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Posted by Paul Brennan | Jul 20, 2017

President Donald Trump has decided the chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) doesn’t need to be a scientist, so on Wednesday, Trump nominated Sam Clovis for the...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Jul 15, 2017

Both KGAN (CBS 2) and KXFA (Fox 28) will be increasing the amount of Trump-friendly news commentary they broadcast. Neither station has a choice in the matter. Sinclair Broadcasting Group,...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 23, 2017

1. The White House briefing room feels like a mansion’s pool house, but with the carpet of a church basement. On the eve of the summer solstice, after a week...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jun 22, 2017

In the hours leading up to President Donald Trump’s Cedar Rapids rally, protesters and Trump supporters stood in the rain on separate sides of the street. One side held aloft...

Posted by Julia Davis | Jun 20, 2017

Leading the way Community organizer Hanadi Elshazali in front of her office. Photo by Zak Neumann Hanadi Elshazali will always remember what it felt like to go to work on...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 20, 2017

Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, D.C. courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview. It is far more...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 17, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, my dad and I stood on a Palm Beach sandbar staring at President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago golf club and resort. Even though my dad and I...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Jun 16, 2017

On this week’s episode co-host Marc Steiner interviews Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who, along with District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Jun 12, 2017

President Donald Trump will visit Cedar Rapids on June 21 at 7 p.m. for a re-scheduled rally at the U.S. Cellular Center, according to a press release sent today by...

Chuck Grassley
Posted by Drew Bulman | Jun 9, 2017

Chuck Grassley attends the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa. -- photo by Gage Skidmore In a seven-page letter addressed to President Donald Trump and dated June 7, Iowa Sen....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 26, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, novelist, illustrator, screenwriter and producer and former Iowa City resident Berkeley Breathed pranked his fans yesterday by posting a threatening letter on his Facebook page ostensibly written...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 19, 2017

What we can learn from Turkey’s populist regime A Kurdish American man beaten by Turkish security forces. -- photo courtesy of Baltimore Bloc I fucked up on Twitter last week...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | May 18, 2017

On this week's episode, co-hosts Marc Steiner and Baynard Woods talk first about the secrets Trump shared with Russian diplomats. Then, they are joined by Evan Greer, campaign director of...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 17, 2017

Shortly after Donald Trump tweeted “It was a great honor to welcome the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to the @WhiteHouse today!” members of Erdoğan’s security staff, many of...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | May 11, 2017

As news feeds overflow with talk about Donald Trump firing FBI director James Comey, cohosts Marc Steiner and Baynard Woods talk with journalist Mark Trahant about the ouster. "I'm really...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 10, 2017

The regime cites former-FBI Director James Comey's public statements about the Clinton email investigation in July and its surrogates claim, insanely, that they were concerned over his treatment of Clinton...