Politics

Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri
(Jack Gruber-USA TODAY NETWORK)
August 14, 2019 - 11:04 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is keeping busy with a new position of for-hire speaker. She can be seen often on NBC and MSNBC as a political commentator, but now she's signed on with the booking agency, Washington Speakers Bureau. The WSB website bills McCaskill as a "...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. right, embraces Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., at a booth at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 13, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is planning to hold a reproductive rights town hall in St. Louis, home of Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic. A new state law bans most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. But the restrictions have yet to take...
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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo
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August 13, 2019 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN says it completely supports anchor Chris Cuomo after he was seen on video threatening to push a man down some stairs during a confrontation after the man apparently called him “Fredo,” in a seeming reference to the “Godfather” movies. The video appeared Monday on a conservative...
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(Parson photo by Jacob Moscovitch/Getty Images; Galloway photo by Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)
Michael Calhoun
August 13, 2019 - 6:22 am
JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) — As we told you yesterday, Missouri Auditor and Democrat Nicole Galloway is running for Governor. Related: Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is running for Governor Our Michael Calhoun was the only reporter to get a direct reaction from the current Governor. "When you're...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, ExpressVote XL voting machines are displayed during a demonstration at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. More than one in ten voters could vote on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots vulnerable to hacking according to a new study. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 13, 2019 - 5:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots vulnerable to hacking. A study released by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law on Tuesday evaluates the state...
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(The White House)
August 12, 2019 - 6:04 pm
(AP) - The uncle of a 2-month-old boy whose parents were killed in the El Paso mass shooting on Friday defended a photo that shows first lady Melania Trump holding the baby while President Donald Trump smiles and gives a thumbs-up gesture. The photo, released Thursday on Twitter by the first lady’s...
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Joe Rogan
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August 12, 2019 - 3:20 pm
(KMOX) — Thousands of people have signed an online petition Monday to have podcast host and cultural commentator Joe Rogan moderate a 2020 presidential debate. The Change.org petition, "Get Joe Rogan to Moderate the 2020 Presidential Debate," was created about three months ago, however, it gained...
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rainbow hands raised
August 12, 2019 - 12:15 pm
(KMOX) — Historical contributions by members of the LGBTQ community will now be included in public school curriculum in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill requiring the inclusion into law over the weekend. The new law ensures that students in Illinois public schools will learn about the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway listens to attendees during the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo. Galloway has taken a first, official step toward running for governor in next year's election. Galloway has updated her campaign committee paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to show that she is seeking the governor's office instead of auditor. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
August 12, 2019 - 6:07 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her Democratic campaign for governor Monday by highlighting her efforts to uncover government waste and criticizing a new state law banning most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. That is why I am announcing my candidacy...
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Kevin Killeen
August 09, 2019 - 5:00 am
ST. LOUIS--(KMOX) --Two local politicians who went to prison have some advice for former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. After pleading guilty to a bribery scheme involving political donors, U.S. Attorney's office has asked the judge to lock up Stenger in federal prison for about three-to...
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