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  • Scott Walker Lands Former Senator as National Security Expert for 2016 Race

    03/27/2015 12:19:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 26, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    What were Talent’s first impressions?“I found him to be exactly what he appears to be: He’s very down to earth, he has an air of confidence about him but there’s no arrogance with it. I like that. He’s just a regular guy.”Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has added one of Washington’s leading advocates of military readiness to the ranks of advisers helping prepare him for a likely campaign for president. Jim Talent, who represented Missouri in both the House and Senate before becoming a fellow at The Heritage Foundation, confirmed Thursday that he has joined Walker’s budding national security and foreign...
  • Ex-Sens. Bond, Talent now backing Akin Senate bid

    10/01/2012 2:32:01 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 63 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10/1/12 | Associated Press
    Two of Mitt Romney's senior advisers say they are backing Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican Senate candidate they once shunned.
  • Romney campaign tries to trip up Newt Gingrich before the do-or-die South Carolina primary

    01/18/2012 10:50:25 AM PST · by TBBT · 10 replies ^ | 1/18/2012 | Aliyah Shahid AND Jonathan Lemire
    Mitt Romney’s campaign unleashed a multi-pronged attack against Newt Gingrich Wednesday — a sign the GOP front-runner could be worried about a surge from the ex-Speaker prior to South Carolina’s primary on Saturday. Romney rolled out a pair of new attack ads and dispatched two of his top surrogates to blast Gingrich’s erratic temperament just days before the make-or-break southern contest. “He’s not reliable,” former Missouri Senator Jim Talent slammed on a media conference call. “Yes, he can say exciting things — he also says things that undermine the conservative movement.” That theme was reminiscent of the line of attack...
  • Sarah Steelman plans to run for Senate from Missouri

    12/05/2010 12:59:14 PM PST · by MCF · 2 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Dec. 2 2010 | Steve Kraske
    By STEVE KRASKE The Kansas City Star Sarah Steelman on Wednesday announced plans to run for the U.S. Senate. The former state treasurer and state senator — who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2008 — could face former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent in the GOP primary in 2012.
  • ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FL (Sept 23, 2011)

    08/03/2011 6:37:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 9 replies
    Conservative.Org ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Staff
    ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FL For Immediate Release: August 3, 2011Contact: Kristy Campbell, (703) 836-8602,   ACU Announces Ann Coulter Will Join CPAC FLAll-star Panels to Feature Bill Kristol, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and Jim Talent ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Conservative Union (ACU) today announced eight-time New York Times’ bestselling author Ann Coulter will be a headliner at CPAC FL – the organization’s first in an inaugural series of regional events expanding on the legacy of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Additionally, ACU announced several national conservative leaders will serve on CPAC FL panels, including the founder...
  • Jim Talent: Don't Cut Military Spending (Defense is an obligation, not an option)

    11/04/2010 7:36:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/04/2010 | Jim Talent
    After their big election gains, congressional Republicans must now commit to getting the federal budget under control. Unfortunately, some have advocated cutting the defense budget as part of the solution. Reducing defense spending now would be a dangerous mistake. It’s important for conservatives to get this issue right. To that end, here are a few observations. First, the framers of the U.S. Constitution envisioned national defense as the priority obligation of the federal government. The first power granted to the president in Article 2 is “Commander-in-Chief of the Armies and Navies of the United States, and of the Militias of...

