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Missouri poised to vote on 72-hour abortion wait

 Already among the leaders in abortion restrictions, Missouri could be poised to enact one of the nation’s longest mandatory waiting periods for women wanting to terminate a pregnancy. Missouri legislators are to convene Wednesday for a session devoted to veto overrides, and Republican leaders say they are confident they will overrule Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s […] Read More →

Perry Booked on Corruption Charges as Supporters Rally

 Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, was booked on political corruption charges inside an Austin courthouse as supporters chanted his name outside. Perry, 64, smiling as he entered and left the courthouse today, told reporters that he would prevail because the charges were “baseless” and an attack […] Read More →

Perry Indictment Latest Effort to Turn Texas Blue

Governor’s attorneys argue veto power used in accordance with state Constitution Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) isn’t backing down after being indicted by a grand jury. Not long after news of the indictment broke Friday evening, Perry’s office released a statement maintaining his innocence and declaring he “will ultimately prevail.” “The veto in question was […] Read More →

Texas Governor Perry Indicted on Abuse-Of-Power Charge

 Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, was indicted by a grand jury for abusing the powers of his office by vetoing funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption. Special Prosecutor Michael McCrum said the grand jury indicted Rick Perry on two counts, one of abuse of official capacity and one of […] Read More →

House votes to make business tax break permanent

 The House voted Thursday to make permanent a generous tax break that makes it easier for small businesses to buy new equipment and improve their property, part of an election-year showdown over a series of expired tax breaks worth billions. The tax break allows business owners to more quickly write off the costs of computers, […] Read More →

House considers bill to waive school meal rules

 The House considered legislation on Wednesday that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards — a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House. The GOP spending bill on the House floor would allow schools to waive the school lunch and breakfast standards championed by first lady Michelle […] Read More →

The 2016 presidential candidate we need

George Will  All modern presidents of both parties have been too much with us. Talking incessantly, they have put politics unhealthily at the center of America’s consciousness. Promising promiscuously, they have exaggerated government’s proper scope and actual competence, making the public perpetually disappointed and surly. Inflating executive power, they have severed it from constitutional constraints. So, sensible voters […] Read More →

Senator Reid opens door to Keystone pipeline vote

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in an abrupt election-year shift in strategy, opened the possibility on Tuesday of allowing a vote on congressional approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. “I’m open to anything that will move energy efficiency,” Reid, a long-time foe of the project, told reporters. He was referring to a bill […] Read More →