todd akin http://kbia.org en Ex-Rep. Akin doubled staff salaries after defeat http://kbia.org/post/ex-rep-akin-doubled-staff-salaries-after-defeat <p>Former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin roughly doubled his office payroll after losing a campaign for U.S. Senate. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:12:17 +0000 Associated Press 31317 at http://kbia.org Ex-Rep. Akin doubled staff salaries after defeat Republican: Akin 'partly right' on rape comment http://kbia.org/post/republican-akin-partly-right-rape-comment <p></p><p>A Republican congressman and OB-GYN says former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin was "partly right" when he said women's bodies can avoid pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape."</p><p>Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey made the comments Thursday to constituents, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.</p><p>But Gingrey sent out a statement Friday saying his position was misconstrued and that he neither defends nor stands by Akin's remark.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:44:14 +0000 Associated Press 27180 at http://kbia.org Republican: Akin 'partly right' on rape comment Year in review: a look back at the news from 2012 http://kbia.org/post/year-review-look-back-news-2012 <p></p><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, 31 Dec 2012 23:32:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26648 at http://kbia.org Year in review: a look back at the news from 2012 What we learned about Mo. voters from the Akin/McCaskill race http://kbia.org/post/what-we-learned-about-mo-voters-akinmccaskill-race <p></p><p>With the election in the rearview mirror, the national parties have spent the last week poring through the results and voter demographic data. Turns out women, young people and Latino voters matter a lot in a presidential race.</p><p>Here in Missouri, the results for the U.S. Senate race displayed some similarities.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:28:09 +0000 Kristofor Husted 24554 at http://kbia.org What we learned about Mo. voters from the Akin/McCaskill race Commentary: Owning up to election predictions http://kbia.org/post/commentary-owning-election-predictions <p>Time to check my election predictions.&nbsp; Even though they were a group project – three good and knowledgeable friends helped – I take full responsibility. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:37:46 +0000 Terry Smith 24551 at http://kbia.org Commentary: Owning up to election predictions Libertarian Mo. senate candidate garners 6 percent of the vote http://kbia.org/post/libertarian-mo-senate-candidate-garners-6-percent-vote <p>Jonathan Dine, the Libertarian candidate for Missouri senator, took 6 percent of the vote in his race against Democratic Sen.&nbsp; Claire McCaskill and Republican congressman Todd Akin.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:27:08 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 24216 at http://kbia.org Libertarian Mo. senate candidate garners 6 percent of the vote Rape remark defined Akin's campaign, McCaskill win http://kbia.org/post/rape-remark-defined-akins-campaign-mccaskill-win <p>Missouri congressman Todd Akin called it his "six-second mistake." But his brief remark about "legitimate rape" was more than enough to sink his U.S. Senate campaign.</p><p>Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill defeated her Republican challenger with nearly 55 percent of the vote to Akin's 39 percent in Tuesday's election. It was the largest margin of victory in a Missouri Senate race since 1994.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:19:12 +0000 Associated Press 24215 at http://kbia.org Rape remark defined Akin's campaign, McCaskill win McCaskill Re-Elected, Beats Akin http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-re-elected-beats-akin <img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201208/ClaireMcCaskillAug92012RLcropped400.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); ">Democratic Sen. Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); "> defeated GOP challenger Todd Akin Tuesday to hold on to a Missouri Senate seat that Republicans once considered vulnerable.</span><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); ">McCaskill won with about 54-percent of the vote in&#160;the election. She told supporters in St. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:53:07 +0000 Adam Allington 24120 at http://kbia.org Mid-Missouri Live Blog http://kbia.org/post/mid-missouri-live-blog <p>Hi all,</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:27:00 +0000 Scott Pham 24100 at http://kbia.org Mid-Missouri Live Blog McCaskill stops in Columbia on final day of campaign http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-stops-columbia-final-day-campaign <p>Senator Claire McCaskill is finishing up her statewide “Get Out the Vote” campaign today by making various stops throughout Missouri. One of them was in Columbia this morning, at the Coordinated Campaign Building.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:22:26 +0000 Wendy Mader 24008 at http://kbia.org McCaskill stops in Columbia on final day of campaign Gingrich raising cash, profile for Akin Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/gingrich-raising-cash-profile-akin-senate-bid <p>Shunned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is instead turning to former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to help raise his profile and cash in the closing week of his campaign. