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Hawleys move to Washington DC, will keep home in Missouri

Jan. 17, 2019 11:30 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley plans to move his family to a suburb of Washington D.C., but will keep a Missouri home in Springfield. Hawley's spokeswoman, Kelli Ford, said in a statement Thursday that Hawley and his wife decided to move with their two young sons to Washington so they could be together...

McCaskill gets new job as network political analyst

Jan. 15, 2019 8:07 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has a new job as a network political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski made the announcement Tuesday morning during an interview with McCaskill on the MSNBC show. NBC St. Louis...

Requests to bring in child brides OK'd; legal under US laws

Jan. 11, 2019 9:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals...

Republican Schmitt sworn in as Missouri's attorney general

Jan. 3, 2019 3:07 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Eric Schmitt took the oath Thursday as Missouri's attorney general, pledging to pursue issues such as the opioid epidemic and vowing that neither he nor his staff would use a message-deleting app on work phones. Missouri Chief Justice Zel Fischer gave Schmitt, 42, the...

Hawley released records involving his office staff's work

Dec. 21, 2018 6:52 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Records released Friday by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley show employees of his office frequently used private email for official business and were given directions from the political consultants who led Hawley's successful campaign for the U.S Senate. In a Jan. 19, 2017,...

House budget chairman appointed as next Missouri treasurer

Dec. 19, 2018 6:40 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Wednesday that he is appointing the chairman of the House Budget Committee to serve as the next state treasurer, adding another link to a chain-reaction of office shuffling among Missouri's top elected officials. Republican Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick...

Hawley to serve on Judiciary, Armed Services committees

Dec. 19, 2018 10:19 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Republican Josh Hawley will serve on the Judiciary, Armed Services and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees when he takes office in the U.S. Senate next month. Hawley announced the committee assignments Wednesday. He also will serve on the Committee on Small Business...

Cranky Congress still has work to do before wrapup

Dec. 15, 2018 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can't come soon enough, even for its own members....

Are we done here? Nope. Cranky Congress still has work to do

Dec. 14, 2018 1:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can't come soon enough, even for its own members....

McCaskill: Senate has lost its way, must do better

Dec. 13, 2018 4:11 PM EST

Democrat Claire McCaskill had stern words for her soon-to-be former colleagues in the Senate in a farewell speech on Thursday, saying that polarization and fear of political consequences have rendered the body ineffective and unwilling to take on difficult issues. The two-term senator lost to Republican Attorney...