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Politics
9:03 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Rep. Akin To Challenge Sen. McCaskill In November

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 10:52 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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.

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Politics
4:32 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Sen. McCaskill: 'Underdog' in U.S. Senate race

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., visited Columbia, Mo., Aug. 7, 2012, to call voters and ask for support for the general election in the fall.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

After U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill voted Tuesday morning in St. Louis, she traveled to Columbia’s Democratic headquarters to call on voters for support in November’s general election. She plans to fight hard to keep her spot in office from whichever opponent comes out on top in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

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Politics
1:56 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Republican Primary will decide Sen. McCaskill's opponent

Three Missouri Republicans are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill this November.  All three have a strong chance of winning the GOP an extra Senate seat.

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PM Newscasts
7:35 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Newscast for August 02, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Rep. Akin discusses Senate campaign ahead of primary
  • Livestock farmers seek safety net, while Washington politics delay aid
Politics
6:33 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Rep. Akin discusses U.S. Senate campaign ahead of primary

Rep. Akin spoke to supporters at a local HyVee on Thursday.
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Republican congressman Todd Akin stopped off in Columbia Thursday in one of his last campaign rallies ahead of Tuesday's primary election that pits Akin against two other high-profile GOP candidates vying to challenge U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in November.

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Politics
8:19 am
Thu August 2, 2012

McCaskill opposes E.U. tax

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
Natalie Cheng KBIA

A bill making it illegal for U.S. airlines to pay a European tax passed unanimously through the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is a key sponsor of the measure.

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PM Newscasts
6:01 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Newscast for August 1, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon announces $9 million in grants to create "Innovation Campuses"
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill pushes bill to make EU airline tax illegal
  • Tiger Town events canceled

Politics
5:57 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Steelman loans campaign $100,000

In total, Republican candidate Sarah Steelman has loaned $500,000 to her campaign.
Photo courtesy of the Sarah Steelman for Senate campaign

Republican Sarah Steelman has loaned her U.S. Senate campaign an additional $100,000 for the final couple of weeks before Missouri's primary elections.

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Politics
9:07 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Biden calls Mo. Sen. McCaskill a 'strong ally'

Vice President Joe Biden
Barack Obama flickr

Vice President Joe Biden praised Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill as a "strong, strong ally" while helping raise money for her re-election campaign.

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PM Newscasts
5:42 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Newscast for June 26, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Sen. McCaskill to skip Democratic National Convention
  • Traffic fatalities increasing according to MoDOT
  • Memorial Stadium expansion plan approved
  • MU students, faculty attend UM Board of Curators.
Politics
4:40 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

McCaskill to skip Democratic National Convention

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2012, says she will skip the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Politics
4:02 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

U.S. Senate passes farm bill, Missouri senators both on board

Wally Gobetz Flikr

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's senators voted yes on the bipartisan bill.

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Politics
4:54 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

McCaskill weighs in on Obama's immigration policy

Senator Claire McCaskill
KBIA

US Senator Claire McCaskill visited Cape Girardeau Saturday morning for the opening of the Democratic Party  campaign headquarters.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

McCaskill asked to reveal position on micro-unions

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 3:42 pm

A group billing itself as non-partisan is calling on U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D, Missouri) to reveal where she stands on micro-unions.

Micro-unions are smaller groups of workers within an officially-sanctioned labor union.  The National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) issued a ruling last year that allowed the creation of micro-unions.  Jason Klindt with the Coalition to Protect Missouri Jobs says micro-unions are a threat to small businesses.

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Politics
9:01 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Carnahan, McCaskill respond to report on veterans’ care at John Cochran

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 8:49 am

Updated 8:50 am Tuesday with statement from Sen. Blunt.

The US Veterans Administrations Inspector General has issued a report following complaints that a nurse did not act appropriately when treating two patients receiving hemodialysis treatment at the John Cochran VA Medical Center.  

The nurse  did not report changes in one of the patient’s condition, and the 57-year-old man died the next day, according to the report.  

