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  • October surprise: Learning what Republicans really think about rape

    October surprise: Learning what Republicans really think about rape
    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...
  • Mother of Senator Claire McCaskill dies

    Mother of Senator Claire McCaskill dies
    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...
  • Survey USA polling released days before the election

    Survey USA polling released days before the election
    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...
  • 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...
  • Forbes also interested in Seapower chairmanship

    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...
  • Freakin’ over Akin -- Why the GOP is in such a tizzy over candidate’s abortion gaffe

     
    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......
  • Oh, your Akin eyes -- a Todd Akin reader

     
    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...
  • “Unchain” or “legitimate rape”: Mack pairs Biden, Akin comments as “just as offensive”

     
    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 “...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago(.mp3) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Dan Mihalopoulos of the Chicago Sun-Times and 89 WLS...
  • It's the social issues, stupid! -- Dems' focus on abortion borrows a page from GOP playbook

     
    Answers to frequently asked questions coming this week from opponents of abortion rights. Q: Really? Abortion? Now? The U.S. economy is in the doldrums and the upcoming presidential election is about how to get it roaring again. But Democrats are......
  • HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ bashes Tea Party as ‘American Taliban’

     
    Aaron Sorkin used the season finale of “The Newsroom” to lash the Tea Party. In its first season, the HBO drama has been an odd mixture of romantic comedy and op-ed piece. The op-ed portion reigned in Sunday's episode as anchor Will McAvoy...