Local House members split on Violence Against Women Act
Bill passes House 286-138 despite concerns
Bill passes House 286-138 despite concerns
Dems lead parade; Obama: “Everybody worked very hard on this…this law is just one step..the deficit is still too high”
“This thing has been a bucking bronco ride.” — Todd Akin
Call this week’s election a political mulligan — a new opportunity for divided, dysfunctional government to find a compromise on tax increases, …
U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a first-term Republican, easily defeated Democratic challenger Teresa Hensley in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District race on Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a first-term Republican, took an early lead this evening in her race against Democrat Teresa Hensley in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District.
This isn’t where U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler wanted to be.
Kansas, Missouri Reps among most conservative in the nation
Some local Republican delegates think women are taking home the toastmaster’s trophy from the party’s national convention.
Robo calls being made in Missouri’s 4th District
Missouri remained in the center of the political universe for the fourth straight day Wednesday as U.S. Rep. Todd Akin struggled to …
Tight school budgets have meant fewer teachers, larger classes and shorter school years, according to a White House report that President Barack …
Republican Jacob Turk will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver — for the fourth time — in this November’s 5th Congressional District …
One year after Congress approved a controversial plan to extend the nation’s debt ceiling, Republicans are stepping up their campaign to repeal …
The Missouri attorney general’s office declined Wednesday to take action against Cass County Clerk Janet Burlingame. A county auditor’s report accused Burlingame of breaking the state’s nepotism law and of violating pay rules by giving election-duty bonuses to …
A Missouri Republican is proposing legislation that would allow states to reduce federal regulators’ authority
Hartzler says taxpayer subsidies a matter of ‘security’ as ag bill stalls
Mixed decision earns qualified praise
After a spring of arguing over such social issues as gay marriage and insurance coverage for women’s contraceptives, most Democrats and Republicans agreed last week that this fall’s election is still about the economy — stupid or not.
…Hartzler-Hensley in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District
To label Hartzler a solid favorite in Missouri’s 4th District would not be a stretch. And yet recent developments suggest Hensley has …
The Kansas House sends a bill that would have allowed smoking in bars statewide back to committee and ShotSpotter is coming to Kansas City.
She declines to say whether she thinks the president is a U.S. citizen
CREW releases study claiming half of House members provide cash to relatives
Herschel Young — a man without a party? Or a man with too many? In little more than a year, he’s been …
Cass Co. commissioner-in-limbo launches potential campaign against prosecutor who sought to remove him from office
Congresswoman from Harrisonville seeks to protect Whiteman, Fort Leonard Wood
Ceremony will pay homage to former Armed Services chairman.
House Republicans give 4th District congresswoman a higher profile.
House: Cleaver, Graves vote no; Hartzler, Yoder yes Senate: Blunt, Moran no; McCaskill yes
Leaving a House Republican caucus meeting one morning, Rep. Vicky Hartzler had to pause a moment to get her bearings.
Freshman congresswoman changes staff — may be nervous about upcoming challenge
Lawmakers and politicians scrambled Monday to respond to a growing furor over the Obama administration’s decision to require no-cost contraceptive insurance coverage …
Will Missouri and Kansas lawmakers be able to protect local bases?
“The vision President Obama laid out to bolster manufacturing, like we did at the Ford plant in Kansas City, and invest in our workforce is a starting point that we all should be able to support. Missouri’s middle-class …
Freshman Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler could face a challenger from her Missouri hometown as she seeks a second term from the redrawn 4th …
WASHINGTON | Three dozen Missouri House Democrats have joined state lawmakers from around the country urging the Supreme Court to uphold the Obama administration’s health insurance law.
After weeks of flinging spitballs at each other, members of Congress are returning home this month to give constituents their turn.
WASHINGTON | The House on Friday evening finally approved a Republican plan linking an increase in the nationâ€™s debt ceiling to the …
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama asked Americans to reach out to Congress to make their voices heard on the debt ceiling debate — and so they did. Thousands of callers flooded the…
This is a fine mess weâ€™ve gotten into.
