Claire McCaskill

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Officer defends overturning sexual-assault verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force commander who overturned a jury’s guilty verdict in a sexual assault case — enraging members of Congress and prompting talk of military justice reform — explained his case in a letter to a top Pentagon official.

04/10/2013

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Military sexual assault victims detail humiliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of sexual assault and violence in the military told Congress Wednesday they’re afflicted with a slow and uncaring system of justice that too often fails to hold perpetrators accountable and is fraught with institutional bias.

03/13/2013

Claire McCaskill

Senators outraged by dismissal of assault case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators demanded answers on Tuesday from senior military leaders on why an Air Force commander dismissed charges against a lieutenant colonel after he was convicted of sexual assault.

03/05/2013

Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin in Mo. senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has won two high-profile Republican endorsements a day after guaranteeing his candidacy would continue. On Wednesday, former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Sen. Jim […]

09/26/2012

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