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Capitol Perspectives: Overcoming Political Catastrophes

In the aftermath of the Todd Akin controversy, one of my reporters asked me if I could remember a Missouri politician who had recovered from a similar catastrophic setback.

09/21/2012

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Capitol Perspectives: A Sad Time in Missouri’s Legislature

This year’s veto session was a sad time for me. It always is in even-numbered years.

09/14/2012

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Capitol Perspectives: Campaign 2012, Advertising or Policy?

I have a confession… I am not looking forward to the fall campaign season.

08/28/2012

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Psychologist Pleads Guilty Of Defrauding Healthcare Of $1 Million Dollars

A western Missouri psychologist who was accused of claiming to see patients 364 days a year has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of $1 million.

08/17/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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Mattingly Considers Clemens Trial Waste of Money

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–06/19/2012

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Capitol Perspectives: Term Limits

If you had to pick one factor to explain the difficulties encountered during the 2012 session of Missouri’s legislature, it would have to be term limits.

05/11/2012

Migrant Workers Employed On Colorado's Largest Organic Farm

Minimum Wage, Payday Loan Petitions Submitted

Supporters of raising Missouri’s minimum wage and limiting payday loans submitted petitions Sunday to get the separate measures on the November ballot, beating this weekend’s deadline to turn in signatures.

05/06/2012

St. Louis County Health Department Director Dr. Dolores Gunn and County Executive Charlie Dooley (KMOX/File)

$580,231 Discovered in St. Louis County Bank Account

The dollars were deposited in 1985-86, after the sale of the old County Hospital’s land.

04/24/2012

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