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Claire McCaskill

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  • Analysis: McCaskill's opposition to Harry Reid hints at gubernatorial ambition

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. If Claire McCaskill decides to run for Missouri governor in 2016, she made sure Thursday to place some distance between herself and one of her party's chief lightning rods. In a move that caught Washington by surprise, the Democratic...
  • Ferguson police chief pressured to step down, but some are rallying to support him

    ST. LOUIS For weeks, federal and state officials have been privately and sometimes publicly ratcheting up the pressure on Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson to step down. Those officials hope that protesters, angry over the shooting of an unarmed black...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...
  • How GOP can get to magic 60 votes, send bills to Obama

    WASHINGTON Sixty. It's the magic number for getting most things done in the U.S. Senate and it will be the target for Republicans to get legislation through the House of Representatives, past Democratic objections in the Senate and to the desk of...
  • Roberts' win signals GOP revival: 'The triumph of old white guys'

    WASHINGTON Kansas U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts defied dire predictions that he'd be swept out of office in a flood of anti-incumbent anger this week. Instead the 78-year-old lawmaker rode a GOP wave to victory. His salvation signals a resurgence of the...
  • Judge rules in favor of gay marriage for Missourians

    ST. LOUIS Denying Missouri's gay couples the opportunity to marry is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling by St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison immediately prompted St. Louis city to begin issuing marriage licenses. Likewise, St. Louis...
  • Off-highway vehicle safety rules proceed despite some senators' objections

    LOS ANGELES Rebuffing off-road vehicle manufacturers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted Wednesday to move forward with rules aimed at preventing rollover crashes, which have killed hundreds of riders. The rules would include minimum...
  • Senators advocate on behalf of off-highway vehicle industry

    LOS ANGELES Manufacturers of off-road vehicles have enlisted the help of a dozen U.S. senators to try to block regulations intended to prevent rollover crashes, which have killed hundreds of riders. In a letter earlier this month to the Consumer...
  • Embattled General Motors general counsel Millikin to retire

    General Motors said its general counsel, Michael Millikin, will retire early next year. Millikin, the top legal officer at the automaker, has come under intense scrutiny for the way his department handled death and injury claims for a defective ignition...
  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
  • UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct

    UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct
    In a sweeping effort to combat sexual misconduct on campus, University of California officials unveiled a systemwide plan Wednesday, calling for mandatory training for all students, staff and faculty, improved support for victims and more thorough...