Claire McCaskill http://kcur.org en U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill On Sexual Assault In The Military, Affordable Care Act http://kcur.org/post/us-sen-claire-mccaskill-sexual-assault-military-affordable-care-act <p>Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill visits Kansas City on Wednesday and Thursday as part of her 'McCaskill&nbsp;on Main Street' tour. &nbsp;</p><p>She’s fresh off a big legislative win in the Senate where her version of a bill dealing with sexual assault in the military won out over a competing measure.</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's&nbsp;<em>Up to Date</em>, Steve Kraske talks with Sen. McCaskill about sexual assault in the military and her opinions on progress made as part of the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:31:17 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 52896 at http://kcur.org Blunt, McCaskill Step Up Concerns About Proposed National Guard Cuts http://kcur.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-step-concerns-about-proposed-national-guard-cuts <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Mo. National Guard, via Flickr/M. Queiser" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201310/Mo._National_Guard%2C_via_Flickr-The_National_Guard-M._Queiser-Missouri_National_Guard.jpg" alt="" /><p>Missouri’s two U.S. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:36:01 +0000 Jo Mannies 51948 at http://kcur.org Blunt, McCaskill Step Up Concerns About Proposed National Guard Cuts Federal Belt Tightening May Threaten Missouri Disaster Relief http://kcur.org/post/federal-belt-tightening-may-threaten-missouri-disaster-relief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City won’t be getting the volume of federal funding it’s been accustomed to &nbsp;for preparation against terrorist attacks and natural disasters, said</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Sen. Claire</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, meeting with Kansas City reporters.</span></p><p></p><p>The Senator said the mood toward smaller government will work against paying for disaster aid the way it has been since Sept. 11.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:26:18 +0000 Dan Verbeck 50603 at http://kcur.org Federal Belt Tightening May Threaten Missouri Disaster Relief U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill On The Budget, Sexual Assault In The Military http://kcur.org/post/us-senator-claire-mccaskill-budget-sexual-assault-military <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We’re nearing the end of this year’s legislative session in Washington, but things aren’t cooling off quite yet.</p><p>In the second part of Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, <strong>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill</strong>&nbsp;joins Steve Kraske to discuss the future of the farm bill, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the recent House budget deal and what’s going on with John Boehner after his speech about the Tea Party to Republican lawmakers.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:27:12 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 48417 at http://kcur.org U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill On The Budget, Sexual Assault In The Military Sen. Claire McCaskill On The Government Shutdown http://kcur.org/post/sen-claire-mccaskill-government-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Claire McCaskill</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has spoken out against Sen. Ted Cruz's filibuster opposing a healthcare reform bill.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On Wednesday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, McCaskill joins Steve Kraske to talk about Sen. Cruz's filibuster, the latest developments on the government shutdown and its effects on Missouri voters.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:18:25 +0000 Steve Kraske & Monica Sandreczki 44189 at http://kcur.org Sen. Claire McCaskill On The Government Shutdown McCaskill Will Wait For Pitch Before Deciding KCI Swing http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-will-wait-pitch-deciding-kci-swing <p></p><p>Senator Claire McCaskill feels it’s too early to say how she would lean toward federal funding of renovations at KCI Airport.</p><p>The Missouri &nbsp;Democrat&nbsp; says she understands the single-terminal “A” concept stirs passions.</p><p>The Senator was waiting amid the noise of Gates Barbecue in Independence&nbsp; when she talked with a pair of reporters, saying it’s too soon for serious conversation &nbsp;about the airport since there isn’t even a proposal for change.</p><p></p><p>The Mayor has&nbsp; appointed an ad hoc commission to recommend changes to the&nbsp; airport.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:28:35 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42499 at http://kcur.org McCaskill Will Wait For Pitch Before Deciding KCI Swing MO Democratic Chair Will Step Down http://kcur.org/post/mo-democratic-chair-will-step-down <p></p><p>Missouri Democrats will&nbsp; be picking a new state party chair when they meet in late August.</p><p>Current Chairman Mike Sanders &nbsp;is stepping down from the post.</p><p></p><p>The incumbent Jackson County Executive is in his second term as Missouri Democratic Chairman.