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  • Attorney General Gonzales misled Congress about NSA spying, documents show

    WASHINGTON Alberto Gonzales, a U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, misled Congress by downplaying a dispute the White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program, according to previously classified documents.
  • A fragile man, whispered innuendo and two suicides in Missouri

    A fragile man, whispered innuendo and two suicides in Missouri
    One month before his suicide, Tom Schweich announced he was running for governor. He looked pale and tired, with dark crescents under his eyes, but he spoke with precision and force. He told supporters he had learned to fight liberals by attending Harvard...

    Funeral marks Missouri auditor aide's political passion

    At the second gut-wrenching funeral in two months for Missouri politics, those who knew and worked with former auditor's spokesman Spence Jackson remembered him Friday as gregarious and passionate about his work. Jackson's funeral in his hometown of...

    Can Jeb Bush clear the field for the GOP nomination in 2016?

    WASHINGTON -- In preparing his path for a 2016 presidential bid, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is unlikely to emulate the brash and even flippant style of his brother, the 43rd president. He is too level-headed and thoughtful for that. But on the...

    President Obama vows actions in CIA report won't take place on his watch

    The Senate Intelligence Committee released a 499-page executive summary Tuesday, which includes graphic details about sexual threats and other harsh interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001,...