Friday, August 6, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Video: Cori Bush, Democrat demanding eviction halt, was sued for not paying rent; Hyperdefensive staffer barks at reporter, attempts to block camera: “Do a Google search.”

CNN Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza: Cori Bush just handed Republicans a 2022 gift

Fox News: Cori Bush defends calling to defund the police while having private security: “You would rather me die?”

NY Post: Missouri AG Eric Schmitt bashes Cori Bush for calls to defund police – while hiring private security

Tony’s Kansas City: KC Starlights: Remember when people read the paper? Summary of Star’s lukewarm pablum, including paper’s criticism of Eric Schmitt in defense of Dems’ dwindling superminority

The Missouri Times: Missouri officials push for accountability in meatpacking industry; Josh Hawley, Emanuel Cleaver, Vicky Hartzler, Gov. Parson, Eric Schmitt take action

The Missouri Times: Ed Emery suffers ‘heart episode’ at campaign event, recovering at Columbia hospital

The Missouri Times: Elijah Haahr not running for 7th Congressional District seat

The Missouri Times: David Gregory endorsed by Fraternal Order of Police as he launches auditor bid

Missourinet: Judge expected to issue final order on Missouri Medicaid expansion today

SNL: Missouri Planned Parenthood targets new demographic: “transgender and trans-expansive”; Comments from self-described “transmasculine” humanoid; Staff trained to avoid using “sir” and “ma’am” to avoid freakouts

KC Star: ‘At a tipping point’: Why Missouri medical marijuana prices are dropping

Daily American Republic: Local law enforcement express concerns about Second Amendment Preservation Act (link via Dave Drebes’ Missouri Scout)

Missouri Independent: Missouri agency begins implementation of new law to regulate unlicensed boarding schools

SE Missourian: Rep. Jamie Burger (R-Benton) supports special session on vaccine mandates; Rep. Barry Hovis (R-Whitewater) withholding decision until hearing debate at House Republican Caucus meeting

P-D: Missouri Chamber of Commerce opposes push from some GOP senators to bar employers from requiring vaccinations

Missouri Independent: After 30 years, Missouri changes HIV transmission criminalization law; Quotes from various advocacy groups, zero (0) mentions of the state lawmakers who drafted, sponsored and shepherded the legislation

The Missouri Times: Spire files for rehearing to preserve STL Pipeline

Missouri Independent: State, regional China virus update

KC Star: Mercy Springfield medical director: Zero (0) children at Mercy have died from COVID – and ones with severe illness are older teenagers, have underlying medical conditions or are fat

SNL: House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) appears on Rachel Maddow Show to discuss Kevin Strickland case, calls governor’s pardon of McCloskeys “disgusting”

SE Missourian editorial: Save money this weekend with Missouri’s sales tax holiday

P-D editorial: Criticisms of Faisal Khan’s ‘harassment’ lies, Randall Williams and Donald Kauerauf

Politico op-ed: Washington Free Beacon’s Eliana Johnson: Josh Hawley, other Republicans’ “hyphenated capitalism” exposes diversity of economic thought in GOP (link via

The Missouri Times op-ed: Emanuel Cleaver, Billy Long put partisanship aside to help pass Great American Outdoors Act

KC Star’s Toriano Porter: Liberty School Board member out of line asking district’s “chief equity officer” about critical race theory

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Eric Schmitt, who is fighting mask mandates, is required to wear one at his office building

P-D’s Tony Messenger: There is no victory as long as delta variant rages in Missouri

KC Star letter: Sugar Creek sexagenarian says AG Eric Schmitt’s position on mask mandates “immoral and unethical”

P-D letter: Grantwood Village octogenarian says Post-Dispatch should not publish letters blaming China for its release of China virus

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