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Ahead of Kavanaugh hearing, some hear echoes of Anita Hill testimony

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As senators weigh the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual misconduct, many Americans are thinking back to a previous example of accusations against a Supreme Court nominee.

Trump Rallies GOP as Kavanaugh Charges Resonate in Senate Races

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President Donald Trump is taking his campaign to maintain Republican control of the Senate to a pair of states where the sexual assault allegation against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is beginning to reverberate.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown votes with Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, Renacci says

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Ohio Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci says his Democratic opponent Sen. Sherrod Brown votes in step with Democratic leadership and liberals

No, Donald Trump's poll numbers do not beat Lincoln, all other GOP presidents

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President Donald Trump is known for tooting his own horn. In recent weeks, one of the accomplishments he’s been trumpeting is his standing with Republican voters

Roger Williams says he's never voted "present" in U.S. House action -- the 'chicken way'

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, told the Fox Business Network in this July 2018 interview that he's not voted "Present" on any issues before the House (YouTube video, posted July 19, 2018).

'Pivot counties' will be key in fight for Senate control

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Mike Fogleman voted for Democrat Joe Donnelly in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. Then he went for Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race.

Politics Friday: Supreme Court seat opens up and controversial pipeline wins approval

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It's our weekly look at Minnesota politics.

Why the Tax Act Will Not Boost Investment

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The centerpiece of the Republican Tax Act signed into law at the end of last year was the cut in the corporate income tax rate. The reduction in the tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, along with other reductions in business taxes, accounts for almost 40 percent of the $1.6 trillion projected gross cost of the tax cuts.

Story says poll shows Trump tied to Obama at same point in presidency

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A story on Facebook celebrates President Donald Trump’s approval rating and boasts that it is better than two of his predecessors, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan.

The Great Recession wrought life-altering changes for St. Louis area autoworkers

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On a breezy spring evening, Chris Paplanus donned his umpire gear to work the plate at a girls softball game at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex.

Despite call for big cuts, Trump's budget maintains regulatory spending

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Since his days on the campaign trail, Donald Trump has promised “very, very big cuts in regulation.” Last December, he took credit for success toward that goal, announcing that his agencies had removed 22 regulations for every new one issued during his first eight months in office.

Do deficits matter? We may be about to find out

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No accounting concept gets mentioned as often, or misunderstood as widely, as the federal budget deficit. Over the decades, this simple revenue-minus-spending sum has been both praised and criticized for its effects on the economy, and cited frequently as a sign of the nation’s moral decline.