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Countdown to Election Day

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/05/18, 12:27 pm

Candidates and their supporters are out in force Monday making the final push ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. That’s especially true in Missouri, where polls show a dead heat in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger, state Attorney General Josh Hawley—one of several critical races that could decide the balance of power in the Senate. In another close race, former President Barack Obama stumped in Indiana on Sunday in hopes of pushing incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly across the finish line.

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Kavanaugh accusers under investigation

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/05/18, 10:11 am

Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Department of Justice on Friday to investigate a woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Left-wing activist Judy Munro-Leighton wrote the committee during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and took credit for writing an anonymous letter accusing the judge and a friend of raping her. When questioned by committee investigators, Munro-Leighton said she did not write the letter in question and had never met Kavanaugh, according to Grassley.

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Political big guns out for final midterm push

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/02/18, 01:01 pm

President Donald Trump is on the campaign trail again Friday, making a final push for Republican candidates ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. The president campaigned earlier this week in Florida, where polls show Democrats maintaining a small but steady lead in the races for governor and a key U.S. Senate seat. Trump will rally Republicans in Indiana Friday, where GOP challenger Mike Braun hopes to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in a tight race.

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