Schmidt & 3 More AG: : MIMBY Gitmo
November 18, 2015

(AP) – Top prosecutors in three states reportedly being assessed as potential future homes for Guantanamo Bay detainees are imploring the Obama administration not to send the prisoners to their states.

Attorneys general from Colorado, Kansas and South Carolina on Wednesday wrote to President Barack Obama, telling him that bringing detainees to their areas “will create imminent danger” and make “targets” out of the communities where they are placed.

A Defense Department team recently finished surveying seven sites in Colorado, South Carolina and Kansas that could be the next address for some of the 112 detainees currently housed at Guantanamo Bay.

Closing the detention center has been a top priority for Obama. The effort has faced hurdles, including opposition among both Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

The prosecutors are giving the administration until Dec. 4 to respond.

McCaskill Pokes Fun at–McCaskill
May 28, 2013

Mo. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Kansas City Tuesday.
Missouri’s outspoken Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill poked a little fun at herself at a Kansas City news conference, Tuesday.
McCaskill was in the midst of blasting the Republican Missouri legislature for not expanding Medicaid. It was Missouri Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s top priority for the session. It went down in flames.
Star political columnist Steve Kraske asked her if the Democratic Obama administration inadvertently helped Missouri Republicans kill Nixon’s Medicaid expansion.
Three weeks before the end of the session this month, the Obama Administration announced it would continue payments for another year to hospitals that served a very large number of Medicaid patients. Many of those hospitals are in the inner city or rural Missouri.
When Kraske asked if the timing on the Obama decision hurt Nixon’s slim chances to expand Medicaid during the session, McCaskill replied, I’m not going to get into the middle of that” When urged on by another reporter to take a shot at it.
McCaskill backed off, again.
“No, No, No”, she said, “ you must have me confused with Claire McCaskill!” She laughed and ended the news conference.

Blunt Says Talk of Tax Hikes is a “Waste of Time”
June 29, 2011

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the Administration ought to just drop any talk of revue increases in the budget negotiations. “It’s a waste of time conversation”, Blunt said.
The Republican maintains the Administration had their chance e to raise taxes when Democrats controlled both the White House and Capitol Hill from 2009-2011.
The Administration says they don’t want to raise taxes. They are making it clear the deficit could be eased if some corporate tax loopholes, like breaks for profitable oil companies, are closed.
Blunt says he is glad President Obama is now part of the budget talks, “even If it is in “the last minutes”, Blunt said.