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.
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin has learned, and will leave his position after less than two years at the helm of the Defense Department.
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he has sued the Obama Administration in federal court over its decisions to make changes to the President's health care law, which congressional Republicans argue were unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON -- The Kansas City Royals lost the 2014 World Series in the seventh and final game. Now two U.S. Senators are settling a wager on the Series.
CBSNews -- President Obama on Thursday defended the actions he's taking to shield about 5 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation as "lawful" and consistent with what his predecessors have done.
Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama is set to unveil his long-awaited overhaul of U.S. immigration rules -- potentially shielding millions of people from deportation -- Thursday in an 8 p.m. ET speech from the White House.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than one-hundred demonstrated on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol on Wednesday, a day before justices with the Arkansas Supreme Court hear arguments on the state's marriage amendment.
WASHINGTON -- In a prime time speech tonight President Obama addresses the nation to unveil his plan for immigration reform. Some in Congress oppose the way the President's going about it.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R- Mo) took to the Senate floor Wednesday, highly critical of President Obama's plans to announce his immigration plan.
WASHINGTON -- The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose to back their pro-environment base.
WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu says she has the 60 votes she needs for the Senate to advance a measure Tuesday that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Missouri Congressman Billy Long says the main focus in Washington is to help people get jobs. And by doing that, Long says the tax structure needs to change for corporations.
WASHINGTON - Southwest Missouri U.S. Reps. Billy Long and Vicky Hartzler both vote to support the Keystone Pipeline, as it passes the House Friday.
NEW YORK -- Following the money in politics is often telling. American lawmakers have tens of millions of dollars invested in companies that actively lobby Congress, according to a new database.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One of Missouri's U.S. Senators is reelected to a leadership role in the GOP, while another makes a big decision on the Democrat side.
WASHINGTON D.C.-- New members of Arkansas' Congressional Delegation were getting familiar with their new offices in Washington Wednesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state representative who switched parties after last week's election expects to be more effective the next two years.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican and Democratic legislative leaders have started outlining priorities for a legislative session where one party will the majority.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Appointments to the Missouri Citizens’ Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials were announced Thursday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones Thursday announced he will not run for a statewide office in two years.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The future of the Medicaid expansion debate seems clear with the state legislature dominated by Republicans who oppose it, but Democrats say they’ll keep pushing.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Nixon is reviewing the implications of an amendment approved this week that he thinks limits his power to keep the state budget in balance.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – More than $5.6 million was released by Gov. Jay Nixon Wednesday for drug task forces, A+ scholarships and more.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Only 35 percent of Missouri’s residents voted during the midterm elections Tuesday, according to Secretary of State Jason Kander.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The shift of the majority in the United States Senate will reduce the power of one of Missouri’s Senators. But it will put the other senator in a more influential position.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republicans not only held on to their veto-proof majorities in the state House and Senate in Tuesday’s election, they grew them.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri voters saw four proposed changes to the state constitution on their ballots. Two were soundly defeated, Amendment 3 the most so.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- This is the second time Jim Evans has challenged Billy Long for the 7th District congressional seat.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Five state constitutional amendments are decided in Arkansas with voters approving a higher minimum wage but rejecting a proposal to allow alcohol sales statewide.
MISSOURI - A teacher tenure issue is defeated, Missourians want past criminal acts to be allowed as evidence in sex crime trials, but don't like the idea of early voting in the state.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republicans have extended their grip on the state legislature, adding to already super majorities in both chambers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri's 7th district Rep. Billy Long tells KOLR 10 that the gridlock in Washington will stop, now that Republicans have taken the majority of both houses of Congress.
MISSOURI -- With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the results are in for area issues, including the Nixa Fire Protection bond and a bond for Willard schools.
Washington (CNN) -- A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, according to CNN projections, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County Clerk Richard Struckoff is retiring at the end of the year after serving 27 years in office.
CBSNews -- Amanda Swafford won't be in the Senate next year, but her place on the Georgia ballot could influence who represents the Peach State -- and it's even possible her candidacy could help swing control of the Senate.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Election places across Missouri are open from 6am to 7pm today, for the mid-term elections. Know what to bring to the polls.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Each year, Americans head to the polls to choose who represents us in our democracy.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- We hope you take our Polarized America quiz to find out how your views lean - toward or against bigger government. But what influences those leanings?
WASHINGTON -- Happy Election Day, America. Midterm elections have national consequences, and what happens Tuesday will help determine what President Obama can get done in his final two years in office.
ARKANSAS -- “The canary in the coal mine," it’s the phase being use to describe the race for U.S. Senate in Arkansas.