Missouri Democrat wants to disclose inaugural donations (2/17/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri Democratic lawmaker is proposing a bill to make donations for gubernatorial inaugurations public records. Liberty Rep. Mark Ellebracht in a Thursday statement criticized Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' decision to keep secret the cost of his privately funded January celebration...
Former secretary of state launches 'Let America Vote' effort (2/8/17)ST. LOUIS -- Three months after losing his bid for the U.S. Senate, former Democratic Missouri secretary of state Jason Kander is launching an organization that's taking a new approach to fight what he calls voter suppression efforts. Kander on Tuesday announced an organization called Let America Vote. A 27-member advisory board includes elected officials from across the country, communications leaders, and activists that include Martin Luther King III, the son of the slain civil-rights leader...
Missouri right-to-work law could go before voters (2/8/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents of Missouri's new right-to-work law are trying to put it to a public vote. Missouri AFL-CIO president Mike Louis filed a referendum petition to do so with the secretary of state Monday, the same day Republican Gov. Eric Greitens signed the ban on mandatory union fees...
NASCAR's Carl Edwards does not rule out U.S. Senate run in '18 (1/26/17)CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver in NASCAR, Carl Edwards on Wednesday would not rule out a potential U.S. Senate campaign in his home state of Missouri next year. Terry Smith, a political-science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge Sen. ...
Missouri Republican wants tax credits for political donors (1/25/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri Republican on Tuesday pitched a proposal for the state to give up to $100 in tax credits to people who donate to political campaigns. Sen. Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph said the goal is to increase the role of small donors in politics and make it possible for low-income people to contribute, not just the wealthy...
On his first day, Trump begins to set up his administration (1/20/17)WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and began setting up his new administration on Friday, signing a bill that allows retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary, as well as the nomination papers for his other Cabinet choices...
Trump sweeps into D.C. for his big day (1/20/17)WASHINGTON -- With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on the eve of his presidential inauguration Thursday and pledged to unify a nation sorely divided and clamoring for change. The capital braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators -- with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing...
After oath, Trump faces ambitious Day 1 to-do list (1/20/17)WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it. As he's assembled his new government, Trump has backed off some of his promised speed, downplaying the importance of a rapid-fire approach to complex issues that may involve negotiations with Congress or foreign leaders...
Black Americans weep for end of era, uncertain future (1/20/17)WASHINGTON -- On the night in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the country's first black president, many black Americans wept. Eight years later, they weep again for the end of an era some thought they never would live to see -- and for the uncertain future they face without him...
Lack of Latinos in Trump Cabinet draws ire for 'setback' (1/20/17)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to appoint any Latinos to his Cabinet is drawing fierce criticism from Hispanics, who call it a major setback for the nation's largest minority group. Trump announced former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue on Thursday as his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, ending hopes the last spot would go to a Latino nominee...
Trump takes credit for 8,000 jobs, talks with Obama (12/29/16)PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After weeks of giving very little facetime to the media, Donald Trump made a series of public statements Wednesday, applauding the return of 8,000 jobs to the U.S. and hailing his discussions with President Barack Obama. In one of his cameos on the front steps of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump touted plans by a Japanese mogul to bring those jobs to the United States. ...
U.S. election voted top news story of 2016 (12/22/16)NEW YORK -- The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news story of 2016, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors...
Outgoing Missouri governor cautions against shifting left (12/21/16)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Outgoing Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon warned fellow Democrats on Tuesday against veering to the left after being walloped in this year's elections, suggesting the party needs to broaden its base by welcoming those with more centrist values...
Gov.-elect Greitens names Anheuser-Busch official chief of staff (12/21/16)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has named a top Anheuser-Busch official, Michael Roche, to be his chief of staff. The Kansas City Star first reported the pick Tuesday. Roche is vice president of national affairs for the brewery and worked as a federal lobbyist for the company...
White House suggests Putin was involved in hacking (12/16/16)WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials' email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election and said it was "fact" such actions helped Donald Trump's campaign...
