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Recent Missouri editorials

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:31

Jefferson City News Tribune, Nov. 9

Voters vanquish 'walkers' with dark money:

"The Walking Dead" are inundating the political landscape.

The popular AMC television series focuses on the survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Among the program's many themes is how humans react in a climate of ...

Obama chews gum during APEC summit, irks Chinese with uncouth behavior

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:24

President Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation summit in China raised some eyebrows Tuesday morning, at least among members of the attending press pool and an observant Chinese blogger — for chewing gum at inappropriate times.

Mentioned in the middle of the press pool report, right after the reference that ...

Scott Walker: Hillary Clinton was the big loser in these midterm elections in many ways

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:18

Perhaps taking a page from the playbook of Sen. Rand Paul, newly re-elected Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was perhaps the biggest loser of the midterm elections last Tuesday.

"She embodies Washington, she embodies that old, tired top-down approach from the ...

Lanny Davis: Hillary Clinton seems to scare GOP

Tue, 2014-11-11 04:10

Lanny Davis — a Washington, D.C., insider who served as special counsel to former President Bill Clinton — said Republicans talk so much about a Hillary Clinton run for the White House that he's getting the feeling they're afraid of her.

"What's very amusing is the number of Republicans that ...

Little Rock 9 member to speak on Bates' birthday

Tue, 2014-11-11 03:20

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - One of nine students who integrated Arkansas' Little Rock Central High School in 1957 will help commemorate what would be the 100th birthday of civil rights activist Daisy Bates.

The Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock says Ernest Green will give ...

Obama, Putin talk Ukraine, Syria and Iran at Beijing summit

Tue, 2014-11-11 02:58

President Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin came face to face Tuesday while in Beijing, and the duo — known to have, at best, a frosty relationship — discussed a number of international crises during several conversations throughout the day.

The White House confirmed that Mr. Obama and the ...

Tenn. free tuition not for undocumented students

Tue, 2014-11-11 02:47

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Undocumented high school students will not be able to take advantage of Tennessee Promise, the state's new free community college program.

WPLN-FM reports ( ) before getting state funding, students must apply for federal financial aid. But undocumented students are not eligible for it.


Obama 'net neutrality' plan sparks Republican backlash

Mon, 2014-11-10 18:42

President Obama on Monday endorsed an aggressive federal role in setting traffic rules for the Internet, sparking sharp criticism from congressional Republicans and leading telecommunications firms that his embrace of "net neutrality" will stifle innovation and investment to improve the Web.

But Internet activists hailed the president's move, arguing it ...

Obamacare health exchange enrollees to fall short of target

Mon, 2014-11-10 18:24

The administration on Monday said fewer than 10 million Americans will enroll in Obamacare's health exchanges this go-around, well short of the 13 million target congressional scorekeepers deemed critical to its economics, suggesting another rocky rollout in the law's second year of full operation.

Policy advisers at the Health & ...

Inside the Beltway: Jon Voight's call to arms on Veterans Day

Mon, 2014-11-10 18:20

Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight has issued a grass-roots call to arms as the nation honors its military with heartfelt thanks and thoughtful appreciation.

"Today is Veterans Day. We honor all our living and fallen heroes — thousands of young men who sacrificed their lives so we can live ...

VA overhaul fails to please veterans advocates calling for mass firings

Mon, 2014-11-10 17:38

The Veterans Affairs Department announced a bureaucratic reshuffling Monday that Secretary Robert McDonald said will make it easier for veterans to get the care they need, but veterans advocates are still waiting for the mass firings they think the troubled department needs.

Mr. McDonald said his initiative, dubbed "My VA," ...

Obama welcomes China as economic superpower, slams its human rights abuses

Mon, 2014-11-10 16:59

With his political leverage at home weakened after last week's midterm elections, President Obama on Monday set up his bully pulpit on the international stage, telling Chinese leaders they must couple their country's economic rise with a commitment to American-style democratic principles.

Speaking in Beijing at the outset of a ...

EPA sued over Gina McCarthy's deleted text messages

Mon, 2014-11-10 16:44

A congressional committee chairman demanded an investigation Monday into whether EPA employees are illegally deleting text messages after the agency officially notified the National Archives last month that Administrator Gina McCarthy expunged her phone texts, which are now the subject of a lawsuit.

Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House ...

KIM HOLMES: Post-election, we need a different foreign policy

Mon, 2014-11-10 16:33


Foreign affairs may not have played a big part in the midterm elections, but that doesn't mean all is well with current foreign policy. A CBS poll the week before the election found only 34 percent of Americans approved of the president's handling of foreign policy. Within our foreign ...

Ex-Mexican border mayor indicted in US

Mon, 2014-11-10 16:28

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Federal agents are on the lookout for a former mayor of the Mexican border city of Matamoros, who is charged in a U.S. indictment with fraud and conspiracy to launder money.

Federal officials unsealed an indictment returned in Brownsville in July against Erick Agustin ...

GOP wave decimates Democratic bench

Mon, 2014-11-10 15:47

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lucy Flores was a candidate with a life story straight out of Hollywood - one of 13 children who grew up in a rough Las Vegas neighborhood, a former gang member who straightened out, went to law school, became a state legislator and now was ...

Ethics panel extends probes of Rush, Whitfield

Mon, 2014-11-10 15:34

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is extending separate ethics investigations into actions by two veteran congressmen who were re-elected last week, Democrat Bobby Rush of Illinois and Republican Ed Whitfield of Kentucky.

In separate inquires, a congressional review panel said it has found ...

Another Arizona immigration law struck down

Mon, 2014-11-10 14:39

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's frustrations over federal enforcement of the state's border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local police confront illegal immigration. Now, the state's experiment in immigration enforcement is falling apart in the courts.

A ruling Friday that struck down the state's 2005 ...

Arkansas AG alleges woman deceiving immigrants

Mon, 2014-11-10 14:38

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is suing a North Little Rock woman for allegedly deceiving immigrants by selling ID cards advertised as legal identification and deceptively advertising herself as a "notario" without disclosing that she isn't a licensed attorney.

McDaniel says Micaela Hernandez ...

Rand Paul hints Hillary Clinton may be too old to run for president

Mon, 2014-11-10 14:17

While there is no upper age limit on running for president, Sen. Rand Paul in a Politico interview hinted that Hillary Rodham Clinton may be a little too long in the tooth the take the nation's top job.

"I think all the polls show if she does run, she'll ...

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