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Liberal and conservative lawmakers: the unlikely group ‘holding hands in prayer’ each week in DC

In this deeply partisan political climate, it may come as a surprise to many that a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans come together each week to pray. “It is literally the ...

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National emergency may soon be declared by President

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President Trump is expected to soon declare a national emergency over the humanitarian crisis at the nation’s border with Mexico. In 2018, 400,000 individuals illegally entered the country. A number, say experts, ...

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Missouri’s Hartzler introduces bill to defund Planned Parenthood

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Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler  introduced a bill in the House this week to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. The bill would “place a one-year moratorium on all federal funding ...

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Trump may declare national emergency in address on TV tonight

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WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump could declare a national emergency when he addresses the nation in a broadcast at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 8. It will be the President’s first such TV ...

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Democrats to expand abortion in first act of new Congress

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Elections have consequences. In their first act of business today after Nancy Pelosi retakes the Speaker’s gavel from Republicans, House Democrats will make expansion of abortion a priority in their spending bill. ...

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House Committee wants look into DOJ, FBI bias against Trump

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A House oversight committee recommended on Dec. 28 that a special counsel be appointed to probe how the two federal agencies were biased against President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and election. ...

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Historic prison reform bill passes with bi-partisan support

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In an example of rare bi-partisan support, a historic and sweeping bill that reforms the criminal justice system has cleared the Senate. It is a victory for the Trump administration and Congress ...

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Historic prison reform could start next week

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With a new Congress coming in just a few weeks, criminal justice reform is viewed by some as now or never proposition. Last week, it appeared all but dead, but now it’s ...

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Christians targeted by ISIS to get historic help from America

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Religious leaders and human rights activists are rejoicing after President Donald Trump signed a historic bi-partisan bill that supporters say will “boost” efforts to help Christians and other religious minorities targeted by ...

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Congressman Sam Graves: Only ‘the wall’ will stop illegal entry

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Earlier this week, a caravan of Central American immigrants tried to storm the United States border after making their way across Mexico. The point all along was to demand asylum from the ...

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US border with Mexico may be closed

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As more Central American migrants reach the border, mayhem and violence are now being reported. Television footage on Sunday showed a crowd of immigrants trying to storm the U.S. border in Tijuana, ...

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China is fast losing the trade war

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Two years ago, Beijing was flying high. Well on its way to dominating the world. Or so it thought. Sure, the newly elected American president had talked tough on trade, ...

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Elected officials flip-flop on religious freedom

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is under fire from the very same Senators and Congressional Reps that previously voted for it it. The act, known as RFRA, was introduced in 1993 by ...

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Trump nominates 26 more judges

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While Democrats are celebrating taking control of the US House, the real power remains in the Senate as the President nominates more justices. The midterm elections saw a historic win for Republican ...

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Recap of KC area Congressional races

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Here’s a recap of Kansas City-area Congressional races in Missouri with vote totals. District 4 Representative Vicky Hartzler easily cruised to re-election to her fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives ...

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Blue wave disappears as Republicans gain in Senate, oust incumbents

In what could still be considered a stunning defeat, Democrats took control of the House without the “blue wave” that was projected to sweep Republicans from power in state governorships, the Senate ...

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How the Kansas City Star helped Sharice Davids in Kansas politics

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One of the beauties of being involved in politics in smaller media markets is that a wider variety of people can become involved on relatively small budgets. Other benefits are obvious. Candidates ...

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Kansas teen meets with members of Congress about flavored tobacco products

Hailey Kisner, Hutchinson, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Youth Advocacy Symposium. The five-day workshop is designed to build skills in advocacy, communications and leadership. ...

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Maxine Waters honored with leadership award by editors

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The nation’s newspapers say partisanship has run amok in Washington. “We need bridge builders,” they say. “The president’s comments are inflammatory,” they opine. So, you would think, in choosing someone to honor ...

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Suspicious letter meant to derail Kavanaugh?

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Sixty-five women who say they have known Judge Brett Kavanaugh since high school are coming to the Supreme Court nominee’s defense after allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled at the judge this ...

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Why Congress must investigate Google trying to fix election

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On Wednesday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued a statement calling on Congress to probe Google for potential election-meddling: Congress must hold hearings to investigate Google for possibly trying to fix ...

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Tech giants to face Congress, this time over privacy

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Sparks could fly next week between six major Web companies and a Congressional Panel investigating privacy. The tech giants and internet-service providers, including AT&T Inc, Twitter Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google, will ...

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Facebook CEO models himself after brutal Roman emperor

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s love for ancient Roman emperor Augustus Caesar offers some insights into how he views being a leader, reports CNBC and the New Yorker Magazine. “You have all these good and bad ...

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Kansas’ 2nd District Congressional candidate exposed

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In Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District race there is no Democrat primary since only Paul Davis is running for that office. The Republican race is a rather unique situation that deserves a brief ...

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Missouri August 7th State Primary Preview

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On Tuesday, August 7, Missouri primary voters will go to the polls to select who will be on the ballot in the general election on November 6. Missouri U.S. Senate Race The ...

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