Americans have become accustomed to “friending” politicians online and tweeting them directly. But they should be cautious: Someone created a fake Facebook account using Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s name and image and used it to solicit money.
The Platte County Commission sought to keep Proposition L off the November ballot, but a judge has found that voters in the county should get to decide on Mid-Continent Public Library’s proposed tax levy increase.
A new Kansas City Auditor’s report says the city’s ethics hotline program doesn’t follow many hotline best practices, doesn’t do thorough investigations and doesn’t disclose useful information to the public.
Donald Trump has sharply criticized the reporting on his campaign, and Hillary Clinton is distrustful of reporters. Even in the modern media world, Dave Helling writes, mainstream political oversight remains important.
Backers of Donald Trump are nervous about advertising their support for the Republican presidential nominee. They worry that neighbors will hate them, vandals will rip down lawn signs and people will snicker. Does that mean there’s a silent Trump vote that polls aren’t picking up?
Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the Republican presidential nominee less than 10 weeks before the election.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that's guaranteed to be nasty as each party grapples for a majority in the chamber.
Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
In addition to Arizona, Illinois officials discovered an intrusion into their elections system in July. Although the hackers did not alter any data, the intrusion marks the first successful compromise of a state voter-registration database, federal officials said.