9 hrs ago
Democratic infighting all the rage
Key factions of the Democratic Party, which have largely been unified through some trying times in 2013, are now turning on each other.
13 hrs ago
Political Real Estate: A Look Inside Senator Claire McCaskill's Condo
UrbanTurf reported that Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill would be putting her downtown condo on the market next month and moving out of the thirteen-story building in March.
17 hrs ago
Train crash revives urgency for automatic braking
The fatal passenger-train crash in New York revived interest in automatic braking systems, but installing the equipment along 60,000 miles of track has proven costly and difficult.
22 hrs ago
Senator should help folks with ACA
I received the dreaded "losing your health insurance coverage" letter. You know, the insurance President Obama promised us we could keep.
McCaskill to speak at SEMO commencement
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill will deliver the winter commencement address when 740 students graduate at Southeast Missouri State University on Dec. 21. Plans for the commencement were announced by the university on Tuesday.
The Daily Beast
Last Chance for Sex Assault BillBy Hanqing Chen
Two competing proposals for reforming the military justice system's sexual assault policy are stalled in the Senate and may never even reach a vote if Congress doesn't move soon.
The Washington Post
Army defends $36 million building in Afghanistan
The exterior of the Regional Command-Southwest Command and Control Facility, which was meant to serve as a command headquarters at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand, Afghanistan.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Missouri's Boeing incentives could total $1.7B
Missouri senators hoping to land production of a new Boeing airplane were set to begin debate Wednesday on a package of incentives valued at up to $1.7 billion over two decades.
National Public Radio
Obama Offers Second Chance For Missouri Court Nominee
President Obama has made it a priority to choose federal judges who are diverse in terms of race or gender.
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.
A Make-or-Break Moment for Military Reforms
After many months, the mounting campaign to pressure lawmakers and the Defense Department to radically reform the military justice system is hitting a make-or-break moment.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
McCaskill and Ayotte: Commanders cana t just be bystandersMcCaskill...
Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., both former prosecutors, are members of the Armed Services Committee.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Well-intended, but Native American Heritage Month and Day are mostly superficial affairs
Today is Native American Heritage Day, the culmination of Native American Heritage Month, established in 1991.
The Wichita Eagle
Farm bill remains stuck in a muddy field
Sharon Oetting farms 700 acres of corn and soybeans near Concordia, Mo. The Thanksgiving holiday gives her and her friends and neighbors a chance to celebrate a strong agricultural economy and a good harvest.
Chemical limits can protect children
A few weeks ago I was blessed to join a group of hundreds of concerned parents, children, educators and health professionals on Capitol Hill to ask Congress to fix our broken laws on toxic chemicals.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Stars and Stripes
A woman's word on sexual assault meets military code
Teacher Tabitha Phegley, of Warrensburg, pictured Sept. 17, 2013, feels let down by the military justice system.
NBC Action News
Military sexual assault victim speaks
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - For more than 20 years, Ja-Renna Floyd kept a terrible secret from her friends, her fellow soldiers and even her husband.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Graham, Scott Side with Military in Debate Over Sex Assault cases
Sen. Lindsey Graham opposes a proposal to have military prosecutors rather than commanders decide which cases of alleged sexual assault in the armed forces should be pursued.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Washington Post
Obama nominee could fill DHSa s long-vacant IG role
President Obama last week nominated Food and Drug Administration official John Roth to serve as inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, attempting to fill a position that has remained vacant for nearly three years.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Stars and Stripes on Pentagon chopping block
Earlier this month I reported on how Stars and Stripes faces increasing pressure to stay relevant in an era of soaring costs, fierce digital competition and declining circulation amid the drawdown of wars and Pentagon budget cuts.