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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…

State of Iowa deploying employees to assist with hurricane response, recovery efforts

State of Iowa deploying employees to assist with hurricane response, recovery efforts

DES MOINES – State of Iowa employees continue to deploy to assist with hurricane response and recovery efforts. The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) is sending…

Attorney General announces actions to reduce rising tide of violent crime

Attorney General announces actions to reduce rising tide of violent crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the…

Iraqi Security Forces liberate Hawijah

Iraqi Security Forces liberate Hawijah

SOUTHWEST ASIA — The Coalition congratulates the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi Security Forces on their swift and decisive victory against ISIS in Hawijah Oct. 5. The battle was…

Deadliest mass-shooting in U.S. history claims more than 50 lives in Las Vegas

Deadliest mass-shooting in U.S. history claims more than 50 lives in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Details are still emerging, but a gunman took more than 50 lives in what is being called the deadliest mass-shooting in U.S. history. The shooting happened in…

Vikings OK with players protesting during NFL games in wake of Trump’s combative statements

Vikings OK with players protesting during NFL games in wake of Trump’s combative statements

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Minnesota Viking owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and the entire Wilf family today said they are OK with players protesting during NFL games after the President…

President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – President Donald J. Trump Friday called for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the National Anthem, and is taking some blowback for his remarks. At…

Feds: U.S.-produced parts in imported goods from Mexico and Canada declining, while China gaining ground

Feds: U.S.-produced parts in imported goods from Mexico and Canada declining, while China gaining ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce says that due to the NAFTA trade deal, U.S.-produced parts in imported goods from Mexico and Canada are declining, while China…

Attorney General Sessions: “Thugs on notice” and nation faces “deadliest drug crisis in American history”

Attorney General Sessions: “Thugs on notice” and nation faces “deadliest drug crisis in American history”

HARRISBURG, PA – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today told a law enforcement audience that “thugs” are “on notice” and said the U.S. is facing the “deadliest drug crisis in American…

Two spills in Eastern Iowa bring out Iowa DNT to investigate

Two spills in Eastern Iowa bring out Iowa DNT to investigate

DAVENPORT – The DNR responded to a report of a fuel spill near the boat ramp on the east side of Credit Island in Davenport Friday afternoon. Davenport environmental inspectors…

Steve King “persuades” Taiwan to buy $2.8 billion of corn, soybeans, wheat

Steve King “persuades” Taiwan to buy $2.8 billion of corn, soybeans, wheat

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after joining with representatives of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at a ceremony to sign “Letters of Intent” announcing Taiwan’s decision…

Congress to combat brutal gang violence, Speaker of the House says

Congress to combat brutal gang violence, Speaker of the House says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan said today that Congress plans to battle what he calls “brutal gang violence” directed out of Central America. In a statement today, Wisconsin…

Consumer Alert: Iowans should act now following massive Equifax security breach, Iowa Attorney General says

Consumer Alert: Iowans should act now following massive Equifax security breach, Iowa Attorney General says

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller has opened an investigation into Equifax Inc. after the credit reporting company notifiedthe Consumer Protection Division that nearly 1.1 million Iowans are affected…

United Nations Security Council approves toughest resolution yet against DPR Korea

United Nations Security Council approves toughest resolution yet against DPR Korea

NEW YORK – The Security Council today unanimously agreed to impose tighter sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), imposing limits on oil exports, banning the country’s textile…

Ernst continues fight to cut costly Presidential perks

Ernst continues fight to cut costly Presidential perks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to cut spending and safeguard taxpayer dollars, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today re-introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2017. This legislation reforms the…

Obama: “Wrong” of Trump to target “Dreamers” by trashing DACA law

Obama: “Wrong” of Trump to target “Dreamers” by trashing DACA law

Former President Barack Obama today said is “wrong” to target people who were children when they illegally entered the country, even as President Trump and the Executive Branch declare the…

Department of Homeland Security sets forth on enforcing end of DACA

Department of Homeland Security sets forth on enforcing end of DACA

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly wind down of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “This Administration’s decision to terminate…

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on ending the DACA law

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on ending the DACA law

President Donald J. Trump today released the following statement on his decision to end the Obama-era DACA law: As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers the news that DACA program is finished

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers the news that DACA program is finished

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on DACA Washington, DC ~ Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Remarks as prepared for delivery Good morning. I am here today to announce that the program…

