Saturday, May 27, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Roy Blunt says the U.S. won’t default on its debt, even with a divided Congress

JCNT: Local groups taking ‘wait, see’ approach on debt limit talks

P-D: Exposé: Chesterfield white nationalist Sai Varshith Kandula (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Missouri man who dressed in Revolutionary War gear on Jan. 6 found guilty on four counts (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

SNL: Lucas Kunce says campaign was “really excited” about using Jon Hamm’s “sweet, smooth voice”

SNL’s Greta Cross: Despite Republican backlash, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ finalist Crystal Methyd headlines Ozarks Pridefest; House Superminority Leader Crystal Quade (D-Springfield) to speak on main stage

Springfield News-Leader’s Stephen Herzog, 5/13/23: Congratulations to our Greta Cross for winning Missouri Press Association award; reporter says she’s proud of expanding coverage of LGBTQIA+ community, is currently working on a podcast celebrating rural Missouri drag shows

P-D’s Daniel Neman: Protesters outside St. Charles County library clash over cross-dressing employee (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D’s Daniel Neman, 7/1/22: After eight years writing about food for the Post-Dispatch, I’m going to try my hand at news reporting. Send me tips! (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Welfare recipients complain about delay in receiving handouts

Missourinet: Missouri works to boost positive outcomes for foster children aging out of system

JCNT: Ameren, Highway Patrol encourage safety ahead of busy lake season

KC Star: Activist group: Missouri prisoners put in solitary confinement too often; Cori Bush calls situation “a catastrophe” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D editorial briefs: John Diehl campaign finance violations (get around stltoday paywall here)

Daily Caller’s Brianna Lyman: Cori Bush says ban on gas stoves is actually just ‘regulating indoor air pollution’ (link via

St. Louis Public Radio summer intern Lilley Halloran: Urban students participate in “Educators for Gun Safety” performance

Washington Missourian letter: Washington septuagenarian dislikes “yuppie” Ann Wagner, wants “a young Christian Conservative Republican, preferably a combat veteran” to run in 2nd Congressional District

P-D letter: University City septuagenarian dislikes Post-Dispatch Editorial Board’s gratuitous reference to “hard-right” Republicans on Gabe Gore appointment (get around stltoday paywall here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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