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:48:58 +0000 Associated Press 23684 at http://kbia.org Gingrich raising cash, profile for Akin Senate bid Congressman Todd Akin defends "dog" analogy http://kbia.org/post/congressman-todd-akin-defends-dog-analogy <p>Republican Congressman Todd Akin is defending his statement comparing his opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, to a dog. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:23:29 +0000 Chris McDaniel 23237 at http://kbia.org Congressman Todd Akin defends "dog" analogy Senate candidates face off in last scheduled debate http://kbia.org/post/senate-candidates-face-last-scheduled-debate <p>Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger Todd Akin face off tonight in their last scheduled Senatorial debate.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:36:27 +0000 Maddie Heidenreich 23064 at http://kbia.org Senate candidates face off in last scheduled debate McCaskill waits tables to emphasize student loans http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-waits-tables-emphasize-student-loans <p>Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is donning an apron to emphasize her support for federal student loans in her campaign against Republican Todd Akin. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:55:01 +0000 Associated Press 22904 at http://kbia.org McCaskill waits tables to emphasize student loans Akin, McCaskill campaign spar over tax returns http://kbia.org/post/akin-mccaskill-campaign-spar-over-tax-returns <p>Republican challenger Todd Akin wants Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill to release her husband's income tax returns, even though Akin hasn't released his own.</p><p>Akin said Wednesday that the Democratic incumbent should release the tax returns of her husband, Joseph Shepard, to prove the family didn't personally profit from nearly $40 million of federal housing subsidies paid to businesses affiliated with Shepard. Akin campaign adviser Rick Tyler said Akin won't release his own tax documents unless Shepard does first.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:58:30 +0000 Associated Press 22636 at http://kbia.org Akin, McCaskill campaign spar over tax returns McCaskill hits Akin with ads featuring victims of rape http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-hits-akin-ads-featuring-victims-rape <p>Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is taking aim at Republican challenger Todd Akin with a new series of TV ads featuring rape survivors upset about Akin's position on emergency contraception. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:44:43 +0000 Associated Press 22611 at http://kbia.org McCaskill hits Akin with ads featuring victims of rape Akin campaign links federal money to McCaskill's spouse http://kbia.org/post/akin-campaign-links-federal-money-mccaskills-spouse <p>Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill received almost $40 million of federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office.</p><p>But McCaskill's campaign said Tuesday that none of that money made it to the family's bank accounts.<br>McCaskill's Republican challenger, Todd Akin, claims the federal payments represent a "conflict of interest" — an assertion McCaskill calls "unfair and distorted."</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:52:43 +0000 Associated Press 22560 at http://kbia.org Akin campaign links federal money to McCaskill's spouse Feds paid $40M to firms tied to McCaskill's spouse http://kbia.org/post/feds-paid-40m-firms-tied-mccaskills-spouse <p>Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million of federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office.</p><p>McCaskill's Republican challenger, Todd Akin, claims the payments represent a "conflict of interest and a breach of trust" with voters. The Democratic senator's campaign says that is "flat-out wrong."</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:37:11 +0000 Associated Press 22498 at http://kbia.org Feds paid $40M to firms tied to McCaskill's spouse Akin tops $1M in online donations for Mo. Senate http://kbia.org/post/akin-tops-1m-online-donations-mo-senate <p>Republican challenger Todd Akin says he has topped $1 million in online donations for his campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.</p><p>Akin mounted an aggressive online fundraising drive in mid-August after losing the financial backing of some Republican groups because of his remarks about women's bodies having ways of avoiding pregnancy in what he described as "legitimate rape."</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:17:28 +0000 Associated Press 22465 at http://kbia.org Akin tops $1M in online donations for Mo. Senate Congressman Todd Akin fails to report state pension http://kbia.org/post/congressman-todd-akin-fails-report-state-pension <p>Missouri congressman Todd Akin has amended a decade's worth of federal financial reports to add nearly $130,000 in state pension income that he received over that time. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:09:00 +0000 The Associated Press 22302 at http://kbia.org Congressman Todd Akin fails to report state pension Akin holds back on details about abortion protest http://kbia.org/post/akin-holds-back-details-about-abortion-protest <p>Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has said he was arrested as an abortion protester about 25 years ago, but he's not saying anything more about it.</p><p>Akin campaign adviser Rick Tyler said Wednesday that Akin never was charged and the campaign will not release any further details about the incident.</p><p>At a news conference last Friday in Kansas City, Akin acknowledged the arrest but did not go into specifics. An aide had said the campaign would release more details later.