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Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Senate Hearing to Examine Militarization of Local Police

The big armored police trucks and assault-style weapons seen in Ferguson are the subject of a Senate hearing today.

09/09/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Demonstrators rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The court heard from lawyers on both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, a case that may determine whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 allows a for-profit corporation to deny its employees the health coverage of contraceptives to which the employees are otherwise entitled by federal law, based on the religious objections of the corporation's owners. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Challenges Birth Control Ruling

A Missouri lawmaker is upset because his state-provided group health insurance requires abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and birth control.

09/08/2014

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Schweich Questions Nixon’s Budget Cuts

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of violating the state constitution by making budget cuts in 2012.

09/08/2014

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Missouri Poised to Vote on 72-Hour Abortion Wait

Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact one of the nation’s longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy.

09/08/2014

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Sen. McCaskill Reiterates Call for Police Body Cameras

McCaskill told MSNBC’s “The Morning Joe” that it’s only a matter of time before they all have them.

09/05/2014

Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri speaks to media on Aug. 15, 2014, in St. Louis. Violent protests have erupted in the city following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9. Nixon appointed Capt. Johnson to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson after receiving numerous complaints about the excessive show and use of force by the police against protestors and the news media covering the demonstrations. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Records: Gov. Nixon Kept Routine After Ferguson Shooting

Copies of Nixon’s daily schedule show that the governor continued to go about his routine business for several days after the shooting in Ferguson.

09/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Illinois Senator Calls For Swift Action Against ISIS

Republican Mark Kirk tells reporters the U.S. should, “bomb the hell out of them.”

09/02/2014

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The Mark Reardon Show – 9/2/14 – Joel Shults, Josh Kraushaar

The outrage driving the Ferguson debate ignores three key facts–says Joel Shults, retired police chief for Adams State University in Colorado…now operates Shults Consulting. What’s the forecast for the 2014 Senate elections? Josh Kraushaar is […]

09/02/2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says hello to troopers during dedication ceremonies at the new  State Police Forensic facility in Belleville, Illinois on August 26, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Quinn Pledges To Live On $79 For Week

Illinois Democrat wants to experience life on $8.25 per hour minimum wage.

08/31/2014

Evelyn Howard only had a note in the family bible to document that she was an American citizen. (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)

92-Year-Old Woman Uses Family Bible To Prove To Voter Registration Officials She Was Born In The USA

Evelyn Howard had no birth certificate. so a line written in her father’s nearly 100-year-old bible was the only documentation showing she was born in the U.S.

08/29/2014

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