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Inflation in May matches that of the Great Recession

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U.S. inflation is now at its highest level since the Great Recession of 2008. The Labor Department released additional data on Thursday showing that prices for May rose 5 percent from a year ...

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Republicans believe stage is set to regain control of Congress in 2022

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Republicans believe they have the momentum to take back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. Conventional wisdom says the party not in the White House — in this case, ...

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Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler running for US Senate

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Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is running for U.S. Senate according to a source close to her. The popular Republican from Harrisonville currently represents Missouri’s 4th Congressional district. The seat is being left vacant ...

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Restaurant menu prices rise over food costs

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Skyrocketing inflation is hitting restaurant owners hard with both chains and local establishments raising menu prices. Restaurant managers are seeing price increases of up to 300% on some items used in the ...

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Three Jewish Congressional Democrats urge Biden to name anti-Semitism ambassador

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As the “Squad” continues to promote anti-Semitism, several other Democrats in Congress are pushing back. Three Jewish House Democrats are calling on President Biden to appoint an ambassador-at-large to combat anti-Semitism that ...

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Some Democrat lawmakers criticize anti-Semitic members of their party

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Anti-Semitism among some Democrat members of Congress is becoming so bad that even some of their fellow party members are calling them out.  The lawmakers’ remarks come after an intense two-week conflict ...

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Senate could vote today on controversial commission to investigate January 6

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Missouri’s Senator Roy Blunt opposes forming a commission to examine the capitol breach on January 6. He’s not alone given the history of investigations “gone wild” during the last four years. “I ...

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Judge blocks Biden restaurant stimulus based on sexual preference, race

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A federal judge has prevented the Biden administration from handing out stimulus restaurant grants based on gender, race, and sexual orientation. The funds were part of a multi-billion dollar COVID-19 restaurant relief ...

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Permit to gather at Capitol on National Day of Prayer denied

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For the first time in 70 years, there will be no public prayer gathering at the U.S. Capitol during the National Day of Prayer. The Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian ...

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Republicans dash Democrat hope of taking Texas House seat

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In a narrowly divided Congress, every seat counts. A north Texas seat will remain red after a runoff to fill a vacancy. Two Republican candidates will advance to a runoff as the ...

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VIDEO: Democrat Tulsi Gabbard speaks out against racialization of society

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Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, a former congresswoman from Hawaii and presidential candidate, is speaking out against the racialization of the United States. “Please, please let us stop the racialization of everyone and everything ...

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Republicans blast critical race theory as ‘divisive’ in letter to education secretary

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Republican Reps. Doug Lamborn of Colorado and Jeff Duncan of South Carolina have expressed their concern about teaching critical race theory in a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. “Civics and history ...

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Missouri lawmakers race to pass LGBTQ bill many say is disastrous for churches

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A group of Missouri lawmakers is trying to pass LGBTQ discrimination bills before the session ends next month that some say endangers religious freedom. Last week, a bill adding sexual orientation and ...

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Here’s how the census will affect Missouri congressional seats

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Census numbers released Tuesday show primarily Democrat states will lose seats in Congress while red states like Florida, Texas and Montana will gain seats. The numbers show that although much of the ...

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Missouri Congressman Jason Smith to visit Mar-a-Lago as he considers Senate run

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Missouri Congressman Jason Smith, who is considering a campaign for the U.S. Senate, will hold a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago later this month. The invitation lists Gov. Mike Parson, South Dakota Gov. Kristi ...

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House votes to limit travel bans on terrorist-prone nations

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Prioritized by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrats passed a bill limiting a president’s authority to issue travel bans on individuals entering the U.S. The action was in response to President Donald Trump ...

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Pro-life Democrats rally to protect Hyde Amendment

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Pro-life Democrats rallied on Capitol Hill on Sunday to protest other Democrats’ threats to ditch the Hyde Amendment which bans the use of tax dollars to fund overseas abortion. Democrats for Life ...

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Biden press secretary dodges question about impact of Equality Act

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The White House earlier this week dodged a question about how the Equality Act would affect religious freedom. Owen Jensen from the Catholic television network EWTN asked press secretary Jen Psaki about ...

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler praying and looking ‘very seriously’ at run for U.S. Senate

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Count Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler among the possible candidates to replace Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate in 2022. If elected, she would be only the third female elected to the Senate ...

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Pro-life amendment stalls action on Medicaid expansion in Missouri

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A pro-life amendment adopted by the Missouri Senate this week is slowing action on a bill to fund Missouri’s Medicaid program. “My intent was not to deny Medicaid recipients birth control,” Senator ...

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Congress gets bodyguards paid for by campaigns

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After hours of often contentious debate, members of Congress can now use campaign money to pay for bodyguards. The decision came down from Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Thursday. Under the new ...

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Christian woman wins Louisiana congressional seat left open by late husband

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Yet another Christian woman will join the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican Julia Letlow won a special election in Louisiana on Saturday to fill the seat of her late husband, Luke Letlow, ...

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National Sheriffs Association: 50% of migrants have Covid

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As the humanitarian crisis along the southern border grows, disturbing data has been released concerning COVID rates among migrants. Dr. Ivan Melendez, the health authority in Hidalgo County, Texas said “The reality ...

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What you need to know about H.R. 1: The ‘For the People Act of 2021’

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As a bill giving the federal government power to control local elections moves to the Senate, opposition is growing in many quarters. Constitutional scholars to State Attorney Generals to local election boards ...

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Biden becomes first president in 100 years not to address Congress

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For the first time in 100 years, a new American President has still not addressed a joint session of Congress. Reporters have brought up the unusual absence to White House officials, fueling ...

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