Claire McCaskill Remains Content For Todd Akin To Stay In Senate Race ST. LOUIS -- Rep. Todd Akin's staunchest defender may turn out to be his chief political rival. As the nation's top Republicans urged Akin this week to abandon his Senate race, one of the few politicians content to see him stay was the Democratic incumbent ... 08/24/2012 - 9:25 am | View Link
Claire McCaskill’s see-no-evil campaign Behind the scenes, top Republicans don’t want to get to that point. Persistent chatter among Missouri political operatives is the possibility that Akin cuts a deal with Ann Wagner — who is running for the House seat he is vacating. The idea ... 08/6/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Claire McCaskill: Charlotte chatter is ‘stupid’ Sen. Claire McCaskill said it’s “stupid” to make “a big deal” about her and other Democrats skipping the party’s national convention this summer. “I’ve never gone when I’ve had a contested race,” the Missouri senator said Wednesday on ... 06/27/2012 - 2:36 am | View Link
Claire McCaskill Skips Charlie Pierce puts it best (as always): Is there a Democratic incumbent outside of the state of West Virginia less worth re-electing than Claire McCaskill in Missouri? That it remains vitally important that she be re-elected makes me want to remove my ... 06/26/2012 - 10:51 am | View Link
Stealing Time: Black Monday, McCaskill to DNC?, Rs for Moore, NKOTB Feels like a hangover this morning after a grim day across Grand and further down Main Street yesterday. Lots of chatter about the ax falling around town. And it sounds like Kelly Urich is out at Mix 93.3. Who will Hearne Christopher quote now? Oh ... 11/10/2008 - 11:00 am | View Link
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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
The nonpartisan budget office says the increase would impose $1 billion in higher salary costs on state and local governments in 2017, when in full effect.
Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.
Last week, Congressman Vance "Big Smooch" McAllister dumped a female staffer after leaked security camera footage showed him kissing her in the hallway outside his Louisiana office. And now another woman has left the office over the affair:
Leah Gordon, the staff member of U. S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking the video of the congressman’s scandalous kiss, has resigned as his Monroe District Office manager.
But don't worry, the kissing congressman isn't a monster—she wasn't forced out:
“We won’t terminate or discipline any employee until after our internal investigation of the security breach is complete,” Terry said.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is coming to Seattle to hawk her new memoir, titled “A Fighting Chance,” and appear May 29 as marquee guest at Sen. Patty Murray’s annual Golden Tennis Shoes Awards lunch and fund-raiser. A trenchant critic of Wall Street excess, Warren is running distant second to Hillary Clinton, and usually ahead of […]
A new study calls the threat of catastrophic cyber-security failures overblown and says the government’s plan for fixes will ultimately make the Internet less secure.
MoreThe Rapture of the NerdsYahoo Reportedly Has a Bold New Proposal That Could Threaten GoogleMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostCannes Film Festival 2014: Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Movies Make the Lineup People“This is a really complex and dynamic system,” said the study’s lead author Eli Dourado, a tech policy research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, a libertarian-leaning think tank.
Beau Biden, the eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, said he will run for governor of Delaware in 2016, the Associated Press reports.
Biden said he won’t seek a third term as attorney general. Instead, he’ll make a go for the top job in the state his father represented in the U.