Beyond November http://news.stlpublicradio.org en This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-16 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jason </span>Rosenbaum<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is out this week, so we have St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin filling in. Marshall joins Jo </span>Mannies<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the St. Louis Beacon and Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the week in politics.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's show: the special elections bill that's speeding through the statehouse, the early morning voter ID committee and the $6 million plane.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:29:46 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast Reed Accuses Slay Of Campaigning To City Employees, Slay Says He's Just Doing His Job http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reed-accuses-slay-campaigning-city-employees-slay-says-hes-just-doing-his-job <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis Mayoral candidate Lewis Reed is accusing Mayor Francis Slay of campaigning at the expense of taxpayers.</span></p><p>Reed, President of the Board of Aldermen, alleges Slay is holding meetings with city employees to campaign for votes while they are on the clock. Glenn Burleigh, Reed’s campaign manager, claims it’s a coordinated effort aimed at multiple departments.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:59:18 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8637 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reed Accuses Slay Of Campaigning To City Employees, Slay Says He's Just Doing His Job Report: Campaign Finance Laws Worrisome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-campaign-finance-laws-worrisome <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All of the money given by small donors in the 2012 presidential race was matched by only 32 billionaires and corporations, according to a report released Thursday by </span>MoPIRG<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Missouri Public Interest and Research Group.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:59:52 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Campaign Finance Laws Worrisome Blunt Has 'Concerns' About Hagel's Defense Nomination http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-has-concerns-about-hagels-defense-nomination <p>As a new appointee on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican Roy Blunt of Missouri will have a say in the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to Secretary of Defense.</p><p>Blunt will join Democrat Claire McCaskill on the committee that will oversee Hagel's hearing.</p><p>Hagel has solicited the ire of many conservatives for his prior statements on Israel. While he served in Congress, Hagel stated that he was a United States Senator, not “an Israeli Senator.”</p><p>Blunt and his fellow Republicans are concerned he won't be a close enough ally to Israel.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:23:07 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8279 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Has 'Concerns' About Hagel's Defense Nomination Ed Martin On Failed Campaigns, Fundraising And The Future Of The Mo. GOP http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ed-martin-failed-campaigns-fundraising-and-future-mo-gop <p>In a narrow victory on Saturday, Ed Martin edged out incumbent David Cole to become the new Missouri GOP Chairman.</p><p>Many speculate David Cole was ousted because of the GOP's poor performance in statewide races, where the party lost five out of the six races, in spite of Republican Mitt Romney carrying the state by over 10 points.&nbsp;But it's worth noting that Martin chaired the Missouri GOP's Victory 2012 Campaign, which resulted in only one victory for the party.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:00:37 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8134 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ed Martin On Failed Campaigns, Fundraising And The Future Of The Mo. GOP This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-13 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">We're back! It's the first Politically Speaking podcast of the new year.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:14:23 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7992 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast Mo. GOP Divided Over Fiscal Cliff Deal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gop-divided-over-fiscal-cliff-deal <p>Congress may have passed a deal to avert the self-inflicted “fiscal cliff” crisis Tuesday night, but you might want to hold off on celebrating. Another gridlock could be here in a couple of months.</p><p>Missouri lawmakers were divided on the deal. Missouri’s Democrats joined Republican Senator Roy Blunt and Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jo Ann Emerson in voting in favor of the bill.</p><p><em>Below you can see how Missouri's representatives voted. Both Senator Blunt and McCaskill voted in favor of the deal.</em></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:50:38 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. GOP Divided Over Fiscal Cliff Deal NRA Calls For Armed Police At All Schools In Post-Newtown Press Conference http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nra-calls-armed-police-all-schools-post-newtown-press-conference <p><em>Thank you for joining us here for this live event. The event has now concluded.</em></p><p>The <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tragedy-connecticut-deadly-shooting-elementary-school">massacre last week</a> at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. has sparked a national debate on guns and gun control.</p><p>This morning, the National Rifle Association (NRA) made its first public statement after the shootings in Newtown.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:02:10 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Chris McDaniel 7585 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NRA Calls For Armed Police At All Schools In Post-Newtown Press Conference This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/weeks-politically-speaking-podcast-12 <p><span style="font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon's Jo </span>Mannies<span style="font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> and Jason </span>Rosenbaum<span style="font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> to talk about the week's politics.</span></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:00:56 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7556 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org This Week's Politically Speaking Podcast Many Look To Lawmakers To Curb Gun Violence http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/many-look-lawmakers-curb-gun-violence <p><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 15.75pt;">After the tragedy in Connecticut, many are now looking to elected officials to enact legislation that will curb gun violence. But Missouri’s Senators and state representatives don’t agree on what that response should be.</span></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:53:08 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Many Look To Lawmakers To Curb Gun Violence