Sen. Roy Blunt

Eye on Washington
12:10 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Obama Calls For 'Economic Patriotism' In Kansas City Speech

President Obama spoke to a packed Uptown Theatre on Thursday, touting his economic successes and calling for more help for the middle class.

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 5:35 pm

President Obama woke up in Kansas City on Wednesday, rallying support for a growing economy, dreaming of equal pay for his daughters and touting what he called “economic patriotism.”

With just four months before the mid-term elections, Obama called out Congress for fighting him on help for the middle class in a rousing appearance at the Uptown Theatre and later, in a walk down Parkville’s Main Street.

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Primary Election 2014
6:12 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Blunt: Amendment 1 Won't Put out Family Farms

Sen. Roy Blunt, speaking in Springfield Friday, says he supports Amendment 1.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri says he’ll vote yes on the “right to farm” amendment this August because he wants “agriculture to continue to be the biggest economic driver in our state.”

Blunt’s remarks were offered to dairy farmers at the Heart of America Dairy Expo in Springfield Friday. He was quick to acknowledge opponents, declaring that this is not a fight between big corporate agriculture and family farms.

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Eye on Washington
12:32 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

For Republicans, Silence Is Golden When It Comes To Akin's Book

Todd Akin

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 8:56 pm

(Updated 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 15)

Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Wildwood, is continuing this week to make the rounds of the national news outlets as he promotes his new book, “Firing Back.”

But most Republicans, nationally and in Missouri, are continuing to ignore his book – and him.

In the book, Akin generally defends his controversial 2012 contention that in cases of “legitimate rape,’’ women rarely get pregnant because “their bodies have ways of shutting the whole thing down.”

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Under Review
11:53 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Branson Official Says Airport Was Operating Normally, Unsure Why Southwest Plane Landed at Wrong


Update: 9:31 a.m. 1-14-14: Senator Roy Blunt has sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) demanding answers.

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2:55 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

McCaskill Signs up for ACA Through Missouri's Exchange

Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) signs up for health insurance/Credit: YouTube

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s signed up for health insurance offered to Missourians under the Affordable Care Act. KSMU's Scott Harvey has more.

In a video posted to the Senators’ YouTube page, McCaskill is seen reading over information through before selecting a policy.

“This plan will cost $552.60 a month; my deductible will be $1,750 and my out-of-pocket maximum will be $5,000,” McCaskill said.

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