WASHINGTON -- In a year when mainstream Republicans have mostly bested tea party-backed challengers, a little-known and little-funded tea party challenger in Virginia's 7th Congressional District pulled the upset of the year, defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by 10 percentage points.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- The polls are open until 7:30 tonight for Arkansas Primary runoff elections.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The top leaders of the Missouri legislature suggest it’s time to review whether all of the things exempt from sales taxes should continue to be exempt.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will announce on Monday an expansion of a program that helps student loan borrowers manage their debt, a White House official said.
WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) --UPDATE: Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, President Barack Obama said on Friday. Earlier in the morning, Shinseki said he underestimated the depth of problems in the VA system.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Nixon has launched a statewide attack on a series of Republican tax cuts enacted at the end of the legislative session, emphasizing his calculations of the damage the cuts will do to local services.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Governor Jay Nixon (D) has offered a statement on the bill that would increase the waiting period for abortions in Missouri from one day to three.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state legislature has sent voters a proposal to allow six business days of early voting before general elections. The proposal cleared the House Wednesday, a day after it was approved in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Missouri's two U.S. Senators send a letter to the Secretary of the Veterans Administration demanding answers about the care at the St. Louis VA hospital.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate has voted to triple the amount of time a woman wanting an abortion has to wait to get one, increasing the waiting period to 72 hours from the presently-mandated 24.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri legislature has proposed a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to people under 18. The proposal is aimed at preventing young people from being exposed to nicotine.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- People who have worked for eight years to modernize Missouri’s criminal laws say Governor Nixon’s promise not to veto the criminal code bill marks a change in their work, not an end to it.
NIXA, Mo. - A recount of the recent vote on a Capital Improvement Sales Tax in Nixa is planned for Tuesday in Ozark.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS-- Early voting is underway around Arkansas and so far, more than 20,000 Arkansans have voted early in the May primary election.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- This year's effort to force voters to show a photo-ID at the polling place has been blunted in the state Senate.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House voted 108-46 Tuesday to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of tax cut Senate Bill 509.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri legislature could finish the override of Gov. Jay Nixon's tax bill veto later today.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Selected representatives and senators will meet in conference this week to work out differences between the two chambers’ budget proposals.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state senate could be moving today to overturn Governor Nixon’s veto a tax bill that he says would be a disaster for the state.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Five people want to be the next presiding commissioner of Greene County.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The mayors of Missouri’s two biggest cities have blasted proposed laws that say Missourians do not have to obey any federal gun laws they consider infringements of their Second Amendment rights.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The amount of money to finance Missouri’s schools is an issue to the state Senate this afternoon when senators start looking at its version of the state budget.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the tax cut bill sent him by the legislature contains an obviously fatal flaw that will lead him to veto it.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An effort in the legislature to keep people from becoming unemployed draws concerns that it might keep people from being fully employed.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon plans to visit Missouri State University today (Tuesday) to discuss actions he will take on an income tax cut bill.
CBSNews -- At an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House Monday morning, President Obama denounced the shootings on Sunday that targeted the Jewish community in Overland Park, Kansas.
CNN -- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama reported an adjusted gross income of $481,098 for 2013 -- about 21% less than the year before.
CBSNews -- Four and a half years after President Obama last traveled to Fort Hood to mourn soldiers killed by a colleague, the president returned once again to pay his respects to another three soldiers that were killed in a shooting at Fort Hood last week.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- University City representative Rory Ellinger has died early Wednesday morning. House Minority Leader Jake Hummel (D-St. Louis) made the announcement to the House Wednesday morning, which then held a moment of silence for Ellinger, who had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 72.
SOUTHWEST Mo. – The results are in for many area ballot issues.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield’s pension sales tax will stay in place.
WASHINGTON, DC -- (CNN) -- From the White House to Capitol Hill to the campaign trail, Democrats are planning an across-the- board push on paycheck equality on Tuesday, the party's first large-scale coordinated effort on the issue ahead of November's midterm elections.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Several issues will be decided today, and candidates chosen, in the April municipal elections in Missouri.
CBSNews -- A bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits cleared a final test vote in the Senate by the thinnest of margins Thursday and his headed for a vote on final passage Monday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A proposal to establish new ethics for the people who pass Missouri’s laws has run into critics who say it doesn’t do enough or might do too much.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate discussion of Medicaid reform has been stopped when debate between two Republican Senators started to turn a little ugly.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down current limits on the total amount individual donors can make to political campaigns.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House has given initial approval to a bill meant to nullify federal gun laws within the state.
WASHINGTON, DC -- A Senate committee will hold a hearing next week into GM's response to the discovery of faulty ignition switches. Sen. Claire McCaskill (R-MO) will chair the hearing.
CBSNews -- Some of the most politically divisive themes and issues of the 2012 election -- Obamacare, the left's "war on religion," the right's "war on women," and the notion of corporate personhood -- all come into play in two cases that will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The Hague, Netherlands (CNN) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders have decided to end Russia's role in the group of leading industrialized nations, the White House said Monday.
NIXA. Mo. -- School districts are asking for no-tax-levy-increase bond issue money to pay for upgrades and improvements. Several of those schools are making FEMA safe rooms a big part of their plans.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The free ride for cell phone users and 9-1-1 services may soon be over.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo .-- The latest House Republican to file articles of impeachment against Governor Jay Nixon (D) says he is “appalled” his majority party’s leadership has not advanced any proposals to impeach the Governor since their filing.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri's governor has joined the ranks of politicians endorsing the expansion of the Keystone Pipeline, known as the Keystone XL project, and is urging the president to move forward on the project.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House is rolling out a new project to overhaul the rules for paying overtime - changes that will affect millions of households.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Almost all of Missouri's laws on crime will be rewritten and reordered in the Missouri
WASHINGTON, DC -- Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Tuesday went to the Senate floor to charge that the CIA was spying on committee staff members who were conducting oversight of the intelligence agency.
CBSNews -- The Senate on Monday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would make big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate supports Senator McCaskill’s proposal to make unit commanders responsible for prosecution of military sex assault cases in their units. Another Senator had proposed letting a special prosecutor decide if the case should be filed.