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  • Big bird, BS and birth control

    Big bird, BS and birth control
    WASHINGTON -- We shouldn't be talking about this silliness -- Big Bird, "bull -- er," or a girl's "first time." We should be talking about The Issues, we keep telling ourselves. But in the waning days of the presidential campaign, these are the issues --...
  • Democrats Seize On Candidate's Pregnancy, Rape Comments

    Democrats Seize On Candidate's Pregnancy, Rape Comments
    WASHINGTON -- In an election that increasingly is a battle for women's votes, the Obama campaign seized on a provocative claim about abortion and rape by a Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, arguing that it shows Mitt Romney does not support women'...
  • 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...
  • Here's my predictions for Tuesday's election. Now share yours

    Here's my predictions for Tuesday's election. Now share yours
    The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday's election is that you might be wrong about key races and thus dent whatever reputation you have for political insight. "I don't know" is always a correct answer. "We'll see. Time will tell. It...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Political buzzwords of 2012

    Political buzzwords of 2012
    Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking. We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....