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Anita Hill's 1991 testimony in the confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas ignited a firestorm, both in the media and the public.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with Hill about a new documentary that examines her experience giving the testimony and the fallout that resulted, both in the media and in her personal life.

Guest:

  • Anita Hill, professor of social policy, law and women's, gender and sexuality issues at Brandeis University

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Sen. Pat Roberts has represented Kansas in the U.S. Senate since 1997, but one man is trying to end that reign. Dr. Milton Wolf is one of four contenders in the Kansas Republican primary for U.S. Senate. A Tea Party darling, Wolf has taken a hard line against tax increases, government spending and says he would adhere to a strict two term limit. 

And he's also President Obama's second cousin, once removed.

Pat Roberts has represented Kansas in the U.S. Senate since 1997, but he’s up for re-election and facing several competitors in the Republican primary.

On Monday's Up to Date, we talk with two of those challengers, Republicans Milton Wolf and Alvin Zahnter. We discuss about how healthcare laws, the job market and more.

Guests:

  • Milton Wolf, U.S. Senate candidate from Overland Park
  • Alvin Zahnter, U.S. Senate candidate from Russell, Kan.

In the wake of the breach of security at Target that resulted in compromised financial data for thousands of consumers, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is sponsoring a bipartisan bill that aims to help. He's also asking questions about an official report on the Benghazi attack, and seeking to restore funding for child abuse prevention. 

In the first part of Tuesday's Up to Date, he joins Steve Kraske to talk about these topics and more.

Guest:

In a country that's increasingly partisan, sometimes it's the centrist who's got a unique point of view.

On Friday's Up to Date, we'll talk with former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat who spent his time in national government as a swing voter in the center.

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When Sen. Claire McCaskill defeated Rep. Todd Akin a few weeks ago, everyone was surprised by the 16-point margin of victory. 

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is traveling the state in this big election year, cheering on Republican Mitt Romney for President and working on cybersecurity.

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Representative Todd Akin, the Republican challenging Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill in this election, was on the defensive again today in Kansas City.

Political endorsements and the promise of PAC dollars have come streaming back to Representative Todd Akin, who’s challenging incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. 

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Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates sparred face-to-face for the first time Friday morning.

Congress is a mess.

Next Tuesday Missouri Republicans will vote for one of three candidates seeking to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. 

Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is no stranger to the rough and tumble world of politics. After all, she’s been at it for three decades in a state that is traditionally tough on Democrats.

Carnahan Swings At Likely GOP Foe

May 18, 2010
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Independence, Mo. – The theme is clear and not unique. Fair bidding on government contracts, no more earmarks and bailouts are legs on which Robin Carnahan sets her Missouri U.S. Senate campaign. She brought the message to Independence today.

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