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Union pulls black college support after Koch gift

A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the college fund's president appeared at a Koch event.

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Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.

Missouri launches website for military voters

Missouri residents stationed elsewhere because of military service can now use a state website to get ballots for elections.

4 protesters awarded $185K over 2004 RNC arrests

Four people arrested at an anti-war march during the 2004 Republican National Convention have been awarded $185,000 in the first trial stemming from lawsuits over protest arrests surrounding the GOP gathering.

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Schmitt announces 2016 bid for Missouri treasurer

Republican state Sen. Eric Schmitt announced his candidacy for Missouri treasurer on Wednesday, becoming the first to enter the 2016 race.

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Who will represent Jefferson City's Ward 2?

Two council candidates discuss city issues, their qualifications

The Jefferson City Council will decide next week who will take the vacant 2nd Ward seat — either Carolyn McDowell or Laura Ward.

Missouri Rep. Wagner named to House leadership

Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner has been named to the Republican House leadership team.

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‘Right to Farm’ Amendment — Bumper crop of myths, facts or opinions?

Opponents of the proposed “Right to Farm” amendment that Missouri voters will consider Aug. 5 say the supporters are circulating “myths” about the amendment that need to be corrected. But Dan Kleinsorge, spokesman for the supporters group Missouri Farmers Care, argues the opponents’ “talking points … are opinions, not facts.”

Group challenges Ohio ban on campaign lies

A national anti-abortion group wants a federal court to block an Ohio law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates seeking elective office.

US Rep. Rangel confident he'll win NY primary

With Primary Day just days away, longtime congressman Charles Rangel said Saturday he's not overconfident he'll prevail over his closet rival — but insisted that voters would stick with a veteran lawmaker, dismissing criticism that he was too old to continue serving in Washington.

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Defiant IRS head, skeptical GOP interrogators

Defiant before skeptical Republicans, the head of the IRS refused to apologize Friday for lost emails that might shed light on the tax agency's targeting of tea party and other groups before the 2010 and 2012 elections.

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Opponents: Proposed ‘Right to Farm’ amendment not as good as it sounds

With less than seven weeks to go before the Aug. 5 primary election, some are defining the battle lines over the “right to farm” as corporate agriculture versus the family farmer.

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Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss

Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.

Transportation tax draws opposition group

Opponents launched a campaign Tuesday against Missouri’s proposed transportation sales tax by raising concerns about the way the August ballot measure would raise and spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

Koster gives another $100K to Missouri Democrats

Attorney General Chris Koster is making good on his pledge to pour money into the state Democratic Party.