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Second Suicide Shakes Up Missouri Political Scene

Monday, 30 March 2015 22:25 Written by
Just a month after Missouri politics was jolted by the suicide of state auditor and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Schweich, the state was dealt another blow Monday morning when it learned of another self-inflicted death by gun— that of Robert "Spence" Jackson, who had been Schweich's spokesman in the auditor's office and a close friend. Jackson, 44, apparently shot himself to death sometime Friday or Saturday, and the political world of the Show Me State
TAKE THAT, INDIANA Wash. gov, Seattle mayor issue travel bans over law
Monday, 30 March 2015 21:18 Written by
The interstate backlash to Indiana's new religious freedom law is growing even as state lawmakers move to clarify the legislation, with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray vowing to issue an executive order this week banning city workers from taxpayer-funded travel to the state. The Seattle mayor's statement is the latest boycott threat to emerge over claims that the law has the potential to discriminate against gays and others.
The Conservative Group Behind Scott Walker's Political Rise
Monday, 30 March 2015 21:11 Written by
When Wisconsin Democrats failed this month to block anti-union legislation supported by Governor Scott Walker, one name kept coming up: the Bradley Foundation. The Republican governor’s opponents wanted to know whether the Milwaukee group helped draft the bill or coached those who testified for it. Their suspicions were rooted in the fact that Michael Grebe, one of Walker’s closest advisers, leads the powerful yet mostly inconspicuous voice for American conservatism. Diane Hendricks, a billionaire roofing-supply…
Weekend decisions haunt LSU coach Paul Mainieri
Monday, 30 March 2015 21:11 Written by
Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU coach Paul Mainieri, right, says he regrets some of the decisions he made during this weekend's series loss to Kentucky at Alex Box Stadium.Paul Mainieri has regrets. They’re probably not the ones you’re
Bush: Clinton 'can't do the Heisman' on Obama's foreign policy
Monday, 30 March 2015 21:06 Written by
"This is very Clintonian, I think, to figure out a way to get out of a mess." | Getty By Hadas Gold 3/30/15 9:48 PM EDT Jeb Bush said on Monday that if he is the Republican nominee, he won’t have a problem arguing that Hillary Clinton helped create the current turmoil roiling Europe and the Middle East. “I think she can’t do the Heisman on the first
'JUST DOING HIS JOB' One of America's last 'Doolittle Raiders' dies
Monday, 30 March 2015 20:20 Written by
Lt. Col. Robert Hite, shown here being led blindfolded by his captors, was held for 40 months. Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the famed World War II "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders," died Sunday at 95. Wallace Hite said his father died Sunday morning at a nursing facility in Nashville after battling Alzheimer's disease, according to The Associated Press. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "Today he decided to go home
LSU softball team welcomes in Louisiana-Monroe for Tuesday home matchup
Monday, 30 March 2015 20:02 Written by
The LSU softball team has shown an ability to win in a variety of ways during its record-setting start to the season. The Tigers have won 15 games by shutout, have run-ruled 14 opponents and have played solid defense during their ascension to the top of the national polls for the first time in school history. “I think that’s the key to our record. I think that’s the reason we are where we
LSU’s Jake Fraley could return as soon as this weekend but will miss Tuesday’s game against UL-Lafayette
Monday, 30 March 2015 19:37 Written by
Jake Fraley’s hamstring injury isn’t as bad as LSU’s staff first thought, and the starting left fielder could return as soon as this weekend, coach Paul Mainieri said. Fraley, who strained the hamstring in Sunday’s loss to Kentucky, will not play when LSU (23-5) meets Louisiana-Lafayette (15-10) on Tuesday at Zephyr Field in the annual Wally Pontiff Classic, but he will travel with the team to Alabama for the Tigers’ series against the
LSU OF Jake Fraley could return as soon as this weekend but will miss Tuesday’s game against UL-Lafayette
Monday, 30 March 2015 19:28 Written by
Jake Fraley’s hamstring injury isn’t as bad as LSU’s staff first thought, and the starting left fielder could return as soon as this weekend, coach Paul Mainieri said. Fraley, who strained the hamstring in Sunday’s loss to Kentucky, will not play when LSU (23-5) meets Louisiana-Lafayette (15-10) on Tuesday at Zephyr Field in the annual Wally Pontiff Classic, but he will travel with the team to Alabama for the Tigers’ series against the
The GOP's Indiana challenge
Monday, 30 March 2015 19:21 Written by
(CNN)Indiana is the new ground zero in the battle over the Republican Party's future. The GOP's years-long existential debate over how to expand the party's reach is exploding in the Hoosier State after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a controversial religious freedom bill into law last week. The measure, which is being criticized for allowing companies to deny services to gay customers in the name of religious belief, is catching Republicans at cross-currents heading

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