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

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • The state of the state budget.
  • McCaskill's security precautions.
  • A Springfield mayor's resignation.


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

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) 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."

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


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.


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

McCaskill visits Columbia gas station, talks taxes

Apr 5, 2012
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U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill was in Columbia Wednesday advocating a fair tax code.

Newscast for April 4, 2012

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

Missouri's senators at odds on contraception coverage

Feb 13, 2012
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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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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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U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill seeks to avoid closing rural post offices under her proposal to maintain six-day mail delivery.

Newscast for February 6, 2012

Feb 6, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • A Democratic Springfield lawmaker will run for Lieutenant Governor.
  • U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is in Missouri to discuss restructuring the postal service.
  • Joplin Board of Education to vote on bond measure to help rebuild destroyed schools.

Newscast for February 1, 2012

Feb 1, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Filibuster continues second week
  • The Heart of Missouri United Way adopts a new funding strategy
  • Missouri Republican Senate candidates struggle to match Claire McCaskill's fundraising total

Republican Senate hopefuls square off in Branson

Jan 30, 2012
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Two of Missouri's three Republican senatorial candidates are expected to meet in a debate in Branson.

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman both have committed to participate in Monday night's debate. The third candidate — St. Louis businessman John Brunner — is not planning to attend.

All three Republicans are seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November elections.

Monday's debate is to be held at the Branson High School Auditorium, which has room for several hundred people.

Newscast for January 27, 2012

Jan 27, 2012
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Senate passes legislation that increases the  information government agencies must put online
  • Claire McCaskill announces her $5 million re-election war chest
  • Missouri State Treasurer announces a new financial assistance package for beginning farmers


Newscast for January 11, 2012

Jan 11, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Republican challengers to Claire McCaskill debate in forum
  • State bill aims to prevent Gov. Nixon from creating a federally mandated health care exchange
  • School board wants voters to eliminate trailers in public schools

Two of the three Republican candidates running to challenge Senator Claire McCaskill in November squared off Tuesday in the first of what is sure to be several debates before the primary election.

U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is conducting a state-wide tour focused on Missouri’s energy future. As St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra reports, McCaskill stopped yesterday at a Washington University solar energy research lab.


Missouri’s Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill introduced legislation Wednesday to put a permanent ban on earmarks, the legislative practice of funding specific projects.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will visit Arlington National Cemetery on Friday to assess changes made there following the revelation that thousands of graves were mislabeled or unmarked.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • U.S. Senator Claire Mc Caskill to visit Columbia.
  • Bison Arrive in North Missouri.
  • Mid-Missouri Farmers Voicing Concerns about May's flood.