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  • Democrats distance themselves from Hillary Clinton’s ‘backward’ claim

    03/14/2018 2:28:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2018 | Michael Scherer
    Democratic senators facing tough reelection fights distanced themselves Tuesday from Hillary Clinton after she said President Trump’s voters came from less productive parts of the country and were attracted by a backward-looking message. “Those are kind of fighting words for me, because I’m partial to Missouri voters,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who is running in a state Trump won by 19 points. “I think they were expressing their frustration with the status quo. I may not have agreed with their choice, but I certainly respect them. And I don’t think that’s the way you should talk about any voter...
  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    02/22/2018 2:51:37 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 61 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/22/18 | Anon
    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the indictment Thursday. She launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis hairdresser that began in March 2015. He was elected governor in November 2016.
  • Josh Hawley blames sex trafficking on ‘sexual revolution’ of 1960s in leaked audio

    01/31/2018 3:48:30 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 24 replies
    KC Star ^ | 1/31/18 | Bryan Lowry
    During a speech to pastors in Kansas City in December, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley linked the problem of sex trafficking to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Hawley, the top Republican prospect to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, launched a new unit in the attorney general’s office focused on fighting human trafficking a few months into his first year in office. During a speech at a “Pastors and Pews” event hosted by the Missouri Renewal Project, Hawley tied the issue to the sexual revolution, the cultural shift in the 1960s and 1970s...
  • Senate candidate wants daughters to be homemakers, not ‘career obsessed banshees’

    01/26/2018 3:19:37 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 104 replies
    KC Star ^ | 1/26/18 | Byron Lowrey & Lindsay Wise
    A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri has ignited a social media firestorm with a Facebook post in which he calls feminists “she devils” and expounds on how he wants his wife to cook his dinner. Courtland Sykes, who campaigned on behalf of Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama last month, posted to Facebook Tuesday the transcript of a September interview during which he was asked about women’s rights. Sykes, a Navy veteran and political newcomer, said he rejects “radical feminism’s crazed definition of modern womanhood” and that he wants daughters who will be homemakers rather than “career obsessed...
  • Here Are Three Democrats Who Will Lose U.S. Senate Races In 2018

    01/21/2018 3:21:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2018 | Guy Short
    Believe it or not, the 2018 election is only months away. And while talking heads and media elites focus exclusively on Republican election challenges, the electoral map is chock-full of vulnerable Democratic candidates running in Trump territory. Here are the top Democrats poised for 2018 defeat: 1. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Democrat, Missouri) The definition of a corrupt career politician, Sen. McCaskill is a personification of the Washington swamp and the Democratic Party’s most vulnerable incumbent. Who can forget her failure to pay $287,000 in property taxes on a private plane? Or using $40 million in government subsidies to boost her...
  • Washington Post Fact Checker Targets McCaskill's Tax Reform Remarks

    01/13/2018 11:13:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies ^ | January 13, 2018 | Courtney O'Brien
    Democrats have let us know they are not impressed with the good news to come out of the GOP tax reform plan, fully engaged in downplaying at its finest. Major companies have rewarded employees bonuses and salary increases in the aftermath of the Republican tax plan, yet Democratic leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dismissed the benefits as mere " crumbs " compared to the supposed joy ride corporate America is getting. Other Democrats decided not to cheer the news that Wal-Mart was raising pay and giving out bonuses , instead calling it a "PR stunt." The Washington...
  • Run Away, Claire: McCaskill Refuses To Comment On Local Bank Doling Out Bonuses Thanks To Trump’s...

    01/05/2018 4:54:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies ^ | January 5, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Full title:Run Away, Claire: McCaskill Refuses To Comment On Local Bank Doling Out Bonuses Thanks To Trump’s Tax Bill Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is one of the most vulnerable Democrats heading into the 2018 elections. Her state went heavily for Trump, who won it 57/38 over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. It’s possible she could have been voted out in 2012, but was saved when her Republican opponent, Rep. Todd Akin, made the infamous “legitimate rape” gaffe that torched his senate candidacy. Now, as we enter 2018, McCaskill might have to answer for another blunder: voting against the GOP’s...
  • Poll shows tight Missouri Senate race between McCaskill and GOP challenger Hawley

    10/19/2017 3:31:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies ^ | Oct 19, 2017 | Bryan Lowry
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley holds a slight lead on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new poll from a GOP-leaning firm. Hawley, the top Republican recruit for the race, leads McCaskill, the Democratic incumbent, 48 percent to 45 percent, according to a poll of 965 likely Missouri voters. The remaining 7 percent of voters were undecided. Hawley’s lead falls within the margin of error of plus or minus 3.05 percentage points. The poll was conducted by Remington Research Group, a firm affiliated with Republican strategist Jeff Roe,...
  • White Nationalism Is as Much of a Threat to U.S. as ISIS, FBI's Open Investigations Show

    09/29/2017 12:40:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 83 replies ^ | 9/27/17 | Harriet Sinclair /thehill
    The number of attacks carried out by white supremacists were “almost triple” those of those carried out by people who identified with groups such as ISIS, said Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri. And government data obtained by The Hill suggests the number of white supremacist attacks compared to those from radical Islamist groups was as many as two to one. “We have had zero hearings on the threat of domestic terrorists and the threat they pose and our response to it,” McCaskill said, explaining there had been a number of hearings about ISIS, but none about white supremacists. But...
  • Trump Calls Out Sen. McCaskill: 'Vote Her Out' If She Doesn't Back Tax Reform

    08/30/2017 2:05:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    IJR ^ | August 30,2017 | By William Steakin
    During a speech in Missouri detailing the administration's plans for tax reform on Wednesday, President Donald Trump name-checked Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), urging the cheering crowd to “vote her out” if the senior senator doesn't support his proposal. “And your senator, Claire McCaskill, she must do this for you,” Trump said, referring to moving on taxes. “And if she doesn't do it for you, you have to vote her out of office.” The line from the president elicited a roaring ovation from the crowd gathered at a manufacturing company in Springfield. “She's going to make that commitment. If she doesn't...
  • Trump going to "Missouri, that I won by a lot in '16. Dem C.M. is opposed to big tax cuts...."

