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Faculty members stress conversation, education about sexual assault in TAPP-hosted panel

By Tess Vrbin | March 14, 2016

Title IX Administrator Ellen Eardley: “In hookup culture, with a lack of sex education (and) with a lot of alcohol, you may make a really big mistake.”

Senator Claire McCaskill announces she has breast cancer

By Alyssa Bessasparis | Feb. 22, 2016

McCaskill has been serving Missouri in the U.S. Senate since 2006.

Lawmakers call for end to racism, new leadership

By Bryanna Leach | Nov. 8, 2015

Gov. Nixon and several legislators spoke out about Concerned Student 1950.

McCaskill fights back against sexual assault

McCaskill fights back against sexual assault

By Anna Jaoudi | Aug. 26, 2015

Senator Claire McCaskill and a team of senators strengthened the Campus Accountability and Safety Act in hopes of moving it through the Senate and the House of Representatives.

US Senator Claire McCaskill speaks on higher ed’s ‘dirty little secret’ at inaugural summit

By Dun Li | April 20, 2015

McCaskill touched on the Sasha Menu Corey case as well as Dorial Green-Beckman’s dismissal from the Mizzou football team during her keynote speech.

McCaskill visits MU to discuss sexual violence on campus

In Print: McCaskill visits MU to discuss sexual violence on campus

By Jennifer Prohov | Oct. 8, 2014

The crowd expressed concerns that students are not aware of resources and procedures for dealing with sexual violence.

McCaskill speaks about Ferguson, veterans affairs

By Quinn Malloy | Sept. 13, 2014

McCaskill said she plans to fund organizations that train African Americans to assume leadership roles in their communities.

McCaskill backs bill to lower student loans

By Madison Denton | July 8, 2014

McCaskill has backed a fully paid for bill to lower loan interest rates.

In Print: White House endorses McCaskill sexual assault campaign

By Joe Clougher | May 7, 2014

Missouri’s U.S. Senator applauded Vice President Joe Biden’s support.

McCaskill continues push against college sexual assaults

By Joe Clougher | April 20, 2014

There is an epidemic of sexual assaults in universities and community colleges across the country that needs to be quelled, said Sen. Claire McCaskill. McCaskill, D-Mo., announced a survey of American colleges’ readiness to combat sexual assaults last Tuesday. The survey, sent out to 350 universities and community colleges, will ...

In Print: McCaskill targets college sexual assaults

By Joe Clougher | April 9, 2014

he Missouri senator plans to combat the spread of sexual violence on college campuses.

McCaskill, Blunt seek to reform military sexual assault proceeding law

In Print: McCaskill, Blunt seek to reform military sexual assault proceeding law

By Covey Eonyak Son | Nov. 12, 2013

Supporters for the reform believe Article 32 to be biased against the victims of sexual assault.

City, State and Nation : McCaskill, Blunt react to 'government shutdown'

Posted to City, State and Nation by Beatriz Costa-Lima on Oct. 1, 2013 at 12:45 a.m.

The federal government shut down at 11 p.m. central time after Congress could not agree on a spending bill for the fiscal year beginning Tuesday. The House voted on two amendments to the spending bill Saturday evening. The first was to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act ...

McCaskill, Blunt react to president’s statements on Syria

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Sept. 10, 2013

The president said he would put off a vote on the military strike while working on a diplomatic option.

Obama talks economy in Warrensburg

Obama talks economy in Warrensburg

By Hannah Tinnin | July 25, 2013

The president lauded the Missouri Innovation Campus at the University of Central Missouri.

Debate shuts down student loan bill, interest rates now doubled 

By Shannon Shaver | July 17, 2013

Roughly 7 million college students will be affected by the decision.

Protestors ask Missouri McCaskill, Blunt to close Guantanamo Bay

By Jennifer Beatty | May 9, 2013

The protestors dressed in orange jumpsuits.

In Print: U.S. Senate considers Internet sales tax

By Claire Boston | May 3, 2013

Missouri loses $239 million in Internet tax revenue each year.

Hagel endorses McCaskill's changes to military code

By Claire Boston | April 12, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday that he seeks to reform military code by stripping commanding officers of their power to overturn court-martial convictions, a change Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., proposed last month. McCaskill drafted legislation that would alter the commanding officers' power and also require the officers to provide ...

