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Grassley sponsoring bill to restrict ISIS profiting from sale of antiquities

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sen. Chuck Grassley wants to put the “moral authority of criminal law” behind stopping ISIS from funding terror ... »

Former Virginia governor becomes 17th GOP presidential candidate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore filed the paperwork on Wednesday to join the race for the Republican presidentia ... »

Iowans disapprove of Obama’s job performance, new poll says

DES MOINES — President Barack Obama continues to post lackluster approval ratings in the key swing states of Iowa, Colorado and Virginia, wh ... »

Sen. Grassley defends extending tax credits for renewable energy

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s been a big week for renewable fuels, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley after the Senate Finance Committee voted 23 ... »

Blum: 'Lots of issues' with Iran nuclear agreement

CEDAR RAPIDS — While others spent the weekend reading Harper Lee's newly released novel, U.S. Rep. Rod Blum was reading the Iranian nuclear a ... »

Obama says Iran nuclear deal best way to avoid more Mideast war

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and the American public, insisted on ... »

U.S. senators introduce bankruptcy bill for Puerto Rico

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) — U.S. Democratic senators introduced on Wednesday a bill to allow Puerto Rico’s public entiti ... »

Eurozone leaders: Greece must do more to earn rescue

BRUSSELS (Reuters) — Eurozone leaders told near-bankrupt Greece at an emergency summit on Sunday it must enact key reforms this week to rest ... »

South Carolina removes Confederate flag from state capitol

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina removed the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds on Friday to chants of “USA, USA!, ... »

South Carolina Senate votes to banish Confederate flag to museum

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina’s Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house, whe ... »

Grassley seeks more info on medical marijuana research at federal hearing

DES MOINES — Advocates could not convince state lawmakers to expand Iowa’s narrow medical marijuana program, but Hawkeye State help m ... »

Iowa lawmaker plans trade mission to Cuba

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Democratic state lawmaker is organizing a trade mission to Cuba this summer in hopes of tapping into that market if the emb ... »

Obama gets his own presidential account on Twitter

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent his first tweet from his very own account on Twitter on Monday, quickly amassing tens of thousands ... »

Grassley wants ‘spirit’ of whistleblower laws followed

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sen. Chuck Grassley gave a vigorous defense of whistleblower protections he has championed, including legislation that would h ... »

Loretta Lynch becomes attorney general over opposition of Iowa senators, other Republicans

WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won Senate approval Thursday as U.S. attorney general, becoming the first black woman to occupy the post at a tim ... »