Washington (CNN) -- Congressional negotiators reached a bipartisan budget compromise on Tuesday that would prevent another government shutdown, if approved by the House and Senate.
CBSNews -- The chairs of the House and Senate Budget Committees, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have announced a budget deal that will set spending levels for the next two years, preempting another government shutdown in January.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County leader has his sights set on a different office.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The game of chicken failed. Neither side blinked. Now millions will pay the price.
With hours left to avert a government shutdown, House Republicans on Monday said that they're unwilling to let go of their insistence that a government spending bill include language to dismantle parts of the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON, DC -- If lawmakers fail to come to an agreement, a government shutdown could begin after midnight tonight. Here's a closer look at what and who could be impacted.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.
CBSNews -- The House Republican Conference convened on Capitol Hill Saturday to devise a path forward on the budget debate, just one day after the Senate sent them a spending bill that many Republicans view as unacceptable, and just over two days before much of the government will shut down if Congress fails to reach an agreement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As he battles with congressional Republicans over the budget and the debt ceiling, and as a key component of his health care law kicks in, new polling suggests that President Barack Obama's standing among Americans continues to deteriorate.
Congress is moving closer to passing a bill that to keep the government running, but it hasn't crossed the finish line yet.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- He spent more than 21 straight hours railing against any government funding for Obamacare. Then Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas joined the other 99 senators from both parties in voting Wednesday to move ahead on a spending plan expected to do just that
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) says there is evidence that Obamacare won't work, and he's vowing to defund it.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Millions of federal dollars fund programs in the Ozarks every day. One major recipient of that funding is Ozarks Food Harvest. If republicans and democrats do not agree on a budget and the government is forced to shut down, the food bank would have a much harder time serving the community.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The clock is ticking with one week left to pass a federal budget. While politicians bicker in Washington many are watching and waiting to see the impact here in the Ozarks and in the state.
(CNN) -- Hillary Clinton is in no hurry to decide about a potential 2016 bid for the White House, saying it is a decision "not to be made lightly."
CBS News -- A House bill that would keep the government afloat through Dec. 15 but would also deny funding for President Obama's health care law doesn't stand a chance in the upper chamber, senators from both parties agreed Sunday on "Face the Nation."
WASHINGTON -- Linking global warming to public health, disease and extreme weather, the Obama administration pressed ahead Friday with tough requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, despite protests from industry and from Republicans that it would mean a dim future for coal.
CBSNews -- With two weeks to go before open enrollment begins on the Obamacare exchanges, advocates and opponents of the Affordable Care Act are immersed in advertising blitzes to win over Americans who may still not understand the law.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The risk of a government shutdown on Oct. 1 is now a distinct possibility. And federal agencies have been instructed to make plans for one just in case.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Republicans advanced a bill on Friday that would continue funding the government at current spending levels for nearly three months but would strip money appropriated to fund Obamacare, following through on months of threats and inviting the prospect of a government shutdown if the Senate, as expected, does not accede to the House's decision before an Oct. 1 deadline.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Republicans in the House of Representatives are placing a bet today. They're gambling Democrats want to avoid a government shut down more than they want to see Obamacare be implemented.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri battled tobacco companies to regain money lost for treating residents suffering from tobacco related illnesses, now the state will have to refund part of that money.
LIBERTY, Mo. -- The White House says the president will stop by the Ford Motor Company's new Kansas City Stamping Plant. He'll discuss progress made since the start of the financial crisis before chatting with Ford employees.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Friday, the Republican-controlled House plans to vote on a resolution that would prevent a government shutdown, but strip away funding of President Obama's health care overhaul.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri ProVote opposes a plan to make deep cuts to the supplemental nutrition assistance program -- or SNAP.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state treasurer is warning retired Missourians about a threat to their pensions. Advertisements have been popping up for "pension advances," which offer an up-front, lump-sum payment in exchange for signing away a part of a pension.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One Republican has made his candidacy for Attorney General official. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer has announced he will seek the office currently held by Chris Koster, in 2016.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- West-central Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver fears the worst at the end of the month.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft returned to his alma mater Tuesday for a speech before students at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.
TABLE ROCK LAKE -- Both lawmakers issued statements Tuesday to "protect residents and businesses around Table Rock Lake," after the Corps announced it had been operating outside its authority on property management agreements.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- East-central Missouri's Congressman thinks recent developments with Syria illustrate a weakening in the United States' position at the word negotiating table.
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- The Democrat announced Monday he'll visit Logan-Rogersville High School Tuesday to recognize the district's academic achievements.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County Presiding Commissioner Jim Viebrock tells KOLR10 News he will not run for re-election when his term ends in 2014.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Ashcroft, a Springfield native, will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday during a Constitution Day chapel. Ashcroft has been a regular presenter at the university for more than 35 years, speaking at graduations, homecomings and lectures.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Thirteen Republicans and two Democrats are being dubbed the "flimsy 15" by those upset they didn't vote to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of House Bill 253.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A key African-American state legislator says she’s satisfied with the State Fair’s handling of a skit mocking the President at a rodeo.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon released millions of dollars to education programs in Missouri today.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two state lawmakers want to ask voters whether the power of governors to withhold money should be changed. Representative Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) says questions regarding the limit of that power have remained unanswered for too long.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says a three-judge arbitration panel has ruled in favor of more than 30 cigarette manufacturers in their claims against Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield leaders have approved a series of energy rate hikes at City Utilities. They've also thrown their weight behind Gov. Nixon's veto of House Bill 253.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an interview Monday afternoon with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, President Obama called Russia's proposal for Syria to give up its chemical weapons a "potentially positive development" that could resolve his concerns over Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of the weapons stockpile.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Syria on Monday quickly welcomed a call from Russia, its close ally, to place Syrian chemical arsenals under international control, then destroy them to avert a U.S. strike, but did not offer a time frame or any other specifics.
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI -- Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-4th District) is asking constituents of Missouri's Fourth Congressional District to offer their views on possible U.S. military action against Syria.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Roy Temple admits he took on a challenge with the job, but he says the party is looking forward, focusing on gaining momentum for next year's election.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Attorney General says portions of a gun bill could be declared unconstitutional by federal courts should the legislature override the governor’s veto. The sponsor of the bill disagrees.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R-7th District) will once again travel his district this month for his 3rd annual agriculture tour.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Former President Bill Clinton, once dubbed America's "secretary of explaining stuff" by President Obama, laid out a rigorous defense of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, urging supporters and detractors of the health care reform law to work together on its implementation instead of refighting the "same old battles."
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Navigating a tricky balance between hawks pushing for more and doves pushing for less, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly advanced a resolution authorizing the use of American military force in Syria on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take up a revised authorization bill Wednesday for the use of force in Syria, Democratic sources told CNN.