Congress thwarts five-day postal service plan

In Print: Congress thwarts five-day postal service plan

By Claire Boston | April 12, 2013

The agency lost $15.9 billion last year.

In Print: McCaskill to draft military sexual assault bill

By Claire Boston | March 15, 2013

The Pentagon estimates 14 percent of assaults were reported in 2010.

In Print: House reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

By Bell Johnson | March 5, 2013

The act was passed after a yearlong stalemate.

In Print: Missouri senators split over Hagel confirmation

By Matthew Flores | March 1, 2013

Hagel was confirmed as Secretary of Defense on Tuesday.

In Print: McCaskill criticizes Postal Service's switch to five-day week

By Cole Kennedy | Feb. 8, 2013

The decision, effective Aug. 5, could greatly affect rural Missouri.

In Print: Claire McCaskill re-introduces Earmark Elimination Act in Senate

By Claire Boston | Feb. 8, 2013

$15.9 billion was spent on pet projects in 2010.

Senate aid for post offices continues

By Rachel Brooks | Feb. 5, 2013

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is fighting to keep rural post office’s six-day delivery.

City, State and Nation : State politicians work to honor Stan Musial's memory

Posted to City, State and Nation by Rachel Brooks on Jan. 23, 2013 at 8:46 p.m.

Four days after the death of baseball legend Stan Musial, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., proposed to honor his life and contributions to the state by naming the new Interstate 70 bridge the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge. The bridge is being constructed over the Mississippi River, from St. Louis into East ...

Q&A: Missouri for McCaskill spokesman Erik Dorey

In Print: Q&A: Missouri for McCaskill spokesman Erik Dorey

By Andrea Gonzales-Paul | Nov. 6, 2012

McCaskill's campaign is continually working toward an Election Day victory.

McCaskill waits tables in Columbia to emphasize importance of student loans, other issues

McCaskill waits tables in Columbia to emphasize importance of student loans, other issues

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Oct. 16, 2012

"These are bread-and-butter kind of issues for Missourians," McCaskill said.

Gubernatorial, senatorial candidates square off in Columbia

Gubernatorial, senatorial candidates square off in Columbia

By Andrea Gonzales-Paul | Sept. 21, 2012

Topics discussed included tobacco taxes and Medicare.

In Print: McCaskill speaks about student loans at MU

By Caroline O’Reilly | Sept. 6, 2012

The speech covered the topics of student loans and her election against Rep.Todd Akin.

Akin to stay in Senate race

In Print: Akin to stay in Senate race

By Rachel Brooks | Aug. 28, 2012

He confirmed his candidacy in Chesterfield on Friday.

City, State and Nation : McCaskill to skip Democratic National Convention, campaign in Missouri

Posted to City, State and Nation by Matthew Flores on June 27, 2012 at 12:23 p.m.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., announced yesterday her intention to skip September's Democratic National Convention and instead focus on campaigning in Missouri, according to the Associated Press. McCaskill, who is up for re-election this year, joins a growing list of Democrats serving in conservative districts that have chosen not to ...

In Print: McCaskill proposes amendment in Senate farm bill

By Lucas Shapiro | June 19, 2012

The proposal follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plan to consolidate FSA and general domestic offices.

McCaskill visits Columbia to discuss energy efficiency

McCaskill visits Columbia to discuss energy efficiency

By Turner Johnson | Jan. 17, 2012

Attendees brought up the need to educate consumers on efficient energy use.

McCaskill, Toomey introduce Anti-Earmark bill before Senate

By Matthew Flores | Dec. 2, 2011

The bill is designed to eliminate special project spending in legislation.

In Print: McCaskill's bill granting GAO authority passes through committee

By Matthew Flores | Oct. 28, 2011

The bill is would strengthen the GAO's power in their investigations.

City, State and Nation : U.S. House renames federal courthouse in honor of former Sen. Kit Bond

Posted to City, State and Nation by Matthew Flores on Sept. 22, 2011 at 9:05 a.m.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to name a new federal courthouse in Jefferson City after former U.S. Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, R-Mo. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced the bill in the Senate and it was subsequently passed by unanimous vote in July 2011. Sen. Claire ...

