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Sen. Blunt wants release of U.S. prisoners as condition of Iran deal

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is pushing an amendment that would require Iran to release U.S. prisoners as a condition of any nuclear deal. Click to Continue »

Blunt-Thune Carbon Tax Amendment Reminder of Potential Negative Impacts of a Carbon Tax

As part of the Senate’s consideration of the FY 2016 budget, Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and John Thune (R-SD) willRead the Rest...

Todd Akin Isn't Running For Senate After All

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Despite comments made last week, former Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has announced he will not seek to unseat Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in a 2016 primary. Akin, who came under fire in 2012 for comments he made about “legitimate rape,” told both the St. Show More Summary

Former Homeland Security officials say shutdown will hobble government response to terrorist attacks

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

GOP Sen. Roy Blunt voted against funding Homeland Security Friday because employees will just "show up" whether they get paid or not. If Congress fails to fund the Department of Homeland Security by the end of Friday, former DHS officials say the impacts will be real even if not immediately obvious to the public. Show More Summary

Akin Again

Hrmm: Todd Akin is considering a primary challenge to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. “I have not ruled anything out,” the former congressman and 2012 GOP Senate nominee told The Hill in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I think there is a high level of dissatisfaction among conservatives, that they have to some degree [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Missouri Democrats hope Kander smokes Blunt

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jason Kander's decision puts the Missouri Senate race on the map Leading Off: • MO-Sen: On Thursday, Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Roy Blunt for re-election. Kander gives...Show More Summary

Missouri Dems bag primo Senate challenger, but GOP still high on Blunt

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Secretary of State Jason Kander's decision to run gives Democrats a chance to expand the Senate map. On Thursday, Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Roy Blunt for re-election....Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Missouri Democrats look to put Roy Blunt's Senate seat in play

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt (front) Leading Off: • MO-Sen: Both national and Show Me State Democrats have been focusing most of their energy to next year's gubernatorial contest, with the Senate race getting far less love. It's no secret...Show More Summary

This week at progressive state blogs: weak coal ash rules, war on secularism, Roy Blunt confused

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Just as states with progressive lawmakers and activists have themselves initiated innovative programs over a wide range of issues, state-based progressive blogs have helped provide us with a point of view, inside information and often an edgy voice that we just don't get from the traditional media. Show More Summary

Senator Blames Ferguson Protesters, Police Criticism For Cop Killings

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says it’s the fault of protesters that two New York policemen were killed. Appearing on KMBZ in Kansas City on Monday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) speculated that criticism of police tactics from his own constituents in the aftermath of the shooting may have “led to the deaths of those two officers.” [...]

MO Senator Calls for Suspension of Travel Visas From Ebola Countries (Video)

US Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) called this week for a temporary suspension of travel visas for passengers in Ebola-stricken countries. Senator Blunt made the announcement this week during his interview with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” Blunt discussed … Continue reading ?

MO Sen. Roy Blunt: Police Vehicles Suffered $100,000 in Damages During #Ferguson Riots – Six Shooting Victims

Exclusive to The Gateway Pundit— Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) told The Gateway Pundit on Thursday that police vehicles suffered $100,000 in damages during the Ferguson rioting. Much of the damage was from gunfire. And, here we were told these … Continue reading ?

Australia's Ex-Foreign Minister: 'Swivel-Eyed Neo-Cons' Bankrupted America And Drained Its Military Strength

In "Diary of a Foreign Minister" published by Australia’s former top diplomat, Bob Carr, many US politicians are given effusive praise. From Republican Senators John McCain and Roy Blunt, to President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry – Carr finds America breeds “public polity athletes” who are “first class”. Show More Summary

Sen. Roy Blunt Warns Against Federal Takeover of Michael Brown Investigation

Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt cautioned against the federal government taking over the investigation into the death of Michael Brown. "I've thought from the start that a parallel federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown is important,” Blunt said in a statement Monday. Show More Summary

Costa Rica 0-0 England: Three Lions blunt and deflated in final World Cup game

Costa Rica 0-0 England: Three Lions blunt and deflated in final World Cup game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The already qualified Costa Rica used clever tactics against Roy Hodgson’s eliminated men, allowing them time on the ball but defending strongly when the threat veered too close to their goal. Show More Summary

President Obama Announces Troop Sizes for Phased Afghan Withdrawal

President Obama announced the US would leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015, then cut than number by half the next year. US Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO, SAC-D member) sums up the Republican reaction: “If we are going to leave forces in Afghanistan, we should leave enough people to do the job. The president can’t […]

The U.S. Is Really Good at Celebrating War, Peace Not So Much

In honor of Harry Truman's 130th birthday, Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R) introduced a measure that would rename Washington's Union Station after the former president. As the Washington Post explains, for McCaskill, this was a way to honor her hero. Show More Summary

Ag Issues Discussed at Missouri State’s Ag Forum

Each year Missouri State University’s Colligate Farm Bureau hosts an Ag Forum to discuss hot topic agriculture issues. This year’s panel was formed by Senator Roy Blunt and Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst and moderated by Missouri State University’s … Continue reading ?

Union Station, Mo.

For 116 years, the simple name of Union Station has sufficed for Washington’s grand railroad terminal. But in the minds of Sens. Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R), there’s no reason it couldn’t be improved on – with the addition of the name of Harry S. Truman, president and distinguished fellow Missourian. While some D.C. […]

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