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Politics
5:36 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Senate candidates face off in last scheduled debate

A proposed amendment to the state constitution would require candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to run as a ticket, just as the president and vice president do. Senators debated the measure but set it aside Tuesday.
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Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger Todd Akin face off tonight in their last scheduled Senatorial debate.  

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Politics
12:14 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

McCaskill waits on tables at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing

McCaskill visits with patrons of Flat Branch Pub and Brewing in Columbia, Mo. on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012.
Elisa Lopez KBIA

Senator Claire McCaskill stopped by Flat Branch Pub and Brewing in Columbia on Tuesday to show her support for students and middle class families.

McCaskill said she partly paid for college by working as a waitress. On Tuesday, she reenacted that experience as she waited tables at Flat Branch for an hour. McCaskill said she’s concerned about Missouri’s students.

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Politics
3:50 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

McCaskill serves up burgers and fries to potential voters

Senator Claire McCaskill waits tables at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing as part of a campaign stop
Paige Travis, Elisa Lopez KBIA

Election Day is less than a month away and both national and local candidates are pushing their campaigns before the final date to vote. KBIA’s caught up with Senator Clare McCaskill at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing in Columbia today as she shed some insight on her political views of the middle-class. 

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Politics
2:55 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

McCaskill waits tables to emphasize student loans

Claire McCaskill
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is donning an apron to emphasize her support for federal student loans in her campaign against Republican Todd Akin.

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Politics
8:58 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Akin, McCaskill campaign spar over tax returns

Kristofor Husted KBIA

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.

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.

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Politics
5:44 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

McCaskill hits Akin with ads featuring victims of rape

The ads refer to Akin's controversial August remarks about pregnancy and rape.
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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.

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Politics
8:52 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Akin campaign links federal money to McCaskill's spouse

Kristofor Husted KBIA

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.

But McCaskill's campaign said Tuesday that none of that money made it to the family's bank accounts.
McCaskill's Republican challenger, Todd Akin, claims the federal payments represent a "conflict of interest" — an assertion McCaskill calls "unfair and distorted."

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Politics
2:37 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Feds paid $40M to firms tied to McCaskill's spouse

Senator Claire McCaskill
Kristofor Husted KBIA

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.

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."

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Politics
5:09 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Congressman Todd Akin fails to report state pension

File Photo KBIA

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.

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Politics
8:50 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Akin holds back on details about abortion protest

File Photo KBIA

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.

Akin campaign adviser Rick Tyler said Wednesday that Akin never was charged and the campaign will not release any further details about the incident.

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.

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PM Newscasts
6:58 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Newscast for October 3, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • More Akin abortion remarks stir criticism
  • Sweetener company CEO headed back to Missouri
  • Schaefer, Still square off in debate on MU campus
  • McCaskill says she raised $5.8M for Mo. Senate bid
Politics
6:13 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

McCaskill says she raised $5.8M for Mo. Senate bid

Kristofor Husted KBIA

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she raised about $5.8 million for her re-election campaign over the past three months.

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Politics
8:42 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Akin claims McCaskill benefited from stimulus

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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.

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.

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Politics
9:07 am
Mon October 1, 2012

McCaskill, Akin differ on health care policy

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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.

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.

But there may be at least some middle ground.

Faith/Religion
8:00 am
Sat September 29, 2012

Todd Akin, God and being American

Kristofor Husted KBIA

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.

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.

But he still has support from several conservative Christian leaders and organizations.   

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