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GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

Published May. 18 2016

Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual...

GOP hopefuls make cases for AG job

Published May. 17 2016

Columbia Republicans Kurt Schaefer and Josh Hawley spent almost an hour on the radio Monday morning, talking about their desires...

Trump's questioning of the value of data worries Republicans

Published May. 17 2016

Donald Trump says he plans to win the White House largely on the strength of his personality, not by leaning...

Mid-Missouri legislators look back on 2016 session

Published May. 14 2016

Mid-Missouri lawmakers generally praised the accomplishments of the just-finished legislative session.

Democrats direct Sanders to drop his presidential campaign

Published May. 14 2016

WASHINGTON—Democratic Party leaders are upping the pressure on Bernie Sanders to drop his presidential campaign, alarmed that his continued presence...

A look at Missouri bills that passed or failed in 2016

Published May. 13 2016

The Missouri Legislature wrapped up its annual session Friday.

Trump denies he posed as his spokesman during tabloid days

Published May. 13 2016

Back when Donald Trump's love life was tabloid heaven, a Trump spokesman with intimate knowledge of the businessman's personal relationships...

Trump, Ryan pledge to work together, end to rift in GOP

Published May. 12 2016

Straining to mend their party after months of chaos, Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan declared themselves "totally committed"...

Voter ID constitutional amendment passes Missouri Senate

Published May. 12 2016

A proposal that's key to Republican efforts to require people to show photo identification when voting has passed the Missouri...

Missouri Senate debates $40 limit on lobbyist-bought meal

Published May. 11 2016

Lobbyists could spend up to $40 a day per lawmaker on meals under legislation pending in the Missouri Senate.

Congressional Republicans grapple with new Trump reality

Published May. 10 2016

Congressional Republicans returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee....

Lawmakers could add judge in Cole, 9 other Missouri circuits

Published May. 10 2016

Cole County could be getting another circuit court judge — if the House and Gov. Jay Nixon agree with a...

Study: Sanders' economic plan piles $18T on federal debt

Published May. 10 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but...

Trump likes idea of party unity on his terms

Published May. 9 2016

Donald Trump says he's all for bringing together the Republican Party, but the many GOP officials he's branded losers and...

Longtime state employee serves as first female Senate administrator

Published May. 8 2016

Growing up on an Audrain County farm, Marga Hoelscher never envisioned her life would take her where she is today.

How Clinton, Trump made their fortunes and spend them

Published May. 7 2016

A look at the personal wealth portfolios of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump, how they...

Trump takes aim at Clinton over her husband's infidelities

Published May. 7 2016

Donald Trump is once again raising former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities, a preview of how the billionaire businessman is...

More big-name Republicans abandon Trump; he just shrugs

Published May. 7 2016

Big-name GOP leaders piled on Friday against Donald Trump in an extraordinary show of Republican-vs.-Republican discontent over his winning the...

House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump

Published May. 6 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday the businessman...

Patching relationships, Trump pivots toward big fundraising

Published May. 6 2016

Donald Trump is taking his first steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race,...

Missouri voters could decide on campaign contribution limits

Published May. 5 2016

Missouri voters could decide whether to re-impose limits on the large amounts of money flowing to political candidates and committees.

Trump’s open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

Published May. 5 2016

Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, was ending his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump’s remarkable triumph...

Missouri Legislature passes photo ID requirement for voters

Published May. 5 2016

The Missouri Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls, sending the...