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Guest restrictions and increased security measures are looming as Michelle Obama plans to appear at a Kansas high school graduation next month. Thousands have petitioned to revoke her invitation.

Gov. Jay Nixon Speaking at Misouri State Univeristy / Photo Credit:Shannon Bowers

While speaking at Missouri State University Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon explained why he wants to veto Senate Bill 509, recently passed legislation that would decrease income taxes in Missouri. While supporters of the bill say this tax modification would put more money into the economy, Nixon says our schools would suffer. KSMU's Shannon Bowers reports.

The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.

A scene from Michigan GOP Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's first TV ad titled, "Really?"

Terri Lynn Land, a Republican running for Senate in Michigan, says she knows more about being a woman than the male Democratic congressman who's attacking her.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a keynote address in San Francisco.

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Hillary Clinton to say yes, she is running for president.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky preparing to testify last year in favor of revamping the nation's mandatory federal minimum sentencing laws.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.

President Obama signs the Fair Sentencing Act in 2010, as Attorney General Eric Holder and a bipartisan group of senators look on.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the administration expects to broaden criteria under which federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses can apply for pardons or reduced sentences.

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Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Josh Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Former Sen. George Allen, center, greets attendees at the 64th annual Wakefield Shad Planking in Wakefield, Va., in April 2012. This year's Shad Planking featured Democratic Sen. Mark Warner as the speaker.

Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.