The Republicans' clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it.
For Rep. Chris Kelly, the pull of politics has nothing on reading Pete the Cat with granddaughter Emmy and canoe trips with grandson Sam. The Columbia Democrat has decided not to seek another term in the Missouri House, and considers a run at the state Senate to be nothing more than a hypothetical.
The 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that “encouraged our enemies” around the world, President Barack Obama said Thursday in withering day-after criticism.
Speaking through his lawyer, Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon this morning waived the formal reading of the charges and pleaded not guilty to one felony and four misdemeanor charges filed against him last month.
Congress’ debt-and-spending breakthrough crystalized a political contradiction. House Republicans refuse to let their supposed leader, Speaker John Boehner, steer them toward big policy decisions, leaving him to endure repeated public embarrassments.
Here are details of the 285-144 roll call Wednesday night by which the House passed and sent to President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, giving the rising Democratic star a bigger political stage after a race against conservative Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor.
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith said Tuesday that he raised more than $250,000 in his first few months in office as he prepares for a potential Republican primary challenge next year to retain his southeast Missouri seat.
Selected transcripts and audio of Richard Nixon’s Oval Office conversations will be published in book form next August, the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation from the presidency.
Many conservatives gathered in Holts Summit on Saturday to encourage more common sense in government. The 2nd annual Rally for Common Sense featured a variety of conservative speakers and musicians, all urging those in attendance to take their country back.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week.
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have imposed the nation’s toughest restrictions on gun ownership, saying it was too far-reaching.
Harry Bozoian to serve as acting director
Cites propofol concerns
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first U.S. execution to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union to limit the drug’s export if it were used for that purpose.
President Barack Obama and lawmakers must rise above their incessant bickering and do more to end the partial government shutdown, according to a poll Wednesday that places the brunt of the blame on Republicans but finds no one standing tall in Washington.