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President Obama

Obama: New Oversight But No Change to Spying Power

“Understandably, people would be concerned,” the president said. “I would be, too, if I weren’t inside the government.”

08/09/2013

Sen. McCaskill speaks during a Senate subcommittee hearing on POW-MIA recoveries on August 1, 2013.

McCaskill Calls POW-MIA Recovery Efforts ‘Dysfunctional’

According to McCaskill, Congress has demanded that at least 200 missing soldiers be found each year but fewer than 100 are being recovered annually.

08/01/2013

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Concerns Over Future Funding As Metro Marks 20 Years

“We’re looking at a state that is ranked 47th in the country in regards to funding of public transit so we’re going to have to think creatively and outside the box…”

07/31/2013

Former U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (Getty/Chris Kleponis)

Former Rep. Costello: Congress Lives ‘In a Bubble’

“You kind of get a sense when you’re hear as opposed to in D.C. four days a week of just how frustrated people are when they look at Congress,” he told KMOX News Monday.

07/30/2013

Urban League President James Buford (KMOX/file photo)

Urban League CEO Search Begins After Buford Resignation

Buford tells KMOX the League is in a good place right now, despite seeing some cuts due to sequestration.

03/12/2013

Naturalization-Ceremony

Illinois Group Says High Fees Limit Immigrant Naturalization

Fees in 1997 totaled $95. Today it costs an immigrant $675 in fees related to naturalization. That is a barrier to citizenship, says the ICIRR.

02/20/2013

Getty/Scott Olson

‘Straw Purchases’ Contributing To St. Louis Gun Violence

Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.

02/06/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

Unemployment-4

U.S. Economy Adds 155K Jobs in December, Unemployment Stays At 7.8 Percent

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8 percent last month. November’s rate was revised higher from an initially reported 7.7 percent.

01/04/2013

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