The U.S. Treasury Department warned Thursday that the economy could plunge into a downturn worse than the Great Recession if Congress fails to raise the federal borrowing limit and the country defaults on its debt obligations.
Report also questions pay raises to lieutenant governor's staff
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder doesn’t have the legal authority to investigate public concerns about government waste, nor to create his planned “Missouri Waste Report” website, a state audit report said Thursday. Additionally, the report said, Kinder’s plans duplicate work already created by state law in other state agencies.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says the federal government shutdown “shouldn’t have happened.”
Veterans groups that planned trips to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall are being granted access despite the government shutdown, while the Republican National Committee offered Wednesday to pay for guards to keep the site open.
President Barack Obama brought top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday as Republicans rejected Democratic demands to end a two-day partial government shutdown without changes to the nation's three-year-old health care law.
Attend a black-tie gala? No. Meet with business leaders who oppose a government shutdown? Yes. Jet off to Asia for a four-country tour? Maybe, but shorten the trip and keep the option to cancel.
There’s at least one constant in a government shutdown: The 532 members of Congress continue to be paid — at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers.
Court heard arguments six months ago
Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled 6-0 Tuesday that State Auditor Tom Schweich challenged Gov. Jay Nixon too soon, in Schweich’s 2011 lawsuit questioning Nixon’s decisions to withhold money from the state’s budget.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited Missouri Friday for the second time in a month, this time broadening his previous efforts to lure tax-averse Show-Me State businesses to his home state into what he hopes will be a national effort to promote "economic freedom" at the state level.
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum says Republicans need to do a better job of caring, relating and communicating if they hope to win national elections.
Time running short, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed urgent legislation Friday to avert a government shutdown early next week, and President Barack Obama lectured House Republicans to stop “appeasing the tea party” and quickly follow suit.
epublican Sen. Rand Paul says President Barack Obama’s health care law probably can’t be defeated or gotten rid of. And he’s suggesting there are few ways and little time for him and other congressional Republicans to stop it.
Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stand as the Senate's dynamic duo for conservatives, crusading against President Barack Obama's health care law while infuriating many congressional Republicans with a tactic they consider futile, self-serving and detrimental to the party's political hopes in 2014.
Congressional Republicans struggled to tamp down a family feud Thursday as they approached a politically charged showdown with the White House that combines the threat of a government shutdown, a possible first-ever federal default and the GOP’s bid to repeal the nation’s three-year-old health care law.
The Internal Revenue Service continued to target conservative political groups even after approving their applications for tax exempt status, a key Republican lawmaker said Wednesday.