eric greitens

Eric Robert Greitens (born April 10, 1974) is an American politician, author, and former Navy SEAL currently serving as the 56th Governor of Missouri, since January 2017. A Democrat until 2015, he switched to the Republican Party. He is currently the second youngest Governor in the United States, after New Hampshire's Chris Sununu. Born and raised in St. Louis, Greitens graduated from Parkway North High School before attending Duke University with a scholarship. After attending the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and earning a doctorate, he later became a U.S. Navy SEAL officer, where he served four tours of duty around the world, rose to the rank of lieutenant commander, commanded an Al-Qaeda targeting cell and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, among other decorations. Following his military service, Greitens served as a White House Fellow and founded The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization serving veterans which he led until 2014. Time Magazine included him in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. Previously a Democrat, he announced his candidacy for governor as a Republican, campaigning on a platform centered around ethics reform. Positioning himself as a conservative outsider, his campaign drew significant comparison to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. After defeating three opponents in the Republican primaries, he faced state Attorney General Chris Koster whom he defeated in the general election on November 8, 2016. During his tenure, Greitens passed right-to-work legislation, enacted legislation to counteract the prescription drug crisis, and has been criticized for his campaign's refusal to disclose dark money donors. Wikipedia
Washington Post Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:40

Analysis | Trump has no nominees for 245 important jobs, including an ambassador to South Korea

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Among them: deputy secretary at Treasury and Commerce, director of the Census, director of ATF, director of the Office on Violence Against Women at Justice and commissioner of the Social Security Administration.
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Washington Post Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:04

‘This is CNN Tonight. I’m Don Lemon. The president of the United States is racist.’

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When covering the president’s remarks, some CNN hosts made it clear that this time, they would not be holding back.
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HuffPost Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:40

Governor Accused Of Affair Blackmail Closely Tied With 2 Other Accused Abusers

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A woman says now-Gov. Eric Greitens took a naked photo of her during a consensual sexual encounter.
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HuffPost Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:40

Governor Accused Of Affair Blackmail Closely Tied With 2 Other Accused Abusers

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A woman says now-Gov. Eric Greitens took a naked photo of her during a consensual sexual encounter.
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The New York Times Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:56

Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri Admits Affair but Denies Threats

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Eric Greitens, regarded as a Republican rising star, acknowledged that he had an extramarital affair shortly before he became governor, but denied threatening the woman with retribution if it was exposed.
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Washington Post Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:41

The Air Force expelled her in 1955 for being a lesbian. Now, at 90, she is fighting back.

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In 1955, Helen James was arrested, put through hours of humiliating interrogation and told that she would be outed to her family.
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New York Post Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:43

Cheating governor accused of blackmailing mistress with racy pic

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Eric Greitens and his wife admitted to the extramarital fling, but didn't address the bombshell claim
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