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McCaskill and Akin will square off in first debate for U.S. Senate (TODAY -LIVE STREAMING)
Examiner ^ | 9/21/12 | Cathy Lenny

Posted on 09/21/2012 4:41:20 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

The nation is closely watching the U.S. Senate race in Missouri that pits Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill against her Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. The two will face off for their first debate today (Sept. 21) at 10:45 a.m. in Columbia, Mo.

McCaskill, 59, is seeking her second six-year term in the Senate after previously serving as state auditor. Akin, 65, is challenging McCaskill, rather than seek re-election to the 2nd Congressional District in St. Louis, to which he first won election in 2000.

View slideshow: McCaskill and Akin will square off in first debate

The race shot into the national spotlight last month after Akin remarked to a local television reporter when speaking about abortion that with a “legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

He has since backed off the statement saying that he misspoke, but has rejected pleas from Republican leaders to drop out of the race. Republicans were hoping to unseat McCaskill in November, bringing them one step closer to holding a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Not all Republicans have shied away from supporting Akin. Former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be in Missouri on Sept. 24 at a fundraiser for Akin. The $500-a-plate luncheon will be held at Trattoria Branica restaurant in Kirkwood. The invitation-only event is expected to be a small gathering of about 100 people.

“I think Todd Akin was the choice of the people in Missouri and Todd Akin has publicly apologized,” Gingrich recently told ABC News. “I just think people ought to be a little cautious about saying the voters of Missouri don’t count.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; akin; akindebate; clairemccaskill; mo2012; newt; senatorakin; toddakin
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A couple of stations that will be covering the debate live:

Live Streaming Video of the debate via Fox2Now starting Friday 9/21 at 10:45am CDT

Also Live Streaming Video from KPLR11 News station

1 posted on 09/21/2012 4:41:26 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Admin Moderator

Admin Moderator. Please leave this on breaking until the debate is over. Thanks.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 4:44:24 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

This could be huge. Are you ready ES?


3 posted on 09/21/2012 4:49:31 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Evil Slayer; All

No matter how Akin does...the PhonyCons will be on here en masse telling us “he needs to step down”.....”he hurts the pro-life movement”....”he beat the GOP insider candidate”...

Go get ‘em, Todd


4 posted on 09/21/2012 4:58:34 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Blaming Terry Jones for the recent Muslim riots is like blaming the St Louis Rams for football)
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To: katiedidit1
I'm ready. Either way it goes, I will never lose my faith. This race is just beginning. Only God knows what the outcome will be come November 6th.

Free Republic thread on debate posted earlier

5 posted on 09/21/2012 5:00:08 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

AMEN!!! Been praying and supporting Todd since all the attacks began. May God give him strength today as he debates.


6 posted on 09/21/2012 5:02:35 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: SeminoleCounty; pollywog

I hope he rips her a new one in this debate and talks circles around her. I’m disgusted beyond anger that the GOP has turned on him. Go Newt.

Good Luck, Todd - and beat the heck out of her on Nov. 6.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 5:04:46 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: Evil Slayer

It`s all ready been decided that Akin has lost debate before it has even started.

Same deal with all the Obama Romney debates, and the Biden Ryan debate, It has already been decided that Obama and Biden won the debates.

Does not matter how poorly Obama,Biden and McCaskil do, the MSM is going to say the dems all won.

They said Kerry and Gore won all debates.

Sad truth here is that despite talk radio, the internet etc, MSM still informs and dictates to the masses.

We are doomed, The American people are stupid (the masses that believe the polls etc and vote Democrat)


8 posted on 09/21/2012 5:10:58 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Evil Slayer

Keep your fingers crossed. The problem with Akin is not his core beliefs or his conservative principles, it’s the fact that the link between his brain and his mouth shuts down at inconvenient moments. The rape comment. Calling student loans a stage 3 cancer. Saying the government has no business providing subsidized student lunches. He has a history of trying to explain the right subject in exactly the wrong way and if that happens during the debate then it’ll be good for weeks of McCaskill commercials. The debate could help his campaign or it could scuttle it for good. Even odds either way.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 5:17:30 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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Not all Republicans have shied away from supporting Akin. Former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be in Missouri on Sept. 24 at a fundraiser for Akin. The $500-a-plate luncheon will be held at Trattoria Branica restaurant in Kirkwood. The invitation-only event is expected to be a small gathering of about 100 people.

