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Auto dealers sue Revenue department over Tesla 'dealer' license

Osage Industries of Linn and 380 Missouri auto dealers sue over Revenue department's granting dealer license to electric car maker.

Emanuel pushes for Chicago parkland for Obama library

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance Wednesday aimed at substantially improving the city’s chances of hosting the Obama presidential library and museum by setting aside space for the project in one of two parks on the city’s South Side.

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Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

Republicans controlling Congress will focus on people's concerns about jobs and health care and steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of Union address said Tuesday.

Gubernatorial candidates build war chests

Likely and declared Republican candidates for Missouri governor in 2016 each had more than $1 million on hand at the end of last year, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday.

Vogel files for Jefferson City mayoral race

A fourth candidate in the race for Jefferson City mayor filed for the April election on Wednesday morning.

Businessman to run as independent for governor

An eastern Missouri businessman said Tuesday that he’s raising money to run as an independent candidate for Missouri governor in 2016.

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Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyoncé

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, of double standards in parenting, saying in an interview published Tuesday that the first family shelters its daughters from some things but allows them to listen to the music of Beyoncé.

Missouri's Blunt to chair US Senate rules committee

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will chair the Committee on Rules and Administration during the next session of Congress.

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AP sources: Romney considering 3rd run for White House

In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he's seriously considering a third run for the White House — a dramatic shift for the last Republican presidential nominee after months of insisting his career in politics is over.

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Missouri Legislature begins session

Leaders’ goals include less red tape for businesses, more money for schools

With veto-proof majorities in both the Missouri House and Senate, the Legislature’s Republican leaders expect a lot of support for their agenda in the 2015 General Assembly that began at noon Wednesday.

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Chappelle-Nadal urges Gov. Nixon to resign or be impeached

Demonstrators disrupt state Senate opening

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, on Wednesday afternoon introduced a six-page remonstrance urging fellow Democrat Jay Nixon to resign from the governor’s office “immediately” — or face impeachment by the Missouri House.

GOP opens session with historic numbers

Missouri’s Republican legislative leaders vowed to push back against big government as they started the 2015 session Wednesday with their largest numbers of Republicans ever, a significant shift in power for a place once known as a swing state.

Huckabee says faith, not finances, greater divide in America

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the biggest gap among Americans involves faith, not finances.

House GOP tries to regroup after divisive speaker vote

House Republicans began the new Congress with old divisions on display Wednesday, bitter fallout from a failed rebellion against Speaker John Boehner.

5 things to know for 2015 Missouri legislative session

Missouri lawmakers will return to the state Capitol today to kick off the 2015 legislative session, with an agenda that will include issues related to the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson by a white police officer and renewed attempts to rewrite Missouri’s laws for struggling schools.

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