Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has halted the nomination of an Air Force lieutenant general who's been tapped to be the vice chairman of U.S. Space Command.
McCaskill said in a statement on Thursday that she wants more information about Lt. Gen. Susan Helms' decision last year to overturn a jury conviction in a sexual assault trial.
Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo) is one of many co-sponsors of a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes for online purchases.
Under current law, states can only require stores to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state.
As NPR's Planet Money puts it:
Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.
On this week's episode: We discuss Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill's tumblr announcement, Proposition P, and the nonexistent St. Louis mayoral race.
Follow Chris McDaniel on Twitter: @csmcdaniel
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