Congress http://kcur.org en U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill On Sexual Assault In The Military, Affordable Care Act http://kcur.org/post/us-sen-claire-mccaskill-sexual-assault-military-affordable-care-act <p>Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill visits Kansas City on Wednesday and Thursday as part of her 'McCaskill&nbsp;on Main Street' tour. &nbsp;</p><p>She’s fresh off a big legislative win in the Senate where her version of a bill dealing with sexual assault in the military won out over a competing measure.</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's&nbsp;<em>Up to Date</em>, Steve Kraske talks with Sen. McCaskill about sexual assault in the military and her opinions on progress made as part of the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:31:17 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 52896 at http://kcur.org U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill On The Budget, Sexual Assault In The Military http://kcur.org/post/us-senator-claire-mccaskill-budget-sexual-assault-military <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We’re nearing the end of this year’s legislative session in Washington, but things aren’t cooling off quite yet.</p><p>In the second part of Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, <strong>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill</strong>&nbsp;joins Steve Kraske to discuss the future of the farm bill, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the recent House budget deal and what’s going on with John Boehner after his speech about the Tea Party to Republican lawmakers.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:27:12 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 48417 at http://kcur.org U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill On The Budget, Sexual Assault In The Military Chris Matthews: Tip, The Gipper & The Debt Ceiling http://kcur.org/post/chris-matthews-tip-gipper-debt-ceiling <p>Way back in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was president, politics simply worked, or at least that&rsquo;s what Chris Matthews says.</p><p>On Tuesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with Matthews about his new book, <em>Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked</em>, which chronicles the bipartisan efforts of President Reagan and then Speaker of the House Tip O&rsquo;Neil to raise the debt ceiling and pass other important legislation back in 1981, and why Congress just can&rsquo;t seem to do the same now.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 45180 at http://kcur.org Chris Matthews: Tip, The Gipper & The Debt Ceiling Government Shutdown: Update With Rep. Cleaver http://kcur.org/post/government-shutdown-update-rep-cleaver <p>U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">(D, MO-5)&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">joins Steve </span>Kraske<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to give an update on what happening with the federal government shutdown and the impending debt ceiling issue.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:54:10 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 44933 at http://kcur.org Government Shutdown: Update With Rep. Cleaver The Ethics Professors: Congressional Pay & Healthcare http://kcur.org/post/ethics-professors-congressional-pay-healthcare <p></p><p>When thousands of federal employees are being forced to go without a paycheck indefinitely because of inaction in Congress, is it really ethical for members of Congress to keep accepting their own paychecks?</p><p>On Thursday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, the Ethics Professors join us to discuss that and other issues of murky morals. Should we consider signing up for healthcare part of a civic duty to lower medical costs for everyone? And how should we set a limit when it comes to the cost and scope of treatment?</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 44575 at http://kcur.org The Ethics Professors: Congressional Pay & Healthcare A Return To Washington For Former Congressmen http://kcur.org/post/return-washington-former-congressmen <p>What do you do after your congressional career is finished?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the first part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we catch up with two former U.S. congressmen from Missouri, Alan Wheat and Kenny </span>Holshuf, who have returned to Washington as policy advisors&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">on behalf of a local law firm.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</span></strong></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43786 at http://kcur.org A Return To Washington For Former Congressmen How Kansas And Missouri's Members Of Congress Plan To Vote On Syria http://kcur.org/post/how-kansas-and-missouris-members-congress-plan-vote-syria <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of Congress will soon be asked to decide whether to support President Barack Obama's request for authorization to attack the Syrian regime of Bashar&nbsp;al-Assad. Assad's regime allegedly used chemical weapons on civilians and rebels in an attack last month. Here is a round-up of what we know so far from congress members in Kansas and Missouri.