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Tax cuts exacerbating Oklahoma's bust-driven budget crisis

Even as Oklahoma's economy was roaring thanks to an oil boom, Sarah Dougherty watched in disbelief as the Tulsa elementary school her children attend expanded class sizes and eliminated teachers because costly tax cuts and incentives ate up much of the surplus revenue.

Cruz ups Missouri ballot choices to 11

Heidi Cruz’s visit to Missouri Monday included a stop at Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office, filing her husband — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas — as the sixth Republican on the March 15 Missouri Presidential Preference Primary ballot.

Ex-Kinder staffer paid $60,000 more than reported

A former campaign aide to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was paid at least $60,000 more than originally reported, according to updated finance records filed by Kinder’s gubernatorial campaign.

Justices take up meaning of ‘one person, one vote’

The growing political influence of Latinos could be slowed by a Supreme Court case over the constitutional requirement to make electoral districts roughly equal in population.

GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee.

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Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees.

Recording shows heated call between governor candidates

An audio recording has captured a heated phone call between two Republican candidates for Missouri governor.

Louisiana picks Democrat as next governor, rejecting Vitter

Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.

Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list

People on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list can’t board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles.

GOP candidates to Nixon: Say No to Syrian refugees

Republicans say Nixon should block Syrian refugees without federal security clearances; Governor agrees state's security is vital.

Terrorism takes center stage at Democratic debate

A day after deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Hillary Rodham Clinton cast herself as the country's strongest commander in chief in a scary world, even as she defended her own role in the rise of Islamic militants.

Clinton's mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street raises ire

Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her campaign contributions from Wall Street by invoking her work to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, raising eyebrows among her Democratic challengers and Republicans alike.

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Hosting 'SNL,' Donald Trump fends off mock heckler

Donald Trump hadn't gotten far into his opening monologue before trouble occurred. An off-screen heckler interrupted with a cry of "You're a racist!"

Clinton and Sanders disagree over changes in marijuana laws

The Democratic primary candidates are disagreeing over changes in marijuana laws as they campaign in South Carolina.

Plan to limit Missouri GOP governor’s debates falls through

A Republican Party attempt to limit the number of debates in Missouri’s gubernatorial primary has fallen through because not all candidates agreed to the plan.