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Following Mueller report release, Grassley calls for investigation of ‘Trump’s political opponents,’ Ernst says ‘we all know’ Trump ‘has a brash demeanor’

Twenty years ago, Sen. Chuck Grassley was very clear how a president should behave: “The American people have a right to expect their president to be completely truthful.” The contrast between Grassley’s 1999 stance and his official statement on the Mueller report has been attracting attention

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Sen. Joni Ernst falsely claims Mueller investigation has accomplished ‘absolutely nothing,’ and won’t commit to protecting it

During a town hall meeting in Ames on Friday, Sen. Joni Ernst refused to say she’d stop the Trump administration from killing or crippling Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump’s possible obstruction of justice, and Russian involvement in the 2016 Trump campaign. “I am not going to say today whether I will protect […]

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Protesters call for protection of Mueller investigation, as Trump appoints a former Hawkeye with potential conflicts of interest as acting attorney general

The street lights switched on just before Sara Miller started addressing the protesters gathered on the UI Pentacrest Thursday evening. The protest was one of hundreds across the country organized by MoveOn.org to express support for Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating issues related to collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russian agents, […]

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Photos: Joni Ernst town hall

Senator Joni Ernst held a town hall-style forum at Sinclair Auditorium on the Coe College campus in Cedar Rapids on Friday, March 17 as part of a 99 county tour. An energetic crowd filled the auditorium. The forum started with a crowd member spontaneously singing “America, the Beautiful” from the balcony, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and an introduction from Coe College President David McInally. […]

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Iowa senators supported DeVos in historic confirmation tie-breaker

Iowa’s two Republican senators cast their votes Tuesday supporting Betsy DeVos as the nation’s education secretary in a confirmation decision that turned into an historic tie, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote. Both Iowa senators released statements Tuesday explaining their votes. The statements avoided direct comment on questions of DeVos’ qualifications […]

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Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on the RNC main stage

By the time Joni Ernst reached the stage of the 2016 GOP Convention the first night’s proceedings were running many minutes overtime, well past prime time, and a noticeable number of the delegates had already headed for the exits. Her opportunity for national exposure in the spotlight was largely spoiled. A July 6 New York […]

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Election 2014: How Johnson County voted

Huzzah! The 2014 election is over, and we can finally move on with the real business at hand: complaining and/or celebrating about the results while we dread the oncoming Iowa caucuses (only about 14 months away, friends!). Needless to say, Iowa Democrats had a very bad day yesterday, losing every congressional contest with the exception […]

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