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Politics
4:37 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Brunner airs first critical ad in Missouri GOP Senator bid

U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner has launched the first critical TV ad in Missouri's Republican Senate primary.

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Politics
5:11 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Wisconsin Senator Johnson aids Brunner in Missouri campaign

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is in Missouri hoping to help a man with a similar background score a similar victory.

Johnson was attending a fundraiser and campaign event Wednesday for John Brunner, one of three prominent Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

A Brunner spokesman said the campaign hopes to raise $50,000 from the fundraiser in suburban St. Louis.

PM Newscasts
6:33 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Newscast for May 21, 2012

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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • St. Louis institutions file birth control suits
  • Obama to speak at Joplin High School graduation
  • GM breaks ground on expansion at Wentzville Assembly plant
Politics
9:27 am
Wed May 9, 2012

McCaskill under extra security after supposed threat

Sen. Claire McCaskill is under extra security after a comment was made at a Springfield Tea Party rally.
File KBIA

Sen. Claire McCaskill has extra security in place following a comment at a Tea Party rally last week.

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PM Newscasts
5:25 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Newscast for May 8, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • The state of the state budget.
  • McCaskill's security precautions.
  • A Springfield mayor's resignation.
Politics
4:58 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

McCaskill gets extra security after Tea Party comment

 

Extra security is in place for Sen. Claire McCaskill following a comment at a Tea Party rally last week.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/J0UzbR ) reports that St. Louis area activist Scott Boston told a Tea Party gathering in Springfield, Mo., on Thursday, "We have to get Claire McCaskill out. We have to kill the Claire Bear ladies and gentlemen."

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Politics
4:19 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt addresses Missouri house

Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt briefly addressed the Missouri House Thursday.

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Politics
8:23 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Missouri GOP goes after McCaskill on fundraising comment

A statement from Democractic Senator Claire McCaskill's office says: "Claire did nothing wrong and the Missouri Republican Party knows it."
KBIA KBIA

The Missouri GOP filed an ethics complaint yesterday against Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. At issue are fundraising comments McCaskill made in an interview on MSNBC with Chris Mathews.

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Politics
5:25 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Brunner gets U.S. Chamber endorsement for Missouri Senate

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is wading into Missouri's Republican Senate primary by endorsing St. Louis businessman John Brunner.

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Politics
8:58 am
Thu April 5, 2012

McCaskill visits Columbia gas station, talks taxes

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) answers a reporter’s questions Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at a Shell gas station on Interstate 70 Southwest in Columbia, Mo. McCaskill advocated a fair tax code in a press conference.
Natalie Cheng KBIA

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was in Columbia Wednesday advocating a fair tax code.

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PM Newscasts
5:49 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Newscast for April 4, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri's House and Senate disagree over budget cuts.
  • Missouri members of Congress oppose military base cuts or relocation.
  • A proposal limiting tanning bed usage among teens divides Missouri House members.
Politics
1:59 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Mo. congressional reps. oppose any base reductions

Three members of Missouri's congressional delegation say programs at the state's largest military bases are too important to cut or move elsewhere.
Kenny Holston Flickr

Three members of Missouri's congressional delegation say programs at the state's largest military bases are too important to cut or move elsewhere.

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Politics
9:22 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Legislators spar over Obama budget

Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) praised Obama's budget, while federal Republicans blasted it for not closing the country's large deficit gap.
File KBIA

US Senator Claire McCaskill says President Barack Obama’s budget, which was released Monday, is a workable document.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Missouri's senators at odds on contraception coverage

Roy Blunt in Columbia on Saturday.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Obama administration continues to come under fire for a rule that would make religious organizations cover contraceptives under employees' health care plans. A compromise announced on Friday has not placated the president's critics, including members of Missouri's congressional delegation.

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Politics
9:22 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Post office workers face uncertain future

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill was in the state Monday pressing for a bill salvaging the fledgling postal service.
File KBIA

Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is proposing cost cuts and a new business model to save post offices across the state. 167 rural Missouri post offices are on the chopping block as the U.S. Post Office moves toward more digital post services.

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