    06/13/2010 11:07:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 265+ views
    PREVENTWMD.GOV ^ | The Commission has concluded its work as a congressionally mandated organization, as of February 26
    PREVENTWMD.GOV "COMMISSION ON THE PREVENTION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PROLIFERATION AND TERRORISM" # NOTE The following text is a quote: Preventing Terrorism: Assessing the Nation’s Progress The Commission has concluded its work as a congressionally mandated organization, as of February 26, 2010. Senator Graham, Senator Talent and Colonel Larsen are committed to continuing this bipartisan work on these important issues. To that end, they have formed The Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center. The Commission website will remain as an archive of past activities, but will no longer be updated. “Unless the world community acts decisively and with great...
  • Re-elect Jim Talent to the U.S. Senate

    11/01/2006 9:58:03 AM PST · by Alex1977 · 11 replies · 677+ views
    The Marshall-Democrat News ^ | Tuesday, October 31, 2006 | Gary Rust/Chairman of Rust Communications
    About 46 years ago, with no previous immediate family or personal involvement in politics, I began to study our government and the elective and judicial processes. As a local Jaycee president and eventually vice president of the Missouri Jaycees, through Jaycee programs I became aware of Americanism and the threat by outside ideologies to our freedoms. Even though I had an uncle who was a Democratic state senator in Arkansas and an active grandfather in that overwhelmingly Democratic state, neither my father, his associates nor myself and friends had even been politically involved until my Jaycee days. However, through study,...
  • Michael J. Fox admits Ignorance

    10/29/2006 9:20:02 AM PST · by ez · 345 replies · 14,544+ views
    This Week with steffi ^ | 10/29/06 | ez
    Did anyone notice that Micheal J. Fox admitted on ABC this morning that he had not read the initiative he campaigned for? It happens at 4:23 of his interview with steffi. Go to the ABC News website and do a search for Micheal J. Fox and you can view it.
  • Actors/Athletes To Be In Anti-Stem Cell Ad

    10/25/2006 11:50:30 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 65 replies · 1,656+ views ^ | 10/25/06 | Jim Salter
    Days after actor Michael J. Fox appeared in a TV ad urging Missouri voters to support stem cell research, opponents will unveil their own commercial during the World Series Wednesday night. The Cardinals' starting pitcher for Game 4, Jeff Suppan, is among several celebrities who appear in the minute-long ad. Others include Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, Kansas City Royals player Mike Sweeney and two actors _ Patricia Heaton of TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond" and Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ." "Amendment 2 claims it bans human cloning, but in the 2,000 words you don't...
  • The truth about embryonic stem cell (ESC) therapies

    10/27/2006 1:33:14 PM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 680+ views
    CERC ^ | 10.17.06
    The truth about the technical challenges and scientific hurdles for embryonic stem-cell (ESC) therapies is finally getting out.   The truth, of course, is that there are no human embryonic stem-cell therapies even in clinical trial, let alone ready for therapy, and there have been no major treatment models in animals, either. Adult stem cells, however, have already been successful in treating more than seventy different diseases in actual human beings.  Readers of First Things are well aware that the main objection to current methods of embryonic stem-cell research is that they involve the destruction of living human embryos,...
  • Cardinals' Suppan Pitching and Politicking

    10/26/2006 4:39:44 AM PDT · by veronica · 19 replies · 733+ views
    NYT ^ | October 25, 2006 | JOE LAPOINTE
    Jeff Suppan is scheduled to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, but his time on the mound will not be his only appearance on the baseball telecast. Suppan is one of several athletes in a political campaign commercial to be broadcast regionally during the Fox network’s telecast of the game. The ad urges Missouri voters to oppose stem-cell research and vote against Amendment 2 to the state constitution, on the ballot in the Nov. 7 election. In a video copy of the ad, produced and distributed by an anti-amendment group...
  • Patricia Heaton, Sports Stars Rebut Michael J. Fox on Missouri Stem Cell Ad

    10/26/2006 12:27:10 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 44 replies · 4,643+ views ^ | 25 Oct 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-life advocates in Missouri have prepared a response ad to one that actor Michael J. Fox has made in numerous states that contains misleading information about pro-life candidates and their views on stem cell research. The new ads feature St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan and stars Jim Caviezel of "The Passion of Christ." ... A new study by Steven Goldman and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center finds embryonic stem cells cause tumors when inserted into rats that have Parkinson's. As a result, patients like Fox would likely be killed or face severe problems if treated with...
  • Hannity: Michael J. Fox Can Be Criticized for Stem Cell Ad (Good Morning America today, video)

