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  • Claire McCaskill: Bowe Bergdahl 'rush to judgment' is 'un-American'

    06/04/2014 6:21:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Wednesday evening lashed out at “un-American” rush to judgment over the military record of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, following an all-senators briefing on the prisoner swap that led to the soldier’s release. One of the last senators to leave the two-hour meeting with administration officials, McCaskill said she hopes that eventually all the facts surrounding Bergdahl’s service are declassified “in fairness to the soldier and his family.” “What’s unfortunate is that many people have spoken out about this episode without having all the facts,” McCaskill said in an interview. “I’m not going to make a judgment....
  • Senate Democrats who trumpeted Bergdahl deal go silent

    06/03/2014 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    I want you to go over to The Weekly Standard for John McCormack’s and Mike Warren’s work on this, but here’s a taste: “You know, I think, um, let me hold off on that,” said Bernie Sanders of Vermont. “All I’ve heard is what I’ve read in the press,” said Vermont’s senior senator Pat Leahy. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who crowed about the deal on the Sunday shows, is now very interested in the intel briefing she’s to receive tomorrow. That’d be the briefing she should have gotten some 32 days before she went on the Sunday shows to make grand...
  • Chris Wallace: Hillary Clinton defended Syria's Assad as a 'possible reformer'

    06/01/2014 4:26:51 PM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | Staff
    Talk along the lines of Hillary, Hillary, Hillary dominated the network news shows Sunday, as hosts and their guests mulled Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, excerpts from her forthcoming memoir Hard Choices and her potential 2016 presidential bid. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace countered praise of Clinton from Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., by listing some of Clinton’s troubles as President Barack Obama’s top diplomat. Wallace singled out developments in U.S. relations during Obama’s first term with Russia, Iran and Syria."She defended Syria’s President Assad as a possible reformer at the start of that country’s civil war," he...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Sen. McCaskill's Husband's Businesses Benefitted From $20 Million in Stimulus Funds

    10/25/2012 12:23:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 25, 2012 | Ken Boehm
    An analysis of public records by the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has found more than $20 million in federal stimulus funds benefitting real estate projects financially tied to Joseph Shepard, husband of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. Earlier this month, the Associated Press published an analysis , stating, "businesses affiliated with the husband of Senator Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office..." The NLPC analysis released today showed more than $20 million in financial benefits from the federal stimulus law to real estate projects associated...
  • Missouri Dems’ thin bench

    03/27/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/14 | JUANA SUMMERS
    The Missouri state auditor’s post has been a launching pad for politicians with higher aspirations like Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and former GOP Sen. Kit Bond. But this year, Democrats concede they won’t field a serious candidate against incumbent Republican Auditor Tom Schweich — sparking questions about the strength of the party’s bench in the red-trending swing state. Schweich may also be using his position to mount a bid for higher office in 2016, making Democrats’ historic failure to recruit an opponent for Schweich even more costly. “The reality is we believed we had...
  • Claire McCaskill: '$17 Trillion Debt Is Irresponsible'

    03/20/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Mar 2014 | WYNTON HALL
    Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill said on Wednesday that America's $17 trillion debt threatens to put the nation "in a position where we're not a first-tier nation anymore." McCaskill added, "I do believe a $17 trillion debt is irresponsible. I do believe that." McCaskill's Kansas City comments were part of her "McCaskill on Main Street" tour. The Missouri Democrat explained that the federal government is now doing things it should not be doing because lawmakers "want to be loved." "We have ourselves doing things the federal government was never intended to do. I mean, we weren't supposed to be buying...
  • 'Agitated' Dems vent on ObamaCare woes (Senate Dems vent frustrations in WH meeting)

    11/01/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats vented their frustrations over the faulty rollout of the Affordable Care Act in a meeting Thursday with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior officials. “There’s a lot of frustration, everywhere,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said after the meeting. McDonough tried to assure angry senators he is personally taking charge of the disparate federal offices in charge of implementing the massive law, which has been plagued by technical errors. “He gave us the impression that he’s taking charge of the different elements and cracking the whip. He said to let him know if we had...
  • Rep. Gohmert Fires Back at Sen. McCaskill: ‘My Heart Breaks for Someone With Her Ignorance’

