Elections

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

BY: - January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON—Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday  urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. 6 mob attack. […]

‘End this uncivil war’: Joe Biden takes oath of office with towering challenges ahead

BY: and - January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Calling on Americans to bridge the widening divisions in the country, Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, completing the peaceful transition of presidential power on the same stage where a violent mob just two weeks ago sought to prevent him from taking office. Standing before an unusually […]

Here’s what Joe Biden plans to do on his first day as president

BY: - January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden early Wednesday unveiled the list of executive orders, memos and directives he will make when he assumes the presidency later in the day, reversing a slew of Trump administration actions and laying out new policies of his own. “These actions are bold, begin the work of following through on President-elect Biden’s […]

Josh Hawley will delay Senate confirmation of Biden’s pick for Homeland Security

BY: - January 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley will object to the rapid confirmation vote planned for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, part of the national security team that was expected to be confirmed Wednesday. Hawley, a Missouri Republican, announced his opposition to Alejandro Mayorkas following Tuesday’s hearing on the DHS […]

More than 21,000 National Guard members, including from Missouri, are headed to D.C.

BY: - January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it goes smoothly will be supersized. At least 21,000 National Guard men and women — from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia — will provide security support for the […]

U.S. House votes to again impeach Trump, as a ‘clear and present danger’

BY: and - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged through the U.S. Capitol, temporarily derailing the tally of presidential votes and leading to at least five deaths. The 232-197 vote concluded a swift, truncated process in the House, with Democrats […]

Josh Hawley says accusation that he incited Capitol insurrection is ‘corrosive and dangerous’

BY: - January 13, 2021

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley penned an op-ed in the Southeast Missourian Wednesday defending his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and calling accusations that he helped incite the mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol “corrosive and dangerous.” The op-ed is the first time he’s publicly addressed the recent wave of criticism. His only other […]

In first interview since D.C. riot, Hawley laments loss of book deal on Fox News

BY: - January 12, 2021

With major supporters abandoning him and contributors including Hallmark asking for their money back, Sen. Josh Hawley on Monday night made his first media appearance since rioters disrupted certification of the presidential election. Hawley chose the friendly venue of Tucker Carlson’s night opinion show on Fox News to break his silence. During the 2-minute segment, […]

Biden says it was ‘irresponsible’ for GOP to refuse masks while sheltering during Capitol riot

BY: - January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden on Monday chastised GOP lawmakers for refusing to wear masks while they were held in a safe location as a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week. As lawmakers waited for law enforcement to secure the Capitol on Wednesday, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) went around a packed room […]

U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump

BY: - January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives — including Missouri’s Emanuel Cleaver and Cori Bush — have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Also Monday, Bush introduced a resolution calling […]

Hallmark wants Josh Hawley to return contributions the company’s PAC made to his campaign

BY: - January 11, 2021

Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards Inc. is demanding Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Roger Marshall of Kansas return donations its PAC has made to their campaigns, citing their efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Hawley was the first senator to commit to objecting to the certification of electoral votes declaring Joe […]

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson reflects on tumult of 2020 at start of first full term

BY: - January 11, 2021

Gov. Mike Parson promised to work on behalf of all Missourians after being sworn in for his first full term on Monday — though he didn’t mention in the speech specific items he hopes to achieve in the coming four years. Parson, a Republican who ascended to the state’s highest office in June 2018 following […]