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Missouri Bill Allows More Time To Give Up Newborns

The measure would extend the state’s “safe harbor” period which currently allows parents to turn over babies up within a five day window.

04/16/2013

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Higher Education Funding Bill To See Senate Floor Debate

The formula would divide higher education funding into six main categories within each institution.

04/10/2013

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McCaskill Chastises Kim Jong-un As “Irresponsible Young Man”

Maintains that “freaked out” Chinese hold key to preventing all-out war.

04/10/2013

File photo of the Women's Health Care Services abortion clinic in Wichita, Kan. (Photo by Kelly Glasscock/Getty Images)

Kan. Senate Approves Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

A sweeping anti-abortion bill that blocks tax breaks for providers and outlaws abortions solely because of the baby’s sex cleared the Kansas Senate on Friday, setting up a House vote that could send the measure to Gov. Sam Brownback.

04/05/2013

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Capitol Perspectives: The Senate Drains

I suspect few, if any, of the current members of the Missouri Senate understand why their chamber desktops have what look like brass drains you would find in a kitchen or bathroom sink.

04/05/2013

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Missouri Senate Votes For Easier Dismissal of Bad Teachers

Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would allow tenured St. Louis teachers to be fired for “incompetency.”

03/14/2013

Nearly a year after suffering an major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) (2nd L) waves to friends and supporters as he marks his return to the Senate by walking up the steps to the Senate door with (L-R) Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Joe Manchin (R-WV) and Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) at the U.S. Capitol January 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

After Return, Kirk Pushes Bipartisanship in Senate

In an interview with The Associated Press, Kirk described his return to the Senate as grueling but fulfilling.

02/14/2013

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January.  Photo was taken in April. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Mark Kirk Setting Priorities for Return to Senate

Kirk hasn’t been back to the U.S. Senate since suffering a stroke earlier this year.

11/07/2012

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

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