David Goldstein

Cain ends embattled campaign, saying he's 'at peace'

His popularity sinking and his credibility under attack, Herman Cain suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Saturday in a defiant, unapologetic blaze of glory. | 12/06/11 17:45:45 By - David Goldstein

Iran claims it shot down U.S. drone

Iran's military shot down an unmanned American spy plane over its eastern territory, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Sunday. | 12/04/11 15:59:00 By - David Goldstein

Lawmakers want Army Corps of Engineers to focus on flood prevention

Lawmakers from Missouri and other nearby states insisted Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emphasize flood prevention above anything else in managing the Missouri River. | 11/30/11 17:01:00 By - David Goldstein

Cain tells staff he's reassessing his campaign

Embattled presidential hopeful Herman Cain told his staff Tuesday that he was reassessing his campaign after allegations that he'd carried on a 13-year extramarital affair. | 11/29/11 16:58:00 By - David Goldstein

Woman claims 13-year affair with Herman Cain, who denies it

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain faced new allegations Monday concerning his conduct with women, this time from an Atlanta woman who claimed that they had a 13-year affair. | 11/28/11 18:58:00 By - David Goldstein

As U.S. troops leave Iraq, what is the legacy of eight years of war?

Think for a moment about the emotional seesaw of someone who has lost a loved one in Iraq and hears that the war is about to end. At first, there is relief: Americans will finally stop dying in a distant desert. Then an indescribable sadness, because it comes too late. | 11/27/11 00:01:00 By - David Goldstein

Kansas City lawyers tried to sign Gadhafi as client

A father-and-son lawyer team with offices in Springfield and Kansas City tried in April to sign late Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi as a client. The two had joined forces with an eclectic international collection of people with careers in the law and foreign relations. They approached Gadhafi’s regime as the American Action Group. They listed first among their membership Randell K. Wood, a lawyer who earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and had a long-standing practice in Springfield. Wood lobbied for the Libyans in the late 1980s for the removal of U.S. sanctions. | 11/18/11 19:44:25 By - Scott Canon and David Goldstein

4th woman alleges - publicly - that Cain harassed her

A Chicago woman accused Herman Cain on Monday of sexual aggression in July 1997 after she asked for his help in getting a job. Sharon Bialek, who'd worked at a National Restaurant Association affiliate when Cain was its chief executive, offered a graphic account at a New York news conference of her encounter with Cain. | 11/07/11 18:48:00 By - David Goldstein

McCaskill: Arlington Cemetery has improved since scandal

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said Friday that Arlington National Cemetery had made improvements since a scandal last year over improperly marked graves and faulty recordkeeping. | 11/04/11 18:18:00 By - David Goldstein

Sexual-harassment allegations still dog Cain

The Herman Cain sexual harassment imbroglio is getting more complicated. The other Republican White House hopefuls are becoming ensnared in the controversy, which has dogged the surprise Republican presidential front-runner all week. | 11/03/11 15:44:00 By - David Goldstein

Cain's stumbles raise questions about his past, competence

While Cain has denied the allegations, his less-than-nimble series of responses could threaten his recent rise to the top of the Republican presidential primary race. Also raising questions about his executive management skills is a report that his campaign may have violated campaign-finance laws in borrowing $40,000 from a Wisconsin nonprofit organization set up by his aides. | 11/01/11 18:53:00 By - David Goldstein

Cain refutes sexual harassment allegations

Suddenly beset by allegations of sexual harassment, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain on Monday labeled the accusations a "witch hunt" and insisted that they were "totally false." | 10/31/11 18:19:00 By - David Goldstein

McCaskill finally sells private plane at a loss

Sen. Claire McCaskill sold the private plane that caused her so much political heartburn last spring and could come back to haunt her re-election campaign. | 10/25/11 18:50:52 By - David Goldstein

Vets say the VA fails to give former warriors preference in contracting

Rodney Marshall just wanted to sell a few electric griddles to VA hospitals. Instead, the 40-year-old former Marine ended up in a battle with the Department of Veterans Affairs over whether they're following a law designed to help companies owned by service-disabled veterans. | 10/21/11 15:58:00 By - David Goldstein

As rage at Wall Street rises, its moneymen shower cash on candidates

Even as protests over its political influence grow louder, Wall Street is one of the leading sources of money so far in the 2012 race for the White House. Not surprisingly, the biggest beneficiary has been Republican hopeful Mitt Romney, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan campaign-finance watchdog group. | 10/17/11 18:19:35 By - David Goldstein

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