At UN This Year, It’s Trump Versus The World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A gaping ideological divide cuts through this year’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. It’s not between capitalists and communists, rich and poor, East and West. It’s between multilateralists who advocate nations working together and unilateralists who are pushing for national sovereignty. Despite near-universal hand-wringing about the U.N.’s failings,…

Springfield to Reopen Part of Lincoln-Herndon Building

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — The building that once housed President Abraham Lincoln’s law office in Springfield will soon be opened as a tourist welcome center. The first floor of the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices historic site will open next month as an extension of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, The State Journal-Register reported . Major work to…

Paper: Screenshots Show Greitens Staff Used Confide

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Screenshots of text messages show former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ staff used a message-deleting app on their state-issued phones to discuss government business with each other and people outside the governor’s office, according to a published report. The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday that it obtained copies of screenshots that…

Groups With Obama Ties Help With Black Voters in 5 States

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — Political committees with ties to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and former President Barack Obama are aiming digital messages to black voters in five states with pivotal U.S. senate races. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Senate Majority PAC and Priorities USA Action plan to spend “seven figures” in Missouri,…

Parson Calls for Change to Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says state tax credits for low-income housing won’t be issued until lawmakers revamp the program. Parson on Monday said in the meantime, he will still consider voting for federal low-income housing tax credits but won’t support state tax credits. Parson is among Missouri Housing Development Commission…