JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate supports Senator McCaskill’s proposal to make unit commanders responsible for prosecution of military sex assault cases in their units. Another Senator had proposed letting a special prosecutor decide if the case should be filed.
(CNN) -- Modern-day peeping Toms in Massachusetts, the sorts who get their thrills snapping "upskirt" photos on crowded subways, now have their behavior criminalized.
(CNN) -- Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing -- a practice known as "upskirting" -- prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law.
CBSNews -- President Obama on Wednesday traveled to Connecticut to call for an increase of the federal minimum wage, part of the Democrats' 2014 economic agenda that remains stalled in Congress.
Washington (CNN) -- The battle over the budget often revolves around politically partisan issues of taxes and spending. But President Barack Obama's proposed spending plan for the next fiscal year totals $3.9 trillion so there's a lot that can be overlooked. We read the budget plan so you didn't have to.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--Gov. Jay Nixon has established a state emergency center in preparation for the incoming winter storm system.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo -- The Missouri House passed a bill to aid in child abuse investigations almost unanimously.
LITTLE ROCK, Ar. -- Arkansas's senior senator has made his bid for reelection official.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an announcement on Friday, Gov. Nixon says he has released the remaining expenditure restrictions of $132 million for the current fiscal year to continue to consolidate and improve the efficiency of state facilities.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The third expected candidate to run for governor makes it official. Former Congressman Mike Ross filed paperwork at the state capitol.
PHOENIX - In a decision watched across the nation, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday she has vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve gays on religious grounds.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House Committee on General Laws spent an hour-and-a-half Tuesday afternoon hearing five different proposals that all take different approaches at ethics reform. Lawmakers left that hearing appearing to agree that ethics reform is needed.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Missouri senator Kit Bond says he believes the state should accept federal money to expand Medicaid, during a Chamber-sponsored panel discussion in Jefferson City on Tuesday.
(CNN) -- Arizona's SB1062 has pulled off a sort of political magic trick, in that warring sides can read the bill's text and have not only different reactions, but completely opposite ones.
CBSNews -- Vice President Joe Biden, working the talk show circuit this week, said Tuesday he is "uniquely qualified" to be president.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Everywhere you look a candidate, a campaign ready to start. Out of hundreds expected to file, only one can be first in line.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today outlined a plan for cuts to the Pentagon that would reduce the number of troops to pre-World War II levels, though he admits threats to the United States remain prevalent.
CBSNews -- Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Senator Rand Paul will guest speak at the Missouri Association of Republicans Annual Lincoln Days Banquet Feb. 22.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House has passed measure that would ask voters to change Missouri’s Constitution regarding the powers of a governor to withhold money in the state budget.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House Appropriations Committee on Education has proposed less than half of the $278-million for the foundation formula for K-12 education that Governor Jay Nixon (D) recommended in his budget proposal.
CNN -- Raising the federal minimum wage would boost the incomes of most low-wage workers but result in job loss for some, according to an analysis released Tuesday.
CBSNews -- With Congress too divided on environmental issues to put forward legislation, President Obama is moving forward with his go-at-it-alone strategy and using his executive authority to set new fuel standards for trucks.
Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama marks his sixth Presidents Day in office, his approval ratings remain near the lowest of his presidency.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--When multi-millionaire athletes perform in Missouri, or when the big-time music group does a concert here, they leave some of their money behind to support the arts. But the program is facing the end without legislative action.
(CNN)--Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton are ranked the nation’s 5th and 6th best first ladies, according to a new poll from Siena College.
(CNN) -- Denying services to same-sex couples may soon become legal in Kansas.
CBSNews -- As they readied to escape Washington, D.C., due to an impending snowstorm, the Senate voted to extend the nation’s borrowing authority Wednesday, but not before a bit of suspense.
CBSNews -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is joining with a conservative group and Virginia’s former attorney general to sue President Obama and other top administration officials.
CBSNews -- The House voted Tuesday to lift the debt ceiling and avert the threat of a U.S. default until March 15, 2015 with a bill that broke a trend for the GOP by seeking no spending cuts or additional policy items.
(CNN)--Washington -- A senior Iranian naval official says Iran is sending warships toward U.S. maritime borders to send a message, a move a U.S. defense official characterized as an announcement, not a deployment.
CBSNews -- President Obama on Friday signed a five-year farm bill into law, marking the hard-fought legislative accomplishment with eight Democratic members of Congress by his side.
CBSNews -- The latest effort by Senate Democrats to extend emergency unemployment benefits failed on a procedural vote again on Thursday by a vote of 58 to 40, with 39 Republicans objecting to moving ahead with a vote on the measure.
CBSNews -- President Obama hailed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and private companies for committing money and technology to help meet his goal of expanding high-speed broadband access to 99 percent of American students in the next five years.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Given the new incentives offered by the Affordable Care Act, people will choose to work less in the coming years, nonpartisan budget analysts say -- shrinking the workforce by the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers by 2017 and by 2.5 million by 2024.
CBSNews -- An Army National Guard recruiting program that allegedly was gamed by hundreds of soldiers to the tune of millions of taxpayer dollars is under criminal investigation and is the subject of a Senate Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, CBS News has confirmed.
Washington (CNN) -- It may be the most overlooked mega-bill of the past 12 months.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Governor Jay Nixon (D) has announced he has set August 5 as the date for special elections to fill three vacant House seats.
CBSNews -- President Obama is calling on Congress to join him in “a year of action” in 2014 with a set of policies aimed at reversing the trend of growing inequality and stalled upward mobility in the United States.
CBSNews -- Excerpts from President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address, scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Tuesday evening.
Washington (CNN) -- You can set your watch by it. Within minutes of the start of a State of the Union address, the President will offer his assessment -- almost always positive -- of where America stands.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a Kansas City woman was faced with a $500 fine for contempt of court for bringing her breastfeeding infant to jury duty, some called for a change in Missouri law to exempt breastfeeding women from jury duty. The judge in that case has delayed fining her $500 until the end of the legislative session, to see whether lawmakers approve a specific exemption.
WASHINGTON -- A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight that has threatened to hurt rural lawmakers in an election year.
(CBS News)--Leading Republican and Democratic Senators expressed optimism this morning that an agreement could be ironed out that will resolve the impending expiration of current tax rates and unemployment benefits.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Greene County Extension Council has appointed new members.