Politics

 Homes and businesses are surrounded by floodwater on March 20, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa.
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March 21, 2019 - 5:19 pm
The flooding has claimed three lives, damaged thousands of homes and busted about 20 levees in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo former Virginia Governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen, right, talks with supporters during a stop in Bristol, Va. Allen was on a five-city town hall tour of Virginia to discuss the need for nonpartisan and transparent redistricting reform during this year's General Assembly session. In Vermont, a commission submits plans for state House and Senate districts to the state Legislature, which can approve or change them. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 2:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photograph, a Planned Parenthood supporter hosts an abortion rights button on her hat during a rally on the steps of the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Mississippi senators passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 21, 2019 - 1:14 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights called the measure "...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 208 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks at a rally outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. President Donald Trump is not backing down from his longstanding criticism of the late Sen. John McCain. Trump declared Tuesday at the White House: “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.” Trump drew criticism over the weekend for tweeting insults at McCain, a Vietnam war hero, Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate who died last year of brain cancer. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 20, 2019 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republican senators defended late John McCain as a "hero" on Wednesday after President Donald Trump again denounced the Arizonan, who died of brain cancer in August. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that he misses his friend "today and every day." "It was a...
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Kevin Killeen
March 18, 2019 - 5:26 pm
FERGUSON, MO (KMOX) - Impeaching President Trump is not high on her to-do list. At least for now. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi swings through Ferguson to promote campaign finance reform and voting rights, saying any move now to impeach the President "would not be worth it." "I have always said...
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Rendering of Missouri Hyperloop along Highway-70.
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March 18, 2019 - 9:57 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Buckle in – Hyperloop is closer to becoming a real thing in Missouri. Andrew Smith, VP of the St. Louis Regional Chamber is going to change his focus full-time on bringing the futuristic transportation technology to the state. Related: Virgin releases details of possible...
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Nancy Pelosi
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March 16, 2019 - 3:08 pm
Ethics reform and voting rights bills to be promoted
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
March 15, 2019 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was poised to issue the first veto of his presidency Friday afternoon, after a bipartisan rebuke of the national emergency he declared to circumvent Congress and fund his long-stalled southern border wall. A dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate...
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March 15, 2019 - 1:35 pm
One bill would require a handgun, and the other an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
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