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  • GOP voter fraud probe in Florida: Are the Republicans TRYING to lose this election?

    GOP voter fraud probe in Florida: Are the Republicans TRYING to lose this election?
    The news about suspected Republican voter registration fraud in as many as 10 Florida counties is a weird commentary on the conservative GOP's national push to require photo IDs for voters to combat alleged fraud at the polls. Multiple studies -...
  • Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate

    Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate
    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...
  • Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments

    Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments
    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. The comment...
  • GOP Senate candidate: Pregnancies from rape are God's will

    GOP Senate candidate: Pregnancies from rape are God's will
    Richard Mourdock, running for U.S. Senate in Indiana, said at a debate Tuesday that pregnancies that result from rape are intended by God. The Republican candidate was explaining his opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest when he made the...
  • President Obama takes on Mourdock controversy during 'Tonight Show' appearance

    President Obama takes on Mourdock controversy during 'Tonight Show' appearance
    The most recent controversial comment from a male politician on the subject of rape and abortion had President Barack Obama incredulous Wednesday during an appearance on Jay Leno's late-night talk show. "I don't know how these guys come up with these...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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......