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3 hrs ago | The Daily Caller
A congressional report released Tuesday has revealed that federal auto regulators are actually to blame for General Motors' poor recall and reporting measures, which ultimately led to 19 deaths. Just a day after National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator David Friedman blasted GM for its flawed culture in failing to deal with car defects, Congress slammed Friedman in a hearing.
6 hrs ago | USA Today
St. Louis County chief defends militarization of police St. Louis County chief makes the case for why military-style equipment helped at Ferguson. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1u4d6tb In this Aug. 9, 2014 file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
9 hrs ago | KSGF-AM Springfield
Hour 2- Guest: Eric Burlison- State Representative District 133 How long did the veto-override session last? What was overridden when it comes to taxes? What can Missouri's Department of Revenue still do after the session? Who controls deer in Missouri? What is the latest on Claire McCaskill possibly running for President? What did the News-Leader write about the abortion bill, and did they know what they were doing? Length 26:12
10 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -
The images of combat vehicles rolling in to confront demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, provoked national debate over police departments receiving military equipment. Since 2006, the Pentagon's Excess Property Program has supplied police departments with almost 80,000 assault rifles, more than 600 armored vehicles, and hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of other equipment.
14 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail
The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized General Motors Co for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global auto makers to develop a "new normal" for safety recalls. In his most pointed comments to date about GM's lapses, David Friedman, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the auto maker put its own reputation ahead of the safety of its customers.
Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November's elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party's chances of doing so at 62.6 percent.
This May 29, 2014 file photo shows the St. Louis VA Medical Center. On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Missouri Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill say VA leaders need to be held accountable after reports that Veterans Affairs health care centers in four Midwestern states maintained secret, unauthorized waiting lists of veterans, some of whom waited for care for more than 90 days.
Automakers will urge a Senate committee to abandon proposals to hike fines for delayed recalls or impose criminal penalties on auto execs who cover up dangerous safety issues. A major trade association representing major automakers also wants Congress to give automakers fuel economy credits for adding safety technology, want research on the impact of marijuana legislation in some states on driving, and are urging Congress to fund cybersecurity efforts for vehicles.
Textbooks, football and Greek life. Keggers, marching bands and all-nighters. A militarized campus police department armed with M-14 rifles and full riot gear? Increasingly, at Indiana college Campus police also acquire military surplus equipment INDIANAPOLIS - Textbooks, football and Greek life.
"The Republican War on Women is back, and it's even more appalling than ever," the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee trumpets in a list-building exercise. How appalling? Supporters of Senator Kay Hagan can't believe that Republican House speaker Thom Tillis referred to her by her first name during their first debate.
On Tuesday, the Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could determine the winner of the battle for the Senate majority. The question at the center of the case is simple: Should Democrat Chad Taylor's name remain on the ballot even though he ended his campaign? Chad Taylor is the Shawnee County district attorney.
In his last appearance before Sen. Claire McCaskill's consumer protection subcommittee, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration left plenty of questions about his agency's handling of the General Motors ignition switch defect unanswered. But as David Friedman returns to face McCaskill and her colleagues this week, expect lawmakers to zero in instead on changes to auto safety laws and standards needed to prevent the next "switchgate."
A militarized campus police department armed with M-14 rifles and full riot gear? Several Indiana colleges have acquired weapons, vehicles, protective gear. Indiana campus police acquire military surplus gear A militarized campus police department armed with M-14 rifles and full riot gear? Several Indiana colleges have acquired weapons, vehicles, protective gear.
Whittier Police Sgt. Jason Zuhlke shows earlier this year the recently acquired MRAP military personnel carrier that will be used for the department's SWAT team.
Check the KCPT line-up of Kansas City news chat shows discussing this week in politics and media. First up, the latest episode of our local gold standard political forum - RUCKUS .
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:29 pm
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