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Missouri Republicans facing leadership challenge

On the surface, things look good for the Missouri Republican Party after winning commanding legislative majorities in the recent elections. But an internal battle is brewing over the party’s leadership because of concerns about lackluster fundraising heading into the 2016 elections.

Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown.

Missouri senators maintain support for Keystone XL

Missouri's U.S. senators are maintaining their support for the Keystone XL Pipeline after a vote on the project failed, citing economic benefits of the measure that will likely get another chance in the Senate.

Zweifel won’t run for office in 2016

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel, who is barred by term limits from seeking re-election, says he plans to keep running — but not for office.

House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader

Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber.

Election aftermath: Some suggest Nonpartisan Court Plan for Cole County

During the campaign, several people wondered if the Cole County circuit court should be added to Missouri’s Nonpartisan Court Plan, where judges are appointed to vacancies by the governor and, after serving on the bench for at least one year, have their names placed on the general election ballot so voters can retain the judge for a full term or vote to remove the judge from the bench.

Mormon bishop under fire for Harry Reid criticism

A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles is under fire for his assertion that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is unworthy to enter the faith's temples because of his support for Democratic Party positions.

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George W. Bush says dad pondered skipping 2nd term

George H.W. Bush seriously considered not running for re-election in 1992 even though he loved his job, according to a new book written by former President George W. Bush.

Senate leaders still not interested in ‘Medicaid’ reform

With no success for several years, Gov. Jay Nixon has urged Missouri lawmakers to expand the state’s Medicaid program to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

First test of Amendment 10 could come quickly

Nixon, Senate disagree over use of withholdings

The TV ads urged Missouri voters to pass Amendment 10 and send Gov. Jay Nixon a message that they were tired of his using budget withholdings as political tools.

House speaker won’t seek office in 2016

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones had accumulated about $1 million for a campaign for statewide office in 2016, but the term-limited Republican lawmaker announced Thursday that he won’t be running for anything.

Missouri House Democrats keep leadership

Democrats in the Missouri House have voted to retain their current leadership in next year's legislative session.

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Nixon reacts to GOP expanding Missouri supermajority

Gov. Jay Nixon said Wednesday that Republicans’ expansion of control in both the Missouri House and Senate won’t change the way he seeks to work with lawmakers.

Missouri House GOP picks new leaders

Republicans in the Missouri House have unanimously chosen Rep. Todd Richardson as the new majority leader and affirmed their support for Rep. John Diehl as the next House speaker.

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Local races, state amendments drive 43 percent turnout at polls

He had predicted a 34 percent voter turnout, but things went better than expected Tuesday for Cole County Clerk Marvin Register.