Category: Politics

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Blunt Commends FCC Vote to Repeal Open Internet Order

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today released the following statement applauding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order: “The...

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Making History by Recognizing History

BY CONGRESSMAN JASON SMITH In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act which called for officially moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support; however, it...

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Hovis seeks to replace term-limited Lichtenegger

Local small-business owner and police veteran Barry Hovis has announced his candidacy to replace term-limited Rep. Donna Lichtenegger. The district covers the City of Jackson and most of Cape Girardeau County. Hovis recently retired...

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Could new PAC signal a leadership bid for Romine?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Is Sen. Gary Romine eyeing a bid for Senate President Pro Tem? A new political action committee could be a possible indicator of such a bid. Paperwork for a new...

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Medicare Takes Aim at Medical Identity Theft

Criminals are increasingly targeting people age 65 or older for personal identity theft. In 2014 alone, there were 2.6 million such incidents among seniors, according to the Department of Justice. A growing offshoot of...

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Faughn and Romine: A one-on-one on 2017

With all of the headlines surrounding the recent disclosure of the letter detailing how the passage of SB 43 could endanger some HUD funding for the state, SEMO Times Publisher Scott Faughn sat down...