Electoral College unlikely to upend Trump victory (12/16/16)WASHINGTON -- There's more hustle than hope behind an effort to derail Donald Trump's presidency in the Electoral College. Republican electors are being swamped with pleas to buck tradition and cast ballots for someone else at meetings across the country Monday that are on course to ratify Trump as the winner. AP interviews with more than 330 electors from both parties found little appetite for a revolt...
Missouri gubernatorial race breaks records for money spent (12/9/16)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens spent more on his campaign than what's been spent total on any other gubernatorial race in state history and continued to rake in six-figure checks after his election, campaign-finance records released Thursday show...
Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is optimistic about the future of the country, though the role he will play when his term ends remains unclear. Kinder was the guest speaker at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee event Friday morning. There, he looked back at his time in office, and forward to a future with Donald Trump at the presidential helm...
Missouri lawmakers propose right-to-work bills (12/4/16)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers are proposing bills that would make Missouri a right-to-work state. The Springfield News- Leader reported Republican state Reps. Bill White and Holly Rehder have pre-filed Thursday legislation to stop labor unions from requiring members to pay dues in order to join. Such legislation has been proposed in recent years, but has been blocked by Gov. Jay Nixon...
Trump's 'Thank you' tour kicks off (12/2/16)CINCINNATI -- Donald Trump returned to his campaign roots Thursday in his first major public appearance since Election Day, resembling the pugnacious, brawling campaigner more than the traditional president-to-be as he held court in front of thousands of adoring fans -- and even announced a Cabinet pick from the stage...
Trump may have to dump D.C. hotel (12/2/16)NEW YORK -- Donald Trump may have to give up one property on Pennsylvania Avenue if he wants to move into another down the street. One is the newly opened, glittering jewel in the president-elect's hotel empire. The other, of course, is the White House...
On nuclear weapons, Trump faces questions of modernization (12/2/16)WASHINGTON -- As commander in chief, Donald Trump will face politically fraught decisions about a nuclear arsenal in need of modernizing. Among the open questions: How much modernization is enough? Can the U.S. get by with fewer of these weapons? Is it time to take some off hair-trigger alert?...
Wisconsin election recount begins; Michigan's is challenged (12/2/16)MADISON, Wis. -- The tedious task of recounting Wisconsin's nearly 3 million votes for president began Thursday with scores of hastily hired temporary workers flipping through stacks of ballots as observers watched their every move. The action in Wisconsin soon could be duplicated in Michigan and Pennsylvania, where Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was pushing for recounts...
Trump claims to have saved Carrier jobs; details hazy (12/1/16)WASHINGTON -- In persuading Carrier to keep hundreds of jobs in Indiana, President-elect Donald Trump is claiming victory on behalf of factory workers whose positions were bound for Mexico. But the scant details that have emerged so far raise doubts about the extent of the victory...
Trump's Cabinet: 'Draining the swamp' or diving right in? (12/1/16)WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp" in the nation's capital. Instead, he appears to be diving right in. So far, the president-elect is tapping people with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street as he fills out his Cabinet, turning to two power centers he vilified as greedy, corrupt and out of touch with Americans during his White House campaign...
Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount (12/1/16)LANSING, Mich. -- Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Wednesday requested a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote, making it the third state narrowly won by Republican Donald Trump where she wants another look at the results. Stein previously asked for recounts of the votes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin...
Trump taps Wall Street, Washington veterans for top jobs (11/30/16)WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump is enlisting a trio of nominees with deep ties to Washington and Wall Street to fill out his Cabinet, including former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as secretary of the Treasury Department. On Tuesday, Trump also chose Georgia Rep. Tom Price to oversee the nation's health-care system, picking a fierce "Obamacare" critic who has championed efforts to privatize Medicare...
Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)Scott R. Clark can't wait to vote for Donald Trump. That's because he is one of 538 Americans who will have the final say in choosing the next president. Electors will meet in their state capitals Dec. 19 to cast their ballots. The Jackson resident and longtime local Republican Party leader is one of Missouri's 10 electors who will meet in Jefferson City to vote for president...
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