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Kushner tells Senate: No Russia collusion, 'nothing to hide'

Published Jul. 25 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner answered questions from Senate investigators for hours behind closed...

Democrats try to rebrand party

Published Jul. 25 2017

BERRYVILLE, Va. (AP) — Promising "A Better Deal" for American workers, Democratic Party leaders rolled out a new agenda with...

Missouri Democrats try again to stop in-home, nursing cuts

Published Jul. 24 2017

Some Democratic Missouri lawmakers are reviving efforts to prevent cuts to in-home and nursing care for the elderly and disabled.

Missouri senators reconvene to consider abortion bill

Published Jul. 24 2017

Missouri senators have returned to the Capitol for a special session on abortion legislation.

Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

Published Jul. 24 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty...

Republicans embrace tax hike targeting Democratic states

Published Jul. 23 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for...

Mixed signals from White House on health care strategy

Published Jul. 23 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge.

Trump's new message man deletes old tweets

Published Jul. 23 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday...

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Published Jul. 21 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.

Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

Published Jul. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Trump campaign's inner circle, including his eldest son and son-in-law, are being called before...

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on

Published Jul. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared...

Senate panel rejects Trump cuts to foreign aid, domestic

Published Jul. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebuffing a Republican president, a GOP-led Senate panel on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to...

Governor works to undo cuts to Missouri foster care he OK'd

Published Jul. 20 2017

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he'll stop funding cuts for foster-care families that he approved earlier this year.

Former Missouri senators ask Hawley to enter US Senate race

Published Jul. 20 2017

Four former Republican U.S. senators from Missouri are urging Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for Senate.

Appeals court: Missouri must pay legal fees in abortion case

Published Jul. 20 2017

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's order that Missouri taxpayers pay more than $156,000 to cover Planned Parenthood's...

Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot is removed

Published Jul. 20 2017

Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than...

McCaskill hopes Congress compromises on health care

Published Jul. 20 2017

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told reporters Wednesday calls to her office on health care "are running about 98 percent against...

Appeals court returns 'unregistered lobbyist' case to hearing commission

Published Jul. 19 2017

Ron Calzone's challenge to a Missouri Ethics Commission investigation belongs at the Administrative Hearing Commission, not the Cole County Circuit...

Missouri GOP coalescing around Hawley to challenge McCaskill

Published Jul. 19 2017

Missouri Republicans are coalescing around Attorney General Josh Hawley as their favored candidate to challenge veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire...

Lawmakers say drug monitoring debate isn't over in Missouri

Published Jul. 19 2017

Key lawmakers say a prescription drug monitoring program that Republican Gov. Eric Greitens created through an executive order doesn't go...

Greitens' nonprofit gives $250K to right-to-work PAC

Published Jul. 19 2017

Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' nonprofit has donated $250,000 to a political action committee created to help stave off efforts by...

What's next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop

Published Jul. 19 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now what?Senate Republicans were scrambling to pick up the pieces Tuesday after their attempt to repeal and...

House budget blueprint key to success of Trump tax agenda

Published Jul. 19 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite opposition from Republican moderates and conservatives, House leaders are pressing ahead with a budget plan whose...