Tuesday, June 27, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Bloomberg’s Matthew Yglesias, via Washington Post: It’s not Trump’s party so much as Jason Smith’s (link via Gregg Keller on Twitter)

Fox News’ Life, Liberty & Levin show: Will Scharf says timing in DOJ case against Trump ‘reeks of politics’

Missouri Independent: PAC supporting Missouri attorney general candidate Will Scharf shifts its money to Club for Growth

St. Joseph News-Press: Missouri Republicans take aim at new mortgage fees; statements from Hawley, Gov. Parson

P-D: Blaine Luetkemeyer teams up with Illinois Democrat to fund Mississippi River lock and dam improvements (get around stltoday paywall here)

KC Star: Biden Administration announces state broadband grants (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Cori Bush lends support to $1.75B grant program for abortion tourism (get around stltoday paywall here)

Politico: The sleeper legal strategy that could topple abortion bans: mini-profiles of Missouri pro-choice activists Jan Barnes and Krista Taves (link via Dave Drebes’ MOScout 6/26/23) (subscribe for only $1,155/year here)

P-D’s Joe Holleman: Anti-Wesley Bell Democrat Shalonda Webb praises Lucas Kunce; endorsement “highlights the intraparty opposition on the council to the administration of (St. Louis) County Executive Sam Page” (get around stltoday paywall here)

KWTO: Uncommon Sense with Cass Bowen Anderson: Missouri Young Republicans Chairman Frank Catanzaro on how to talk to young people about conservative/GOP issues (-48:00); economic issues for young people (-44:30); social media, Big Tech and best national news outlets (-41:15)

KWTO: Wake Up Springfield: Dr. Bob Onder on late-’00s debate over illegal aliens in Missouri (-8:45); Roe v. Wade (-6:30); why social issues matter (-4:00); 2024 abortion ballot initiative (-1:45)

Missourinet: Judge rules Bailey can wait to hand over cost estimate for abortion ballot summaries

P-D: Judge allows Missouri attorney general to delay action on abortion order (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Citing appeal, judge declines to order Missouri AG to comply with order on abortion initiative

KCUR: Andrew Bailey is trying to shift the role of the Missouri attorney general; thoughts from Chuck Hatfield (D)

St. Louis Public Radio (6/21/23): KC teen wants to lower Missouri’s voting age; 16-year-old says he has secret Democrat and Republican bill sponsors

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Kansas City teen wants to lower the voting age to 16; no questions or answers about top-secret bill sponsors

Fox 2 St. Louis: UMSL prof promotes “Sensible Missouri” gun control campaign

Missourinet: Deadline nears for governor to sign state budget

P-D: Missouri moves to address cancer drug shortage (get around stltoday paywall here)

KCUR: Missouri AG seeks reversal of Kansas City police officer’s conviction for killing black man

KC Star: Bailey seeks to throw out Kansas City cop’s conviction in killing of black man (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star: Video: Jean Peters Baker says “the weight that Kansas Citians are repeatedly asked to bear” might lead to riots “Nobody is going to riot for a guy who has been dead for three years.”

KSMU (Springfield): Missouri’s life expectancy has dropped significantly, so what can be done? Legislature should spend more money, and Missourians should get the COVID-19 vaccine

P-D: Two killed, one injured in shooting near The Grove in St. Louis (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D (6/26/23): Same-sex fight leads to stabbing in The Grove after PrideFest; 21-year-old woman says she stabbed galpal in self-defense (get around stltoday paywall here)

St. Louis Public Radio: Unionized Starbucks employees complain about company policy on Pride decorations

Reuters: More than 100 US political leaders including President Biden, Barack Obama, and every living president except Donald Trump – have ancestors who were slaveholders; Roy Blunt, Sam Graves, Gov. Parson also distantly related to people who owned slaves

Washington Missourian letter: New Haven septuagenarian wants a Missouri “red flag” law

Washington Missourian letter: Pacific sexagenarian cheers COVID vaccine, believes in “long COVID,” says “Missouri politicians playing doctor … are the real threat to citizen health”

Combest, The Missouri Times, 10/21/21: COVID “expanded the victimhood narrative beyond the usual winners (e.g., people who check multiple diversity boxes) to literally everyone in the state” 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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