Missouri Supreme Court Rules For Campaign Violation Fees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court is siding with the state Ethics Commission after it charged a former state lawmaker nearly $230,000 in fees for campaign finance violations. Judges on Tuesday unanimously ruled that fees against former St. Louis Democratic Sen. Robin Wright-Jones were constitutional and within legal limits. Wright-Jones had argued…

Mulvaney Hawks Trump Budget On Capitol Hill

By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell President Donald Trump’s budget, but the administration’s allies in the Senate preferred to talk about last year’s tax cut rather than the trillion-dollar deficits contained in the new spending plan. The president’s…

Vanessa Trump Taken To Hospital After White Powder Scare

By JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.’s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn’t dangerous, authorities said. The frightening episode happened after…

Congress Takes On Immigration Issue Amid Election Pressures

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they’ll introduce President Donald Trump’s plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation. If the…