Arlington National Cemetery now catalogued digitally

In Print: Arlington National Cemetery now catalogued digitally

By Taylor Fox | Sept. 9, 2011

Investigation led to the discovery of eight soldier remains in one gravesite.

McCaskill, Blunt organize river management group

By Abigail Geiger | Aug. 1, 2011

Due to recent flooding, Missouri senators are organizing managing problems.

In Print: Blunt, McCaskill back Nixon’s disaster declaration request to Obama

By Dani Kass | July 6, 2011

Blunt sponsored a tax relief act and announced the Joplin Tomorrow Foundation.

Potential delay of levee reconstruction causes controversy

By Abigail Geiger | June 9, 2011

Missouri politicians and officials have expressed concern about rising waters.

In Print: Nixon adds more counties to disaster declaration after additional storm damage

By Taylor Fox | June 1, 2011

Missouri's U.S. senators gave their condolences to areas hit hard by storms.

McCaskill on the move in Missouri

In Print: McCaskill on the move in Missouri

By Kari Paul and Steven Dickherber | April 22, 2011

Before coming to campus, McCaskill met with Boonville educators to discuss education reform.

McCaskill: Plane controversy was ‘serious, sloppy mistake’

McCaskill: Plane controversy was ‘serious, sloppy mistake’

By Kari Paul | April 1, 2011

The senator insists not paying the taxes on her private plane was an honest mistake.

In Print: Missouri nuclear power plant quakeproof, officials say

By Dani Kass | March 22, 2011

The plant’s radioactive material is surrounded by concrete walls four feet thick.

In Print: Private flight controversy could hurt McCaskill’s lead in polls

By Kari Paul | March 15, 2011

McCaskill led in polls against all potential Republican candidates before the incident.

Small plane controversy could hurt McCaskill’s lead in polls

In Print: Small plane controversy could hurt McCaskill’s lead in polls

By Kari Paul | March 15, 2011

McCaskill led in polls against all potential Republican candidates before the incident.

McCaskill speaks out on Libya, budget cuts at town hall forum

In Print: McCaskill speaks out on Libya, budget cuts at town hall forum

By Gregory Zajac and Kari Paul | Feb. 25, 2011

The Missouri senator believes the U.S. is helping Libya "behind the scenes."

McCaskill, Blunt support legislation reducing federal spending

In Print: McCaskill, Blunt support legislation reducing federal spending

By Nichole Ballard | Feb. 4, 2011

Both senators support legislation capping federal spending at 20 percent of the GDP.

Ed Martin announces bid for US Senate seat

In Print: Ed Martin announces bid for US Senate seat

By Kari Paul | Feb. 1, 2011

Martin said he wishes to reduce the size and cost of the government.

Politics Watch: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repealed by Senate

Posted to Politics Watch by Kari Paul on Dec. 19, 2010 at 5:50 p.m.

The Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the military's "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy on Saturday. This vote marked the end of the military’s 17-year policy of banning openly gay and lesbian service members from the military. Eight Republicans and one Independent joined Democrats to vote for ...

In Print: McCaskill backs legislation for Arlington National Cemetary oversight

By Allison Prang | Dec. 10, 2010

Eight cremated remains were found in one burial site marked 'unknown.'

Politics Watch: McCaskill to host Fulton town hall meeting

Posted to Politics Watch by Wes Duplantier on Sept. 9, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will host a town hall meeting at William Woods University in Fulton today from 1-2 p.m. to talk to voters about the federal deficit and the economic downturn. McCaskill, who is not up for re-election until 2012, will speak at Aldridge Lounge about ways to ...

In Print: Invisible Children meets with McCaskill to promote peace in Uganda

By Kari Paul | Sept. 3, 2010

The group wants to see recently-passed legislation acted upon.

Politics Watch: Bond, McCaskill sponsor cybersecurity laws

Posted to Politics Watch by Wes Duplantier on June 25, 2010 at 2:10 p.m.

Each of Missouri's senators have teamed up with one of Utah's senators to propose separate cybersecurity bills within hours of each other. On Thursday, the office of Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., announced that he and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will sponsor a bill aimed at curbing cyber attacks ...