Republican Party http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blunt Offers State of the Union 'Prebuttal' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-offers-state-union-prebuttal <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri says President Obama has "a lot of explaining to do” in his State of the Union address Tuesday.</p><p>Blunt offered a preemptive rebuttal to the speech in the GOP’s weekly radio address Saturday, saying Americans are suffering under unnecessary regulation and lackluster job creation.</p><p>Obama is expected to call for a “Year of Action” on poverty, but Blunt calls the focus on income inequality “more of the same.”</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:36:53 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Offers State of the Union 'Prebuttal' Despite Condemning The Candidate, The NRSC Funneled Money To Akin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-condemning-candidate-nrsc-funneled-money-akin <p><em>Updated at 2:02 with McCaskill's&nbsp;finances.</em></p><p>In spite of repeated assurances that they wouldn't support Congressman Todd Akin's senate bid after his damning comments regarding "legitimate rape," the National Republican Senatorial Committee funneled&nbsp;$756,000 into Akin's campaign during the days before the election.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:28:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7140 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Condemning The Candidate, The NRSC Funneled Money To Akin Morning headlines: Monday, April 16, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-april-16-2012 <p><em>Amanda Vinicky contributed reporting from Springfield.</em></p><p><strong>Ill. lawmakers have packed agenda when they return to Springfield</strong></p><p>State lawmakers in Illinois have about seven weeks left to untangle a host of thorny problems.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:22:42 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3492 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, April 16, 2012 Gingrich's S.C. win might not help him much in Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gingrichs-sc-win-might-not-help-him-much-missouri <p> In the short term, <strong>Newt Gingrich&#39;s</strong> strong victory Saturday in South Carolina&#39;s Republican presidential primary might not have much of an impact in Missouri -- where he&#39;s <a href="/voices/blogs/political-blogs/beacon-backroom/114377-newt-fails-to-file-in-missouris-presidential-primary-that-gop-plans-to-ignore">not even on the ballot </a>for the state&#39;s non-binding presidential primary Feb. 7.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jo Mannies 34523 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gingrich's S.C. win might not help him much in Missouri Gingrich's S.C. win might not help him much in Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gingrichs-sc-win-might-not-help-him-much-missouri-0 <p> In the short term, <strong>Newt Gingrich&#39;s</strong> strong victory Saturday in South Carolina&#39;s Republican presidential primary might not have much of an impact in Missouri -- where he&#39;s <a href="/voices/blogs/political-blogs/beacon-backroom/114377-newt-fails-to-file-in-missouris-presidential-primary-that-gop-plans-to-ignore">not even on the ballot </a>for the state&#39;s non-binding presidential primary Feb. 7.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jo Mannies 34906 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gingrich's S.C. win might not help him much in Missouri GOP chances of winning Mo. offices in trouble, Mizzou prof. says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-chances-winning-mo-offices-trouble-mizzou-prof-says <p>A political observer says<a href="http://www.mogop.org/"> Republicans in Missouri </a>may have already blown their chances to win state-level statewide offices next year.</p><p>The Secretary of State&rsquo;s race is the only one with any major GOP contenders (State Senators Scott Rupp and Bill Stouffer, and House Speaker Pro-tem Shane Schoeller), following <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republican-tilley-drops-out-mo-lt-gov-race">Steven Tilley&rsquo;s departure from the Lt. Governor&rsquo;s race</a>.&nbsp; Current Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R)&nbsp;still hasn&rsquo;t announced whether he&rsquo;s running for governor. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 22:57:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2457 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP chances of winning Mo. offices in trouble, Mizzou prof. says Illinois GOP announces straw poll for 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-gop-announces-straw-poll-2012 <p>The <a href="http://www.weareillinois.org/">Illinois Republican Party</a> plans a statewide pre-primary straw poll ahead of the 2012 presidential election.</p><p>The party <a href="http://www.weareillinois.org/connect/newsDetail.aspx?newsID=11176">made the announcement</a> Sunday night at an event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. The Illinois GOP says the straw poll will be Nov. 5 and measure the support of Republican presidential hopefuls.</p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 18:27:12 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 473 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois GOP announces straw poll for 2012 Wagner wants top Republican post http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wagner-wants-top-republican-post <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc-LPfujwqE&amp;feature=player_embedded</p><p>Ann Wagner, a <a href="http://www.annwagner.com/meet-ann-wagner.html">familiar face to Missouri Republicans</a>, (and <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/785291/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/MO.GOP.head.Ann.Wagner.becomes.an.Ambassador">the people of Luxembourg</a>) announced her intentions for a bigger post today; Chairman of the <a href="http://www.gop.com/">Republican National Committee</a>.</p><p> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:51:20 +0000 Bill Raack & Kelsey Proud 38 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org