    10/25/2006 12:07:38 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 75 replies · 3,357+ views
    *** Just outstanding guest appearance by Sean Hannity on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, our 'Great American'!!! *** Hannity: Michael J. Fox Can Be Criticized for Stem Cell Ad Radio Show Host Says Ad Won't Affect Midterm Elections' Outcome Video link - (opens ABC News video player) ABC Talk Radio host Sean Hannity spoke to Diane Sawyer about the recent controversey caused by Rush Limbaugh's comments about Michael J. Fox. Oct. 25, 2006 — Conservatives came to the defense of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh over his accusation that actor Michael J. Fox's appearance in a political ad about...
  • Michael J. Fox stars in ad for Claire McCaskill (mucho views at YouTube) re: Stem Cell Research

    10/21/2006 4:34:42 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 88 replies · 6,764+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10-21-06 | Me
    He supports Claire McCaskill because he says Jim Talent doesn't support the expansion of stem cell research and wants it criminalized. He explains why someone from outside Missouri wants to see McCaskill win. For those who aren't all that passionate about opposing stem cell research (and are either for it or don't care), it's probably a powerful ad. Fox is very likeable and he doesn't come off as harsh and mean-spirited, or even as a liberal-- he's a great salesman for whatever you'd want to sell. The campaign ad (pops)
  • Missouri Republicans allege illegal campaigning for McCaskill

    10/13/2006 9:44:40 PM PDT · by freespirited · 3 replies · 432+ views
    Belleville News-Democrat ^ | 10/12/06 | JEFF DOUGLAS
    The Missouri Republican Party has asked federal election regulators to investigate whether a group that registers voters illegally campaigned for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Claire McCaskill. The complaint sent to the Federal Elections Commission this week points to an online video testimony from former employees of the St. Louis branch of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - or ACORN. The video, produced by, an online political blog based in St. Louis, shows two ACORN workers protesting last week that they were never paid for signing up new voters. Two workers said in the video they were...
  • Missouri Debaters Battle for the Suburbs (Senate race)

    10/08/2006 8:42:37 PM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies · 503+ views
    Washington Post/Pravda DC Bureau ^ | 10/9/06 | Shailagh Murray
    Sen. James M. Talent of Missouri and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill sparred over the war in Iraq, stem cell research and the House page scandal in a feisty debate yesterday, as the candidates fought for an edge in a race that polls show is a dead heat. Talent's challenge is to win moderate suburban voters who have grown disillusioned with GOP leadership, while rallying the more partisan-minded social conservatives who live in rural southern Missouri. .. Tim Russert, who moderated the debate on NBC's "Meet the Press," noted that Talent sided with Bush on almost every major issue and counted...
  • Under fire, Democrat retreats (Missouri Senate race)

    09/13/2006 7:54:44 AM PDT · by freespirited · 28 replies · 1,346+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/12/06 | Christina Bellantoni
    The U.S. Senate campaign of Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill has been under sharp criticism since she accused President Bush of letting poor blacks in Louisiana die during Hurricane Katrina. Mrs. McCaskill, the state auditor, is attempting to link Republican Sen. Jim Talent with the president as she tries to unseat the incumbent. "George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black," she told a group of Democratic state legislators last week. The comments, made as she outlined Mr. Talent's efforts to attract minority voters, were first reported by Pub Def...
  • Vague disquiet roils voters in Missouri race

    08/26/2006 3:17:58 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 75 replies · 1,468+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2006 | Christina Bellantoni
    WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Sen. Jim Talent is not responsible for $3-a-gallon gas or the Iraq war, but many voters here are linking him to an unpopular commander in chief and say they will punish him at the polls because he is a Republican. Mr. Talent faces a significant re-election challenge in November, with Democratic state Auditor Claire McCaskill essentially running even with him in the polls. Voters in the increasingly frustrated electorate here, especially in economically challenged rural Missouri, say they likely will seek a change, even though they may disagree with the Democrats. Most voters interviewed said life "could...
  • Missouri Senate: Still Close Talent (R) 46%, McCaskill (D) 44%

