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Blum tabbed for Budget, Oversight committees

CEDAR RAPIDS — Rod Blum, a Dubuque Republican who will represent northeast Iowa in the 114th Congress, has been appointed to the House Budge ... »

Hagel resigning as defense secretary, official says

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said President Barack Obama and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "arrived together" at ... »

Havel’s commitment to freedom honored at Capitol

WASHINGTON — A bust of Vaclav Havel, playwright, dissident and first president of the Czech Republic, was unveiled amid grand pageantry and h ... »

Harkin dismayed by Senate’s inaction on extending disability rights

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sen. Tom Harkin is dismayed that his effort to extend the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act to the internati ... »

Grassley lavishes praise on Harkin in U.S. Senate tribute

DES MOINES — Retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa on Wednesday received an emotional birthday wish and farewell from his colleague in the st ... »

AARP Iowa encourages seniors to learn about new power of attorney act

DES MOINES — Anthony Carroll has heard the horror stories of seniors being victimized by power of attorney abuse.

In one case, a famil ... »

National eyes on Braley, Ernst race

DES MOINES — On Tuesday, Election Day, the nation’s eyes will be on Iowa.

As the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus state, ... »

Warren: Don’t let the billionaires decide Iowa’s next senator

IOWA CITY — Sixteen days away from the midterm election, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told Iowa voters they need to vote and “figh ... »

Second nurse with Ebola should not have traveled by plane, CDC says

DALLAS — A second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by plane a day before she ... »

Iowa City diner’s popularity as political venue grew out of marketing ploy

IOWA CITY — Combine one part Norman Rockwell, one part family diner, one part neighborhood coffee shop and one part greasy spoon — in ... »

Iowa Senate race could determine control: Brown

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s easy for people to mix up Iowa and Ohio, but Buckeye State Sen. Sherrod Brown knows the difference.

Brown, ... »

Reports: Armed man with criminal record rode elevator with Obama in Atlanta

WASHINGTON — A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President ... »

U.S. Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light inv ... »

Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

BOSTON — The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost ... »

Harkin promises to keep up fight for disability rights treaty

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sen. Tom Harkin, who is retiring in January, is promising not to let opponents of an international treaty on disability right ... »

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