Claire McCaskill

McCaskill Holds Edge In Missouri

A new Missouri Scout poll finds Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) holding a slight edge over her likely challenger Josh Hawley (R) in the U.S. Senate …

Senate Race

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill Calls DNC Lawsuit A "Sill Distracton"

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill talks with Missouri Attorney General and likely Republican challenger Josh Hawley during the Governor’s Ham …

Conservative View

As Tax Day approaches, 'millionaire senator' Claire McCaskill slammed by GOP opponent for rejecting reform bill

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., may have an opportunity to take her tax reform spin for a spin this week. Like other Democratic incumbents facing tough …

U.S. Politics

McCaskill vs Hawley: What the pollster asked me

Missouri’s incumbent U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill faces a challenge in November from Republican Josh Hawley, and things are heating up, as I learned …

Republicans

Claire McCaskill roasted by Mizzou fans after tweeting mistake about Memorial Stadium

Any Mizzou fan can tell you about the iconic "M" Memorial Stadium.<p>For those who don't know, here's the description from Missouri's official site: The …

College Sports

Missouri AG Hawley — Claire McCaskill's likely challenger — calls on GOP Gov. Greitens to resign after explosive sex report

Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley — the expected challenger to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in one of the year's critical midterm …

Eric Greitens

Poll: Claire McCaskill, Josh Hawley tied in Missouri senate race

It looks like Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley have seven months to fight over 11 percent of the electorate.<p>A …

Republicans

As Zuckerberg faces Congress, Claire McCaskill is 'besties' with Facebook execs and beneficiary of their cash

Hundreds of miles from Capitol Hill, look for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony to reverberate in the Missouri Senate …

Social Media

Major push to combat opioid abuse doesn’t include bill to restore DEA powers

Congress is expected to make a major push in the next few months to approve dozens of bipartisan bills to combat the opioid epidemic.<p>But missing from …

Congressional Committees

Missouri Senator’s Reelection Quest Reflects Democratic Test in 2018

Sen. Claire McCaskill is one of five Senate Democrats who are up for re-election in states that President Trump won by at least 19 percentage points.<p>SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Claire McCaskill of Missouri first won election to the Senate in 2006, during one of the best years for Democrats in decades. This …

Elections

Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi: Meet the GOP’s new villains for 2018

The 2018 midterm strategy for the GOP seems to be Hillary Hillary Hillary — but she’s not on the ballot<p>Hillary Clinton doesn't hold any public office — and she isn't running for anything — but if you were to listen to conservative media outlets and Republican campaign ads, you could be forgiven for …

Government

Should the government cap prescription drug prices?

Three U.S. senators have launched a probe into why a 40-year-old cancer drug's price has increased 1400 percent. Introduced in 1976 to treat brain …

Claire McCaskill

'Right to work' would drive down wages for all Missourians

"Democrats’ campaigns home in on labor issues" (March 31) correctly notes that political leaders such as Sen. Claire McCaskill are speaking out …

St. Louis

Daily on Healthcare: Trump CMS introduces policies to lower Medicare drug prices…Poll finds individual mandate has little impact…

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Health Care

Missouri attorney general demands info from Facebook on data

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is demanding information from Facebook following allegations that the social media giant mishandled user data.<p>The Republican Senate candidate announced Monday that his office issued a civil investigative demand, which functions like a subpoena. It seeks details …

Business

Missouri AG subpoenas Facebook over political data practices

The Missouri attorney general said on Monday that he’s subpoenaed Facebook over concerns about its data practices following reports that a political …

Social Media

Letters: Readers discuss ‘Sweeney Todd’ at the Rep, Clean Power Plan and the census

A killer show<p>Sweeney is a hottie who gets you cooking (or cooked), and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at the Kansas City Repertory …

Clean Power Plan

President Trump and California governor spar on Twitter over immigrant pardons

State officials on Monday proposed expanding a task force that has gone after tax scofflaws operating in the underground economy in Los Angeles and Sacramento, saying California continues to lose billions of dollars in revenue from the illicit activity.<p>The underground economy is made up of …

Steven Spielberg

Drug Price Hike Sparks Senate Probe

Three senators request information from Tri-Source Pharma over 1,400% jump in price of Lomustine<p>Three U.S. senators are seeking more information from a Florida company that has steadily increased the price of a 40-year-old cancer drug, lomustine, in recent years.<p>Sens. Susan Collins (R., Maine), …

Biotechnology

Senators demand answers on price spike of cancer drug

A trio of bipartisan senators want to know why a 40-year-old, off-patent cancer drug increased in price by 1,400 percent over four years.<p>The drug is …

Martin Shkreli

State senators condemn fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark

Apr. 2, 2018, 4:05 p.m.<p>California Legislature<p>Lawmakers’ tempers flared Monday as the California Senate adjourned in memory of Stephon Clark, an unarmed African American man who was shot to death by Sacramento police officers on March 18.<p>Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) denounced the shooting, …

Steven Spielberg

In Missouri, GOP candidate for Senate walks Trump tightrope

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — He is one of the Republican Party's most-prized recruits, a young U.S. Senate candidate with an outsider resume and a …

Republicans

McCaskill's Missed Opportunity in Missouri

Sign up for In Our Opinion commentary<br>SUBMIT <br>Hillary Clinton continues to haunt the Missouri Senate race.<p>Republicans this month pounced on incumbent …

Senate Race

Whales, Dolphins Play; Random Kindness; LA Fav: Saturday Smiles

If you are looking for a lighter news story for your weekend, Patch is here to brighten your day. Take a look at these sweet stories.<p>If you are …

Ndamukong Suh

Lawyer Behind Failing Sham To Protect Sketchy Patents Sends Bogus Copyright Cease Desist To Blogger

You may recall a story we had last fall on a really, really obnoxious and cynical scam to protect sketchy patents by "selling" the patents to Native …

Joni Ernst

Lawmakers again take aim at California's tight lid on police shooting investigations

After police killed an unarmed black man in Sacramento earlier this month, California legislators are poised to again try to loosen some of the nation’s strictest prohibitions on the release of officer shooting and misconduct investigations.<p>State Sen.<p>Nancy Skinner(D-Berkeley) plans to introduce a …

Joe Biden

Our willful ignorance on drug prices

This week, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) released a report that sent another shot across the bow of the pharmaceutical industry. List prices for the …

Health Care

Editorial: Short takes on foam, wenches, arches, egos and insults

No foam for you<p>In 2015, Missouri Rep. Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, who in real life is director of the Missouri Grocers Association, led the successful …

St. Louis

Senate probes years of sexual harassment at US Forest Service

A Senate oversight committee has begun probing allegations of a decade-long practice of sexual harassment at the U.S. Forest Service, focusing on …

Sexual Harassment

Claire McCaskill's vote against Neil Gorsuch subject of GOP attack ad

Said in her own words, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., was "so in the vortex" of the battle over Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation one year ago on …

North Dakota