A Missouri eulogy: ‘Words do hurt. Words can kill’

9:39 pm Mar. 3, 2015

We’ll let this one speak for itself. From the Associated Press:

CLAYTON, Mo.  — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the ugly nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, suggesting that political

Tip sheet: Cracking the secrecy around the state Board of Pardons and Paroles

6:00 am Mar. 2, 2015

With just seven working days remaining until the Crossover Day deadline (when most bills must pass the House or Senate to stay alive), lawmakers appear to have reached cruising altitude.

The House calendar has 18 bills, eight of which were carried over from Thursday. The biggest are HB 71, which would require greater transparency from the Pardon and Paroles Board, and HB 233, which would revise civil forfeiture laws.

Georgia House Republicans balk at Senate DHS plan

12:04 pm Feb. 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – Georgia’s House Republicans are not thrilled with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to separate Department of Homeland Security funding from a strike at President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration.

Emerging from a House