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Missing Baby Lisa’s Room Untouched a Year Later

Missing Baby Lisa’s Room Untouched a Year Later

Family of Lisa Irwin(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The Irwin family home on North Lister in Kansas City, Mo., looks deceptively normal.  The father leaves every morning to go to work while the mother stays at home to care for the couple’s two young boys.&n…

Sen. Blunt: Todd Akin Could Still Win in Missouri

Sen. Blunt: Todd Akin Could Still Win in Missouri

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Todd Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape” have caused some to question whether he is a legitimate candidate for Senate in Missouri where he is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill.  But sev…

Todd Akin at News Conference: I’m Staying in the Race

Todd Akin at News Conference: I’m Staying in the Race

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS, M.O.) — Todd Akin’s message to Missouri: I’m staying in the race.Akin, the sixth-term Republican congressman who is running for the U.S. Senate in Missouri, held his first news conference on Thursday afte…

Todd Akin to Claire McCaskill: You Should Drop Out

Todd Akin to Claire McCaskill: You Should Drop Out

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — After days of ignoring Republican pleas to abandon his U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin on Thursday received an even more damning message: A new Rasmussen poll shows that Akin, who held a tidy lead…

Todd Akin Opens Door to Possible Exit from Missouri Senate Race

Todd Akin Opens Door to Possible Exit from Missouri Senate Race

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Republican Congressman Todd Akin opened the door to a possible exit from Missouri’s Senate race on Wednesday, saying he doesn’t know the future.“Well George, I’m never going to say everything that could possibly happen…

Todd Akin Asks for Forgiveness in New Ad

Todd Akin Asks for Forgiveness in New Ad

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — Amid growing pressure for him to drop out of Missouri’s Senate race, Rep. Todd Akin released a new ad Tuesday asking for forgiveness over remarks he made about women rarely becoming pregnant from “legitimate rape.””…

New Poll Shows Rep. Todd Akin Still Leads in Missouri Senate Race

New Poll Shows Rep. Todd Akin Still Leads in Missouri Senate Race

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — In spite of the controversy surrounding Missouri Congressman Todd Akin because of remarks he made about women not becoming pregnant after a “legitimate rape,” he still leads Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in …

Republicans Condemn Todd Akin for ‘Legitimate Rape’ Remarks

Republicans Condemn Todd Akin for ‘Legitimate Rape’ Remarks

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin said today that he would not step aside despite calls for him to quit by two prominent Republican senators following his comments about “legitimate rape.” Akin, a Republican, in…

GOP Senate Candidate Says Pregnancy ‘Rare’ in ‘Legitimate Rape’

GOP Senate Candidate Says Pregnancy ‘Rare’ in ‘Legitimate Rape’

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Missouri Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, who opposes abortion in most cases, including rape, said in a television interview Sunday that it is “really rare” that victims of “legitimate…

Todd Akin Defeats Self-Funder, Palin-Backed Rival in Missouri Primary

Todd Akin Defeats Self-Funder, Palin-Backed Rival in Missouri Primary

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(ST. LOUIS) — Sarah Palin’s chosen candidate has lost Missouri’s GOP Senate primary.  So has the race’s self-funding front-runner.Instead, Missouri Republicans picked Rep. Todd Akin in an upset victory for…

Missouri Passes Right to Pray Amendment

Missouri Passes Right to Pray Amendment

Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution reiterating individuals’ right to pray publicly and in schools.On a day when GOP primaries promised the mo…

Lacy Clay Jr. Ousts Russ Carnahan in St. Louis Redistricting Battle

Lacy Clay Jr. Ousts Russ Carnahan in St. Louis Redistricting Battle

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — Rep. Lacy Clay, Jr. won the primary fight over St. Louis on Tuesday, emerging without much of a scar from the political ring of his newly-merged district.Clay defeated neighboring Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan in a …

Political Scions Face Off in St. Louis Redistricting Matchup

Political Scions Face Off in St. Louis Redistricting Matchup

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — On Tuesday, St. Louis will be a re-election Thunderdome for two political scions.  Two men will enter; one man will leave.Democratic Reps. Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay, Jr. will square off for the whole of the c…

Sarah Palin Cuts TV Ad for Sarah Steelman in Missouri Senate Race

Sarah Palin Cuts TV Ad for Sarah Steelman in Missouri Senate Race

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sarah Palin is leaping to the assistance of a fellow “momma grizzly” in Missouri.Sarah Steelman, who has enjoyed the backing of Tea Partiers in Missouri’s three-way Republican Senate primary…

Bomb Threats Rattle Walmart Stores in Kansas, Missouri

Bomb Threats Rattle Walmart Stores in Kansas, Missouri

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LEAVENWORTH, Kan.) — Two Walmart stores received bomb threats on Sunday, prompting police to evacuate stores and search for dangerous devices, Kansas police officials said.The threats in Leavenworth and Lawrence came after…

Immigrant Mom Loses Effort to Regain Son Given to US Adoptive Parents

Immigrant Mom Loses Effort to Regain Son Given to US Adoptive Parents

Encarnacion Bail Romero cries after learning she won’t regain custody of her child she knew as Carlos. (ABC News)(CARTHAGE, Mo.) — In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother los…

Man Charged With Murdering Missouri Sisters

Man Charged With Murdering Missouri Sisters

ABC News (PLATTE COUNTY, Mo.) — A Missouri man has been charged with murder in the beating and suffocation deaths of two Missouri sisters who went missing over the weekend. Police confirmed at a news conference Monday that the bodies of two women foun…

Britny Haarup, Ashley Key: Truck Found in Missing Missouri Sisters Search

Britny Haarup, Ashley Key: Truck Found in Missing Missouri Sisters Search

Britny Haarup (right) and Ashley Key (left). ABC News (NEW YORK) — A truck linked to two missing Missouri women was found on a dusty, country road this weekend, raising concerns about foul play. Britny Haarup, 19, and Ashley Key, 22, were last seen Fr…

‘Serial Hugger’ Preys on Women in St. Louis Suburbs

‘Serial Hugger’ Preys on Women in St. Louis Suburbs

Hemera/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — Missouri prosecutors are trying to decide whether to charge an alleged serial hugger who pretends to know women and cons them into giving him a hug.So far, at least 36 women have come forward to complain about unwanted h…

Fourth Child Dies After Missouri, Tennessee Lake Electrocutions

Fourth Child Dies After Missouri, Tennessee Lake Electrocutions

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — A fourth child has died after a pair of separate electrocution incidents at lakes in Missouri and Tennessee.Nathan Lynam, 11, died Thursday night at Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., authorities said.O…

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