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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.

 

Increased funds for 911 services kept on hold in Missouri Senate

Missouri's 911 service directors are stretched thin with smaller budgets and bigger workloads. Legislation that would increase funds failed in the Senate last year, but the directors are determined to try again.

21st District primary candidates offer contrasting solutions to budget woes

The three candidates' plans include cutting spending and raising taxes.

 

Sen. McCaskill examines report of discrepancies at Arlington National Cemetery

Sen. Claire McCaskill held a news conference Monday afternoon outside the Boone County Courthouse and discussed an investigation into mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery.

Federal experience a mixed blessing for candidates

It's a tough sell for a political candidate facing a skeptical electorate: "I'm here from Washington, and I'd like your vote." Yet candidates for state offices across the country — including one in Missouri — are trying to make it work.

Wrongly convicted man leads rally over $16M award

Missouri governor meets with military in Afghanistan

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been meeting with military forces in Afghanistan.

BP's leaky oil well to stay corked during storm

The oil well cap will stay closed despite evacuations from the Deepwater Horizon site during a tropical storm.

UPDATE: House Democrats set aside $20 million for ads

Air time has been reserved for 40 of the party's closest campaigns and to defend vulnerable incumbents, including House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton of Missouri.

Democrats set aside additional $20 million for TV ads

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added 23 House districts where it has reserved time in media markets.

Missouri U.S. Senate front-runners already debating debates

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, the Democratic front-runner, challenged the winners of the Republican, Libertarian and Constitution party primaries to three general election debates.

St. Louis seeks volunteers for possible 2012 convention

With St. Louis as a strong contender for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, organizers of the city's bid are wasting no time making a push to secure volunteers.

John Sam Williamson stays cool despite setbacks

The Democratic candidate for Boone County Presiding Commissioner is running against Scott Christianson in the Aug. 3 primary election. Check our complete coverage in the Voters Guide.

Justice Department: Prosecutor firing political, not criminal

Todd Graves of Missouri was one of the nine prosecutors fired.

U.S. Senate filibuster broken; jobless benefits may flow soon

The Senate is poised to pass legislation today restoring jobless benefits for millions of people unable to find work in the frail economic recovery.

Scott Christianson gets face to face with voters

Scott Christianson, a Democrat, is running for Boone County presiding commissioner.

ANALYSIS: Will Missouri have a tea party victor?

The tea party movement has exposed cracks in the Republican Party, but few analysts expect the movement to be victorious at the polls next month.

Missouri federal lawmakers keep fundraising advantage

Three Missouri members of Congress facing election challenges have outraised their opponents.

Backers of Missouri health care measure raise $23,000

A group backing a Missouri ballot measure on health care raised nearly $23,000 in less than two weeks.

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