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Red states managed pandemic better than blue states, with fewer restrictions

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A new study confirms that conservative states fared much better than liberal ones during the pandemic. The Committee to Unleash Prosperity study compared state performance on metrics including the economy, education and mortality from ...

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Inflation rises at fastest rate in 40 years, now at 8.5%

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New numbers out this week show that inflation is increasing at the fastest rate since January 1982. Economists say the consumer price index — which measures a basket of goods including gasoline, ...

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Almost 92 percent of national Congressional seats contested as Missouri, Florida decide redistricting

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The only states as of April 5 without new legislative and congressional districts in place for 2022 elections are Florida, New Hampshire, and Missouri. On April 4, Maryland became the 47th state to formally ...

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7 things to know about SCOTUS judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

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Here are seven things to know about Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. 1. Jackson’s legal background The 51-year-old judge clerked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer — whose seat she fills at ...

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Missouri Sen. Blunt says he will vote against Supreme Court nominee

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Both of Missouri’s senators now are on the record as saying they will vote against Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court, saying he disagrees with her judicial stance. “My sense ...

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Former Missouri Sen. Kit Bond endorses Vicky Hartzler for Senate

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Former Missouri Sen. Kit Bond has endorsed Rep. Vicky Hartzler in the Republican primary. “Missourians deserve a senator who knows how to get things done,” he said. “Vicky has shown during her ...

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Christian groups release candidate list for Tuesday’s school board elections

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The Missouri chapter of Concerned Women for America has issued a list of preferred school board candidates for Tuesday’s elections. The list was compiled by various pro-family groups and consolidated last week ...

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Suffering from Apocalypse fatigue?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been experiencing some serious “apocalypse fatigue.” For the past two years the news has been dominated by one world-threatening catastrophe after another. It’s like the ...

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Anheuser Busch heiress announces campaign for Democratic Senate nomination

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A candidate with a familiar name has announced that she is running for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate from Missouri. St. Louis beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine joined the heated ...

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Candidates expect 2022 to be Year of the Republican Women

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This fall’s elections may be a repeat of the Year of the Republican Woman. Thirty-two Republican women won election to Congress in 2020, surpassing the record of 30 Republican women set in ...

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Susan B. Anthony List prepared to defeat politicians who favor abortion in midterms

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A pro-life leader expects abortion to be a critical issue in November’s midterm elections. “The context is historic,” President Marjorie Dannenfelser of Susan B. Anthony List says. The election falls in the ...

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Missouri Senate passes redistricting plan likely to maintain 6-2 Republican advantage

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After months of contentious debate, the Missouri Senate on Thursday approved a map for redistricting the state’s eight congressional districts. If the House passes the bill, it will go to Gov. Mike ...

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Proposed Missouri legislation would ban business with Russia due to invasion

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The Missouri House is considering legislation in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Majority Floor Leader Dean Plocher is sponsoring the “Missouri Stands with Ukraine” initiative (HB 2913), which would forbid ...

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Liberal pundit accuses Sen. Josh Hawley of trying to get Supreme Court nominee killed

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A liberal journalist has accused Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of trying to get President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee killed. Elie Mystal, correspondent for “The Nation” and a Demand Justice board ...

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Florida governor sets record straight on bill regarding gender issue in schools

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The media and opponents continue to misconstrue the new Florida bill regarding gender issues. “Critics call it the Don’t Say Gay bill,” said a reporter to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “Does it say ...

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Republicans call on Greitens to drop out of Senate race in wake of abuse allegations

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Fellow Republicans are calling on Eric Greitens to withdraw from the U.S. Senate race following allegations that he was physically abusive to his former wife and children. “If you hit a woman ...

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Spanish-language ad campaign targets pro-abortion Democratic senators

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Another group is targeting pro-abortion Catholic politicians in this fall’s midterm elections. CatholicVote is launching a digital ad campaign urging Hispanic voters to challenge pro-abortion Catholic senators in Arizona and Nevada over ...

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White House threatens to veto ending airline mask mandate after Senate vote

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Passengers can drop their masks on U.S. planes after the Senate passed a resolution to repeal a mask. It also covers other public transport. The White House immediately said they would veto ...

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Tennessee bill bans double mastectomy on children seeking to change gender

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A proposed bill in Tennessee would restrict a child’s ability to get an elective double mastectomy, be given puberty blockers or other procedures in an attempt to alter their gender. Activists who ...

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Navy won’t deploy destroyer over commander’s refusal to get vaccine

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The U.S. Navy may be harming combat readiness over its refusal to deploy a ship over the commander’s vaccination status. Navy officials say a guided-missile destroyer will not be deployed because its ...

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Soaring gas price an ominous sign for Democrats in midterm elections

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Spiking oil and gas prices are yet another threat to the ability of Democrats to hold onto power in November’s midterm elections. The average price for a gallon of unleaded this week ...

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Missouri senator says kids “abducted by Children’s Mercy Hospital”

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State Rep. Mike Cierpiot of Lee’s Summit has introduced legislation to reduce the power of hospitals, such as Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, over the fate of Missouri families. In the ...

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Twitter restores Vicky Hartzler’s Twitter account after her suspension for supporting women’s sports

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Twitter has restored access Missouri Congresswoman and Senate candidate Vicky Hartzler. She had been suspended after her tweet defending women’s sports (below). The social media giant said the tweet constituted “hateful conduct” ...

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Twitter rebuffed by courts in its lawsuit against Texas over Trump ban

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Twitter has lost another round in court over its ban of Donald Trump from the social media platform. A federal appeals court has dismissed Twitter’s lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. ...

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U.S. Senate narrowly approves FDA commissioner with pro-abortion history

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The new commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be a rubber stamp for the abortion industry, pro-life leaders warn. The Senate narrowly confirmed President Biden’s appointee, Robert Califf. Califf ...

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