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Senator Claire McCaskill On Health Exchange and ‘Vital’ Bills

Nov 29, 2012
US Senate

U.S. Senator, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, says there will be a political price to pay for state legislators who allow the federal government to run the state’s health insurance exchange.

In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, the Democratic Senator said Obamacare is going to be implemented and the state of the Missouri has the opportunity to get resources from the federal government.

Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University history professor Wayne Bowen hopes to fill Kathy Swan’s place on the Cape Girardeau City Council. Swan is leaving the council at the end of the year to serve in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Congresswoman-elect Ann Wagner On Benghazi, Increasing Tax Rates

Nov 26, 2012
WikiMedia Commons / United States Embassy in Luxembourg

Missouri Congresswoman-elect Ann Wagner says she would not support any plan to increase tax rates to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

How Missouri Republicans Lost Statewide Elections

Nov 26, 2012
Chris McDaniel / St. Louis Public Radio

Two weeks ago, Missouri Republican candidates were trounced in the statewide races. In fact, out of the six races at a statewide level, only one Republican candidate came out on top: incumbent Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. In what many consider to be an increasingly red state, how did the Republican Party lose?

Missouri Among States With Secession Petition

Nov 25, 2012

Missouri is among the states that has filed a petition with the White House to secede from the United States.

Missouri’s petition is approaching the necessary threshold of 25,000 signatures.

That’s enough John Hancocks for Missouri’s secessionists to receive a response from the White House.

As of Wednesday afternoon, just under 20,000 individuals had signed Missouri’s petition. Many are from out-of-state.

“Obviously, this is never going to happen,” said Southeast Missouri State University political science professor Jeremy Walling.