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Blumenthal & Grassley introduce Special Counsel Transparency Act

Blumenthal & Grassley introduce Special Counsel Transparency Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced transparency legislation today to ensure that the work of Justice Department Special…

Kenyan-born Michigan residents arrested for conspiracy to join ISIS, use car to run down Americans

Kenyan-born Michigan residents arrested for conspiracy to join ISIS, use car to run down Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three residents of Lansing, Michigan, were arrested without incident Monday afternoon for conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State…

Three Kansas men sentenced to prison for plotting to bomb Somali immigrants

Three Kansas men sentenced to prison for plotting to bomb Somali immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three men from southwest Kansas were sentenced to 25, 26 and 30 years imprisonment on charges of conspiring to detonate a bomb at an apartment complex in…

Trump advisor Roger Stone indicted on federal charges

Trump advisor Roger Stone indicted on federal charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Trump advisor Roger Stone has been indicted on federal charges and nabbed by heavily armed and armored agents this morning at his Florida home. The indictment claims…

Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to tax wealth, not income

Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to tax wealth, not income

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a bulletin to possible supporters this week, Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said she wants to tax wealth, not income, pointing to ultra-rich with fancy possessions. The…

Supreme Court revives transgender military ban; Iowa LGBTQ group protests

Supreme Court revives transgender military ban; Iowa LGBTQ group protests

DES MOINES — Tuesday, the Supreme Court reinstated the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender military service members by lifting two lower court injunctions that had blocked the president’s policy from…

Iowa’s 6-week abortion ban struck down as unconstitutional

Iowa’s 6-week abortion ban struck down as unconstitutional

DES MOINES – Today, the Polk County District Court ruled that Iowa’s 6-week abortion ban violates the Iowa’s state constitution and issued a permanent injunction. As the district court ruled,…

Iowa boasts lowest unemployment rate in the nation

Iowa boasts lowest unemployment rate in the nation

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement today in response to the news that Iowa has the lowest unemployment rate in the country according to this month’s…

Jury finds Iowa man guilty of sex abuse of young girl

Jury finds Iowa man guilty of sex abuse of young girl

BOONE – On January 17, 2019, a Boone County jury found, Stephen Robert Nicholl Embree aka: Stephen Robert Stark, 37 years old, of Boone, Iowa, guilty on one count of…

President Trump’s compromise plan to open the government rejected by Democrats

President Trump’s compromise plan to open the government rejected by Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump offered a plan Saturday to re-open the federal government, a compromise for billions in border security measures in exchange for concessions for DACA recipients. The…

Wisconsin man accused of burglary spree in Iowa; doesn’t go quietly when caught

Wisconsin man accused of burglary spree in Iowa; doesn’t go quietly when caught

DES MOINES – A Wisconsin man is accused of burglary a spree in Iowa and when he was cornered in a casino, he didn’t go quietly. Beginning in September 2018,…

National Grocers Association says shutdown having big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC

National Grocers Association says shutdown having big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Grocers Association (NGA) is saying the lingering shutdown is having a big impact on SNAP (food stamps) and WIC, programs that supply nutrients to low income…

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion

WASHINGTON – Ahead of this week’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., Iowa’s U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley joined their colleagues to introduce the “No Taxpayer Funding for…

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump canceled liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing woes of the lingering federal government shutdown, a day after the House Speaker recommended his postpone his…

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement announcing that he will be introducing a resolution to formally censure U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) for…

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley along with Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Steve Daines of Montana, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, John Barrasso of Wyoming, Jim…

Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver accused of homicide after fatal crash

Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver accused of homicide after fatal crash

DES MOINES – An Iowa alleged wrong-way drunk driver is accused of homicide after a fatal crash. On November 10, 2018, a two vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes…

Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article

Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steve King again tried to explain his alleged White Supremacy remarks that he gave the author of a New York Times article, explaining to Congress the “context”…

Aggressive inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary starts fire, attacks guards

Aggressive inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary starts fire, attacks guards

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary at approximately 11:52 a.m. today. Staff were alerted to a fire alarm triggered in…

Iowa woman shot in head after felon steps out onto porch to shoot at deer

Iowa woman shot in head after felon steps out onto porch to shoot at deer

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Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

NEW YORK – Iowa’s 4th District Congressman Steve King responded Thursday to a New York Times article in which the author focuses on the legislator’s alleged White Supremacist views. “Today,…

