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DeLay: Rick Perry's White House hopes likely hurt by charges

Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, noting his own nearly decade-long legal fight that cost him his powerful congressional post and public career.

Police probing alleged corruption in Nevada Legislature

Las Vegas police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of corruption in the Nevada Legislature involving an extortion attempt aimed at a Republican assemblyman who has drawn criticism from more conservative lawmakers.

Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the “next generation of Republican leaders” and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

Judge stays Dixon license revocation

Dixon can continue serving as sheriff while he appeals Public Safety department's license revocation.

As Romney weighs ’16 bid, his past donors look to Bush

Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Panel hears objections to voter photo ID proposal

Missouri Republican lawmakers say requiring photo identification at the polls will prevent voter impersonation fraud.

Schweich joins GOP primary for governor

Auditor denounces ‘rampant corruption’

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich launched his gubernatorial campaign aggressively Wednesday, accusing his Republican primary rival of being “bought and paid for” by a wealthy donor and questioning the ethics of his potential Democratic opponent.

St. Louis County assessor enters attorney general race

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman declared his candidacy for Missouri attorney general Tuesday, setting up a potential Democratic primary in 2016.

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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.