    10/03/2013 8:21:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    After Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) accused lawmakers who appeared at the World War II Memorial yesterday of “playing politics on the backs of veterans,” Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) fired back, impugning McCaskill’s respect for patriotism and accusing her of politicizing the clash over the memorial. “My heart breaks for somebody with the ignorance of Claire McCaskill,” Gohmert said. “I’ve stood with families when there was no camera anywhere in sight, with just a handful of people. I have wept with so many military families who have lost loved ones and will continue to do that. She sees veterans and thinks...
  • Government shutdown: Senate sends Obama military pay bill

    09/30/2013 2:56:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 30SEP13 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
    A House-passed bill to ensure the military gets paid under any government shutdown was approved without dissent in the Senate on Monday — a rare bipartisan agreement as Congress stumbled toward midnight when the fiscal year ends and current appropriations expire. The measure, now on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk, would also ensure continued pay for civilian employees of the Defense Department and Pentagon contractors whom Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel determines “are providing support to members of the Armed Forces.” Put forward by House Republicans, the bill is considered good politics for the GOP, since analysts suggest the...
  • Dem Sen. McCaskill calls for criminal charges for 'Obamaphone' cheats

    09/23/2013 5:19:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/13 | Brendan Sasso
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Monday called for criminal charges to be filed against people who defrauded a federal phone subsidy program. McCaskill sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, urging the agency to refer examples of fraud in its Lifeline program to the Justice Department for prosecution. "Knowingly providing false information to a government agency for profit must be investigated. If these companies are found in violation of federal law, I expect the DOJ will prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law," she wrote. She also urged the FCC to more aggressively use its own...
  • MUSLIM TROPHY IN SYRIA: LIFELESS BODY OF DECAPITATED CHRISTIAN CHILD

    09/22/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 151 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sept. 18,2013 | LiveLeak
    A young Christian girl beheaded in Syria. The sign of extremism and fanatics, the long beards, is present in each and everyone of these subhuman Muslims who killed this small child, in their jihad to Allah – inspired by the Quran. This is Obama, Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey funded and supported handiwork. Don’t put your support behind any of these people, whether for military action in Syria, asylum, immigration, another hate preaching mosque. This is what is moving into your town, your country, your society, your neighborhood: video... This video is written with false propaganda claiming...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 September 2013

    09/22/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 252 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 15==22nd, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Tom Graves, R-Ga.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
  • Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.
  • Claire McCaskill: Oh, by the way, I’m pro-gay marriage now (Thank you Missouri)

    03/25/2013 1:46:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2013 | AllahPundit
    Must we really endure the charade of one congressional Democrat after another grandstanding about their phony "evolutions" on gay marriage? No one on either side honestly believes McCaskill suddenly changed her mind on this issue between election day last year, when she defeated Todd Akin, and today. Like her pal Barack, her stance on SSM shifted at some point in the fairly distant past but she kept her mouth shut about it lest it jeopardize her precious Senate seat. At least The One came clean about his beliefs before he faced the voters a second time (thanks in part to...
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill now supports gay marriage

    03/25/2013 9:38:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill is the latest on Capitol Hill to announce support for same-sex marriage.</p> <p>Mrs. McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, put on her Tumblr page on Sunday: “I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right to marry based on who you love. While churches should never be required to conduct marriages outside of their religious beliefs, neither should the government tell people who they have a right to marry.”</p>
  • The 10 Biggest Political Debacles of 2012

    01/05/2013 4:34:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2013 | John Hawkins
    10) Richard Mourdock's Campaign: After defeating Richard Lugar, he should have been able to easily retain the GOP’s Senate seat in a state that Mitt Romney won by 10 points. He PROBABLY would have pulled it off, too -- if, in a display of tone deafness comparable to the Democrats turning Paul Wellstone's memorial into a campaign rally, he hadn't decided to weigh in on abortion and rape after Todd Akin made the issue nuclear."I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life...
  • Claire McCaskill Destroyed Todd Akin In The Missouri Senate Race

