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House Speaker John Boehner

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Boehner to allow vote on clean DHS bill

House Speaker John Boehner is expected to move soon -- as early as Tuesday -- to bring up the clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a vote on the House floor, according to two House GOP sources familiar with leadership discussion...

Missouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Many of Missouri's top officials are planning to join mourners at a memorial service for Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk).

Missouri revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state budget director says increases in Missouri's revenues are holding steady at close to a 5 percent growth from last year.

Netanyahu in Jerusalem

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Dozens of Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

And a number of top Democrats --- including Vice President Joe Biden, whose jo...

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12 states that still ban same-sex marriage

What a difference a couple of years makes. A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage, calling it an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens."

H CLinton

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Clinton: No official email address at State

Hillary Clinton did not have a State Department email account while she served as America's top diplomat, a senior state department official said Monday, and instead used a personal email account during her four years on the job.

The New York Times fi...

UPDATE: Council withdraws plan to ban plastic bags

For now, some stores will keep the plastic bags they give to customers.

Clinton portrait Lewinsky

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Artist: Lewinsky overshadows Clinton portrait

The painter whose portrait of former President Bill Clinton hangs in the National Portrait Gallery snuck a covert reference to Monica Lewinsky into it.

Nelson Shanks, the celebrity painter, told the Philadelphia Daily News in an interview published S...

AIPAC friendship

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U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC

Though U.S.-Israeli relations are under significant strain given the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, the bond seemed as unshaken as ever at the annual policy conference of the American Israel P...

Ben Carson

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Carson launches exploratory committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson took his clearest step yet towards a presidential bid with the launch of an exploratory committee on Monday.

Terry Giles, Carson's campaign chief executive, told The Wall Street Journal that the potential candidate open...

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