Reporter, writer, author, editor. Washington correspondent for St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Currently writing book. Previously: Previously, national correspondent, USA TODAY. Previously: Senior correspondent and columnist for Gannett News Service. Knight Fellow at Stanford, 1989-1990. Have had byline...
WASHINGTON • Missouri was a side story in President Donald Trump’s victory in November, partly because the state had voted for Republican Mitt Romney in 2012 and partly because shifts to Trump from the more Democratic states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania pushed him into the White House and dominated postelection analysis.But St. Louis’ suburbs and outlying regions in Illinois and Missouri typify the political dynamics of the last election as well as any place in the country.Four of...
WASHINGTON • How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of April 24-28. The votes and descriptions are compiled by "Voterama in Congress" a legislative tracking organization.HouseOne Week's Stopgap Spending • Voting 382-30, the House on April 28 approved legislation that would fund government operations from April 29 through May 5 at an annualized level of nearly $1.1 trillion.
WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump brought 55 teachers of the year from around the country into the Oval Office, Arizona’s top teacher, Michelle Doherty, began to cry, apparently in happiness.“Sorry, I’m always crying,” she said.“You know the Oval Office can do that,” Trump said, smiling.