Newt Gingrich's slide mirrors his newfound troubles nationally, and it has boosted Mitt Romney's confidence, while fueling talk that Ron Paul could win Jan. 3 in the first state caucuses.
David Valentine, associate director of public service at MU's Truman School of Public Affairs, concluded that term limits have harmed the ability of lawmakers to tackle tough policy decisions.
Different MU organizations are gearing up to get students more involved and registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
The rearrangement of state House and Senate districts provides candidates with new opportunities. Candidates may choose which district to run in for the 2012 election but must live in the new district for a year to be eligible for re-election in that district in 2014.
Missouri Sen. and noted Mitt Romney advocate Roy Blunt was elected to Senate leadership.
Baker, who is from Columbia, has been mentioned as a possible candidate to lead the University of Missouri system.
The grants, which are part of the Caring for Missourians initiative, will be awarded for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 fiscal years. MU will be receiving nearly $150,000 in 2012.
McCaskill partnered with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to propose the legislation. The two said it is an example of what bipartisanship can produce.
Boone County representatives see significant boundary changes as the Missouri Appellate Apportionment Commission filed new maps for state representatives and senatorial districts.
The Occupy movement started Sept. 17 in the financial district of New York City. Since then, camps and protests have spread across the country. Protests are also taking place in countries across the world.
Occupy Minneapolis protesters have been challenged by freezing temperatures as they continue to challenge financial and government institutions.
The number of Occupy Denver protesters who spend the night in the park has dropped to somewhere between 50 and 70 each night. Most of those protestors are also homeless.
A Boston judge required at least 50 Occupy Boston protestors to sign affidavits promising to abide by the court's decision in a restraining order case.
Occupy Cedar Valley no longer protests outside of Cedar Falls City Hall.
In Cincinnati, Occupy Cincinnati protesters focus on events that are specific to the city.
Officers have been respectful and courteous during the Occupy Lincoln protests.
Internet shoppers should be aware of the state's tax on goods purchased outside Missouri. It applies to those who spend more than $2,000 on goods.
Dave Spence and John Brunner hope to use their successful business backgrounds to garner support in next year's elections. Spence will run for governor and Brunner will run for U.S. Senate.
President Barack Obama filed this week to run in the Feb. 7 Missouri primary. Eight Republican candidates have filed for Missouri's primary so far.
Wendy Noren spoke to Mizzou Change Today, a student organization that is preparing for the upcoming election season.