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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.

LETTER: Kim Shaw brings love of Boone County to associate circuit judge race

Outgoing Sen. Bond faces friendly fire at roast

Blunt outraises Carnahan in Missouri's Senate race

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.

UPDATE: Missouri governor to sign Ford tax break bill

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.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers approve state pension changes

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.

Nixon signs campaign ethics legislation

The new law requires quicker reporting of campaign donations and strengthens the Missouri Ethics Commission.

UPDATE: NAACP passes resolution condeming racism within tea party movement

Obama visits Kansas City to support Carnahan's Senate race

Obama's appearance at two fundraisers will bring in at least $500,000, the Senate candidate's campaign said.

Obama previews November election themes in Kansas City stop

President offers voters choice between party that caused economic meltdown and party that's fixing it.

'Ordinary' Columbia resident Vangeli running for U.S. Senate

Francis Vangeli of Columbia believes it's time for ordinary citizens to run the federal government.

Voter registrations must be in by Wednesday for August primary

Voters must mail their registration or go to the county clerk's office by 5 p.m. Wednesday in order to vote in August's primary election.

Obama visiting Kansas City on Thursday

The president will stump for Robin Carnahan and make a stop to talk about the economy.

UPDATE: Missouri House passes legislation affecting tax breaks, pensions

In a special session, the Missouri House extended tax breaks to seniors, data centers and manufacturers in the transportation center. The House also voted on changes that require state employees to make payments toward their pensions.

Missouri House votes to tighten state worker pensions

New legislation raises retirement age and requires workers to contribute part of their pay toward pensions.

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