Politics

St. Louis Gateway Arch in Missouri at twilight
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April 03, 2019 - 5:09 pm
JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) — St. Louis area lawmakers from both sides of the aisle gathered Wednesday to support a resolution that would require any constitutional amendment that modifies the form of government of a city or town to be supported by a majority of the voters in those areas. The resolution...
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A man legally carries a firearm in his pocket for protection.
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April 03, 2019 - 11:30 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Concealed carry would be allowed on college campuses under a bill that has won first-round approval in the Missouri House. The Columbia Missourian reports, the measure was added to a bill that would allow some faculty and staff to carry weapons as designated campus...
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April 03, 2019 - 6:25 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOX) — The county council voted Tuesday night to release the contents of a federal subpoena served on County Executive Steve Stenger's office. County Council members voted nearly unanimously Tuesday night to waive confidentiality and make the document public. Read the full federal...
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In this March 28, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on a GOP plan after the elections, ”when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 03, 2019 - 3:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Not any longer." And with that, a triumphant Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to close the book Tuesday on a divisive Republican debate, convincing President Donald Trump to shelve plans to replace the Affordable Care Act until after the 2020 election. "I made it...
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Lori Lightfoot speaks at her election night party Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot elected Chicago mayor, making her the first African-American woman to lead the city. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 03, 2019 - 3:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot easily won the Chicago mayor's race Tuesday, earning support from every part of the city to defeat a longtime political insider and become the first black woman and openly gay person to lead the nation's third-largest city. Lightfoot, who had...
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A general view of Busch Stadium
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April 02, 2019 - 8:15 am
By Jacob Cavaiani, contributing writer from University of Missouri JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) — A proposal backed by the St. Louis Cardinals would ban drones from flying near Busch Stadium and other large, open-air stadiums, including Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri. General counsel for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015, file photo, Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, attends an event by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in St. Louis. McSpadden could soon have oversight over the Ferguson, Missouri, police department connected to her son's death. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, voters in Ferguson will select city council members in three of the St. Louis suburb's six wards. McSpadden is among three candidates running in Ward 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 02, 2019 - 7:01 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son's death, if voters in Ferguson, Missouri, elect her to the City Council. Lesley McSpadden, 39, is among three candidates running in Ferguson's 3rd Ward on Tuesday. She faces...
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April 01, 2019 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON, (KMOX/AP) - The White House could be putting its money where your mouth is, so to speak. If the President Donald Trump follows through with a threat to close its southern border, the United States could run out of numerous fruits and other foods within weeks. The largest distributor and...
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April 01, 2019 - 8:12 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis County Councilman Tim Fitch is calling for County Executive Steve Stenger's resignation, saying he has "witnessed near paralysis in county government." Fitch says county taxpayers don't have time to wait for the next election in 2022 or the end of the federal...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the International Association of Firefighters at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington. Biden says he does not recall kissing a Nevada political candidate on the back of her head in 2014. The allegation was made in a New York Magazine article written by Lucy Flores, a former Nevada state representative and the 2014 Democratic nominee for Nevada lieutenant governor. Flores says Biden’s behavior “made me feel uneasy, gross, and confused.”(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 01, 2019 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician's assertion that Biden's kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question...
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