Democratic Senators introduce assault weapons ban

Democratic Senators introduce assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill…

President Trump directs bureaucrats to give low-income Americans “the nutrition they need” and fund SNAP in February

President Trump directs bureaucrats to give low-income Americans “the nutrition they need” and fund SNAP in February

WASHINGON, D.C. – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to…

Grassley: New Congress brings historic leadership roles for Iowa’s senators

Grassley: New Congress brings historic leadership roles for Iowa’s senators

Opinion from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa The beginning of a new Congress is an exciting time. There are new faces and fresh opportunities to solve problems on behalf…

Colorado man takes life inside Ankeny business after learning he was to be terminated

Colorado man takes life inside Ankeny business after learning he was to be terminated

ANKENY – A tragic situation unfolded at an Ankeny, Iowa business Thursday as a man took his own life after learning he was to be terminated from his job. On…

Senators introduce Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

Senators introduce Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) this week introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress.…

Iran warned not to launch space satellites

Iran warned not to launch space satellites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Iran prepares to launch space satellites, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the Islamic nation not to go ahead, saying it’s a ploy to test possible…

U.S. Central Command says at least 1139 civilians have been unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since Operation Inherent Resolve began

U.S. Central Command says at least 1139 civilians have been unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since Operation Inherent Resolve began

SOUTHWEST ASIA – In October of 2014, the Department of Defense formally established Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) in order to formalize ongoing military actions against…

Democratic Congresswoman introduces bill requiring “Government of Mexico” to pay for border wall

Democratic Congresswoman introduces bill requiring “Government of Mexico” to pay for border wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Democratic legislator from Texas has introduced a bill prohibiting taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Rep. Sheila…

ISU researcher says criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime

ISU researcher says criminal history strong indicator for future violent crime

AMES  – An Iowa State University researcher and professor says violent criminals are likely to offend again. A life sentence in many states rarely means offenders will spend a lifetime…

Secretary of Homeland Security responds to death of 8-year-old Guatemalan child who was in U.S. custody

Secretary of Homeland Security responds to death of 8-year-old Guatemalan child who was in U.S. custody

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A second immigrant child died while in the custody of U.S. border police, and a top Trump Administration official responded to the “tragedy” with “a series of…

ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Midwest “surge” that includes Iowa

ICE arrests 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Midwest “surge” that includes Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 63 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and…

Brutal murderer of two young girls dies in Iowa prison

Brutal murderer of two young girls dies in Iowa prison

IOWA CITY – A man who insidiously killed a young girl in New York state and another young girl in Iowa died in an Iowa prison. Charles Edward Lasage was pronounced…

Owner of Northeast Iowa organic grain brokerage pleads guilty to fraudulent sales totaling nearly $140 million

Owner of Northeast Iowa organic grain brokerage pleads guilty to fraudulent sales totaling nearly $140 million

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who fraudulently sold tens of millions of dollars’ worth of non-organic grain as though it was organic pled guilty today in federal court in…

Iowa meth user who possessed a loaded firearm during “one‑man crime spree” sentenced to federal prison

Iowa meth user who possessed a loaded firearm during “one‑man crime spree” sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was convicted of nine crimes committed in the first few months of 2018 was sentenced on December 17, 2018, to more than a…

Chinese national charged with committing theft of trade secrets

Chinese national charged with committing theft of trade secrets

WASHINGTON D.C. – A Chinese national is charged with committing theft of trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company. Hongjin Tan, a 35 year old Chinese national and U.S. legal…

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held by US border police

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held by US border police

NEW YORK – A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United…

Kosovo delegation visits Iowa Capitol

Kosovo delegation visits Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES – An international delegation from Kosovo recently visited the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines. Iowa’s Speaker of the House, Republican Linda Upmeyer, was there to greet the Europeans.…

Grassley government shutdown: “I support President Trump” on $5 billion wall funding

Grassley government shutdown: “I support President Trump” on $5 billion wall funding

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released the following statement regarding the partial shutdown of the federal government due to a lapse in funding for certain departments and…

Iowa man who murdered infant daughter dies of suicide in prison

Iowa man who murdered infant daughter dies of suicide in prison

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man who was convicted of murdering his infant daughter has died of suicide in prison. Ryan Nicholas Trowbridge, formerly of Ankeny, was pronounced dead due…