Latest Josh Hawley News

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....

Auditor Galloway will help investigate Attorney General

Dec. 14, 2018 4:05 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway has agreed to help the secretary of state's office investigate whether Attorney General Josh Hawley illegally used public resources to help his political campaign. Galloway, a Democrat, said Friday in a letter to Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, a...

Ex-coroner, already in prison for theft, convicted again

Dec. 14, 2018 2:03 PM EST

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A former county official from southeast Missouri already in prison on a conviction of exploiting the elderly has pleaded guilty to a new theft charge. Former Perry County coroner Herbert Miller entered the plea Wednesday. Sentencing is Jan. 29. Miller was placed on probation and...

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...

Missouri GOP calls on lawyer to step aside in Hawley review

Dec. 12, 2018 7:10 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri GOP is calling on an attorney for the secretary of state to recuse herself from investigating outgoing Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley. Missouri GOP spokesman Chris Nuelle on Wednesday said Secretary of State Deputy General Counsel Khristine Heisinger has a...

McCaskill says she won't run again but will stay active

Dec. 12, 2018 12:37 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she won't run for another office after her term expires next month, but that she will remain active in Democratic politics. The veteran senator sought re-election to a third term last month but lost to Republican state Attorney General Josh Hawley. On...

Missouri city clerk faces prosecution for alleged corruption

Dec. 11, 2018 5:29 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Josh Hawley says his office is prosecuting a former southeastern Missouri clerk for allegedly stealing cash from the city of Winona. Hawley announced Tuesday that his office filed a felony complaint against former Winona clerk Terri Denton. She's charged with...

Missouri Attorney General's Office slams claims on Hawley

Dec. 11, 2018 12:37 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office is pushing back against allegations that Josh Hawley misused public resources to boost his successful U.S. Senate campaign as the secretary of state investigates him. First Assistant and Solicitor General John Sauer in a Monday letter called...

The Latest: Attorney General's Office slams Hawley complaint

Dec. 10, 2018 11:41 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Attorney General Josh Hawley (all times local): ___ 10:40 p.m. The Missouri Attorney General's Office is pushing back against allegations that Josh Hawley misused public resources to boost his successful U.S. Senate campaign. First Assistant and...