    08/22/2006 4:18:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 47 replies · 864+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 22, 2006
    The Missouri Senate race remains one of the closest in the nation. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Senator Jim Talent (R) with 46% of the vote and Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill (D) at 44% (see crosstabs). A month ago, it was McCaskill’s turn to hold a statistically insignificant edge, 45% to 42%.
  • Missouri Senate: McCaskill Moves (Slightly) Ahead

    07/31/2006 5:39:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 55 replies · 1,118+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 31, 2006
    Missouri State Auditor Claire McCaskill (D) has moved ahead of Senator Jim Talent (R) in the latest Rasmussen Reports election survey to lead the incumbent 45% to 42% (see crosstabs). The candidates were tied at 42% in our survey last month. While a 3-point lead for the challenger is well within the survey’s margin of sampling error, it is a concern for any incumbent to be so far below the 50% level of support at this point in the campaign. Four other Republican incumbents are in similar or even more difficult circumstances (Santorum in Pennsylvania, Burns in Montana, Chafee in...
  • (Senator) Talent (Missouri) takes 2-to-1 lead in fundraising

    07/18/2006 6:10:23 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 10 replies · 381+ views ^ | 7-17-2006 | Jo Mannies
    U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., has opened up a fundraising lead of more than 2-to-1 over his likely Democratic rival, state Auditor Claire McCaskill. The latest campaign reports, filed Monday, showed Talent with $7.12 million in the bank as of June 30, compared with $2.78 million for McCaskill. Such an edge gives Talent far more cash for television ads, which both need to define themselves and each other in the final 16 weeks before the Nov. 7 election. < snip > But the Senate contest also could be affected by the hefty spending already under way by the coalition seeking...
  • Talent and McCaskill tied at 42% in latest poll

    07/10/2006 3:21:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 717+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 6, 2006
    After months of toggling leads, the race for Missouri’s seat in the U.S. Senate between incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Talent and State Auditor Claire McCaskill has now leveled. Results of the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of 500 likely voters show the candidates now tied at 42% with Republicans and Democrats divided evenly along party lines.
  • Missouri U.S. Senate: Talent 49%, McCaskill 44%

    07/04/2006 12:09:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies · 1,044+ views
    Incumbent Jim Talent holds a slight advantage in the Show Me State, according to the latest poll by Zogby Interactive. 49 per cent of respondents in Missouri would vote for the Republican in the election to the U.S. Senate, while 44 per cent would support Democrat Claire McCaskill.
  • MO Senate race tied to state issues (McCaskill pulling ahead of Talent, says poll)

    07/01/2006 4:27:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 573+ views
    Such public sentiment - reflected in a new statewide poll conducted by Research 2000 for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV (Channel 4) - provides the landscape for Missouri's close contest for the U.S. Senate. Advertisement Among 800 likely voters polled last week, 49 percent supported state Auditor Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, in her quest to replace U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo. That compared to 43 percent who favored retaining Talent, who has been in office since 2003. The remaining 8 percent were undecided.
  • MO Senate Poll: Jim Talent Trails Claire McCaskill by 6 points

    06/24/2006 3:57:01 PM PDT · by waterloofan · 50 replies · 1,326+ views
    A tighter race is looming in the battle for the United States Senate. GOP incumbent Jim Talent trailed democrat Claire McCaskill by a slim 3 points in January. Now, McCaskill's lead is six points and McCaskill's edge mirrors Nixon’s in the governor’s race. She leads among women by 13%, and independent voters by 14%. McCaskill leads big in St. Louis City, and has a 12% edge in St. Louis County.
  • Text of Senator Jim Talent (MO) Floor Speech on Immigration Reform

