| Aug 12, 2011
| 7:43 PM
After last week's debt debacle, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she couldn't wait to get back to Missouri to start working on her manufacturing jobs tour.
"The manufacturing jobs are foundational to our middle class," said the senator. "We have...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Republican kingmaker or entertainer? Truth teller or "big fat idiot"? How about "lightning rod"?
Once again, Rush Limbaugh -- the conservative provocateur with the self-described "talent on loan from God" -- is in hot water. Limbaugh, who has been the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 7:45 PM
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...
| May 12, 2011
In the last decade, the top five oil companies have seen their profits soar to nearly a trillion bucks. So, Washington democrats say it might be time to put the brakes on their tax breaks.
In a quote from his state of the union address president Obama...
| May 24, 2011
| 6:07 AM
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is Joplin to survey the damage after Sunday's tornado. Sen. McCaskill, Governor Jay Nixon and the director of FEMA will all survey the damage by helicopter on Tuesday morning. Sen. McCaskill talked to FOX 4 News on...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:32 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:04 PM
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,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2012
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...