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12:42 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Rep. Todd Akin Under Pressure To Drop Out

The Jaco Report Fox 2 St. Louis

Amid a firestorm of criticism for his remarks about rape, Missouri Congressman Todd Akin refuses to withdraw from the race for U.S. Senator.  

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8:18 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Akin’s Rape Comments Stir Up Controversy

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin made the news after making comments about rape that were deemed ignorant and insensitive.

Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing a wave of criticism for comments he made during an interview about pregnancies caused by rape.

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6:13 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

New Kansas City Court Finds Another Route For Law-Breaking Vets

U.S. Marine Corps honor guard at ceremony dedicating new Veterans' Drug Court. Retired Jackson County Circuit Judge William Mauer and current Judge Peggy Stevens McGraw prepare to speak.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

The Missouri State Court serving much of Kansas City and The Veterans’ Administration Medical Center have inaugurated the region’s first drug court veterans’ program. 

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9:12 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ACLU urges Missouri Governor Nixon to veto a bill protecting worship services to protect freedom of speech.  The Missouri Senate race is close.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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5:15 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Missouri Senate Race Nearly A Dead Heat

Vectorportal Flickr

The contest for the U. S. Senate seat in Missouri held by Democrat Claire McCaskill is turning into a very tight one,  both in the Republican primary and the November general election.

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
7:00 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Thank You, Walt: A Message from Claire McCaskill

Walt's friends are a diverse group: from a lion to famous authors, Walt grilled them all and won their hearts in the process.

One of these folks is Senator Claire McCaskill, who recorded a special thank you message for Walt to congratulate him on his retirement and the years of service he provided to Kansas City:

5:10 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Reagan Admin Figure Weighs In On Missouri GOP Race

Controversial Reagan Administration advisor Robert Mcfarlane outside VFW National Headquarters in K.C.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

In Missouri’s U. S. Senate primary campaign, former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman took endorsement today from a former advisor to the late President Ronald Reagan .

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7:26 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Top Of the Morning News: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Falling unemployment leads to the long-term unemployed Misosurians to lose some benefits.  McCaskill calls for an investigation into refinery capacity.McCaskill.  A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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5:53 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

McCaskill Jousts With Gas Prices, Corporate Oil

Senator Claire McCaskill, D-MO, speaks to gasoline prices outside a K.C. Shell station.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill began the week traveling the state, touting remedies for high gasoline prices and changes to the tax code.

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8:30 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Social Change Advocate At SOTU

In boardroom at Operation Breakthrough, Sister Berta Sailer. She will be in audience this evening as President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address.
Photos courtesy of Rachael Jane.

One of Kansas City's early advocates for children living in poverty will be in the audience tonight watching the President's State of the Union Address, combining the invitation with an opportunity to take her message to Congress.

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7:36 am
Tue January 10, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A delay in the Kansas City schools transfer case, a start to Kansas lawmakers' redistricting effort, a new head coach for the Chiefs & more: A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

The Chiefs Pick Romeo Crennel As Head Coach

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7:45 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Clark Hunt and Scott Pioli
  • Chiefs Fire Head Coach Todd Haley
  • McCaskill  Finds $800 Million In Earmarks Despite Ban
  • The Brush Creek Follies History Comes Home

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5:37 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Wave-Maker Tips Senate Tradition

McCaskill on Senate Floor.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill took the Senate Floor today to say a group of freshman colleagues have agreed to end the practice of secretly holding back administration nominees from job appointments: End it by policy and end it forever.

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