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12 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press
A bill that would have dramatically changed the way the military handles allegations of sexual assault stalled in the U.S. Senate last week after a vote that pitted Republicans against Republicans, veterans against veterans, and Michigan's senior senator against his usually simpatico Democratic partner.
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16 hrs ago | Free Republic
The promotion of an astronaut considered a role model for women in the military has been scrapped in a career-ending move over her action in overruling a conviction in a sexual assault case.
JULY 25: Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks at a news conference July 25, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Sen. McCaskill appeared with Sen. Kelly Ayotte , Sen. Jon Tester and a group of retired female service members to discuss "...the historic and bipartisan reforms approved by the Senate Armed Services committee to combat military sexual ... (more)
On Friday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said what a lot of us are thinking about Wall Street fat cats and how they are taking federal bailout money while handing out bonuses and pay raises to themselves.
Good morning! The day will start cold and gradually warm up over the weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no announced public schedule, while his only announced opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, will visit the Capitol to talk to reporters at 3 p.m., concluding a swing through upstate.
Impassioned wrangling over changing the way the military prosecutes sex assaults pits the 20 women in the Senate against each other in a thorny political battle over an institution where chain of command is sacred.
In case you're disappointed that Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act got filibustered yesterday, I have great news: the senate, according to senators, has already done enough to stop military rape and the commanders who are unable to stop the epidemic of sexual assault are totes trust-worthy! Phew! We have been covering the ... (more)
These are the ten Democratic senators who voted today to kill Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to remove sexual harassment cases from the military chain of command, and voted instead to support Senator Claire McCaskill's bill to trust the military chain of command to fix itself: Tom Carper Tim Kaine Carl Levin Joe Manchin Claire McCaskill Bill ... (more)
Does Brownback have an inkling that the judges are going to order a huge increase in school spending? The statement from him Thursday suggested exactly that.
Missouri's two U.S. senators - Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Claire McCaskill - are joining forces as they raise concerns about the Defense Department's proposed cuts in spending for the National Guard.
A controversial Senate bill that would have changed how military sex assault cases are investigated and prosecuted failed by five votes Thursday.
The New York Senator may have lost the vote to move prosecution of sexual assaults outside the military, but she's still a champion in certain circles who will continue to maintain a watchful eye on reform.
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The allegations stem back to 2011, when the female lawyer says Lt. Col. Joseph Morse groped her during a sexual assault legal conference in Virginia, Stars and Stripes reports.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., left, accompanied by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks during a mews conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 6, 2014, following a Senate vote on military sexual assaults.
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