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Politics
3:55 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Missourian O'Malley named ambassador to Ireland

President Barack Obama has appointed St. Louis attorney Kevin O'Malley as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.

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Health
4:27 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Over 150K sign up for health plans in Missouri

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A new report says more than 150,000 Missouri residents signed up for health insurance policies through a federally run website.

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Politics
4:09 am
Tue October 1, 2013

After Shutdown, A Familiar Feeling At The White House

Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday for NPR's Morning Edition.
Pete Souza The White House

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 10:17 am

President Obama spoke with NPR in the Oval Office on Monday, as a visiting group of young people in suits got a tour of the Rose Garden outside the windows. The most striking part of our encounter in this moment of crisis was how familiar the atmosphere seemed.

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Politics
8:30 am
Fri September 20, 2013

President Obama to visit Claycomo plant in Kansas City Friday

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President Barack Obama is pressing his case in America's heartland that Congress mustn't jeopardize fragile economic progress with threats of a government shutdown.

Obama was traveling to an auto plant near Kansas City, Mo., on Friday. He'll tour the plant and argue that the U.S. economy is primed to thrive, if only Congress will let it.

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Politics
8:15 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Boonville school board begins investigation into Superintendent's role in State Fair incident

The public portion of the Boonville R-1 Board of Education's meeting Tuesday night was very short. It quickly went into executive session.
Credit Andrew Nichols / KBIA

The Boonville R-1 School District Board of Education held a special session Tuesday night to discuss investigating the superintendent’s possible involvement in a controversial stunt at the Missouri State Fair. 

Superintendent Mark Ficken was the announcer at the Missouri State Fair’s bull-riding event Saturday when a clown appeared in a mask resembling President Barack Obama and asked the crowd if it wanted to see Obama stomped by a bull.  Now, Boonville’s school board says it has hired a consultant to investigate Ficken’s involvement. 

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Politics
8:40 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Obama rodeo clown fallout: "idiot" banned from fair, Boonville looking at Superintendent's role

Missouri State Fair Director appeared on Intersection yesterday to talk about the rodeo incident
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Updated 10:28am, 12:56pm

Missouri State Fair director Mark Wolfe says the rodeo clown responsible for the controversial act over the weekend has been banned from the fair.  The clown had donned a mask of President Obama and asked spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull."

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5:17 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

President Obama slated to visit Warrensburg next Wednesday

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The Kansas City Star is reporting President Barack Obama will visit Warrensburg, MO next week. There isn't much information yet on the specifics of the visit, but we'll keep you updated.
President Barack Obama will visit Warrensburg next week, White House officials said Thursday. The visit will be on Wednesday, and the subject will be the economy, but officials released no other details. More information will be forthcoming "in the coming days," a White House official said.
Science, Health and Technology
8:58 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Obama's proposed delay in cuts could cool off MO medicaid expansion debate

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In his proposed budget, President Barack Obama wants to delay cuts to federal payments to hospitals, keeping the payments intact for an extra year. That could affect the debate over expanding Medicaid in Missouri.

Through what’s called the disproportionate share hospital payments or DSH payments, the federal government gives money to hospitals that provide a lot of free care to patients who are uninsured and can’t afford services. The Affordable Care Act, though, includes significant cuts to DSH payments.

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Politics
3:41 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

What folks in Columbia want to hear in the State of the Union address

Alan Wilkening
Andrew Yost KBIA

An audio postcard on the State of the Union

President Obama will speak to the nation with the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Columbia citizens voiced their expectations for the address, commenting on Obama’s previous term and what expectations they had for the next four years. Some were hopeful, while others were more disgruntled.

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