Trump to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), send “Dreamers” into panic mode

Trump to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), send “Dreamers” into panic mode

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump is expected this week to end a controversial program called DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and has triggered liberal anger before the…

Iowa National Guard sends support to Houston, Texas for hurricane relief

Iowa National Guard sends support to Houston, Texas for hurricane relief

DES MOINES – In cooperation with Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 11 soldiers and two CH-47F Chinook helicopters from the Iowa Army…

ICE deploys over 200 personnel to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts

ICE deploys over 200 personnel to assist with Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deployed approximately 200 law enforcement personnel from Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Special Response Teams (SRTs) around the country to provide…

Florida men sentenced for assault and cross burning aimed at intimidating an interracial couple living next door

Florida men sentenced for assault and cross burning aimed at intimidating an interracial couple living next door

PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA – Florida men who terrorized an inter-racial couple who lived next door with racial slurs and a cross burning has been sent to prison. Today, United States…

Mexico issues official statement after President Trump tweets on NAFTA and border wall

Mexico issues official statement after President Trump tweets on NAFTA and border wall

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – The government of Mexico and President Donald Trump do not seem to be on the same page when it comes to a controversial trade agreement (NAFTA)…

Residents in Texas and Louisiana brace for the effects of major Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) activated the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) this morning. The Regional Response Coordination Center in Denton, Texas, continues to support states, local…

President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.” Those were the words of President Donald J. Trump Monday night as he outlined a new course of…

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A 25-year-old man has been taken into custody for attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property – a Confederate stature – receiving federal financial assistance, announced a…

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

SOUTH CHINA SEA — Ten sailors are missing and five others were injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC east of…

President Trump asks for financial contributions in “sweepstakes” to meet him at rally

President Trump asks for financial contributions in “sweepstakes” to meet him at rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Billionaire President Donald J. Trump this weekend asked for as little as $3 from each of his supporters to enter a “sweepstakes” with the winner getting a chance…

University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and others linked to Confederacy

University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and others linked to Confederacy

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Four statues of people linked to the Confederacy – including infamous General Robert E. Lee – were removed at the University of Texas this weekend. According to…

Oklahoma minister sentenced to 57 months in prison for using a computer to view child pornography

Oklahoma minister sentenced to 57 months in prison for using a computer to view child pornography

TULSA, OK — A Tulsa minister was sentenced this week to 57 months in federal prison for accessing with intent to view child pornography. This sentence was announced by Acting…

Reward offered for information on explosion at Twin Cities Muslim community center

Reward offered for information on explosion at Twin Cities Muslim community center

MINNEAPOLIS – A large reward is being offered for details that lead to arrests of those persons who ignited an explosion at a Bloomington, Minnesota Muslim community center. A $30,000 reward…

Grand jury charges tractor trailer driver with transporting illegal aliens for financial gain resulting in 10 deaths

Grand jury charges tractor trailer driver with transporting illegal aliens for financial gain resulting in 10 deaths

SAN ANTONIO — A South Texas federal grand jury indicted the tractor trailer driver Wednesday for his role in a smuggling operation which resulted in the deaths of 10 illegal…

President Trump says removal of Confederate statues is “sad” and our culture being “ripped apart”

President Trump says removal of Confederate statues is “sad” and our culture being “ripped apart”

NEW YORK – As Confederate statues come under scrutiny across the nation and are slowly, one by one, being taken down by authorities and vigilant citizens (criminals?), President Donald Trump…

Cell phone store robbers who terrorized stores around the Midwest caught in Iowa, convicted of crimes

Cell phone store robbers who terrorized stores around the Midwest caught in Iowa, convicted of crimes

NEW ALBANY, INDIANA – Two armed, violent cell phone store robbers who were ultimately caught in Iowa after a reign of terror around the Midwest have been convicted and could…

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Aryan Circle members sent to prison; largest case prosecuted in US focusing on white supremacists

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Aryan Circle members sent to prison; largest case prosecuted in US focusing on white supremacists

DALLAS, TEXAS — Prosecutors in the Northern District of Texas have wrapped up what is believed to be the largest prosecution in the nation’s history of individuals connected to violent…

Virginia Governor declares state of emergency due to violence at White Nationalist rally

Virginia Governor declares state of emergency due to violence at White Nationalist rally

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in his state after a White Nationalist rally turned violent last night and today, with counter-protests erupting.…

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