Sen. Kit Bond was recognized for his help in securing federal funding for biodiesel research.
A roundup of other action from Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
Both U.S. Senate hopefuls share their platforms on the best way to create jobs and reduce the nation's debt.
An aide to former Gov. Matt Blunt, fired for a spat over deleted e-mails, is now running for the U.S. Representative seat long held by Blunt's father.
Rival candidate's staff member claims he was roughed up by Republican House member Brian Nieves.
In what's expected to be a tough election for Democrats, Rep. Ike Skelton is hoping to keep his seat by focusing on military issues. Skelton is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and his district is home to Whiteman Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood.
A Missouri state representative is challenging the results of the primary election she lost on the grounds that another candidate was allowed to place her campaign workers inside polling places.
Members of the Islamic Center of Central Missouri, located in Columbia, said Muslims deserve equal treatment and that the Manhattan community was likely to benefit from the mosque.
An independent political group is spending more than $2 million for television ads in Nevada and Missouri to criticize Democratic Senate candidates.
A federal judge ruled that gay marriages in California are on hold until Aug. 18.
Jurors in the Blagojevich corruption trial said they reached agreement on two of 24 counts against him, but gave no indication what counts they decided upon. Judge James B. Zagel said he wants them to deliberate more.
Though Sen. McCaskill addressed other issues as she spoke at a series of town hall meetings, health care remains as an important issue among her constituents.
Missouri House member Brian Nieves has been accused of threatening an aide to a Republican opponent in last week's state Senate primary.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is touting a $600 million plan to increase security along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Experts are still uncertain as to whether or not Missouri will lose a congressional district next year, but local voters are sure to have fewer choices on their ballots this fall.
Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby said Friday a federal court in Florida must hear their challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The head of the Republican Party urged members to step up their efforts for the fall elections amid cautious confidence about the GOP's success.
The Republican National Committee has approved a 2012 presidential primary calendar in which caucuses and primaries begin after Feb. 1.
While the vote might not set a legally binding precedent, it will help mobilize foes of President Barack Obama's agenda in the fall midterm eletions.