Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a popular Democrat, former governor and strong proponent of the Affordable Care Act, is taking some heat back home for the problems with HealthCare.gov. She faces re-election next year, but a formidable Republican opponent has yet to emerge.
It's not a grand bargain, as many were hoping, but House and Senate leaders say they are close to a budget agreement that will avoid a shutdown and set spending levels for the next two years. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to host Rachel Martin.
At the start of the year there was widespread expectation among Latinos that 2013 would bring with it a new immigration law. That hasn't happened and immigration activists in North Carolina are frustrated.
The president Wednesday steered the conversation back to the economy. His administration has been criticized in recent weeks over the flawed rollout of the HealthCare.Gov portal. Obama's remarks on inequality follow similar comments last week by Pope Francis.
On Capitol Hill, the House wants to cut food stamps, or SNAP benefits, by $40 billion over 10 years. The Senate wants to cut $4 billion. Our Planet Money team explains the cuts involve complicated legal maneuvers — or what some people call loopholes.
House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" – a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.
Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to writer Yuval Levin about the origins of the American political right and left. In his new book "The Great Debate," Levin traces the birth of the left/right divide to the views of two men: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine.
More than a million people will immediately see their extended federal unemployment benefits cut off if Congress doesn't act by the end of December. Advocates for the unemployed and their Democratic allies in Congress are pushing to keep the emergency program going through 2014, but it will be a tough sell.
After accepting responsibility for the troubled rollout, President Obama pledged that the Healthcare.gov website would be fixed and ready to go by November 30th. Host Michel Martin speaks with Mary Agnes Cary of Kaiser Health News about where the site stands now.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City Monday. As Tim Lloyd tells us, the Governor is pushing for up to $150 million a year in tax credits and incentives for a chance to build Boeing’s new 777x passenger plane.
In this, the first week of December, the Obama administration says it has met its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled healthcare.gov web site. And it says people should be able to sign up for health insurance. So, is it fixed and when will we know for sure?
Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. It was a moment no one could forget. KSMU’s Anna Thomas met with Springfield residents to remember what that day was like for them.
A veteran of the City of Springfield – and a familiar face to many in the Ozarks – has died. General Fred Marty recently retired as Springfield Deputy City Manager. According to a release from the city, he was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and retired from the city earlier this month. His career included more than 50 years in public service.
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missourians who received cancellation notices because their individual health plans don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act can now renew that policy into next year. KSMU's Scott Harvey has details.
Missouri’s two Senators in Washington, D.C. had high praise for each other Wednesday as they put aside party politics to try to pass legislation about sexual assaults in the military. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports.
Update 8:02 a.m. Wednesday. White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was put to death Wednesday morning in Bonne Terre. Franklin’s lethal injection came after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition seeking a stay of execution. A statewide organization that disagrees with all forms of violence, including the death penalty, gathered in Springfield Tuesday. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann was there.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas. Missouri State University is conducting a series of events reflecting on the president’s legacy and the events leading up to and following his death. KSMU’s Julie Greene reports.