    11/07/2012 8:59:01 AM PST · by doug from upland · 78 replies
    business insider ^ | day after the death of America | Rogers
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill beat embattled Republican Congressman Todd Akin by a overwhelming margin in Missouri's Senate race Tuesday night. With 99% of precincts reporting, the Democratic Senator lead Akin by a whopping 54.7% to 39.2%, according to the Missouri Secretary of State. Akin conceded the shortly before 10 p.m. CST., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. "Things don't always turn out the way you wanted," Akin said in his concession speech. He ran on a platform that criticized incumbent McCaskill for supporting Obamacare, the stimulus act, and her family's close ties to federal money, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
  • Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

    11/05/2012 7:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House. But the winner of the presidential race will not automatically control the 2013 legislative agenda. Congress still matters. The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is vitally important and just as hard-fought as the top-of-the-ticket contest. Currently, a caucus of 51 Democrats and two liberal Independents rule the upper chamber. Since the Vice President can cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate, Republicans would have to pick up three seats to gain a working majority...
  • Akin to get $800,000 in ads from Now Or Never PAC

    11/01/2012 4:34:52 PM PDT · by Fred · 56 replies
    St Louis Business Journal ^ | 110112 | Greta Weiderman
    Now Or Never Political Action Committee will spend $800,000 on television ads for Republican Todd Akin, who is campaigning against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, The Hill reports. The group’s ad asks voters who “don’t agree with everything he says” to back Akin anyway, and it focuses on winning Senate control and defeating McCaskill. “In the Senate, Akin will vote for Romney’s policies to get Americans working again,” according to the ad. “Claire McCaskill would fight Romney every step of the way. To avoid Washington gridlock and get this country back to work, our best choice is Todd Akin.”
  • Gingrich: Akin win could rebuke GOP establishment

    10/31/2012 2:43:54 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    wsbtv.com ^ | 10/31/12 | DAVID A. LIEB / Associated Press
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Missouri voters can send a powerful signal to "the moneyed Republican establishment" by electing congressman Todd Akin over Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
  • Vanity: Where is Claire McCaskill?

    10/28/2012 7:26:37 AM PDT · by Big Giant Head · 20 replies
    Self | 10/28/2012 | self
    Claire McCaskill is missing in action during the heat of the campaign. I understand from what little information is available in the media that her mother is seriously ill, and Claire is "at her bedside" and won't leave St. Louis. Strangely, Claire missed the DNC convention because her mother was ill. According to published reports I've seen. However, what coincidental timing. Todd Akin's campaign has been pushing out info about her husband's business dealings, receive $50 to $60 million in stimulus dollars. Now a week before a major election with the balance of the Senate hanging perilously over Claire's head,...
  • Poll: Akin, McCaskill locked in statistical dead heat

    10/26/2012 8:10:05 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 80 replies
    A new poll shows the Missouri Senate race is too close to predict a winner. The News 4, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star poll shows Senator Claire McCaskill with a 2 percent lead over Congressman Todd Akin, at 45 and 43 percent, respectively. With a margin of error at plus or minus four points, and eight percent still undecided, the two remain in a statistical dead heat. Click here to download and view full poll results. Watch News 4 at 10 p.m. for more analysis, and reactions from both campaigns.
  • Would Spielberg Make A Movie About Claire McCaskill? (Or why Republicans are defeating Todd Akin)

    10/15/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Jack Cashill
    A few weeks ago, I was asked to emcee a fund-raising dinner for Rep. Todd Akin, who is rather famously running for U.S. Senate in Missouri, the state in which I live. Although I did not hesitate to accept the invite, I found myself resisting the urge to promote the event, and my involvement in it. The reason was simple enough. I worried about the reaction of my moderate to liberal friends and family. After scolding myself for my indecision, I went ahead and posted the details of the fundraiser on Facebook with this explanation: ***** I am emceeing a...
  • BIG NEWS: Feds Paid $40 Million to Claire McCaskill’s Husband’s Businesses (calls for tax returns)

