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Biden signs executive order to create federal abortion clearinghouse, calls on abortion supporters to “vote”

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President Joe Biden has told Congress to pass legislation that removes all limits on abortion, including up to birth, and enshrine it in U.S. federal law. His directive came as he signed an executive order ...

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Woke investment firms present risk to conservative states, Missouri treasurer says

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Progressive environmental, social and governance metrics are giving investment funds an excuse to discriminate against states with conservative values. Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick expressed concern over ESG funds condemning states with pro-life ...

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All 50 states now have historic gas price above $4 a gallon

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Kansas was one of several states Monday where the average price of gas rose above $4 bringing the total number of states to 50. Numerous states have prices above $5 a gallon ...

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New research questions benefits of public preschool

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The Biden Administration’s proposed universal preschool plan may be stalled, but states and cities are pushing ahead with taxpayer-funded preschool programs of their own. Last week, Colorado became the latest state to pass ...

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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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Pro-life activists optimistic, determined as they gather for March for Life

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A Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v. Wade by returning to states their original ability to govern abortion, has energized pro-life advocates attending this year’s March for Life on Friday. ...

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Supreme Court tells White House to respond to mandate lawsuits

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In a rare move, the U.S. Supreme Court is telling the Biden administration to respond to dozens of lawsuits challenging its controversial vaccine mandate for private employers. Justice Brett Kavanaugh told administration ...

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Judge rules in favor of Missouri-led coalition of states to temporarily halt vaccine mandate

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A federal judge on Monday placed a temporary injunction on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers at Medicare- and Medicaid-affiliated facilities. The ruling comes as another setback in which other ...

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Missouri governor creates task force to address supply chain crisis in state

With the federal government dragging its feet on addressing the supply chain crisis, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is stepping up. Earlier this week, he crated a task force dedicated to the issue ...

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Study reveals Census undercount affects blue, red states differently

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The 2020 Census may have missed more than a million people, according to a new study by the Urban Institute. While the report (pdf) revealed the undercount was “not as severe as ...

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Kansas, Missouri team up on national security issues

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The states of Missouri and Kansas are teaming up on an initiative to raise awareness of national security operations in the Midwest. The National Security Crossroads is a branding effort to draw ...

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Photo ID for voting is back on agenda for Missouri Legislature

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Jay Ashcroft, Missouri secretary of state, is giving it another shot to legislate photo ID requirements for voting. Polls show Missourians favor voter ID. “If you show up with a cable bill, ...

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Democrats vote to eliminate pro-life Hyde Amendment

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House Democrats voted this week to eliminate the Hyde Amendment, fulfilling the fears of pro-life voters across the nation. The longstanding legislative provision for decades ensured U.S. taxpayer dollars don’t go to ...

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Congress moves to rename your town or state over ‘racist’ names

Democrat lawmakers are moving to rename places around the nation that they claim have racist history or bigoted names. But included in the review will be the names of cities, states and ...

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States ending extra unemployment see huge increase in people finding jobs

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States that withdrew from the federal pandemic unemployment bonus in June saw improving jobs numbers and fewer individuals filing for benefits compared to other states, according analysis of federal data. The states, ...

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Unemployment ticks up even as more jobs added

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The nation’s unemployment ticked up in June as the economy struggles with hiring, surging inflation and fear over the cost of the Biden infrastructure plan. The unemployment rate jumped to 5.9 percent from ...

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Power grab: Democrats introduce bill to override state pro-life laws

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Congressional Democrats last week introduced a bill that would override state restrictions on third-trimester abortions. The Women’s Health Protection Act would allow abortion all the way up until birth and has been ...

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Babylon Bee pokes fun at Missouri, Kansas over vaccine enticements

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The satirical website Babylon Bee released a story on what states are giving away to encourage residents to get vaccinated. Included on list, which pokes fun at all 50 states, are “Free ...

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Planning a vacation? Here’s the states that still have mask mandates

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If you’re planning a summer vacation you are probably wondering which states have mask mandates. More and more states are dropping the regulations as Covid rates decline and pushback from the public ...

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Utah Governor signs phone porn filter law

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Smartphones and tablets will have a porn filter after the governor of Utah signed a new law meant to protect children. The law, which was signed Tuesday, requires a filter blocking pornography ...

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Attorneys general from 21 states challenge part of Democrat stimulus bill

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Attorneys general from 21 states are challenging the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty. Deep in the bowels of the 5,500-page bill is language that ...

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Missouri bill to ditch the property tax fails in legislature

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An attempt to end Missouri’s personal property tax failed to get enough votes to pass this week. The measure, which would have saved taxpayers $1.4 billion, would bring the state in line ...

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Where does your state compare to those with highest tax rates?

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A new report lists the states with the lowest and highest tax rates. A survey by WalletHub  found that four blue and one red state topped the list. Illinois came in as ...

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Facebook settles lawsuit over ‘creepy’ tag photo facial recognition

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The “tag” a friend photo feature on Facebook has been dealt a huge privacy blow. A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a settlement and ordered the 1.6 million plaintiffs who ...

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Missouri legislation would ban Big Tech from censoring users

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Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent social media and other Big Tech companies from censoring users. The “Stop Social Media Censorship Act” from Rep. Jeff Coleman would prohibit social ...

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