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President Trump in Springfield, MO for rally

President Donald Trump traveled to Springfield for a rally on Friday, September 21.

  Voter interest surges in Jackson Co., IL

Voter interest is experiencing a surge according to Jackson County, Illinois officials.

Supreme Court of KY hears employee pension case

Kentucky Supreme Court livestreams pension case

Levee breached during 2016 flood could be rebuilt in Alexander Co., IL

A provision in a water infrastructure bill on Capitol Hill could help rebuild the Len Small Levee in Alexander County, Illinois.

GOP hopes testimony showdown on Monday can save Kavanaugh’s nomination

Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face of growing demands by GOP senators to hear directly from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, now a psychology professor in California.

McCaskill, Hawley debate in St. Louis

Senator Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley met in their first debate-style matchup on Friday, September 14.

Senator gives feds ‘information’ on Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday she has notified federal investigators about information she received - and won't disclose publicly...

IL lawmaker wants ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Bill passed immediately

A northern Illinois State Representative wants lawmakers to return to Springfield immediately to pass the ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Bill he proposed in 2015.

Senate passes funding legislation for several Heartland areas

The U.S. Senate passes the Conference Report Wednesday night and the House is expected to pass the measure Thursday. (Source: Pixabay/stock image)

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

  President Trump rally canceled in Cape Girardeau, MO

President Trump is no longer coming to Cape Girardeau for a rally on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Sen. Duckworth volunteers at VA, talks community service on 9/11

On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today participated in a day of service.

Southeast students react to upcoming Trump rally

As the city of Cape Girardeau continues gearing up for President Trump's visit to the Show Me Center, very few students at Southeast Missouri State University are unaware of the rally on Thursday.

MO Gov. Parson marks 100 days in office

Gov. Mike Parson took office on June 1, 2018.

Official defends Trump plan to revamp Endangered Species Act

A top Trump administration official is rejecting claims by environmental groups that a plan to revamp the Endangered Species Act would "gut" crucial protections for threatened animals and plants

Trump: Ready to tax an additional $267B in Chinese imports

Trump says he's prepared to essentially tax every Chinese good imported to US

Obama issues scathing critique of Trump, 'politics of fear'

Former President Barack Obama has issued a scorching critique of his successor, blasting President Donald Trump's policies and his pattern of pressuring the Justice Department

Passport issues: Texas veteran born at home faces citizenship scrutiny

More than two months after Daniel Jimenez applied for the passport, the State Department sent him a letter saying it cannot accept his birth certificate.

Trump rips searing Times op-ed from unnamed senior official

A senior Trump administration official writes an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda

Kim Kardashian visits Trump to talk prison reform

Reality television star Kim Kardashian is at the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump on criminal justice reform

  Small Business reacts to Missouri’s new meat law

Missouri is the first state in the nation to start regulating labels on meat substitutes that are made from plants or grown in labs.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandons quest for third term

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandons quest for third term in 2019

Will Joe run? Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020

Will Joe run? Biden is feeling the push to take on Trump, and sizing up the 2020 competition

Trump sees mixing trade, foreign policy as good politics

President Donald Trump is making trade policy the connective tissue that ties together his "America First" foreign policy and his political strategy for the 2020 presidential election

Trump plans to help one-time rival Cruz in Texas campaign

President Donald Trump is coming to the aid of a one-time rival, Sen. Ted Cruz, suggesting that the Texas Republican is facing a tougher than expected re-election fight

Kentucky Sec of State's father accused of campaign fraud

Jerry Lundergan indicted on charges related to Alison Lundergan Grimes' 2014 U.S. Senate campaign

Trump volunteer who blocked news photographer taken off road

The White House Correspondents' Association says a volunteer member of President Donald Trump's advance team who blocked a photojournalist's camera as he tried to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally in Indiana has been taken off the road

Gov. Parson announces special session

Governor Mike Parson announced on Thursday August 30 the Missouri General Assembly will be called back in for a special session concurrent with the veto session.

John Dean of Nixon fame to testify at Kavanaugh hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee has added former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and former White House counsel John Dean to the list of witnesses who will testify next week in the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court

KY and IL lawmakers attend Olmstead Locks and Dam ribbon cutting

KY lawmakers attended the ribbon cutting ceremony in Olmstead, IL.

White House Counsel McGahn leaving; key man in legal storms

President Donald Trump says his White House counsel, Don McGahn, will be leaving in the fall

Hawley: Law prohibiting politics at the pulpit should change

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, wants to do away with a provision in the federal tax code that bars religious organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates

MO Governor announces new Director of DPS

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announces the new Director of the Department of Public Safety on August 27.

Local political expert does not see impeachment possible

Experts agree the conviction of Paul Manafort and the guilty pleas of Michael Cohen are historic for our nation and for President Donald Trump.

Candidate forums set for Sept. in St. Louis, MO

Missouri candidates for U.S. Senator and State Auditor will participate in forums on Friday, September 14 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Lawsuits seek to remove 2 Missouri marijuana ballot measures

A Missouri organizer for a medical marijuana initiative is suing to remove two other related initiatives from the November ballot.

Bevin criticized for comparing critics to drowning victims

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says public workers who oppose changes to the state's pension systems are like drowning victims in that "you just need to knock them out and drag them to shore."

Missouri judge rules for gas tax hike on Nov. 6 ballot

A judge has ruled that a proposed 10-cent gas tax increase can go on Missouri's Nov. 6 ballot.

Cape Girardeau Co. Sheriff resigns ahead of U.S. Marshal confirmation

Monday was the the Cape Girardeau County sheriff's last day in office as he officially resigned.

Voters said "No" to 'Right to Work' in Missouri

A state lawmaker argues it will be better for new businesses. A longtime union member from southeast Missouri says it's harmful to the working class.