    10/09/2012 11:34:20 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Game Changer? The federal government paid nearly $40 million dollars to Claire McCaskill’s husband’s businesses her first five years in office as Missouri Senator. During that time McCaskill has had influence over federal policy that has directly affected her family’s income. Missouri royalty - The rest of the country has suffered but Claire McCaskill and her husband Joseph Shepard have done very well these past five years. There are renewed calls for Democrat McCaskill to release her tax returns. ABC3040 reported: Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for...
  • The 60th Vote Regrets

    10/02/2012 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/2/12 | Staff
    One of the tragedies of the Obama Administration is the historic political accident that it had 60 Senate Democratic votes in 2009. The ability to break a filibuster without Republican votes empowered the left to think it could pass anything, and so it steamrolled ahead with ObamaCare, which needed every one of those 60 votes to pass. Now a couple of those Senators are expressing regrets about those votes after the fact. In our pages last week, former Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh rehearsed the looming economic damage from ObamaCare's medical-device tax. He described, as some of us predicted in 2009...
  • Is Sen. Claire McCaskill a moderate? (WaPo spin fails miserably)

    09/30/2012 8:20:47 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2012 | Diana Reese
    [Snip] Meanwhile, McCaskill has tried to make Missourians aware of her moderate stance. Most people wouldn’t brag about being ranked No. 50 for anything, but she has. She’s parlayed that number as proof that she’s truly a political moderate in her quest for reelection. The number comes from the National Journal’s annual lists ranking U.S. Senators from most liberal to most conservative and vice versa, based on their voting records. McCaskill has always fallen in the middle 10; this year she’s at No. 50 on the liberal list and No. 51 for conservatives. Her rankings have been consistent, too: Every...
  • Let the GOP know how you feel about them withholding funds for Todd Akin

    09/25/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    RNC ^ | 9/25/12 | Self
    Now that we ALL know Todd Akin is NOT dropping out of the U.S. Senate race, we have an opportunity to let the GOP know how we feel about them holding back funding for him. With your help, we can send a message from not only Missourians but all other states that will get the GOP's attention between now and the election. When you click on the below url, you will be directed to an official RNC email form asking for your inputs. Please fill this out and send it to them. I have already sent one and intend to...
  • Final deadline passes: Todd Akin now officially on the ballot in Missouri

    09/25/2012 5:13:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2012 | AllahPundit
    August 21 was the deadline for him to drop out and be replaced by another candidate without needing court approval. He passed. Today was the deadline to drop out with court approval, before the ballots are printed, which makes it effectively the last chance. Another pass.If you want McCaskill out, this is now the only game in town: With the deadline for him to exit the race just hours away, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) reaffirmed his commitment to staying in the race, saying that he has "one purpose going into November, and that's replacing Claire McCaskill."Akin said he'd be staying...
  • Conservative PAC May Decide to Fund Todd Akin's Missouri Senate Race

    09/25/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    abcnews ^ | 9/26/12 | CHRIS GOOD
    A powerful conservative PAC said today that "circumstances have changed" and it is reconsidering its decision to withhold funds for Todd Akin's bid for a Missouri Senate seat, and Akin's campaign said today they expect other groups will also resume spending. The statement by the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC led by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, comes as the 5 p.m. CT deadline for Akin to quit the race looms. The campaign remains adamant that Akin will stay in the race, despite urging from the GOP hierarchy, including Mitt Romney. "In the words of Churchill, Todd will never, never,...
  • A case for supporting Todd Akin: there are no grounds for trading down

    09/25/2012 9:03:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/25/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    First some full disclosure: When Congressman Todd Akin made his now famous “remark” regarding a female rape victim’s physiological reaction to her violation I was one of those who called for him to give up his challenge to Democrat Claire McCaskill the Missouri Senator who was widely viewed as a dead duck. McCaskill is seen as the face of Obamacare in the Show me State and earlier a statewide referendum on Obamacare had crashed and burned 71/29. Moreover no honest person thinks Missouri is a state where Barack Obama will even do well let alone win and help down ballot...
  • Conservative fund considers backing Mo. Rep. Akin

