claire mccaskill http://kbia.org en Sen. Claire McCaskill takes on Dr. Oz http://kbia.org/post/sen-claire-mccaskill-takes-dr-oz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Last week there was lots of talk about a hearing in which Dr. Mehmet Oz met his match in U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). She's the chair of the Consumer Protection Committee.&nbsp; Oz went before the committee to testify on the marketing of "miracle" weight loss cures. Missouri School of Journalism professors Jim Flink, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.</span></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:23:36 +0000 Hope Kirwan 55328 at http://kbia.org Sen. Claire McCaskill takes on Dr. Oz Senator McCaskill On Dr. Oz, Weight-Loss Scams And Obesity In America http://kbia.org/post/senator-mccaskill-dr-oz-weight-loss-scams-and-obesity-america <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Claire McCaskill&#039;s Flickr Page" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/13586231044_564d324f9b_b.jpg" alt="" /><p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., received a lot of attention last week for her pointed questioning of TV celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz during a hearing on weight-loss scams. She spoke with <em>St. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:20:00 +0000 Camille Phillips 55201 at http://kbia.org Senator McCaskill On Dr. Oz, Weight-Loss Scams And Obesity In America Views Preview: Deciding the Aereo case http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-deciding-aereo-case <p>The Supreme Court of the United States found in favor of major broadcasters, and against Aereo, in a case over the streaming of copyrighted material on the Internet.</p><p>Jordan Crook, Tech Crunch: "<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/aereo-loses-in-supreme-court-deemed-illegal/" target="_blank">Aereo loses in Supreme Court, deemed illegal</a>"</p><p>Katy Bachman, POLITICO: "<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/aereo-supreme-court-decision-108286.html?hp=t2_3" target="_blank">Aereo loses copyright fight at Supreme Court</a>"</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:30:46 +0000 Amy Simons 55090 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Deciding the Aereo case Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles — And Hard Feelings http://kbia.org/post/ronnie-whites-nomination-recalls-past-battles-and-hard-feelings <strong>Updated 12:22 p.m., Thurs., June 19: </strong>On June 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee <a href="http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/executive-business-meeting-2014-06-19">advanced Ronnie White's nomination to the U.S. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:33:03 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 50886 at http://kbia.org Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles — And Hard Feelings Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey http://kbia.org/post/campus-sexual-assaults-are-focus-mccaskill-survey <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill says her staff is surveying college campuses to see what protections against sexual attacks are in place and how the institutions support assault victims.</p><p>McCaskill, a Democrat, told <a href="http://bit.ly/1mkuREi">The Kansas City Star </a>Thursday that she's determined to make college campuses safer for women. She says that could entail tying federal funding for colleges and universities to how well those institutions report rapes and deliver certain services to female students.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:02 +0000 Associated Press 49997 at http://kbia.org Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey Senator McCaskill answers to Columbia residents http://kbia.org/post/senator-mccaskill-answers-columbia-residents <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill met with Columbia residents during a town hall meeting on Monday. She talked about the economy, boosting jobs in the state and the improvement of the nation’s deficit.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:47:05 +0000 Romain Cluzel 49774 at http://kbia.org Senator McCaskill answers to Columbia residents McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-calls-probe-sexual-assaultsuicide-case-mizzou <em><strong>Updated 4:11 p.m, Mon., Jan. 27 with investigation by Columbia police.</strong></em><p>U.S. Sen. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:03:20 +0000 Jo Mannies 47207 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou McCaskill turns down aid for health insurance plan http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-turns-down-aid-health-insurance-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'll be shopping for a health care policy on the new federal insurance exchange but won't be taking a subsidy.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:47:30 +0000 Associated Press 45171 at http://kbia.org McCaskill turns down aid for health insurance plan US Senators tout Missouri to Boeing for 777X http://kbia.org/post/us-senators-tout-missouri-boeing-777x <p>Missouri's two U.S. senators say their home state is the right place for Boeing Co. to build its new 777X commercial airplane.</p><p>In a letter Tuesday to Boeing executives, Republican Roy Blunt and Democratic Claire McCaskill noted that the company already has more than 15,000 employees in Missouri.</p><p>Blunt and McCaskill also cited Missouri's transportation network — including rail, highways and rivers — and what they called the state's "track record of success in building airplanes."</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:32:52 +0000 Person: Associated Press 44707 at http://kbia.org US Senators tout Missouri to Boeing for 777X Sen. McCaskill plans to introduce POW legislation http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskill-plans-introduce-pow-legislation <p></p><p>Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'll introduce legislation requiring U.S. defense officials to address mismanagement in a military-led unit responsible for finding service members missing in action.</p><p>McCaskill's remarks come several months after an Associated Press story revealed an internal Pentagon report harshly critical of the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command, which searches for missing soldiers' remains. The Pentagon report included accusations of misconduct among those responsible for overseas missions to investigate prospects for recovering remains.