This is great news!! Newt should be able to give Todd a significant boost to his campaign against McCaskill. By throwing his support behind Todd and physically being in Missouri sends a much needed signal to all Missourians that he has a highly recognized and proven conservative leader behind him. Missouri voters, if they had the chance to vote for Newt instead of having a caucus do it for them, would have given Missouri to Newt. I am hopeful that Newt can also draw in much needed donations for Todd by his appearance Monday.

I have had a feeling all along that Missourians will remember how Claire sold us out to Obama and do the right thing come Nov. 6th. If Newt targets all his attention to helping Todd in these final days by helping Todd attack the Obama clone (McCaskill), he will win big and give us a true conservative Senator for Missouri.

This has given me even more assurance that my prayers are being answered.

10 posted on 09/21/2012 5:30:05 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

I’ll be here.


11 posted on 09/21/2012 6:14:51 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Evil Slayer

10:45 a.m. in Columbia, Mo.
Is that MO time or Eastern?


12 posted on 09/21/2012 6:18:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: MestaMachine

Missouri time.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Did you see the story that DeMInt is considering helping Akin with $$$


14 posted on 09/21/2012 6:48:02 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

Yes, I did and am so happy.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 7:33:35 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

Thanks for putting me back on line. Ok, folks, lets roll.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 7:44:24 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

Thanks for the link.

Bump!


17 posted on 09/21/2012 7:45:54 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: Evil Slayer
Live Streaming Video of the debate via Fox2Now starting Friday 9/21 at 10:45am CDT

Also Live Streaming Video from KPLR11 News station

18 posted on 09/21/2012 7:48:41 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: katiedidit1

He just has to stick by his solid conservative beliefs, and votes... and bring up Omabacare... If he does that, he’s right back on track.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 8:43:10 AM PDT by Adriatic Cons (ABO.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Anything yet? My feed is blank... says “LIVE-STREAM IS OFF AIR”.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 8:51:50 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Those links working for you?


21 posted on 09/21/2012 8:52:43 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: SeminoleCounty
Just as R&R are the only ones that can stop Obama, he's the only one that stands in the way of 6 more years of McCaskill... So... whether we think they're perfect or not... it's an easy decision

Akin made a huge blunder, apologized, and now deserves our support... and GOP funds. He is, after all, a solid conservative through and through

22 posted on 09/21/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT by Adriatic Cons (ABO.)
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To: RabidBartender

I’m watching it here...

http://www.kctv5.com/category/215375/kctv5-livestream-mva2


23 posted on 09/21/2012 9:00:40 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Evil Slayer; All

WORKING LINK!

http://www.kctv5.com/category/215375/kctv5-livestream-mva2


24 posted on 09/21/2012 9:00:58 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: RabidBartender

Says off the air


25 posted on 09/21/2012 9:01:30 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Evil Slayer

Working video stream link

http://www.ky3.com/live/


26 posted on 09/21/2012 9:01:48 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Atkin sounds awesome already! I’ll bet the wins handily against dumb and ugly.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 9:02:29 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: tsowellfan

Thanks!

Some weenie questioner whining about the cost of education.


28 posted on 09/21/2012 9:04:06 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: Evil Slayer

McCaskill wants more smokers, higher cigarette taxes!

:)


29 posted on 09/21/2012 9:05:29 AM PDT by TomGuy
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The third man there talks like I type my comments. He needs a good grammar class.


30 posted on 09/21/2012 9:06:12 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: RabidBartender

McCaskill wants to raise the state tax of cigarettes to help pay for education.

