ANALYSIS: The presidential battle within Missouri

The key to victory for either candidate might reside in the margins of victory in urban and rural counties across Missouri.

In an election, dirty tricks abound, but they're racist this time

In the final days of the election season, misinformation is being distributed to voters across the nation in the form of fliers, e-mails, and automated phone calls.  But in this presidential race, some of the deceit has a racist bent.

McCain does his own turn on 'SNL'

He makes fun of his reputation as a political maverick and appears with Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.

Obama draws 35,000 in Springfield

Marking his fourth campaign event in Missouri in the past two weeks, Barack Obama is winding down his presidential campaign by trekking into some of Missouri's strongest Republican areas.  It is an unusal strategy, according to one political scientist, and is similar to one employed by Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2006.

Here's how to rally with Palin in Jefferson City

The low-down on when and where the event will take place.

Obama's back, and Springfield's got him

He's venturing into this Republican stronghold in his fourth swing through Missouri in two weeks.

GOP leader uses vulgar term to describe Obama's record

While campaigning for John McCain, House Republican leader John Boehner said that Obama voted "present" 129 times in the Illinois legislature and when a lawmaker doesn't vote "yes" or "no," he's a "chickens---."

Palin's visit to Jefferson City confirmed

A rally for the vice presidential hopeful will be held at 11 a.m. at the Capitol.

Economy, race might factor into Missouri vote

Obama's race may hurt his support in the working-class neighborhoods of St. Charles County near St. Louis.

Election Day reminders

What to bring, what to wear and when and where to go on Election Day.

Social Security, abortion divide congressional candidates

The candidates' policies on social security and abortion differ greatly and have caused some friction throughout the campaign.

Debate recap: Candidates for governor, attorney general have their say

Candidates for governor and attorney general participated in debates throughout the election season. Take a look back at what they had to say.

Congressional candidates differ on energy emphases

Missouri Ninth District U.S. House candidates Blaine Luetkemeyer and Judy Baker both agree that offshore drilling is necessary in the curent economic climate, but they disagree on the extent.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from the Obama rally


Columbia families bring children to experience Obama, rally

Parents said they didn't want their children to miss out on a chance to be a part of history.

Thousands cheer Obama at rally for change

With an audience of about 35,000 to 40,000 people — a crowd estimate that came from the campaign and confirmed by the Columbia Police Department — Obama delivered a 33-minute speech intended to reinforce his base and encourage participation on Election Day.

Pre-Obama diary: Waiting in line, helping set up

Missourian reporters document preparations for the Barack Obama rally.

Biden rallies with autoworkers in Missouri

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden vowed to cut taxes for the middle class at a campaign stop in Arnold, Mo. A recent poll showed Barack Obama and John McCain about even among likely Missouri voters.

9th District congressional candidates share thoughts on health care

State Rep. Judy Baker, D-Columbia, and Republican candidate Blaine Luetkemeyer both emphasize lowering costs and securing coverage for more Americans.

Obama's MU address draws detractors, too

Dissidents gathered at MU's Speakers Circle brandished signs reading "No redistribution of wealth" and "Obama roots for Kansas." Although outnumbered, they were a steady presence throughout the night.