Eric Greitens

Missouri’s governor is likely to be impeached

ERIC GREITENS, who fired a machine gun and posed with an assault rifle in 2016 to advertise his love for gun rights, appears to have dodged a bullet. …

Political Science

UMKC issues call to developers interested in new performing arts conservatory

Heartened by signs that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson would support funding a University of Missouri-Kansas City conservatory in the future, university …

Kansas City

Parson lunches with Trump on DC trek

<b>JEFFERSON CITY</b> • Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says his first meeting with President Donald Trump was a productive one.<p>The state’s new governor, a …

Donald Trump

Hearing for special prosecutor in perjury probe of Greitens investigator postponed

<b>ST. LOUIS</b> • A court hearing over a request for a special prosecutor for the city police probe of perjury claims against a private investigator who …

Corruption

THE HEART AND THE FIST by Eric Greitens Read by Eric Greitens | Audiobook Review

Eric Greitens’s drive to help those affected by war and poverty around the world led him to work in refugee camps, study as a Rhodes Scholar at …

Idealism

Missouri's new lieutenant governor defends his appointment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri’s new lieutenant governor says the state’s constitution supports his appointment.<p>Mike Kehoe said Wednesday that …

Democratic Party

This Missouri state employee costs taxpayers $125,000 per year. Gov. Parson should let him go

Drew Erdmann is the first chief operating officer in Missouri state history. He should be the last.<p>Former Gov. Eric Greitens created the job after …

Politics

The next wave of labor reform is swelling in the Midwest

In late May, Missouri joined the ranks of a few elite states that have chosen to protect the freedoms of public employees and taxpayers by way of …

Employment

Parson says bidding for Medicaid contract not `rigged'

<b>JEFFERSON CITY</b> • Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says he believes there was no wrongdoing involving a $2.7 million bid being awarded to a company that …

St. Louis

Lawsuit over use of Confide app moves forward, with limitations

Attorneys seeking to prove former Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff violated Missouri’s Sunshine Law by using the message-deleting Confide app have an …

St. Louis

Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 6.19.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* The latest national poll from Monmouth University shows Democrats with a …

Donald Trump

Missouri lawmaker who helped investigate Greitens resigns

<b>JEFFERSON CITY •</b> A Missouri House member who served on a panel investigating former Gov. Eric Greitens has resigned from the Legislature.<p>The House …

St. Louis

Missouri Democrats file suit challenging appointment of lieutenant governor

<b>JEFFERSON CITY</b> • Just hours after Gov. Mike Parson appointed a former colleague to the No. 2 post in state government, the Missouri Democratic Party …

St. Louis

Judge sets limits on evidence in Greitens Confide case

<b>JEFFERSON CITY •</b> A Missouri lawyer suing over the use of a message-deleting app by former Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff is facing roadblocks in …

St. Louis

Lawyer says screenshot proves Greitens’ staff used Confide for public business

Two staffers for former Gov. Eric Greitens appear to have used the Confide app last summer to share talking points on one of the governor’s policy …

Freedom of Information

Missouri governor heading to Washington

<b>JEFFERSON CITY</b> • Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is making his first trek as the state’s new chief executive to the nation’s capital Thursday.<p>Gov. Mike …

St. Louis

Parson appoints Kehoe Missouri lieutenant governor

Missouri once again has a lieutenant governor, despite legal questions over how that vacancy was filled. Gov. Mike Parson has named state senator and …

St. Louis

Dem poll: McCaskill leads by 6 in Missouri Senate race

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillThe Hill's Morning Report — Can the economy help Republicans buck political history in 2018? …

Senate Race

Gov. Mike Parson makes a strong pick for lieutenant governor, but is it legal?

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday made a commendable selection in state Sen. Mike Kehoe to be the state's lieutenant governor.<p>Kehoe, a Republican …

Eric Greitens

Even a steak chalupa then-Gov. Eric Greitens ordered last year drew scrutiny from Missouri AG

<b>JEFFERSON CITY •</b> Last April, then-Gov. Eric Greitens rode with a Lyft driver to a Taco Bell, signed legislation loosening restrictions on ride-share …

Social Media

Parson expected to name Jefferson City senator as lieutenant governor

<b>JEFFERSON CITY</b> • Gov. Mike Parson is expected to name Republican Sen. Mike Kehoe as his pick for lieutenant governor Monday afternoon.<p>Although his …

St. Louis

Former GOP Missouri Lt. Gov. resigns from federal agency, says salary was waste of taxpayer dollars

Former Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, said Friday he resigned from a leadership position with a federal agency because it was a waste of taxpayer dollars.<p>What was his job?<p>President Donald Trump appointed Kinder to the Delta Regional Authority in 2017 and he was sworn in as an …

Conservative View

Messenger: Missouri COO's former company wins Medicaid bid despite being 3 times higher than others

In December, the state of Missouri sought a cure for its Medicaid problem.<p>The Department of Social Services believes there is too much waste, fraud …

Health Care

Politicians are blocking constituents on social media. What are they so afraid of?

Emailing elected officials seems almost quaint in the now-now-now world of social media, where we're used to real-time call and response. In recent …

Social Media

Raasch: 'The office is always bigger than any one individual' — even if it's Trump

<b>WASHINGTON •</b> Some Republicans who are retiring from Congress are having doozies of exit interviews.<p>Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., set off colleagues when …

Donald Trump

Missouri won't pay legal bills for lawyers of ex-Gov. Eric Greitens

<b>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.</b> — The private attorneys who represented former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' office against potential impeachment proceedings …

Eric Greitens

Will Greitens Avenge Himself on Missouri GOP With an Indie Run for the Senate?

Just when Missouri Republicans were beginning to recover from the long, divisive nightmare that finally ended when GOP governor Eric Greitens …

Elections

When employers join 'The Illinois Exodus'

A television ad last fall for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s re-election campaign featured governors from surrounding states touting their economic prosperity while crediting, sarcastically, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.<p>“Thanks Mike Madigan,” Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb beamed into the camera, “(for) …

Bruce Rauner

First Read's Morning Clips: Dems feel good about shrinking Senate map

<b>MIDTERM MADNESS: Dems feel good about a shrinking Senate battleground</b><p>POLITICO takes a look at the state of the Senate map — and why Democrats are feeling good about it.<p><b>AZ-SEN</b>: The NRSC has a new digital ad attacking Kyrsten Sinema for leaving a field hearing on opioids and border security …

Politics

Greitens era brought big change that could linger at Department of Natural Resources

New Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is keeping department heads and other appointees from his resigned predecessor, Eric Greitens, in place.<p>One department …

St. Louis