Monday, December 5, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer on election results and Dems’ redistricting success

The Hill: Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio emerge as champions of GOP populism amid Trump’s decline (link via

KCUR: Missouri politics roundup: Midwest Newsroom’s Steve Vockrodt on Eric Schmitt (0:45); Dem state legislators standing up for school safety against Republican opposition (1:30); Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller on Roy Blunt’s gay-marriage vote and why Jay Ashcroft wrote a letter (4:50)

KMBC: Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller on 2023 Missouri legislative session (link via

KWIX 92.5FM/1230AM (Mid-Missouri): Former U.S. ag trade ambassador Gregg Doud to speak at Missouri Farm Bureau Annual Meeting this weekend; additional details from President Garrett Hawkins

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Shelbina) talks with Scott Faughn about why her caucus selected her as Majority Floor Leader (0:30), male vs. female leadership style (2:30), men in girls’ sports and Critical Race Theory (4:00), initiative petition changes (4:20), process improvements (5:15), more on men competing in girls’ sports (6:15), recalibrating conservative activists’ policy expectations (8:50), approach to PQs (10:05); Panel of Rep. Rudy Veit (R-Hallsville), radio host Branden Rathert and former state rep candidate Jessica Piper (D) on Andrew Bailey (14:30), Will Scharf (17:50), education issues (20:45), Critical Race Theory (23:30), who won the week: Roy Blunt, Scott Faughn’s mom (27:15)

Real Talk Radio Network (93.3FM in St. Louis): Austin Petersen Show: Eapen Thampy on Amendment 3’s gaping loophole regarding THC vs. marijuana (7:10), legislative approaches to psychedelics (11:15); Rep. Tony Lovasco (R-O’Fallon) on why he opposes texting-while-driving bill (20:00), support for Blunt voting for gay marriage bill (24:45), eliminating personal property taxes and “gun-free” zones, plus civil asset forfeiture proposal (26:15)

SNL: Rural Missouri’s water systems are old and failing. Federal funding will help — some.

Missouri Independent: Missouris summer food handouts likely delayed until well into winter; St. Charles woman explains hardship of waiting months for her free money

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KC Star editorial: Missouri lawmakers to blame for 4-day school weeks

KCUR’s Dan Margolies and Midwest Newsroom’s Steve Vockrodt: Eric Schmitt finally backed off COVID lawsuits, but Lee’s Summit schools want answers about his authority

KCUR, 11/30/22: KCUR news editor Dan Margolies retiring from journalism, will become “politically involved”

Feb. 2022: KCUR’s Dan Margolies vs. Eric Schmitt on Twitter

St. Louis Public Radio intern Britny Cordera: As book-banning spreads across Missouri, librarians are fighting back against Jay Ashcroft

KC Star letter: Man who chooses to live in Kansas criticizes Josh Hawley for gay marriage vote (avoid KC Star paywall by reading syndicated version on AOL News here)

P-D letter: Chesterfield octogenarian says Jay Ashcroft has his head in “the fanatical right-wing sand” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Crestwood septuagenarian says Jay Ashcroft guilty of “blind ambition” (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Oakland sexagenarian says gun was to blame for Kevin Johnson murdering a police officer (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D letter: Des Peres sexagenarian doesn’t want race card played in Kevin Johnson arguments (get around stltoday paywall here)

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