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Ice cream stampede leads to senate fridge lockdown

Among Capitol Hill staffers, no rumor travels faster than one involving free food. So, when word got out last week that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) had installed a commercial-sized freezer in her office lobby stocked with gratis ice-cream treats, the resulting stampede was as predictable as a party-line vote. But those who arrived a day late […]

Forty Percent of Colleges Haven't Investigated a Single Sexual Assault Case in Five Years

According to the results of a national survey commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, nearly half the country's four-year colleges haven't conducted a single sexual assault investigation in the past five years. Show More Summary

Which college sports power schools voted against 4-year scholarships?

Many schools didn't even support the option for four-year scholarships in 2012, much less making them mandatory. One of the biggest points of contention at Wednesday's Senate hearing on college sports was Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)...Show More Summary

Senator to NCAA president: 'Why should you even exist?'

Claire McCaskill of Missouri introduced a horrifying survey of how athletic departments deal with allegations of sexual assault. NCAA president Mark Emmert is on Capitol Hill today to discuss the criticism of the NCAA before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Show More Summary

Senate Report Finds Significant Failures With How Colleges Handle Sexual Assault

Many colleges and universities have significant problems with how they handle sexual assault and violence, according to a new Senate report spearheaded by Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. The report is based on a survey of 440 public...Show More Summary

REPORT: FEWER THAN 5% OF CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULTS ARE REPORTED

U.S. Senator and former sex crimes prosecutor Claire McCaskill today released the results of a first-of-its-kind national survey on campus sexual assaults — results McCaskill said must serve as a “wake-up call” to the nation’s institutions of higher learning. The survey results showed that many institutions are failing to comply with the law and  best […]

Dear Senator Claire McCaskill, Can You Help Us Stop Herbalife's False Medical Claims?

ByQuoth the Raven: "The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of those three products that you called miracles. When you call a product a miracle, and it's something you can buy, and it's something that gives people false hope, I just don't understand why you need to go there." -Senator Claire McCaskill to Dr. Show More Summary

Dem Sen. McCaskill: IRS Head Did ‘Terrible Job of Being Arrogant’ at Hearing

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Last night IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified before a House committee on Lois Lerner's missing emails, and got quite a mouthful from House Republicans. But Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said on Morning Joe today that Koskinen did himself and the IRS no favors by coming across as arrogant.

Here's Why It Matters that the Senate Grilled Dr. Oz Over Diet Scams

Senator Claire McCaskill, chair of the Senate's Consumer Protection panel, is NOT JAZZED ABOUT DR. OZ. In fact, she spent half of Tuesday grilling him on why he keeps going on television and telling people that if they just eat enough $45 magic beans they'll wake up with a thigh gap like a soccer goal (and then: PERMANENT HAPPINESS). Show More Summary

Dr. Oz Vows To Exercise More ‘Caution’ On Miracle Weight Loss Products

Dr. Mehmet Oz was grilled in a Senate hearing by Senator Claire McCaskill about his support for miracle weight loss products. Oz defended himself yesterday by saying he acts as a “cheerleader” for the audience and while some of the products he pushes might not meet a certain standard of “scientific muster,” he believes it’s […]

Dr. Oz Reacts to Senate Grilling: I’ll Exercise ‘Caution’ in the Future

last monthNews : Mediaite

Dr. Mehmet Oz testified on the Hill yesterday and faced quite the grilling from Senator Claire McCaskill over his public support of "miracle" weigh loss products, and on Facebook today, Dr. Oz acknowledged that in the future, he needs to exercise more caution when deciding what products to support on his daytime talk show.

Dr. Mehmet Oz scolded by Senate over diet 'scams'

Mehmet Oz, star of "The Dr. Oz Show" was called to Capitol Hill Tuesday (June 17) to face Senate and explain the promotion of weight loss products on his show that Senator Clair McCaskill of Missouri described as "scams."After reading...Show More Summary

Senator Claire McCaskill -- Dr. Oz Attack Was Personal

Senator Claire McCaskill -- who grilled Dr. Oz like a cheeseburger during Tuesday's hearing -- was incredulous over the Doc's "miracle pill" because she's walked the walk... sources connected to the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection tell…

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 not true," said committee chair Sen....

Senator McCaskill Grills Dr. Oz About His “Magical” “Miracle” Endorsements

After more than a decade of using colorful language such as, “miracle pill,” silver bullet,” and personally endorsing diet supplements and plans, Dr. Oz was taken to task by Senator Claire McCaskill during a Commerce subcommittee meeting telling him frankly, “”You have an amazing megaphone. Why would you cheapen your show when you say things [...]

Dr. Oz testifies at a Senate hearing. He doesn’t fare so well.

Dr. Oz testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and gets grilled by Sen. Claire McCaskill, a former prosecutor.  As the senator puts it, Dr. Oz has a huge megaphone, which he could use to promote evidence-based health practices. Show More Summary

Sen. Claire McCaskill Encourages Dr. Oz to Police on ‘Deceptive’ Weight Lost Products

The host of "The Dr. Oz Show" was on Capitol Hill today speaking before a Senate hearing on misleading and deceiving weight loss products and advice. "My show is about hope…We've engaged millions in programs, including programs we did...Show More Summary

Wallace Grills McCaskill on Clinton’s Accomplishments: ‘Is That a Record to Run for President?’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace challenged Senator Claire McCaskill (d-MO) to defend former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's foreign policy accomplishments, which she characterized as an emphasis on diplomacy and he characterized as a series of failed initiatives.

The Rape Case Haunting Claire McCaskill

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Senator from Missouri’s career has been defined, again and again, by sexual assault. Which makes sense; she’s still haunted by the cases she lost as a sex crimes prosecutor.

The U.S. Is Really Good at Celebrating War, Peace Not So Much

In honor of Harry Truman's 130th birthday, Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill (D) and Roy Blunt (R) introduced a measure that would rename Washington's Union Station after the former president. As the Washington Post explains, for McCaskill, this was a way to honor her hero. Show More Summary

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