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3 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Head Auto Regulator Torn Apart By Senate Hearing Over GM Defects

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Conservative Political News

6 hrs ago | USA Today

St. Louis County chief defends militarization of police

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.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Violent Crime

9 hrs ago | KSGF-AM Springfield

10 How was the Missouri veto-override session

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

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Missouri Government, Missouri

10 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Sheriff Defends Use Of Military Equipment

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO

14 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

U.S. safety chief raps GM's 'flawed' culture on recalls

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

19 hrs ago | Roll Call

Traffic Safety Administration, FedEx Earnings & Privacy During Airport Screening On Week's Agenda

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D- Mo., will chair a hearing Tuesday examining the performance of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration A busy week for transportation policy in Washington starts Tuesday with a hearing by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, headed by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D- Mo., on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has been accused of slow reaction to the GM recalls of 27.5 million cars this summer. In July Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said he had asked his department's inspector general to examine the GM recalls "to see if there's anything that we didn't do that we should have done or did that may have been done better."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Roll Call, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Mary Sanchez: Kansas might upset Senate election calculus

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Democrat, Representative Joe Donnelly, Senator Joe Donnelly, Opinion

NBC San Diego

VA Secretary Visits San Diego

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Roy Blunt, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Roy Blunt, Life, Veteran Affairs

Detroit News

Automakers oppose Senate bill to boost recall penalties

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

USA Today

Campus police also acquire military surplus equipment

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.

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Related Topix: Indiana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Purdue University Calumet

National Review Online

Joel Gehrke: The War on Women 2.0

"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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell

The Washington Post

The legal battle that could decide the Senate majority -- explained in one FAQ

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Democrat, World News

Denver Post

Amid controversy, local law enforcement acquiring military hardware

A member of the St. Louis County Police Department, outfitted with paramilitary gear, points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters last month in Ferguson, Mo. The first time Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Heap walked into the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office at Fort Carson, he felt as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Marketing, US Military, Fort Carson, US Army

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Automotive News

Hearing to focus on NHTSA reform, safety laws

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."

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Monterey County Herald

Dana Milbank: Why Ferguson tragedy could become a farce

What happened in Ferguson, Mo., last month was a tragedy. What's on course to happen there next month could be a farce.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

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. 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.

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Related Topix: Indiana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Indianapolis, IN

Press-Telegram

Southern California police armed with military arsenal through program

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.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Education Etc., Pasadena, CA

Tony's Kansas City

Kansas City News Talk Saturday

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 .

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

The Miami Herald

Nation's new arts promoter-in-chief knows the landscape

R. Jane Chu is a petite powerhouse who is the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The former president and chief executive officer of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Chu, 56, brings formidable credentials to the job, including a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies.

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Related Topix: National Endowment for the Arts, Charitable Organizations, Kansas City, MO, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Emanuel Cleaver, US Senate, Republican, Roy Blunt, Senator Roy Blunt

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Missourian

McCaskill talks Ferguson, foreign policy on MU campus

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told law students Friday that she and her husband are creating a candidate school to prepare African-Americans for public office in Missouri. "We need that," she said in a forum at MU's Hulston Hall courtroom.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Joplin, MO

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