| 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.
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Democrat Tammy Duckworth today campaigned with a California congresswoman who said she had to have an abortion to save her life as part of Duckworth's ongoing effort to highlight her differences with Republican Rep. Joe Walsh.
The appearance with...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party usurper who took down Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, created the biggest political buzz last week by uttering the following sentence in a televised debate: "I think even when life...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:44 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The mother of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has died.
McCaskill's campaign said that 84-year-old Betty Anne Ward McCaskill died Monday at her home in St. Louis. The Democratic senator had said Saturday that her mother...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 1:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --Survey USA has released its final polling numbers before the November 6 election.
In an election for United States Senator from Missouri, incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill leads at the wire, having assembled a coalition that should...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:50 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Yesterday I wrote that U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland County, was interested in the chairing the Seapower and Projection Forces subcomittee of the House Armed Services, a panel with oversight of military shipbuilding and the nation's naval...
| Aug 21, 2012
It’s not his ignorance of human biology that makes Missouri congressman Todd Akin so toxic to his fellow Republicans. Christian Gooden, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo / August 10, 2012 Yes, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate gave voice in a......
| Aug 20, 2012
Like Akin, (presumptive GOP vice-presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul) Ryan is a co-sponsor of the “Sanctity of Human Life Act,” a so-called personhood measure that defines life as beginning at “fertilization, cloning or its...
| Aug 20, 2012
GOP U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV disavowed U.S. Rep Todd Akin's comments about “legitimate rape” Monday but not before pairing them with Vice President Joe Biden's “put ya'll back in chains” comments as “...