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  • Attachment legislating: Corporate cash and the GOP

    Attachment legislating: Corporate cash and the GOP
    If money is the mother's milk of politics, then America's big corporations are Big Mama, and Big Baby is the Republican Party suckling at the enormous bosom of business. Democrats, meanwhile, are abandoned brats scrounging for nourishment wherever they...
  • Senators to GM: Why wasn't top lawyer fired?

    (Reuters) - Senators on Thursday demanded to know why General Motors Co did not fire its top lawyer after it was revealed this year that the automaker's litigation department knew of a widespread and deadly ignition flaw but failed to escalate the...
  • Lawyer confirms GM will use bankruptcy shield against recalled-vehicle claims

    WASHINGTON General Motors' top lawyer under harsh questioning by U.S. senators acknowledged Thursday that the company will not waive its bankruptcy protection in dealing with court litigation linked to claims involving its millions of vehicles recalled...
  • Is media-savvy Sen. Claire McCaskill playing it safe?

    WASHINGTON A paparazzo cornered Claire McCaskill last month in a hallway of her Senate office building. Wielding a video camera for celebrity-obsessed TMZ, he wanted to know why the Democratic senator from Missouri had "grilled Dr. Oz like a...
  • GM lawyer, Delphi exec face Senate scrutiny

     
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, GM Investigations into the General Motors ignition switch recall continue on Capitol Hill this week, as two of the central figures in the legal nightmare testified before a congressional hearing for the first time....
  • Todd Akin, in new book, says he should not have apologized for rape comments

    WASHINGTON Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin says in a new book that he should not have apologized for controversial comments about rape and pregnancy during his 2012 race for U.S. Senate. "By asking the public at large for forgiveness, I was validating the...
  • U.S. colleges fall short in handling sexual assault cases, report says

    U.S. colleges fall short in handling sexual assault cases, report says
    U.S. colleges and universities are failing to effectively investigate sexual misconduct cases on campus, with efforts hobbled by inadequate training and limited reporting channels, according to a national survey released Wednesday. The survey, which...
  • Many colleges fall short in handling campus rape, study finds

    WASHINGTON Many colleges and universities are failing in how they handle sexual violence among students, according to Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who Wednesday released a survey of colleges and universities. But the American Council on Education, which...
  • Sen. McCaskill investigates troubled power plant in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON A major U.S.-funded power plant built in Afghanistan by Kansas-based contractor Black & Veatch is barely being used and is not properly maintained by poorly trained Afghan staff, according to a recent audit. The $300 million Tarakhil power...
  • Senate panel consider ways to deal with campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON In a hearing Thursday about campus sexual assault, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, promised to include military institutions under the scope of the Clery Act and Title IX, laws that, respectively, require the disclosure of campus crimes and prohibit...
  • Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims

    Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims
    A U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection took television health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz to the woodshed Tuesday for promoting weight-loss products that are unproven on his show, CNN reports.  "I don't get why you need to say this stuff when you know it's...
  • GM fires 15 at top levels; report on ignition switches 'brutally tough'

    GM fires 15 at top levels; report on ignition switches 'brutally tough'
    A pervading atmosphere of incompetence and neglect at General Motors led the company to allow a deadly problem to fester for 11 years before anyone acted to correct it. So says a report Thursday morning on the ignition-switch issue that has been linked to...