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:39:03 +0000 Dan Verbeck 41189 at http://kcur.org MO Democratic Chair Will Step Down McCaskill Denounces Missouri Lawmakers Failure To Pass Transportation Bill http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-denounces-missouri-lawmakers-failure-pass-transportation-bill <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, criticized state lawmakers Tuesday for failing to pass a transportation bill, while previewing federal legislation to improve the nation’s infrastructure.&nbsp;</p><p>McCaskill called the state’s $600 million construction budget to oversee 33,000 miles of roadways a “recipe for disaster.”</p><p>“We cannot have a strong economy in Missouri if we do not have an ongoing commitment to investing in our highways, our bridges, and even our lochs and dams, and projects on our great rivers,” McCaskill said.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:06:55 +0000 Scott Harvey 39533 at http://kcur.org McCaskill Hopes For Compromise On 'Fiscal Cliff' http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-hopes-compromise-fiscal-cliff <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, says that falling over the so-called fiscal cliff, the deep program cuts, and big tax increases set to hit January 1st wouldn’t be as dramatic as some people imagine. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:17:51 +0000 Frank Morris 29757 at http://kcur.org McCaskill Hopes For Compromise On 'Fiscal Cliff' Blunt, McCaskill Take Opposing Views On Senate Rule Changes http://kcur.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-take-opposing-views-senate-rule-changes <p>Averting big, abrupt tax increases and spending cuts isn’t the only issue pressing in Washington this week.</p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:42:00 +0000 Frank Morris 29679 at http://kcur.org Blunt, McCaskill Take Opposing Views On Senate Rule Changes Missouri Senators Disagree About Gun Control http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senators-disagree-about-gun-control <p>After the tragedy in Connecticut,&nbsp;many are now looking to Congress and the President to enact legislation that will curb gun violence. But Missouri’s Senators don’t agree on what that response should be. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:14:49 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29288 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senators Disagree About Gun Control McCaskill Frustrated Over Farm Bill, Health Exchanges http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-frustrated-over-farm-bill-health-exchanges <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s frustrated with the House of Representatives for not taking up three pieces of legislation that she calls “bipartisan” and “vitally important.”</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:32:11 +0000 Julie Bierach 28286 at http://kcur.org McCaskill Frustrated Over Farm Bill, Health Exchanges McCaskill On Winning The Election, Fiscal Cliff & Wartime Contracting http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-winning-election-fiscal-cliff-wartime-contracting <p>When <strong>Sen. Claire McCaskill defeated Rep. Todd Akin</strong> a few weeks ago, everyone was surprised by the <strong>16-point margin</strong> of victory.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:25:09 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 27878 at http://kcur.org McCaskill On Winning The Election, Fiscal Cliff & Wartime Contracting McCaskill Beats Akin In Race That Was Not Even Close http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-beats-akin-race-was-not-even-close <p>Senator Claire McCaskill did something few thought possible last night - she won a decisive re-election victory over Representative Todd Akin in one of the most closely watched Congressional races in the country.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:16:42 +0000 Frank Morris 27212 at http://kcur.org McCaskill Beats Akin In Race That Was Not Even Close Battle Comes To An End In US Senate Race http://kcur.org/post/battle-comes-end-us-senate-race <p>Suburban Missouri has been a battleground in the U.S. Senate race. KCUR’s Frank Morris was in Chesterfield, outside St. Louis, with the Akin campaign, before he conceded to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:43:21 +0000 Frank Morris 27179 at http://kcur.org Battle Comes To An End In US Senate Race Predicting Results In Missouri, Clay County As Bellwether http://kcur.org/post/predicting-results-missouri-clay-county-bellwether <p>It's Election Day, and the polls close at 7 p.m. in Kansas and in Missouri.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Steve Bell 27108 at http://kcur.org Predicting Results In Missouri, Clay County As Bellwether Campaign Accelerators Pressed In Missouri Senate Campaigns http://kcur.org/post/campaign-accelerators-pressed-missouri-senate-campaigns <p>Leading into weekend campaigning, supporters of the two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate race in Missouri show no sign of slackening efforts. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:48:49 +0000 Dan Verbeck 26997 at http://kcur.org Campaign Accelerators Pressed In Missouri Senate Campaigns McCaskill Looks To GOP Votes http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-looks-gop-votes <p>Seeking re-election, Mo. Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said she expects crossover support from Republicans who will vote for Mitt Romney for President and are displeased with her opponent, Todd Akin. