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Democratic unity splinters in debate over military sexual assault

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill both want to stop the "scourge" of military sexual assault. But their competing plans have forced lawmakers, officers and even survivors to take sides.Full story

Pro-reform group targets Missouri senator in ads

Sen. Claire McCaskill has long been a vocal advocate for victims of sexual assault in the military, so the Missouri Democrat said she was surprised to be singled out in newspaper and Facebook ads calling her a roadblock to reforming the way cases are prosecuted. Full story

Claire McCaskill endorses Hillary Clinton for president in 2016

  Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill became the first member of congress to endorse a 2016 presidential prospect: Hillary Clinton. MSNBC's Steve Kornacki has more about McCaskill's shaky history toward the Clintons.

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  Sen. Claire McCaskill to support Hillary in 2016

Time's Mark Halperin breaks news that Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., along with a new superPAC, Ready for Hillary, will announce their support for Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill at a Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill at a Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) speaks about pending legislation regarding sexual assaults in the military at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Democratic Senate Candidate Sen. Claire McCaskill Holds Election Night Gathering
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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) greets supporters during an election night party November 6, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. McCaskill defeated Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat. McCaskill won in her re-election bid against U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) for the Missouri U.S. senate