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Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES – The famous porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has been battling President Trump for months and even tested waters for a Presidential run, has been arrested for…

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

WEST DES MOINES – Police in West Des Moines today attempted to explain how late in October, a black campaign worker was stopped, detained and frisked by police after he…

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s arch-rivals Russia and China are closing the military gap and could challenge or even defeat the U.S. in a war, a new report for Congress warns.…

Grassley will be Senate Pro Tempore for 116th Congress – third in line for Presidency

Grassley will be Senate Pro Tempore for 116th Congress – third in line for Presidency

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Republican majority of the upcoming 116th Congress unanimously nominated Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who was first elected to serve Iowans in the U.S. Senate…

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

CORALVILLE – Henry Lee Whitfield was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 6:27 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 in a hospice room of the Iowa Medical and Classification…

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – Iowa farm boy Chris Soules, who starred in “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars”, has struck a plea deal for his involvement in a fatal…

Home Base Iowa businesses receive national recognition from U.S. Dept. of Labor

Home Base Iowa businesses receive national recognition from U.S. Dept. of Labor

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds congratulated two Home Base Iowa businesses on Friday after they were selected to receive 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration awards. The U.S. Department…

Meth use “surging” in Iowa, according to state report

Meth use “surging” in Iowa, according to state report

DES MOINES – A state report says there is a spike in methamphetamine usage in Iowa. Recent developments, several of them encouraging, point to a possible shift in the opioid…

Second federal conviction for possessing a gun and drugs nets Iowa felon over thirty years in prison

Second federal conviction for possessing a gun and drugs nets Iowa felon over thirty years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who tossed a loaded semi-automatic pistol and a bag of marijuana into a wooded area near the I-380 and Glass Road interchange in Cedar…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff to honor Thousand Oaks mass shooting victims

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff to honor Thousand Oaks mass shooting victims

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018, to honor the murdered and…

Steve King re-elected to Congress over J.D. Scholten

Steve King re-elected to Congress over J.D. Scholten

SIOUX CITY – Steve King was re-elected to Congress Tuesday night over an upstart Democrat and a negative national spotlight. Steve King beat J.D. Scholten 157,221 to 146,698 to begin…

Iowa prison inmate Russell Fidler dies

IOWA CITY – Russell Kenneth Fidler was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 12:37 a.m. yesterday morning at the University of Iowa Hospitals where he had been taken due…

Porn star’s lawyer chastises Senator Grassley for promise of investigation

Porn star’s lawyer chastises Senator Grassley for promise of investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The lawyer gaining fame for representing a porn star who had relations with President Trump and a woman who made claims against Brett Kavanaugh is striking back…

Grassley says Republican agenda takes credit for “booming U.S. economy”

Grassley says Republican agenda takes credit for “booming U.S. economy”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Chuck Grassley of Iowa released the following statement on the alleged booming U.S. economy and wage growth. “For years, Washington talking heads said Americans should just get…

President Trump makes announcement on America’s “border crisis” 

President Trump makes announcement on America’s “border crisis” 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump made an announcement on America’s “border crisis” Thursday evening via a bulletin from the White House: Silence can speak volumes. As a caravan with thousands…

NC & MN Dem workers ratify union contracts; MN workers get overtime pay

NORTH CAROLINA & MINNESOTA — Workers for two statewide coordinated campaigns have negotiated collective bargaining agreements with their respective state parties. “We are proud to have come together with overwhelming…

King’s effort to end “Birthright Citizenship” for illegals advanced by President Trump

King’s effort to end “Birthright Citizenship” for illegals advanced by President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, releases the following statement in the wake of news reports that President Trump intends to restore the…

Minnesota man dies on Iowa farm after combine accident

Minnesota man dies on Iowa farm after combine accident

RURAL ALLAMAKEE COUNTY, IOWA – A Minnesota man died on an Iowa farm after a combine backed over him, authorities say. On October 30, 2018 at 9:23 PM, the Allamakee…

States demand U.S. Department of Education forgive student loans of borrowers who attended “predatory for-profit schools”

States demand U.S. Department of Education forgive student loans of borrowers who attended “predatory for-profit schools”

BOSTON — A coalition of 21 states demanded today that the U.S. Department of Education immediately discharge the student loans of eligible borrowers who attended predatory for-profit schools that closed…

Person robbed and assaulted by 8-10 men at Minnesota campus

Person robbed and assaulted by 8-10 men at Minnesota campus

MINNEAPOLIS – A person was robbed and assaulted Sunday by 8-10 men at the University of Minnesota campus, authorities say. On Sunday, October 28th, the University of Minnesota Police Department…

