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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appoints Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Al Franken as United States Senator

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appoints Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Al Franken as United States Senator

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton today announced that he will appoint Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to serve as United States Senator for Minnesota. Smith will be appointed to…

Attorney General says today’s terrorist attack in New York a result of “our failed immigration policies”

Attorney General says today’s terrorist attack in New York a result of “our failed immigration policies”

NEW YORK – A young Middle-Eastern man brought a bomb to New York’s Times Square today after he earlier pledged allegiance to ISIS and was here as a result of…

Report: Grassley cashes in on over $360K in farm subsidies

Report: Grassley cashes in on over $360K in farm subsidies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, who helps shape farm subsidies flowing out of the federal government, has himself cashed in in hundreds of thousands of dollars from the…

Mexican man pleads guilty in South Texas for deadly alien transport case that killed 3

Mexican man pleads guilty in South Texas for deadly alien transport case that killed 3

LAREDO, TX — A Mexican man on Wednesday pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana to a conspiracy charge for his role in an alien transporting event which resulted…

U.S. economy adds 228,000 jobs in November

U.S. economy adds 228,000 jobs in November

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November, and wages are on the rise, according to new data released this week. U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta…

Minnesota Senator Al Franken to resign after accusations of misconduct from women

Minnesota Senator Al Franken to resign after accusations of misconduct from women

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Minnesota Senator Al Franken will resign after accusations of misconduct from women. Franzen gave a speech Thursday on the Senate floor, which can be read below. In…

Justice Department says 2016 produced 5.7 million violent victimizations in U.S.

Justice Department says 2016 produced 5.7 million violent victimizations in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Today, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released estimates of crime from the 2016 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). In 2016, U.S. residents age 12 or older…

U.S. creates agency to stop use of weapons of mass destruction on Americans

U.S. creates agency to stop use of weapons of mass destruction on Americans

WASHINGTON –Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen today announced the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. The CWMD Office will elevate…

President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump is following through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and has instructed the State Department to begin…

U.S. border patrol records lowest level of illegal cross-border migration on record

U.S. border patrol records lowest level of illegal cross-border migration on record

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its end-of-year immigration enforcement numbers, the results of a year-long return to enforcing the law, upholding the integrity of our…

Russian cheats kicked out of Winter Olympics

Russian cheats kicked out of Winter Olympics

SWITZERLAND – The IOC Executive Board today studied and discussed the findings of the commission led by the former president of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, addressing the systematic manipulation of the…

President Trump urged not to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

President Trump urged not to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reportedly, President Donald Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, potentially crossing a “red line” for Muslims amid calls for him to back of…

Democratic Congressman Conyers to resign amid sexual harassment allegations

Democratic Congressman Conyers to resign amid sexual harassment allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A long-time Democratic Congressman from Michigan says he will quit his post amid scathing sexual harassment claims. On a radio talk show Tuesday morning, Congressman John Conyers,…

FCC acts on consumer complaints, authorizes telecom providers to block scam calls

FCC acts on consumer complaints, authorizes telecom providers to block scam calls

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s recent move that clears the way for phone companies to block certain types of calls that are likely…

Legislation to address military sexual assault introduced by Grassley and other Senators

Legislation to address military sexual assault introduced by Grassley and other Senators

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Sen. Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in reintroducing the Military Justice Improvement Act. Despite years of effort and small…

HE’S GONE: Charles Manson dead at 83

HE’S GONE: Charles Manson dead at 83

CORCORAN, CA — Inmate Charles Manson, 83, died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at a Kern County hospital. Inmate Manson was admitted to state…

Iowa police officer seriously hurt today while making arrest

DAVENPORT – An Iowa police officer was seriously hurt today while making arrest. On Sunday, November 19, 2017 at approximately 5:13 AM, Davenport, Iowa Police responded to 400 E 12th…

President Trump intervenes to free three alleged college basketball playing shoplifters from China

President Trump intervenes to free three alleged college basketball playing shoplifters from China

HANGZHOU, CHINA – Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting sunglasses in China are now on a flight back to Los Angeles after President Trump intervened in the matter. Last…

John McCain says President Trump’s belief in Russia’s Putin “places our national security at risk”

John McCain says President Trump’s belief in Russia’s Putin “places our national security at risk”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump while in Vietnam met up with and believed Russian President Vlad Putin as he again denied meddling in American elections, but a top Republican…

Department of Justice to prosecute opioid traffickers by emergency scheduling all fentanyls

Department of Justice to prosecute opioid traffickers by emergency scheduling all fentanyls

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice today announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) intends to take immediate action against the flow of illicit fentanyl analogues into this country…

GOP Senate contender calls teen sex allegation “baseless” amid call for him to drop out

GOP Senate contender calls teen sex allegation “baseless” amid call for him to drop out

