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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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Huckabee leaving Fox News ahead of 2016 decision

TV host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is leaving his Fox News talk show as he considers whether to seek the Republican nomination for president, a decision he expects to reach in the spring.

Edward Brooke, 1st black elected US senator, dies

Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95.

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Nixon to deliver State of State Address on Jan. 21

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to deliver his annual State of the State Address on the evening of Jan. 21.

Klobuchar, McCaskill make bet on Citrus Bowl

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has made a friendly wager with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on the Citrus Bowl game.

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GOP leader regrets talk to white supremacists

House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.

Prosecutor in Garner case ponders Grimm seat

Potential candidates eyed a Staten Island congressional seat Tuesday as Republican Rep. Michael Grimm announced his resignation, following a guilty plea on tax evasion charges.

Policies of GOP governors could find national play

One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures.

Wealthy donors sided with Democrats in midterms

For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections.

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Sinquefield gifts to Hanaway governor bid at $900K

Wealthy political activist Rex Sinquefield’s donations to Republican Catherine Hanaway’s campaign for governor have reached $900,000.

Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request.

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Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ run for president in 2016

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced Tuesday he will “actively explore” a campaign for president, an early move that could pre-empt some other Republicans with White House aspirations in the bidding for big donations and public support.