Four Senate immigration bills fail: How Grassley and Ernst voted

With less that three weeks remaining until the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program expires, the U.S. Senate voted today…

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Grassley Gets Help from Trump on Immigration, Burned by Sessions on Justice Reform

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr The Trump administration intervened twice this week with Chuck Grassley’s efforts to…

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Weekly News Roundup: Grassley Releases Steele Letter, Top DOJ Official from Iowa to Step Down

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, swears in Rachel Brand as an associate attorney general in May 2017. Photo: Matthew…

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Iowa Actor Tom Arnold Tells Trump Playboy Mansion Story on Twitter

@TomArnold/Twitter Tom Arnold has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump on Twitter, where on Saturday the Ottumwa-born actor and…

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Hear John Delaney’s early pitch to Iowa Democrats

Two years before the 2020 Iowa caucuses, U.S. Representative John Delaney of Maryland is already investing heavily in reaching voters…

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Can anything make Trump popular?

Guest author Dan Guild has closely followed American presidential polling and elections for decades. -promoted by desmoinesdem Consider three quotes:…

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The story has changed, but not the economy

Jon Muller fact-checks some assertions from the State of the Union. -promoted by desmoinesdem The president bragged about the economy…

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UI Donor Steve Wynn Resigns As GOP Finance Chair Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

SHARE Facebook Twitter Casino mogul Steve Wynn. Photo: User1964/Wikimedia Commons Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn, who in 2013 pledged…

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FBI’s NRA-Russia Probe Has an Iowa Connection, Too

NRA President and Iowa resident Pete Brownell, second from left, poses with former NRA President David Keene, second from right,…

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Ernst’s Belief That Trump Is Not Racist Ignores Decades of Evidence to the Contrary

Gage Skidmore/Flickr Iowa’s junior senator Joni Ernst held a town hall meeting in Boone Monday, where she was asked about…

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