WASHINGTON| Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials

WASHINGTON| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven The post WASHINGTON| Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials appeared first…

WASHINGTON| Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials

WASHINGTON| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven The post WASHINGTON| Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials appeared first…

WASHINGTON | Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A new federal disclosure shows a Washington lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to influence the agency on behalf The post WASHINGTON | Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal appeared first…

WASHINGTON | Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a The post WASHINGTON | Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights appeared first on…

WASHINGTON | Rep. Scalise out of hospital after surgery tied to shooting

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The No. 3 House Republican leader has been released from a hospital after follow-up surgery related to the wounds he received from a shooting at a GOP baseball The post WASHINGTON | Rep. Scalise out of hospital after surgery tied to shooting appeared…

SALT LAKE CITY | Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race

SALT LAKE CITY | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state The post SALT LAKE CITY | Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race…

BERLIN | Hamburger SV keeps alive survival hopes in Bundesliga

BERLIN | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Lewis Holtby kept alive Hamburger SV’s hopes of a Bundesliga survival by edging fellow relegation candidate Freiburg 1-0 on Saturday. Holtby stopped the ricocheting ball and eluded two defenders The post BERLIN | Hamburger SV keeps alive survival hopes in Bundesliga appeared first on…

WASHINGTON | Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Now it’s President Donald Trump’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is The post WASHINGTON | Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner appeared…

WASHINGTON | Vive le France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Now it’s President Donald Trump,’s turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Trump is The post WASHINGTON | Vive le France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner appeared…

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s shifting rationale for firing Comey

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will The post WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s shifting rationale for firing Comey appeared first…

NEW YORK | Haley’s response: ‘I don’t get confused’ draws notice

NEW YORK | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald The post NEW YORK | Haley’s response: ‘I don’t get confused’ draws notice appeared first…

WASHINGTON | Lobbyist tied to condo leased by EPA chief retires from firm

WASHINGTON  | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The fossil-fuels lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced Capitol Hill condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is taking early retirement as a result of the scandal. Steven The post WASHINGTON | Lobbyist tied to condo leased by EPA chief retires from firm…

WASHINGTON | Probe clears Haspel on destruction of waterboarding tapes

WASHINGTON  | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Countering resistance to President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director, the spy agency have given lawmakers a declassified memo showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the The post WASHINGTON | Probe clears Haspel on destruction of waterboarding tapes appeared first on…

ATLANTA | Steyer’s talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

ATLANTA | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren’t keen to follow his lead. Steyer, whose The post ATLANTA | Steyer’s talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems appeared first…

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump asks whether illegal leaks prompted probe

WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 11:55 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to be trying to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation The post WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump asks whether illegal leaks prompted probe appeared first…

SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Trump tweets ‘Progress being made’ on N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea| April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site (all times local): 12:55 p.m. President The post SEOUL, South Korea | The Latest: Trump tweets ‘Progress being made’ on N.…

LOS ANGELES | Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case delayed

LOS ANGELES | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren’t delayed in a lawsuit filed The post LOS ANGELES | Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star’s case…

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer cooperating in inquiry

LOS ANGELES| April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump (all times local): 6:40 p.m. An attorney who previously The post LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer cooperating in inquiry appeared first…

Missouri AG Hawley Releases Statement on New Charges Filed Against Governor Greitens

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley released the following statement regarding the newly filed charges against Governor Eric Greitens by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner: “St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner The post Missouri AG Hawley Releases Statement on New Charges Filed Against Governor Greitens appeared…

LOS ANGELES | Judge: Trump lawyer must make sworn statement to slow suit

LOS ANGELES | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren’t delayed in a lawsuit The post LOS ANGELES | Judge: Trump lawyer must make sworn statement to slow suit…

ST. LOUIS | Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

ST. LOUIS | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the The post ST. LOUIS | Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list appeared…

HELENA, Mont | Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company

HELENA, Mont | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat is using Sinclair Broadcast Group’s own television stations to blast the company for forcing its reporters to read the The post HELENA, Mont | Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company…

WASHINGTON | Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt The post WASHINGTON | Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement appeared first on…

LOS ANGELES | Trump lawyer told to file statement to slow porn star’s suit

LOS ANGELES | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is jeopardized unless there’s a delay in legal proceedings in a The post LOS ANGELES | Trump lawyer told to file statement to slow porn star’s…

Missouri Governor Greitens Makes Eight Appointments to Boards & Commissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, Missouri Governor Greitens made eight appointments to boards and commissions. Phillip Slinkard, of Neosho, was appointed to the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. Slinkard is the Chief Financial Officer at The post Missouri Governor Greitens Makes Eight Appointments to Boards & Commissions appeared first on…

WASHINGTON | Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death

WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But it’s unclear if that will happen. That’s according to The post WASHINGTON | Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death appeared first on…

WASHINGTON | US says China, Iran, Russia are ‘forces for instability’

WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being “forces of instability” because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. The post WASHINGTON | US says China, Iran, Russia are ‘forces for instability’ appeared first…

WASHINGTON | The Latest: It was Putin call that had Trump fuming at Flynn

WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey’s memos (all times local): 9:05 a.m. President Donald Trump fumed at former national security adviser Michael Flynn over a delayed return The post WASHINGTON | The Latest: It was Putin call that had Trump fuming at…

WASHINGTON | In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked The post WASHINGTON | In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’ appeared first…

Missouri AG Hawley Lauds Prompt Passage of Sunshine Law Legislation in Missouri House

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley yesterday applauded the House for approving vital legislation that offers commonsense measures to update and improve Missouri Sunshine and Records-retention laws. “Transparency in our government is an The post Missouri AG Hawley Lauds Prompt Passage of Sunshine Law Legislation in Missouri House…