The oil well cap will stay closed despite evacuations from the Deepwater Horizon site during a tropical storm.
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.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added 23 House districts where it has reserved time in media markets.
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.
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.
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.
Todd Graves of Missouri was one of the nine prosecutors fired.
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, a Democrat, is running for Boone County presiding commissioner.
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.
Three Missouri members of Congress facing election challenges have outraised their opponents.
A group backing a Missouri ballot measure on health care raised nearly $23,000 in less than two weeks.
Republican Roy Blunt took in $2.2 million in recent months while enlarging his cash advantage over Democrat Robin Carnahan in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.
The Senate passed the bill 20-7, and the House approved it 101-40 Wednesday after Sen. Chuck Purgason, R-Caulfield, gave up on his all-night filibuster.
The retirement legislation passed both the House and Senate and now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon. The bill requires new state employees to contribute 4 percent of their pay toward their pension and to spend at least a decade working for the state to qualify for pension.
The new law requires quicker reporting of campaign donations and strengthens the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Obama's appearance at two fundraisers will bring in at least $500,000, the Senate candidate's campaign said.