Norwalk Citizen News
Missouri unveils effort to aid Ferguson businesses
Missouri and St. Louis-area economic development groups and lenders are committing $1 million in support to businesses affected by the unrest in Ferguson that followed the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer, Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Norwalk Citizen News
Blunt seeks federal help for Ferguson costs
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is asking the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month.
McCaskill Visits Joplin; Supports Export-Import Bank
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was in Joplin Wednesday morning touring the American Ramp Company to rally support of the Export-Import Bank in Missouri.
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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt will be in Milan at 11:30 a.m. on Friday to announce another round of funding for the East Locust Creek Watera SSupply Reservoir Project and provide a Congressional update.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Mo. Police Officer Delivers Hate-Filled Speech, Gets Suspended
Out CNN anchor Don Lemon helped bring to light video of a St. Louis County police officer making a speech filled with homophobic, racist, and sexist rhetoric, a revelation that has resulted in the officer's suspension.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
New York Daily News
St. Louis cop suspended when racist rant goes viral
Officer Dan Page was outed as a racist extremist after video of his speech at an Oath Keepers meeting went viral Friday.
The Miami Herald
Senators seek federal help for Ferguson businesses
Missouri's U.S. senators are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to seek federal help for businesses damaged during violent protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
GAO: Pentagon Broke Law in Bergdahl Case
The Defense Department violated the law when it didn't tell Congress before transferring five Taliban detainees from GuantA namo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in return for the Taliban's release of captured Army Sgt.
Rand Paul has a moment, millennials shrug
While I was on vacation, the New York Times Magazine published a cover story on the possibility of a " libertarian moment " in politics.
Rating five and a half years of Republican attacks
As the administration nears the three-quarter mark, I've assessed the effectiveness of each attack the Republicans have made on President Obama, then summed them all up with an overall rating.
The York Daily Record
Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters
Attorney General Eric Holder, left, listens during his meeting at the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
The Washington Post
On social media Claire McCaskill takes the lead in Ferguson
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill's first response came the morning of Aug. 11, two days after officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Holder: DOJ probe to focus on civil rights violations in Ferguson
Attorney General Eric Holder told FBI officials in Missouri on Wednesday that his department is investigating whether local police violated civil rights law in connection with the death of Michael Brown.
For Many Politicians, Ferguson Isn't Happening
Representative Paul Ryan's response to the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police was fairly straightforward: say nothing, do nothing.
76 days to midterms - Calmer Night as Holder Heads to Show-Me...
"What Mass Murderers Are Really Thinking," by Gina Tron , for Politico Magazine: "Though it's been a while since the last mass shooting in America, the threat never quite goes away.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Holder Takes Charge Ag heads to Ferguson, 'flooding' area with agents
Attorney General Eric Holder, one of President Obama's longest-serving and most controversial deputies, is taking the lead in the federal government's response to the roiling tensions in a St. Louis suburb over the police shooting of an unarmed man.
Cleaver: Ferguson looks like Fallujah
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri on Tuesday said he doesn't think President Barack Obama needs to come to Ferguson, even if the town's recent unrest reminds him more of Fallujah.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Missouri senators to join Holder
Holder, dispatched to the city by President Barack Obama after the police shooting of Michael Brown stoked a week of protests, will be joined in the St. Louis suburb by Missouri Sens. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, and Roy Blunt, a Republican, on Wednesday, their offices confirmed late Monday.
The Washington Post
Running Transcript: Obamaa s remarks on Ferguson and Iraq
President Barack Obama speaks about developments in Iraq and civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, from the White House in Washington, August 18, 2014.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Nixon nixes ham breakfast
Former State Sen. Jim Mathewson opens the 2014 Governor's Ham Breakfast on Thursday at the Missouri State Fair.