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Organizer of Saturday rally looks to rewrite Jan. 6 history

Sep. 17, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault on the U.S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Matt Braynard worked as an analyst for the Republican Party, crunched data for a...

Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits

Sep. 16, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he’s turning his attention...

Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters

Sep. 13, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some blamed the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol on left-wing antifa antagonists, a theory quickly debunked. Then came comparisons of the rioters to peaceful protesters or even tourists. Now, allies of former President Donald Trump are...

Missouri River species recovery plan sees deep budget cuts

Sep. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Beneath the swirling waters of the Missouri River, underwater microphones eavesdropped on fish. A boat of biologists drifted downstream, listening for the crisp beeps that would indicate a pallid sturgeon, tagged with an electronic tracker,...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 16, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 11, 2021. Editorial: Jerry Moran cares more about GOP primary votes than Kansas’ crumbling infrastructure With a solid bipartisan majority, the U.S. Senate approved a five-year, $1 trillion infrastructure improvement bill...

Missouri GOP treasurer to make bid for state auditor

Jul. 29, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on Thursday announced he's running for state auditor. Republican Gov. Mike Parson appointed Fitzpatrick state treasurer in 2018 after Republican Josh Hawley left the Attorney General's...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 16, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ DNC...

6 months after Capitol assault, corporate pledges fall flat

Jul. 04, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As shockwaves spread across the country from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, corporate America took a stand against the lies that powered the mob. Or so it seemed. Dozens of big companies, citing their commitment to democracy,...

DC statehood facing long odds in the Senate

Jun. 22, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of statehood for Washington, D.C., vowed Tuesday to keep pushing even though the prospects were dim as the bill began working its way through the Senate. “Our democracy is truly in the hands of this Senate,” Mayor Muriel Bowser told the...