    08/27/2017 6:24:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | August 27, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    I will also be going to a wonderful state, Missouri, that I won by a lot in '16. Dem C.M. is opposed to big tax cuts. Republican will win S!
  • Missouri Senate Candidate Tony Monetti Has Unusual Background

    08/25/2017 7:34:40 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | May 5, 2017
    On Monday, May 8, Tony Monetti, a Republican from Warrensburg, will be announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on the steps of the historic Truman Courthouse in Independence at 7 p.m. He will do the same earlier in the day in St. Louis and in Jefferson City. Monetti’s road to Independence is a testament to the living reality of the American dream and the underrated accessibility of the Republican Party. Raffaele Antonio “Tony” Monetti was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrant parents 51 years ago. His father was an electrician and his mother a stay-at-home mom. From as early as he could...
  • ‘Obamaphone’ program stashes $9 billion in private bank accounts

    06/30/2017 3:28:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies ^ | 6/30/17 | Stephen Dinan
    The controversial “Obamaphone” program, which pays for cellphones for the poor, is rife with fraud, according to a new government report released Thursday that found more than a third of enrollees may not even be qualified. Known officially as the Lifeline Program, the phone giveaway became a symbol of government waste in the previous administration. Now a new report from the Government Accountability Office bears out those concerns. The report, requested by Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, also says the program has stashed some $9 billion in assets in private bank accounts rather than with the federal treasury, further increasing...
  • Auditors: Thousands of fake or dead people enrolled in government phone program

    06/29/2017 6:15:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 29, 2017 | Lindsay Wise
    One in three people enrolled in a government-subsidized phone program might not qualify for the service, with thousands of accounts belonging to either fake or dead people, according to a government audit released Thursday. The oversight is costing taxpayers more than $100 million worth of improper payments per year, according to the audit by the Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan federal watchdog.the audit n audit released on Thursday.
  • Claire McCaskill Used Undisclosed Foundation to Pay for Dinner at Russian Ambassador’s House

    06/28/2017 1:12:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies ^ | 6/28/17 | Brent Scher
    Missouri Democrat didn't disclose role in foundation to Senate until June 2017 ...she told the Washington Post she never had a "call or meeting" with Kislyak even though she had publicly announced both a call and meeting with him. This week, CNN reported that McCaskill also attended a black-tie reception at Kislyak's D.C. residence in November 2015.
  • Democratic Sen. McCaskill: ‘We Can’t Just Start Having the Government Pay for Everything’

    04/18/2017 3:21:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 17, 2017 | 6:19 PM EDT | Craig Millward
    Free college tuition is “a great goal except it’s really expensive,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said at a town hall meeting in Fulton, Mo. last week. “We can’t just start having the government pay for everything.” “We owe a lot of debt,” McCaskill also said. “And if we’re not careful, we’re going to get so far under that we could be Greece.” “Free college tuition is a great goal except it’s really expensive. It’s really expensive and we are struggling with how we’re going to pay for what we have in place right now in terms of Medicare,” McCaskill said....
  • When liberals at New Republic rediscover state's rights, conservatives should say "great!" (Vanity)

    03/18/2017 7:28:29 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 6 replies
    Self ^ | 3/18/17 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    When hard-right conservatives like Patrick J. Buchanan and hard-left liberals writing for magazines like the New Republic both agree that it's time to reinvigorate long-forgotten concepts like federalism and states rights, and let liberal and conservative states both pursue the policies their voters think work best for their own people, something important has changed in our political discourse. Either something's gone seriously wrong and our nation is falling apart, or something is finally working right as both sides of the political divide figure out just **WHY** our Constitution was written as a compromise between the interests of thirteen very different...
  • New York Times disappears McCaskill’s discredited claim that she never met with the Russians

    03/03/2017 1:03:59 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/03/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Fortunately, saved the original One form of fake news is to claim something happened when it never did. Another form of fake news is to claim something did not happen when in fact it actually did - especially when said claim is designed to cast aspersions on someone else. And if you’re the New York Times, you can take this to an even higher level: You can report something that appears to cast aspersions on someone you don’t like (aka “a Republican”), and then, when it comes to light that this something is actually not true and that the...
  • Dem Sen. Claire McCaskill “Lied” About Meeting With Russian Ambassador?

    03/02/2017 4:21:15 PM PST · by scooby321 · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 3/2/2017 | Kimbelee Kaye
    I keep thinking one of these days, politicians will remember the internet exists, and along with it, evidence of almost about everything they’ve said or done while in office (and often outside of the office, too — just ask David Wu). Alas… As the Trump cabinet targeting continues, Sen. Claire McCaskill stepped in a huge pile by claiming she never had a meeting or call with a Russian ambassador.
  • Female Dem Senator secretly met with Reds!

    03/02/2017 11:23:17 AM PST · by 2harddrive · 28 replies
    Folks, here is a Democratic Senator's Tweet that is a LIE! She secretly met with Russian Agents AT LEAST TWICE! Claire McCaskill âś” @clairecmc I've been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years.No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.McCaskill