MOBILE, ALABAMA – A Republican former judge embroiled in an election to the U.S. Senate says a teen sex encounter allegation against him is “baseless” amid calls for hi to…

Drug Enforcement Administration collects record number of unused pills as part of its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drug Enforcement Administration collects record number of unused pills as part of its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – Americans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringing the DEA and its more than 4,200 local and tribal law enforcement partners a record-setting 912,305…

Scores dead after mass-shooting at Texas church

Scores dead after mass-shooting at Texas church

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX – At least 26 people are dead after a man opened fire in a small-town Texas church. Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement on the shooting…

Des Moines man sentenced to 40 months in prison for possession of child pornography

Des Moines man sentenced to 40 months in prison for possession of child pornography

DES MOINES, Iowa – On October 23, 2017, Chief United States District Court Judge A. Jarvey sentenced Carlton Wayne Jones, 39, of Des Moines, Iowa, to 40 months in prison…

Former Minnesota high school teacher sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography

Former Minnesota high school teacher sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison for distributing child pornography through online chatrooms. This sentenced was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Gregory…

Trump’s Twitter shut down by “rogue employee”

Trump’s Twitter shut down by “rogue employee”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Presdeint Donald J. Trump’s tweets were slowed down today when a “rogue employee” on her last day on the job shut his Twitter account down. According to…

Meth packet found with child’s Halloween candy

Meth packet found with child’s Halloween candy

MENOMINEE, WISCONSIN – The innocence of a childhood ritual was spoiled in this Wisconsin community when the scourge of meth was discovered with a young one’s candy collection. On Monday,…

Famous star Kevin Spacey says he’s gay, doesn’t remember hitting on teen actor

Famous star Kevin Spacey says he’s gay, doesn’t remember hitting on teen actor

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Famous actor Kevin Spacey says he’s gay and doesn’t remember hitting on a teen actor who years later has accused him of sexual misconduct. Anthony Rapp‏, a…

Trump campaign manager is agent of Ukraine and defrauded the U.S., indictment says

Trump campaign manager is agent of Ukraine and defrauded the U.S., indictment says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s campaign manager – Paul J. Manafort, Jr., of Alexandria, Va., – and Richard W. Gates III, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a…

Halloween warning: Too much black licorice could stop your heart, FDA says

Halloween warning: Too much black licorice could stop your heart, FDA says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy—or, more precisely, black licorice, the FDA says. Days before the biggest candy eating holiday of the year,…

American sentenced to 20 years for joining ISIS

American sentenced to 20 years for joining ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An American man was sentenced to 20 years for joining ISIS. Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced on Friday, October 27 to 20 years…

Two Iowa teens dead Friday after crashing car into lake

Two Iowa teens dead Friday after crashing car into lake

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – Two Iowa teens died Friday after they crashed their car into a lake. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa say that on October 27, 2017 at 6:13…

National Archives releases JFK assassination records

National Archives releases JFK assassination records

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Archives today released 2,891 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection…

NAACP warns African Americans about flying on American Airlines

NAACP warns African Americans about flying on American Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement today announcing a travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety…

Former President George H.W. Bush didn’t mean to grope women, spokesman says

Former President George H.W. Bush didn’t mean to grope women, spokesman says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A spokesman for George H.W. Bush says the former President didn’t mean to grope women and the mounting accusations against him are all a big misunderstanding. According…

Iowa’s Bohannon named candidate for Bob Cousy Award

Iowa’s Bohannon named candidate for Bob Cousy Award

SPRINGFIELD, MA – University of Iowa sophomore Jordan Bohannon has been named to the 20-player watch list for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. The announcement…

Defendant in deadly San Antonio tractor trailer case pleads guilty to transporting illegal aliens resulting in 10 deaths

Defendant in deadly San Antonio tractor trailer case pleads guilty to transporting illegal aliens resulting in 10 deaths

SAN ANTONIO — The driver of a tractor-trailer with Iowa ties charged with an illegal alien smuggling operation that resulted in 10 deaths pleaded guilty to those charges on Monday.…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues statement on FBI stats showing staggering rise in law enforcement officers killed and assaulted in the line of duty in 2016

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues statement on FBI stats showing staggering rise in law enforcement officers killed and assaulted in the line of duty in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement on the FBI’s 2016 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report, which show an unacceptable rise in law…

Police arrest man who socked older fan in the face at NFL game

Police arrest man who socked older fan in the face at NFL game

CHARLOTTE, NC – In a brutal display of violence caught on video, an enraged man threw a Mike Tyson style punch into the face of an older fan while arguing…

American family freed from captivity in Pakistan

American family freed from captivity in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump announced this morning that an American family held hostage in Pakistan has been freed. Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Recovering the…

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