Ferguson Sees Another Night Of Unrest Despite National Guard Presence

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 4:58 am

Monday night saw renewed clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri with two people shot and at least 31 arrested. The police blamed the disharmony on a “tiny minority of lawbreakers” whom they claimed fired on them and had Molotov cocktails. Before the protests took a downward turn Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tweeted [...]

Ferguson Protests Reignite With Police Threats To Journalists, Autopsy Reveals Brown Shot Six Times

By: Monday August 18, 2014 5:15 am

Ferguson, Missouri is still in chaos as protests ran through a Sunday night curfew. Police officers were recorded threatening to mace one reporter and shoot another. Tear gas was fired on demonstrators as Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and has now activated the Missouri National Guard. Adding fuel to the fire [...]

Some Democratic Governors Also Shaky on Medicaid Expansion

By: Thursday July 5, 2012 9:35 am

All the Dem operatives and commentators ensuring that every state will “eventually” (an indeterminate length) opt into the Medicaid expansion makes the case that they will see what a good deal it is for the states and simply have to comply. Greg Sargent looks at some numbers from the Urban Institute showing that states would [...]

Missouri – Under Democratic Governor and AG – Becomes Second State to Vow to Divert Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Money to Budget

By: Monday February 13, 2012 7:37 am

Lots of people were angered by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s announcement that he would use money gained from the foreclosure fraud settlement to plug his budget hole. I suspected that a lot of states with a budget gap would go this route. And that apparently includes Missouri, a state with a Democratic Governor and a [...]

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