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TX: Paul’s top dog in defending taxpayers

By Steve Miller | Texas Watchdog

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste ranks Texas congressman and former presidential aspirant Ron Paul at the top of its latest list of federal lawmakers who defend taxpayer interests. Paul scores a 98 percent, bested only by two senators from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Obama: Joplin graduate’s triumph exemplifies town’s journey

Governor, Jay Nixon speaks with Quinton Anderson, a senior who lost both parents in the May 22 storm.  (Photo: Natalie Preston for PoliticMo)

Missouri News Horizon
JOPLIN, Mo.
— On the eve of the one year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, President Barack Obama visited Joplin to participate in the graduation ceremony at Joplin High School after a trying year for the community on Tuesday.

Nixon orders flags at half-staff for second Missouri soldier killed in Afghanistan in as many days

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
– For the second time in as many days, Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that all U.S. and Missouri state flags at state buildings be flown at half-staff on Saturday in honor of Missouri Staff Sgt. Tyler James Smith, 24, of Licking, Mo. and on Wed. flags are to be flown at half-staff in recognition of Army Spc. Jeffrey Lee White Jr. of Catawissa, Mo.

Missouri AG joins e-book antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc.

BY TIM SAMPSON
Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Americans have paid more than $100 million more than they otherwise would have for e-books, and Missourians are no exception says Attorney General Chris Koster.

This week, Koster joined with 15 other state attorneys general to file suit against Apple Inc. and three of the nation’s largest book publishers for conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books.

New oil pipeline coming to Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Canadian oil pipeline company is coming to Missouri, but it’s not the much-discussed Keystone XL project.

Monday night, Enbridge, Inc. of Calgary, Canada announced it was partnering with Houston, Tx. based Enterprise Products LP to lay a pipeline to carry oil across Missouri, in a path running roughly diagonally from Hannibal to to south of Kansas City.

No. 844 steam locomotive passes through downtown New Haven

Photos by Tan Terry

Union Pacific No. 844 approaches downtown New Haven.

After latest school shooting, bullying prevention programs need stronger focus, MU expert says'

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­—On Monday, a student opened fire at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, killing two classmates and wounding three others.  Many students who witnessed the shootings describe the shooter as “an outcast who had been bullied.”

Could Santorum or Perry pull off caucus-night surprises?

By Lynn Campbell
DES MOINES — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (Pictured left) are poised to place first and second, respectively, in Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses, according to most polls and pundits.

Lawmakers eye rule changes to help post office compete

BY TIM SAMPSON
Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Now that federal lawmakers have won a guarantee from the U.S. Postal Service that local branches won’t be closed for at least five months, the real work begins.

NTSB recommends no cell phones for drivers in wake of Aug., 5, 2010 tragic accident in Gray Summit

Missour New Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
-- The National Transportation Safety Board says cell phone usage in moving vehicles is unsafe at any speed.

The board is recommending states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by drivers, except in emergencies.

The ruling comes in the wake of its investigation into an Aug. 5, 2010 crash near Six Flags St. Louis that resulted in the death of a 19 year old driver and a passenger on a school bus. In addition, 35 others were injured in the chain reaction crash.

Postal service declares 5-month moratorium on closure - Prolonging the inevitable

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Thousands of local post offices across the nation have won a temporary reprieve before the may ultimately be forced to close their doors.

Wolfe named new MU president - Live video from Tuesday press conference

Pictured above: New University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe address a crowd of university officials at his announcement ceremony. Wolfe is a graduate of the UM business school with a lengthy career as an information technology executive.

The White House Christmas Tree has arrived


(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
The White House - First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Malia Obama and Sasha Obama for the presentation of the Official White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico of the White House, Nov. 25, 2011.

Tradition of Excellence documentary receives national attention

"And Magazine" is a national publication which focuses on Culture and Politics. Anthony Bergan refers to the film not "a New Haven story or a Missouri story. This isn't a story limited to a region or a specific demographic. This is an American story."

19 year-old Missourian detained by Egyptian authorities

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Georgetown University student from Jefferson City, is one of three college students detained by Egyptian authorities, charged with throwing firebombs at a protest in Tahrir Square.

19-year-old Derrick Sweeney, a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, is shown with two other American college students on state TV, holding what appear to be plastic bottles filled with liquid with fuses taped to the tops.

Update: BREAKING NEWS – 5.8 to 6.0 magnitude size Earthquake hits Washington D.C

It was just reported to us through a reliable source, which has asked to remain anonymous, that a 5.8 to 6.0 magnitude Earthquake has hit the Washington D.C Metropolitan area.

The USGS said that at 1:51 p.m. EST, a 5.9 magnitude Earthquake centered in Minearl, VA occured, which is 39 miles northwest of Richmond, VA and 85 miles southwest of the Washington D.C. area. 

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