U.S. Sen. John McCain's diagnosis of brain cancer will change the Senate. The 80-year-old McCain is a one-of-a-kind politician who defies simple labels. A Republican, with 34 years in Congress, including 30 in the Senate, he has withstood challenges from
Do trap-neuter-release programs help reduce the number of feral cats? That question will spark serious debate in coming weeks at the Quincy City Council and in other meetings. And lots of the debate will come down to whose studies people believe.
Legislators who try to win votes for big, controversial bills often say the task is like "herding cats." Christopher "Kit" Bond, a Missouri Republican said its more like trying to keep frogs in a wheelbarrow.
Last week's attack by a shooter in Washington, D.C., and another mass shooting in a San Francisco UPS facility will revive the ongoing debate between gun rights supporters and opponents. Neither side will convince the other. The debate never really ends.
Text messages that might have led to a teen's suicide have been the main focus of a Massachusetts manslaughter trial last week. Michelle Carter's text messages show that initially she told her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, that he shouldn't commit suicide.
Missouri lawmakers will be called back into session Monday, a little more than a week after they closed out their regular session.