U.S. Democrats see “fire wall” holding to preserve Iran deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives r ... »

Charleston shooting suspect enters temporary not guilty plea to hate charges

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the shooting of nine African Americans at a South Carolina church, entered a ȁ ... »

Afghan officials prepare comment amid reports of Taliban leader death

The Washington Post

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said Wednesday they were examining unconfirmed reports that the leader of th ... »

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 ... »

Rich American tourists kill hundreds of lions each year, and it’s all legal

The Internet is in an uproar this week over the recent killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe.

Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, alleg ... »

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 ... »

Attorney General: Alleged Charleston shooter faces federal hate crime charges Death penalty a possibility

Alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof faces federal hate crimes and firearms charges that could lead to the death penalty or life in prison ... »

White House drafting final plan to close Guantanamo

By Julia Edwards and Idrees Ali, Reuters

WASHINGTON — The White House said on Wednesday it was in the final stages of drafting a plan ... »

Homeland Security chief: No more personal email on work computer

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday that he stopped using his desktop computer at work to check personal em ... »

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 ... »

James Holmes, shooter in Colorado theater massacre, is found guilty of multiple murders

A jury weighing the fate of Aurora, Colo., gunman James E. Holmes on Thursday found the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student guilty of ... »

Five killed in shootings near two military-related facilities in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Five people were killed on Thursday including a suspected gunman who opened fire at two military-related facilities in ... »

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 ... »