Saturday, April 27, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Missourinet: U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison leads effort calling on alumni and donors to Columbia University in New York to cut off funding

Fox News’ Hannity: Sen. Josh Hawley: Anti-Israel student protests ‘are a disgrace’ (link via

P-D: Faculty, students denounce Washington University response to campus protests of war in Gaza; Resist WashU and St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee to hold “emergency march for Palestine” stunt today in Forest Park (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (Washington, Mo.), Friday morning (Segment B): Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman live on air discussing the anti-Israel protesters outside her home; activists “chant things that they don’t understand,” decline Coleman’s magnanimous offer of delicious sparkling mineral water

Missouri Independent: Amid Dean Plocher obstruction allegations, talk turns to fixes for House ethics rules

Brad & John Show, Friday morning (Segment A): The Media vs. Dean Plocher and how progressive attacks may affect GOP primary voters; Gateway Pundit legal issues; KC Star job listing; more

AP: Missouri, 16 other states challenge federal rules entitling workers to accommodations for abortion

USA Today: Weekly Missouri unemployment claims data

KWIX (Moberly): Rep. Danny Busick (R-Newtown) says he was wrong to support presidential caucuses over primaries

SNL: Andrew Bailey pitches plan to establish human trafficking task force in Missouri statute

Missourinet: Push to pass Missouri anti-trafficking measures; Bill from Rep. Jeff Myers (R-Warrenton) awaits Senate action

Brownfield Ag News: Gov. Parson extends drought alert

Southeast Missourian: Jackson School District addressing lead testing results as part of new Missouri law (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

JCNT: Missouri Department of Corrections focused on second-chance opportunities, employment

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Conservation encouraged by low chronic wasting disease (CWD) numbers in deer

P-D editorial: Missourians have one week left to help get abortion rights on the ballot (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Brad & John Show, Friday morning (Segment B): Sen. Mary Elizabeth Coleman live on air explaining “Decline to Sign” campaign, the flaws in pro-abortion ballot initiative, immigration, Missouri Right to Life resources and how to help the pro-life movement this weekend

Brad & John Show, Friday morning (Segment C): Brad Hildebrand’s tribute song to Mary Elizabeth Coleman; MEC and constructive confrontation; update on Hazelwood East attack victim Kaylee Gain; Clayton, Mo.’s attempted ban on gas lawnmowers; John roleplays the liberal case for more EV infrastructure spending; John’s foolish decision to purchase a reel mower; more

Missouri Independent columnist Phill Brooks: Reflections on modern-era Speakers of the House, dating back to Richard Rabbitt

P-D op-ed: Woman who chose to leave Missouri to live in Chicago says Missourians should vote for candidates who support “rational gun policy” (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here) 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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