Thursday, February 8, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Fox News: Biden torched by Elon Musk, Eric Schmitt and others for claiming Trump is ‘only reason’ the border is not secure

Newsmax: Video: Missouri’s Eric Schmitt says border bill “an express lane for illegal immigration”

97.1 FM: Annie Frey Show: Sen. Eric Schmitt on Biden’s refusal to fix the border crisis (5:35); problems with border bill, including amnesty officers (6:35); Biden’s desperation (8:20); idea for Biden drinking game (8:50); path to amnesty (9:20); plain language explanation of “remain in Mexico” policy and other actionable remedies (10:05)

Sikeston Standard Democrat: Charleston woman deemed a ‘Champion of Missouri’ by Schmitt for community volunteer service

Fox Business: Ann Wagner presses Janet Yellen on whether Treasury Department moved to surveil Americans’ legal purchases

97.1 FM (St. Louis): Mark Reardon Show: Ann Wagner on standing up to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in 2021 (4:30); surveillance of transactions involving Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and more (5:45); next steps (8:15)

St. Louis Public Radio: Former state lawmaker Maria Chappelle-Nadal jumps into 1st Congressional District race

AP: How the ‘squad’ is fighting back against pro-Israel PACs with record fundraising

This Week in Missouri Politics Mid-Week Update: Scott Faughn on 3rd Congressional District GOP primary (0:45); open judgeships (17:15); federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) (21:00); lack of action at the Capitol this week (26:15); Palestinian protests (27:15); more on FRA (28:20); IP with concurrent jurisdiction (29:40); Stateswoman of the Year event honoring Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin on March 5 at Missouri Farm Bureau (32:00); Women’s Legislative Conference silent auction (32:20); Chiefs vs. 49ers (33:40)

KWTO: The Elijah Haahr Show: GOP mastermind Gregg Keller on coalition of Democrats and Republicans who support Israel (-8:40); “awful” protester behavior, many of them “stupid college kids” (-7:55); what Keller saw on trip to Israel (-6:40); AIPAC (-5:35); Missouri’s relationship with Israel (-4:30); how RGK got involved with AIPAC (-2:30); importance of security to protect against “rowdy, violent bunch” of protesters (-1:40) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Wednesday morning segments: Quick hits on Palestine-Israel stunts and assault on Jay Ashcroft, Maria Chappelle-Nadal for Congress, and Mayorkas vote (Segment A, 1:45); Combest on Taylor Swift collaboration with “Florence and the Machines [sic]” (Segment B, 3:30); praise for some people at another radio station (Segment B, 7:10); how you can tell when people in politics and media are secure and genuinely self-confident (Segment B, 10:45); simple tip for handling people who treat you disrespectfully (Segment B, 16:10)

P-D: Judge bars ‘over-the-top’ dicamba spraying on farms; ruling is ‘significant setback’ for Bayer (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Thursday morning segments: Quick hits on Gregg Keller’s recap of the AIPAC event, Ann Wagner vs. Janet Yellen, and Bayer in Missouri (Segment A, 4:30); 60-second primer on the dicamba controversy (Segment A, 17:00); the attack on Jay Ashcroft and what might happen if a white male roughed up a black female election official (Segment B, 2:00)

SNL’s Greta Cross: Missouri secretary of state candidate Valentina Gomez burns LGBTQ books in video

SNL’s Greta Cross, 11/3/23: LGBTQIA* hero profile series: Aaron Schekorra’s latest venture, Queerly Caffeinated, blends love of coffee, LGBTQ advocacy; area queer rationalizes why he resells generic coffee from a California dealer rather than from a Missouri company

SNL’s Greta Cross, 11/1/23: Event promo: Come support the LGBTQ community’s Black Tie event; how to participate in live silent auction

5/12/23: Springfield News-Leader’s Stephen Herzog: Congratulations to our Greta Cross for winning Missouri Press Association award; content creator says she’s proud of expanding promotion of LGBTQIA+ community, is currently working on a podcast celebrating rural Missouri drag shows

Southeast Missourian: AG Andrew Bailey touts successes to Cape Girardeau Lions Club (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D: ‘Thousands’ attend launch events in Missouri to gather signatures to put abortion on the ballot (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

P-D photo gallery: Abortion petition party at The Pageant (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): League of Women Voters of Missouri VP Nancy Copenhaver on why group opposes initiative petition changes

Missourinet: Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Rhodes Russell wants mental health courts, jury duty pay boost

Missouri Independent: Missouri chief justice calls for action as hundreds wait in jails for mental health services

St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Chief Justice Russell calls for boosts in mental health services, juror pay

P-D: Senate Republicans block rape and incest exceptions for Missouri abortion ban (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Republicans block attempt to add rape, incest exemptions to Missouri’s abortion ban

Missouri Independent: Lawmakers want to raise teacher pay but anticipate Senate resistance

KRES/KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Adrian Plank (D-Columbia) on why he opposes open enrollment

P-D: In Missouri’s capital city, more than $1 billion in construction on tap by state government (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Missouri Independent: Rep. Phil Christofanelli (R-St. Peters) hopes to shield cryptocurrency mining from state and local regulation

KC Star: Bill from Rep. Ashley Aune (D-Kansas City) would undo ‘archaic loophole’ about pregnancy and divorce (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

P-D: Librarians urge lawmakers to shelve plan to turn Missouri libraries over to elected boards (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star’s Joel Mathis: Mark Alford and Eric Burlison lying about Trump’s responsibility for Jan. 6 insurrection (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star op-ed: The Literacy Lab’s Emily Durig: Missouri kids are way behind. Making them guess at words doesn’t teach them to read (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KC Star op-ed: Androgynous human Alex Murfey: “I am scared for the future of Kansas City for one big reason: legislation in Kansas and Missouri specifically targeting trans and gender-nonconforming people”; legislators are “targeting basic human needs. We all have to go to the restroom.” (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback ($12.99) and Amazon Kindle ($7.99)

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