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  • 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...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Convention speaker lineups show both parties want women vote

    Convention speaker lineups show both parties want women vote
    When first lady Michelle Obama took the stage Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, she told the kind of tale about President Barack Obama that only a wife can. She told of the profound impact of watching his grandmother and single mother'...
  • 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......