The Republican gubernatorial candidate also said he would bring more private money to colleges and universities.
His 40-minute speech at the Activity and Recreation Center focused on economic issues, especially on those likely to affect middle-class Americans.
Supporters at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center on Tuesday morning said Sen. Joe Biden, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, has the personality and experience to succeed.
Obama and Palin used their campaign stops over the weekend to fire off accusations over enormous earmarks each have asked to use in their respective home states.
Focusing on Obama’s spending habits, McCain and Palin returned for the second time in eight days to a critical swing state.
Some intersections will be shut down Tuesday morning during a visit by the Democratic vice presidential candidate.
The vice presidential candidate will speak at the ARC at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon both confirm they will participate in a 3:15 p.m. debate on Sept. 11.
Many reiterated a common theme in backing Republicans' decision to postpone convention events in favor of focusing on aid to victims of Hurricane Gustav: Patriotism has no party.
The Republican presidential campaign made a stop in O’Fallon on Sunday in preparation for the upcoming convention in Minnesota, but the focus was more on Sarah Palin and the impending hurricane.
Young and old, black residents talk about what it means to them to see a black man receive the Democratic nomination for president.
Students who watched Barack Obama's Democratic National Convention speech on television were impressed by his push for unity and change, but not all were sold on the candidate.
Conversations with patrons of The Senior Center reflect the myriad opinions of older Columbia residents.
Former Gov. Bob Holden urged all delegates to come together and vote for Barack Obama. Other delegates described what the day has been like.
Two 9th District delegates speak about their time in Denver and relay the energy of the convention.
Read the text of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill's speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
He described it as a voluntary government-administered health savings plan all Missouri residents could buy into, regardless of income or employment status.
In her address to the DNC on the second night, Clinton calls Obama “my candidate.”
He called the senator from Delaware a man "ready to step in and be president."