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Six area companies spent over $4 million on D.C. lobbying in 2013

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Four years after it became law, the Affordable Care Act remains a boon for lobbyists - including those employed by major St. Louis-area health providers. In 2013, six area health-care companies spent more than $4 million on lobbying in Washington, more than half of it by the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

D.C.'s revolving door is alive and well with Missourians

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The revolving door - that term for people who move back and forth between government and lobbying for private interests - has gotten a good Missouri workout. The Center for Responsive Politics, or CRP, identifies 189 Missourians - including a few former members of Congress and scores of their ex-staffers - in this group.

D.C. lobbying by St. Louis-based companies is shifting toward health care

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Four years after it became law, the Affordable Care Act remains a boon for lobbyists - including those employed by major St. Louis-area health providers. In 2013, six area health-care companies spent more than $4 million on lobbying in Washington, more than half of it by the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

The Justice Department's soft side: How one federal agency hopes to change Ferguson

stltoday.com — FERGUSON * The peacemakers arrived on a Sunday. It was a little more than a day after Michael Brown's shooting. They introduced themselves to police and city officials that afternoon. They met with Brown's family late that night, in a Highway Patrol truck down the street from the Canfield Green apartments.

Eric Holder announces resignation as attorney general

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Eric Holder, the point person on the Obama administration's response to the unrest in Ferguson after the shooting death of Michael Brown, announced his resignation Thursday afternoon. He has been the administration's public face in the legal fight against terrorism, and as the nation's first black attorney general, he directed the Justice Department on aggressive investigations of police departments' relationships with minority communities, including Ferguson's.

Senate approves St. Louis lawyer Kevin O'Malley as ambassador to Ireland

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The Senate on Thursday confirmed St. Louis native and lawyer Kevin O'Malley as ambassador to Ireland. His was part of a series of voice-vote confirmations approved without opposition by the Senate as it worked toward a pre-election recess.

Most Pentagon equipment given to local police is not military, official says

stripes.com — WASHINGTON (MCT) - Just 4 percent of equipment given to local law enforcement agencies under a Pentagon surplus program has "military attributes," a Department of Defense logistics official said Tuesday. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland and Government Affairs, Alan F.

Bipartisan Senate opposition rises to program giving police surplus military equipment

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Senators leveled bipartisan attacks Tuesday on federal programs that pass surplus military equipment and federal funds to local police, saying that the "militarization" of police had gone too far. "This is crazy out of control," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

U.S. attorney general announces new civil rights probe in Ferguson

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday opened a broader civil rights investigation of the practices and procedures of the Ferguson Police Department in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.

Justice department to announce probe of Ferguson police department

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * The Justice Department is preparing to announce as early as today that it will expand its investigation of the police shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, into a broader civil rights probe of the practices of the Ferguson Police Department.
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Oct 30, 2014

@BMaster14 That is true, in the context of his time. Most dominant big-stage performance since '85 Bears' defense

Oct 30, 2014

Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change': bit.ly/1wHuA29 via @STLtoday

Oct 30, 2014

Powerful new anti-Redskins ad compares name to racial slurs usat.ly/1u7FxLp via @forthewin

Oct 30, 2014

Says something about how cautiously pitchers are handled that #Bumgarner is lavished with praise for what pitchers once routinely did in WS

Oct 30, 2014

Madison #Bumgarner is smack dab in the middle of the Millennial generation. Seems to have it pretty well together.

Oct 30, 2014

@floydhe And they weren't MVP! Bumgarner was throwback awesome!

Oct 29, 2014

Harold Reynolds on #Bumgarner: "We won't see this again." It's baseball. Of course we will.

Oct 29, 2014

What are odds you very soon Madison Bumgarner and Mo'Ne Davis star together in a commercial coming to a TV screen near you?

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