Monday, September 13, 2021 – Missouri political news headlines

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This Week in Missouri Politics: AG Eric Schmitt talks with Scott Faughn about mask lawsuits, facts regarding COVID risks, bureaucrats’ thirst to retain power, U.S. Senate race, and pushing back against Biden Administration; Panel of GOP brains David Barklage and Jamey Murphy, and Democrat consultants Ryan Hawkins and Sharon Jones, discuss Biden’s vaccine mandates, pro-life legislation, 7th Congressional District GOP primary, Democrats’ U.S. Senate primary featuring Scott Sifton vs. Lucas Kunce vs. diversity candidates/also-rans

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Lucas Kunce’s military record got him on TV. Can it make him Missouri’s next U.S. Senator? Comments from former Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean Evans, two (2) East Coast university professors and zero (0) Missouri university professors

St. Louis Public Radio: Politically Speaking podcast: Jason Rosenbaum on congressional redistricting

Brownfield Ag News: GOP House Ag Committee members support amendments to stop harmful tax proposals; Comments from Vicky Hartzler

JCNT: Federal government invests in Missouri River, rural developments

St. Joseph News-Press: With some government-subsidized sloth gone by the wayside, employment scene remains a job hunter’s market Kansas City Star posts eviction activist talking points, including crocodile tears

Columbia Missourian: “Food insecurity” did not rise in 2020, but local groups want more federal funding anyway

Daily Mail (UK): Washington University in St. Louis student senator is caught removing 2,977 American flags commemorating victims of 9/11

Student Life (Washington University): Chancellor Martin reprehends Fadel Alkilani’s removal of American Flags and announces investigation

Student Life (Washington University): Muslim groups move quickly to position national attention as “Islamophobia”

CDT: University of Missouri and City of Columbia join 9/11 remembrance; In liberal hotbed, zero memorials destroyed or American flags stolen

The Missouri Times: Calendar of veto session fundraisers: Roast of J.J. Rizzo tonight; many more

SE Missourian: Scott County’s Jamie Burger (R) to seek post in state House leadership

johncombest_com on Instagram: 1996 state Senate campaign literature: Basye MEANS BUSINESS! (Not Chuck, but his dad.)

Missouri Independent: School districts show flexibility in dealing with China virus

P-D’s Tony Messenger: Tax credit checks could be path out of poverty for many in St. Louis region

KC Star’s Jonathan Shorman, Jeanne Kuang and Daniel Desrochers: Backlash to LGBT exhibit shows persistent power of homophobia in Missouri GOP

St. Louis Public Radio op-ed series: Pulitzer Center’s William Freivogel: Missouri state lawmakers, law enforcement block needed changes to “no-knock” warrants

P-D letter: Maplewood septuagenarian, serving as vice president of St. Louis League of Women Voters klatch, opposes GOP efforts on congressional and state legislative redistricting

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