Ex-swing state MO became Republican over the past decade, but Democrats seek to reverse trend as midterms near
Missouri's top race is between Eric Schmitt and Trudy Busch Valentine for a U.S. Senator seat. The state is requiring residents to have voter identifications in this year's election.foxnews.com
GOP gives thumbs down to Biden's $47B emergency request
President Joe Biden’s request for more than $47 billion in emergency funding to help Ukraine and tackle COVID-19, monkeypox and natural disasters is encountering deep skepticism from Senate Republicans, signaling a showdown ahead. The early resistance on the size and scope of the spending request points to the fraught negotiations to come as Congress labors to pass a stopgap spending bill that would keep the federal government running past Oct. 1 or risk a federal shutdown. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that while Ukraine aid “is obviously a priority,” he downplayed the need for other funding — even in his Kentucky home state hit hard by devastating floods.news.yahoo.com
Greitens RINO video spurred threats to family, lawyer says
The lawyer for the ex-wife of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens says the family has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since Greitens released a violent campaign video in which he declares he’s hunting RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only.
1/6 panel lawyer urged to run for Missouri US Senate seat
Former Republican U.S. Sen. John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who now serves as an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection to make an independent run for one of Missouri’s Senate seats.
Puerto Rican WWI Navy hero may get Medal of Honor 52 years after death
Frederick Riefkohl was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. A World War I hero who led a successful showdown with a German submarine. And a World War II ship commander who retired as a rear admiral — he even has his own Wikipedia page.
St. Louis prosecutor, disciplinary panel reach agreement
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has reached an agreement with the Missouri Office of Disciplinary Counsel in which she acknowledges mistakes in her handling of the prosecution of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens but won’t face any severe penalties for those mistakes.
GOP Sen. Roy Blunt announces he will oppose Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination, says it will be a 'high point' for US to see her on the court
"I don't think she's the kind of judge that will really do the kind of work that I think needs to be done by the court," he said on ABC's "This Week."news.yahoo.com
Twitter suspends US Senate candidate for hateful conduct
A U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri says she has no plans to delete a transphobic tweet that violated Twitter's rules against hateful conduct, even after the social media platform said she won’t be able to tweet, retweet, follow or like posts until she does. Twitter suspended Vicky Hartzler ’s personal account on Monday. Hartzler's tweet, posted in mid-February, said: "Women’s sports are for women, not men pretending to be women,” and included her TV ad targeting transgender people in sports and particularly University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas.news.yahoo.com
Senate confirms big slate of Biden ambassadors to end 2021
The Senate has confirmed more than 30 ambassadors and other Biden administration nominees after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to schedule a vote on sanctions on the company behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany.
A scandal-scarred Senate candidate wants Donald Trump’s endorsement. Other Republicans worry he’ll give it.
Former Missouri governor Eric Greitens, forced from office in 2018, has hired several Trump associates for his campaign and has falsely suggested Trump could replace Biden before the next presidential election.washingtonpost.com
11 senators were totally absent from Jan. 6 commission vote
Eleven senators missed the high-stakes Senate procedural vote Friday on legislation to form a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission to investigate the Capitol attack. The vote was initially anticipated for Thursday, but when it got bumped to the Friday before the long Memorial Day weekend, several senators opted to maintain their travel plans and left Washington before casting their vote. Patty Murray of Washington and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona – missed the Friday vote that started around 11:30 a.m. And nine Republicans were also absent from the chamber: Sens.news.yahoo.com
The race to replace Missouri Senator Roy Blunt
The race to replace Missouri Senator Roy Blunt Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt announced this week that he would not seek reelection in 2022. Jay Rosenbaum, a politics correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the implications of the race to fill his seat.cbsnews.com
GOP Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri won't run for reelection in 2022
Washington — Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri announced Monday he won't seek reelection in 2022, becoming the fifth GOP senator to say he will retire after next year's midterm elections. 4 member of GOP Senate leadership as chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, and was widely expected to seek reelection in 2022. Senators Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Richard Shelby of Alabama, Rob Portman of Ohio and Richard Burr of North Carolina have all said they will decline to seek reelection for their seats. In February, Grassley said he expects to make a decision about whether he'll seek reelection "sometime in September, October or November" of this year. Blunt won reelection by less than three points in 2016, and GOP Senator Josh Hawley defeated incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill by six points two years later.cbsnews.com
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won't seek reelection in 2022
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri said Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2022. "The NRSC will work tirelessly to ensure Senator Blunt's successor will uphold his legacy of free enterprise and small government." Blunt is the top Republican on the Senate Rules Committee and the chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee. "Sen. Blunt has tackled so much important work for Missouri and our country and has been an enormous asset to all his colleagues. Multiple Democrats have already announced their campaigns for Blunt's seat in 2022.cnbc.com
Read full transcripts of "Face the Nation" from 2021
Over a decade of "Face the Nation" transcripts are available online:2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020Looking for extended transcripts of our 2020 campaign interviews? And for the latest from "Face the Nation," bookmark our homepage and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. February 28, 2021Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesDirector, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee ChairwomanRepublican National Committee Chairwoman Gov. Deborah Birx, M.D., Former White House Coronavirus Response CoordinatorJanuary 17, 2021Rep. Adam Schiff, D- California, Intelligence Committee ChairmanD- California, Intelligence Committee Chairman Gov. Jim Justice, R-West VirginiaR-West Virginia Mayor Melvin Carter, D-Saint Paul, MND-Saint Paul, MN Rochelle Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., Incoming CDC DirectorIncoming CDC Director Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA CommissionerJanuary 10, 2021Chris Krebs, former CISA Directorformer CISA Director Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MOR-MO Sen. Chris Coons, D-DED-DE Mayor Muriel Bowser, D-Washington, D.C.D-Washington, D.C. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA CommissionerJanuary 3, 2021cbsnews.com
Republican Senator Roy Blunt says actions of Capitol rioters were "unpardonable"
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will come exactly two weeks after an angry pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell spoke exclusively with the senators in charge of the inauguration, Republican Roy Blunt of Missouri and Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Senator Blunt, let me ask you: Is there any doubt in your mind that there will be a peaceful transfer of power? A view from the lectern at the U.S. Capitol during preparations for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. CBS NewsThis is what President Joe Biden will see when he address the nation.cbsnews.com
CBS News exclusive: Senators in charge of inauguration on security and riot aftermath
CBS News exclusive: Senators in charge of inauguration on security and riot aftermath Senators Amy Klobuchar and Roy Blunt join "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell to discuss the importance of a peaceful transfer of power.cbsnews.com
Lady Gaga will perform the national anthem at Biden's inauguration
The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced Thursday that Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at President-elect Joe Biden's and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' inauguration on Wednesday, January 20. Jennifer Lopez will also perform during the 59th inaugural swearing-in ceremony. In addition to the daytime inauguration event, there will also be a primetime special called "Celebrating America," PIC announced. Usually, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) would distribute 200,000 tickets for the official inaugural ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol. However, due to health risks during the coronavirus pandemic, invitations will be limited to members of Congress and one guest.cbsnews.com