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Votes by area members of Congress on Syria, carbon emissions, others

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of Nov. 16-20. The votes and descriptions are compiled by "Voterama in Congress" a legislative tracking organization. House Bias in Auto Lending * The House on Nov. 18 voted, 332-96, to nullify Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulation of auto-lending practices alleged to discriminate against minorities.

Raasch: Will the many Americas come together on foreign policy?

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Many Americas were on display this week: * The one in which the actor Charlie Sheen's positive HIV announcement inflamed social media. * The one in which college students from the University of Missouri to Dartmouth demanded safe spaces on campus.

In pre-election year, Blunt's votes take a right turn from middle of GOP pack

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * In the year before facing voters in the 2016 elections, Sen. Roy Blunt has made a series of votes that put him decidedly inside a minority in his own caucus, even more opposed to President Obama's positions than presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.

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Blunt, and the somber walk into the secret terror threats

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * It was the toughest walk of the day for Roy Blunt. The Republican senator, who receives top-secret briefings on terrorist threats on a regular basis, was headed to a secure, sound-protected room in the Hart Senate Office Building.

Bost opposes Syrian refugees; Luetkemeyer, Wagner, others ask Nixon to reverse decision

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer and Ann Wagner and the four other Republican members of the Missouri congressional delegation called upon Gov. Jay Nixon to reverse his decision to allow Syrian refugees into the state. Bucking the trend of some other governors, including Bruce Rauner of Illinois, Nixon on Monday said he would not bar Syrian immigrants from coming into Missouri.

Fraternity and sorority organizations back off sexual assault bill after McCaskill protests

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Last month, Sen. Claire McCaskill wrote letters to national fraternity and sorority organizations and three fraternities on the University of Missouri campus to protest their support of a bill on campus sexual assaults that the senator opposes.

Blunt, Kirk, Shimkus among those calling for cutting Syrian refugee flow to U.S.

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Republican Sens. Roy Blunt and Mark Kirk, and Rep. John Schimkus have joined the chorus calling for a moratorium on accepting Syrian refugees until the United States beefs up security in the wake of Friday night's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Votes for St. Louis-area congressional delegation for week of Nov. 9-13

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of Nov. 9-13. The votes and descriptions are compiled by Voterama in Congress a legislative tracking organization. The House of Representatives was not in session during the week. Senate 2016 Military Budget * Voting 91-3, the Senate on Nov.

Raasch: Donald Trump's political business

stltoday.com — WASHINGTON * Quick, did Donald Trump say the following in a presidential debate or on an episode of his long-running "Apprentice" series on NBC? * "I built an unbelievable company, worth billions of dollars. I don't have to hear it from this man, believe me." * "Nobody outthinks me."
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