Posts Tagged: politics


Reporter resigns following Rauner complaint

CHICAGO (AP) – An Illinois political reporter says he’s resigned after being put on temporary leave when Republican governor candidate Bru...

GOP candidate Hanaway receives donation from Sinquefield

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Republican Catherine Hanaway has received a $750,000 contribution toward her 2016 gubernatorial campaign fro...

Missouri lawmaker wants voters to abolish lottery

ST. LOUIS (AP) – House Majority Leader John Diehl wants to let voters decide whether to abolish the Missouri Lottery. Diehl wants the Legislatur...

Nixon To Afghanistan While Terrorism in Own Backyard


Black political leaders withhold support at polls

St. Louis, MO ( KTRS) Some black Democrats say they won’t support any candidate this fall who they believe hasn’t shown respect for the Af...

Nixon freezes spending items after veto overrides

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has blocked expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item ve...

Illinois lawmakers look for funds for police body cameras

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras ...

South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. With dogs in almost half of American homes, ...

Defense attorney opposes change to child sex offender prosecutions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A prominent criminal defense attorney is raising concerns about a Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegation...

Illinois senate candidates clash over debate schedule

CHICAGO (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is pushing U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to participate in more debates by releasing emails...