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Chuck Raasch

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Says Single Sen. Lindsey Graham A ‘Bro With No Ho’

A hot microphone caught one endangered Republican senator making a too-hot comment about his fellow colleague and GOP presidential candidate.

June 11, 2015

Senate Debates 18 Amendments To Keystone Pipeline Bill

Congressional Republicans don’t intend to let reality stop their Keystone XL push.

January 29, 2015

Under New Bill, States Would Report Police-Triggered Deaths To Attorney General

Before skipping town, Congress passed a bill responding to police shootings.

December 12, 2014

Obama’s Role In Ferguson Is Complicated

The president is still taking a careful approach to the unrest in Ferguson.

December 8, 2014
Eric Holder

With Ferguson Decision Looming, Holder Issues New Police Guidance

Read the attorney general’s plea for calm in Ferguson.

November 21, 2014

Justice Department To Expand Probe In Michael Brown Shooting

By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is preparing to announce as early as Thursday 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. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday night […]

September 4, 2014

Since Brown Shooting, It’s In Been Night-And-Day In Ferguson

By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — It’s been night-and-day since Saturday’s fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Mostly peaceful protesters march hand-in-hand by day. At night, people splinter, defiance and lawlessness take a firmer grip, and expressions and intentions move into the shadows. By day, calls for nonviolent protest come from black and […]

August 14, 2014

Justice Department Has Widened Involvement In Local Law Enforcement In Past Two Decades

By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in cases involving more than two dozen local or state law enforcement departments over the last 20 years. The most recent intervention is coming in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday. Since 1997, 21 […]

August 13, 2014