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Complacency Could Kill Health Care

Republican attempts to destroy Obamacare have repeatedly failed, and for very good reason. Their attacks on the Affordable Care Act were always based on lies, and they have never come up with a decent alternative. The simple fact is that all the major elements of the A.C.A. — prohibiting discrimination by insurers based on medical…

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Wednesday, July 12 is last day to register to vote for the Aug 8 Special Election

If you’re not yet registered to vote, Wednesday, July 12 is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the August 8 Special Election. All Boone County residents will be able to vote for or against the .5% sales tax for county roads and bridges (reducing property tax by same amounts). To…

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Thank you, Wendy!

Take Wendy Noren, for example, who is the Boone County Clerk in Columbia, Missouri. Wendy has worked on local elections administration in the clerk’s office since 1978 and remembers the 1980 presidential election well. “We got slammed,” she recalls. “There were thousands of people waiting in line to register to vote. We never recovered from…

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Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments

Examples of how republican legislators (including Vicky Hartzler) are interacting with constituents about repealing Obamacare, whether online or in traditional correspondence. Their more controversial tactics seem to fall into three main categories: providing incorrect information, using euphemisms for the impact of their actions, and deleting comments critical of them.

Democrats Name Jason Kander To Chair New Commission to Protect American Democracy From Trump

Missouri’s Kander named to head effort to defend the rights of eligible voters from the Trump administration’s attacks on democracy.

To counteract the Trump administration’s “election integrity” commission, the Democratic National Committee is launching a new Commission on Protecting American Democracy from the Trump Administration. While the Trump commission plans to focus on so-called “fraudulent voting,” the DNC says its commission will debunk the myth that voter fraud is widespread, document the impact of voter suppression efforts in the 2016 election, and propose solutions to expand voting rights.