Politics

Politics
9:56 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 7:29 am

This post was last updated at 4:44 p.m. ET.

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

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Debate
11:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Missoui House Discuss Marijuana, Same Sex Marriage at Forum

Three candidates for the Missouri State House District discussed topics at a forum on Tuesday.
Jen Gradl

Candidates for the 147th Missouri State House District addressed issues at a KRCU and League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri forum Tuesday at The Concourse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Three candidates debated topics like legalizing marijuana, healthcare for the uninsured, income tax and same sex marriage.

Both Democratic candidate, Gary Gaines, and the Republican incumbent, Kathy Swan, were not in favor of legalizing marijuana in Missouri.

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Debate
10:56 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Congressional Candidates Debate Issues At Forum

Five candidates for the Nov. 4 2014 election addressed issues at a KRCU and League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri forum at The Concourse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
KRCU

Candidates for the Nov. 4 2014 election addressed issues at a KRCU and League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri forum last night at The Concourse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Candidates for the 8th U.S. Congressional District tackled topics like improving poorer counties in Missouri, Citizens United, Affordable Care Act, air strikes in Syria and immigration.

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Marijuana
9:50 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Supporters Step Up Efforts To Win Clemency For Inmate With Life Sentence For Marijuana

Mike Mizanskey stands next to a poster of his brother, Jeff, who's serving a life-without-parole sentence for marijuana possession. The image is scheduled next week to be placed on a billboard along U.S. Hwy. 54 just north of the Missouri River Bridge heading into Jefferson City.

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 4:15 pm

Supporters of a Missouri prison inmate serving life without parole for a marijuana conviction are stepping up their efforts to persuade Gov. Jay Nixon to grant clemency.

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Ferguson
6:27 am
Thu September 18, 2014

What Is The Status Of The Five Basic Demands Ferguson Protesters Are Making?

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 10:35 am

In the nearly six weeks since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer, demands for justice have been on the lips of thousands of protesters.

Every group has defined justice a bit differently, but there have been five common themes.

1. Officer Darren Wilson must be fired, arrested and prosecuted for the death of Michael Brown

2. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch must recuse himself from the case.

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