Missouri senator and physician Rob Schaaf, R-St.Joseph. (KMOX file photo)

Mo. Senator on New St. Louis NFL Stadium: ‘I’m Going to be a Wall’

Schaaf says as long as his “legs will stand up,” he will filibuster.


File photo of pipe to be used for construction of a pipeline. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Blunt: No More Excuses for Obama on Keystone XL Pipeline

Missouri Republican calls Keystone an opportunity to drive the economy and decrease reliance on foreign energy.


Victor Callahan named to the State Tax Commission.

Missouri Democratic Senator Appointed to Tax Commission

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named departing Senate Democratic leader Victor Callahan to the State Tax Commission.


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Durbin Pushes for Congressional Plan on Disaster Spending

A U.S. senator from Illinois says severe weather events are becoming more frequent, and Congress needs to consider how it plans to pay for disasters.


Richard Webster

Capitol Perspectives: Dick Webster, the Senate’s Most Colorful Character

He was a long-time senator from the southwest Missouri town of Carthage, serving from 1963 until his death in 1990. One of my reporters at the time described Webster as an amateur actor and he certainly treated the Senate chamber like his personal stage.


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Durbin Turns Up Heat Over Curfew for East St. Louis Nightclubs

“As long as these clubs are open all night it’s an invitation for more crime”



Was it a Hate Crime?

One of a half-dozen lawmakers to find crosshair stickers on their office doors.


WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18:  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) (L) shakes hands with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) before a news conference about the 25th anniversary of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) in Washington, DC. Kirk and Wyden called for the ECPA legislation to be updated so to ensure that the government must get a warrant from a judge before tracking our movements or reading our private communications.  (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Senate Work Can Go On As Kirk Recovers from Stroke

Kirk’s colleagues are likely to lend a hand, as they have for others who were absent for long periods.


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Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Suffered Stroke, Underwent Surgery

It’s unclear how long his recovery could take or whether his full movement would be restored, doctors said.



Roy Blunt Undergoes Coronary Stent Implanted

Blunt’s office said doctors located a blockage at the front of the senator’s heart earlier this week.



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