Monday, October 2, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico’s Playbook: Happy Birthday to Missouri’s U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison

NY Times: Cori Bush weighs in on California’s U.S. Senate diversity pick; California Democratic state Senator Scott Wiener cheers “elevating a black lesbian to the U.S. Senate”

Show Me Missourah: Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary R. Russell and Clerk of the Missouri Supreme Court Betsy AuBuchon talk about their past endeavors, time with the court and the importance of the court to Missourians [Part 1 of 2]

This Week in Missouri Politics: Sen. Justin Brown [R-Rolla] and Rep. Mike Haffner [R-Pleasant Hill] talk with Scott Faughn about foreign ownership of Missouri farmland and potential effects on Missouri’s soybean exports [0:30]; suburban Republicans’ failure to understand agriculture [5:20]; landfill controversy, governor’s veto and social media misinformation [7:15]; Haffner’s state Senate announcement this Thursday [10:30]; GOV governor’s primary [11:10]; Wake Up Mid-Missouri host Branden Rathert and Tightline Public Affairs’ Jack Cardetti on Missouri Independent’s anti-Dean Plocher piece and constituent service software [14:50]; Missouri’s marijuana program [18:50]; GOP governor primary [21:30]; federal government shutdown [25:05]; who won the week: Sen. Lincoln Hough [R-Springfield], Kansas City Chiefs, Missouri Supreme Court selection process and female majority [26:50]

Missouri Independent’s Rudi Keller: Bill Eigel and Will Scharf use Targeted Victory for fundraising; Comments from GOP consultant “Mike Haffner [sic],” others

johncombest_com on Twitter: Tip for journalists: Don’t be the next contestant on The Haf[f]ner is Right.

johncombest_com on Instagram: Reel: Revenge of the #mogov Nerds

SNL: State plans to bring mental health program to Greene County Jail

Brownfield Ag News: Missouri pork executive reflects on 40 years of leadership; Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn calls Don Nikodim “the godfather of the agricultural organizations”

Washington Missourian: State seeking bids to run Union License Office

Westplex 107.1FM [St. Charles County]: St. Louis Radio Hall of Famer Brad Hildebrand reveals which Missouri Department of Revenue office is the fastest and most competent – and how Director Wayne Wallingford [literally] can’t accept a compliment

Springfield Daily Citizen: Experts share history of conflict, coordination between water stakeholders at SWMO Water Conference [to avoid Springfield Daily Citizen paywall, open “Incognito” or “Private” window browser, then Google the article title]

Washington Missourian: Missouri Department of Conservation seeks feedback from turkey, deer hunters

Southeast Missourian: Governor touts Missouri’s black walnuts [get around Southeast Missourian paywall here]

KC Star Managing Editor Andale Gross: Introducing new “Reality Check” story series; “One of The Star’s strengths is its track record of holding institutions accountable” [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

KC Star, 7/18/23: AP’s “race and ethnicity news editor” handed The Star’s managing editor job; Andale Gross’ work in Chicago explored “how the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately ravaged communities of color,” now “plans to work hard to ensure underrepresented communities” in KC have their tales told [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

KC Star editorial page editor Yvette Walker: American Public Square cancels “transgender rights” forum after trans advocates pull out; activists unhappy that Washington University whistleblower Jamie Reed would be allowed to speak [avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here]

Missouri Independent’s Janice Ellis: Reclaiming our voices of reason amid all the craziness; thoughts on uniting the nation, “the values we all share,” old-timey quotes, etc.

Combest, The Missouri Times, 8/7/23: “The Independent has published 25 of [diversity columnist Janice Ellis’] columns in the past 12 months, and one [1] was exclusively focused on Missouri issues.”

P-D’s Tony Messenger, seven years ago today: Exclusive: Steve Roberts raped Cora Faith Walker [get around stltoday paywall here]

P-D editorial, 4/19/22: Forced to defend himself, Steve Roberts releases documents showing Cora Faith Walker’s “rape” allegation was a lie [get around stltoday paywall by reading free syndicated version on stltoday here]

Combest book: “Does [black protagonist’s] #BossBabe text thread give honest feedback on [her] actions, or does it reflexively encourage and enable [her] approval-seeking behavior? Are they the type of women that would enable other self-destructive behaviors?” [p. 56]

Combest book: “Do you see [your friends acting out] with excessive pride and choose to stroke their ego, potentially encouraging their self-destructive behaviors? Do you see how such enabling behavior could cause them to kill their highs and live by loews?” [p.87] 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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