Saturday, February 10, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Jason Rosenbaum’s “The Politically Speaking Hour”: Missouri political parties grudgingly organize contests to select presidential delegates; conversation with Missouri Democratic Party Executive Director Matthew Patterson and GOP political activist Chris Grahn-Howard

97.1 FM (St. Louis): The Annie Frey Show on YouTube: Trump attorney Will Scharf says special counsel’s report is “dynamite” exploding the Biden campaign (1:45); Biden’s specific lies about retaining documents (7:30); postmortem of the Biden press conference (8:30); Democrats’ Catch-22 on Biden’s memory (9:30); much more

P-D: State Sen. Brian Williams opts not to run for Cori Bush’s congressional seat (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KC Star: Emanuel Cleaver’s Chiefs or Nancy Pelosi’s 49ers? Here’s the lawmakers’ Super Bowl bets (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

KOMU: Gov. Parson orders Capitol dome to shine red, gold to honor Chiefs in Super Bowl

NPR, via KCUR: Super Bowl betting soars, but it’s still not legal in Chiefs and 49ers home states (link via

P-D: Missouri Catholic dioceses send cash to help defeat pro-abortion effort (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Franklin/St. Charles/Warren Counties): Friday morning segments: Cape Girardeau County coroner plays the race card against AG Andrew Bailey, plus SLU reparations (Segment A, 4:30); why mainstream media loves “Republican buts …” (Segment A, 8:45); credit to Jamie Corley for one (1!) thing (Segment A, 9:45); Jay Ashcroft may or may not have thrown an elbow at pro-Palestine protester (Segment A, 16:45); school board election trope: NEA slates vs. nutjobs (Segment C, 10:10)

Follow The Brad & John Show on Instagram: Detailed summaries of each show

USA Today: Weekly U.S. Department of Labor stats on Missouri unemployment claims

The Missouri Times: Tax credits for child care passes House

P-D: Adult “entertainment” sites would be required to verify Missouri users’ ages under proposed state laws (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Washington Missourian: Consultants named for I-44 study

JCNT: Missouri State Highway Patrol names public information/education director

AP’s David Crary: Transsexual victimhood overview: “The essence of the attack: Scores of bills enacted in Republican-governed states over the past few years targeting transgender people.”

johncombest_com on Instagram, January 2023: Objective, unbiased media agrees: Missouri Republicans guilty of targeting.

P-D: Former St. Louis Alderman Jeffrey Boyd (D) released from federal prison (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

The Heartlander’s Michael Ryan: End of the republic? Allowing states to ban disfavored presidential candidates from the ballot would be just that, Sen. Josh Hawley argues 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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