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Families Belong Together: Protesting Trump’s treatment of immigrant families

Activists across the nation are organizing rallies to protest the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families detained by federal agents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Iowa City will be participating in the Keep Families Together protest with a rally on the University of Iowa Pentacrest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 30. […]

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Grassley tweets: He’s upset by a Senate snub, but loves what Trump is doing

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley was up early Thursday morning, and judging by Twitter, he wasn’t happy. At 5:23 a.m., Iowa’s senior senator vented to fellow early-morning tweeter President Donald Trump about not being appointed to the conference committee that will reconcile the tax bill passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. On Wednesday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed eight Republicans to the committee. […]

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Grassley clarifies his comment about average Americans spending ‘every darn penny’ on ‘booze or women or movies’

Sen. Chuck Grassley issued a statement on Monday intended to clarify his recent defense of repealing the estate tax as a way of rewarding people who don’t spend “every darn penny they have” on “booze or women or movies.” Grassley’s defense of the estate tax caused a firestorm on social media over the weekend, with people accusing the senator of being out of touch with reality.
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Sen. Grassley to Trump: ‘Shutting down oversight requests doesn’t drain the swamp … It floods the swamp’

In a seven-page letter addressed to President Donald Trump and dated June 7, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley accused the executive branch’s Office of Legal Council (OLC) of attempting to “insulate the executive branch from scrutiny by the elected representatives of the American people.” The letter, written by Grassley and sent on behalf of the U.S. […]

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Election 2016: Iowa Republicans hang on to their congressional seats

In an election that swept Donald Trump into the White House, a number of Iowa Republicans hung on to their seats, including U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and U.S. Reps. Rod Blum, Steve King and David Young. Grassley, 83, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, faced criticism for his decision to block hearings on the Supreme […]

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Supreme Court, Washington gridlock key points in Grassley, Judge debate

Talk about the Supreme Court and gridlock in Congress dominated the debate last night between long-time Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge last night in Sioux City. Judge, a Democrat, is vying for the octogenarian Republican’s U.S. Senate seat, which he has held since 1981. The debate was civil, with Grassley […]

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Obama endorses Grassley challenger Patty Judge

President Barack Obama has formally endorsed former nurse and Lt. Governor Patty Judge (D) in her campaign against incumbent U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R). Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has held his seat in Washington since 1981. In a news release issued Wednesday by the Judge campaign, Obama said, “I’m excited to support Patty […]

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Rep. Steve King embarrasses Iowans on national stage

“It is my honor, to launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games!” said Stephen Colbert Sunday from the stage of the Quickens Loans Arena. The comedian, dressed as Caesar Flickerman from the Hunger Games series was quickly escorted off stage by security but not before he was able to say into […]

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GOP state sen dumps party over Trump remarks; Judge to face Grassley; Johnson County incumbents advance

In the Johnson County’s Board of Supervisors race, incumbents Rod Sullivan and Lisa Green-Douglas with restaurant owner and slow food advocate Kurt Michael Friese will advance to the November election. So far, no Republican has entered the race. — Former State Sec. of Agriculture and ex-Lt. Governor Patty Judge, of Albia, beat three other Democratic […]

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Grassley waits for party to unify behind Trump

This week Sen. Chuck Grassley said he will do all he can to prevent “a third term of an Obama administration,” which is his pet term for another Democratic candidate in the White House after two terms of Barack Obama. In an interview with Iowa Public Radio, he said the Republican Party has “plenty of […]

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Grassley team responds to poll dip

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s slipping ratings were dismissed this week by a spokesperson from his office, Beth Levine, who said the numbers were “[s]elective leaks from a partisan group with a partisan agenda… The White House and its paid political activists are trying to manufacture interest where it’s clearly not a defining issue.” The poll was […]

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