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:46:43 +0000 Associated Press 43879 at http://kbia.org Sen. McCaskill plans to introduce POW legislation FAA approves Kindle, iPad use on flights during takeoff, landing http://kbia.org/post/faa-approves-kindle-ipad-use-flights-during-takeoff-landing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that they would allow the use of Portable Electronic Devices,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">such as Kindles and&nbsp;iPads, on</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> flights during takeoff and landing</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:58:05 +0000 Julian Douglass 43089 at http://kbia.org FAA approves Kindle, iPad use on flights during takeoff, landing McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-public-will-eventually-health-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's "embarrassed and angry" about the rollout of a key part of the new federal health care law. But the&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Democrat believes people will eventually come to like it.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:31:27 +0000 Associated Press 43025 at http://kbia.org McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law MU gets $1.8M for modular nuclear reactors http://kbia.org/post/mu-gets-18m-modular-nuclear-reactors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Curators of the University of Missouri received a $1.8 million federal grant that will support research related to the production of small nuclear reactors (</span>SMRs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) at </span>Ameren’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Callaway County plant in Fulton. The money came from a project called Make it in America Challenge, an initiative to create new jobs and encourage business in America.</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:25:40 +0000 Madi Morris 42536 at http://kbia.org MU gets $1.8M for modular nuclear reactors Obama to visit Kansas City area http://kbia.org/post/obama-visit-kansas-city-area <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's automotive industry will be getting renewed attention this week when President Barack Obama visits a Ford Motor Co. plant near Kansas City.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Obama is scheduled to travel Friday to Ford's new stamping plant in Liberty, located next to the auto maker's </span>Claycomo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> assembly plant, to illustrate the comeback of the nation's auto industry.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:30:07 +0000 Associated Press 40742 at http://kbia.org Obama to visit Kansas City area Missouri officials speak out on the Syria situation http://kbia.org/post/missouri-officials-speak-out-syria-situation <p>Discussion over the situation in Syria continues as more Missouri officials are speaking out.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., announced he will not support President Barack Obama's call for military action in Syria, worried about the message it sends.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:14:52 +0000 Courtney Kiley 40287 at http://kbia.org Missouri officials speak out on the Syria situation McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo" http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-frustrated-farm-bill-limbo <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri says she will spend much of the August congressional recess talking about the farm bill, which is hung up in a legislative impasse.</p><p>Hopes are dim for compromise on the legislation after the Senate approved a five-year plan regulating farm programs and food stamps, but the House signed off on a bill dealing only with farm programs. McCaskill says Republican efforts to make sharp cuts to the food stamp program are holding up the farm bill, which she says is unfair to farmers in Missouri. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:13:53 +0000 Bill Raack 38491 at http://kbia.org McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo" McCaskill says technology creates a 'criminal sandbox' for robo-callers to play in http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-says-technology-creates-criminal-sandbox-robo-callers-play <p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says phone providers should use the latest technology to crack down on the number of so-called “robo-calls.”</p><p>McCaskill chaired a hearing Wednesday of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection exploring how to reduce the number of such calls received by consumers. </p><p>She says despite the establishment of a “Do Not Call” list 10 years ago, robo-callers have not been deterred. </p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:15:09 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 36863 at http://kbia.org McCaskill says technology creates a 'criminal sandbox' for robo-callers to play in McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-criticizes-missouri-lawmakers-failing-pass-transportation-bill <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) Tuesday criticized state lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill, while previewing federal legislation to improve the nation’s infrastructure. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.</p><p>McCaskill said the U.S. transportation system is deteriorating, especially in Missouri, calling the state’s $600 million construction budget to oversee 33,000 miles of roadways a “recipe for disaster.”</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:14:26 +0000 Scott Harvey 36418 at http://kbia.org McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill Sen. McCaskill supports Hillary Clinton super PAC http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskill-supports-hillary-clinton-super-pac <p></p><p>Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she is supporting a super political action committee encouraging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016.</p><p>McCaskill is the first sitting member of Congress to endorse the group, called Ready for Hillary.</p><p>The organization does not have official ties to the former secretary of state but it's trying to lay the foundation for another Clinton campaign.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:09:50 +0000 Associated Press 35679 at http://kbia.org Sen. McCaskill supports Hillary Clinton super PAC Sen. McCaskill continues look into military justice system http://kbia.org/post/sen-mccaskill-continues-look-military-justice-system <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she continues to support a cautious approach to modifying how the military justice system and the armed forces handle the sexual assault of women.</p><p>A recent Pentagon report estimates nearly 26,000 people in the armed forces experienced unwanted sexual contact last year. McCaskill, a Democrat&nbsp; sitting on the Armed Services Committee, says the military can fix its problem while supporting the victims.