Historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat can cruise again

U.S. 12/05/18, 09:03

The historic 1920s Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again.President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday to help the riverboat that was sidelined a decade ago by a federal law prohibiting overnight excursions on wooden vessels.The new law includes an exemption that requires modifications of the wooden portions of the vessel, ...

Update: Missouri voters cast ballots in key senate race

Politics 11/06/18, 08:22

The Latest on the midterm election in Missouri (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Polls have opened in Missouri as voters cast ballots to decide whether to send Democrat Claire McCaskill back to the senate and approve ballot measures that would raise the minimum wage and allow medical marijuana. McCaskill is running against Josh ...

Democrat McCaskill reaches right in GOP-leaning Missouri

Politics 11/03/18, 19:28

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has approvingly evoked former President Ronald Reagan. She said she would back President Donald Trump if he stopped a migrant caravan at the border. And speaking on Fox News, she has decried "crazy Democrats." What is the Democratic senator up to? The vulnerable incumbent is appealing to the ...

Trump takes immigration message to Missouri in rally blitz

Politics 11/01/18, 17:30

President Donald Trump is taking his immigration message to Missouri as he continues his campaign rally blitz leading up to the midterm elections. Trump is set to appear Thursday night in Columbia, home of the state's largest university. It will be his second rally in an 11-stop, eight-state tour designed to ...

Trump, Oprah lead surrogate campaigners in 2018 midterms

Politics 11/01/18, 13:58

From President Donald Trump to Oprah Winfrey, voters in key battleground states are being bombarded with an influx of top political surrogates during the final days of the 2018 midterm campaign. Trump will rally his most loyal supporters in Columbia, Missouri, on Thursday night to boost the fortunes of Republican Senate ...

Hawley blames Democrats for incivility in politics in debate

Politics 10/25/18, 18:43

Missouri Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley blamed Democrats for a vitriolic political climate without offering any criticism of President Donald Trump during a Thursday debate with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.The debate hosted by KMBC-TV in Kansas City marked the final time the two squared off before the pivotal Nov. 6 ...

Ballot initiatives buck legislatures in GOP-leaning states

Politics 10/24/18, 22:50

Marijuana legalization. An increase in the minimum wage. Expansion of Medicaid. Come Election Day, voters in a batch of Republican-dominated states will weigh in on these and other liberal or centrist proposals that reached the ballot after bypassing state legislatures. Pushed forward via signature-gathering campaigns, these measures offer a chance for ...

Missouri Senate candidates debate health care, party loyalty

Politics 10/18/18, 21:45

Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care.The two squared-off Thursday in St. Louis during a debate hosted by St. ...

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Health 10/17/18, 11:37

Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with the message that her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.The Republican, state Attorney General Josh Hawley, says that's not true. He is among GOP candidates for Congress and governor across the country being ...

McCaskill brings in another $8.5M for Senate re-election bid

Politics 10/15/18, 18:40

Data released Monday shows Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill brought in $7.8 million in roughly two months for her tough re-election bid, breaking records and raising nearly double what her Republican opponent did.McCaskill's haul appears to break Missouri records for U.S. Senate fundraising between mid-July and the end of ...

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