CBSNews -- The Senate returns from a two-week Thanksgiving recess Monday facing a growing pile of work to wrap up before the end of the year and just two weeks to get it all done before lawmakers head home for Christmas.
CBSNews -- As part of an unfolding administrative effort to curb U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, President Obama announced an executive order on Thursday that would nearly triple the share of energy federal agencies obtain from renewable sources.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thousands of new jobs in Missouri are at stake and billions of dollars are on the line.
CBSNews -- The 113th Congress this year has been exceptionally unproductive -- in fact, it's on track to be one of the least productive ever, in terms of bills passed and signed into law. Now, with just two weeks left on the legislative calendar this year, lawmakers are hard-pressed to renew a series of laws set to expire in the new year and meet other looming deadlines.
CBSNews -- President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday a bill that grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more regulatory powers over drug compounding pharmacies, the type of drug manufacturer involved in a 2012 meningitis outbreak that resulted in 60 deaths.
CBSNews -- The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
CBSNews -- Growing up, there were lots of political arguments at Thanksgiving dinners – that was part of the fun - but it rarely got personal. We found something else to bond over, if only through a shared little nod and side whisper; yes, the turkey’s dry again.
CBSNews -- As President Obama's job approval rating plunges to the lowest of his presidency and Americans' sour on his handling of health care, also taking a hit is confidence in his management of the government as well as a number of personal qualities.
CNN -- Obamacare is intended to make health care affordable for the masses. But so far, most of those who have signed up are paying full price.
Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration has set a goal of 80% of HealthCare.gov users being able to successfully enroll in an insurance plan by the November 30 deadline, a source familiar with the project told CNN.
(CBSNews) -- Luci Baines Johnson, the daughter of Lyndon Johnson, was just 16 years old when her father became president in the wake of President John F. Kennedy's death. She was in Spanish class at the National Cathedral School in Washington when she heard that Kennedy had been shot - but she had no idea if her own parents were alright.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The filing period for county candidates in the 2014 elections isn't until early next year. But one Springfield businessman is already committing to a race.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House is working on a report which will show just how many people signed up for health insurance under the affordable care act in its first month. It will be released this week and CBS News has learned the numbers will be very low.
Virginia and New Jersey are the only two states that hold elections for governor in the year after a presidential contest. And Virginia's race provided the only real drama as votes were counted.
Washington (CNN) -- The Senate will take up an anti-discrimination bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination.
(CNN) -- Ways to sign up for Obamacare are expanding, The first Obamacare retail store is up and running in Connecticut.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says recent cyber attacks by criminals, foreign intelligence and military services, as well as terrorists have shown the need for the United States to implement new reporting requirements.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A House Committee is going to look into reports of a hostile workplace in agencies in the Nixon Administration.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has decided he will not run for the 8th Congressional District in 2014. Kinder on October 1 formed an exploratory committee for a possible run.
WASHINGTON, DC --The three members of Congress who represent southwest Missourians all voted against the Senate budget and debt deal Wednesday.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The U.S. Senate has voted to re-open the government, prevent default, and protect the spending reductions in the Budget Control Act.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Senate passed a bill Wednesday evening to fund the government and avert a default on the U.S. debt more than two weeks after the shutdown began.
Congressman Jason Smith issues a statement in reference to the government shutdown and the House vote that might end it.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The government shut-down looks to be lifting today. House Speaker John Boehner has said fighting the Senate deal that is expected to be passed later today will not be a tactic used by the GOP.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Senate Republicans and Democrats worked through the night on a bill to reopen the government and avoid a default. But time is just about up.
CBSNews -- The House is preparing to put to a vote Tuesday evening their plan to reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing authority while making some modifications to the health care law. The measure will set down a marker that is different from a bipartisan deal negotiated by Senate leaders on Monday and is unlikely to receive any Democratic votes.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- According to Politico.com new numbers are in for four of the key Senate races of the 2014 cycle.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sounded optimistic about a deal to end the shutdown and to head off a debt default. But will the GOP-dominated House agree?
Washington (CNN) -- Negotiations heated up Monday on a Senate compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, with congressional leaders heading to the White House after talks cited as progress toward a deal.
CBSNews -- It is the economic calamity that no one expects and everyone fears. Experts agree that failing to raise the nation's debt ceiling by Oct. 17, when U.S. officials say the government will run out of money to pay its bills, would gravely wound the economy, and perhaps even throw it back into recession.
CBSNews -- With a government shutdown beginning its 13th day and a potential default on the nation's debt arriving in mere days, you could be forgiven for thinking that lawmakers might have some semblance of an idea about how they'll eventually resolve the crises they face.
CNN -- Fed up with Congress? CNN's Jeanne Moos says give 'em a piece of your mind - after a couple of beverages
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Harry Bozoian has been named as acting director of the Department of Agriculture by Gov. Jay Nixon. Nixon’s office reports Hagler will remain with the Department through Oct. 31 to assist with the transition. Bozoian will take over as acting director immediately.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today is just one week away from the date when the Treasury Department says the country will run out of money to pay its bills. There are reports of a possible breakthrough in negotiations to avoid a default.
CNN -- President Obama made what he called "one of the most important appointments that any president can make" Wednesday, nominating Janet Yellen to serve as the first female head of the Federal Reserve.
WASHINGTON, DC -- On Day 9 of the federal government shutdown, the blame game continues and there is still no deal in sight. But as Congress continues to fight, families of fallen service members are feeling the impact.
Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama sounded a stern warning Tuesday about the consequences to the nation if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling. He also urged members of Congress to end the partial government shutdown.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Currently, there are limits to the amount of money an individual can give to political campaigns. But today, those limits are being challenged in the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, DC -- It's day eight of a government shutdown. While the stalemate continues, global fears over the looming debt ceiling crises are rising.
A majority of Americans say the government shutdown is causing a crisis or major problems, a new CNN/ORC Poll shows.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Whenever we get the chance, we invite our local lawmakers to join us for a segment we call "Straight Talk." Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo) joins us live from Washington tonight to discuss chances for ending the government shutdown stalemate.
WASHINGTON -- As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its seventh day Monday, the countdown to a government debt default drops to ten days.
(CBS News) "Nothing good" will come if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Sunday on "Face the Nation," calling on House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to "give the majority a chance to vote."
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
CBSNews -- As the partial federal government shutdown continues with no break in the impasse between Democrats and Republicans in Congress, nearly nine in 10 Americans are unhappy with the way things are going in Washington, including 43 percent who are angry - up 13 points since March and the highest since CBS News began asking the question in 2010.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Day 3 of the government shutdown, with no resolution in sight, President Obama turned up the heat on House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, arguing that the speaker could single-handedly end the current stalemate by putting a spending bill up for a vote.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) says House Republicans had no chance of killing the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- President Obama's 70-minute White House meeting late Wednesday afternoon with congressional leaders, an effort to break the stalemate over the partial government shutdown, did nothing to help end the impasse.
STOCKTON LAKE, MO --Pack up and get out. That's the word from the Army Corps of Engineers to campers. This is part of the government shutdown. The Army Corps of Engineers operates Stockton Lake, the surrounding campgrounds and the boat access to the lake.