Every Iowan in Congress but Rod Blum voted for warrantless surveillance

With the help of every Iowan except for Republican Representative Rod Blum (IA-01), Congress has reauthorized for six years the…

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Weekend open thread: Accountability

Senator Chuck Grassley hit a new low last week in running interference for the White House on the Trump/Russia investigation.…

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The 17 most-viewed Bleeding Heartland posts of 2017

I had mixed feelings about compiling last year’s review of highest-traffic posts. Being hyper-aware of clicks and views can be…

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Recognizing Bleeding Heartland’s talented 2017 guest authors

Bleeding Heartland published 140 guest posts by 81 authors in 2016, a record since the blog’s creation in 2007. I’m…

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Register poll: Trump more unpopular, Iowans favor Democrats for Congress

President Donald Trump is less popular than ever among Iowans, who by a two-to-one margin believe the country is “on…

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Questions remain on Iowa GOP couple’s Saudi lobbying, political donations

Connie Schmett was registered as a foreign agent doing work on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through September…

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Repealing key health care provision could cost 125,000 Iowans coverage by 2025

Approximately 125,600 more Iowans would be uninsured by 2025 if President Donald Trump signs into law a tax bill repealing…

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So much for “carefully” considering tax reform

U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst joined all but one of their Republican colleagues to approve a $1.5 trillion…

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Republicans: “Tax Cuts Must Be Followed By Structural Changes To Medicare And Social Security”

by Dave Bradley 25 minutes – Democrats tear Republican Tax Bill Apart [embedded content] Let that sink in really deeply.…

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Grassley, Ernst misleading Iowans about Senate GOP tax bill

Responding to Iowans who have contacted their offices about tax policy, U.S. Senate Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst have…

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