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California lawmaker resigns after bathroom sex assault claim

Published Dec. 10 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh announced Friday he's resigning amid an investigation into a lobbyist's allegation he...

Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics

Published Dec. 9 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — He has ignored the rules of modern-day politics.A year ago, that was presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Luetkemeyer hosting area constituent days

Published Dec. 8 2017

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Missouri, will host Constituent Service Days next week across Central Missouri.

Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

Published Dec. 7 2017

The Senate on Wednesday barreled toward the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in more than three decades as...

Franken announces resignation from Senate amid allegations

Published Dec. 7 2017

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations.

Conyers' exit after decades could open political floodgates

Published Dec. 7 2017

DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers' resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held...

Trump said government shutdown possible

Published Dec. 7 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Wednesday a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to...

Missouri governor appoints farmers to clean water board

Published Dec. 6 2017

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed three new members with ties to Missouri agriculture to a board that oversees water...

House votes to kill resolution to impeach Trump

Published Dec. 6 2017

The House has overwhelmingly voted to kill a resolution from a Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump.

Leaders seek to end GOP fissures over bill averting shutdown

Published Dec. 6 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans tried quelling GOP divisions over the budget and a partisan immigration clash simmered in the...

Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

Published Dec. 6 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday after a nearly 53-year career, becoming the first...

US Rep. John Conyers announces retirement from Congress

Published Dec. 5 2017

U.S. Rep. John Conyers — beset with allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members — announced Tuesday that he...

President offers full support for embattled Republican Roy Moore

Published Dec. 5 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump formally endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race Monday, looking past...

Democrats pushing a 'Farmer's Bill of Rights'

Published Dec. 5 2017

Two Columbia area lawmakers were the first to sign their names supporting a proposed "Farmer's Bill of Rights," during the...

Trump alters story on why he fired Flynn

Published Dec. 3 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump changed his story Saturday on why he fired Michael Flynn as his national security...

Highlights of Senate, House GOP bills to overhaul tax code

Published Dec. 3 2017

Republicans early Saturday rammed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul through the Senate, a sweeping revamp of the nation's tax...

Quick firing not an option in political misconduct cases

Published Dec. 3 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — When sexual misconduct allegations surface in the private sector, a boss can say, "You're fired" —...

Republicans proposing revamp of student aid programs

Published Dec. 2 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are proposing to revamp federal student loan programs by putting caps on how much students...

Missouri education commissioner ousted by gubernatorial appointees

Published Dec. 1 2017

Margie Vandeven was fired Friday as Missouri's Education commissioner, effective immediately, by a 5-3 vote.

Conyers has no plan to resign

Published Nov. 30 2017

DETROIT (AP) — Embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers has no plans to resign amid allegations that the congressman sexually harassed...

Conservatives slam GOP proposal to raise taxes

Published Nov. 30 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose automatic tax...

Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting after his Twitter attack

Published Nov. 29 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after...

Greitens sued over removal from Missouri school board

Published Nov. 28 2017

A Joplin man who was appointed to the Missouri Board of Education and then blocked from voting on the fate...