claire mccaskill

Incoming Congress

Outgoing Senator Calls Ocasio-Cortez a 'Bright Shiny New Object'

In a recent interview, outgoing Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said she doesn't understand the hype surrounding Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Marie Solis
she's running

Here's how much women killed it in Tuesday's primaries

A historic 11 women, including eight Democrats and three Republicans, have now been nominated for governor's mansions.
Carter Sherman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

GOP Lawmaker Said Confederate Statue Vandal Should Be 'Hung from a Tall Tree'

Leaders in the Missouri House of Representatives have called on the legislator to resign.
Drew Schwartz
Impact Equality

The First Step to Protect Title IX from Betsy DeVos is Knowing Your Rights

It's looking like the beginning of a tough road for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses.
Katelyn Harrop

A lone senator just declared war on America’s biggest opioid makers

Alex Thompson
The no spin room

We asked women at the debate what they think of the Trump tapes

2016 US election

America’s powerful female politicians tell us how they broke the glass ceiling

As Hillary Clinton becomes the first female Democrat to accept the US presidential nomination, some of the most well-known women in Washington tell us what it was like to rise through the political ranks.

US Lawmakers Suspect the Pentagon of Lying to Them About Military Sexual Assault Cases

Three years ago, the military testified to Congress that its commanders were more inclined to pursue sexual assault cases than civilian prosecutors — but it now appears that its data was misleading.
Sarah Mimms and Avi Asher-Schapiro

US Senate Holds in Contempt for Refusing to Cooperate in Child Sex Trafficking Investigation

Senator Claire McCaskill says she's "damn mad" after the site refused to comply with a subpoena, but the company believes the courts — not Congress — should decide the case.
Sarah Mimms
defense & security

Pentagon Official Defends Wasteful $800 Million Effort to Build Business in Afghanistan

The US Department of Defense's Task Force for Business and Stability Operations has been an unending source of scandal after audits found that it spent $43 million on a gas station and $150 million on private villas and associated security.
Avi Asher-Schapiro

Republicans and Democrats Agree on One Thing: Revoking Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom

There is no precedent for taking away the highest civilian honor after its been bestowed but an Arizona lawmaker is trying to change that.
Olivia Becker

The Pentagon Blew $43 Million on 'The World’s Most Expensive Gas Station'

A project in Afghanistan that became a Department of Defense money pit is drawing the ire of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress.
Avi Asher-Schapiro