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  • McCaskill: Transportation Key to Economic Recovery

    McCaskill: Transportation Key to Economic Recovery
    Planes, trains and automobiles. According to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, those may be the answer to tuning the economy around. "We have to cut our spending," said McCaskill.  "We've got to live with in our...
  • Remains of American Soldiers Buried in Landfill

    Remains of American Soldiers Buried in Landfill
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the Air Force to take a second look at punishment doled out over the mishandling of the remains of war dead, including losing track of body parts. The announcement came the day that Air...
  • Akin's rape comments elicit anger in Md., U.S.

    Akin's rape comments elicit anger in Md., U.S.
    Furor surged in Maryland and across the country Monday over a Missouri congressman's comment that he opposes abortion in most cases of rape because women rarely become pregnant during a "legitimate rape." Though Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican who is...
  • GOP Senate candidate Smith disavows Akin rape comments

    GOP Senate candidate Smith disavows Akin rape comments
    Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith said another GOP Senate candidate's incendiary remarks on abortion and rape do not "reflect the pro-life community's beliefs." Smith, who is anti-abortion, joined the growing chorus of Republican...
  • Todd Akin backtracks on rape comments

    Todd Akin backtracks on rape comments
    Missouri, by any other name, is misery.  And Missouri is truly misery right now for a Republican party hoping to win back theU.S. Senate. And here's why. This guy, six-term congressman Todd Akin looked to be the party`s best bet to send first-term...
  • Akin staying in the race after rape comments

    Akin staying in the race after rape comments
    Despite calls from his own party to step down, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin says he's not walking away from his challenge against incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. Questioned on a political talk show about whether abortion should be...
  • Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin

    Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape. There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...
  • Akin rape comments 'offensive and wrong,' Bartlett says

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.” Akin, the GOP nominee...
  • Is Akin really out of the Republican mainstream?

    Is Akin really out of the Republican mainstream?
    Missouri is a long way from Maryland, so residents can be forgiven for never having heard of Rep. Todd Akin prior to this week. But when the socially conservative Republican Senate candidate suggested that the victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get...
  • The 50 richest members of Congress

    The 50 richest members of Congress
    The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million. "McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
  • The decline of party power

    The decline of party power
    No recent development has underlined the decline of political party clout more than beleaguered Senate Republican nominee Todd Akin's refusal to accede to GOP leadership demands that he withdraw from his race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of...