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.
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.
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.
A Kansas City police report detailed allegations of sexual assault at the Jackson County Regional Correctional Center. Females inmates were moved to Platte County following the incident, and former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves was hired to investigate.
Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio face conservative challengers, while Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz may hold on to her seat despite losing the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee.
President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets off this week across the Pacific for an eight-day valedictory tour through Asia.
Pastor Mark Burns, an African-American Trump advisor who spoke at the Republican National Convention, tweeted a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface Monday. He defended the post Monday afternoon on TV, but later apologized for it
The Missouri House and Senate solicit contributions from lobbyists that could result in the appearance, or existence, of a conflict of interest, according to report released Monday by Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway.
The Agriculture Department is being urged by the Humane Society of the United States and other groups to tighten animal welfare rules designed to protect the likes of lions, tigers and apes. A reopened comment period suggests new action to limit contact between human beings and big game animals.
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.
A super PAC that originally supported Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 Republican presidential bid has spent $1 million in advertising for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. In spite of his libertarian leanings and some testy exchanges in debates with former rival Donald Trump, Paul has said he will support the Republican nominee.