    09/24/2012 1:17:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 8 replies
    AP ^ | September 24, 2012 | David A Lieb
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A conservative fundraising group that had shied away from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is now seriously considering whether to come to the embattled Republican's aid in his challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, an official with the group said Monday. The Senate Conservatives Fund, which has raised more than $11 million for other Republican Senate candidates, could provide a much-needed financial boost for Akin, who is facing a Tuesday deadline on whether to stay in the race. Akin has vowed to remain in the contest. Appearing Monday at a Kirkwood, Mo., rally with former presidential...
  • Taxpayer-Funded EV Company Abandons IPO It Thought Would Save It (Obama/McCaskill EV scam)

    09/24/2012 8:53:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September, 24, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The failing British electric vehicle company that pretended to become an American one in order to save its U.K. investors has scrapped its planned initial public offering that it hoped would save it in Kansas City. Smith Electric Vehicles , recipient of $32 million in taxpayer stimulus, had reportedly fantasized it would raise $76 million (down from $125 million) via an IPO by selling roughly 4 ˝ million shares at $16 to $18 each. CEO Bryan Hansel bowed to reality Thursday night and rescinded those plans. “We received significant interest from potential investors,” he said in a statement. “However, we...
  • Akin Rebuilding Mo. Senate Bid After Rape Remark

    09/23/2012 1:16:34 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 34 replies
    abc.com ^ | 9/23/12 | DAVID A. LIEB/AP
    Written off by many in his own party a mere month ago, Republican Rep. Todd Akin has been slowly rebuilding his Senate campaign after apologizing for inflammatory remarks about pregnancy and rape. Now Akin is approaching a critical week that could determine whether his re-emerging campaign can gain enough momentum to put Missouri back in the battleground column as Republicans attempt to win control of the Senate from Democrats. Tuesday is the deadline for Akin to get a court order to drop his challenge of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. But Akin says he won't do so. Instead, Akin plans to...
  • (FULL VIDEO) of Akin, McCaskill Debate In Columbia, Mo

    09/22/2012 6:23:34 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 20 replies
    Fox2Now ^ | 9/22/12 | Self
    This is a little difficult but, hopefully, will work. When you see the two frozen video screens, scroll down to the second one titled "See the full debate here". When you click on the arrow in the center of the screen, the video will start but will not have sound. You must force the red bar to move right until you get to the 1.06 hour spot. By forcing the red bar to the right will turn on the sound. The 1.06 time will start the Senate debate. If you want to see all of the debates, starting with the...
  • Akin, McCaskill trade barbs in first debate

    09/21/2012 7:29:19 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/21/12 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Besides attacking each other over Medicare, school lunches and the Iraq war, Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and GOP challenger Rep. Todd Akin spent their first debate Friday blaming each other for the gridlock in Congress that has stalled crucial pieces of legislation over the last two years. And after initially mentioning the damaging comments on rape and pregnancy that have dogged her Republican opponent over the last month, Mrs. McCaskill didn’t bring them up again. Instead, both candidates talked mainly about their sharp policy differences, with Mr. Akin trying to paint Mrs. McCaskill as an Obama liberal while she...
  • McCaskill and Akin will square off in first debate for U.S. Senate (TODAY -LIVE STREAMING)

    09/21/2012 4:41:20 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 94 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9/21/12 | Cathy Lenny
    The nation is closely watching the U.S. Senate race in Missouri that pits Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill against her Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. The two will face off for their first debate today (Sept. 21) at 10:45 a.m. in Columbia, Mo. McCaskill, 59, is seeking her second six-year term in the Senate after previously serving as state auditor. Akin, 65, is challenging McCaskill, rather than seek re-election to the 2nd Congressional District in St. Louis, to which he first won election in 2000. View slideshow: McCaskill and Akin will square off in first debate The race shot into...
  • Akin And McCaskill To Debate Friday In Columbia

