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Rep. Keith English Leaves House Democrats to Become Independent

“I am still a Democrat at heart and I didn’t want to leave,” English said. “I’m still voting the same way I did before; my labor-friendly Democrats won’t have to worry.”


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Kansas Senate Candidates Differ On Court Ruling

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts’ campaign manager is calling the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision to remove his Democratic opponent from the ballot a travesty.


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Missouri Enacts 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation’s longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor’s veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.


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Capitol Perspectives: The Decline of Parties

The year’s campaign season has provided a clear demonstration of the declining role of political parties.


Missouri Congressmen Russ Carnahan and William "Lacy" Clay Jr.

Clay, Carnahan Neck and Neck in Fundraising Totals

Federal campaign finance reports show Clay raised $11-thousand more than Carnahan.


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First District Race Heats Up As Clay Takes On Carnahan

Clay and Carnahan spar on TARP, missed votes.



Early Voting In Illinois Begins

Voters do not need a reason to vote early in the primaries. The primary election in Illinois is March 20.


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Susan Montee’s Three Children Arrested In St. Joseph Bar Brawl

Montee’s two sons and a daughter were pepper-sprayed, arrested.



Decision 2012: Has Missouri Lost Its “Swing State” Status?

Show-Me State backed losing candidate in 2008 presidential election.


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