    05/26/2006 8:07:21 AM PDT · by Diamond · 22 replies · 689+ views
    Congressional Record - Senate ^ | May 24, 2006 | Jim Talent (MO)
    Mr. TALENT. Mr. President, I rise to speak against the bill. I want to begin by saying that America has a proud history of immigration. When we say that America is a nation of immigrants, we mean that deep in our national consciousness is the image of America as a haven and a place of opportunity for people from all over the world.Our policies have reflected that image. America has always had more open immigration policies than any other country. But those policies have been the result of choices the American people have made. We are a nation of immigrants,...
  • Missouri Senate: McCaskill 43% Talent 40%

    03/11/2006 7:04:20 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 54 replies · 1,100+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 11, 2006
    Our latest survey of the race for Missouri Senate shows State Auditor Claire McCaskill (D) leading Senator Jim Talent (R) 43% to 40%.
  • Sen. Jim Talent Moving to the Middle?

    02/14/2006 6:24:33 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Family Research Council
    Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) has racked up a solidly pro-life voting record in his first term. And he was an early co-sponsor of Sen. Sam Brownback's bill to ban all cloning. Now, however, columnist Bob Novak reports in The Washington Post that Talent may be "moving to the middle" on cloning. Talent on Friday removed his name from the Brownback-Landrieu bill. Further, Novak says, Sen. Talent may be trying to appeal to the pro-cloning business community in Missouri. The powerful Stowers Institute of Kansas City, Mo., is a billion-dollar outfit that is supposedly threatening to move to California if a...
  • Missouri Senate: Jim Talent (R) Takes Lead (Good News Alert)

    02/13/2006 5:10:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 486+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 13, 2006
    After months of tying or trailing his Democratic challenger in the race for his Missouri Senate seat, Republican Senator Jim Talent now leads 46% to 41%.
  • Stem cell switch imperils re-election

    02/13/2006 5:53:21 AM PST · by Frank T · 4 replies · 393+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2006 | Robert Novak
    Defection from the anti-cloning ranks by Sen. Jim Talent, until now a rising star in the conservative movement, reflects deep divisions in the Republican Party created by the stem cell research issue. When Talent went on the Senate floor Friday to take his name off a bill to ban human cloning, he showed how those divisions imperil his re-election to a second term in Missouri this year. Talent had been a longtime co-sponsor of Sen. Sam Brownback's anti-cloning bill. But Missouri business interests who finance the Republican Party are backing a state constitutional amendment that explicitly allows human cloning to...
  • Talent ends support for bill restricting stem cell research (Senator Jim Talent-MO)

    02/10/2006 11:34:38 AM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 39 replies · 698+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Feb. 10, 2006 | MATT STEARNS
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri on Friday withdrew his support of legislation that would criminalize key types of stem cell research. He instead suggested a more flexible regulatory approach that would take into account new scientific advances. Talent said the bill he had co-sponsored, which had been criticized by scientific and business leaders in Kansas City and St. Louis, was overly broad given that new discoveries showed it possible to get the benefits of embryonic stem cell research without the risk of cloning human embryos. “It now appears possible to get stem cells without cloning an embryo,” he...
  • McCaskill and Talent are in statistical dead heat

    01/25/2006 5:18:23 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 448+ views
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | January 20, 2006 | Jo Mannies
    Research 2000's poll of 800 likely voters in Missouri showed that 47 percent preferred McCaskill, a Democrat, while 44 percent favored Talent, a Republican. Nine percent were undecided. McCaskill's three-percentage-point edge over Talent isn't considered statistically significant because it is within the poll's margin of error rate of 3.5 percentage points for each figure.
  • Top 10 Senate Races of 2006

