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The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into the decade-long failure by General Motors to address deadly safety problems in its some of its cars before announcing a massive recall last month, according to a person briefed on the matter.
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I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Now we want to talk about what has been one of the most emotional and intense debates that Congress has taken up this year.
6 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Sources tell The New York Times and McClatchy that the CIA monitored Senate aides putting together a report on the spying agency.
7 hrs ago | Time
Legislation passed by the Senate on Monday puts an end to a defense commonly used in military sexual assault cases The military tradition of citing a "good soldier" defense-meaning a sergeant could cite his or her fine military record as a defense if charged with sexual assault-is now set to become history.
11 hrs ago | The Hill
FINDING DEMS WEAK SPOT: Republicans are pushing more natural gas exports, and in doing so could find a weak spot to hit the administration and fellow Democrats on when it comes to foreign policy and energy.
A Senate hearing on alleged retaliation against whistleblowers at a giant nuclear cleanup project is expected to go forward on Tuesday despite the absence of some potential key witnesses: the workers who were let go.
There is no doubt, as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., told colleagues last week, that members of Congress trust the military chain of command.
Sen. Claire McCaskill's legislation to force changes in the military's sexual assault policies passed the Senate on Monday without dissent, capping her latest bid to get the Pentagon to clean up its ranks.
Prior to Senate approval of what has been called watered-down legislation that preserves the authority of military commanders to decide whether to prosecute rape and other sexual assaults, some survivors of those kinds of attacks feel betrayed all over again.
The Senate headed toward an overwhelming vote Monday in favor of big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
The Senate headed toward an overwhelming vote Monday in favor of big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a 'good soldier defense' to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
This March 6, 2014 file photo shows Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Though events in Ukraine are likely to continue dominating attention on Capitol Hill, the House may also be headed toward contentious floor action over how physicians are reimbursed under Medicare.
Party members who voted for the last U.S. wage increase in 2007 including Representative Greg Walden, who is overseeing Republican House races this year, oppose a similar plan now.
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.
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.