In this week’s Political Speaking news roundup, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum, Julie O’Donoghue and Jo Mannies discuss Sen. Roy Blunt’s reaction to the Democratic House’s move toward impeaching President Trump and the Ukraine controversy.
We also chat about the ongoing discussion over new gambling machines that have popped up in gas stations, fraternal lodges and convenience stores across the state. House lawmakers held a hearing in Jefferson City on Thursday regarding whether the new machines are legal and the challenges with regulating them.
We then talk to the Kansas City Star’s lead political reporter Jason Hancock about his recent story regarding the cost to the state of fighting a lawsuit over former Gov. Greitens’ administration use of a self-deleting text application. Hancock found legal expenses related to the lawsuit have cost the state over $340,000.
The final segment takes a look back at the 2016 debate at Washington University between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Articles and events referenced in this podcast:
- More information about Blunt and impeachment can be found in “U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt: House Democrats Ready To Move On Impeachment”
- Jason Hancock’s latest story on litigation around the self-deleting text application: “Missouri’s governor’s office paid private attorneys $340,000 in Greitens Confide case”
- You can find “The Daily Show” skit featuring John Oliver at the Washington University 2008 vice presidential debate here.
- You can find Jason Rosenbaum's favorite political debate moment here.
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Follow Jason Hancock on Twitter: @J_Hancock
Outgoing Music: “Time Of my Life” by Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
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