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Dec. 2, 2010

Senator Kit Bond asks for the arrest of Julian Assange for espionage

Posted to Politics Watch by Steven Dickherber on Dec. 2, 2010 at 7:45 p.m.

Today, U.S. Senator Christopher (Kit) Bond (R-Mo.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the committee, asked Attorney General Eric Holder to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for espionage. "The unauthorized release of this information, including the recent release of approximately 250,000 ...

David Russell announced as commissioner of higher education

Posted to Politics Watch by Steven Dickherber on Dec. 2, 2010 at 7:28 p.m.

Today, the Coordinating Board for Higher Education named David Russell commissioner of higher education. Russell has served as interim commissioner since July 1 when Robert B. Stein retired. “Higher education is the foundation for a prosperous state and enlightened society," Russell said in a press release. The Coordinating Board for ...

Nov. 30, 2010

Congressman Clay elected as Democratic Deputy Whip

Posted to Politics Watch by Steven Dickherber on Nov. 30, 2010 at 6:43 p.m.

Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, D-MO has been elected as one of twelve House Democratic Deputy Whips. The position is responsible for leading Region IV, which includes Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and Kansas. "I am absolutely committed to advancing our Democratic agenda to put America back to work, reduce the budget ...

Senator Kit Bond says Wikileaks release is treason, calls for justice

Posted to Politics Watch by Steven Dickherber on Nov. 30, 2010 at 6:17 p.m.

U.S. Senator Kit Bond, R-MO commented Monday on the recent Wikileaks release of over 250,000 secret U.S. Diplomat cables and documents calling the release treasonous and dangerous. "These leaks of stolen secret documents endanger our troops, critical terror-fighting operations, our relationships with foreign allies, and sources around the globe who ...

Nov. 2, 2010

Major Missouri races come to a close

Posted to Politics Watch by Tony Puricelli on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:36 p.m.

As the polls draw to a close, many major races have been determined. A majority of precincts have been reported. Here are the election results as of 11:35 p.m. U.S. Senate Race: Roy Blunt (Republican) - 56%, Robin Carnahan (Democrat) - 38.7%, Jonathan Dine (Libertarian) - 3.1% U.S. Representative - ...

Prop B vote split 50-50; Prop 2 Taser ban voted down

Posted to Politics Watch by Zach Toombs on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:23 p.m.

As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, the vast majority of precincts have reported for city and state propositions. Here's a breakdown of the vote totals. Proposition B: This ballot measure would bar dog breeders from housing more than 50 breeding dogs at a single kennel. Yes: 50% No: 50% 91% of ...

Kelly claims victory in 24th district house race

Posted to Politics Watch by Tony Puricelli on Nov. 2, 2010 at 11:10 p.m.

Democratic candidate Chris Kelly announced to supporters he has won the race against Republican Laura Nauser for a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. "In office, I'm going to try and continue to work across the aisle," Kelly said to a crowd of supporters. "My check doesn't say 'Democrat,' ...

Robin Carnahan concedes in US Senate race

Posted to Politics Watch by Tony Puricelli on Nov. 2, 2010 at 10:55 p.m.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Robin Carnahan has just conceded in the race against Republican candidate Roy Blunt. The election was called in Blunt's favor earlier this evening by the Associated Press and then subsequently by the Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 83 percent of precincts are reported ...

'Yes,' 'No' votes for Prop B separated by less than 1-percent margin

Posted to Politics Watch by Zach Toombs on Nov. 2, 2010 at 10:50 p.m.

With 83 percent of precincts reporting, the vote on Proposition B, the ballot measure that would bar dog breeders from housing more than 50 dogs at a single kennel, has a "Yes" vote of 50.2 percent and a "No" vote of 49.8 percent. In Boone County, 52.2 percent have voted ...

Luetkemeyer declared winner in US Representative race by Post-Dispatch

Posted to Politics Watch by Tony Puricelli on Nov. 2, 2010 at 10:19 p.m.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Republican U.S. House candidate Blaine Luetkemeyer has been re-elected to his position as Representative for the 9th District of Missouri. Luetkemeyer, the incumbent, has defeated Libertarian candidate Christopher Dwyer in the race with 78.8 percent of votes. This result comes with 78.4 percent of precincts ...