Libertarian Dude says colleges are greedy, charge too much (damn right)

Akin says government getting involved in education drives the price up.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 9:06:51 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: katiedidit1

http://www.komu.com/streaming-newscast/


32 posted on 09/21/2012 9:06:56 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Evil Slayer

McCaskill does nothing but attack attack attack!

She spends more time telling what Akin would do than she does about what she would do. Akin’s there, he’ll answer for himself. Geez!


33 posted on 09/21/2012 9:12:09 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Evil Slayer

McCaskill still remembers where the Post Offices were in the towns she grew up in.

LOL

Seriously????


34 posted on 09/21/2012 9:12:40 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tsowellfan

Not to be catty, but has she put on some major caboose weight since 2006?


35 posted on 09/21/2012 9:12:52 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: TomGuy

YES! Akin points out the gridlock in the Senate. Tie her to it, Todd!


36 posted on 09/21/2012 9:13:46 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Thanking YOU for all you do:) having trouble viewing the debates on the streams...and have to leave in 20 mins! wonder if we will be able to obtain a transcript?
Evil Slayer...I think we are witnessing the kick off of a Akin rally. No republican in their right mind would vote for Claire or given the option leave the senate vote blank.

God be with Akin and US.


37 posted on 09/21/2012 9:14:50 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Evil Slayer

This guy is awesome! ROCK SOLID CONSERVATIVE! HE NEEDS FULL BACKING!


38 posted on 09/21/2012 9:17:06 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: RabidBartender

So far in the debate Akin appears honest, very knowledgeable and diplomatic while McCaskill appears to be doing nothing but spinning for Obama and her party.


39 posted on 09/21/2012 9:17:16 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

She is sounding shrill and overly defensive on the Medicare cuts in Obamacare.


40 posted on 09/21/2012 9:17:58 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: RabidBartender
She is sounding shrill and overly defensive on the Medicare cuts in Obamacare.

Exactly! And it sticks out like a sore throat. Most of her arguments (especially about Medicare) have already been debunked and the American people already know the truth.

The truth is NOT on her side.

41 posted on 09/21/2012 9:20:21 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Evil Slayer

McCaskill: There are a lot of things in the bill ...

[Pelosi: We gotta pass it to find out what is in it.]


42 posted on 09/21/2012 9:21:05 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tsowellfan

He was portrayed as some knuckle dragging, ignorant doofus and he is destroying that image. Akin is winning this.


43 posted on 09/21/2012 9:21:24 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: RabidBartender

“sore thumb”


44 posted on 09/21/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: RabidBartender

“What do you feel least prepared as a Senator to deal with?”

huh?


45 posted on 09/21/2012 9:21:38 AM PDT by RabidBartender (If pigs could vote, they'd vote for the guy holding the slop bucket.)
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To: katiedidit1

Thanks for the compliment. Sorry you are having problems with the steaming links. Yes, I guarantee there will be a transcript of the debate after it ends. I will be doing searches to make sure it gets on Free Republic threads. Have a nice day. Looks like we are gaining momentum and, God willing, will win this for Todd come Nov. 6th.


46 posted on 09/21/2012 9:22:06 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: RabidBartender

She sounds so snotty! arrogant witch that she is...loved it when Akin said it is bad enough when the insurance companies get between the patient and the doctor and the only thing worse is when the govt gets between a patient and the doctor! he rocked!


47 posted on 09/21/2012 9:22:24 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Evil Slayer

Oh just got it! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I am watching it now...while getting ready and Akin rocks!


48 posted on 09/21/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by katiedidit1 (Constitutionalist..period)
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To: Evil Slayer

McCaskill says listening to the citizens is one of the most important duties of her as a politician.

[I don’t know whether she voted for Obamacare, but if she did, she wasn’t listenting to the people. According to Akin, some 70% of Missourians were/are opposed to Obamacare.]


49 posted on 09/21/2012 9:24:40 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Evil Slayer

This guy is solid!

WHAT A FLAMING SCREW UP FOR THE GOP TO TURN ON HIM!


50 posted on 09/21/2012 9:28:05 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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