Post-Dispatch: Protester who advocates peace charged with setting fire at Berkeley QT
LA Times: Well-known Ferguson activist charged with arson, burglary
KMOV: Ferguson business owners take boards down, hopeful for future
St. Joseph Post: Mo. police violence protest march ends, closes monument
News-Tribune: Ferguson police spokesman suspended after remark
Post-Dispatch: Missouri unlikely to join GOP-led states expanding Medicaid
Jefferson County Penknife: JeffCo Court Stunt?
Kansas City Star: Campaign pursues a Missouri tobacco tax increase for early childhood health and education
Post-Dispatch: Campaign pursues a Missouri tobacco tax increase
Lee’s Summit Journal: Rep. Grisamore’s son hurt in attack
The Missouri Times: Rep. Grisamore’s son home from hospital
Connect Tri-States: School transfers a priority for lawmakers
Kansas City Star: Lawmakers: Missouri student transfer issue unresolved
Ozark Area Network: Congressman Smith Praises Extension of Tax Code
Ozark Area Network: Missouri Lawmakers Uncertain About Budget Powers
Kansas City Star: New Hampshire senator to speak to MO Republicans in KC
Kansas City Star: Missouri at center of highway guardrail safety debate
News-Tribune: Republicans woo McCaskill, other moderates
Post-Dispatch: Dooley reflects on 36 years of public service
Kansas City Star: TheChat: John Diehl OKs campaign disclosure law
Fox 2: Recount of the St. Louis County Executive race raises ballot integrity questions
The Missourian: Legislators propose bills addressing law enforcement standards and community relations
There are a lot of questions surrounding the idea of the states calling an Article 5 convention to amend the United States Constitution.
Should we worry about a runaway convention? Is that possible?
Is it a threat to the Second Amendment?
Is it a Con-Con?
Keith Carmichael is the Missouri Director for the Convention of States movement. He spoke with me for 20 minutes about the effort and answers these questions.
Missourinet: Columbia police investigate ‘brutal’ assault of Nat. Guardsman, son of Missouri state Rep. Jeff Grisamore
The Eagle: Son of State Rep. attacked at Columbia bar
Fox 4: Outgoing Mo. state representative says son was badly beaten by two attackers
ABC 17: Ferguson’s lone black councilman: Normal didn’t work
Post-Dispatch: Ferguson’s sole black councilman is confident change is coming
Right Wing News: THANKS Ferguson Looters! First K-Mart, now Big Lots CLOSING in Ferguson
The Missourian: ACLU sues after Ferguson protester gets detention
Post-Dispatch: Ferguson Commission releases more details about hiring of director
Fox 2: Surveillance video released of fatal officer involved shooting in Berkeley
ABC 17: Protest turns violent at scene of Missouri shooting
Ozark Area Network: Sen. Blunt’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Event in Eminence
KMOV: Raw video: Explosion at scene of Berkeley protests
KBIA: Lawmakers Produce Ideas Responding To Ferguson Unrest — But Can They Deliver?
Connect Mid-Missouri: Nixon wants to go to Cuba
News-Tribune: Missouri to explore agriculture exports to Cuba
Kansas City: US consumer spending up solid 0.6 pct. in November
JeffCo Tea Party: Center For Self Governance Level One Training
Kansas City InfoZine: Missouri Sues California Telemarketer for Violating Missouri’s No Call Law
Missouri Business Alert: Anheuser-Busch taps Kit Bond’s lobbying firm in push to cut beer tax
Fox 2: Springfield mayor predicts ‘very’ tight budget
KBIA: Missouri’s Prison Garden Program Donates Record Haul Of Fresh Produce To The Needy
KBIA: Senator Blunt Says More EPA Regulation Will Be Costly For Missouri
Fox 2: New Missouri law relating to breast cancer goes into effect January 1st
Kansas City Star: Liberty Memorial is now officially the nation’s memorial to WWI
West Central MO Info: 12/22-Agriculture and Economic Development in Rural MO
KBIA: First-Ever National Coal Ash Regs Disappoint Missouri Environmentalists
The Pitch: Jay Nixon quick to issue statement on New York cop killing, not as fast on civilian deaths in his home state
Kansas City InfoZine: Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture Honors Agriculture Leaders
KSHB: How Nonprofit Hospitals Seize Patients’ Wages
St. Joseph Post: Mo. A+ college scholarship program to see funding cuts
The Missourian: Audit criticizes closed meetings of Missouri Accountancy Board
Post-Dispatch: Ferguson’s sole black councilman is confident change is coming
Post-Dispatch: Ferguson Commission picks a managing director and receives a $150,000 donation
KMOV: Molotov cocktails thrown at home in North St. Louis
KPLR: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on guard after killings in New York
The Missouri Alliance for Freedom sent out an email recently, outlining what they consider their “general priorities and interests” for the upcoming legislative session. Here they are:
I gotta admit, I’m in complete agreement with those priorities, though some are more exciting than others to me.
