Saturday, December 16, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: Hawley will now focus on federal budget to get payment for St. Louis area radiation victims

SNL: Sen. Josh Hawley pitches law making AI companies liable for harmful content users generate Jason Kander promotes Lucas Kunce on MSNBC

The Daily Beast, 2/25/23: “(Jason) Kander declined a request to discuss Kunce’s bid … ‘I think in a few months I’ll be ready to weigh in on those questions,’ Kander said.”

Jason Kander on X, August 2018: “The #BlueWave starts in KC. Big group of first-time canvassers came out to knock doors for Claire McCaskill.”

Missouri Independent: Rudy Giuliani lawyer shifts blame to St. Louis-based Gateway Pundit in defamation case

Missouri Independent: Liberal D.C. group wants Congress to increase spending on WIC; Center for Budget and Policy Priorities claims 27,000 Missourians could lose handouts

Washington Missourian: Franklin County clerk to accept GOP candidate filings regardless of vetting plan

Three weeks ago: 104.5FM (Washington): The Brad (Hildebrand) and John (Combest) Show Instagram reel: Should county committees in Missouri be allowed to reject candidates that don’t meet certain GOP criteria? B-roll featuring Eric Greitens, GOP Sen. Ben Brown and members of the Franklin County Republican Central Committee

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Rep. Donna Baringer (D-St. Louis City), top Dem consultant Jane Dueker and GOP mastermind Gregg Keller on how some Democrats are turning their backs on Jewish voters (17:45); how Gov. Parson’s appointment of Gabe Gore has been a success (24:00)

Southeast Missourian: Former governor nominee and Democratic party chair Betty Hearnes dies

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri becomes last with statewide prescription database as new program goes online

Missourinet: Sen. Bill Eigel (R-Weldon Spring) lays out legislative priorities

Missourinet: Bill from Rep. Patty Lewis (D-Kansas City) ensures online health care visits are reimbursed

Missourinet: Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia) says state Board of Education did the right thing on “social-emotional learning”

Missouri Independent: A quarter of Missouri cannabis microbusiness license winners deemed ineligible

KC Star: Missouri could strip weed micro-licenses from 11 companies with eligibility questions (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KMBC: Missouri State Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick to unveil ‘preliminary results’ of audit of Jackson County Assessment Department (link via

Missouri Independent: Missouri Supreme Court weighs whether crimes against children should sever parental rights

KCUR: Up to Date with Steve Kraske: Inmate from Kansas City says a prison education program turned him into a ‘lifelong learner’

P-D: Missouri life expectancy crept up last year as COVID deaths decreased

St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air: Book promo: “Black St. Louis” tales of “nightclub owners” and “enslaved people” are extra important because “they [sic?] are trying to decide what should be taught in schools for African American history” archives: Search tag: St. Louis Public Radio liberal book promos

KC Star editorial: Missouri AG Andrew Bailey isn’t defending free speech. He’s just trying to boost Elon Musk’s X (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on AOL here)

St. Joseph News-Press: Time for tough questions on a four-day school week

P-D’s Kurt Erickson: Missouri lawmakers prep for annual session amid election-year posturing 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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