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  • Rep. Joe Walsh skipping GOP convention

    Rep. Joe Walsh skipping GOP convention
    Controversial tea party-backed freshman Rep. Joe Walsh, in a tough race for re-election against Democrat Tammy Duckworth, said Thursday he would skip a visit to the Republican National Convention in Tampa at the end of next month. “The...
  • Bartlett to skip GOP convention

    Bartlett to skip GOP convention
    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has become the latest incumbent in Congress to announce he will skip his party's national convention this year to spend time campaigning for reelection, drawing a contrast with other state Republicans as well as his Democratic...
  • 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...
  • Missouri's Sen. McCaskill circulates petition; urges NRA to join effort to prevent mass murders

    Missouri's Sen. McCaskill circulates petition; urges NRA to join effort to prevent mass murders
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is circulating an online petition urging the National Rifle Association to "make their voice a part of the solution" to prevent future mass killings. The Missouri Democrat said in a news release...
  • O'Malley bashes Republicans on jobs on CNN

    Gov. Martin O'Malley returned to the national stage Sunday after a Democratic National Convention speech that received tepid reviews, facing off with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt over job creation and women's issues on CNN. Questioned by CNN's Candy Crowley,...
  • Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate

    Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill cast herself as a moderate and portrayed Republican challenger Todd Akin as an extremist in their final debate of a contentious Missouri Senate race. Akin repeatedly linked McCaskill to the policies of...
  • Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments

    Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments
    Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh backtracked slightly on his controversial remarks about abortion, saying today that there are “very rare circumstances” in which a pregnant woman may need to undergo an abortion to save her life. The comment...
  • Maryland enrollment soars in federal phone program

    Maryland enrollment soars in federal phone program
    Enrollment in a controversial program that provides free cell phone service to low-income families has increased faster in Maryland than any other state in the nation, jumping nearly 90-fold since 2008 — renewing scrutiny on Capitol Hill over its...
  • Powerful poison Ricin found in letter sent to U.S. senator

    Powerful poison Ricin found in letter sent to U.S. senator
    WASHINGTON -- An envelope laced with the lethal poison Ricin and addressed to a U.S. senator was found at a Maryland mail processing facility, officials said Tuesday. The envelope, intended for the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), was discovered...