• Luetkemeyer: Senate Passage of Spending Bill A Mistake2

     Luetkemeyer: Senate Passage of Spending Bill A Mistake WASHINGTON, D.C. _ Following is a statement from U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) on the Senate’s passage today of the more than $800 billion spending package. Rep. Luetkemeyer voted against the House version of the bill. “I am acutely aware that many families are hurting out there.

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  • Statement from Former Senator Jim Talent Regarding the 2010 Senate Race1

     Statement from Former Senator Jim Talent Regarding the 2010 Senate Race St. Louis    “I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for the Senate in 2010, for several reasons. First, there are other qualified Republicans who are seriously investigating the race, and it is vital to prevent the kind of dissension that hurt my

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  • Federalism Attacked Via Senate Vacancies0

     Federalism Attacked Via Senate Vacancies By Marion Edwyn Harrison, Esq. February 10, 2009 Scandal and confusion often breed unrelated consequences. Newspapers and magazines, as well as TV and radio commentary, of varied political slant, recently are advocating a mandatory requirement of popular election to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy. It superficially sounds so democratic or

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  • Tim Geithner: Inadequate and Careless0

     Tim Geithner: Inadequate and Careless Jefferson City_ Americans are facing unprecedented economic challenges, and it is imperative that a competent and qualified individual is running the Treasury Department. Instead, President Obama and Senator McCaskill thought it best to have the Treasury Department run by someone who in response to questions at his confirmation hearing stated

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  • Bond: We Need a Stimulus Plan that Creates Jobs, Puts People Back to Work1

    Bond: We Need a Stimulus Plan that Creates Jobs, Puts People Back to Work Democrats’ Plan Grows the Debt and Government, but Not the Economy WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Kit Bond today urged the Democratic-controlled Congress to pass a stimulus bill that will create jobs and put people back to work immediately. Bond, ranking

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  • Ensuring Patient Access to Life-saving Medicines0

     Ensuring Patient Access to Life-saving Medicines By Merrill Matthews The U.S. Supreme Court is in the midst of a momentous term. Paramount among the cases before the nine justices is Wyeth v. Levine, which could determine how the courts should settle conflicts between federal and state law. The Court recently heard oral arguments for Wyeth

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