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When I arrived in our nation’s capital 14 years ago, I learned that one quickly becomes well-versed in the Washingtonian dialect of “spin” — a practice that can be defined as presenting facts in the most persuasive light possible. A more nefarious description is propaganda. When debating policy, individuals use the facts necessary to present their argument in the most attractive way. But central to any debate that can bring a meaningful outcome is the presentation of evidence-based facts. Read More
Democrat Emanuel Cleaver II defeated perennial Republican rival Jacob Turk in the 5th District, which includes most of Jackson and the southern part of Clay counties as well as Lafayette, Ray and Saline counties. With 100 percent of results in, Cleaver led with 62 percent to 36 percent for Turk. Read More
Emanuel Cleaver has won re-election to Congress after defeating a familiar Republican foe. Cleaver, a Democrat and former mayor of Kansas City, won his eighth term Tuesday with a win over Jacob Turk. It marked the seventh consecutive general election in which the two men have squared off. Cleaver has won all seven. Read More
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Join Congressman Cleaver for the Annual Religiion in the Public Square Lecture, “Meet the Inquest,” sponsored by the St. Paul School of Theology. Wednesday, March 20th.
Like many Americans, I am taking some time today to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s life was dedicated to opening American eyes to the horrors of racism and bigotry, while tirelessly working toward his dream of equality and civil rights for all. In our world and in these […]