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‘Straw Purchases’ Contributing To St. Louis Gun Violence

Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.

02/06/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

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U.S. Economy Adds 155K Jobs in December, Unemployment Stays At 7.8 Percent

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8 percent last month. November’s rate was revised higher from an initially reported 7.7 percent.

01/04/2013

Carnahan

Carnahan Delivers His Final Speech On House Floor

He says passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was one of the major accomplishments made during his eight years in office.

01/01/2013

debt talks

Bill to Avert Fiscal Cliff Heads to House

The measure cleared the Senate early Tuesday, hours after Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sealed a deal.

01/01/2013

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McCaskill, Blunt Weigh In On Fiscal Cliff Bill

McCaskill admitted the deal “isn’t perfect” but said “it achieves what’s most important here by protecting middle class families.”

01/01/2013

Economy Crisis

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Affect Missouri Economy, Budget

Missouri could lose about $125 million in federal funding for various programs and the state’s military-related economy could take a $1 billion hit.

12/11/2012

Mark Kirk

Aides: Senator Kirk to Return January 3

The 53-year-old Kirk suffered a stroke last year which limited movement on the left side of his body. He’s undergone rehabilitation for his movement and speech.

12/06/2012

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Illinois State Senator Faces Felony Weapons Charge

State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a weapon.

12/05/2012

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