What is Bernie Sanders socialism, and is he making it less scary for U.S. voters?

Democratic presidential candidate and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders got a shot of good news over the weekend. In a new poll, the Vermont senator is just seven points behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in Iowa. So does this mean voters aren’t scared by the word “socialist” anymore?

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Missouri GOP makes scholarship ban for students brought into country illegally a priority of veto session

When the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Sept. 16, lawmakers will debate a bill vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Jay Nixon that would ban students whose parents entered the country without legal permission from being eligible for the state’s A+ Scholarship Program. “I can’t rationalize in my head why we would reward somebody who is breaking the law,” says state Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican.

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Jonny Gomes headed to Royals in trade from Braves

The Royals have added one last piece for their playoff run, acquiring Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes in a trade just before the waiver trade deadline Monday night. Gomes was hitting .223 for Atlanta, but with an .878 on-base plus slugging percentage against southpaws.

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Andy Parker: I will do whatever it takes to end gun violence

Andy Parker, whose daughter. Alison Parker, was one of two people shot and killed last week while reporting live for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., writes: “We must focus our attention on the legislators who are responsible for America’s criminally weak gun laws. Laws that facilitate the access dangerous individuals have to firearms on a daily basis.”

Judging the Royals

Here’s why Kendrys Morales didn’t run to first base

The hitter’s reaction tells you whether he thinks a ball is fair or foul; he’s looking right down the foul line and has the best view. I don’t doubt that some hitters are smart enough to try to mislead umpires by their reaction; you see guys pretend to foul a ball off their foot when it missed hitting them by six inches, but if Kendrys Morales was acting, he deserves an Academy Award. He stood at home plate looking like a guy waiting for a bus — or an umpire to get the call right.

 
 
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