Fauci strikes hopeful tone in speech to Missouri university

Dr. Anthony Fauci has told a group of Missouri scientists and students that the coronavirus pandemic will get worse before it gets better, but that vaccinations “will be the real gateway” to a return to normal. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, spoke Thursday during the Washington University School of Medicine’s “Grand Rounds” forum.…

Police: Protesters outside Sen. Hawley home were ‘peaceful’

Protesters who gathered outside the Virginia home of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley Monday evening were peaceful and they left when police explained they were violating local picketing laws, police said Tuesday. The Missouri senator claimed on Twitter that the group had been engaged in “leftwing violence.”   Officers were called to the Vienna home after…

Danforth: Electoral college challenge ‘highly destructive’

Former Sen. John Danforth says the effort by Sen. Josh Hawley and others to challenge Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory is a “radical” and “highly destructive attack.” The written statement from the 84-year-old three-term Republican senator was especially stinging since Danforth has long been a supporter of Hawley. Danforth publicly backed Hawley’s successful runs for…

Missouri senator to contest Biden’s Electoral College win

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says he’ll object when Congress meets next week to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the election. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri says he’ll protest the Electoral College certification because “some states, including notably Pennsylvania” didn’t follow their election laws. A Biden spokeswoman is dismissing Hawley’s move as “antics”…