President Barack Obama asked Americans to reach out to Congress to make their voices heard on the debt ceiling debate - and so they did. Thousands of callers flooded the Capitol switchboard…
WASHINGTON — As the end game in the political battle of wills over raising the debt ceiling approaches, the switchboards on Capitol Hill have been lighting up. “Stop bickering and…
As the end game in the political battle of wills over raising the debt ceiling approaches, the switchboards on Capitol Hill have been lighting up. “Stop bickering and compromise on a solution,”…
House Republican freshmen are caught between rock-solid fiscal conservatism and a political hard place.The class of 2010 that lifted the GOP to its comfortable House majority pushed the leadership to…
Missouriâ€™s two senators will talk with colleagues from six states today about how the Missouri River is used, with an eye toward …
A House panel approved a defense bill early Thursday that would delay President Barack Obama’s new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military and limit the commander in chief’s authority on…
JEFFERSON CITY | After three months of cartographic confusion and power politics, Missouri lawmakers have redrawn the stateâ€™s congressional map.
JEFFERSON CITY | When it came to congressional redistricting, the Missouri lawmakers seemed to be following the philosophy of Duke Ellington.
The Pentagon said Friday the military should be trained in working with openly gay members by summer’s end, prompting House Republicans to complain that repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” was moving…
Congressional leaders are inching closer to a deal on how much to cut federal spending for the next six months - and pretty much ignoring the spending-cut absolutists of the tea party, the…
Former congressman Ike Skelton says heâ€™s going back to being a country lawyer.
JEFFERSON CITY | A courier arrived Thursday in the Capitol to deliver Missouriâ€™s political future.
WASHINGTON-Security tightened Sunday on Capitol Hill as grief-stricken lawmakers, their spouses and staffers were briefed on their own safety after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. About…
When Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was targeted for defeat last year with a map showing a rifle’s cross hairs over her district, she worried it might incite violence. “When people do that, they’ve got…
KANSAS CITY | Ike Skeltonâ€™s election defeat after 34 years in Congress has been named the top Missouri news story of 2010 in a survey of newspaper and broadcast editors.
U.S. Rep.-elect Vicky Hartzler of Missouri received her top committee choices this week.
The voters sneeze and health care reform catches pneumonia â€” again.
ST. ROBERT, Mo. | A tinge of apprehension could be seen behind some of the smiles at the ribbon-cutting for the Liberty Lodge.
LEXINGTON, Mo. | A special Veterans Day for Ike Skelton.
Departing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton said Thursday that he fears a chasm will develop between U.S. military troops and the rest of the citizenry.For the 24th straight year,…
Local political pundits discussed election surprises, state politics, Sam Brownback and more in an hour-long TV special.
WASHINGTON | If political clout was a stock, then Missouriâ€™s took a tumble in Tuesdayâ€™s elections. In Kansas, it took a nosedive.
Some got it right, some got it wrong in forecasting the results of Tuesday’s midterm election. But, in general, there were several races that proved too tough to call, even for some of the country’s most prestigious political …
Want to know whoâ€™s going to win a political election? Just check Facebook. The social media supergiant proved strangely accurate at predicting the outcome of this yearâ€™s election.
Missouri women maintain their numbers in the statehouse, despite high profile losses by Robin Carnahan and Susan Montee.
The Associated Press has released election results and announced several winners in area races.
Vicky Hartzler â€” taking advantage of central Missouriâ€™s anger toward and distrust of government â€” decisively upset 34-year U.S. House veteran Ike Skelton on Tuesday. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results showed Hartzler with 113,500 votes, or just …
Vicky Hartzler â€” taking advantage of central Missouriâ€™s anger toward and distrust of government â€” decisively upset 34-year U.S. House veteran Ike Skelton on Tuesday.
Ballot names followed by an (R) proved irresistible to Kansas voters Tuesday. And it wasnâ€™t much different in Missouri.
