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Impeachment team releases transcript of defense official

WASHINGTON (AP) - House investigators are releasing another transcript in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

The transcript being made public Monday is from the testimony of Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, in a closed-door interview.


p>House Democrats are moving forward with the first live, public …

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government.


p>The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics tangle. Most states allow lawmakers …

Charles Kupperman opposes Mick Mulvaney bid to join impeachment lawsuit

WASHINGTON — White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is facing opposition, including from a former Trump administration adviser, in his bid to join a lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry.


p>The opposition from Charles Kupperman, the former deputy national security adviser who sued over a subpoena …

ICE Agents: State judicial marshal prevented detainment

DERBY, Conn. (AP) - Immigration agents say a Connecticut court security officer tried to prevent them from entering a courthouse where they planned to detain a Jamaican man.


p>The Hartford Courant reports that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents complain a judicial marshal attempted to prevent the detainment of 23-year-old …

Trump: Resignation of Bolivia's president spells trouble for Venezuela, Nicaragua

President Trump said Monday the resignation of Bolivia’s president sends a message to “illegitimate regimes” in Venezuela and Nicaragua that the Western Hemisphere is closer to becoming “completely democratic.”


p>”The resignation yesterday of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere,” Mr. Trump said …

Affirmative action measure still losing in latest counts

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Nearly a week after the election, a measure that reinstates the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was continuing to be narrowly rejected by Washington voters as counties move closer to finishing their vote counts.


p>Referendum 88 …

Moderate Republicans building 'farm team' to recapture House in 2022

The Republican Main Street Partnership is beginning to build a “farm team” to help the GOP recapture the House from Democrats come 2022.


p>The group of moderate Republicans, which bills itself as “the governing wing of the Republican Party,” counts 55 members of Congress in its ranks, according to its …

Recent Missouri Editorials

The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Nov. 8

The importance of whistleblower protections

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently broke the story of the resignation of Missouri’s Division of Tourism director.


p>Ward Franz’ departure came during a probe into allegations of excessive taxpayer-funded travel and improper acceptance of gifts from a state vendor, …