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Iowa's 2 major parties announce key meeting dates in 2018

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Iowa's two major parties have announced key meeting dates in 2018.

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In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea Video included

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers. More>>

Chuck Grassley supporting grandson for Iowa ag secretary

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is firmly behind his grandson as a candidate to replace Bill Northey as Iowa's secretary of agriculture.

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Senator Ernst continues fight to cut costly presidential perks

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst re-introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2017 today in an effort to cut spending and safeguard taxpayer dollars.  

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White House names Hope Hicks as communications director

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Hicks is a longtime aide of President Donald Trump, having served as his presidential campaign's lead spokeswoman.

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Iowa Democrat who won special election is sworn in

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A veterinarian from southeast Iowa has been sworn in to serve as a state representative. 

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Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House Video included

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Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.

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Senator Ernst holds town hall in Washington County Video included

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As part of her 99 county tour, Ernst arrived at the Washington High School Auditorium and immediately began taking questions from the crowd. 

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The Latest: Jill Stein pleads guilty in pipeline protest

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Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief in North Dakota for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline last year. 

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Steve Carignan announces campaign for Waterloo City Council position

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Steve Carignan announces his candidacy for Waterloo City Council's Ward 5 seat today at an event for supporters and friends.

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Waterloo City Council ward 5 candidate Chris Shimp announces campaign event

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Shimp will be holding an event called Politics after Work, which will be at Damon's Sports Bar and Grill in Waterloo on August 11 from 6-8 p.m.

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Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia

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White House officials say President Donald Trump has signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia. 

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Ernst calls for continuing efforts to repeal, replace Obamacare

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In the letter Senator Ernst said: “While traveling across Iowa, I hear countless stories from Iowans facing these premium increases, as well as increases in other out of pocket costs like deductibles and copays that they simply cannot afford. 

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Trump honors 1st responders of congressional baseball attack

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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Valor on Thursday to five of the first responders who were injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month that critically wounded Rep. Steve Scalise. The three Alexandria, Virginia police officers and the two U.S. Capitol police officers received a standing ovation when they entered the East Room at the White House. Last month, a heavily armed gunman opened ... More>>

Trump sued for blocking some of his critics on Twitter

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First Amendment advocates sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying it is unconstitutional to block his critics from following him on Twitter. 

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Government ethics director who prodded Trump resigns

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Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, is joining the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit in Washington that mostly focuses on violations of campaign finance law. 

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Iowa Court strikes breath tests in drunken boating cases

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The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a portion of Iowa's drunken boating law that allows officers to seek alcohol breath tests declaring the law coercive. 

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New Iowa laws to take effect this weekend

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State Representative Bob Kressig, Cedar Falls, wants to remind Iowans about several new laws that will take effect on July 1, 2017, the start of the state's new fiscal year.  

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Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

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 By a 7-2 vote, the justices sided with Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, which had sought a grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground. 

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Grassley: Did FBI brief or warn Trump campaign about potential Russian election influence attempts

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Iowa Republican United States Senator, Charles Grassley, is asking the FBI whether it ever briefed or warned Trump campaign officials about alleged attempts by the Russian government to infiltrate the campaign.  

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Senator Danielson says he will not run for Congress in 2018

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Iowa State Senator, Jeff Danielson, says he has decided not to challenge Republican Congressman, Rod Blum, in the 2018 race for First District Congress.  

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