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GOP to match Truman-era high with 246 House seats

Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority that matches the party's post-World War II high during Democratic President Harry S. Truman's administration.

Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu defeated

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu on Saturday, denying her a fourth term and extending the GOP's domination of the 2014 midterm elections that put Republicans in charge of Capitol Hill for the final two years of President Barack Obama's tenure.

Millions spent to amend Missouri Constitution

Millions were spent successfully advertising for and against hot-topic proposed amendments to the Missouri Constitution during an election cycle unusually devoid of high-profile campaigns for office.

Cole County judge’s race drew attention, reports show

Last month’s election contest for one seat on the Cole County circuit court attracted national attention — and money.

March should not stop downtown Christmas activities in JC

Local law enforcement agencies indicated Monday that downtown Christmas activities will take place as a planned as a march by the NAACP is scheduled to reach the Jefferson City area this weekend.

Landrieu's biggest hurdle in Louisiana? Obama

President Barack Obama may not be on Louisiana's Senate runoff ballot, but it's clear his widespread unpopularity in the state stands as Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's biggest hurdle to a fourth term.

Green blocks state Common Core payments

Temporary restraining order effective only 15 days from Nov. 25

Draper urges more voter education about judges

Missouri voters need to know more about the judges they vote on, Supreme Court Judge George Draper III said Friday — and the Missouri Bar should be involved in that education effort.

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.