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Latham votes against fiscal cliff bill

Latham votes against fiscal cliff bill

Washington, Jan 1 – Iowa Congressman Tom Latham issued the following statement today after voting against the Senate-amended H.R. 8, a last-minute tax compromise bill that fails to address the nation’s…

Obama says fiscal cliff deal is a “Victory for Middle-Class Families

Obama says fiscal cliff deal is a “Victory for Middle-Class Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives approved a fiscal cliff bill late Tuesday night with a vote of 257-167 and President Obama has indicated he will sign it. House…

Rabbi Sentenced to 12 Months and One Day in Prison in Money Laundering Conspiracy

TRENTON, NJ—A rabbi based in Brooklyn, New York was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for conspiring to launder $200,000 to $400,000 in funds that he…

Cyclones Rally To Beat Yale, 80-70

Cyclones Rally To Beat Yale, 80-70

Courtesy: cyclones.com – AMES, Iowa – Will Clyburn scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half to help Iowa State (10-3, 0-0) rally from an 11-point second-half deficit…

Starting today, Iowa hunters and anglers have new licenses to choose from

DES MOINES – Starting Jan. 1, Iowa hunters and anglers will have new licenses from which to choose, including: Bonus Line License – allowing resident and nonresident anglers to fish with…

Iowa GOP encourages “no” votes from Tom Latham and Steve King on fiscal cliff deal

Iowa GOP encourages “no” votes from Tom Latham and Steve King on fiscal cliff deal

DES MOINES, Iowa– The Republican Party of Iowa released the following statement from Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker in response to ongoing debate on Capitol Hill over the “Fiscal Cliff…

Schickel makes a pledge to the Republican Party

Schickel makes a pledge to the Republican Party

Former Mason City Mayor Bill Schickel today made a  pledge to members of the Republican Party of Iowa.  The following was posted to his blog related to his candidacy for Republican…

In year end report, Chief Justice Roberts says Supreme Court will ask for $75 million this year

In year end report, Chief Justice Roberts says Supreme Court will ask for $75 million this year

2012 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary from Chief Justice John Roberts – Imagine a young seaman, two hundred years ago, standing night watch at the rail of an American…

Senators want National Commission on Violence established

Senators want National Commission on Violence established

WASHINGTON, DC- Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Susan Collins (R-ME) sent a letter to Vice President Joseph Biden urging that when he submits the…

Report blames State Department for Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, today released their final, bipartisan work product together, a report on the…

UPDATED: Grassley and Harkin among only 8 Senators who voted against fiscal cliff deal

UPDATED: Grassley and Harkin among only 8 Senators who voted against fiscal cliff deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senators Tom Harkin and Charles Grassley were two of only eight Senators to vote against a bill called the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” that…

House Leadership Statement on Senate Agreement

Washington – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement on…

Obama: Deal Struck to Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts

Obama: Deal Struck to Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts

From President Barrack Obama – Leaders from both parties in the Senate came together to reach an agreement that passed with overwhelming bipartisan support today (January 1st, 2013) that protects…

150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Observed

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA On December 31, 1862, our Nation marked the end of another year of civil war. At Shiloh and Seven…

Cyclones Fall To Tulsa At AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Cyclones Fall To Tulsa At AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Courtesy: cyclones.com – MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Iowa State came out hot and led by as many 10 points in the first quarter of Monday’s AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Tulsa. However,…

National Stalking Awareness Month kicks off today

National Stalking Awareness Month kicks off today

President Barrack Obama has declared January as National Stalking Awareness Month: From the President: Each year, millions of Americans face the fear, isolation, and danger of being victims of stalking.…

Roland Man Injured Saturday While Hunting in Hardin County

DES MOINES – A Roland man was injured Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while pheasant hunting southwest of Eldora. Tim Oelschlager, 53, was getting into his truck after pheasant…

UN human rights chief calls for profound change in India in wake of gang-rape tragedy

NEW YORK – Expressing deep sadness at the death of a 23-year-old woman whose gang-rape in India has sparked nationwide protests there, the top United Nations human rights official on…

U.S. concerned about deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic

From the U.S. State Department – We are deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). We call on the rebel alliance to cease hostilities…

Over 300 celebrate New Year at Roller City

Over 300 celebrate New Year at Roller City

MASON CITY – The young and young at heart were at Roller City Monday night bringing in the New Year. Over 300 people were already at Roller City by 8:30…