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Claire Mccaskill

  1. 2018 midterms
    Dems Still Have a Good Shot at Flipping House, But Senate Is an Uphill BattleFifteen days before the midterms, polls show the House going blue, but the GOP is likely to maintain Senate control, or even pick up a seat or two.
  2. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senator Claire McCaskill Says She Will Not Vote to Confirm Brett KavanaughShe calls the allegations against him disturbing, but says that is not the reason for her decision.
  3. Most ‘Trump Ten’ Democratic Senators Doing Better Than Trump in Their StatesThe president isn’t nearly as strong as he was in 2016 in many states where Democratic senators are running for reelection this year.
  4. Will Greitens Avenge Himself on Missouri GOP With an Indie Run for the Senate?It could be a sign that God really loves incumbent Democratic senator Claire McCaskill, whose last opponent imploded.
  5. The Clintons Will Keep a Low Profile in the MidtermsFor the first time since the 1980s, Bill and Hillary are not likely to be major factors in a national election.
  6. Another Day, Another Set of Scandalous Claims Against Missouri Governor GreitensGreitens was already facing calls to resign over a sex scandal. Now he’s been accused of illegally using his charity’s donor list and lying about it.
  7. Missouri’s Attorney General Recommends More Charges for Governor GreitensThe Missouri governor’s already on trial for felony violation of privacy. Now the state’s attorney general is recommending campaign-finance charges.
  8. Democratic Senate Looking Like a Reach — AgainProspects for a Democratic Senate after the midterms have waxed and waned, but it may be tough for Democrats to hang on in deep red states.
  9. Is Democratic Cooperation With Trump Depressing Supporters?You can’t rant and snarl every minute, and when your opponent is Donald Trump, he’ll do much of the work of mobilizing your base.
  10. Democrats Just Flipped Their 35th State Legislative SeatRepublicans are gaining in the polls, but Democrats keep wildly overperforming in special elections.
  11. Josh Hawley Goes Off the Deep End on the Sexual Revolution and Human TraffickingThe main difference between today’s GOP Senate candidate in Missouri and the hapless Todd Akin is some Ivy League polish.
  12. Trump’s W.H. Stops Feigning Bipartisanship Because It Has No Legislative AgendaFor Trump and Pence, “bipartisanship” now means attacking centrist Democrats for not supporting them in 2017.
  13. Vulnerable Democratic Senators Mostly Above Water; a Wave Could Keep Them ThereApproval ratio numbers for senators show a predictable erosion of support for Democrats running in red states. But they’re hanging in there.
  14. Democratic Senators Call on Al Franken to ResignAfter a seventh woman accused Franken of sexual harassment Wednesday, several of the senator’s colleagues called on him to step down.
  15. 2018 Senate Overview: The Pro-GOP Landscape Is Turning BlueTrump’s unpopularity, strong Democratic incumbents, and some luck are benefiting the party that would’ve expected to lose badly in 2018 Senate races.
  16. Roy Moore’s Troubles Could Open a Door to a Democratic SenateIt’s early days, but allegations of predatory behavior by the Alabamian could reduce the GOP’s Senate margin to one vote.
  17. politics
    Four Female Senators Share Their #MeToo Harassment StoriesSenators Elizabeth Warren, Heidi Heitkamp, Claire McCaskill, and Mazie Hirono open up about harassment.
  18. Red-State Democrats Have No Good Excuse for Backing Trump’s Tax PlanThe electoral benefits of dealing the GOP total legislative failure outweigh those of backing Trump’s unpopular tax policies.
  19. Trump’s Tax Speech Empty of Tax Specifics, Budget ContextIt’s bad enough that the president’s “tax speech” had not a single specific proposal. He also didn’t mention how it would fit into the federal budget.
  20. Things Are Looking Up for Democratic Senators in Trump CountrySix Senate Democrats running for reelection in states easily carried by Trump last year are benefitting from strong popularity and GOP fecklessness.
  21. politics
    Claire McCaskill Calls Out GOP for Crafting Health-Care Bill Behind Closed Doors“There’s a group of guys in a back room somewhere that are making these decisions.”
  22. Maybe Senate Democrats Aren’t in Such Bad Shape for 2018With a horrific electoral landscape, it was thought Democrats would lose Senate seats even if they did well in the House. But things are looking up.
  23. women in politics
    All the Female Senators Who’ve Spoken Out About Being Sexually HarassedIn most cases, by their male colleagues.
  24. These Female Senators Are Very Concerned About Donald Trump’s Weight“Campaign stress?”
  25. cancer
    Senator Claire McCaskill Shares Her Breast-Cancer Diagnosis on TumblrWishing you a speedy recovery, hip senator.
  26. video
    Senator Claire McCaskill Encourages Men to ‘Just Shut the Hell Up’Finally, somebody says it.
  27. ballpark frankness
    Drinking Beer With Senator Claire McCaskill“I get in trouble all the time for saying what I think. All. The. Time.”
  28. quotables
    Claire McCaskill Will Not Be Trolled by James TarantoThe Missouri Senator responds to Taranto’s claims of a “war on men.” 
  29. binders full of women
    Female Senators Account for Changing Armed Services CommitteeWhat happens when women are in the room.
  30. Claire McCaskill Is Fine With Gay Marriage NowShe announced her support on Tumblr.
  31. the end of 2012
    The Year of the ‘Year of the Woman’America wanted 2012 to be about women. Was it?
  32. interview
    Claire McCaskill’s Stylish Daughters Talk Todd Akin, Huntsman Girls, and MoreA Q&A with election “style breakout stars” Maddie and Lily Esposito.
  33. Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin Loses to Claire McCaskillThe GOP forgave Akin, but voters didn’t.
  34. election 2012
    What’s at Stake for Women on November 6?A battleground election guide.
  35. Todd Akin Tries an Awkward New Press OffensiveHe just can’t get media management right.
  36. Akin Campaign Insists That Comparing Female Senator to Dog Is HilariousThis campaign really “gets” women and what they like to hear.
  37. Todd Akin Has a New Way to Describe Claire McCaskillAnd, yes, it’s pretty sexist. 
  38. In Debate, McCaskill Avoids Attacking Akin on ‘Legitimate Rape’Both sides pulled punches.
  39. sisterhood
    Pro-Life, Rape-Surviving Republicans Turn on Akin in New McCaskill AdsThree sexual assault survivors speak out against Todd Akin.
  40. Why Claire McCaskill Should Promote a Felon to Defeat Todd AkinA legitimate proposal.
  41. Todd Akin Is Still ApologizingThis time in a new TV ad.
  42. McCaskill Says Akin Must Stay NomineeMissouri Democrat Claire McCaskill says replacing Akin would be “pretty radical.”
  43. Ron Paul Would Like to Give You Back Your DignityHe won’t let Canada get the last laugh!
  44. Heilemann: Emerging Themes From a Different Kind of ConventionObama has had a rough August, and he needs this convention to really hit the bull’s-eye or he’ll be in serious trouble.