| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:32 PM
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.
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:11 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 6:41 AM
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,...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:51 PM
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.
| May 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
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...