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  • McCaskill waits for GOP foe in Missouri

    Three Republicans hungrily eyeing Claire McCaskill's Missouri Senate seat have spent the past few months trying to tarnish each other's conservative credentials while polishing their own — a tactic that's designed to appeal to Tuesday's primary voters but one that could hurt the party's chances against the vulnerable freshman Democrat in November.


  • **FILE** Former Hawaii Rep. Ed Case holds a sign May 22, 2010, as he campaigns in Honolulu. (Associated Press)

    Democrats run TV ads for Republican hopefuls

    Democrats have their thumbs on Republican scales in Senate primaries in Missouri and Wisconsin this summer, hoping to improve their own chances of maintaining a majority in November. The idea isn't quite as far-fetched as it might sound.


  • Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican (Associated Press)

    Mo. Senate candidates leave recent hostility behind in GOP debate

    The Republican primary for Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's seat has grown increasingly hostile in recent weeks, but the three candidates barely attacked one another at a debate Monday night near St. Louis.


  • Sen. Claire McCaskill and her husband agreed Monday to pay more than $287,000 in overdue property taxes on a private airplane she used for official business. She had used the aircraft for a political trip. "Millionaire Claire McCaskill wants to simply write yet another big check and hope people won't ask any more questions," said Republican Party official Rob Jesmer. (Associated Press)

    LAMBRO: Earmarks - by a different name

    When Congress announced a ban on budget earmarks earlier this year, many believed that the wasteful spending practice had been killed once and for all.


  • **FILE** Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat (Associated Press)

    Bipartisan effort launched to end earmarks

    One year after the Senate rejected a moratorium on earmark spending, a bipartisan effort to permanently ban legislators from favoring pet projects is under way but faces an uncertain reception.


  • Review of markers finds no new problems

    A painstaking review of nearly 260,000 grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery so far has revealed no further evidence of misplaced or misidentified grave sites like the ones that led the Army to oust the cemetery's top management last year, cemetery officials said at a briefing Friday.


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    Inside Politics

    Sen. Claire McCaskill, has sold a private plane she co-owns with her husband, months after her use of it for official business and failure to pay back taxes created a political headache.


  • Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, who won her seat narrowly in 2006 and is up for re-election in 2012, has no shortage of would-be GOP challengers. (Associated Press)

    GOP challengers lining up for shot at Missouri Sen. McCaskill

    The re-election bid of Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is providing an early look at how Republicans plan to tie President Obama and his plunging job-approval ratings to vulnerable Democrats down the ballot next year.


  • Labor official resigns amid corruption probe

    An assistant secretary at the Department of Labor has resigned after an internal investigation found that he improperly steered federal contracts to friends and former colleagues.


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