‘That’s what we saw in 2016’: GOP senators skeptical of polls showing Biden’s wide lead over President Trump

2020 Campaign 07/01/20, 05:28

Republicans in the Senate have voiced skepticism over recent polls that show Democratic nominee Joe Biden expanding his lead over President Donald Trump. In nationwide polls, President Trump trailed Biden by almost 10 points. The president is also falling behind in critical swing states including Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin. "I think ...

Rep. Devin Nunes: We knew from day one Michael Flynn was innocent

Politics 05/01/20, 04:05

In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo on Thursday, April 30, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said the GOP-led report had asserted that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was innocent from the beginning but it was covered up by the ...

Donald Trump Jr. praises Richard Grenell after Steele dossier revelations: ‘It’s amazing what can happen’

U.S. 04/12/20, 04:10

Donald Trump Jr. on Saturday, April 11, praised acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell after several  newly declassified footnotes from Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general's report on the FBI's Russia investigation released Friday. The footnotes showed the FBI had received indications that the Steele dossier was Russian disinformation. "It’s ...

Senators question care of unaccompanied migrant children

Politics 05/09/19, 15:57

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are questioning whether the Trump administration is neglecting its duty to protect unaccompanied immigrant children in its care amid allegations of misconduct at federally funded shelters. Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Wyden of Oregon have asked for data on ...

GOP senators getting briefing on Kushner’s immigration plan

Politics 05/07/19, 14:30

Looking for feedback and support, the White House invited Republican senators Tuesday to discuss a "fairly comprehensive" new immigration plan being spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. The group was expected to include lawmakers who have been in discussion with Kushner's team about the plan, as well as ...

Hearing to focus on preventing more Missouri River flooding

U.S. 04/16/19, 23:37

This spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage.The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western ...

Vice President Pence in Iowa to tour March flood damage

U.S. 04/12/19, 14:35

Vice President Mike Pence is touring areas in Iowa and Nebraska devastated during last month's flooding.Pence was joined by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst in touring an area around Pacific Junction, a community in southwest Iowa where floodwaters still prevent some residents from ...

White House, business groups make push on trade pact

Politics 03/26/19, 01:26

The White House and business groups are stepping up efforts to win congressional approval for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord. But prospects are uncertain given that Republicans are at odds with some aspects of the plan and Democrats are in no hurry to secure a political victory for the president. President Donald ...

McConnell blocks sentencing bill, upsetting Grassley, GOP

Politics 12/07/18, 15:17

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.Grassley has spent years working to build a coalition around the bill and is pushing ...

Senators say they’ve met threshold for criminal justice vote

Politics 12/04/18, 18:25

Supporters of a criminal justice bill say they have met the threshold set by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for getting a vote.Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., said he now has support for the legislation from more than half of the Republicans in the chamber. Democratic leaders said support ...

New acting attorney general is a GOP loyalist from Iowa

Politics 11/07/18, 18:34

The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation's top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Matthew G. Whitaker, 49, will become the nation's acting attorney general following the forced resignation of Jeff ...

Update: In Iowa, Trump celebrates Kavanaugh swearing-in

U.S. 10/09/18, 20:07

The Latest on President Donald Trump in Iowa (all times local):7:55 p.m.President Donald Trump is celebrating the swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he seeks to boost Republican enthusiasm going into next month's midterm elections.Speaking at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Trump says Kavanaugh was "proudly" sworn ...

In boon for farmers, Trump lifting restrictions on ethanol

Enviroment 10/09/18, 00:24

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of ...

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

U.S. 10/08/18, 20:40

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of ...

GOP says time running out for Kavanaugh accuser to talk

U.S. 09/20/18, 06:51

Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman's allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP's sharpest attacks on her credibility. With Kavanaugh's Supreme ...

Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser

U.S. 09/17/18, 00:55

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the allegation from sinking his nomination to the Supreme Court.

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