First, the expansion of parental options in public schools is a must. It’s high on my priorities too, and should be for the Missouri Republican Party too.
Second, the Parental Rights Amendment is important also. Sad that it’s needed, but it is.
And finally, the Convention of States. The more I look into this, the more I get behind it.
Which priorities are important to you this coming year?
As I announced this morning in the newsletter, I’ve begun production of a series of videos for The Missouri Torch, beginning with The TorchCast, a 10-15 minute weekly interview with players in the Missouri political scene. This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sen. Kurt Schaefer regarding the lawsuit currently being discussed in the Missouri Supreme Court regarding a felons right to bear arms under the Missouri Constitution. We also talked about the new committee doing the investigation into Gov. Nixon’s botched handling of the Ferguson situation. Sen. Schaefer was voted to be chair of that committee.
Here’s the first of hopefully many. Let me know what you think in the comments:
The Gateway Pundit: SHOCK VIDEO>>> #Ferguson Protesters Chant Pigs in a Blanket After Two NYC Police Officers Executed
Weasel Zippers: #Ferguson ‘Protesters’ Chant Death Threat, “Pigs In A Blanket”, Same Threat From Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley
KMOV: St. Louis police vehicle overturned in downtown St. Louis
KPLR: Off-duty police officer shot in North St. Louis
Fox 4: KC protesters arrested for blocking traffic on I-70
The Eagle: Michael Brown’s family condemns shootings of NYC officers
Kansas City Star: MO lawmaker wants Ferguson probe to include prosecutor
KMBC: Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top goal
Missourinet: Advocate urges Gov. Nixon: release money for internet crimes units
Missourinet: Legislators want to make changing Missouri’s Constitution harder
Fox 2: US Rep. Smith asks Obama to preserve levee plan
St. Joseph Post: McCaskill-backed Security Clearance Bill Clears the Senate
Connect Tri-States: Auditor finds few faults with Missouri ag agency
The Rolla Daily News: Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report: Fighting for Rural Missouri
Post-Dispatch: How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted Dec. 1-5
The Missouri Times: PRESS RELEASE: Senator Eric Schmitt Releases Statement on Attorney General Koster’s Action on Municipal Courts
Post-Dispatch: St. Louis municipal court will consider violator’s ability to pay when ordering fines
Missouri Business Alert: Missouri farmers see potential in Cuba
Post-Dispatch: Missouri law limiting cost of anti-cancer pills starts Jan. 1
The Eagle: Sen. Blunt not happy about Cuba agreement
Bob McCarty Writes: Which United States Senator Sent This Message?
St. Joseph Post: Sen. Blunt joins legal action against Obama’s executive amnesty
Show-Me Daily: More On the Minimum Wage
The Turner Report: ACLU sues Ferguson-Florissant School District
Lee’s Summit Journal: Missouri names education leader; McGehee not happy
Post-Dispatch: Nixon, lawmakers agree revenue in fiscal year 2016 likely to grow 3.6 percent
Missourinet: Missouri governor, legislators agree on revenue projections
News-Tribune: Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay
St. Joseph Post: Nixon: Home care workers to get a pay hike
St. Joseph Post: Mo. secretary of state touting smaller budget
Post-Dispatch: St. Louis activist Packnett on Obama policing commission
The Pitch: One Struggle KC is holding two ‘Black Lives Matter’ events in Kansas City this weekend
Kansas City Star: Peter Kinder is growing impatient with Eric Holder’s Ferguson investigation
KPLR: Eric Holder called-out over Ferguson investigation in open letter by Peter Kinder
The Missourian: Leader of Oregon’s marijuana movement sets sights on Missouri
News-Tribune: Newseum to display items from Ferguson protests
Southeast Missourian: Obama commutes Kennett man’s sentence in 2004 drug case
News-Tribune: Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race
Missourinet: Missouri bill would criminalize posting ads tied to human trafficking
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder sent the following letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking that the findings from the federal investigation into Mike Brown’s death be released to the public: