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DICK & LIZ CHENEY IN CLAYTON

At 6 p.m., July 24, the Carrswold Dr. manse in Clayton of Marilyn and Sam Fox will be the scene of a fund-raising dinner for Wyoming congressional candidate Liz Cheney, who’ll be accompanied by her dad, former Vice-President Dick Cheney. Rachel and Jack Oliver are co-hosting the event.

ST. LOUIS-BASED non-profit “The Mission Continues,” has encouraged military veterans to spend five days in Detroit to help rebuild neglected areas where there is crime, poverty and lack of resources.

LACK OF RESOURCES IN RIO: The Summer Olympics can be a “failure”, according to Gov. Fransisco Dornelles. “If some steps are not taken, it (Olympics) can be a big failure,” Dornelles said. “No extra funding for security and transportation and the police are not being fully paid and not enough money for gas.”

HISTORIC JUNE 28: 1957, Ford Frick named Stan Musial, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron to team; 1919, future president Harry S. Truman married Elizabeth “Bess” Wallace; 1919, the treaty of Versailles was signed in France ending the first World War.

RANDY PEMBROOK NEW CHANCELLOR AT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-EDWARDSVILLE

He is currently the veep at Washburn University and his new appointment must be approved by SIU-E’s trustees. There has been a 9-month search for a new chancellor since Julie Furst-Bowe resigned to take another job at a Wisconsin technical school.

TARZAN’S ERECTILE DYSFUCTION

Warner Bros.’ “Legend of Tarzan” has grossed a paltry $30 million at the
box office in its opening domestic run. Blame is on no A-list stars and
stale story.

HOW DONALD TRUMP & HILLARY CLINTON MAY HAVE PROBLEMS DUE TO JOB LOSS.

This 9-minute video crosses all political lines: “See the CCP in your
Chevrolet, Cadillac and Buick. China is preparing for the call.”
Remember that GM’s largest assembly plant is in Korea and Ford’s largest
is in Brazil. Both are relatively new plants.They weren’t built in the U.S.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?Lv=15Gan69Wo

GOV. NIXON VETOES BILL 656 ON CONCEALED FIREARMS

He has vetoed Senate Bill 656 that would have eliminated current
requirements for individuals to obtain training, education, background
check and permit to carry concealed firearms in Missouri.

BIG TOBACCO

Campaign Shake-Up For Raise Your Hand For Kids: The idea started simply enough. Ask voters to raise the Missouri cigarette tax to pay for expanding early childhood education. It sounded like a good cause. And Town & Country alderwoman Linda Rallo, calling herself “just a mom with an idea,” became the public face of the campaign. She traveled many miles across Missouri in a Honda to promote the idea. But Rallo allowed Big Tobacco to hijack the proposal. In exchange for millions of campaign financial support, R.J. Reynolds, the maker of Camel cigarettes, inserted language to manipulate Missouri cigarette marketplace in its favor.

Joe Camel stood to reap millions more upon passage of RYH4K than Big Tobacco spends on the campaign. So far, R.J. Reynolds has put about $2.8 million in cash and in-kind donations behind getting the measure on the November 8 ballot. But Big Tobacco decided the risk of having amateurs in charge of the campaign is too great, especially given all the opposition RYH4K has generated.

On Friday, in an announcement just before the close of business, when they hoped no one was paying attention, RYH4K announced that Rallo “will be transitioning” away from running the campaign. Big Tobacco is now running the show, insiders say, completing the hijacking. RYH4K’s opponents are diverse, including the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association in Missouri. Part of their opposition stems from RYH4K being in bed with Big Tobacco, and mandating that none of the new tax revenues could be used for tobacco research.

Other groups opposing RYH4K include the Missouri National Education Association, the Missouri Retired Teachers Assocation and the Missouri Assocation of Rural Education. And the Post-Dispatch did something unusual – reversing its one-time editorial support to now strongly oppose RYH4K.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: This is the 140th anniversary of the City of St. Louis separating from St. Louis County. On June 26: 1993, David Letterman’s last show was aired on CBS-TV; 1977, Elvis Presley’s last public performance (in Indianapolis); 1964, Beatles released “A Hard Day’s Night”; 1946, Fred Allen’s last radio show; 1934, President Roosevelt established credit unions; 1924, “The Ziegfeld Follies” opened on Broadway.

HILLARY CLINTON ON EMAILS, BILL MAHER ON TRUMP

CORNELL LAW LIBRARY: “Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, destroys or attempts to do so, or with intent to do so takes and carries away any record or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the U.S., shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than three years or both.”

“Real Time with Bill Maher” last night on HBO, the host said, “Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is the last dying gasp of the old America. . .he’s a throwback to the old days. . .America’s inner asshole. . .he urged Obama to spend his last six months on a ‘world apology tour’ to make amends for all the harm America has intentionally or unintentionally done to other countries.”

 

JASON KANDER – IF ELECTED

At a stop in Columbia, MO., Secretary of State Jason Kander promised to vote against any federal budget that includes a deficit. FYI: a $534 billion deficit is looming for the fiscal year.

JULY 25 IN HISTORY: 1963, President John F. Kennedy spoke at Paulskirche (hall) in Frankfurt, Germany; 1951, The first color telecast from NYC; 1947, The tennis shoe was introduced; 1940, Adolf Hitler viewed the Eiffel Tower in Paris after the Nazi troops occupied the city; 1938, Ella Fitzgerald’s “A Tisket A Tasket” recording was released.

GUN OWNERS TO REGISTER

Becomes law today: Hawaii to be the first state to require gun owners to
be registered into a database.

BERNIE SANDERS WILL VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON

While technically still in the race for president, Sanders told MSNBC this morning that in November he’ll vote for Clinton if only to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

 

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