Quote Of The Day



I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

~ Harry s. Truman, 33rd President of the United States
May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972


A look at miners’ protest today at Peabody Energy headquarters


Greta Weiderman
Web Editor-
St. Louis Business Journal

Ten protesters were arrested this morning at union miners’ third protest at Peabody Energy’s headquarters in downtown St. Louis, according to David Marzullo, director of public information at the St. Louis Police Department.

Members of the United Mine Workers of America again marched at Peabody’s headquarter in protest of treatment of retiree health benefits by the coal company’s now-bankrupt spinoff, Patriot Coal.

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Illinois gay marriage bill clears first of many hurdles

SPRINGFIELD — Supporters of allowing gay marriage in Illinois cleared the first of many hurdles today.

An Illinois Senate committee advanced a same-sex marriage bill 9-5.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, next moves to the full Senate, where backers indicated it could come up for a vote on Valentine’s Day.

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Illinois gay marriage bill clears first of many hurdles.

Missouri lawmakers mull photo ID for voting

Missouri lawmakers are taking another stab at requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

The House Elections Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would allow for a photo ID requirement. The panel also considered a separate bill that would enact the mandate.

Proponents argue the law would help prevent election fraud. Opponents argue there are no recent known instances of voter fraud. They say the proposal could make voting harder for many Missourians.

Missouri lawmakers have debated photo ID requirements in recent years. A 2006 state law imposing the requirement was ruled unconstitutional by the Missouri Supreme Court.

| The Associated Press

Republican lawmaker’s bill mandates NRA gun training for Missouri first graders

Republican lawmaker’s bill mandates NRA gun training for Missouri first graders (via Raw Story )

A Republican state senator in Missouri has introduced a bill that would require all first grade students to take a gun course provided by the National Rifle Association. State Sen. Dan Brown on Tuesday told the Senate General Laws Committee that his bill bringing the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program…

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