us senate http://kbia.org en McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo" http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-frustrated-farm-bill-limbo <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri says she will spend much of the August congressional recess talking about the farm bill, which is hung up in a legislative impasse.</p><p>Hopes are dim for compromise on the legislation after the Senate approved a five-year plan regulating farm programs and food stamps, but the House signed off on a bill dealing only with farm programs. McCaskill says Republican efforts to make sharp cuts to the food stamp program are holding up the farm bill, which she says is unfair to farmers in Missouri. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:13:53 +0000 Bill Raack 38491 at http://kbia.org McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo" McCaskill holds hearing on 'Kafkaesque' credit report system http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-holds-hearing-kafkaesque-credit-report-system <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millions of consumers have an error on their credit report. In response, Democratic Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Missouri held a hearing Tuesday on the consumer report industry.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One out of every five consumers has an error on at least one of their major credit reports, according to a study released a few months ago by the Federal Trade Commission. Wed, 08 May 2013 13:51:42 +0000 Chris McDaniel 33364 at http://kbia.org McCaskill holds hearing on 'Kafkaesque' credit report system Akin not ruling out political return after loss http://kbia.org/post/akin-not-ruling-out-political-return-after-loss <p>Todd Akin isn't ruling out a political comeback, nearly six months after losing Missouri's U.S. Senate race amid widespread criticism of his comments about "legitimate rape."</p><p>Akin recently spoke to KSDK-TV in his first interview since losing the November election to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. He said he's ready for a comeback, but hasn't decided if that will be in academia, public speaking, or even politics.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:42:41 +0000 Associated Press 32836 at http://kbia.org Akin not ruling out political return after loss US Senate will debate Marketplace Fairness Act http://kbia.org/post/us-senate-will-debate-marketplace-fairness-act <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; A new internet sales tax up for debate in the United States Senate could affect Missouri businesses. The Marketplace Fairness Act would allow states to tax online transactions from stores without a physical presence in Missouri.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:55:05 +0000 Amanda Weston 32742 at http://kbia.org Blunt, McCaskill take opposing views on Senate rule changes http://kbia.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-take-opposing-views-senate-rule-changes <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Averting big, abrupt tax increases and spending cuts isn’t the only issue pressing in Washington this week.</p><p>The U.S. Senate may soon move to fundamentally change the way it does business, and Missouri’s two senators are on opposing sides of that debate. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:49:46 +0000 Frank Morris 26616 at http://kbia.org Blunt, McCaskill take opposing views on Senate rule changes Sen. McCaskill touts wartime contracting bill passed by Congress http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskill-touts-wartime-contracting-bill-passed-congress <p>Congress has given final approval to new oversight requirements for wartime contracting that had been sought by Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:21:37 +0000 Associated Press 26297 at http://kbia.org Sen. McCaskill touts wartime contracting bill passed by Congress Newscast for December 10, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-10-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities</li><li>Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate</li><li>MU House Speaker Tim Jones touring the state</li><li>Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid stressed importance of airline deal</li><li>Stephens College selling properties to Hagan Scholarship Foundation<br><p></p></li></ul> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:46:01 +0000 Wendy Mader 25713 at http://kbia.org Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate http://kbia.org/post/three-mu-grads-are-now-part-us-senate <p>The University of Missouri will have three graduates in the U.S. Senate for at least the next six years.</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:17:14 +0000 Associated Press 25707 at http://kbia.org Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate Missouri election roundtable http://kbia.org/post/missouri-election-roundtable <p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 23:46:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 23616 at http://kbia.org Missouri election roundtable Akin approaches critical campaign week http://kbia.org/post/akin-approaches-critical-campaign-week <p>Republican congressman Todd Akin has been slowly rebuilding his Senate campaign in Missouri after apologizing for inflammatory remarks about pregnancy and rape.</p><p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:01:26 +0000 Associated Press 21667 at http://kbia.org Akin approaches critical campaign week Mo. Farm Bureau PAC reaffirms Akin endorsement http://kbia.org/post/mo-farm-bureau-pac-reaffirms-akin-endorsement <em>Will be updated.</em><p>The Missouri Farm Bureau political action committee announced that it's sticking by its endorsement of Congressman Todd Akin as he faces incumbent Claire McCaskill in the race for US Senate.<p>In a release to the media, FARM-PAC, made up of trustees from the farm bureaus in every Missouri county, say that they again "overwhelmingly" voted to support Akin.<p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">“During the conference calls, some of our members brought up the statement made by Congressman Akin last month; however, they a Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:09:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 20956 at http://kbia.org Mo. Farm Bureau PAC reaffirms Akin endorsement Commentary: Harry Truman's seat http://kbia.org/post/commentary-harry-trumans-seat <p>The contemporary history of U.S. Senate elections in Missouri is fascinating.&nbsp; It is filled with twists and turns, tragedy and farce.&nbsp; It is extraordinary how rich its arc is and how fabulous the alternative histories that emerge from it are. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:34:36 +0000 Terry Smith 20187 at http://kbia.org Commentary: Harry Truman's seat Rasmussen poll shows McCaskill up 10 points on Akin http://kbia.org/post/rasmussen-poll-shows-mccaskill-10-points-akin <p>Rasmussen Reports has released <a href="http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/missouri/questions_2012_missouri_senate_august_22_2012">a poll of 500 Missouri voters</a> that shows US Representative Todd Akin is now trailing his Democratic opponent in the US Senate race by 10 points. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:11:03 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19927 at http://kbia.org Rasmussen poll shows McCaskill up 10 points on Akin GOP Senate candidate, Congressmember Todd Akin facing criticism over abortion comments http://kbia.org/post/gop-senate-candidate-congressmember-todd-akin-facing-criticism-over-abortion-comments <p>Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing a wave of criticism for comments he made during an interview about pregnancies caused by rape.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:12:30 +0000 Adam Allington 19690 at http://kbia.org Akin's school-lunch funding comment draws controversy http://kbia.org/post/akins-school-lunch-funding-comment-draws-controversy <div style="margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><p><font size="2" face="Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font size="4" face="Arial,sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Every year, politicians descend on the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia to attend the Governor’s Ham Breakfast and woo voters – and almost every year someone says something controversial. And this year was no exception.</span></font></span></font></p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:59:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19582 at http://kbia.org Akin's school-lunch funding comment draws controversy