<strong>&nbsp; </strong></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:30:28 +0000 John Farmer de la Torre 34797 at http://kbia.org Sen. McCaskill continues look into military justice system McCaskill holds hearing on 'Kafkaesque' credit report system http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-holds-hearing-kafkaesque-credit-report-system <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Millions of consumers have an error on their credit report. In response, Democratic Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Missouri held a hearing Tuesday on the consumer report industry.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One out of every five consumers has an error on at least one of their major credit reports, according to a study released a few months ago by the Federal Trade Commission. Wed, 08 May 2013 13:51:42 +0000 Chris McDaniel 33364 at http://kbia.org McCaskill holds hearing on 'Kafkaesque' credit report system Army plan would cut as many as 4,000 Ft. Leonard Wood troops http://kbia.org/post/army-plan-would-cut-many-4000-ft-leonard-wood-troops <p></p><p>A U.S. Army plan for possible personnel cuts could significantly affect Fort Leonard Wood and the economy in the surrounding area. Wed, 01 May 2013 18:00:51 +0000 Katy Mersmann 32980 at http://kbia.org Army plan would cut as many as 4,000 Ft. Leonard Wood troops Blunt, McCaskill In Agreement On Internet Sales Tax http://kbia.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-agreement-internet-sales-tax Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo) is one of many co-sponsors of a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes for online purchases.<p>Under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state.<p>As NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/04/22/178407898/why-amazon-supports-an-online-sales-tax-bill" target="_blank">Planet Money puts it:</a><blockquote><div>If you:</div><div>&#160;</div><div><span style="display: inline !important;">1. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:51:30 +0000 Chris McDaniel 32633 at http://kbia.org Blunt, McCaskill In Agreement On Internet Sales Tax McCaskill pushes for tougher punishments for military sexual assaults http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-pushes-tougher-punishments-military-sexual-assaults <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returned to Missouri to push for tougher punishments of military sexual assaults.</span></p><p>The Democratic senator and former Jackson County prosecutor met Wednesday with top officials from the Missouri National Guard at the Guard's Jefferson City headquarters.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:01:29 +0000 Associated Press 31469 at http://kbia.org McCaskill pushes for tougher punishments for military sexual assaults Missourians respond to Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage http://kbia.org/post/missourians-respond-supreme-court-arguments-gay-marriage <script src="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/missourians-respond-to-scotus-gay-marriage-hearing.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/missourians-respond-to-scotus-gay-marriage-hearing" target="_blank">View the story "Missourians respond to SCOTUS gay marriage hearings" on Storify</a>]</noscript> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:25:48 +0000 Kellie Moore 31005 at http://kbia.org McCaskill announces support for gay marriage http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-announces-support-gay-marriage <p>Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she believes gay couples should be able to marry. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:53:48 +0000 Associated Press 30961 at http://kbia.org McCaskill announces support for gay marriage McCaskill Crafting Legislation To Allow Electronics On Flights http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-crafting-legislation-allow-electronics-flights After receiving a tepid response from the FAA on the prospect of changing rules to allow electronic devices like&#160;iPads&#160;and Kindles to be used throughout a flight, Senator Claire&#160;McCaskill&#160;(D-Mo.) announced that she is beginning to craft legislation instead.<p>McCaskill&#160;wrote FAA Administrator Michael&#160;Huerta&#160;<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-wants-electronics-flights" target="_blank">in December</a>, asking him to reconsider the restrictions and telling him that she would look into "legislative solutions" if changes were too slow.&#160 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:02:47 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Chris McDaniel 30205 at http://kbia.org McCaskill Crafting Legislation To Allow Electronics On Flights McCaskill: Why Congress should see a reduction in pay in the event of sequestration http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-why-congress-should-see-reduction-pay-event-sequestration <p></p><p>Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri said she's planning to introduce a bill that would cut pay for members of Congress if federal employees are furloughed because of the so-called “sequestration,” or across-the-board spending cuts.</p><p>The bill calls for a reduction in Congressional salaries once federal furloughs begin. As the sequestration goes into effect, many federal workers are expected to be subject to furloughs because Congress and the White House did not reach an agreement on a deficit reduction plan.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:54:02 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 29812 at http://kbia.org McCaskill: Why Congress should see a reduction in pay in the event of sequestration McCaskill: Sequester Cuts Likely http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-sequester-cuts-likely <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Senator from Missouri, Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, says the so-called sequester will likely go into place this Friday.</span><p>On Fox News Sunday McCaskill said the Senate will take action to avoid the spending cuts, she then pointed the finger at the House Republicans for not doing the same.<p>“Here’s what’s really going on,"&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCaskill</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;said.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;"In Washington, as usual, you have a large Kabuki going o Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:05:20 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29432 at http://kbia.org McCaskill: Sequester Cuts Likely McCaskill and Blunt to split votes on Hagel as Secretary of Defense http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-and-blunt-split-votes-hagel-secretary-defense <p style="margin-left:.5in;">U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt will split their differences on former Senator Chuck Hagel’s prospects to be the next Secretary of Defense. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:46:10 +0000 KSMU 28859 at http://kbia.org McCaskill and Blunt to split votes on Hagel as Secretary of Defense