In the first 24 hours after being sworn in Governor Eric Greitens signed an executive order freezing all new government regulations till the end of next month.
- Gov. Greitens Signs Executive Order On Social Media Video. (KSGF)
- Missouri Government Agencies/ Departments/ Boards & Commissions. (MO.gov)
Things got off to a quick start in Jefferson City. Earlier this week there was a hearing on ethics reform and gifts from lobbyists. Governor Greitens also on day one banned his staff from taking gifts from lobbyists.
- Greitens bans lobbyist gifts to executive branch. (Fox 2 St. Louis)
- House Committee to Hear Testimony Monday on Lobbyist Gift Ban. (Ozarks First)
Earlier this week Bernie Sanders participated in a town hall meeting. He got into a heated debate with a small business owner about regulations on companies.
- Sanders gets heated with Trump-supporting small business owner. (CNN)
- Bernie Sanders vs. Business Owner Who Says He Is Being "Kicked In The Teeth" By Taxes And Regulations. (Real Clear Politics)
When you buy a new home- government regulations now cost home buyers 24.3%.
Fake News/ Russia/ Trump:
Yesterday Buzzfeed posted a dossier claiming Russia has something on President-Elect Donald Trump. The thing is in the story they admitted there are 'unverified allegations' in the story.
- These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia. (Buzzfeed)
- BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate. (New York Times)
- BuzzFeed’s ridiculous rationale for publishing the Trump-Russia dossier. (Washington Post)
- Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Says Publishing Unverified Trump Dossier ‘Not an Easy or Simple Call’ (Mediaite)
Donald Trump is fighting back...
Last week Senator Chuck Shcumer told Rachel Maddow that Trump better watch out taking on intelligence agencies because “they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”
Russia is calling this story 'pulp fiction
- 'Russia denies having compromising material on Donald Trump. (KSGF)
- Russia slams ‘nonsense’ claims it has ‘compromising’ info about Donald Trump’s ‘perverted hooker romp’ in Moscow hotel room’ – and warns it will damage relations. (The Sun)
Looks like John McCain had a role to play in this whole thing...
- It was me: Sworn Trump enemy John McCain admits HE handed smear dossier to FBI - as details surface of document's bizarre journey from Moscow. (Daily Mail)
A Reddit user is trying to claim he is actually the one that invented the story.
- 4Chan Claims To Have Fabricated Anti-Trump Report As A Hoax. (Zero Hedge)
- 4chan Claims It Invented the Trump Golden Showers Story. (The Daily Beast)
Remember clock boy- Ahmed Mohamed? He filed a defamation lawsuit against Glenn Beck and The Blaze. Earlier this week a judge dismissed the case.
Weren't you waiting with baited breath to see what Madonna thought about Trump?
Natalie Portman is being called brave for coming out saying she didn't get paid as much as Ashton Kutcher for a film they both were in- even though she wasn't brave enough to ask for more money.