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Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report from a nonpartisan research and policy institute claims local property tax payers across the nation have it too easy and should be paying much more…

President Trump says Russia didn’t meddle in elections, calls America “foolish” before Russian operative charged with “infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics”

President Trump says Russia didn’t meddle in elections, calls America “foolish” before Russian operative charged with “infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, President Donald J. Trump called America “foolish” for its past behavior with Russia and said the rogue nation never meddled in the 2016 election, all before…

Discharge reported from mysterious tile line in small Iowa town

Discharge reported from mysterious tile line in small Iowa town

WHITING, IOWA – On Friday July 13, the DNR was notified of a clay tile line discharging into a ditch near the City of Whiting’s wastewater treatment plant. Upon further…

Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs

Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs

EL PASO, TX — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and agents with U.S. Border Patrol arrested 18 alien smugglers and seized cash,…

Trump Administration completes reunification for eligible children under age 5

Trump Administration completes reunification for eligible children under age 5

WASHINGTON, D.C. – HHS Secretary Alex Azar, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following joint statement regarding reunification efforts for children under age 5: “Dedicated…

Former NBA player sentenced in Missouri to 6 years in federal prison for charity fraud scheme, filing false tax returns

Former NBA player sentenced in Missouri to 6 years in federal prison for charity fraud scheme, filing false tax returns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former professional basketball player was sentenced to six years in federal prison Monday on charges related to an extensive charity fraud scheme. This sentence resulted…

USDA applauds housing eligibility for temporary farm workers

USDA applauds housing eligibility for temporary farm workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 amended a section…

President Donald J. Trump nominates Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

President Donald J. Trump nominates Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday night, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit…

Border Patrol apprehends 20 illegal aliens in Texas house

Border Patrol apprehends 20 illegal aliens in Texas house

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station and the Del Rio Sector Field Intelligence Team, along with agents from Homeland Security Investigations,…

Border patrol officers in Texas seize over $4.2 million in Methamphetamine

Border patrol officers in Texas seize over $4.2 million in Methamphetamine

LAREDO, TEXAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $4.2 million in one…

USDA report highlights benefits of tax cuts and jobs act for farmers

USDA report highlights benefits of tax cuts and jobs act for farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last week highlighted a new report showing the positive impacts of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on American…

Brazilian man charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing plane to land in Iowa

Brazilian man charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing plane to land in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Brazilian man faces decades in prison after he was charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing a plane to land in Iowa. Guilherme Alves…

National Healthcare Fraud Takedown results in charges against 601 individuals responsible for over $2 billion in fraud losses

National Healthcare Fraud Takedown results in charges against 601 individuals responsible for over $2 billion in fraud losses

CEDAR RAPIDS – Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced Thursday the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action…

Ahmed Abu Khatallah sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2012 Benghazi attack

Ahmed Abu Khatallah sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2012 Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON – Ahmed Abu Khatallah, aka Ahmed Mukatallah, 47, a Libyan national, was sentenced today to 22 years in prison on federal terrorism charges and other offenses stemming from the…

African refugee who had participated in the Rwandan Genocide and burned down his Habitat House in Iowa loses appeal

African refugee who had participated in the Rwandan Genocide and burned down his Habitat House in Iowa loses appeal

CEDAR RAPIDS – In an opinion issued this week, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence of a man who actively participated in the Rwandan genocide,…

Trump’s so-called “travel ban” against persons from volatile nations upheld by Supreme Court

Trump’s so-called “travel ban” against persons from volatile nations upheld by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump doesn’t want persons from volatile, rogue nations coming to America and imposed a travel ban, and that ban was approved by the U.S. Supreme…

Homeland Security announces zero-tolerance prosecution of illegals with family reunification

Homeland Security announces zero-tolerance prosecution of illegals with family reunification

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced this weekend a zero-tolerance prosecution of illegal aliens trying to enter the country, but with a softer touch: Family reunification.…

Grassley, Ernst meet with Ambassador to China Branstad

Grassley, Ernst meet with Ambassador to China Branstad

WASHINGTON – Iowa’s U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst met with U.S. Ambassador to China and former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad yesterday in Washington, D.C. The discussion included issues…

President Trump signs Executive Order, giving Congress a chance to address alien family separation

President Trump signs Executive Order, giving Congress a chance to address alien family separation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump responded to the growing public scrutiny of a policy of separating adult aliens and their children after they are captured trying to illegally cross into…

United Nations report blasts poverty and alleged biased political system in United States, points to “shorter and sicker lives” of citizens

United Nations report blasts poverty and alleged biased political system in United States, points to “shorter and sicker lives” of citizens

NEW YORK – A new report released by the United Nations offered a scathing overview of life in the United States for its citizens under a government allegedly biased toward…

President Trump, his children and foundation sued for alleged federal law violations

President Trump, his children and foundation sued for alleged federal law violations

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood on Thursday announced a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and its directors, Donald J. Trump (“Mr. Trump”), Donald…

