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Jay Nixon Makes the WSJ’s POTUS ” Would Be Candidates” List
July 24, 2014

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has made the Wall Street Journals “Would be Candidates” list.
The Journal has been offering up little profiles of politicians who may not run for.president, but would not mind being mentioned.
Nixon is on the list right now in the Journal’s Washington Wire blog with former candidate, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman.
Nixon also has just returned from a quick trip to Iowa.
He insisted the trip, with virtually no coverage, was to look at Iowa’s ethanol plants, not his political prospects.
Nixon has endorsed fellow Democrat Hilliary Clinton. Earlier this year, however, he spoke about the need to have the Midwest included in the national discussion.
“I do think the heartland deserves a voice, whatever party it is, whatever policy it is, in a national election,” he said. “I want to make sure the center part of this country has a clear voice,” Nixon said at the time.
The quote is mentioned in the short Journal report.
More: More: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/07/23/this-week-in-would-be-2016-candidates-michele-bachmann-and-jay-nixon/

Nixon Asks for Probe Unto Lottery Money
July 23, 2014

(AP) – A Kansas City City Council committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.

The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that the tourist town of Lake Ozark also has voted for a similar prohibition, even by those with concealed carry permits.

The council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday endorsed the ban, which will go before the full City Council on July 31.

The future of the measure is uncertain because of a bill approved this year by Missouri’s General Assembly that would void any local ordinance prohibiting open carry for anyone with a concealed carry permit.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but the Legislature is likely to attempt an override in September.

KCMO’s Ban on Openly Carrying Guns Advances
July 23, 2014

(AP) – A Kansas City City Council committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.

The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that the tourist town of Lake Ozark also has voted for a similar prohibition, even by those with concealed carry permits.

The council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday endorsed the ban, which will go before the full City Council on July 31.

The future of the measure is uncertain because of a bill approved this year by Missouri’s General Assembly that would void any local ordinance prohibiting open carry for anyone with a concealed carry permit.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but the Legislature is likely to attempt an override in September.

Moran Says Wichita VA Med Center “Begging” & “Borrowing” to Avoid Shortages
July 23, 2014

(AP) – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says a veterans medical center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to “begging, borrowing and manipulation” just to obtain vital surgical equipment.

Moran made the allegations in a letter sent last week to Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair. The Kansas Republican senator says the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans’ lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

Moran cited whistleblower complaints and 177 pages of internal documents, including meeting minutes, budgets and equipment request lists.

The VA medical center Wichita confirmed it had received the letter a day earlier but was still reviewing it Wednesday

Moran Says Wichita VA “Begging” & “Borr”
July 23, 2014

(AP) – U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says a veterans medical center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to “begging, borrowing and manipulation” just to obtain vital surgical equipment.

Moran made the allegations in a letter sent last week to Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair. The Kansas Republican senator says the problems at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center put veterans’ lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.

Moran cited whistleblower complaints and 177 pages of internal documents, including meeting minutes, budgets and equipment request lists.

The VA medical center Wichita confirmed it had received the letter a day earlier but was still reviewing it Wednesday

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