Saturday, August 6, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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The Independent (UK) via Yahoo! News: Josh Hawley tells Tucker Carlson why he voted against Finland and Sweden joining NATO (link via

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Republicans try to use class warfare against Trudy Busch Valentine; Heiress’ inheritance vs. Schmitt’s Busch beer and pork steaks (get around stltoday paywall here)

Combest, The Missouri Times, ten months ago (10/20/21): On Eric Schmitt’s August 2 victory and “Busch beer and pork steaks”

NY Times’ Blake Hounshell: One Eric reaps in Missouri as another Eric sows; Scott Faughn on Missouri Republicans: “We’re crazy, but not Eric Greitens crazy.”

KC Star’s Daniel Desrochers: Eric Greitens lost the Missouri Senate primary. He won’t disappear from politics (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL News here)

SNL: Missouri Dems take aim at Schmitt in abortion letter

Missouri Independent: House Minority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo (D-Kansas City) send abortion letter to neighboring-state Dems govs

SNL’s Galen Bacharier: Election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell to spread debunked myths in Springfield August 20-21; some Missouri Republicans spread election lies

Fox4 KC: Election Day trouble avoided after threats of gun violence, KC election director says (link via

SE Missourian: Cape Girardeau County applies for election security grant (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

Springfield Daily Citizen: Jay Wasson resigns seat on MSU Board of Governors (get around Springfield Daily Citizen paywall here)

SNL: Wasson explains timing of decision to resign from Missouri State’s Board of Governors

JCNT: Friday belongs to Teresa Parson; First Lady’s portrait revealed, with hidden symbols (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missourinet: Sen. Karla May (D-St. Louis City) on Legislature’s efforts to improve childhood literacy

P-D: Kirkwood School District yanks Hall of Fame honor after Tricia Derges’ conviction (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Federal and state inmates deemed incompetent for trial wait months in Missouri jails for services (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis on the Air: Urban “Action St. Louis” group criticizes Gov. Parson’s speed in requesting federal flood help

Missouri Independent’s Allison Kite: Missouri law didn’t require environmental review before issuing silica mining permit

Columbia Missourian’s Sofi Zeman and Danielle Duclos: Gov. Mike Parson has granted clemency to more people than any Missouri governor in the past four decades – but too many of the pardoned are white

P-D letter: Columbia septuagenarian praises Trudy Busch Valentine with verbatim language from Valentine’s website (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Florissant septuagenarian “Malcom [sic] Spence” wants Missouri to embrace ranked-choice voting (get around stltoday paywall here)

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