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Sinquefield gives $2.5M to Grow Missouri group

Prominent Missouri political donor Rex Sinquefield has contributed $2.5 million to an organization that has pushed for lower income taxes.

Memoir puts abortion back in Texas governor's race

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis launched her longshot bid for governor by filibustering her state's tough new restrictions on abortion, and now she's entering the last two months of the race talking about undergoing the procedure herself.

US Senate candidates trade jabs in first debate

Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a pivotal Colorado contest that could determine control of the Senate.

Democrat ends Kansas US Senate campaign

The Democrat challenging three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts ended his campaign Wednesday without explanation.

Missouri teacher initiative survives challenge

A Cole County judge rejected a legal challenge Tuesday to a November ballot proposal that seeks to tie teachers’ jobs and salaries to the performance of their students.

Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense attorney said Wednesday.

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4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.

Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are "absurd."

Westboro plans to picket in Jefferson City Tuesday

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) plan to be in Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon to picket three locations.

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Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state's first indicted governor in nearly a century.

Farming rights vote reveals changes in Missouri

Many Missouri farmers own guns. Yet the right to bear arms is more valued than the right to farm, based on Missouri’s recent election results.

Battle over teacher tenure and classroom tests heating up

Sides argue impact of Amendment 3 proposal on Missouri education

While voters last Tuesday were deciding the fate of five proposed amendments to Missouri’s Constitution, Secretary of State Jason Kander was announcing the addition of a fourth proposed amendment to the November general election ballot.

Why did transportation sales tax fail?

Where and why did the Missouri transportation sales tax, or Amendment 7, fail?

Independent candidate certified for prosecutor race

In Cole County

Anji Gandhi will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot as an independent candidate for Cole County prosecutor.

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Highway officials fear rise in fatalities

Missouri transportation officials warned Wednesday of a potential rise in traffic fatalities and bridge closures, after voters defeated a sales tax hike that would have funded hundreds of highway and transportation projects across the state.

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