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 02:22:18 +0000 Dan Verbeck 26941 at http://kcur.org McCaskill Looks To GOP Votes Gingrich Boosts Akin In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/gingrich-boosts-akin-missouri <p>Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called the Missouri Senate race unique among other contests in the country.</p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:02:31 +0000 Dan Verbeck 26852 at http://kcur.org Gingrich Boosts Akin In Missouri McCaskill's Mother, A Stalwart Missouri Democrat, Dies At 84 http://kcur.org/post/mccaskills-mother-stalwart-missouri-democrat-dies-84 <p>An announcement from the campaign staff of Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said the Senator's mother has died.</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:13:44 +0000 Dan Verbeck 26752 at http://kcur.org Family Illness Sidelines McCaskill, Akin To Tout Newt http://kcur.org/post/family-illness-sidelines-mccaskill-akin-tout-newt <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill continues to let surrogates campaign for her reelection bid.</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:49:08 +0000 Dan Verbeck 26750 at http://kcur.org Family Illness Sidelines McCaskill, Akin To Tout Newt Akin On ‘Dog’ Comment: Everybody Knew What I Meant http://kcur.org/post/akin-dog-comment-everybody-knew-what-i-meant <p>Republican Congressman Todd Akin is defending his statement comparing his opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, to a dog. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:55:45 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26395 at http://kcur.org Akin On ‘Dog’ Comment: Everybody Knew What I Meant McCaskill And Akin Face Each Other In Final Debate http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-and-akin-face-each-other-final-debate <p>Incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin squared off in their final debate of the campaign Thursday night. Those hoping for a slugfest were probably disappointed.</p><p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:39:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26248 at http://kcur.org McCaskill And Akin Face Each Other In Final Debate Ad Watch: Missouri Senate Race http://kcur.org/post/ad-watch-missouri-senate-race-0 <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill will lock horns with Rep. Todd Akin in the second and final debate tonight. The Senate race in Missouri has produced some of this year’s most memorable - and controversial - commercials.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Brian Ellison 26197 at http://kcur.org Ad Watch: Missouri Senate Race Akin Defends 'Unladylike' Comment http://kcur.org/post/akin-defends-unladylike-comment <p>Representative Todd Akin, the Republican challenging Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill in this election, was on the defensive again today in Kansas City. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:28:16 +0000 Frank Morris 25264 at http://kcur.org Akin Defends 'Unladylike' Comment Republican Support Returns For Akin http://kcur.org/post/republican-support-returns-akin <p>Political endorsements and the promise of PAC dollars have come streaming back to Representative Todd Akin, who’s challenging incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri.&nbsp; Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:33:14 +0000 Frank Morris 25141 at http://kcur.org Republican Support Returns For Akin Todd Akin Bets He Still Has A Chance http://kcur.org/post/todd-akin-bets-he-still-has-chance Say what you want about Rep. Todd Akin, he's no quitter.<p>Tuesday is the last day Akin can remove his name from the Missouri ballot as the Republican nominee for Senate. As the deadline approached, he made it clear he has no intention of dropping out.<p>"For about the hundredth time or so, I am in this race," Akin said at a news conference Monday at the Amtrak station in Kirkwood, a suburb of St. Louis. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:12:00 +0000 editor 24991 at http://kcur.org Todd Akin Bets He Still Has A Chance McCaskill, Akin Distance Themselves During First Debate http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-akin-distance-themselves-during-first-debate <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin sparred about budgets, Medicare and other big issues in their<a href="https://www.kcur.org/post/us-senate-candidates-mccaskill-akin-debate-first-time"> first face-to-face debate</a> earlier today.</p><p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:42:12 +0000 Elana Gordon 24877 at http://kcur.org McCaskill, Akin Distance Themselves During First Debate U.S. Senate Candidates McCaskill & Akin Debate For First Time http://kcur.org/post/us-senate-candidates-mccaskill-akin-debate-first-time <p>Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates sparred face-to-face for the first time Friday morning. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 21:42:04 +0000 Up To Date 24831 at http://kcur.org U.S. Senate Candidates McCaskill & Akin Debate For First Time McCaskill On Akin: Missouri Voters Have Spoken http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-akin-missouri-voters-have-spoken <p>The day after GOP leaders called for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdrawal, his opponent, Claire McCaskill, didn't have much to say on the topic. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:13:13 +0000 Tim Lloyd 23285 at http://kcur.org McCaskill On Akin: Missouri Voters Have Spoken