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Reporter, writer, author, editor. Washington correspondent for St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Currently writing book. Previously: Previously, national correspondent, USA TODAY. Previously: Senior correspondent and columnist for Gannett News Service. Knight Fellow at Stanford, 1989-1990. Have had bylines from 49 states and four continents. Covered and analyzed six presidential elections.. One of five original cover story writers for USA Today.

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Key St. Louis area votes in Congress on Zika, Iran, drinking water, abortion

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of July 11-15. The votes and descriptions are compiled by "Voterama in Congress" a legislative tracking organization. House Environment, Interior Budgets * The House on July 14 passed, 231-196, a fiscal 2017 appropriations bill that provides $7.98 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency, down 2 percent from 2016, while funding Interior Department units such as the U.S.

Congressioonal candidate Baricevic raises just over $200,000 in second quarter of 2016

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Democratic challenger C.J. Baricevic raised about $201,000 from April through June, and he began July with about $417,000 in the bank in his challenge of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro. Bost, who is in his first term, earlier this week said he had raised about $330,000 over the same period, and that he had more than $1 million in the bank.

Blunt, other Republicans praise Trump veep choice Pence

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Sen. Roy Blunt called Donald Trump's running-mate choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence "a great addition to the Republican ticket." "Mike Pence and I served together in the House and he is a friend of mine," Blunt, R-Mo., who is in a tough re-election battle with Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander, wrote in a Facebook post Friday.

Bost comes out against Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Freshman Rep. Mike Bost has decided to oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade agreement, addressing a jobs-and-trade debate that is already playing out in his re-election campaign against Democrat C.J. Baricevic.

Local issues unresolved as Congress splits for summer break

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Several St. Louis-area initiatives were left unresolved as Congress prepared to leave town Thursday on a seven-week summer break. Unresolved fights over everything from funding to combat the Zika virus, to the proper mix of defense-versus-domestic spending, have a St.

McCaskill says Ginsburg right in backtracking on Trump criticism

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did the right thing in expressing regrets for Ginsburg's sharp criticism of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Plan to shift West Lake cleanup to Corps of Engineers hits congressional roadblock

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The administration of President Barack Obama and key U.S. House energy committee members oppose a proposal by Missouri's delegation to shift oversight of the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton from EPA's Superfund to a special U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nuclear cleanup program.

Raasch: The lessons for young journalists in a hate-the-media presidential campaign

Blunt outpaces Kander in April-through-June fundraising

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt outraised his likely Democratic opponent Jason Kander in fundraising from April through June. Blunt reported Tuesday that he raised more than $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2016 and that he had more than $6.8 million in his campaign coffers on July 1.

Kander raises about $1.75 million for Senate campaign from April through June

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander said Tuesday he raised about $1.75 million for his campaign from April through June, and that he entered July with more than $3.8 million in his campaign coffers. Kander's likely November opponent, incumbent Sen.
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @jayfug: Re-upping this. Compare Clinton/Sanders in terms of a repeated, simple platform. Problem for Clinton. cc @craasch  http://53eig.ht/2a6VJWs 

Jul 26, 2016

Except for John King and Gloria Borger, everyone else on #CNN panel s or has been a paid political spinner.  https://twitter.com/markstencel/status/757935479241248768 

Jul 26, 2016

Trump Bumper Sticker "Make America Great Again." Clinton bumper sticker is: .. ? Therein lies challenge Nominations accepted. #DemsinPhilly

Jul 26, 2016

RT @wpjenna: Trump running mate Mike Pence to VFW: "Our military is too small and he will rebuild it. Our VA is broken and this builder will fix it."

Jul 26, 2016

@tuckereskew Ironic because she was criticized, remember, for saying in '08 for first time in long time she felt proud of her country again?

Jul 25, 2016

When's the last time there was this much denouncement of sitting president's policy - this time, Trans Pacific Partnership - at convention?

Jul 25, 2016

Pretty good bet no real-time emails commenting on @berniesanders speech from senior DNC officials are flying around right now. #DemsinPhilly

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