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 McCaskill blames Tea Party, Todd Akin for holding up drought aid http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-blames-tea-party-todd-akin-holding-drought-aid In the high-profile race for U.S. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:27:43 +0000 Adam Allington 19490 at http://kbia.org McCaskill blames Tea Party, Todd Akin for holding up drought aid McCaskill expects to get outspent in November http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-expects-get-outspent-november U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she&#39;s "relieved" to not have to face wealthy businessman John Brunner in her fight to keep her Senate seat. But she&#39;s still expecting to be outspent in the race against Todd Akin.<p><a href="http://fec.gov/disclosurehs/HSCandList.do">As of July 18</a>, McCaskill had significantly more money in the bank than Akin, who had to survive a three-way primary. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:59:16 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 19139 at http://kbia.org McCaskill expects to get outspent in November Rep. Akin To Challenge Sen. McCaskill In November http://kbia.org/post/rep-akin-challenge-sen-mccaskill-november Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Yesterday was a day for people in some states to vote in primary elections. Kansas Republicans unseated some of their own lawmakers who were seen as too willing to cooperate with Democrats, and we'll have more on that in a moment.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>We'll also report on a primary vote that affects this fall's contest to control the Senate. Democrats hold an advantage in the Senate now. Republicans have many opportunities to gain seats or even win control.<p>INSKEEP: And one of those opportunities is in Missouri. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:03:23 +0000 Tim Lloyd 18981 at http://kbia.org GOP candidates for US Senate race to the right http://kbia.org/post/gop-candidates-us-senate-race-right <p>Most of the people gathered outside of Washington University&rsquo;s Edison Theater before a recent GOP Senate Primary debate already knew who they were voting for.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But Shelby Hewerdine wasn&rsquo;t sure yet.</p><p>So, she drove in from St. Charles to get a better feel for the character of each candidate.</p><p>&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know how else people are going to look at it because they are very similar on the issues, so, we&rsquo;ll see,&rdquo; Hewerdine said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:30:15 +0000 Tim Lloyd 18672 at http://kbia.org GOP candidates for US Senate race to the right Brunner outspends opponents in Senate primary http://kbia.org/post/brunner-outspends-opponents-senate-primary <p>The wealth of businessman John Brunner has allowed him to easily outspend his rivals in Missouri&#39;s Republican U.S. Senate primary.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:10:23 +0000 Associated Press 17657 at http://kbia.org GOP Senate candidates made late tax payments too http://kbia.org/post/gop-senate-candidates-made-late-tax-payments-too Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-sells-private-plane">garnered some unwanted attention last year</a> when she paid about $320,000 in overdue taxes and penalties on an airplane. As it turns out, her three leading Republican opponents also have paid penalties for late taxes.<p>Documents obtained by The Associated Press and reviewed online show that St. Louis businessman John Brunner, Congressman Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman all paid late taxes on vehicles or real estate in recent years. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:18:05 +0000 The Associated Press 17333 at http://kbia.org GOP Senate candidates made late tax payments too U.S. Senate passes farm bill, Missouri senators both on board http://kbia.org/post/us-senate-passes-farm-bill-missouri-senators-both-board <p>The U.S. Senate passed a new half-trillion dollar farm bill today, funding programs from farm subsidies to food stamps for the next five years. Both of Missouri&#39;s senators voted yes on the bipartisan bill.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:02:07 +0000 Jacob Fenston 16306 at http://kbia.org U.S. Senate passes farm bill, Missouri senators both on board Schweich looking at US Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/schweich-looking-us-senate-bid <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has set up a political committee to test the waters for a U.S. Senate campaign.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:06:08 +0000 Associated Press 10136 at http://kbia.org Schweich looking at US Senate bid