| Jul 17, 2013
Faced with another crisis over one of its least democratic traditions, the U.S. Senate appears to have blown off enough steam to avoid a messy and divisive showdown over the use of the filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a handful of...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Last summer, we sang the praises of Maryland Rep. John K. Delaney's proposal to create a $750 billion fund to rebuild and expand America's neglected public infrastructure. Turns out the freshman Democrat's measure continues to build on its bipartisan...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The first casualty of the Senate’s post-nuclear era may be the long weekend.
After Senate Democrats made a historic change to the Senate’s filibuster rules, requiring only a majority vote instead of a three-fifths...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Republican resentment over the Democrats' decision to change Senate rules and eliminate filibusters on nominations has led to a form of trench warfare in the already deliberative body, producing long hours and hard feelings as the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Army will shrink to its lowest troop levels since before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon from the wartime buildup of the last 13 years, and calls for...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
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| Oct 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo.-- Homeowners at the Lake of the Ozarks continue to live in fear that their lakefront homes may be in danger. A federal agency has ordered the removal of about 4,000 structures. Missouri's Senators and Congressional Represenatives...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:06 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is circulating an online petition urging the National Rifle Association to "make their voice a part of the solution" to prevent future mass killings.
The Missouri Democrat said in a news release...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley returned to the national stage Sunday after a Democratic National Convention speech that received tepid reviews, facing off with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt over job creation and women's issues on CNN.
Questioned by CNN's Candy Crowley,...
| May 17, 2012
| 7:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A sigh of relief is being breathed, for now, by postal employees and customers.
The United States Postal Service has announced the city’s mail processing hub has been spared from a first round of closings being made to cut costs....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:14 PM
The most demanding responsibility of a member of Congress, in my experience, was to remain open to the extraordinary diversity of opinion among my constituents and my colleagues. It's hard, and demands profound respect for those with whom you disagree,...