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Day: January 27, 2012

Unconstitutional Power Grabs

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley – I addressed the Senate recently on President Obama’s so called “recess” appointments when the Senate was not in fact in recess.  I described at

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Stocks mostly down; S&P streak holds

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks on Friday finished mostly lower, but a late surge in financial shares helped the S&P 500 preserve a fourth week of gains after

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Editorial: Design on your dime

by Matt Marquardt – The Mason City City Council met Tuesday night and was introduced to Finance Director Kevin Jacobson’s 2013 city budget. The room was full of city department directors.  A

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Flags Thursday honor Centerville Marine

Michael Schaffer, Daily Iowegian, Centerville, Iowa – CENTERVILLE — Between 250-300 people came to the Centerville Fire Department Thursday afternoon to take part in placing 2,200 American flags along the route the body

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Wrestling: Iowa Central 41, NIACC 9

FORT DODGE, Iowa – No. 12 NIACC wrestling only had two wins against No. 1 Iowa Central on Thursday night in a 41-9 loss to the Tritons. Jameel Bryant’s (So., St. Petersburg,

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Capitol Digest, 1-26-2012

Rod Boshart, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Thursday, Jan. 26: MOTOR VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT: Branstad administration officials said Thursday they are making

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‘Luck,’ premiering Sunday on HBO

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – “Luck,” HBO’s new series about a racetrack in Southern California, has such impressive bloodlines, it’s almost intimidating. Among its executive producers are filmmaker Michael Mann (“Heat”)

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Colts owner Irsay upset with Manning’s comments

By Reggie Hayes, The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed some irritation with quarterback Peyton Manning’s comments earlier this week about the atmosphere around the Colts.

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Bachmann to defend her seat in Congress

By Kevin Diaz, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – WASHINGTON — Talking for the first time about her political future since she dropped out of the presidential race, Rep. Michele Bachmann said Wednesday that she

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Goldman guides Romney’s riches

By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Much of Mitt Romney’s millions has come from his relationship with the biggest name on Wall Street: Goldman Sachs. In the personal tax

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‘Man on a Ledge’

By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — When a guy steps onto a narrow ledge, many stories above a messy bit of New York City asphalt, you figure it is

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