Tag Archives: Missouri

Greitens Blames “Liberal Media” After Felony Charge

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who has been defiant in saying he will fight the charges he faces, said the conservative agenda he brought to Jefferson City had been met with opposition. “We have been viciously attacked by the liberal media and their allies,” Greitens said. But, he said, “The good news in Missouri is that ...

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GOP Missouri Gov Hit With Second Felony Charge

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with felony computer tampering, his second felony charge in two months, after an attorney general’s office investigation into the veterans charity he founded. The charge — which is essentially electronic theft — stems from his use of a veterans charity’s donor list ahead of the 2016 election. The ...

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MISSOURI: Impeachment Looms For GOP Gov After Release Of Graphic Details On Incident With Mistress

Talking Points Memo reports: A woman who carried out a 2015 affair with Gov. Eric Greitens (R) accused him of coercing her into unwanted sexual contact while she wept on the floor of his basement, according to testimony included in a highly-anticipated Missouri House committee report released Wednesday evening. The 25-page report includes graphic, disturbing claims about a March 2015 ...

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Missouri GOP Gov Refuses To Resign Ahead Of Revenge Porn Trial, Says Mistress Might Have Dreamed It All

CBS News reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admitted to an extramarital affair but defiantly refused to resign in a statement issued ahead of a special legislative committee issuing an investigative report related to an extramarital affair the Republican engaged in before his election. “I will continue to work for the people of Missouri every day,” Greitens said. Greitens called the ...

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Boy’s Death Draws Murder Charge For Ride Designer

CBS News reports: The designer of the Kansas waterslide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016 was taken into custody in Dallas Monday evening after arriving on a flight from China, the U.S. Marshals Service says. John Schooley, 72, was detained at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. He’s charged with second-degree murder. Schooley will be held in the ...

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MISSOURI: Revenge Porn Defense Fund Launched For GOP Governor, Separate Charity Scandal Unfolds

The Kansas City Star reports: Supporters of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have started a defense fund following his indictment on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge related to a 2015 extramarital affair. Internal Revenue Service records show the Republican governor’s backers started the nonprofit Friday. It can take unlimited donations, but those contributions must be publicly reported. The nonprofit is called the ...

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MISSOURI: GOP Gov “Defiant” After Felony Revenge Porn Arrest, Blames “Reckless Liberal Prosecutor”

The Associated Press reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Thursday announced the ...

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BREAKING: Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens Arrested On Felony Charge Over Revenge Porn Threat To Mistress

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted and taken into custody Thursday for felony invasion of privacy, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner’s office announced Thursday afternoon. About 3:45 p.m., on the first floor of the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, a Post-Dispatch reporter saw Greitens being led down a hallway by several St. ...

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Republican Missouri AG Offers To Host Trump’s Parade

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: President Donald Trump faced criticism from former military personnel and veterans’ groups when he said he wanted a military parade, complete with tanks, through the streets of Washington, D.C. But he’s gained some support here in Missouri. On Monday morning, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley tweeted the military parade should roll through the Show Me ...

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GOP US Senate Candidate: Women Should Stay Home And Make Dinner, Not Be “Career-Obsessed Banshees”

Raw Story reports: Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri Courtland Sykes blasted “women’s rights” this week. In a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Sykes said that he had been asked if he “supports women’s rights.” “I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six,” Sykes said, referring to demands he makes of his girlfriend. ...

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MISSOURI: Republican Lawmakers Call For GOP Gov To Resign Over Revenge Porn Blackmail Allegations

The Kansas City Star reports: Republican lawmakers are calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign after allegations that he blackmailed a woman in an effort to keep her quiet about an extramarital affair. Rep. Kathie Conway, a St. Charles Republican and former criminal investigator, encouraged the governor to step down in a piece published by The Missouri Times. “As a ...

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MISSOURI: Prosecutor Opens Probe Into Allegations GOP Governor Blackmailed Mistress With Revenge Porn

The Hill reports: The St. Louis city prosecutor will conduct a formal investigation into allegations that Gov. Eric Greitens (R) blackmailed a woman with whom he had an affair. “Both parties and the people of St. Louis deserve a thorough investigation of these allegations,” prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said Thursday in a statement. Gardner called the allegations “very troubling.” Greitens on ...

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MISSOURI: Republican Governor Confesses To Adultery, Allegedly Threatened Mistress With Revenge Porn

The Kansas City Star reports: Gov. Eric Greitens has admitted he had an extramarital affair in 2015, during a time when he was exploring a campaign for governor. The affair was first reported by St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV. They interviewed the ex-husband of Greitens’ mistress, who secretly recorded his then-wife confessing the affair to him before they divorced in ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Tax Reform Bill

You know he won’t be able to resist bragging about all the totally insane things he’s already done today and will claim victory over NBC News. PBS NewsHour reports: President Donald Trump is making a public show Wednesday of trying to win over Democratic votes for the Republican tax cut package, even as GOP officials have written that off as ...

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MISSOURI: Republican AG Announces US Senate Bid

The guy who once advocated that Missouri legalize anti-LGBT discrimination (even though no statewide protections currently exist) today announced his run for the US Senate. The Associated Press reports: Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has made it official: He’s running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2018. Hawley, a 37-year-old in his first year of ...

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ST. LOUIS: Felony Charge For Man Who Drove Into Protesters At Vigil For Trans Woman Killed By Police

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A man who drove his car into a group of protesters in St. Louis on Wednesday night has been charged with a felony. Mark Colao, 59, was charged Thursday with a felony count of resisting arrest by fleeing and two misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle in a ...

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ST. LOUIS: Car Hits Three At Vigil For Trans Woman Killed By Police, Minor Injuries, Driver Arrested [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A driver in St. Louis on Wednesday was taken into custody after three protesters who blocked traffic were hit by a car during a march for a transgender woman shot and killed by police a day earlier, said police and local media. The driver, who was not identified by police, was taken into custody for felony fleeing, a ...

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MISSOURI: GOP Lawmaker Slaughters Chicken On Facebook Live Because Something Something Abortion

The Kansas City Star reports: In a live video posted to Facebook, a Missouri lawmaker cuts off the head of a chicken while announcing he wants to stop abortions in the state. State Rep. Mike Moon, an Ash Grove Republican, posted the video Monday afternoon. In it, he segues from saying that God entrusted humans to protect and care for ...

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MISSOURI: Republican Lawmaker Declares There’s A “Distinction” Between Human Beings And Gays

From the editorial board of the Kansas City Star: Rick Brattin, a Missouri state representative from Harrisonville, seems pretty certain: Homosexuality and humanity are incompatible. “When you look at the tenets of religion, of the Bible, of the Qur’an, of other religions,” he said Monday, “there is a distinction between homosexuality and just being a human being.” The statement, made ...

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MISSOURI: Cop Files Lawsuit Alleging Superior Told Him To “Tone Down His Gayness” To Earn Promotion

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A 22-year St. Louis County police veteran who was once picked to become the department’s liaison to the gay community is now suing the department for discrimination. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 10, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber claims a former St. Louis County Police Board member told him to “tone down your gayness” if he ever ...

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