism a ‘weapon [used] to win elections’ earlier this year. But her counterpunches to Donald Trump are the very definition of …

Hugh Hewitt: is he Donald Trump's arch nemesis – or the antidote to Fox News?

The conservative radio star tripped up Trump on the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah. At the next Republican debate, he takes on all 16 candidates<p>In a trendy exposed-brick studio – fake bookcases, a backless chair with comfy cushions, a printed backdrop of the glittering Denver skyline behind …

Biden says he's unsure he can commit fully to be president

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said he is overwhelmed at times by his son's death and unconvinced he could commit fully to being president, …

From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer

In a letter on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey wrote that newly discovered emails do not change the FBI’s prior conclusion that Hillary Clinton should not be charged with a crime.<p>Oops, never mind!<p>That’s FBI Director James Comey’s new message to Congress and, by extension, the American public on …

Why Scott Walker May Not Be Ready for Prime-Time

The very things that fueled the Wisconsin governor’s success in state and local politics are working against him on the national stage.<p>Scott Walker wants us to believe that he is bruised, but not beaten.<p>In a speech he delivered Thursday at Eureka College, the alma mater of his hero, Ronald Reagan, …

Huckabee complains Cruz crashed his party

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee wants you to know the Kim Davis rally on Tuesday was his event and Sen. Ted Cruz was a last-minute addition.<p>"Look, I invited him to come and meet with Kim Davis. It was our event. We were kind of surprised that he showed up. But you know, once he was there, we …

State Department was unaware of transparency czar's donation to Hillary Clinton

The State Department was not aware that the ex-diplomat selected this week to oversee transparency and recordkeeping issues at her former agency had given the maximum $2,700 donation to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign until news reports disclosed the gift Tuesday, a State spokesman said.<p>"We …