Monday, June 3, 2024 – Missouri political news headlines

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Politico: Trump attorney Will Scharf spars with ABC host over bias

The Hill: Stephanopoulos cuts off Trump lawyer Will Scharf after Scharf suggests Biden was behind Trump conviction

P-D: Faculty urge Washington University to drop charges against protesters (avoid stltoday paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

KCUR: Activists call on University of Missouri to stop investing in Israeli companies and defense manufacturers (link via

This Week in Missouri Politics: Kurt Schaefer talks with Scott Faughn about 3rd Congressional District campaign (0:25); Trump trial (1:40); legislative accomplishments (6:15); why Trump will win (7:30); more on Trump trial (8:35); Trump trial vs. O.J. Simpson trial (12:45); Stephen Webber on running for 19th Senate District seat (16:40); early days in Capitol politics (17:30); Mizzou’s status and budget funding (20:35); PQs and being an effective member of the minority (22:15); Republicans botching the candidate filing process (23:45); who won the week: the people of Missouri and Elijah & Joelle Haahr (27:25)

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Monday (Segment A): Kurt Schaefer vs. Bob Onder 3rd Congressional District race; Dean Plocher lawsuit; Wash U. faculty vote; Will Scharf vs. George Stephanopolous; Brad on soy/corn planting and refuting “knee high by the Fourth of July” misinterpretation

Brad & John Show, Monday (Segment C): State of Ashcroft vs. Kehoe vs. Eigel; Brad follows through on allowing political advertising on Westplex 107.1 FM

Brad Hildebrand’s Westplex 107.1 FM: How to buy political advertising for St. Charles County: Hot AC (Adult Contemporary – Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Post Malone, et al.)

KWTO: All the Above with Garett Bowles: Bullying “weird” libs; Chip Slate, founder of “Being Libertarian” founder Chip Slate breaks down the Libertarian Party convention, and why they should unite around Trump; Gary Nolan of “The Gary Nolan Show” on why he’ll be voting for Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver (Spotify version here)

Apple Podcasts: All “All The Above” podcasts

Brad (Hildebrand) & John (Combest) Show on 104.5 FM (WashMo), Friday (Segment A): How the Trump trial verdict will affect Andrew Bailey vs. Will Scharf primary; weed tax stacking ruling; cross-dresser vs. Boeing

Brad & John Show on Instagram: Friday show summary

Southeast Missourian; Moms Demand Action promotes annual “Wear Orange” gimmick; fellowship recipient Leslie Washington says Mayor Stacy Kinder will attend event, present proclamation supporting gun-control group (avoid Southeast Missourian paywall by reading Combest-archived version here)

Moms Demand Action/Everytown gun control fellowship requirements: Recipients “will be expected to find, share and report out on 5 story sharing engagements over the course of the calendar year”

Missouri Independent: Missouri education package establishes long-time priorities, stomping smaller bills

Midwest Newsroom’s Natalie Krebs, via St. Louis Public Radio: The push for embryo rights worries IVF patients and doctors in the Midwest

SNL letters: Missouri Public Transit Association and Citizens for Modern Transit Executive Director Kimberly Cella on transit’s key #moleg wins; Springfield septuagenarian says Will Scharf appeals to “low-information or blindly biased voters”

YouTube short (NEW!): Stop political trolls, harassers and creepers from causing you angst on social media (60 seconds) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)

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