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Call Washington BureauPat Toomey’s effort to permanently ban congressional earmarks fell short in the Senate Thursday, but the Pennsylvania senator was heartened that appropriators separately agreed to extend a temporary moratoriam through 2013. Toomey offered his...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The last time Gov. Tom Corbett faced an emergency -- in this case, the floods in northeastern Pennsylvania, he saw his approval ratings shoot up in the region. A new survey by the Democrat-friendly Public Policy...
If the late U.S. Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., could find a way to communicate with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., he'd probably say: "What took you guys so long?" As reported Wednesday in The Morning Call, Toomey, who is from the Lehigh Valley, is a...
Sarah Clark, Interactive Content Producer / FacebookShe was here to discuss her plan to help Missouri manufacturers attract more jobs, but due to last week's debt ceiling debacle, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill ended spending most of her time talking about America's financial situation. "That was our...
After last week's debt debacle, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says she couldn't wait to get back to Missouri to start working on her manufacturing jobs tour. "The manufacturing jobs are foundational to our middle class," said the senator. "We have...
In these dark days of government fiscal failures, unrelenting unemployment and ragged-ass recession, it's nice to know that some pols (Joe Lieberman and Chris Dodd, for example) apparently have more money than they know what to do with. Dodd finished his...
US Senator Claire McCaskill toured flood damage in Parkville and St Joseph Sunday. She says after seeing the destruction for herself, she has a lot of questions for the Corp of Engineers, but is also calling for Washington and the midwest to get along....
Meagan Kelleher, Web ProducerA letter from the US Army Corps of Engineers to landowners along the Missouri River has many in Missouri crying foul, but the Corps says the letters were just poorly timed. On June 6, the Army Corp of Engineers sent letters to some landowners along the...
Planes, trains and automobiles. According to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, those may be the answer to tuning the economy around. "We have to cut our spending," said McCaskill. "We've got to live with in our...
Tags: Commuting, Transportation
Associated PressU.S. senators from the seven states that line the Missouri River said Wednesday they have a new sense of cooperation after a summer of heavy flooding throughout the river basin. The newly created Missouri River Working Group — comprised of...
Tags: Kent Conrad, U.S. Army, Jon Tester, St. Louis, Floods
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-West Virginia, says Congress needs to pass legislation to protect customers from unauthorized third-party charges on their phone bills. A one-year study by the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee shows about $2...
Sarah Clark Interactive Content ProducerNot everyone is happy about the compromise bill that will raise the debt ceiling. Democrat Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City had strong words about it over the weekend, calling it a "sugar coated Satan sandwich." Cleaver said the bill is...
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