Dave Robertson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vetoes-nixon-set-table-hectic-mo-veto-session-september <p>Missouri <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon's</a> record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.</p><p>According to the Associated Press, the Democratic Governor struck down 29 of the 145 non-budgetary bills sent to him by the Republican-dominated House and Senate.&nbsp; Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:58:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28297 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September ‘We The People…’ UMSL Professor’s New Book Highlights What The Framers Were Really Thinking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/we-people-umsl-professor-s-new-book-highlights-what-framers-were-really-thinking <p><em>Encore Presentation: This program's original broadcast was on March 19, 2013</em>.</p><p>Having existed and endured for more than 225 years, the U.S. Constitution and the intent of those who created it continues to be a hotly contested topic.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 18:05:00 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 10356 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ‘We The People…’ UMSL Professor’s New Book Highlights What The Framers Were Really Thinking Political Spending 'Arms Race' Makes It A Good Year For TV Stations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-spending-arms-race-makes-it-good-year-tv-stations <p>It’s estimated that TV stations’ political ad revenues were around $2.6 billion last year – a 68 percent increase from just 4 years ago.</p><p>This was the first big election since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010 that declared corporations to be people and money to be speech. The ruling&nbsp;made 2012 a good year for TV stations that get paid to air political ads.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Spending 'Arms Race' Makes It A Good Year For TV Stations Santorum win presents problems for Republicans according to political scientist http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/santorum-win-presents-problems-republicans-according-political-scientist <p>Rick Santorum is the winner of Missouri&#39;s presidential primary. The primary was held Tuesday and is non-binding.</p><p>Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul were on the ballot, Newt Gingrich was not.</p><p>Early this morning, St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Julie Bierach interviewed University of Missouri-St. Louis political science professor Dave Robertson about the results.</p><p><strong>What does a Missouri win mean for Santorum&rsquo;s campaign?</strong></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:51:08 +0000 Julie Bierach 3034 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Santorum win presents problems for Republicans according to political scientist Still no major GOP candidate for Mo. Governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/still-no-major-gop-candidate-mo-governor <p>Election Day 2012 is just under a year away, and there&rsquo;s still no major Republican challenger to Democrat <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Jay Nixon</a> in next year&rsquo;s Missouri Governor&rsquo;s race.</p><p>GOP<a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Lt. Governor Peter Kinder </a>still has not announced his intentions, despite raising over a million dollars for a potential gubernatorial run.&nbsp; Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the <a href="http://umsl.edu/">University of Missouri &ndash; St. Louis.</a>&nbsp; He says allegations about Kinder&rsquo;s past visits to a strip club may have harmed his ability to financially keep pace with Nixon. Tue, 08 Nov 2011 23:25:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2435 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Still no major GOP candidate for Mo. Governor Allegations of Kinder history with ex-stripper could damage his political future, UMSL prof. says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/allegations-kinder-history-ex-stripper-could-damage-his-political-future-umsl-prof-says <p>Political observers say<a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder&rsquo;s </a>political future could be in jeopardy, if reports alleging his pursuit of a former stripper and nude model are true.</p><p>The<a href="http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2011/08/peter_kinder_penthouse_pet_scandalet.php"> St. Louis Riverfront Times published an interview with Tammy Chapman</a>, who worked as a stripper in the St. Louis area in the 90&rsquo;s and claimed that the then-State Senator was &ldquo;one of her best customers.&rdquo; Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:19:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1847 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Allegations of Kinder history with ex-stripper could damage his political future, UMSL prof. says