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:50:10 +0000 Associated Press 22258 at http://kbia.org Akin holds back on details about abortion protest Newscast for October 3, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-october-3-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism</li><li>Sweetener company CEO headed back to Missouri</li><li>Schaefer, Still square off in debate on MU campus</li><li>McCaskill says she raised $5.8M for Mo. Senate bid</li></ul> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:58:48 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 22238 at http://kbia.org More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism http://kbia.org/post/more-akin-abortion-remarks-stir-criticism <p>Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin is again drawing attention for comments about abortion — this time, for saying that doctors are "giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant." Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:46:37 +0000 Associated Press 22237 at http://kbia.org More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism McCaskill says she raised $5.8M for Mo. Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-says-she-raised-58m-mo-senate-bid <p>Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she raised about $5.8 million for her re-election campaign over the past three months. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:13:01 +0000 Associated Press 22235 at http://kbia.org McCaskill says she raised $5.8M for Mo. Senate bid Akin claims McCaskill benefited from stimulus http://kbia.org/post/akin-claims-mccaskill-benefited-stimulus <p>Republican challenger Todd Akin is going on the offensive against Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill by claiming her husband's businesses profited from the federal stimulus act.</p><p>Akin began running a TV ad Monday claiming "the stimulus made McCaskill rich." In an interview with The Associated Press, Akin noted that the 2009 stimulus law funded a federal program for low-income housing that directed about $1 million to corporations affiliated with McCaskill's husband.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:42:54 +0000 Associated Press 22120 at http://kbia.org Akin claims McCaskill benefited from stimulus McCaskill, Akin differ on health care policy http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-akin-differ-health-care-policy <p>Few issues have generated as much passion and attention recently as health care. Like many Democrats and Republicans around the nation, Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates are on opposites sides of the issue.</p><p>Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill supports and defends the health care law signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama. Her Republican challenger, congressman Todd Akin, wants to repeal it.</p><p>But there may be at least some middle ground.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:07:55 +0000 Associated Press 22057 at http://kbia.org McCaskill, Akin differ on health care policy Akin parses stand on pet projects in Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/akin-parses-stand-pet-projects-senate-bid <p>Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has backed millions of dollars in pet projects in recent years. He even proudly defended one for military armor during a television ad in his Republican Senate primary.</p><p>Now Akin has aligned himself with a group that wants to ban home-state spending items known as earmarks. And the membership of the Senate Conservatives Fund has pledged $290,000 to help finance his cash-strapped campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.</p><p>Akin denies that it's a reversal and rejects any assertion of a quid pro quo for campaign cash.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:58:42 +0000 Associated Press 22056 at http://kbia.org Akin parses stand on pet projects in Senate bid Todd Akin, God and being American http://kbia.org/post/todd-akin-god-and-being-american <p></p><p>Remember those old sayings about not talking religion and politics? Well, this week's faith and values update has both. We’re looking at the faith angle of Republican Congressman Todd Akin’s campaign.</p><p>Akin has been criticized since he made a comment about what he called “legitimate rape,” which he later apologized for. He recently made the news again for saying his opponent in the Senate race, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, was more “ladylike” in a previous campaign.</p> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 21993 at http://kbia.org Todd Akin, God and being American Rep. Akin: My position on 'earmarks' hasn't changed http://kbia.org/post/rep-akin-my-position-earmarks-hasnt-changed <p>While the tables may be turning for U.S. Rep. Todd Akin as he regains some GOP support in his race for the U.S. Senate, the Democratic Party has filed ethics complaints against the congressman.&nbsp; At Thursday's campaign stop in Columbia, the congressman remained positive about his campaign but vague about his definition of earmarks.</p><p>The complaints -- filed Wednesday -- allege Akin reversed his stance on earmarks to receive money from a Super PAC. Akin says he has never changed his position.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:23:12 +0000 Kristofor Husted 21927 at http://kbia.org Rep. Akin: My position on 'earmarks' hasn't changed Senate Conservatives Fund supporting Akin in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/senate-conservatives-fund-supporting-akin-missouri <p>A conservative fundraising group has endorsed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin and is pledging to direct $290,000 to the Republican's campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:20:41 +0000 The Associated Press 21911 at http://kbia.org Senate Conservatives Fund supporting Akin in Missouri