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Todd Akin says 'legitimate rape' comments distorted to destroy his career

Todd Akin says 'legitimate rape' comments distorted to destroy his career

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --It's been two years since Todd Akin talked about "legitimate rape," and he again tried to reframe the infamous comments that handed Claire McCaskill re-election.
Gabrielle Levy
GM CEO Mary Barra defends top lawyer Michael Millikin

GM CEO Mary Barra defends top lawyer Michael Millikin

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --GM CEO Mary Barra defended her company's top lawyer, Michael Millikn, for his role in what senators called a cover-up of the faulty ignition switch problem.
Ananth Baliga
Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --In a new book by disgraced former congressman Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican says he regrets apologizing for his "legitimate rape" assertion in 2012.
Matt Bradwell
Senators divided over appropriate response to ISIS in Iraq

Senators divided over appropriate response to ISIS in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) --Senators came away from a classified briefing on the Pentagon's plans to deal with the takeover of Iraq by terrorists without many answers on the way forward.
Gabrielle Levy
Todd Akin slams Hillary Clinton for laughing about defending a child rapist

Todd Akin slams Hillary Clinton for laughing about defending a child rapist

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --Todd Akin called Hillary Clinton "hypocritical" for defending an accused child rapist in 1975 while accusing the GOP of declaring a "war on women."
Aileen Graef
Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

Senate quickly passes VA access bill, could cost $50b a year

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --The Senate pushed through a bill that will allow veterans to seek care outside the VA health system just after hammering out a compromise from opposing bills.
Gabrielle Levy
McCaskill launches effort to combat campus sexual assault

McCaskill launches effort to combat campus sexual assault

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Claire McCaskill held the first of three roundtables as a first step toward legislation meant to improve how college campuses report and combat sexual assault.
Gabrielle Levy
Army investigating groping claim against top sex crimes prosecutor

Army investigating groping claim against top sex crimes prosecutor

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army's sex-crimes prosecutor is being investigated on claims he groped a female lawyer during a sexual-assault conference in 2011, Army officials said.
Senate blocks military sex assault bill

Senate blocks military sex assault bill

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- A bill to remove military commanders from military commanders from the decisions over the prosecution of sexual assault cases failed in the Senate.
Gabrielle Levy
Senator blocks debate on sexual assault bill to vote on Iran sanctions

Senator blocks debate on sexual assault bill to vote on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., blocked debate on the military sexual assault bill so the Senate could vote on new sanctions against Iran.
Aileen Graef
Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Politics 2014: Internet helps out when politicians have memory lapses

Political memory sure has been aided and abetted by the Internet, where nothing really is deleted, removed or otherwise pulled out of the public arena.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Senate panel holds hearing on Army recruiting fraud

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday began investigating the possibility of fraud in an Army recruiting program in which recruiters allegedly received kickbacks.

U.S. senators: Karzai 'delusional,' 'not essential'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Some U.S. senators are urging the White House not to negotiate an agreement on keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan until President Hamid Karzai leaves office.
U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

U.S. Senate turf war looms over Target hacking investigation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- At least three Senate committees are fighting for the right to filet U.S. retailer Target for its massive security breach, aides to the various committees said.

Hillary Clinton, Claire McCaskill allegedly had mutual, deep hatred

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton and Sen. Claire McCaskill once had such hate the Missouri Democrat said she feared being in an elevator with the former first lady, a book says.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) speaks during the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner in St. Louis on April 18, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Claire Conner McCaskill (pronounced /məˈkæskəl/; born July 24, 1953) is the senior United States Senator from Missouri and a member of the Democratic Party. She defeated Republican incumbent Jim Talent in the 2006 U.S. Senate election, by a margin of 49.6% to 47.3%. She is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri in her own right. She became the state's senior U.S. Senator upon the retirement of Kit Bond in 2011.

Before her election to the U.S. Senate, McCaskill was State Auditor of Missouri from 1999 to 2007. She previously served as Jackson County Prosecutor (1993–1998) and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives (1983–1988). She was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Missouri in the 2004 gubernatorial election. She is a native of Rolla and graduate of the University of Missouri.

In the U.S. Senate, McCaskill serves as a member of the Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Special Committee on Aging. She is chairman of the Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. She was cited by The New York Times to be among the seventeen women most likely to become the first female President of the United States.

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