Missouri Democrats Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Sen. Claire McCaskill were on opposite sides of the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton primary in 2008. Cleaver backed the female candidate. McCaskill lined up behind the black candidate. They took heat but now say they’re enthusiastic about Clinton’s candidacy.
Chris Koster is all but certain to capture the Democratic Party’s nomination for Missouri governor Aug. 2, despite having only joined the party nine years ago and having deep ideological differences with the party’s base.
Some atheists are suing over $65,000 in tourism tax dollars approved for a use related to a Baptist convention coming to Kansas City. But the city responds that this money would be used for a secular purpose.
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite – then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: “To the Bernie or bust people, you’re being ridiculous.”
The inter-agency parole board announced Monday that it approved the transfer of Guantánamo’s last Russian prisoner, a one-time Red Army ballet dancer whose lawyers are trying to help him resettle in England.
First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election Monday with a forceful, impassioned defense of Hillary Clinton, casting her as the only candidate who can be trusted as a role model for the nation's children. She took numerous swipes at Republican Donald Trump, all without mentioning his name.
Bernie Sanders is telling his supporters who are protesting at the Democratic National Convention to back Hillary Clinton, but his delegates and those who are marching in the streets of Philadelphia aren’t embracing the idea.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a black lawmaker who backed Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in 2008, will speak on her behalf at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The moment comes as both a vindication and call of duty for Cleaver, a former Kansas City mayor and Methodist preacher who befriended the Clintons 25 years ago. Cleaver took flak from some in the black community for not supporting then-Sen. Barack Obama.
If Democrats thought they’d be able to put on a show of unity in Philadelphia this week, that plan got blown to bits over the weekend. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned in the aftermath of leaked emails. Twitter went after her but had a hard time fitting jabs into 140 characters.
Hillary Clinton sought to focus attention away from the turmoil gripping the Democratic Party on Monday and toward her policy agenda and the shortcomings of Donald Trump during an address to veterans that projected the themes of optimism and experience Democrats hope to carry through their convention.
Hillary Clinton offered a scathing critique of Donald Trump's foreign policy on Monday, casting her Republican presidential rival as disrespectful of America's role in the world and too reckless to serve as the country's commander in chief.
Prosecutors have presented the Sept. 11 judge with about half the evidence they think defense lawyers should get on the CIA’s ‘black sites’ — and the judge has considered ‘virtually all’ of it inadequate, requiring fixes.
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."