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  • Former Joint Chiefs chair to open UCM series

    Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard B. Myers is helping the University of Central Missouri kick off a new lecture series.


  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 16, 2010, file photo, Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo. poses for a photograph in front of the Will Rogers Statue, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Skelton, who built a reputation as a military expert and social conservative during 34 years representing western and central Missouri in the U.S. House, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in Virginia. He was 81. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

    Ike Skelton, former Missouri representative, died Monday at 81

    Former Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton died Monday night. The 81-year-old Democrat served as the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee during part of his 34-year career in Congress.


  • Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri Democrat, is worried about a chasm developing between the U.S. military and the public after he leaves Congress. (Associated Press)

    Skelton concerned over military needs after he leaves Hill

    Departing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton said Thursday that he fears a chasm will develop between U.S. military troops and the rest of the citizenry.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri Democrat (Bloomberg News)

    Democratic congressmen run as friends of the military

    Rep. Ike Skelton, the rural Missouri chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is waging a military campaign to retain his congressional seat in the face of his most formidable opposition in more than a decade.


  • Political Scene

    One of the GOP's most conservative senators and a "tea party" favorite, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, says the Republican Party will be "dead" if it fails to live up to its principles again.


  • Army Spc. Matthew Burt, 25, of Titusville, Penn., with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "the Old Guard," places flags on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on May 27. At least 211 remains were identified as potentially mislabeled or misplaced. (Associated Press photographers)

    Arlington cemetery officials slammed about mixups

    Angry lawmakers on Wednesday sharply questioned the Army on its confusion over the location of some veterans' remains at Arlington National Cemetery, as service officials described what they called the "laborious" process of ensuring every grave was properly identified.


  • Key Dem breaks with Obama on trials

    House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton on Friday said the Obama administration may be making a big mistake by trying in U.S. criminal courts the men accused of planning the Sept. 11 attacks, becoming the highest-ranking Democrat to publicly question the decision announced last week by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Ike Skelton, Missouri Democrat (Bloomberg News)

    Key Democrat breaks with Obama on terror trials

    House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton on Friday said the Obama administration may be making a big mistake by trying the men accused of planning the Sept. 11 attack in U.S. criminal courts, becoming the highest-ranking Democrat to challenge the decision announced last week by Attorney General Eric H. Holder.


  • Off-color remark caught by House mic

    Yet another member of Congress has been tripped up by an open microphone, suggesting on the House floor where a colleague who disagreed with him should "stick" his viewpoint.


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