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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says it's premature be discussing the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump before hearings are conducted, calling it "a lot of political hype."

Parson said Friday during the Missouri Press Association Meeting in Kansas City that the training he received while serving in the Army was that the commander in chief is the military's highest-ranking officerHe says that, "to a certain degree, whether you like the president or not, is not as important as the fact that he is the president."

The president’s latest attack on the press get louder, as calls for more detail surrounding the call with the Ukrainian president identify. How does his finger pointing erode the public’s trust in news reporting?

Donald Trump officially kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando.  The event comes during a week where the president backtracks on a statement that he might not tell the FBI about offers of dirt on his opponents and his adversarial press secretary announces her resignation.

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It might be the most cringeworthy video to go viral this year. Why did the news staff at WTOL-TV produce a hype video for the Toledo Public Schools? And, how might it compromise the staff’s reporting efforts in the future?

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The vice presidential nominees will take the stage for the first and only Vice Presidential debate this election year on Thursday.

Mitchell McKinney, an MU Communication professor who has been internationally recognized as a scholar of presidential debates, says this week's debate will serve as a test to Paul Ryan's ability to keep the momentum started by Romney last week.

McKinney says the debate will be the largest audience that Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has faced in his political career, and the debate will be a test for Ryan on the national stage.

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Vice President Joe Biden praised Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill as a "strong, strong ally" while helping raise money for her re-election campaign.