Not being able to use an electronic device on a flight is something that annoys everybody who flies, but not every annoyed flyer sits on the senate committee that presides over aviation policy. But it just so happens that Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill does.
On Tuesday, McCaskill wrote the Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, telling him that he needs to update the "dated" and "absurd" policy. McCaskill threatened to pursue "legislative solutions" if he moves too slowly.
Lawmakers are hoping to put together a compromise before the end of the year to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff –a series of tax increases and spending cuts, which some economists say would trigger another recession.
But some Democratic groups are pressuring Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill to keep entitlements off the bargaining table.
Nearly 50 retired teachers, union members and health care workers assembled at a St. Louis Social Security office Monday, holding up signs like “hands off my social security" and “instead of war, invest in people.”
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 today's episode: We discuss Representative Jo Ann Emerson's early departure, and who's on the short-list to replace her, where we stand on Medicaid expansion, and Senator Claire McCaskill's recent PR tour.