Congress http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blunt Among Senators Proposing New Reporter Shield Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-among-senators-proposing-new-reporter-shield-law <p>A bipartisan group of senators is pressing forward with a reporter shield bill that includes new Justice Department guidelines for investigations that involve the media.</p><p>The guidelines announced Friday would make it harder for prosecutors to obtain journalists’ phone records without advance notice. Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri says the new bill will make it much more difficult for political appointees to stop reporters from doing their job.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:44:39 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 28344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Among Senators Proposing New Reporter Shield Law Jotte's set to challenge Wagner, Martin in the 2nd http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jottes-set-challenge-wagner-martin-2nd <p> Dr. <strong>Randy Jotte</strong> contends that his experience as an emergency room physician is just the type of &quot;independent-thinking approach&quot; needed in Congress.</p> <p> Jotte, a Republican, says that&#39;s why he is jumping in to the already combative contest for the 2nd District congressional seat, which takes in parts of St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Two Republicans -- <strong>Ann Wagner</strong>, a former ambassador and state party chief, and St. Louis lawyer <strong>Ed Martin</strong> -- have been competing for months.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jo Mannies 34529 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jotte's set to challenge Wagner, Martin in the 2nd Jotte's set to challenge Wagner, Martin in the 2nd http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jottes-set-challenge-wagner-martin-2nd-0 <p> Dr. <strong>Randy Jotte</strong> contends that his experience as an emergency room physician is just the type of &quot;independent-thinking approach&quot; needed in Congress.</p> <p> Jotte, a Republican, says that&#39;s why he is jumping in to the already combative contest for the 2nd District congressional seat, which takes in parts of St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Two Republicans -- <strong>Ann Wagner</strong>, a former ambassador and state party chief, and St. Louis lawyer <strong>Ed Martin</strong> -- have been competing for months.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jo Mannies 34919 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jotte's set to challenge Wagner, Martin in the 2nd Costello will not run again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/costello-will-not-run-again <p><em>Updated with comments from Costello&#39;s press conference and reaction from political figures.</em></p><p>A long-time political figure in the Metro East has announced he will not run for re-election.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:15:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Costello will not run again Cunningham will not run for Congress http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cunningham-will-not-run-congress <p>A Republican state senator from suburban St. Louis has decided to remain in Jefferson City.</p><p>Jane Cunningham had been pondering entering an <a href="http://missouri.watchdog.org/15948/martin-switches-races-starts-gop-political-shuffle/">already-crowded GOP primary</a> to fill the Congressional seat of Todd Akin, who wants to challenge Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2012.</p><p>But in a statement released today, Cunningham said she doesn&#39;t run for titles, and wants to hold a position where she can have the largest impact defending conservative values.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:21:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1578 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cunningham will not run for Congress Negative feedback for Mo. House committee's redistricting map http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/negative-feedback-mo-house-committees-redistricting-map <p>A <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">State House</a> committee&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/largemap.aspx">plan to redraw Missouri&rsquo;s congressional districts </a>is drawing fire from both urban and rural residents and from both political parties.</p><p>The state is losing a seat in Congress based on the latest <a href="http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/">U.S. Census </a>figures. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:22:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 855 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Negative feedback for Mo. House committee's redistricting map Lacy Clay opines on government shutdown, Libyan intervention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lacy-clay-opines-government-shutdown-libyan-intervention <p>Though he says a government shutdown would be &quot;tragic,&quot; Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay says he doesn&#39;t expect Republicans and Democrats to be able to reach an agreement on a budget for this year before a <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lawmakers-face-another-budget-showdown-2011-03-28">temporary spending plan</a> expires next Friday.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:04:51 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 821 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lacy Clay opines on government shutdown, Libyan intervention McCaskill unveils new Congressional reforms http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-unveils-new-congressional-reforms <p><a href="http://mccaskill.senate.gov/">Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill</a> says Congress needs to play by the same rules as everyone else.</p><p>Speaking at her St. Louis office on Sunday, the Democratic Senator unveiled a package of reforms she says will help bring transparency and accountability to Congress.</p><p>McCaskill proposed creating an independent watchdog office to oversee Senate operations and take complaints from the public.</p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 02:32:09 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 572 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill unveils new Congressional reforms