Reporting from WILL's Sean Powers and WGLT's Charles Schlenker.
Congressman Rodney Davis has announced that he’s running for re-election next year. The Taylorville Republican kicked off a campaign tour Monday across the 13th Congressional District, with his first stop in Urbana.
Speaking outside of Kansas City Friday, President Barack Obama called out House Republicans for their vote on a plan to avoid a partial government shutdown. Obama was in Ford Motor's new stamping plant in Liberty, which is located near the company's assembly in Claycomo.
The House voted to keep the federal government running beyond the end of the month. The catch? It also defunds the Affordable Care Act.
In Missouri, the vote fell across party lines with all GOP members voting for it.
Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.
On this week's show, Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey joins us to give a post-mortem of last week's veto session. The Republican goes into great detail on why he voted against the much-covered gun nullification bill, as well as what we can expect out of next year's session.
Arguably the most consequential veto that was overridden last week pertained to southeast Missouri's the Doe Run Company. And just two days after the override, attorneys suing the lead giant reached a settlement.
On Friday, Doe Run settled lawsuits by several families alleging their children suffered health problems from lead contamination in eastern Missouri's St. Francois County.
Luetkemeyer spoke Monday before a small group of business leaders in Jefferson City. He told them that Syrian officials used chemical weapons against their own people because they fear no repercussions from the U.S.