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas</span><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Congressional Delegation:</strong></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:40:03 +0000 Laura Ziegler 43227 at http://kcur.org Sizzling Summer, Hot Issues: Congressmen Cleaver & Yoder http://kcur.org/post/sizzling-summer-hot-issues-congressmen-cleaver-yoder <p>The weather isn’t the only think that’s still got some heat behind it. Although Congress is in recess, hot-button topics such as immigration and sequestration cuts are still in the news.</p><p>In the first part of Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, <strong>Rep. Emanuel Cleaver </strong>(D, MO-5) and <strong>Rep. Kevin Yoder</strong> (R, KS-3) join us to talk about these issues and shed some light on where Congress might be headed when it goes back into session in September.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 42329 at http://kcur.org Sizzling Summer, Hot Issues: Congressmen Cleaver & Yoder Funding Cuts Could Impact UM System http://kcur.org/post/funding-cuts-could-impact-um-system <p>Sequestration, or the automatic across-the-board funding cuts set to kick in nationwide at the beginning of 2013, will tally nearly $110 billion in cuts over the next nine years.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:36:56 +0000 Kristofor Husted 28519 at http://kcur.org Funding Cuts Could Impact UM System U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson Retires From Congress http://kcur.org/post/us-rep-jo-ann-emerson-retires-congress <p>Missouri Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson will retire from the House of Representatives next February. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:37:25 +0000 Jacob McCleland 28458 at http://kcur.org U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson Retires From Congress The Collapse Of Congress http://kcur.org/post/collapse-congress <p>Congress is a mess.</p> <p>Bet you already knew that. Congress is rife with gridlock, conflict, and a lack of progress. But the problem is so serious, that the collapse of Congress as an institution is in the cards. And that might cause a few problems.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 03:38:46 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 22460 at http://kcur.org The Collapse Of Congress U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder http://kcur.org/post/us-representatives-emanuel-cleaver-kevin-yoder <p>Congressional representatives are back in their districts for a work session, which gives <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><strong><em>Up to Date</em></strong></a> the perfect opportunity to catch up with <strong>U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver</strong> (D, MO-5) and <strong>Kevin Yoder</strong> (R, KS-3).</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 14:59:27 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 18160 at http://kcur.org U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Economy, Budget, Gas Prices & More http://kcur.org/post/us-rep-emanuel-cleaver-economy-budget-gas-prices-more <p>He’s just returned from lengthy deliberations in the U.S. House of Representatives over next year's spending plan. But is Congress getting anywhere? </p> <p>Tuesday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver II (D, MO-5) to talk about the latest happenings on capitol hill, including budget negotiations, gas prices, and the economy.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:28:55 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 15338 at http://kcur.org U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Economy, Budget, Gas Prices & More Former Congressman Dennis Moore On Alzheimer's Diagnosis http://kcur.org/post/former-congressman-dennis-moore-alzheimers-diagnosis <p>He served 12 years as a district attorney and 12 years as a member of Congress. Now, former U.S. Representative Dennis Moore is focusing his energies on another battle close to home: Alzheimer’s. Earlier this month, Moore announced he is one of the more than 5 million Americans who are living with the disease. Wednesday on Up to Date, the former Congressman and his wife Stephene Moore talk with us about the signs, his diagnosis and what it means for them.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:04:58 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 12912 at http://kcur.org Former Congressman Dennis Moore On Alzheimer's Diagnosis US Senator Claire McCaskill Seeks Re-Election http://kcur.org/post/us-senator-claire-mccaskill-seeks-re-election <p>Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is no stranger to the rough and tumble world of politics. After all, she’s been at it for three decades in a state that is traditionally tough on Democrats. Now she is facing another campaign, this time to keep her seat in the U.S. Senate.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:50:29 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 12857 at http://kcur.org US Senator Claire McCaskill Seeks Re-Election US Presidents And Congress: How To Succeed In Partisan Politics http://kcur.org/post/us-presidents-and-congress-how-succeed-partisan-politics <p>Barack Obama isn&#39;t the first President in conflict with a Congress run by the opposing party. However, being in that position doesn&#39;t mean nothing gets accomplished. Take it from <strong>Historian of the U.S. Senate Donald Richie</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:50:24 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kathleen Pointer, Danie Alexander & Stephen Steigman 12805 at http://kcur.org US Presidents And Congress: How To Succeed In Partisan Politics