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Marshall, Hawley oppose moving ahead with hate crimes bill

Apr. 15, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans Roger Marshall of Kansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri were among a handful of conservative U.S. senators who opposed moving forward with a Democratic-sponsored measure for confronting hate crimes against Asian Americans. Marshall's office...

Senate breaks filibuster on Asian-American hate crime bill

Apr. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate opened debate Wednesday on legislation confronting the rise of potential hate crimes against Asian Americans, a growing problem during the coronavirus crisis that will also test whether the chamber can push past partisanship on an issue important to many...

Former Vice President Mike Pence memoir set for 2023 release

Apr. 07, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence has a book deal. His autobiography, currently untitled, is scheduled to come out in 2023. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to tell the story of my life in public service to the American people, from serving in...

Trump's heir? Pence reemerges, lays groundwork for 2024 run

Mar. 30, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When former President Donald Trump was asked to list those he considers the future leaders of the Republican Party, he quickly rattled off names including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Conspicuously absent from the list: Mike Pence. ...

Ex-St. Louis officer killed at pawn shop to be honored

Mar. 25, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A retired St. Louis police officer who died during a night of violent protests last year will be posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Citizen Honors Award. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri on Thursday announced the honor for David Dorn....

GOP Missouri Attorney General Schmitt running for US Senate

Mar. 24, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Wednesday announced he's making a bid to replace Roy Blunt in the Senate, setting up a Republican primary against disgraced former Gov. Eric Greitens. Schmitt is a strong contender with a record of winning...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Mar. 23, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 21, 2021. Editorial: Missouri lawmaker’s police-dog bill deserves to go nowhere For the second time in three years, a Republican Missouri lawmaker has attempted to make assault on police dogs a felony, punishable by...

EXPLAINER: What’s the background of Senate hopeful Greitens?

Mar. 22, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned in June 2018 amid a sex scandal, criminal charges and ethics investigations, announced Monday that he will seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2022. Here is an explanation of some of the legal and ethical...

Is Blunt's exit an opening for ex-Gov. Greitens to return?

Mar. 09, 2021 19:07 PM EST

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Eric Greitens' political future seemed doomed by scandal when he resigned as Missouri governor. Now, he appears primed to test whether Sen. Roy Blunt's retirement provides a path for redemption within a Republican Party searching for direction after former President...

GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won't seek reelection in 2022

Mar. 08, 2021 18:23 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri said Monday he will not seek reelection, making him the fifth Republican in the Senate to bow out rather than seek another term in a party searching for direction after President Donald Trump. Blunt, who turned 71 in...