House GOP leaders are looking to reverse course and agree to tea party demands to try to use a vote this week on a must-pass temporary government funding bill to block implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Local lawmakers cite need to boost economy
Legislative leaders still must write it, but they say make no mistake — a tax cuts bill will be back in the General Assembly’s 2014 session that begins Jan. 8.
Top Missouri Republicans are looking for ways to ensure greater party loyalty after a supermajority in the GOP-led House recently failed to enact an income tax cut.
Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.
After 2½ years of civil war in Syria, President Barack Obama's larger policy is in disarray even as his administration, with help from Russia, averted a military showdown for the time being.
House Republican leaders struggled Tuesday to win over conservatives for a plan that would keep the government running through mid-December and force the Senate to vote on derailing implementation of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Vetoed Missouri agriculture legislation that includes an increased penalty for stealing livestock, changes to the state’s animal abuse and neglect law and an allowance for foreign ownership of farmland has divided some agriculture groups.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview that one leading Democrat vying to replace him is running a "racist" campaign based on "class warfare."
A new TV ad that urges Congress to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria underscores the difficulty President Barack Obama is having in getting war-weary liberals to support him.
Ex-congressman and struggling mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said Wednesday a video showing him in a shouting match with a bakery customer is just an example of him putting a heckler in his place.
Michigan lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a measure that would make more low-income adults eligible for Medicaid, positioning the state to become the largest controlled by Republicans to support a key component of the new federal health care law.
President Barack Obama still calls shoring up the middle class his “No. 1 priority,” but recent events overseas and at home are overshadowing the U.S. economy as a political issue.
Opinion agrees with governor, is at odds with supporters
Attorney General Chris Koster said today that putting the Legislature's tax-cut bill into law could result in Missourians getting tax refunds for three previous years' returns.
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders says he may be interested in running for attorney general in 2016.
Longtime political strategist Roy Temple was elected chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party on Saturday and immediately set an aggressive tone by denouncing "the really bizarre agendas" of Republican state legislators.