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Judge rejects challenge to Missouri tax measure

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a proposed earnings tax initiative for the November ballot.

Carnahan seeks quick resolution for Fox News lawsuit

Robin Carnahan wants her lawsuit with Fox News Network to end soon.  Fox News alleged that Carnahan made a copyright infringement in one of her U.S. Senate campaign ads.

Protection order request for Missouri lawmaker dropped

Earlier this month, the Franklin County prosecutor decided not to press charges against Rep. Brian Nieves.

Westminster symposium features James Baker, other interesting speakers

The fifth annual Symposium on Democracy this year features a lecture delivered by former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, more than two dozen speakers and break-out sessions that will focus on topics related to global conflicts. The event is free and open to the public.

League of Women Voters hosts panel on Supreme Court decision

Professors from the MU Law School and political science department discussed the Supreme Court case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The forum was held in celebration of Constitution Day.

Humane Society president urges passage of Proposition B

The president spoke about the elimination of animal cruelty. Protesters at the speech said the proposition would hurt licensed breeders.

Former Secretary of State James Baker to speak at Westminster College

Tickets are available to the public for Baker's lecture, titled "The Case for Pragmatic Idealism," which will be part of Westminster's Symposium on Democracy.

'CarnivOIL' makes stop at MU, takes aim at oil industry

The traveling, carnival-style event targets the relationship between the oil industry and members of Congress. MU College Democrats used the opportunity to take aim at Sen. Claire McCaskill.

MU professors to discuss Supreme Court decision on campaign spending

The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County is hosting a forum Wednesday about the effect of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which prohibits limits on certain campaign contributions.

Gov. Nixon tells hunting stories at Conservation Federation of Missouri's 75th anniversary

Members of the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the governor gathered for federation's 75th anniversary on Friday. Stories of lions and deer were among those told by the governor and others in attendance.

National Biodiesel Board honors Senator Kit Bond

Sen. Kit Bond was recognized for his help in securing federal funding for biodiesel research.

City Council changes Maryland Avenue to Tiger Avenue

A roundup of other action from Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

Blunt, Carnahan differ on stimulus, bank bailout

Both U.S. Senate hopefuls share their platforms on the best way to create jobs and reduce the nation's debt.

Fired aide to former Gov. Blunt runs for U.S. Congressional seat

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.

Hearing delayed for accused Missouri lawmaker

Rival candidate's staff member claims he was roughed up by Republican House member Brian Nieves. 

ANALYSIS: Is a military campaign key to re-election for Skelton?

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.

Missouri state representative challenges primary results

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.

Columbia Muslims share views on mosque near ground zero

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.

Independent GOP group airs ads in Nevada, Missouri

An independent political group is spending more than $2 million for television ads in Nevada and Missouri to criticize Democratic Senate candidates.

KC attorney seeks to block earnings tax measure

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