Category: Politics

Greitens charged with two felony counts regarding the use of a donor list from nonprofit charity during his campaign

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been charged with two additional felony counts with the use of a donor list from his nonprofit charity during his gubernatorial campaign in 2015. The news was announced by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday afternoon. According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Gardner charged Greitens regarding two counts of tampering with computer data: modifying or destroying, disclosing or accessing for an incident […]

RELEASE: Blunt to Give Remarks During Best Buddies Friendship Walk Opening Ceremony

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Maryland Heights, Mo., tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m. CT to give remarks during the opening ceremony of the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that creates lasting friendships, employment opportunities, and assists with leadership development skills for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:30 a.m. CT Senator Blunt to Give Remarks During Best Buddies Friendship […]

RELEASE: Petersen Trailblazing New Way to Connect to Voters in Missouri

Kansas City, MO. — Austin Petersen, candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, is the first Missouri candidate to join the YourVote platform. Petersen has been actively utilizing technology to run his campaign, from cryptocurrency donations to being heavily involved with his supporters on social media, and now to bringing a new service to the state of Missouri. YourVote is a nonpartisan platform which will help voters give direct input to their elected officials and candidates […]

A recap on where things are and what’s ahead after a tumultuous week for embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

As the deadline to charge Governor Eric Greitens with another felony looms, all eyes will be on the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Friday. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens, likely giving the embattled governor a chance to defend himself in trial, which is set to begin on May 14. Greitens is accused of allegedly taking a picture of a […]

Nasheed requests ‘additional security’ from Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is calling on the Department of Public Safety to beef up security in the Missouri State Capitol — because of Gov. Eric Greitens. In a letter sent to the head of DPS, Director Drew Juden on Wednesday, Nasheed formally requested additional security “within and around the Missouri Capitol complex” in response to the allegations of domestic violence and “continued rumors of erratic and dangerous behavior” by Greitens. Nasheed […]

RELEASE: Blunt meets Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year for the U.S. Army

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met Rebekah Paxton, Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year for the U.S. Army. Rebekah lives in Harrisonville, Missouri. Blunt released the following statement after the visit: “Rebekah is a shining example of the best of our country. When her family needed her after her father was injured as a combat medic, Rebekah went above and beyond at home while taking on a heavy academic course load, […]

Legislator rebukes Greitens defense team’s call for Hawley’s recusal

Following Gov. Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against fellow Republican and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, some Missouri legislators are choosing sides. Court filings show that the embattled governor issued the request on Monday, a day before Hawley stole the headlines with his press conference announcing that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Greitens regarding the charity he started, The Mission Continues. Greitens’ defense attorney’s also asked Hawley to recuse himself Monday from […]

Greitens files request for restraining order against Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General stole the headlines on Tuesday with his press conference announcement saying that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Gov. Eric Greitens. But in what some are calling a seemingly bizarre turn of events, court filings now show that the embattled governor has filed a request for a restraining order against the attorney general. The date of the filing, however, shows that it was filed the day […]

Senate approves one appointment to Ethics Commission, quorum re-established

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Ethics Commission is now in a position to begin hearing cases once again. The MEC had been rendered ineffective in mid-March when three of its members’ terms expired. But with a voice vote of the Missouri Senate on Thursday, the commission now meets the bare minimum number of members required for a quorum. The Senate gave their approval of an appointment by Gov. Eric Greitens, adding former state Rep. Wayne Henke, […]

RELEASE: Blunt announces new $10 million grant to combat opioid epidemic in Missouri

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), today announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Missouri another $10 million opioid crisis grant. This is the second year in a row Missouri has received $10 million in opioid crisis grant funding. “In 2016, nearly three Missourians died every day from an opioid overdose,” said Blunt. […]