    01/23/2006 8:03:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 37 replies · 1,423+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 24 January 2006 | John Gizzi
    10. Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee, easily one of the most liberal Republicans in the Senate, faces a determined primary challenge from Cranston Mayor Steven Laffey, who is more conservative. The Democratic nominee is likely to be former State Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse. 9. Michigan Arch-liberal Debbie Stabenow was the closest winner among new Democratic senators elected in 2000. At a time when Michigan GOPers are on a political roll under State Chairman Saul Anuzis, she will face a strong challenge from either of the potential Republican candidates—Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard or former Detroit City Councilman Keith Butler, an articulate...
  • MO Senate Update: Claire McCaskill Narrowly Leads GOP Sen. Jim Talent

    01/07/2006 10:20:33 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 553+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 3, 2005
    In the Missouri Senate race, Democrat Claire McCaskill leads Republican Jim Talent by three percentage points.
  • MO Auditor Claire McCaskill Narrowly Leads Sen. Jim Talent

    11/15/2005 5:35:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies · 786+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 11, 2005
    The latest Rasmussen Reports Election Poll shows Democrat Claire McCaskill with 47% of the vote and Republican Jim Talent with 45%.
  • Burr addresses 'boutique fuel' (S. 1859)

    10/12/2005 8:09:42 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 36 replies · 1,037+ views
    Wilson Daily Times [Wilson, N.C.] ^ | October 10, 2005 | Alex Keown, Staff Writer
    Burr addresses 'boutique fuel' By Alex Keown Daily Times Staff Writer U.S. Sen. Richard Burr introduced the Affordable and Reliable Gas Act of 2005 Friday. The bill aims to decrease U.S. vulnerability to gasoline price spikes by reducing the number of available special fuel blends on the market, also called boutique fuels. Burr said the large number of boutique fuels has reduced gasoline availability because the variety of gasoline blends makes it more difficult to substitute blends in response to a gasoline shortage. He said a locality using one boutique fuel facing a gasoline shortage may not be able...
  • New blog will focus on Talent / McCaskill Senate matchup.

    09/28/2005 8:18:01 AM PDT · by SLPAGE · 1 replies · 366+ views
    Check out the site that will be the place to go for infomration on next year's matchup for the U.S. Senate in Missouri between Sen. Jim Talent and Claire McCaskill.
  • MO Senate Race Between Jim Talent (R) And Claire McCaskill (D) Too Close To Call, Says Latest Poll

    09/07/2005 9:37:26 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 500+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 6, 2005
    Republican Senator Jim Talent is tied with his Democrat Claire McCaskill in the first Rasmussen Report for this election 2006 match-up. The early election poll finds both candidates attracting 46% of the vote.
  • It's Official: Claire McCaskill To Challenge Jim Talent For Senate In MO

    08/31/2005 10:09:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies · 719+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | August 30, 2005 | Josh Flory
    The state Auditor announced this afternoon that she will run for the Senate in 2006, providing a huge boost to Democrats in Missouri, who were looking for a challenger to Republican Jim Talent.
  • Claire McCaskill Announcing Decision On Race Against Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) During Labor Day Weekend

    08/30/2005 9:34:29 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies · 386+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 29, 2005 | Jo Mannies
    By this time next week, if she keeps her word, state Auditor Claire McCaskill will finally have ended Missouri's most popular political parlor game. After moving the deadline for months, she has promised to announce by Labor Day whether she's running for reelection or for the U.S. Senate.
  • MO State Auditor Claire McCaskill Considering Run For U.S. Senate Against Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO)

    07/14/2005 6:03:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 468+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | July 12, 2005 | Steve Kraske
    After a weekend trip to Nantucket Island, Mass., where she met with a bevy of Democratic senators, McCaskill says she hasn’t made a final call about whether she will challenge Republican incumbent Jim Talent next year. The weekend gathering was sponsored by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and featured talks by Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who leads the committee, Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado, Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and several other senators.
  • Potential Candidate To Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) Backs Out Of Race

    06/14/2005 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 452+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | June 13, 2005 | Joe Meyer
    State Senator Chuck Graham announces he won't be a candidate, increasing pressure on state Auditor Clare MaCaskill to run.
  • Jim Talent Draws Likely Opponent

