Friday, December 16, 2022 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Video: “Sen. John [sic] Hawley” on taking on TikTok: We need to protect American security

States Newsroom, via Missouri Independent: U.S. Senate votes to bar TikTok from government devices as state bans multiply; comments from bill sponsor Josh Hawley

Westplex 107.1FM (St. Charles County): BS in the Morning Show with Brad Hildebrand and Shelley Barr: Mark McCloskey on tweeting a shirtless photo, how his muscular 66-year-old frame is from “clean living” (3:00), peak of military pressing nearly 450 pounds (4:15), U.S. Senate campaign efforting metrics (5:55), Eric Schmitt’s “hide in the basement and don’t campaign routine,” (7:00), how the Missouri Republican Party structure will annoint the next Missouri attorney general (7:30)

YouTube: Homage to World’s Strongest Man Paul Anderson: Professional powerlifters attempt 406-pound standing overhead press, 44 pounds fewer than Mark McCloskey

Combest, The Missouri Times, 7/29/22: “McCloskey has begun citing ‘efforting’ metrics, a telltale sign that a candidate has accepted defeat and wants you to know the campaign’s failure is not for lack of trying.”

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe encourage more child care businesses to offer health insurance

JCNT: Increase in state employee giving benefits United Way (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Rep. Chris Sander (R-Lone Jack) pushes for constitutional change to recognize same-sex marriages

JCNT: State permits propane providers to fill Gygr-Gas tanks (get around Jefferson City News Tribune paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri man scheduled for execution next month asks for clemency; Scott McLaughlin abducted his ex-girlfriend from her work parking lot, raped her, then stabbed her to death

KC Star: Hero profile: In his diary, murderer Kevin Johnson assails Missouri Supreme Court: “The world was watching and all got to see racism at its highest level.”

P-D: Video: Murderer Lamar Johnson testifies during his hearing

Missouri Independent: Lamar Johnson takes the stand to argue his innocence of 1994 murder

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SE Missourian editorial: The competent, calm and workmanlike Roy Blunt a solid choice to deliver SEMO commencement (get around Southeast Missourian paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missouri tempts tragedy with its continuing neglect of child-protection services (get around stltoday paywall here)

The Missouri Times op-ed: United for Missouri’s Carl Bearden and St. Louis County Councilman Tim Fitch (R): Missouri should move to school-board style elections

NPR “interim reporter” Laura Benshoff: Voters show support for weed and abortion in 2022, now conservatives in Missouri and elsewhere are cracking down

KC Star’s Sarah Ritter: Mounting opposition to Jay Ashcroft: Missouri gets 10,000 public comments on new library rule labeled ‘political censorship’

P-D letter: Mehlville man opposes Ashcroft’s proposed rule, says public libraries should be “safe and affirming havens for youth to explore their identities” (get around stltoday paywall here)

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