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Morning Digest: A new poll finds a wide gulf between Missouri's Senate and gubernatorial contests

Leading Off: ? MO-Sen, MO-Gov: Monmouth takes a look at Missouri's Senate and gubernatorial contests and finds a wide gap between the two. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt leads his Democratic opponent, Secretary of State Jason Kander, by a...Show More Summary

Trump a factor in surprisingly close Missouri Senate race

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ask Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri about his party's presidential nominee and you'll likely get a polite but weary response. From Trump's feud with the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq, toShow More Summary

Missouri's Roy Blunt blames his lack of popularity in Missouri on stupid Missourians

Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt talked to the Missouri Farm Bureau last Friday, and was asked why he is underwater in his approval ratings with voters in the state. His answer? It's the voters' fault. I guarantee you if you knew what...Show More Summary

Missouri health officials demand Roy Blunt do his job on Zika prevention

The money the Obama administration has managed to cobble together to fight Zika is about to run out, while the Republican Congress yawns. One of the biggest yawners is Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, chair of the Senate Appropriations...Show More Summary

Roger Stone Walks Back Accusation That Khizr Khan is Affiliated With the Muslim Brotherhood

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Khan may yet address these claims in coming interviews or he might take the advice Roy Blunt gave Donald Trump about the whole situation and "stop responding to every criticism."

Republican Senator Roy Blunt Gets Blunt While Defending the Khan Family Against Trump

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Blunt wants no part of the self-perpetuating headlines. He told Trump, the nominee of his own party, to stop talking.

For Roy Blunt, One Staff Salary Makes Up Most Of PAC Spending

by Emma Baccellieri Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) campaigning at Lauf Equipment Co. in Jefferson City, Mo. in March -- at the same time Donald Trump was 130 miles away. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb) Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt was nowhere to be found...Show More Summary

For Roy Blunt, one staff salary makes up most of PAC spending

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt was nowhere to be found at his party’s nominating convention in Cleveland this week, despite being vice chair of the Senate Republican conference. That has nothing to do with his feelings about the guy at the top of the ticket, he’s said; he’s in the middle of a tight re-election race…

A surprising poll gives Missouri GOP Sen. Roy Blunt just a 3-point edge over Jason Kander

It has been a very long time since we’ve seen a poll of the Missouri Senate race, and PPP’s new release gives Team Blue some good news. Their survey gives Republican Sen. Roy Blunt just a 41-38 lead against Democrat Jason Kander, Missouri’s secretary of state. Show More Summary

The Artist Who Makes Bug Infestations Beautiful

A close of up of a recent exhibition at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. (Photo: Roy Blunt) Jennifer Angus is one of the world’s most prolific bug collectors. That’s because she’s been an insect artist for the last 17 years, and regularly...Show More Summary

Two simple sentences humiliate GOP senator who accused Afghan war veteran of being soft on terror

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) learned a valuable lesson about attacking his opponent on Twitter this week. After an uprising and filibuster in the U.S. Senate demanding a vote on the bill that would restrict people on the FBI’s no-fly list from purchasing guns, Blunt grabbed a few random factoids to...

Sen. Roy Blunt gets a lesson in why he should 'think before you tweet'

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt thought that cherry-picking some mass killings and saying “radical Islam” would be enough to undo any argument in favor of stronger gun laws and devastate his Democratic challenger, Jason Kander. Not so much. Show More Summary

NRA shows its love of Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt with sweet, sweet cash

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The National Rifle Association is all about Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt. He is their very favorite member of Congress: According to the Post, Blunt has received $60,550 from the NRA over multiple campaigns, the largest amountShow More Summary

Senator calls for VA chief to resign over Disney remark

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) has called on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to resign because of his remarks comparing wait lines at a Disney park to VA health care. “Secretary McDonald’s preposterous statement is right out of Never Never Land,” Blunt said Tuesday. “I call on him to resign because it’s clear he cannot […]

Missouri Democrat Jason Kander blasts Republican Blunt for foot-dragging on Zika

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MI) is chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies. The significance of that is that that's the subcommittee that's supposed to be considering President Obama's request for $1.9B in funding to combat Zika. Show More Summary

House GOP to unveil Zika funding measure next week

Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., is relatively close to what the White House has asked for, except it does not pay back already-tapped Ebola money and give Puerto Rico — a major Zika hotspot — help with its Medicaid program. Rogers...Show More Summary

Year of the Trump means scary times for Republican insiders like Sen. Roy Blunt

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt faces a serious Democratic challenger in Jason Kander, Missouri’s secretary of state. And Blunt faces that challenge—from a young, aggressive, former Army intelligence officer who’s been elected statewide—in what may be the worst possible year for a Republican incumbent. Show More Summary

GOP Sen. Roy Blunt faces tough post-Trump reality: no seat is safe

Donald Trump has forced Republican lawmakers like Sen. Roy Blunt into verbal contortions.

Roy Blunt blames students' lifestyle expectations for high debt

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, of course a Republican, thinks the problem with student loan debt is that those damned college students just have too high expectations for their standard of living, and that's why they're drowning in debt. If they didn't take out so much damned money to live high on the hog, then they wouldn't be so far in debt. Show More Summary

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