Category: TWEET

WOMEN ON BIRTH CONTROL COULD BE BARRED FROM WORKING IF MISSOURI LAWMAKERS GET THEIR WAY

Missouri’s Senate is considering legislation that would allow employers and landlords to discriminate against women who use birth control or have had abortions. The bill, which has the support of the state’s governor, Eric Greitens, was approved by the Missouri House Tuesday. Known as SB 5, the bill was first passed by the Senate on…

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Missouri 50th House District candidate Sara Walsh Mass-Blocks Followers on Twitter

Is Missouri 2017 Special Election Candidate Sara Walsh afraid of voters? Recently, Sara Walsh, the Republican candidate for the Missouri’s 50th House District, began pre-emptively blocking all new followers to her Twitter account (@saraformissouri). The majority of these new followers were curious to hear why sought to represent them in the State Legislature. “Not only…

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EPA just gave notice to dozens of scientific advisory board members that their time is up

The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency. Members of the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) whose…

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Rural Areas Brace for Health Bill Impact

The Senate historically has paid special attention to the needs of rural areas, but as the chamber readies its health care bill, there are concerns that the bill would undermine coverage in those places more than anywhere else. While the exact text of the Senate bill is not yet posted publicly, all signs point to…

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Why you should care about increasing secrecy in White House and Senate

CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta was channeling other reporters on Monday when he threw his hands up in the air and said the administration is “stonewalling.” The president’s anti-media defenders may support the administration’s approach, but it’s hard to justify the rollback in accountability. It’s not just the White House, either: the State…

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Happy Juneteenth, our annual celebration of the end of slavery

June 19 is Juneteenth: the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, came under authority of the Union Army orders ending slavery. Today, it’s a holiday filled with parades, good food, and references to struggles of the past and present. But why did this day, with an unusual name and specifically Texan roots,…

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Rural divide America’s cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration.

The political divide between rural and urban America is more cultural than it is economic, rooted in rural residents’ deep misgivings about the nation’s rapidly changing demographics, their sense that Christianity is under siege and their perception that the federal government caters most to the needs of people in big cities, according to a wide-ranging…

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Six resign from presidential HIV/AIDS council because Trump ‘doesn’t care’

Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS have angrily resigned, saying that President Trump doesn’t care about HIV. Scott Schoettes, Lucy Bradley-Springer, Gina Brown, Ulysses Burley III, Michelle Ogle and Grissel Granados publicly announced their resignations in a joint letter published in Newsweek titled, “Trump doesn’t care about HIV. We’re outta here.” The…

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Missouri children remain underserved in summer lunch programs

Fewer than one in 10 Missouri children who qualify for free or discounted school lunches participated in summer nutrition programs like Lunch in the Park in July 2016, according to the Food Research and Action Center’s 2017 Summer Nutrition Status Report. If one in five kids in Missouri is “food uncertain,” according to the Missouri…

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