Friday, December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve – Missouri political news headlines

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SNL: GOP U.S. Senate candidates, including Springfield’s Billy Long, set to speak at February Lincoln Day forum

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Throngs of Republicans to hear baseless claims of election fraud at Jefferson City events Jan. 5-6

KC Star: Three Missouri men plead guilty in Capitol riot case Kansas City drops out of 2024 GOP convention bidding

The Missouri Times’ Scott Faughn: This Week in Missouri Politics Column: Even a governor elected in a landslide can’t please everyone; thoughts on Gov. Parson and DESE blame game, Capitol press corps dinosaurs, and how Eric Schmitt saved Missouri schools from the 2022 budget axe

The Missouri Times: Rep. Mike Haffner (R-Pleasant Hill) won’t run in 4th Congressional District primary, remains committed to floor leader race

AP: House redistricting panel agrees on two tentative maps, Senate panel deadlocked

SE Missourian: Former state Sen. Jason Crowell (R-Cape Girardeau) named again to Cape MAGNET

The Missouri Times:  Photo gallery: It’s Christmastime in the capital city

Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show: AG Eric Schmitt fights COVID tyranny; transcript of interview

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis On the Air with Sarah Fenske’s monthly “Legal Roundtable”: Three liberal attorneys criticize Attorney General Eric Schmitt (19:30), discuss Missouri “Department of Health and Human [sic] Services” (21:45), attempt to make “Eric Schmitt Special” happen (24:00); brainstorm session on how to put conservative blogger Gateway Pundit out of business (45:00)

Fox4 KC: Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) hopes to boost police recruitment with new bill (link via

P-D: Once-controversial program approves millions in tax credits for second year, with little fanfare

The Missouri Times:  Missouri could use federal funds to create identification system for homeless students

P-D: Texas company delivered health care treatments to more than 3,600 Missouri COVID-19 patients

AP: State, regional China virus update

P-D: Regional China virus update

KC Star: Regional China virus update

KC Star editorial: Disastrous Second Amendment Preservation Act hampers law enforcement. Fix it, or get rid of it

P-D letter: Missouri Health Care for All septuagenarian expresses anger over Medicaid expansion

P-D letter: St. Louis City sexagenarian criticizes Missouri Republicans for not giving Amtrak more money

P-D letter: Missouri Sierra Club intern/Washington University School of Social Work coed criticizes Spire for scaring customers

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