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Spokesman for Missouri state auditor found dead
March 30, 2015 10:56 am
Spence Jackson was the spokesman for Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, who died last month in what authorities called an apparent suicide.
Ind. governor defends 'religious freedom' bill
March 29, 2015 12:07 pm
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is speaking out to "clarify" a bill that he says defends religious freedom, but opponents say allows discrimination.
Harry Reid taps Chuck Schumer as replacement
March 28, 2015 8:43 pm
Although Sen. Harry Reid quickly selected Sen. Chuck Schumer as his replacement, Schumer still faces hurdles before becoming Democratic Senate leader.
'Boycott Indiana' gaining traction
March 28, 2015 1:41 pm
A campaign to boycott Indiana because of its religious freedom law has gained traction, but some argue a boycott isn't the answer.
Clinton attorney confirms email account wiped
March 28, 2015 12:24 pm
Hillary Clinton's attorney confirmed Friday her private email server has been virtually wiped clean, setting critics up for more transparency calls.
Spotlight on Paul Mitchell & Jo Anne Mondowney
March 29, 2015 10:09 am
On Sunday, March 29, Spotlight on the News will feature an in-depth interview with Paul Mitchell, chair of the Coalition Against Higher Taxes & Special Interest Deals.
Senator Harry Reid won't seek re-election
March 27, 2015 8:58 am
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced his retirement Friday, leaving open both the Democratic leadership and Nevada senator seat in 2016.
Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
March 27, 2015 8:19 am
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term.
Editorial: Say "NO" to pay increases
March 26, 2015 4:22 pm
Requests for pay increases of Detroit elected officials are unbelievable and horrible timing! We urge the city’s compensation commission to not issue a favorable recommendation.
House committee to hear visa program testimony
March 26, 2015 10:26 am
A Homeland Security report says Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas might have improperly intervened in visa cases.
Presidential hopefuls and climate skepticism
March 25, 2015 6:09 pm
Now that Ted Cruz has declared his candidacy for the presidency, climate change is getting caught up in election-season politics, but do people care?
Indiana House passes religious freedom bill
March 25, 2015 10:55 am
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has said he will sign recently passed legislation in that state that would let people deny service to same-sex couples.
Ted Cruz 101: Where he stands on the issues
March 24, 2015 10:19 pm
Among his policy priorities, the Texas Republican says he wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, abolish the IRS and stop some EPA regulations.
Israel denies spying on U.S. for Iran nuke intel
March 24, 2015 10:12 am
Israeli officials are denying a report in The Wall Street Journal claiming Israel snooped on the closed-door U.S.-led nuclear talks with Iran.
Obama rarely unwinds at Camp David
March 23, 2015 2:41 pm
Compared to past presidents, President Obama has made far fewer trips to the wooded refuge of Camp David.
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