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November 8, 2006 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Sarah Cliffers walked into the polling station at Busch AAA Middle School on Tuesday morning with one goal in mind: to help preserve the Republican dominance in Missouri by voting to reelect Sen. Jim Talent. "The Show Me State will never go blue," said 42-year-old Cliffers. "We'll never support abortion. We'll never support stem cell research." Standing ahead of Cliffers in the long line, Brandon Hiller was equally determined: He wanted to get Democrat Claire McCaskill, into the Senate.
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July 14, 2010 | By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau
A move in Congress to cut up to $2 billion from bioterrorism prevention "will drive a stake through the heart of America's fledgling biodefense efforts," former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) told President Obama in a letter released Tuesday. "It will require your intervention to avoid a self-inflicted wound to America's national security," Graham said in the letter written with former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.). The two chaired the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which in January gave the Obama administration a failing grade on bioterrorism prevention efforts.
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November 7, 2002 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
Even before Jim Talent took the stage at his victory party early Wednesday, the elated crowd waving pompoms for him in a hotel ballroom broke into a frenzied chant: "Swear him in! Swear him in! Swear him in!" They won't have long to wait. The Republican Talent, a former congressman, squeaked past incumbent Democrat Jean Carnahan, winning by fewer than 25,000 votes the right to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate.
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November 8, 2006 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Sarah Cliffers walked into the polling station at Busch AAA Middle School on Tuesday morning with one goal in mind: to help preserve the Republican dominance in Missouri by voting to reelect Sen. Jim Talent. "The Show Me State will never go blue," said 42-year-old Cliffers. "We'll never support abortion. We'll never support stem cell research." Standing ahead of Cliffers in the long line, Brandon Hiller was equally determined: He wanted to get Democrat Claire McCaskill, into the Senate.
NATIONAL
July 14, 2010 | By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau
A move in Congress to cut up to $2 billion from bioterrorism prevention "will drive a stake through the heart of America's fledgling biodefense efforts," former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) told President Obama in a letter released Tuesday. "It will require your intervention to avoid a self-inflicted wound to America's national security," Graham said in the letter written with former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.). The two chaired the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which in January gave the Obama administration a failing grade on bioterrorism prevention efforts.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2005 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Congress took another step Friday to keep open Boeing Co.'s C-17 production line in Long Beach as members of the House and the Senate sent separate letters to the White House urging President Bush to acquire more of the military cargo planes. The House letter, cosponsored by Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Carson), included signatures from 148 members. The Senate letter, sponsored by Missouri Republican Sens. Jim Talent and Christopher S. Bond, included signatures from 13 senators.
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November 9, 2000
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August 20, 2012 | By Paul West
TAMPA, Fla. -- Former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent declined Monday to endorse Rep. Todd Akin's continued presence on the Missouri Senate ballot. "It's a decision he has to make," said Talent. The former senator has more than a casual interest in the matter:  It's his old seat that Akin is trying to reclaim for the Republicans. Talent lost it to Democrat Claire McCaskill in the 2006 Democratic wave. Until Akin's weekend comments about "legitimate rape," McCaskill had been considered the most vulnerable Democrat up for re-election this fall.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Franklin Telecom of Westlake Village announced it is spinning off subsidiary FNet Corp. as an independent operation. James L. Magruder has been appointed chief executive officer for FNet. Magruder has 30 years' experience in the telecommunications services industry. Before joining Franklin, he was president and chief operating officer of Zephyr Telecommunications.
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November 11, 2005 | Associated Press
An effort to combat the methamphetamine epidemic by limiting sales of cold remedies used to make the drug stalled in Congress after lawmakers dropped it from a spending bill. The Senate version of a bill to fund Commerce, Justice and science agencies included a measure by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Jim Talent (R-Mo.) that would have restricted sales of popular over-the-counter cold medicines such as Sudafed and Nyquil.
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November 7, 2002 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
Even before Jim Talent took the stage at his victory party early Wednesday, the elated crowd waving pompoms for him in a hotel ballroom broke into a frenzied chant: "Swear him in! Swear him in! Swear him in!" They won't have long to wait. The Republican Talent, a former congressman, squeaked past incumbent Democrat Jean Carnahan, winning by fewer than 25,000 votes the right to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1997
Small-business owners are being ripped off, and the federal government knows it because they are doing it! I am tired of the federal government taking advantage of small-business owners like myself. Every year when it comes tax time, we are required to pay much more "self-employment" tax. Since 1985, this tax has doubled! If you operate out of your home, you are penalized even more! While General Motors can deduct 100% of the cost of employee health-insurance premiums from its taxes, small-business owners can deduct only 40%. Another disadvantage of being in business for yourself is not being allowed to deduct home-office expenses.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By James Oliphant
Is the Romney campaign seeing Newt Gingrich  in its rearview mirror in South Carolina? Mitt Romney's people say no. But how else to explain the conference call the campaign held Wednesday morning with the sole purpose of trashing the former House speaker? Former Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri and ex-Rep. Susan Molinari of New York, both Romney backers who served with Gingrich in the House, blasted him as a wobbly conservative and a bomb-throwing leader more interested in promoting himself than the party.
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