U.S. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blunt To Oppose Final Passage Of Budget Deal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-oppose-final-passage-budget-deal <p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has announced that he’s voting against the compromise budget deal, despite his comments a few days ago in which he urged U.S. House members to ignore conservative groups’ calls to defeat the measure.</p><p>Blunt telegraphed his intentions Tuesday morning via Twitter: "There’s no reason to block an up or down vote on the budget agreement, but I will vote NO on final passage."</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:34:45 +0000 Jo Mannies 32334 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt To Oppose Final Passage Of Budget Deal Senator McCaskill: 'Sexual Assault Reform In Military Before End Of Year' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senator-mccaskill-sexual-assault-reform-military-end-year <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri says one of her priorities when Congress reconvenes in September is to approve legislation reducing sexual assaults in the military.&nbsp; While McCaskill explained accomplishing the task is a team effort, she said there is one primary disagreement with her fellow Democratic colleagues.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:25:29 +0000 Camille Phillips, Chris McDaniel & Alex Heuer 29301 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senator McCaskill: 'Sexual Assault Reform In Military Before End Of Year' A Conversation With Mo. U.S. Senate Candidate Claire McCaskill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-us-senate-candidate-claire-mccaskill <p>The race for U.S. Senate in Missouri between Democratic incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill and Republican Congressman Todd Akin is close and has garnered national attention.</p><p>Recent polling data shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney leads in Missouri, as does McCaskill over Akin, by a slim margin.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:47:06 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 6101 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Mo. U.S. Senate Candidate Claire McCaskill A Conversation With Mo. U.S. Senate Candidate Jonathan Dine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-mo-us-senate-candidate-jonathan-dine <p>The path to victory is rarely easy for political candidates and it’s even more difficult for third party candidates.&nbsp; Host Don Marsh talks with Libertarian <a href="http://www.jonathandine.com/">Jonathan Dine</a>, candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri.</p><p><strong>Show Highlights</strong></p><p>“I think it’s possible to win this race if a few more Democrats and Republicans would come my way,”<br>said Jonathan Dine.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:33:30 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5483 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Mo. U.S. Senate Candidate Jonathan Dine Akin Raises $1 Million Online http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/akin-raises-1-million-online <p>Republican challenger Todd Akin says he has topped $1 million in online donations for his campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.</p><p>Akin mounted an aggressive online fundraising drive in mid-August after losing the financial backing of some Republican groups because of his remarks about women's bodies having ways of avoiding pregnancy in what he described as "legitimate rape."</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:23:44 +0000 The Associated Press 5178 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Akin Raises $1 Million Online Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-april-24-2012 <p><strong>US Chamber of Commerce weighs in on Missouri&#39;s GOP Senate primary</strong></p><p>The US Chamber of Commerce has made an endorsement in the three-way Republican Senate primary in Missouri.</p><p>The chamber on Tuesday backed former Vi-Jon chairman <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brunner-enters-race-us-senate">John Brunner</a>, saying his private sector experience in cutting spending and balancing budgets provides the best contrast with Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:56:19 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & KRCU 3557 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Schweich will not run for U.S. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweich-will-not-run-us-senate <p>Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has decided not to enter the Republican race against Democratic&nbsp;Sen. Claire McCaskill.</p><p>Schweich said in a statement Tuesday that he determined his&nbsp;candidacy would have made the Republican Senate primary more&nbsp;contentious, and thus would not have helped Republican chances of&nbsp;defeating McCaskill in November.</p><p>The Senate race already includes three prominent Republicans -&nbsp;former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and&nbsp;businessman John Brunner.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:57:51 +0000 The Associated Press 3305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schweich will not run for U.S. Senate Paperwork filed for potential Schweich Senate bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/paperwork-filed-potential-schweich-senate-bid <p><strong>Updated 12:11 p.m.</strong><em> with statement from&nbsp;Neal Ethridge, Springfield businessman and former chairman of the 7<sup>th</sup> District Congressional Republican Committee</em></p><p>A Springfield-area defense attorney who was the treasurer of Tom Schweich&#39;s successful run for auditor in 2010 has <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/84337866/Schweich-527">filed documents with the Internal Revenue Service</a> to form a committee supporting Schweich for Senate.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:35:57 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Paperwork filed for potential Schweich Senate bid Blunt wins No. 5 Senate GOP leadership post http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-wins-no-5-senate-gop-leadership-post <p><em>Updated 6:10 p.m. with reporting <a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/voices/blogs/political-blogs/dc-backroom/114804-blunt-wins-no-5-senate-gop-leadership-post">from the St. Louis Beacon&#39;s Rob Koenig</a>.</em></p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 20:17:34 +0000 St. Louis Beacon 2671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt wins No. 5 Senate GOP leadership post Durbin: Democrats to keep pushing payroll tax cut http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-democrats-keep-pushing-payroll-tax-cut <p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says Democrats will continue to push for votes on a payroll tax cut extension after it failed.</p><p>Senate Republicans <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/12/01/143033957/senate-rejects-for-now-extending-payroll-tax-cut">on Thursday rejected</a> a Democratic plan to pay for the $120 billion tax cut extension with an extra tax on income above $1 million. Durbin says Congress is &quot;going to go back to this next week and the following week.&quot;</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 19:20:37 +0000 The Associated Press 2598 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin: Democrats to keep pushing payroll tax cut