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  • Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate

    Controversies dim GOP hopes to take over Senate
    Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished. Whether Richard Mourdock of Indiana can move...
  • Dems fight for continued Senate control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Democrats fought Republicans for control of the Senate on Tuesday after a bitter campaign marked by roughly $1 billion in outside spending in competitive races from Virginia to Montana. Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who...
  • Democrats retain narrow majority in Senate

    Democrats retain narrow majority in Senate
    WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...
  • Election Blog: Akin campaign preparing for election night events

    Election Blog: Akin campaign preparing for election night events
    Hello from Chesterfield! KSPR's Jonah Kaplan here in this St. Louis suburb at Rep. Todd Akin's campaign headquarters. It's pretty quiet here thus far, but the scene will surely light up later on this evening. Campaign staffers are busy inflating hundreds...
  • Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control

    Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber. "It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
  • Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate

    Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat or two,...
  • Women flex muscle at the polls

    Women flex muscle at the polls
    Congratulations, ladies. You kept the barbarians from the gate. On Tuesday, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, who famously said that a woman's reproductive system shuts down during "legitimate rape" and prevents conception, lost by 15 points to incumbent Sen....
  • 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...