CBSNews -- The television audience for President Obama's State of the Union address fell to 31.7 million this year, the lowest number on record, according to Nielsen.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In a health care speech at UAMS this morning, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked the Arkansas Legislature to fund the private option through December 31, 2016.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposed spending plan for the new fiscal year includes an attempt to get around restrictions placed on him by voters.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two statewide unions in Missouri weigh in on Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State address, with mixed reaction.
LAWRENCE, Kan. --The campus of the University of Kansas hosts President Barack Obama Thursday, when he delivers a speech just two days after his State of the Union address to the nation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A pay raise could still be on tap for Missouri’s legislators and state elected officials.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A group of bi-partisan lawmakers from both the House and Senate propose making a civics test a requirement for high school graduation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will give his State of the State speech tonight.
WASHINGTON, DC -- While his State of the Union speech Tuesday night highlighted his commitment to bi-partisanship, a bit of ad lib by President Obama draws laughter for a jab at the GOP.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Some members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation offered their takes on President Barack Obama’s (D) State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
CBSNews -- President Obama declared, "Tonight, we turn the page," arguing in his sixth State of the Union address that the nation is now ready to move past the wars and recession of the last 15 years and should embrace his economic and foreign policy initiatives moving forward.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The real work for legislators who want to reform Missouri’s municipal courts begins this week.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Tuesday night the president will once again address congress and the country during his sixth State of the Union address.
CBSNews -- When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening before a joint session of Congress, the lawmakers seated before him should be familiar with most of his speech.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Ahead of Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama is already talking about how his new proposals will strengthen the middle class. And Republicans are already responding.
CBSNews -- If the field of potential 2016 presidential candidates seems crowded, take a look at the list of official candidates: There are already 154 people who have formally registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as a presidential candidate, as the Center for Public Integrity has noted.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state representative says he’s been getting angry messages on social media over a bill he’s filed. Springfield representative Elijah Haahr filed a bill creating the "Student Freedom of Association Act."
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will renew his push for paid sick days and paid family leave for the millions of American workers who don't have either during a visit to Baltimore on Thursday.
Washington (CNN)Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for an overhaul of President George W. Bush's signature No Child Left Behind Act on Monday morning, setting up yet another potential fight between the White House and the new Republican-dominated Congress.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two-term Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she will not run for Governor in 2016.
WASHINGTON -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) is pushing for the lifting of the more than 50-year-old trade embargo between the United States and Cuba. He says that would be good for the nation and Missouri in particular.
Washington (CNN) -- Mitt Romney told an audience of Republican donors in New York on Friday that he is seriously considering a third presidential bid.
CNN -- Free education "for those willing to work for it."
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Republican-controlled legislature begins work today at the Missouri State Capitol. Lawmakers are sworn in for the 98th Session of the General Assembly today at noon, followed by speeches and press conferences about priorities, and a legislative ball tonight.
JOPLIN, Mo.-- Some Southwest Missouri residents are calling for lawmakers to pass legislation that would close the Medicaid gap in the state.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's 2015 legislative session begins today. An even larger Republican majority will be in control of the Missouri legislative session.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- John Boehner and his allies scrambled to lock down support for his reelection as Speaker on Tuesday morning as the small army of conservative lawmakers promising to vote against him continued to expand.
WASHINGTON -- The 114th Congress formally convenes today. New members will be sworn in and party leaders elected on a day steeped in tradition and ceremony. President Obama and Congress will have to overcome their differences to bring change this year.
CBSNews -- Members of the 114th Congress have been converging on Washington for the start of the session Tuesday, and while many faces will remain the same, a Republican majority is set to take control of the Senate.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is out of the Houston-area hospital where he spent the Christmas holiday, a spokesman said Tuesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The date for Governor Jay Nixon (D) to deliver his annual State of the State address has been announced. His speech to the state legislature will be given at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 21.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- One of the sponsors of Ballot Issue 3 in Arkansas is seeking clarification from the Attorney General after questions are raised on whether it gives current lawmakers a pass to serve 16 more years.
CBSNews -- Washington got little done in 2014 as President Obama and the Republicans in Congress couldn't agree on how to move the country forward. Now, the voters have put the GOP in charge of both chambers of Congress.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama says he is considering putting North Korea back on a list of countries that sponsor terrorism. But some in Congress say the president is not moving swiftly enough as North Korea makes more threats this morning.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon is being urged to release money for the state’s cyber crimes task forces, but his administration’s budget director said it isn’t likely that will happen in the current fiscal climate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon and legislative budget leaders have agreed on the estimates of state revenue they will use in proposing the state budget for the next fiscal year.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill is pre-filed in the Missouri legislature that would require the father's permission before a woman gets an abortion.
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Obama announced Wednesday that the United States is taking steps to restore full diplomacy with Cuba, a historic move that will end 50 years of frozen relations the communist nation.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican leaders in the legislature plan to step up the budget process this year and have it done ahead of schedule.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has decided to "actively explore" a presidential bid after conversations with his family over Thanksgiving, he said in a Facebook post Tuesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- How House Republicans propose reforming ethics practices for the state's elected officials has been laid out in a series of bills.
WASHINGTON, DC. -- (CNN) -- The Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending measure Saturday night funding most of the government through September, removing the threat of a shutdown for much of 2015.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The House narrowly passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill meant to keep the government funded for the next year after a dramatic daylong showdown in which the legislation's opponents were just one vote away from derailing the measure.
Washington (CNN) -- The Congress that has done virtually nothing for two years is wrapping up 2014 with a bang.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Top lawmakers agreed to $1.1 trillion government funding bill late Tuesday, just two days before federal agencies are due to run out of money.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A record number of guns have been confiscated at airports across the country this year. More than 2,000 were found loaded or unloaded in carry-on bags.
CBSNews -- There were nearly 6,000 reported cases of sexual assault in the military this year, an eight percent jump from last year, according to a Pentagon report delivered to President Obama Tuesday.
CBSNews -- Leaders from all four major sports leagues went to Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify about domestic violence in professional sports.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow from a same-sex couple that doesn’t want to get married, but to split up.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- This state launched the Clinton brand two decades ago and handed Hillary Clinton one of the biggest victories of her 2008 primary battle against Barack Obama. But as she considers another bid for the White House in 2016, Arkansas isn't so friendly.