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Equality?!

Kate Casas | Posted 03.04.2014 | Education
Kate Casas

My students could teach our policymakers that everyone should be approaching education with the idea that equality should really be about how to get every student what they need to succeed.

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...

Gingrich Goes All In For Todd Akin

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. — Shunned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin turned Tuesday to former preside...

'This Thing Has Been A Bucking Bronco Ride'

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

By DAVID A. LIEB, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Since first uttering the regrettable comments about "legitimate rape," Missouri Repu...

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...

Todd Akin's Militia Ties Exposed

Salon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

On May 9, 1987, police arrested 30 anti-abortion protesters for blocking the front door of an abortion clinic in St. Louis, Missouri. Among those arre...

Group Finds New Way To Remind Of 'Legitimate Rape'

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A pro-Democratic group is mailing talking brochures to Missouri homes with an audio clip of Republican Senate candidate Todd Ak...

Akin Skewers McCaskill As 'Corrupt Claire'

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Republican Senate challenger Todd Akin launched a TV ad Thursday claiming the family of Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCas...

Claire McCaskill Posts Big Number After Todd Akin's Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill posted a massive fundraising haul of $5.8 million for the third quarter of the year, further evidence of the political ...

Todd Akin Launches New Attack On McCaskill

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican challenger Todd Akin went on the offensive against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race on Monday, c...

Laura Bassett

Todd Akin Compared To Cult Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

Referring to the Republican Party's attempts to "smoke" Senate candidate Todd Akin (R-Mo.) out of the race following his "legitimate rape" remarks, Re...

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...

Todd Akin Flips On Earmarks In Hopes Of Attracting Jim DeMint's Support

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has had no problem with earmarks during his time in Congress. Between 2008 and 2010, he requested over $150 million for special...

Todd Akin: Obama Is 'Apologizing Because He Didn't Like America'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, responded to the protests in the Middle East on Wednesday, saying he believed ...

Akin: My Campaign Is Going 'Incredibly Well'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is continuing to display an Alfred E. Neuman-esque lack of concern about his political future, telling reporters on Monday that...

Rove Suggests Akin Will Suffer Epic Defeat

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

GOP strategist Karl Rove spoke out on the Senate candidacy of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) on Monday, predicting that his decision to stay in the race despi...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Groups Still Hoping Todd Akin Will Drop Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In order to get Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) out of the U.S. Senate race, Republicans pulled all the stops they could think of. Top party offi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Democrats Blast Poll That Shows Their Candidate Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

Even by Washington's political-spin standards, the reaction to two new polls has been a little strange. On Tuesday, conservatives expressed outrage...

Akin Reports Big Cash Haul In Wake Of Rape Remarks

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Abandoned by deep-pocketed national groups, Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is passing a collection plate among his remaining supp...

Michael Calderone

Politico Reporter Apologizes For Akin Tweets

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.22.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -– Politico reporter David Catanese apologized Tuesday night for tweeting in defense of Republican Rep. Todd Akin two days earlier, followi...

Michael Calderone

Politico Reporter Removed From Todd Akin Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.21.2012 | Media

Politico editors have removed David Catanese from coverage of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) following the reporter's defense of the congressman's comments ab...

Amanda Terkel

Republican Senate Leader: Todd Akin Should Rethink His Candidacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) repeatedly insisted he was not dropping his Senate bid on Monday, despite calls from a growing number of Republicans to reconsi...

Republicans's Rape Comments Stir Outcry

The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, a conservative Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, sparked a furor and earned a rebuke from Mitt Ro...

New Ad Accuses Republican Senate Candidate Of Gambling With Seniors' Retirement Plans

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

A new ad released Monday by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee accuses Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) of endangering senio...

'Kill The Claire Bear' Remark About Claire McCaskill Applauded By Opponent's Son

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Sam Steelman, the son and deputy campaign manager of Missouri GOP Senate hopeful Sarah Steelman, applauded a Tea Party activist's recent call to "kill...