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As Nixon Stumps For Medicaid Expansion, House Says ‘No’

“It is the time to make the smart business decision, the right human decision, and bring the tax dollars we send to Washington back here to work in Missouri”

03/27/2013

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

Durbin Continues His Fight Against Energy Drinks

Last year he asked the FDA to require them to disclose their ingredients. Now he’s asking the manufacturers not to market to children.

03/26/2013

Capitol Hill

Rep. Newman Goes To Washington

“We have no excuses yet. We are demanding action,” Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman, D-Richmond Heights, said.

03/13/2013

Illinois Senators Lead Legislative Fight On ‘Straw Purchases’

The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.

03/08/2013

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Mo. Senate Panel Considers Limits On Gun Info

Legislation could land teachers and doctors in trouble if they ask students about gun ownership or note such information from patients.

02/27/2013

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McCaskill: ‘Little Hope To Dodge The Cuts’

McCaskill said there was little hope to dodge the cuts “unless the Republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced approach.”

02/25/2013

A portrai of late Norh Korean president

NKorea Warns Of ‘Second And Third Measures’

The United States and others called the test a violation of U.N. resolutions. Even North Korea’s only major ally, China, voiced opposition.

02/12/2013

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Loft District Residents, Businesses Band Together To Reclaim Downtown Park

Lucas Park had been deteriorating in recent years.

02/06/2013

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Illinois Becomes Latest State To Allow Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

The licenses will be Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses, similar to those issued to workers here on a temporary visa, or their spouses.

01/28/2013

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Illinois School Considers Arming School Administrators

Washington police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker said Monday that training Washington Community High Schools administrators as officers is a way around Illinois’ law against carrying concealed weapons.

01/14/2013

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