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  • Toomey to push for permanent earmark ban

     
    In the days following his 2010 Senate victory, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey co-authored an op-ed in USA Today with an unlikely future colleague, Democrat Claire McCaskill. Together, the senator-elect and the Missouri senator called for a moratorium on earmarks....
  • Senate votes down Toomey effort to ban earmarks

    Senate votes down Toomey effort to ban earmarks
    Pat Toomey’s effort to permanently ban congressional earmarks fell short in the Senate Thursday, but the Pennsylvania senator was heartened that appropriators separately agreed to extend a temporary moratoriam through 2013. Toomey offered his...
  • Female vs. male senators

    Female vs. male senators
    As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Smith makes abortion-related gaffe

    Smith makes abortion-related gaffe
    Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Tom Smith said Monday afternoon that he opposes abortionin all cases -- even for victims of rape and incest. Smith's comments came after he was asked about the political firestorm surrounding the abortion-related...
  • Mikulski touts role of women in Congress

    Mikulski touts role of women in Congress
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the self-styled dean of the Democratic women in Congress, urged support of female candidates in an address to her party's national convention Wednesday that came as both presidential campaigns sought to court women voters. As...