WASHINGTON, DC -- Bowing to pressure from the Pentagon, the senate kills a measure that would have changed the way the military handles sexual assault cases.
(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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During a trade mission to Canada, Gov. Jay Nixon announced the state’s first-ever trade agreement with the province of Ontario on Thursday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Nixon's credibility with legislative Republicans threatens to derail a tax cut bill.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state House has passed legislation to reinstate caps on the amount that could be awarded to plaintiffs for non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. The bill would limit those damages to $350,000.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced an agreement between Missouri and Québec to sell $3.2 billion in Missouri goods Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate Committee has endorsed two proposals for a tax cut for individuals and small businesses that legislative staffers say would cost the state about $900-million a year if fully implemented.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Check out the text and audio of the 2014 State of the State address.
CBSNews -- Lawmakers in at least two states say they should conduct executions by firing squad if opposition to capital punishment by pharmaceutical companies makes it hard to obtain drugs for lethal injections.
(CBS News)-- President Obama on Friday announced a series of reforms to the nation’s surveillance apparatus, including steps to add more privacy safeguards to a controversial National Security Agency program that collects Americans’ phone records in bulk. The reforms, however, leave a number of open questions for Congress and other government officials to resolve.
CBSNews -- By the time they leave town Friday for a one-week work period in their home states, senators are expected to pass a $1.1 trillion, 1,582 page spending bill that will avert the threat of a government shutdown for the next several months and help Congress get back to the normal process of budget and spending money that preceded the gridlock of recent years.
(CNN) -- The September 2012 attack that killed four Americans at a diplomatic compound in Libya was "likely preventable" based on known security shortfalls there and prior warnings that the security situation in that country was deteriorating, the majority of the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded in a report released Wednesday.
CBSNews -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in cases relating to two of the nation’s most controversial and politically dynamic issues, gun possession and abortion rights.
Washington (CNN) -- Shaking off three years of partisan freeze, Republicans and Democrats unveiled a $1.012 trillion spending deal Monday night that would roll back some spending cuts, raise federal worker pay and have a surprisingly broad effect on Americans' everyday lives, from the light bulbs in lamps to the lines at airport security.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House will have at least three different approaches to tax reform to consider in this legislative session.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The mid-term elections are coming up later this year and a new Gallup poll found that 42 percent of Americans identify themselves as politically independent.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Democrats have their own version of legislation seeking to change Missouri’s school transfer law. It will be sponsored by Representative Margo McNeil (D-Florissant), a former educator who served on the House Interim Education Committee.
CBSNews -- President Obama on Thursday will unveil another facet of his plan to combat income inequality, this time focusing on a theme embraced by Democrats and Republicans alike: economic mobility.
CBSNews -- The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve Monday, capping off a tug-of-war between Democrats and Republicans over President Obama’s nominees that dominated the Senate in its final weeks of 2013.
CBSNews -- After over two weeks away for the holidays, President Obama is back at the White House and the House and Senate return to the Capitol this week. They’ll have just months to work on the full slate of issues facing them before attention turns to the 2014 midterm elections and the already unproductive legislative branch slows to a crawl.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A report by St. Louis Public Radio says the Department of Corrections obtained the drug used in the execution of Joseph Paul Franklin in November from a compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma that is not licensed in Missouri. At least one state lawmaker, Representative Paul Wieland (R-Imperial), believes that could violate state law and merits an investigation by a House legislative committee.
CBSNews -- The Justice Department on Friday issued its case against Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s New Year’s Eve decision to temporarily block the implementation of the Obamacare mandate for certain religious groups to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control coverage.
CBSNews -- The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies on health care reform to name a chief executive to run its federal health insurance marketplace and allay the concerns of insurers after the rocky rollout of Obamacare.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The head of a House subcommittee on child abuse says the top issue he wants to deal with in the 2014 session is how the state’s child welfare caseworkers are trained.
CBSNews -- Of the many issues left unfinished by Congress when they left town for the holiday break, an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws is one that is certainly not going away.
CBSNews -- It’s official: the least- popular Congress in recent history is also the least productive, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center.
CBSNews -- Like many Christmas shoppers, President Obama waited until close to the deadline to sign up for health insurance on the Washington, D.C. marketplace.
WASHINGTON -- A comprehensive defense bill that cracks down on sexual assault in the military and adds protections for victims -- but doesn't include the most controversial proposals concerning new rights for victims -- was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate late Thursday.
CBSNews -- The Senate approved a two-year budget agreement Wednesday that will lift the threat of another government shutdown next month and undo $63 billion of the budget cuts mandated by the sequester.