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Politics
8:33 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles — And Hard Feelings

Judge Ronnie White

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 12:02 pm

Nearly 15 years after the U.S. Senate rejected his nomination to be a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Ronnie White is getting a second chance. President Barack Obama has nominated him again for the same type of judgeship.

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Education
9:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Campus sexual assaults are focus of McCaskill survey

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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.

McCaskill, a Democrat, told The Kansas City Star 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.

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Politics
4:47 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Senator McCaskill answers to Columbia residents

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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.

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Crime
8:03 am
Mon January 27, 2014

McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou

Sen. Claire McCaskill

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 7:41 am

Updated 4:11 p.m, Mon., Jan. 27 with investigation by Columbia police.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, an alum of the University of Missouri and a former prosecutor, is calling on the university to investigate the alleged sexual assault of former Mizzou swimmer Sasha Menu Courey, who subsequently committed suicide.

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Politics
8:47 am
Thu December 12, 2013

McCaskill turns down aid for health insurance plan

Sen. Claire McCaskill
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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.

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Politics
3:32 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

US Senators tout Missouri to Boeing for 777X

Missouri's two U.S. senators say their home state is the right place for Boeing Co. to build its new 777X commercial airplane.

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.

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."

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Politics
4:46 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Sen. McCaskill plans to introduce POW legislation

US Sen. Claire McCaskill.
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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.

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.

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Politics
7:58 am
Fri November 1, 2013

FAA approves Kindle, iPad use on flights during takeoff, landing

Delta airplane
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The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that they would allow the use of Portable Electronic Devices, such as Kindles and iPads, on flights during takeoff and landing.

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Politics
8:31 am
Thu October 31, 2013

McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law

Claire McCaskill
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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 Missouri Democrat believes people will eventually come to like it.

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Education
3:25 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

MU gets $1.8M for modular nuclear reactors

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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 (SMRs) at Ameren’s 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.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Obama to visit Kansas City area

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Missouri's automotive industry will be getting renewed attention this week when President Barack Obama visits a Ford Motor Co. plant near Kansas City.

Obama is scheduled to travel Friday to Ford's new stamping plant in Liberty, located next to the auto maker's Claycomo assembly plant, to illustrate the comeback of the nation's auto industry.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill plans to attend the event. McCaskill says the plant is a good place to highlight the turnaround of automotive manufacturing.

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Politics
5:14 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Missouri officials speak out on the Syria situation

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Discussion over the situation in Syria continues as more Missouri officials are speaking out.

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.

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Politics
9:13 am
Thu August 8, 2013

McCaskill frustrated by farm bill "in limbo"

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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.

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.

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Politics
8:15 am
Thu July 11, 2013

McCaskill says technology creates a 'criminal sandbox' for robo-callers to play in

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U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says phone providers should use the latest technology to crack down on the number of so-called “robo-calls.”

McCaskill chaired a hearing Wednesday of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection exploring how to reduce the number of such calls received by consumers.

She says despite the establishment of a “Do Not Call” list 10 years ago, robo-callers have not been deterred.

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Politics
8:14 am
Wed July 3, 2013

McCaskill criticizes Missouri lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill

en. McCaskill is provided a tour of Springfield's Transportation Management Center by Traffic Engineer Jason Haynes Tuesday/Credit: Scott Harvey
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

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.

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.”

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