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Missouri's Blunt to chair US Senate rules committee

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will chair the Committee on Rules and Administration during the next session of Congress.

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AP sources: Romney considering 3rd run for White House

In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he's seriously considering a third run for the White House — a dramatic shift for the last Republican presidential nominee after months of insisting his career in politics is over.

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Missouri Legislature begins session

Leaders’ goals include less red tape for businesses, more money for schools

With veto-proof majorities in both the Missouri House and Senate, the Legislature’s Republican leaders expect a lot of support for their agenda in the 2015 General Assembly that began at noon Wednesday.

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Chappelle-Nadal urges Gov. Nixon to resign or be impeached

Demonstrators disrupt state Senate opening

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, on Wednesday afternoon introduced a six-page remonstrance urging fellow Democrat Jay Nixon to resign from the governor’s office “immediately” — or face impeachment by the Missouri House.

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.