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Senate health care law leaves millions uninsured but slashes federal deficit by hundreds of billions

Senate health care law leaves millions uninsured but slashes federal deficit by hundreds of billions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of the…

American Medical Association strongly opposes Senate’s health-reform proposal

American Medical Association strongly opposes Senate’s health-reform proposal

From David O. Barbe, MD, MHA President, American Medical Association A lot of big numbers have been tossed around in the days since Senate leaders unveiled a “discussion draft” of…

Iowa Gov. Reynolds and Illinois Gov. Rauner break ground on I-74 bridge reconstruction project

Iowa Gov. Reynolds and Illinois Gov. Rauner break ground on I-74 bridge reconstruction project

BETTENDORF, IOWA – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner broke ground Monday afternoon launching a three-and-a-half year construction project to build a new Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge.…

Supreme Court backs Trump’s travel ban from Muslim nations

Supreme Court backs Trump’s travel ban from Muslim nations

WASHINGTON– The Supreme Court today, by a 9-0 vote, has allowed the Department of Homeland Security to largely implement the President’s Executive Order of a travel ban to several Muslin…

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates

NEW YORK – The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite…

7 Puerto Rican men indicted, arrested on child exploitation charges

7 Puerto Rican men indicted, arrested on child exploitation charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe, special agents assigned to the HSI San Juan Child Exploitation Investigations Group…

U.S. Navy identifies 7 deceased Fitzgerald sailors

U.S. Navy identifies 7 deceased Fitzgerald sailors

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – The remains of seven Sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces, June 18, that were damaged…

Mother learning to drive in parking lot runs down son, causing his death

Mother learning to drive in parking lot runs down son, causing his death

ST. PAUL, MN – Police in St. Paul, Minnesota are investigating a vehicle crash that killed a 3-year-old boy Saturday, June 17. Officers were called to a parking lot on…

Senate approves sanctions on Russia and Iran

Senate approves sanctions on Russia and Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate voted Thursday to strengthen sanctions against Iran and Russia and to combat terrorism and illicit financing. The bill imposes sanctions with respect to Iran…

Ernst: Terrorism Is on the Rise in Southeast Asia

Ernst: Terrorism Is on the Rise in Southeast Asia

By Sen. Joni Ernst June 15, 2017 Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. She retired as a lieutenant colonel in…

Bernie Sanders “sickened by” shooting by madman connected to his campaign

Bernie Sanders “sickened by” shooting by madman connected to his campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Illinois man shot at least four people today just outside Washington, D.C., and it has been learned he previously worked for the Bernie Sanders campaign and…

President Trump says Hillary got “a free pass” by former Attorney General Lynch

President Trump says Hillary got “a free pass” by former Attorney General Lynch

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump said Tuesday that his rival Hillary Clinton got a “free pass” on her email server debacle from a former attorney general. President Trump…

Dennis Rodman Heads Back to North Korea, courtesy of PotCoin.com

Dennis Rodman Heads Back to North Korea, courtesy of PotCoin.com

NBA legend Dennis Rodman traveling for his fifth time to the Communist country; This historic trip made possible by PotCoin NYC, NY – Hall of Famer and former NBA bad-boy…

President Trump taps Wray to be Director of the FBI

President Trump taps Wray to be Director of the FBI

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump announced Wednesday he will nominate Christopher Asher Wray as the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the White House,…

James Comey Statement for the Record to Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

James Comey Statement for the Record to Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – James B. Comey, former FBI Director,  opening statement before the Senate Intel Committee, set for Thursday, June 8, 2017, regarding his interactions with President Donald J. Trump, who…

Trade deficit with China worsens, Department of Commerce says

Trade deficit with China worsens, Department of Commerce says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The trade deficit in goods with China ballooned by 13.8 percent year-over-year while the overall trade deficit increased by 5 percent since March as imports increased slightly…

Girl nearly drowns and boat explodes on Iowa lake

Girl nearly drowns and boat explodes on Iowa lake

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – The Iowa DNA and other authorities are investigating two incidents that happened over the weekend at an Iowa lake. On June 4, 2017, around 3:20 pm,…

Bill to help families of fallen officers becomes law

Bill to help families of fallen officers becomes law

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation aimed at helping families of fallen first responders receive the survivor benefits they’d been promised was signed into law Friday, June 2.  The Public Safety Officers…

Grassley seeks answers about accountability after marshals solicited prostitutes

Grassley seeks answers about accountability after marshals solicited prostitutes

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is seeking information about whether U.S. Marshals who solicited prostitutes while on detail in Mexico ever faced consequences for their actions and…

President Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris Climate Accord

President Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris Climate Accord

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Paris Accord is a bad deal for America, President Donald Trump said Thursday as he announced the United States will pull out of the landmark environmental…

