Claire McCaskill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McCaskill Takes Fight Against Sexual Assault To Campus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-takes-fight-against-sexual-assault-campus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After working to reduce problems with sexual assault in the military, U.S. Sen. Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, D-Mo., is turning her attention to the same issue at the nation’s colleges and universities.</span></p><p>Both settings, she said Thursday, have ways they are alike in how such cases are treated.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:14:31 +0000 Dale Singer 35403 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Takes Fight Against Sexual Assault To Campus McCaskill Blasts 'Wild West' Approach In Missouri Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blasts-wild-west-approach-missouri-politics <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., contends that Missouri’s “Wild West” approach to politics — which imposes no restrictions on campaign donations or lobbyists — is partly to blame for her party’s lack of a candidate for state auditor this fall.</p><p>But the senator also asserts that the current state of affairs for Missouri campaigns isn’t good for anyone or any political party, calling it “bizarre and, frankly, not good for our government.”</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:21:52 +0000 Jo Mannies 35329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Blasts 'Wild West' Approach In Missouri Politics Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles — And Hard Feelings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ronnie-whites-nomination-recalls-past-battles-and-hard-feelings <p>Nearly 15 years after the U.S. Senate rejected his nomination to be a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Ronnie White is getting a second chance. President Barack Obama has <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/11/07/president-obama-nominates-three-serve-united-states-district-courts">nominated him again for the same type of judgeship.</a></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:48:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35012 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles — And Hard Feelings McCaskill Grills GM Head Over Safety Recalls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-grills-gm-head-over-safety-recalls <p>Members of a Senate panel Wednesday accused General&nbsp;Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:26:47 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 34988 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Grills GM Head Over Safety Recalls McCaskill Touts Bipartisan Effort To Tackle Landfill, Fix Roads And Bridges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-touts-bipartisan-effort-tackle-landfill-fix-roads-and-bridges <p>The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are talking about what’s best for the Bridgeton landfill and the World War II-era radioactive material stored at the neighboring West Lake landfill.</p><p>So says U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who was among four Missouri members of Congress – two Republicans and two Democrats – who cosigned a recent letter asking the EPA to work with the Corps, which previously dealt with similar radioactive sites elsewhere in the St. Louis area.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:06:56 +0000 Jo Mannies 34492 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Touts Bipartisan Effort To Tackle Landfill, Fix Roads And Bridges Chain Of Command To Be Kept Involved In Military Sexual Assault Cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chain-command-be-kept-involved-military-sexual-assault-cases <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill,D-Mo., arguably won her most significant victory since her 2012 re-election with Thursday’s Senate vote in favor of her approach to fighting sexual assaults in the military.</p><p>Most significantly, her approach would keep sexual assault cases within the military chain of command, although she would restrict commanders’ powers to overturn jury verdicts in sexual assault cases and bar commanders from substituting lesser charges.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:36:05 +0000 Jo Mannies 34218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chain Of Command To Be Kept Involved In Military Sexual Assault Cases Blunt, McCaskill Step Up Concerns About Proposed National Guard Cuts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-step-concerns-about-proposed-national-guard-cuts <p>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.</p><p>The trims would have a $34 million economic impact on Missouri through 2016, Blunt told reporters Thursday. The reduced spending would primarily affect Guard operations in Springfield, Warrensburg and St. Joseph, he said.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:34:27 +0000 Jo Mannies 34050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt, McCaskill Step Up Concerns About Proposed National Guard Cuts McCaskill: She Wouldn't Campaign With Obama But Loves To Help Hillary Clinton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-she-wouldnt-campaign-obama-loves-help-hillary-clinton <p>U.S. Claire McCaskill is sticking by her TV statement that if she were running for re-election this year, she probably wouldn’t ask President Barack Obama to join her on the campaign trail.</p><p>McCaskill, D-Mo., says she also doubts that the White House is surprised or upset over her comments,<a href="http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/mccaskill-wouldnt-campaign-next-obama">&nbsp; made Tuesday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”</a></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:06:05 +0000 Jo Mannies 33644 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill: She Wouldn't Campaign With Obama But Loves To Help Hillary Clinton McCaskill Blames Military Recruitment Scandal On Lack Of Oversight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blames-military-recruitment-scandal-lack-oversight <p>A military-recruitment program gone awry may have cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $50 million, Army and National Guard officials confirmed Tuesday in a hearing before a Senate panel chaired by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.</p><p>Still, several of those testifying defended the program as being highly effective in increasing the number of troops during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan deployments from 2006-2008. The program began in 2005 and ended in 2012, when problems were detected.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:39:09 +0000 Jo Mannies 33458 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Blames Military Recruitment Scandal On Lack Of Oversight McCaskill Predicts Presidential Focus On Protecting Roads, Electrical Grid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-predicts-presidential-focus-protecting-roads-electrical-grid <p><br />U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says she hopes that President Barack Obama discusses the nation’s crumbling infrastructure – such as roads, bridges, and the power supply -- in his State of the Union address tonight.</p><p>Such projects are “sadly neglected and underfunded,’’ McCaskill told reporters in a conference call Tuesday.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:57:25 +0000 Jo Mannies 33312 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Predicts Presidential Focus On Protecting Roads, Electrical Grid