More than 50 illegal aliens discovered inside tractor trailer in San Antonio

More than 50 illegal aliens discovered inside tractor trailer in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — All 54 suspected smuggled aliens were rescued Tuesday night after being discovered inside a tractor trailer; one of those rescued remains hospitalized. At about 8:30 p.m. (CDT),…

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit

SINGAPORE – A Joint Statement has been issued by President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of…

Feds ensnare over 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during Operation “Broken Heart”

Feds ensnare over 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during Operation “Broken Heart”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against…

Police and federal authorities to team up to stop violent crime in Waterloo

Police and federal authorities to team up to stop violent crime in Waterloo

WATERLOO – United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr, Waterloo Police Chief Daniel Trelka, and other community partners this week announced a new initiative to enhance efforts to combat violent…

Criminals take note: On 500th day of Trump Administration, 311 new Assistant United States Attorney Positions announced

Criminals take note: On 500th day of Trump Administration, 311 new Assistant United States Attorney Positions announced

CEDAR RAPIDS – On the 500th day of the Trump Administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa Peter E. Deegan, Jr. announced that…

Iowa bank robbed, police search for culprit

Iowa bank robbed, police search for culprit

DES MOINES – An Iowa bank was robbed Friday afternoon, and the culprit remains at large. On June 1st, 2018, at approximately 1:13 p.m. the Pilot Grove Saving Bank in…

ICE arrests 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators during sweep of Chicago area

ICE arrests 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators during sweep of Chicago area

CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 156 criminal aliens and immigration violators in the Chicago metropolitan area during a…

Hit sitcom “Roseanne” cancelled after racist Twitter post; star blames Ambien

Hit sitcom “Roseanne” cancelled after racist Twitter post; star blames Ambien

LOS ANGELES – ABC TV has confirmed that the hit sitcom “Roseanne” has been canceled, leading the star of the show to blame a drug for a racist Twitter post…

39 illegal aliens discovered in South Texas human smuggler ‘stash house’

39 illegal aliens discovered in South Texas human smuggler ‘stash house’

EAGLE PASS, Texas — During the execution of a search warrant Wednesday, law enforcement authorities discovered 39 smuggled illegal aliens hidden in a suspected stash house awaiting transportation from their…

Op-Ed: That moon colony will be a reality sooner than you think

Op-Ed: That moon colony will be a reality sooner than you think

From the U.S. Department of Commerce Director Wilbur Ross: The first man on the moon held an American flag. In the not-too-distant future, astronauts on the moon may be holding…

Senate approves bill to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination

Senate approves bill to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination

WASHINGTON – This past week, the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan legislation to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination. The approved bill would fundamentally reform the Congressional Accountability Act of…

NFL unleashes new policy requiring players on field to stand for National Anthem

NFL unleashes new policy requiring players on field to stand for National Anthem

DALLAS TEXAS – The NFL unleashed a new policy today, declaring that all players who venture onto the field for the playing of the National Anthem shall stand and be…

Grassley and other Senators introduce bill to help end the cycle of opioid addiction

Grassley and other Senators introduce bill to help end the cycle of opioid addiction

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, along with Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, introduced bipartisan legislation that will increase transparency in the prescription…

Secretary of State Pompeo unleashes new strategy for Iran warmongers: Crippling sanctions

Secretary of State Pompeo unleashes new strategy for Iran warmongers: Crippling sanctions

Remarks from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, May 21, 2018: Well, good morning, everyone. I first want to thank the Heritage Foundation and…

King introduces bill criminalizing sanctuary city obstruction of federal immigration enforcement efforts

King introduces bill criminalizing sanctuary city obstruction of federal immigration enforcement efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, announces that he has introduced legislation targeting state and local officials in Sanctuary Cities who act to…

Iowa woman charged with harboring a fugitive in connection to missing South Carolina family

Iowa woman charged with harboring a fugitive in connection to missing South Carolina family

DECORAH – An Iowa woman has been charged with harboring a fugitive in connection to a missing South Carolina family that was nabbed by law enforcement last week. The Winneshiek…

Iowa man accused of murder after vicious stabbing death

Iowa man accused of murder after vicious stabbing death

BELLEVUE, IOWA – An Iowa man is behind bars after a long investigation into the vicious stabbing death of another man. On Sunday, December 25, 2016, the Bellevue Police Department (BPD)…

Birth rate in U.S. lowest since 1987

Birth rate in U.S. lowest since 1987

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The brith ration the United States is at its lowest level since 1987, a new government report says. In a report from the National Center for Health…

Missing child, possibly exploited, located outside Decorah after couple sighted at Walmart

Missing child, possibly exploited, located outside Decorah after couple sighted at Walmart

DECORAH, IOWA – A missing child, possibly exploited by drug-induced parents, has been located outside Decorah after the couple was sighted at Walmart. On Thursday, May 17, Winneshiek county dispatch…

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