GM CEO Mary Barra non-committal on compensating victims of defective ignition switch

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra. SOURCE: commerce.senate.gov

General Motors CEO Mary Barra declined to tell Congress whether the automaker will compensate victims of the defective ignition switch, which has been linked to at least 13…

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NHTSA accuses General Motors of concealing information linking airbag non-deployment to ignition switch defect

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
NHTSA's Acting Administrator David Friedman. SOURCE: commerce.senate.gov

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accused General Motors of concealing critical information linking airbag non-deployment to the ignition switch defect that prompted a recall of more than…

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McCaskill questions whether secret settlements obscured extent of GM’s ignition switch problems

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri). SOURCE: commerce.senate.gov

Although General Motors had known about problems with its ignition switches suddenly turning off as early as 2003, it took the company more than a decade – and…

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Timeline of General Motors ignition switch recall

Monday, April 14, 2014

February 2002:  GM approved the production of the (now-recalled) ignition switch even though a dozen performance tests conducted by Delphi Automotive, the parts manufacturer, showed that “the switch…

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Spotlight: General Motors ignition switch recall

Monday, April 14, 2014
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Articles: GM CEO Mary Barra non-committal on compensating victims of defective ignition switch NHTSA accuses General Motors of concealing information linking airbag non-deployment to ignition switch defect McCaskill…

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Equal pay bill for women fails in the Senate

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A bill that would protect women from pay discrimination failed in the Senate yesterday with a vote of 53 to 44.

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Senate approves 5-month extension of federal emergency unemployment compensation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) SOURCE: reed.senate.gov

The Senate yesterday voted to extend the federal emergency unemployment compensation for months.

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Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over drone killings of 3 Americans in Yemen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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A federal judge last week dismissed a lawsuit against top U.S. officials involved in the lethal drone strikes against Anwar Al-Aulaqi, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi, and Samir…

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Transcript: Press briefing Q&A w/ Schumer & Whitehouse on McCutcheon v. FEC ruling

Monday, April 7, 2014

Partial transcript of the press briefing Q&A with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) on the Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC…

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Transcript: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s remarks on McCutcheon v. FEC ruling

Monday, April 7, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) on the Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC on April 2, 2014:

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