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Claire McCaskill To Remain In The Senate, Passing On A Potential Gubernatorial Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced Monday that she won't run for governor in 2016, though she may face a potentially tough Senate re-election in ...

Targeting Sexual Assaults on Campuses -- Starting With the Facts on the Ground

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

It's just as much a rape to take advantage of a classmate who's incapacitated in a dorm room as it is to assault a stranger at gunpoint. I fear that too many students at our colleges and universities think there's a difference.

Tyler Kingkade

Claire McCaskill Presses Education, Justice Departments On College Sexual Assault | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.01.2014 | College

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is pushing Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to reveal how well their agencies are enf...

Extending Breastfeeding Services to Our Military Moms and Spouses

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

I was proud to work to require insurance plans under the ACA to cover services vital to new mothers, which include access to breast pumps, as well as lactation support and counseling. Unfortunately, TRICARE, the health insurance provided to members of the military and their families, does not cover some of these same critical services.

Dem Senator Throws Support To Hillary Effort

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced her support Tuesday for a super PAC trying to draft former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton into the Democra...

Missouri US Senate Race Todd Akin vs. Claire McCaskill -- Nonpartisan Issue Guide

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Todd Akin/Claire McCaskill U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way?

Gingrich Says Akin Can Send Powerful Signal

AP | DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Still mourning the death of her mother, Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill returned to campaigning Wednesday as Republ...

McCaskill Cancels Campaigning To Be With Ill Mother

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday canceled her campaign events for the remainder of the week in order to spend tim...

McCaskill's Husband Accused Of Conflict Of Interest

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsi...

McCaskill: Akin 'Makes Michele Bachmann Look Like A Hippie'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday morning, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) painted her opponent Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) as a member of the ext...

McCaskill Sounds Off On Akin

AP | JIM SALTER and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Rep. Todd Akin's staunchest defender may turn out to be his chief political rival. As the nation's top Republicans urged Akin this week t...

Fourth Primary Challenger In Missouri Could Mean Good News For McCaskill

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The lackluster crop of GOP candidates vying to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is commonly thought to be keeping the vulnerable incumbent's re...

A Missouri Value

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

Across the country, Social Security and Medicare are an integral part of sustaining millions of seniors' health and dignity. Unfortunately, some misguided politicians in Washington don't understand the value of these protections.

Friday Talking Points -- Corporations Are People, Mitt?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Iowa straw poll is meaningless. The Republican debate last night in Iowa wasn't as meaningless, but will also soon be forgotten.

Executive Order Could Slash Jobs Deficit

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Congress' focus is in the wrong place. The biggest challenge the U.S. faces right now is the jobs deficit, not the budget deficit. Unemployment rates determine a healthy and functioning economy, and those rates are reaching new heights.

Senate Probes Small Business Administration on Billions in Fraud and Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

In 2008, President Obama recognized the magnitude of the issue stating, "It is time to end the diversion of small business contracts to corporate giants."

A Scary Number: 3,000 Military Sexual Assaults

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

Last year more than 3,000 incidents of sexual assault were reported throughout the U.S. Armed Forces. We cannot tolerate our military men and women being in an unsafe environment in their own military community.

Sam Stein

Democratic Leadership Requests Investigation Into Gas Price Fixing | Sam Stein | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Keeping the spotlight on the high prices at the pump, Senate Democratic leadership has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission req...

Republicans Go After Democratic Senator Over Plane Controversy

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is out with a web ad targeting Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) over recent reports suggesting she used taxp...

Friday Talking Points [153] -- SOTU-palooza

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The past week in politics was, quite obviously, dominated by President Obama's "State Of The Union" speech to Congress. For those of you who may have...

Claire McCaskill: GOP 'Hiding Behind Skirts'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) accused Republicans over the weekend of "hiding behind the skirts" of GOP Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in what she characteriz...

Friday Talking Points [139] -- Three Years Of FTP

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week was a busy one, and also a pretty good one for Democrats, all around. But we'll get to all of that in a moment. First, though, we simply mu...

The Secret Power Behind Senate Gridlock

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nearly 100 people are sitting on their hands, prevented from filling jobs as judges, diplomats and top government officials, becaus...

Blankfein Plays Dumb, But Did Tourre Just Sink Wall Street?

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

How do you justify selling a security that's designed to fail, designed in fact by the guy who is betting against it?

Bid To End Senate Secret Holds Moves Forward

McClatchy | David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the Senate, every man or woman can be king. Each can hold up a billion-dollar spending bill on a whim, or block one of the presiden...