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Anti-Semitic candidate aims for U.S. Senate seat

Anti-Semitic candidate aims for U.S. Senate seatA racist, anti-semitic candidate for U.S. Senate has placed signs around from Northern Kentucky telling voters "With Jews You Lose."
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate will be on Ill. ballot

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate will be on Ill. ballotA Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

House votes to arm, train Syrian rebels

House votes to arm, train Syrian rebelsA wary Congress voted Wednesday to authorize President Obama's mission to arm and train Syrian rebel forces as part of the administration's effort to dismantle the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Illinois

GOP seeks to knock Libertarian off Ill. ballot

GOP seeks to knock Libertarian off Ill. ballotA Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.
  • Illinois
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Mo. leaders meet, discuss Ferguson in private meeting

Mo. leaders meet, discuss Ferguson in private meetingNewsChannel 5 has learned about a private meeting to discuss Ferguson attended by top Missouri politicians.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Read the Senate's secret rule book

Read the Senate's secret rule bookThe U.S. Senate has for years lived by a secret book of rules that governs everything from how many sheets of paper and potted plants each Senate office is allotted to when Senators can use taxpayer money to charter planes or boats.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Nixon freezes spending items after veto overrides

Nixon freezes spending items after veto overridesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon has blocked expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item vetoes.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Congress to move quickly on plan to fight ISIL

Congress to move quickly on plan to fight ISILCongressional leaders rallied behind President Obama's call to combat the Islamic State, vowing Thursday to back his request for funding to arm Syrian rebels as early as next week.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Mo. enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

Mo. enacts 72-hour abortion waiting periodMissouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that has no exception for rape or incest.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Obama to outline plans for Iraq, Syria tonight

Obama to outline plans for Iraq, Syria tonightPresident Obama began putting the final touches Wednesday on a prime-time speech outlining expanded plans to battle the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Mo. lawmakers considering veto overrides

Mo. lawmakers considering veto overridesMissouri lawmakers will consider whether to override dozens of vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Obama's terrorism speech will be prime time

Obama's terrorism speech will be prime timePresident Obama will speak in prime time Wednesday to outline plans to combat the terrorist threat from the jihadist group known as the Islamic State, the White House said Tuesday.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Missouri poised to vote on 72-hour abortion wait

Missouri poised to vote on 72-hour abortion waitMissouri lawmakers are poised to vote this week to enact one of the nation's longest abortion waiting periods.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Missouri auditor questions Nixon's budget cuts

Missouri auditor questions Nixon's budget cutsMissouri Auditor Tom Schweich is accusing Gov. Jay Nixon of violating the state constitution by making budget cuts in 2012.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Nation-now

U.S. military expands airstrikes in western Iraq

U.S. military expands airstrikes in western IraqThe U.S. military launched airstrikes near a dam in western Iraq, the Pentagon announced Sunday, in another expansion of the air campaign against the Islamic State, the militant group that has seized territory throughout Iraq and Syria.
  • Nation-now
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Obama immigration announcement coming 'soon'

Obama immigration announcement coming 'soon'President Obama indicated Friday he might take executive action on immigration before the November congressional elections, but made no commitments on timing or specifics.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

NBC says 'Morning Joe' host has role expanded

NBC says 'Morning Joe' host has role expandedNBC News says "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough will be a senior political analyst for the network with regular roles on "Meet the Press" and the "Today" show.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

President Obama's tan suit lights up Twitter

President Obama's tan suit lights up TwitterPresident Obama was making serious comments about the Islamic State's threat, but the Twitterverse was obsessed with his tan suit.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Obama's strategy against Islamic State

Obama's strategy against Islamic StatePresident Barack Obama said he will send Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East in an effort to build a coalition of "strong regional partners" to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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  • 1 month ago
Politics

Fact check: Who took more presidential vacations?

Fact check: Who took more presidential vacations?Our inbox is chock full of questions about who took more vacation days, Obama or Bush.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Reid: Nevada lawmakers 'cowards' on prostitution ban

Reid: Nevada lawmakers 'cowards' on prostitution banThree years ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on the Legislature in his home state of Nevada to ban prostitution.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Nation-now

Ex-Va. gov says he wasn't immune to wife's 'fiery anger'

Ex-Va. gov says he wasn't immune to wife's 'fiery anger'Virginia's former governor said he thought his marriage might be over after reading portions of a September 2011 letter to his wife in federal court Thursday.
  • Nation-now
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Elections

Sullivan wins GOP U.S. Senate primary in Alaska

Sullivan wins GOP U.S. Senate primary in AlaskaFormer Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, delivering a victory to the party establishment in the last contested GOP primary for the midterm elections.
  • Elections
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Politics

David Gregory out at 'Meet the Press'

David Gregory out at 'Meet the Press'David Gregory Thursday announced his long-rumored departure as moderator of NBC's Meet the Press via Twitter.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Life

Victoria Jackson loses bid for Tennessee county seat

Victoria Jackson loses bid for Tennessee county seatFormer "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson has lost her bid as an independent candidate for a seat on a county commission in Tennessee.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Life

Richard Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)

Richard Nixon's back! (At least on Twitter)If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Obama, Congress hit new poll lows

Obama, Congress hit new poll lowsPresident Obama has hit another low in another poll, but so have many of his critics in Congress.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago