Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill / John Cochran VAMC
1:50 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

McCaskill unveils "Healthcare Experience" program for Mo. VA facilities

As veterans stand near, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) unveils her new program, Veterans Healthcare Expirence Program (VHEP), that is intended to improve healthcare at the John Cochran Medical Center in St. Louis on Feb. 22, 2011. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Amid continued sterilization problems at John Cochran Medical Center in St. Louis, Sen. Claire McCaskill announced a new program today to try to improve veterans’ experiences at VA facilities in Missouri.

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Other News
8:32 pm
Sun February 20, 2011

McCaskill unveils new Congressional reforms

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill speaks to reporters at her St. Louis office on Sunday. (Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says Congress needs to play by the same rules as everyone else.

Speaking at her St. Louis office on Sunday, the Democratic Senator unveiled a package of reforms she says will help bring transparency and accountability to Congress.

McCaskill proposed creating an independent watchdog office to oversee Senate operations and take complaints from the public.

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Morning round-up
8:55 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Morning headlines: Cochran officials say hospital is safe, McCaskill raises concerns about Chrysler North Plant demolition, Pujols arrives at spring training

Cochran VA officials say despite sterilization concerns, the hospital is safe. Surgeries have been on hold since Feb. 2. (SLPRnews)
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Claire McCaskill
2:19 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

McCaskill: Obama's budget a "starting point" for conversation between Democrats, Republicans

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is calling President Obama's budget a starting point to begin the conversation between Democrats and Republicans.

The Democratic senator says she is anxious to see the Republicans' budget plan in the House. But McCaskill is also criticizing the GOP for focusing on the discretionary domestic budget, which, she says, is only 18 percent of the budget.

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Election 2012
3:12 pm
Mon February 7, 2011

McCaskill pays $4K for website rights

A screen capture of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's 2012 campaign website, ClaireMcCaskill.com. The domain name of the site was purchased from a Columbia, Mo. graphic designer. (Screen Capture of ClaireMcCaskill.com)

Claire McCaskill has a great name for politics - well, at least it's a profitable one for a Columbia, Mo. graphic designer.

The online domain name "ClaireMcCaskill.com" was snatched up by 39-year-old Brennan Hobart in anticipation of McCaskill's 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Cochran VAMC
4:12 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Congressional reaction to new problems at John Cochran VA Medical Center

The director of John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis says surgeries could resume next week at the facility. The center stopped performing surgeries because of concerns over contamination on some operating-room equipment. 

Meanwhile, congressional reaction to the new problems has been harsh.

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Election 2012
11:44 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Steelman raises $200K for U.S. Senate bid

U.S. Senate hopeful Sarah Steelman has raised $200,000 for her campaign, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

According to the paper, Steelman raised the sum in about a month.

So where does that put Steelman among her fellow U.S. Senate candidates? The Post-Dispatch lists the candidates' fundraising progress as follows:

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Democratic National Convention
5:20 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

McCaskill disputes reports she worked against St. Louis DNC bid

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill on Jan. 18, 2011. (St. Louis Public Radio/Rachel Lippmann)

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is coming under fire after a report in the New York Times accuses her of working against bringing the Democratic National Convention to the state.

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2011 State of the Union
12:13 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

McCaskill, Blunt weigh in on State of the Union, freeze in spending

President Barack Obama in 2008. Last night during his State of the Union Address, Obama proposed a freeze in spending that Missouri's senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt say doesn't go far enough. (St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri's Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt agree that the president's proposal to cut the deficit does not go far enough.

President Barack Obama proposed a freeze in spending in his State of the Union speech last night.

McCaskill, a Democrat, says the president's spending cuts don't go far enough:

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Claire McCaskill
6:01 pm
Tue January 18, 2011

McCaskill on secret holds, St. Louis hosting the DNC and spending cap legislation

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill at a press conference in St. Louis on Jan. 18, 2011. McCaskill spoke on a variety of topics including secret holds, St. Louis' chances to host the 2012 DNC and spending caps. (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill touched on several topics today during a press conference. We have a breakdown of her comments for you:

On St. Louis’ chance of securing the 2012 Democratic National Convention…

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