john danforth en Rifts surface in Missouri GOP <p>As the <a href="" target="_blank">Conservative Political Action Conference</a> takes place in Washington, D.C. this weekend – <a href="" target="_blank">without some notable key players</a> on the national Republican stage – a rift apparently is developing in the Missouri Republican Party, between new and veteran factions. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:51:55 +0000 Associated Press 30500 at Rifts surface in Missouri GOP Politicians divided over support for Akin <p>Former Senator and long-time Missouri politician John Danforth has announced his support of Ed Martin, the Republican challenger to Chris Koster in the state attorney general campaign - but the two politicians are split on one issue: Whether or not to support Congress member Todd Akin.</p><p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:59:07 +0000 Erin Dismeier 21872 at Politicians divided over support for Akin Commentary: Harry Truman's 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 Commentary: Harry Truman's seat