Swetnick, Avenatti referred for criminal investigation by Grassley

Swetnick, Avenatti referred for criminal investigation by Grassley

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today referred Julie Swetnick and her attorney Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for criminal investigation relating to a potential conspiracy to…

White House: Medicaid enrollment declines for the first time in more than a decade as strong US economy boosts income for poor Americans

White House: Medicaid enrollment declines for the first time in more than a decade as strong US economy boosts income for poor Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a news release today from the White House, officials there say Medicaid enrollment has declined for the first time in more than a decade due to more income…

Possible bombs sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN

Possible bombs sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Secret Service has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Hillary Clinton. Late on October 23, 2018, the Secret…

Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three men who distributed opioids that led to the deaths of three women who used the drugs were sentenced to federal prison over the last week. “Opioid…

USDA issues safety-net and conservation payments to Iowa farmers

USDA issues safety-net and conservation payments to Iowa farmers

DES MOINES – USDA Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Amanda De Jong, recently announced that nearly $43 million will be paid to Iowa farms that enrolled in Agriculture…

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor today issued a proposed regulation that expands the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). HRAs…

U.S. closely monitoring migrant caravan out of Central America

U.S. closely monitoring migrant caravan out of Central America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. is closely monitoring a migrant caravan out of Central America headed north to U.S. According to a statement Sunday evening from Secretary of State Mike…

Justice Department smashes records for violent crime, gun crime, illegal immigration prosecutions, increases drug and white collar prosecutions

Justice Department smashes records for violent crime, gun crime, illegal immigration prosecutions, increases drug and white collar prosecutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice charged the largest number of violent crime and firearm defendants in its history in Fiscal…

Grassley questions Air Force on $1,280 cups

Grassley questions Air Force on $1,280 cups

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa received a letter from Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Heather Wilson regarding an October 2, 2018 letter he sent seeking answers…

President Trump trashes 144-year-old delivery treaty that gives China unfair advantage, ability to flood U.S. with cheap products

President Trump trashes 144-year-old delivery treaty that gives China unfair advantage, ability to flood U.S. with cheap products

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Taking another shot at America’s rival, China, President Trump this week announced the U.S. is leaving a 144-year-old global delivery treaty that gives China an unfair advantage…

Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts

Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts

NEW YORK – Separating children from their undocumented parents is a traumatic violation of their rights, UN independent experts said on Friday. The group of experts said in a statement…

Mega Millions Jackpot climbs further into record territory

Mega Millions Jackpot climbs further into record territory

CLIVE — The Mega Millions® jackpot has climbed even further into record territory as lottery talk continues this week in Iowa and across the country. The Mega Millions® jackpot has…

Iowa police detective arrested for “felonious misconduct” and meth possession

Iowa police detective arrested for “felonious misconduct” and meth possession

ALTOONA, IOWA – An Iowa police detective is facing serious charges after allegedly tampering with drug evidence. On October 15, 2018, Joshua Copeland, 39, was placed under arrest by the…

Three Nebraska farmers plead guilty to fraud involving sales of grain fraudulently marketed as organic

Three Nebraska farmers plead guilty to fraud involving sales of grain fraudulently marketed as organic

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three farmers from Nebraska who grew grain that was not organic but who knew that the grain was being marketed and sold as organic pled guilty today…

Winnebago Industries announces record fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2018 results

Winnebago Industries announces record fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2018 results

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today reported financial results for the Company’s fourth quarter and full year Fiscal 2018. Revenues for the…

White House update: President Trump welcomes home freed American Pastor Andrew Brunson

White House update: President Trump welcomes home freed American Pastor Andrew Brunson

The following is a news update from the White House: “President Trump on Saturday welcomed home American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was freed from Turkey, saying it was a satisfying…

U.S. 2018 budget deficit climbs $113 billion

U.S. 2018 budget deficit climbs $113 billion

WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney today released details of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 final budget results.…

Feds waive rules so border fence with Mexico can be built

Feds waive rules so border fence with Mexico can be built

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver to waive certain laws to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads near the international border in the…

Postal Service wants to hike stamp costs, again

Postal Service wants to hike stamp costs, again

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 27, 2019. The proposed prices, approved by…

White House update: Justice Kavanaugh could have big impact early on Supreme Court

White House update: Justice Kavanaugh could have big impact early on Supreme Court

The following is a news update from the White House: Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was sworn in as America’s 114th Justice at a White House ceremony last…

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