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

UPDATE: Judge keeps gay marriages in California on hold

A federal judge ruled that gay marriages in California are on hold until Aug. 18.

Blagojevich jurors say they agree on 2 counts

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.

Health overhaul remains on Missouri voters' minds

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.

UPDATE: Missouri House representative accused of threatening rival's aide

Missouri House member Brian Nieves has been accused of threatening an aide to a Republican opponent in last week's state Senate primary.

Sen. McCaskill touting border security measures

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is touting a $600 million plan to increase security along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Ninth Congressional District draws no Democratic challenger; future uncertain

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.

States respond in health care overhaul lawsuit

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.

In Kansas City, GOP is cautiously confident of big gains this fall

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.

GOP approves new 2012 primary calendar

The Republican National Committee has approved a 2012 presidential primary calendar in which caucuses and primaries begin after Feb. 1.

Missouri Prop C vote puts health care back in crosshairs

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.

Presiding commissioner job requires teamwork, willingness to listen

As presiding commissioner for Boone County, it is essential to work well with the other commissioners and keep the interests of the entire county in mind when making decisions.

Missouri Senate race might narrow to Blunt, Carnahan

Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan have been campaigning against each other for almost a year and a half in Missouri's U.S. Senate race, and Tuesday they might become their parties' official nominees.

County development, budget among voter concerns for commissioner

Voters will consider Boone County's population growth, money and roads when they visit the polls Aug. 3.

Missouri ballot measure tests federal health care law

More than 1 million people are expected to participate in what amounts to the largest-ever public opinion poll on the nation's new health care law.

10 seek to run as independents on Missouri ballot

The hopefuls include U.S. Senate candidate Doug Enyart, a forestry consultant from Piedmont who says he is running to stop out-of-control spending in Washington.