Washington correspondent, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; former National reporter, USA Today; bylines from 49 states and 4 continents; Re-tweets not an endorsement

Chuck Raasch's Biography

Reporter, writer, author, editor. Washington correspondent for St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Currently writing book. Previously: Previously, national correspondent, USA TODAY. Previously: Senior correspondent and columnist for Gannett News Service. Knight Fellow at Stanford, 1989-1990. Have had bylines from 49 states and four continents. Covered and analyzed six presidential elections.. One of five original cover story writers for USA Today.

Specialties: Writing, editing, political analysis, demography, cultural commentary, column writing

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World War II vet has mustard gas exposure claims denied by VA

stripes.com — WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) - In the final days of World War II, an 18-year-old Army private from Missouri named Arla Wayne Harrell was sent to Camp Crowder in the southwest corner of the state, where he said he was twice exposed to mustard gas. He didn't talk about it for years.

Missouri World War II vet has mustard gas exposure claims denied by VA

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * In the final days of World War II, an 18-year-old Army private from Missouri named Arla Wayne Harrell was sent to Camp Crowder in the southwest corner of the state, where he said he was twice exposed to mustard gas. He didn't talk about it for years.
Feb 06, 2016

Missouri World War II vet has mustard gas exposure claims denied by VA: bit.ly/1nQiD9x via @STLtoday

Votes by St. Louis-area members of Congress on Obamacare repeal, other issues

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of Feb. 1-5. The votes and descriptions are compiled by Voterama in Congress, a legislative tracking organization. HOUSE Upholding of Health-Law Veto * The House on Feb.

Wagner says Super Bowl magnet for sex trafficking

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Rep. Ann Wagner says that events like Sunday's Super Bowl are "prime locations" for sex trafficking, and she and another member of Congress are asking viewers to "take a moment" during the game to "picture the pain" of victims of "sexual slavery." Quoting the McCain Institute, Wagner, R-Ballwin and Rep.
Feb 05, 2016

Maybe 1 of 5,500 reporters accredited to cover Super Bowl would look at sex trafficking around it - bit.ly/20xGjRP via @STLtoday

House passes Luetkemeyer bank bill after GOP leader accuses Sen. Elizabeth Warren of waving 'bloody shirt'

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The U.S. House passed legislation Thursday ending a controversial Justice Department program called "Operation Choke Point," after a heated debate that invoked everything from the Great Recession to the death of Michael Brown. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren invokes Michael Brown in attacking Luetkemeyer banking bill

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Invoking the name of Michael Brown, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday attacked a bill sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer that she says protects bankers and is an example of how justice is applied unequally in this country. The House is expected to vote Thursday on the "Financial Institution Customer Protection Act," which Luetkemeyer, R-St.

House passes Luetkemeyer housing reform measure

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The House Tuesday unanimously passed federal housing policy reform legislation sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth. It was the first reform of federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Agriculture Rural Housing policies in decades, Luetkemeyer said, and he said more reforms could come.

Iowans' caucuses have favored three eventual presidents since '72

siouxcityjournal.com — As a picker and predictor of presidents, Iowa has historically not been that good, but it's gotten better of late. Only one Republican, George W. Bush, won the Iowa caucuses and then went on to win the White House, the latter in a disputed result that took the Supreme Court to decide.

Clinton leads, Carson surges among Missouri donors to presidential candidates

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Hillary Clinton continues to dominate among Missouri donors to presidential campaigns, but Republican Ben Carson had a strong fourth-quarter surge in the state. The Federal Election Commission reported Monday that Missourians had donated just under $3.4 million to presidential campaigns through the end of the year.

Local congressional incumbents ply PACs to build big campaign money advantages

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * St. Louis-area incumbents in Congress ended 2015 with huge campaign money advantages over challengers, building those accounts with heavy contributions from political action committees (PAC) that ran the gamut of corporate America. In Missouri's 1st congressional district, Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St.
Feb 01, 2016

Local congressional incumbents ply PACs to build big campaign money advantages: bit.ly/1nAaZ39 via @STLtoday

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Feb 06, 2016

So #SNL has Larry David and @berniesanders and opens with a lame @sentedcruz impersonation?

Feb 06, 2016

Missouri World War II vet has mustard gas exposure claims denied by VA: bit.ly/1nQiD9x via @STLtoday

Feb 06, 2016

@ConsultReid And believable, too. I have a VA story going tomorrow.

Feb 06, 2016

@mviser You going to sit through the Super Bowl tomorrow. That'll be five hours with about 40 minutes of actual football. Let 'em debate.

Feb 06, 2016

@StuPolitics Not sure Christie is having a good night as much as making Marco have a bad one. (And that Cruz podium pounding is annoying)

Feb 06, 2016

RT @SteveForbesCEO: #GOPDebate: Israel drafts each year both men and women into its armed services.


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