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Daily Press & Argus
Focus on making 'Obamacare' work
She didn't sign it into law. But she was charged with the complicated and unenviable task of implementing what Congress had created.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
Congress should ignore calls to extend expired wind subsidies
Even though the main federal handout for wind energy expired at the end of 2013, Congress is still engaged in debate over whether to extend it.
The Weekly Standard
Braley Slips in New Poll
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Sarah Palin to Headline SHE-PAC Iowa Rally for Joni Ernst
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline a SHE-PAC rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 27th for conservative Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who has taken a two-point lead over a liberal Republican businessman who had been leading before Palin endorsed Ernst.
The Evening Blues - 4-15-14
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Washington Post
In Iowa, the start of a long political courtship
A new Iowa poll has some interesting results. The Loras College poll of 600 GOP primary voters shows that the strongest Senate contenders, Joni Ernst and Mark Jacobs , enjoy strong favorable opinions, but that the vast majority of voters are still unaware of who they are or are unable to form an opinion.
FBI agents storm out from Senate hearing to avoid testifying on Insider Threat program
From the floor of Congress last Thursday, US Senator Chuck Grassley acknowledged that the interagency Insider Threat Task Force established in 2012 " for deterring, detecting and mitigating" future potential risks " was intended to train federal employees to watch out for insider threats among their colleagues ."
Union fights push to hire private tax collectors
A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.
Want to Know How Much Top HUD Officials Make? It Will be Posted Online
"Transparency changes behavior," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in an April 11 statement.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Social Security Halts Controversial Practice Used to Collect Old Debts
The Social Security Administration said it is halting its controversial practice of collecting old debts by withholding tax refunds, including from relatives of beneficiaries whose families received overpayments.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
AGRIBUSINESS: Grassley In Favor Of Trade Promotion
This week U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman visited Japan to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership with his Japanese counterpart ahead of President Obama's visit with the Japanese prime minister later this month.
America Rising comes into the spotlight
More than a week after a video exploded across the Internet showing him at a private fundraiser, dismissing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as a "farmer from Iowa ," Braley, a lawyer by trade, rattled off his rural bona fides to reporters.
Pam's House Blend
FBI Thinks Whistleblowers Should 'Register' So They're Not Targeted by Insider Threat Program
The Whistleblower Protection Act 1989 was passed by Congress twenty-five years ago, and to mark this anniversary Senator Chuck Grassley delivered a speech on the Senate floor.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Ryan on Obama: I told you so
During a speech here to the Iowa Republican Party, on his second trip back to the Hawkeye State since losing in 2012, Ryan said that one reason he and Republican nominee Mitt Romney couldn't top President Barack Obama was they had to "shadow box against big government in theory."
Toomey picks wind as 'loser' and oil and gas as 'winners': PennLive letters
I felt compelled to write this letter after I heard about Sen. Pat Toomey's attempt to cut back tax credits for the wind industry.
The Daily Caller
Grassley releases hold on HUD nominee, department agrees to publish salary data
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to release public housing authority salary data, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley announced.
Freedom Partners: Says Bruce Braley took 'tens of thousands from his ...
This ad accuses Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley of giving "special favors" to health insurers by voting for Obamacare.
New York Post
Comcast showing off its old school ties
There was no stronger pro-merger witness at Wednesday's Senate hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal than University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Christopher Yoo.
Blowing the Whistle at Your Agency May Have Just Gotten Easier
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced Thursday he will create the Senate Whistleblower Caucus to ensure protections for federal employees exposing wrongdoing at their agencies are being enforced.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
U.S. agency recommends shorter prison sentences for drug offenders
Up to 70 percent of all federal drug offenses could carry shorter prison sentences if the recommendation passed on Thursday by an agency that advises U.S. federal judges on sentencing is not opposed by Congress.