    04/22/2005 6:08:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Columbia Missourian ^ | April 21, 2005 | Elizabeth Baird
    Democratic state Sen. Chuck Graham, a symbolic leader of stem-cell research supporters, said he will probably challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, who has endorsed legislation to criminalize a certain kind of stem-cell research.
  • State Auditor Clare McGaskill (D-MO) Reconsiders Plans, May Run Against Jim Talent After All

    04/23/2005 1:15:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 548+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | April 21, 2005 | Jo Mannies
    State Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, says he'll drop his own plans to possibly challenge Talent if McCaskill opts to run.
  • GOP Official: Senators Land in Mobile After Reporting Landing Gear Problems

    10/29/2002 12:51:08 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 41 replies · 2,074+ views
    AP Breaking ^ | Oct. 29, 2002 | AP
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A plane carrying three U.S. senators bound for a campaign event in Missouri landed in Alabama after pilots reported problems with the landing gear, a Republican official said. Ann Wagner, co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and the Missouri Republican chairwoman, said late Monday that a plane carrying Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., and Sens. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill., and Rick Santorum, R-Pa., reported problems with its landing gear and landed at Mobile. A police report at Mobile Regional Airport indicated that a Challenger 250 landed safely Monday at 3:28 p.m. CST after reporting its landing...
  • What was in Sandy Berger's Underwear?

    07/23/2004 8:20:33 AM PDT · by mrustow · 100 replies · 3,108+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 23 July 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Republicans are filled with glee, as Democrats fall all over themselves, trying to diminish the fact that Bill Clinton's former national security adviser, Sandy Berger, was caught stuffing classified documents and national secrets down his drawers, in his jacket, in his socks, and in a leather portfolio, in order to steal them from the National Archives, and to later destroy some of them. (Berger returned some documents, but only after he was caught.) Watergate, meet BVDgate. For the past thirty years, many observers have thought it the height of paranoia for Pres. Richard Nixon's men to burglarize the offices of...
  • Senator Kit Bond and Senator Jim Talent statement regarding John Kerry's visit to Independence,MO

    06/02/2004 3:09:37 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 196+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | June 2, 2004
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) and U.S. Senator Jim Talent (R-MO) issued the following statement regarding John Kerry's visit to Independence, Missouri: "Harry Truman loved to play poker, but John Kerry can't come to Independence and bluff his way through his record of indecisiveness and defense budget cuts. Harry Truman is known for the sign on his desk that read 'The Buck Stops Here.' When Truman made a decision, he stood by it. John Kerry sees major decisions as opportunities to advance his political career," said Bond. "I have the honor of serving in Missouri’s Senate seat...
  • The bench vs. people

    05/17/2004 7:08:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 225+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/17/04 | Orrin Hatch and Jim Talent
    <p>In the debate over traditional marriage, the cultural dominoes are falling in the wrong direction. Activist judges, who specialize in taking issues away from the people and deciding those issues instead, intend to make traditional marriage a thing of the past. Their decisions, like the one that will allow Massachusetts clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples this week, and the aggressive political and legal strategy driving them, make clear that protecting traditional marriage will require amending the Constitution.</p>
  • Statement by U.S. Senator Jim Talent in Response to Kerry's Remarks on Gas Prices

    03/30/2004 8:40:10 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 518+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | March 30, 2004
    Arlington, VA - U.S. Senator Jim Talent (R-MO) issued the following statement in response to Senator Kerry's remarks on gas prices: "John Kerry is playing politics with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This is the kind of thing you support when you have no energy policy. In 2000, Kerry said that manipulating the reserve would not impact gas prices, but now he's using it to draw attention away from the fact that he supported an additional 50 cents per gallon tax on gasoline. Kerry needs to explain why his only energy policy has been one of obstructing the President's comprehensive efforts...