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.
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.
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.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play, as difficult as it can be to see them through the surreal layers of the 2016 presidential campaign.
After an unexpected visit to Mexico on Wednesday, Donald Trump is set to deliver a much-anticipated speech on immigration in Arizona. He'll do so under pressure to clarify where he stands on the finer points of an issue that's defined his campaign for president.