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Ted Cruz becomes first to enter presidential race

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz became the first to officially enter what is expected to be a crowded Iowa field of 2016 Republican presidential candidates, get ... »

Iowa City pastor faces deportation for 1999 misdemeanor

IOWA CITY — Gloria Villatoro was in the shower, getting ready for the day, when immigration officers came to their house to whisk away her h ... »

Ernst invites EPA leader to Iowa to talk Renewable Fuel Standard, water issues

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Monday invited Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to visit Iowa ... »

Obama warns U.S. security funding lapse would hurt economy

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would mean more than ... »

Blum co-sponsors bills to end congressional pensions, tax on Social Security

DES MOINES — First District U.S. Rep. Rod Blum has signed on to a plan to end taxes on one pension and end another altogether.

Blum, a ... »

Obama to visit Cedar Falls Wednesday

CEDAR FALLS — President Barack Obama will visit Cedar Falls Wednesday.

The visit is part of a tour this week to highlight plans to pro ... »

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 ... »