WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, a surprise move that's certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic party in the chamber.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- The Chairman of Missouri’s Republican Party has said he’s not stepping down, and that he is ready to move on from the controversy that has surrounded him since the death of Auditor Tom Schweich.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri state senator who delivered an emotional speech in the senate chamber after the death of Tom Schweich has said he's not surprised at the findings of the Clayton Police Department investigation of that death.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state auditor’s review questions whether the attorney general’s office has eliminated the possibility of conflicts of interest involving entities it is investigating.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Twenty-eight is enough, at least according to one state legislator.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As speculation about the future of Missouri's GOP Party Chairman accelerates, the party's vice chair says support for him in the party is broad and strong.
HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. -- The April 7th elections in Missouri are fast approaching. Voters in dozens of cities will have to decide on municipal and school issues. But one city could exclude itself.
WASHINGTON -- To the surprise of few, Ted Cruz is running for president.
SPRINGFIED, Mo.-- The NO Repeal campaign will hold a rally Sunday to help push for the establishment of the non-discrimination ordinance.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Staff from the office of Lt. Governor Peter Kinder will conduct listening posts Saturday to hear opinions on local issues.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Democrats and Republicans disagree about how much has been accomplished in the first half of the legislative session, and what direction the second half must take.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state legislature sent one agriculture bill to the governor and advanced another on its final day before spring break.
JOPLIN, Mo.-- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a budget bill on Thursday, aimed at helping local communities rebuild after physical devastation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Protesters have delayed the start of business for the Missouri Senate, parading the halls of the state Capitol calling for expansion of Medicaid eligibility.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill that would cut in half the amount of time Missourians could be on a certain welfare program has cleared the state House.
CLEVELAND -- How do we offset the influence of big money in politics while fixing the country's abysmal voter turnout rate? President Barack Obama suggested maybe it's time to make voting a requirement.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House committee will discuss legislation Wednesday that would restore tax credits for qualified film projects.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's governor announced his plans for a trade mission to Italy, Germany and Spain.
MT. VERNON, Mo. - Lawrence County is currently weighing multiple options to resolve 911 dispatching issues, including sending $250,000 a year, in tax revenue, to Barry County.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- There was a packed room on hand to hear a pair of laws dealing with the use of deadly force. Both bills passed the House Judiciary Committee with little opposition.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Iran reaction...ally reaction. The letter signed by Republican Senators warning against a nuclear deal with Iran, was written by an Arkansas Senator who has only been on the job for two months. How did he convince 46 other Republicans to sign on?
JOPLIN, Mo.-- Joplin's newest hospital got an official visit from a Missouri congressman Thursday. Billy Long (R-MO) toured the facility, just days away from opening.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri’s Legislative Black Caucus says bills stemming from Ferguson have not been given a chance for passage, and is criticizing Missouri House leadership for it. The House’s Speaker says the claim is inaccurate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House has adopted a 26.1-billion dollar state spending plan for the year that begins July 1. Majority Republicans have for the third straight year turned away an effort to accept expansion of Medicaid in the budget
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon comes to Springfield Wednesday to talk about state reforms to Medicaid in Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Hard copies of the Missouri Manual, more commonly known as the Blue Book, might be printed by the state again if one lawmaker's proposal goes through.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House will take up this week a proposed budget that aims to see some Missouri commissioners less often, on the go.
(CNN) -- It is a historic day in Alabama. The city of Selma is honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Selma riots- a turning point in the civil rights movement.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A legislative effort to free a man serving a life sentence for marijuana offenses appears to have strong support.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House gives initial passage to a bill that would reinstate limits to how much juries can award in cases of medical malpractice.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a strong indictment of Tom Schweich’s political opponents within his own party, some are calling for the resignation of the Missouri Republican Party’s recently elected chairman.
CLAYTON, Mo. -- Rev. John Danforth, a former senator and mentor to Missouri auditor Tom Schweich, called out political bullies and called for a change in his eulogy to Schweich on Tuesday.
Missouri Sen. Mike Parson talks about the death of auditor Tom Schweich on the senate floor Monday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After a legal purchase landed a Little Rock man in jail, he's now pushing for more regulations for gun dealers.
(CNN) -- Venezuela has given the U.S. Embassy in Caracas 15 days to downsize its staff from 100 personnel to 17.
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A memorial service for Missouri’s state auditor will be held today in Clayton.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state senator has called for an end to negative campaigning after the apparent suicide of Missouri’s auditor.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri state senators have reacted to a report of the beating of an autistic boy at a Kansas City-area middle school with a threat to cut funding when schools don’t prevent such incidents.
WASHINGTON -- Congress managed to prevent the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from shutting down on Friday -- but there's always next week.
Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Homeland Security moved closer to running out of money Friday after the House rejected a bill that would have kept the agency open for three more weeks.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon says he will no longer travel to Cuba for a planned trade mission following the death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon has appointed John Watson, Senior Advisor to the Governor, as Missouri State Auditor until a permanent appointment can be made.
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that minutes before the shooting, Schweich had made phone calls to set up an interview to discuss his belief a top Republican party official was spreading false information about his religion.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Homeland Security will partially shut down at midnight tonight, if Congress can't come to an agreement on funding the agency. It's a showdown that comes days after the arrests of 3 terror suspects in the US.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill abolishing the death penalty drew passionate debate Tuesday before passing a senate committee.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A pair of challenges to constitutional amendments approved in August by voters highlight the narrow window of time to take exception with a ballot issue’s language.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation that would have eliminated hunting, fishing, and trapping permit fees for Missouri residents has been changed. A Senate committee discussed a substitute for SB 56 instead.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Department of Public Safety Director Dan Isom will resign his position after nearly six months in the position.