John Ashcroft http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Republicans Vie To Keep Control Of Democratic-Leaning District http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republicans-vie-keep-control-democratic-leaning-district <p>While Jay Ashcroft, the son of former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, was always interested in politics, he also said he didn’t consider it “the highest calling.”</p><p>“My highest calling in life is to be a good husband to my wife and to be a good father for my kids," said the attorney and engineer from unincorporated St. Louis County. “In the last couple of years when I’ve seen how government has been working at the state level and unfortunately not always working, I kept coming around to the conclusion that I need to be part of the solution.”</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:00:15 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34823 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republicans Vie To Keep Control Of Democratic-Leaning District Tom Schlafly Commentary: Emerson's House Resignation 'Disappointing' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tom-schlafly-commentary-emersons-house-resignation-disappointing <P>Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson’s <A href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/newly-re-elected-emerson-leaving-congress-feb">decision to resign</A> from the House of Representatives is disappointing for two reasons.</P> <P>First, she’s resigning from a position to which she was just elected last month. What happened? She didn’t suddenly and unexpectedly come down with a serious illness that would prevent her from serving out her term. There was no family crisis that would require her to spend more time at home. No. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:33:00 +0000 Tom Schlafly 7138 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tom Schlafly Commentary: Emerson's House Resignation 'Disappointing' Former Mo. Gov. Ashcroft joins company once known as Blackwater http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-mo-gov-ashcroft-joins-company-once-known-blackwater <p>Former U.S. Attorney General and Missouri Governor John Ashcroft is joining the security firm once known as Blackwater.</p><p>Investment group USTC Holdings, LLC, said Wednesday that Ashcroft is serving as an independent director for Moyock, N.C.-based Xe Services.</p><p>The director positions were created in December when USTC purchased Xe. The private company became famous as Blackwater, which provided guards and services to the U.S. government in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.</p> Wed, 04 May 2011 14:48:02 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1172 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Mo. Gov. Ashcroft joins company once known as Blackwater