Vicky Hartzler â€” taking advantage of central Missouriâ€™s deep anger and distrust of government â€” decisively upset 34-year House veteran Ike Skelton on Tuesday.
Few area counties are expecting big increases in voter turnout Tuesday compared with the last midterm election, and some predict decreases.
The Star Editorial Board’s key choices.
SEDALIA, Mo. | Congressional candidates Vicky Hartzler and Ike Skelton are scrambling across Missouriâ€™s huge 4th District this weekend as the clock winds down in one of the nationâ€™s last white-knuckle House races.
So you think you’ve been following the election pretty closely, huh? Well we’ve compiled a quiz of some little-known candidate quirks and tidbits to test how well you really know them.
Candidate debates have long been a staple of American electoral politics, but many wonder whether they still hold value in todayâ€™s campaign climate.
Missouri’s leading U.S. candidates stressed economic issues and denounced Washington politics - though for different reasons - as they took dueling bus tours Wednesday across opposite sides of the…
WASHINGTON | U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton is a conservative Democrat, but in his rural Missouri district, will that be enough?
Voters should choose experienced candidates who offer a pragmatic approach
Deep in rural Georgia, the Republican who may become the next speaker of the U.S. House is playing let’s-make-a-deal with voters.
WARRENSBURG, Mo. | U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton is in the political fight of his life.
The respected non-partisan Cook Political Report has changed the Skelton re-election race from “leans Democratic” to a “tossup.” Bad news for the longtime congressman.
Ike Skelton has run for Congress 17 times and won every election â€” most by sizable, double-digit margins.
HARRISONVILLE | Just past Odessa, along Missouriâ€™s Interstate 70, it sits. A splash of red planted smack in the middle of a tired farm field.
The video went up on YouTube within hours:
For years, Rep. Ike Skelton has been beloved by his conservative district, despite being a Democrat. What’s it going to take to keep it that way?
C-SPAN footage of incumbent Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton using some barnyard language on the floor of the U.S. House is being used in Republican Vicky Hartzlerâ€™s new TV ad.
Vicky Hartzler responds again to claims she doesn’t support veterans and the military.
An employee of the Hartzler for Congress campaign has filed a complaint against a “tracker” who was hired by the Missouri Democratic Party.
Thereâ€™s something about the simple act of setting up debates that turns normally clear-thinking politicos into babbling zombies.
His campaign fliers declare him “A Soldier’s Congressman.” His TV ads feature testimonials from the mother of a Marine. And he accuses his Republican opponent of not supporting the troops.U.S. Rep….
We analyze the truthfulness of the latest ad by Vicky Hartzler, who is running against Ike Skelton for Congress in Missouri’s 4th District.
In the wake of Tuesdayâ€™s primaries, I bet you have lots of questions.
Emerging from a pack of nine Republicans, Vicky Hartzler will face off against veteran U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton in Missouriâ€™s 4th Congressional District race in the November general election.
Stay informed with the latest news and observations as Missouri and Kansas head to the polls
Today is primary day.
So much for good intentions.
Fliers are flying. TV ads are blaring.
The many national challenges â€” a still-struggling economy, too few jobs, rising health insurance costs, two wars and continued terrorism threats â€” have attracted a bevy of candidates for Missouriâ€™s congressional races. The retirement of U.S. Sen. Kit …
At 78, Democrat Ike Skelton is seeking an 18th term in Congress in a district that went for Republican John McCain over Democrat Barack Obama by 60-38 percent.
Toppling Missouri’s Ike Skelton, a Democrat finishing his 17th term, is their real goal in this contest.
BATES CITY, Mo. | Ask Republican Bill Stouffer to name his opponent as he battles for the right to represent the big 4th District in Congress, and he whips out his answer: â€œIke Skelton.â€
Voters are sending one unmistakable message in 2010 â€” it doesnâ€™t matter what youâ€™re selling, weâ€™re not buying.