Taxpayers overpaid $1.27 billion for EpiPen, Grassley says

Taxpayers overpaid $1.27 billion for EpiPen, Grassley says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, received an estimate Wednesday from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General that the…

Bill introduced to expand research into medical benefits of cannabidiol and marijuana

Bill introduced to expand research into medical benefits of cannabidiol and marijuana

WASHINGTON — Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), leaders of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today introduced the Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, a bill to support…

FDA warns about risk of accidental overdosing of dogs with the drug Sileo

FDA warns about risk of accidental overdosing of dogs with the drug Sileo

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting dog owners and veterinarians about the risk of accidental overdose to dogs treated with the drug Sileo. Sileo…

Trump budget could lead to greater sale and slaughter of wild horses

Trump budget could lead to greater sale and slaughter of wild horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s controversial budget has come up with a solution to having too many wild horses roaming free in America: humane euthanasia and unrestricted sale, which…

Ernst, Gillibrand introduce bipartisan legislation to thwart military sexual assault

Ernst, Gillibrand introduce bipartisan legislation to thwart military sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United States Senators and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation known as the Educating Servicemembers…

White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House reported today that Obamacare is a “disaster” and health insurance premiums have increased an average of 105% since 2013. Since Obamacare was implemented, premiums…

Branstad approved by U.S. Senate as ambassador to China, will resign Wednesday

Branstad approved by U.S. Senate as ambassador to China, will resign Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate today voted to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China. Governor Branstad will resign as governor of Iowa on Wednesday,…

Immigration arrests made by ICE climb nearly 40%

Immigration arrests made by ICE climb nearly 40%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the 100 days since President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Orders (EOs) regarding immigration enforcement priorities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested more than…

U.S. and Saudi Arabia to co-chair new Terrorist Financing Targeting Center

U.S. and Saudi Arabia to co-chair new Terrorist Financing Targeting Center

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Today, the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a historic agreement announcing the two nations’ intent to establish the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), a collaborative…

President Donald J. Trump speech in Saudi Arabia: “This is a battle between Good and Evil”

President Donald J. Trump speech in Saudi Arabia: “This is a battle between Good and Evil”

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – The following is the speech President Donald J. Trump gave in Saudi Arabia on May 20, 2017: I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary…

President Trump and Saudi King Salman sign huge arms deal

President Trump and Saudi King Salman sign huge arms deal

SAUDI ARABIA – The White House reported Saturday that President Donald J. Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia signed a Joint Strategic Vision Statement promising close collaboration to counter…

Iowa woman dead after car gets hung up on rail tracks before train collides with vehicle

Iowa woman dead after car gets hung up on rail tracks before train collides with vehicle

BURLINGTON, IOWA – An Iowa woman died as a result of a train collision caused by her car getting hung up on rail tracks. The accident took place Saturday morning,…

ICE deports Mexican national wanted for sex trafficking minors

ICE deports Mexican national wanted for sex trafficking minors

PHOENIX, AZ – A Mexican national wanted in his native country for sex trafficking minors was handed over to Mexican law enforcement officials Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

Trump headed to Saudi Arabia, will announce huge arms sale to Islamic ally

Trump headed to Saudi Arabia, will announce huge arms sale to Islamic ally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump this afternoon is boarding Air Force One for a long flight to Middle East ally Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to announce a…

Planned Parenthood to close four Iowa clinics

Planned Parenthood to close four Iowa clinics

DES MOINES – Planned Parenthood announced this week the closure of four clinics, blaming funding cuts from Republican lawmakers. Planned Parenthood described the situation: Because of a dangerous new Iowa…

Judiciary Committee leaders seek copies of reported Comey memos and possible Trump tapes

Judiciary Committee leaders seek copies of reported Comey memos and possible Trump tapes

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein along with Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Ranking Member Sheldon Whitehouse today called on…

Iowan Rachel Brand confirmed by U.S. Senate as Associate Attorney General

Iowan Rachel Brand confirmed by U.S. Senate as Associate Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rachel L. Brand of Pella, Iowa had been confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 52-46 to be Associate Attorney General of the United…

Poll: GOP handling of health care puts House up for grabs in next election

Poll: GOP handling of health care puts House up for grabs in next election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new poll is showing Republicans may be in danger of losing the House of Representatives in the next election, and many favor impeaching President Trump. The…

ICE removes Guatemalan national wanted for murder

ICE removes Guatemalan national wanted for murder

NEW YORK — A Guatemalan national wanted for murder charges was removed Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. Filadelfo Cardona Martinez, 40,…

Homeland Security responds to “WannaCry” ransomware infecting Microsoft computers

Homeland Security responds to “WannaCry” ransomware infecting Microsoft computers

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it is aware of reports of ransomware known as WannaCry affecting multiple global entities. Ransomware is a type of malicious software…

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