    09/18/2012 6:00:46 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies
    Fox2Now ^ | 9/17/12 | Staff
    (KTVI) – Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and U.S. Representative Todd Akin will be squaring off in a debate Friday morning in Columbia at 10:45 am. Immediately before that, Governor Jay Nixon will face republican challenger Dave Spence in a debate. Both debates will also include libertarian candidates, Jonathan Dine for the senate, and Jim Higgins for governor. The debates are sponsored by the Missouri Press Association and will be held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Mo. Friday, September 22nd. Executive Center-Columbia Mall 2200 I-70 Drive S.W Columbia , Missouri 65203
  • McCaskill: Without Federal Government, Only Rich Would Go To College (Video)

    09/05/2012 6:56:26 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 31 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 9/5/12 | Duane Lester
    Today Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Northwest Missouri State University to talk about student loans. She started the talk off in spectacular fashion, telling the students if it wasn't for the benevolence of the Federal Government, only the rich would go to college: [Video] When she mentioned she's had three 17 year old sons but wouldn't loan them money, I had to laugh at of the irony of it. She wouldn't loan them her money, but she'll gladly loan them yours. And let's not forget about the logical fallacy you just heard. It's a popular one for leftists: What Claire posited...
  • Todd Akin’s Senate Campaign Maybe Picking Up Steam

    09/03/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 54 replies
    FOX2now ^ | September 3, 2012 | Charles Jaco
    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Rep. Todd Akin’s “insurgent” campaign against both Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and the leaders of his own party may not be the long shot it’s been portrayed, despite the national furor over Akin’s comments on The Jaco Report that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” have natural defenses against becoming pregnant. A pair of polls taken after the incident and the following uproar either show Akin with a lead over McCaskill, or indicate the race is tied. The latest survey from Public Policy Polling, taken August 29, shows McCaskill leading Akin 45% to 44%,...
  • Rush: "77% of Missourians forgive Akin; only trails by one (1) Point" (Vanity)

    09/01/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 144 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Radio: 8-31-12 | September 1, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    Those of you who listened to Rush yesterday already know this, but: Just as he was coming upon a commercial break, at one point in the broadcast, he closed out with this statement: "Latest poll shows 77 percent of Missourians forgive Todd Akin. He trails McCaskill by only one point. Hmmmmmmm.........."
  • Second Local Station Says Romney Camp Asked For No Akin Questions

    08/24/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | 0 inShare share Pema Levy & Evan McMorris-Santoro | August 23, 2012, 8:14 PM
    Before Mitt Romney appeared via satellite on an Ohio TV station WHIO Thursday, his campaign told a reporter it would prefer Romney did not get questions about Todd Akin. Fortunately for the Romney campaign, Akin wasn’t on the WHIO agenda. “They were chatting and it came up and I believe [a Romney staffer’s] wording was that they prefer not to talk about it,” assistant news director Tim Wolff told TPM. “But we didn’t care because we were going to talk about Ohio stuff.” The WHIO interview was one of four satellite appearances Romney made on local TV stations Thursday. Per...
  • Todd Akin reaffirms he's staying in the Senate race

    08/24/2012 2:53:44 PM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 339 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8/24/2012 | NICHOLAS J.C. PISTOR
    Embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin just told reporters in Chesterfield that he is staying in the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Akin repeated the kinds of statements he'd made previously to national media, asserting that he's never had the support of the Republican party establishment anyway. [...]
  • FLASHBACK: McCaskill in 2006: 'I don't want my daughter near Bill Clinton' (Video)

    08/24/2012 3:40:08 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 7 replies
    Reagan Coalition ^ | 8-23-12 | NA
    "I think he's been a great leader but I don't want my daughter near him." McCaskill said this a few years ago while in a hotly contested senate race against Republican Jim Talent. In light of the recent discussion on rape, does the Senator feel the same way today, and will she be in attendance cheering on an accused rapist at the DNC?
  • Poll shows Akin down, sneaky Sen. McCaskill tries Jedi Mind Trick, ‘No, you’re fine’; Fails

    08/23/2012 12:47:25 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 23, 2012
    Rasmussen poll made me laugh out loud. If anyone believes that, I just turned 29. Sneaky stuff. bit.ly/SscVZf— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 23, 2012Oh, good grief. Sneaky, heal thyself. Senator McCaskill’s attempt at reverse psychology is incredibly lame; is she trying for yet another terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day? What Rasmussen poll is the Democrat Missouri senator trying, and failing, to discredit? Oh, only the one that has her now up by ten over Rep. Akin. In her desperate attempt to bitterly cling to her senate seat, she is trying a pitiful Jedi Mind Trick: “You’re fine, Akin....
  • Trapping Season

    08/23/2012 8:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    It's trapping season. The targets are Republicans, whom the Democratic-friendly media (the trappers) hunt in order to smear -- especially the Romney-Ryan ticket -- forcing them off message. The bait in the latest case is the issue of abortion in cases of rape. The hunter's target was Rep. Todd Akin, a Missouri Republican, who is running for the Senate against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Thirty-nine years after Roe v. Wade and subsequent Supreme Court rulings legalizing abortion, one might think a pro-lifer like Todd Akin would be able to see he was walking into a trap when a St. Louis...
  • Making a Mountain out of a Missouri Molehill

    08/22/2012 7:59:50 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 20 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 22, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Nobody’s perfect. Sometimes this statement is used to ridiculously minimize a huge problem (cf. Joe E. Brown’s closing line to Jack Lemmon, in “Some Like It Hot.”), and sometimes it’s used to fairly state an undeniable fact: that there is certainly something imperfect about everyone. No matter whether you’re selecting a spouse or friend in your personal life, or a vendor or employee in your business life, or selecting a school or tutor for your children’s education, you’re forced to make choices in life. There are certainly some issues that are absolute deal-breakers – a too-dangerous location, an unaffordable product,...
  • Statesmanship and Congressman Todd Akin

    08/21/2012 8:11:10 PM PDT · by Sark · 28 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | August 21st, 2012
    The deadline for Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) to withdraw from the Missouri Senate has passed. This has led to much wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst conservatives, myself included. Despite seemingly every prominent Republican and conservative in the country condemning his comments on rape or calling for him to exit the race, he ultimately refused. Could he still do so? Yes, through petitioning a Missouri court in what appears to be a fairly simple process. Some have suggested that the left would try to impede this process, but I'm not sure how they could. If that's the case, will he...
  • In A World With A Liberal Media, Todd Akin Should Step Aside

    08/21/2012 9:43:20 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I say that with a heavy heart, but we NEED to win the Senate, Missouri was supposed to be easy, this guy makes sure it isn't...
  • CORRECTED PPP Numbers for Missouri

    08/21/2012 9:36:16 AM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8/21/2012 | CAC
    Since PPP decided it can't help itself, I've done you all a service. I went through their ridiculous R+9 sample and ONLY changed the D/R/I proportions to match previous elections, and an even turnout. With R+9, PPP's headline screams Akin up by 1. It is an obvious, sick ploy to get this delusional Bio101 flunkie to stay in and cost us a seat. Here are the real numbers: If turnout in November matches 2008 (it won't): McCaskill 49.25% Akin 39% (this is a D+6 turnout model) If turnout in November is even, an incredible feat for the GOP considering heavy...
  • Republican Source: Akin Moving To Withdraw

    08/20/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 120 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 8/20/12 | Ben Smith
    Missouri Republican Todd Akin has begun moving toward ending his candidacy after his remarks on rape and abortion provoked a firestorm, a top Republican said. "Akin is taking concrete steps to withdraw by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.," a senior Republican told BuzzFeed, adding that Akin could still change his mind. But a Republican close to Akin said his position hasn't changed: He's still in the race. Tomorrow afternoon is an important deadline: If he files papers to end his candidacy in Jefferson City tomorrow he can end his candidacy unilaterally; after that, he would have to file an application in...