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An Iowa Senator delivers MUM's commencement address
That place for a conscious-based education was at Maharishi University. Tina is graduating with a master's degree and her 26-year-old twin daughters are receiving their bachelor's degrees.
Sat May 25, 2013
Erin Jordan wrote a new blog post: Johnson County officials want to...
Some Iowa officials want to change protocols for how much water is released from the Coralville Lake to reduce chances of catastrophic floods like the one in 2008, which caused more than $1 billion damage in Iowa City and Coralville.
Iowa GOP senate primary field getting crowded
Despite several high profile Republicans refusing to run for the senate seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin, there will be plenty of candidates from which Iowa GOP voters can choose.
Fri May 24, 2013
Senators jump onboard toxic chemical bill
"Senate support is growing for the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, which creates an effective approach for screening all chemicals for safety and acting on those found to be dangerous," Sen.
Searching for Hope in Dayton
Friday marks the fifth day of the search for 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard. The girl has been missing since police say 42-year-old Michael Klunder abducted her on Monday.
Diane Heldt wrote a new blog post: Tom Harkin donating papers to Drake University
Sen. Tom Harkin's papers from decades in the U.S. Congress will end up at Drake University, not Iowa State University.
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Sen. Harkin's papers will go to Drake University
Sen. Tom Harkin will donate his papers to Drake University after plans to give them to a namesake institute at Iowa State University fell apart earlier this year.
Grassley Chief of Staff Running for Senate #IASEN
A longtime chief of staff for Grassley, above, will run for Senate in Iowa. David Young, a longtime chief of staff to Sen.
Thu May 23, 2013
Sioux City radio host considering U.S. Senate run
Clovis on Thursday said he would face obstacles in name recognition outside Northwest Iowa but that he'd deliver on the conservative issues that Iowans hold dear.
Democrats Pan House Student Loan Bill, Prep For Action
Senate Democrats hate it. The White House said it would veto it. And yet, the House passed a student loan bill Thursday, increasing the pressure on Democrats to move their own bill.
Federally funded front group misleads IRS, taxpayers, lawmakers
It's a stunning admission: the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny in the run-up to the 2012 election.
Another term for Branstad? Iowans split in new poll
Nearly half of Iowa voters give Gov. Terry Branstad a positive job approval rating, but a poll released this morning suggests they think he has been in office long enough.
Senate committee advances NLRB nominees over GOP objections
Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee members approved the nominations of the White House's five picks to run the National Labor Relations Board.
Senate Passes CAP Congressional Gold Medal Bill
A bill to honor Civil Air Patrol's World War II veterans with a Congressional Gold Medal passed the U.S. Senate Monday night under unanimous consent after gaining the necessary co-sponsors needed for consideration.
Wed May 22, 2013
Harkin aims to fast-track bills on compounding pharmacies, drug tracking
A senior Senate Democrat aims to expedite legislation that would establish both a track-and-trace system for drugs and a new regulatory framework for compounding pharmacies.
U.S. Senate committee advances drug compounding bill
A U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would increase federal oversight for companies that compound and sell sterile drugs across state lines.
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Graduation at M.U.M. 1 p.m. Saturday
The commencement ceremony at Maharishi University of Management is 1 p.m. Saturday in the Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome of Pure Knowledge.
Mon May 20, 2013
Career Public Defender a Rarity for Federal Appeals Courts
On Friday, Jane Kelly became a federal appeals court judge with an unusual background that supporters say makes her a perfect fit for the job and a potential U.S. Supreme Court candidate someday.
Iowa senator under fire for change-of-heart on fuel tax increase
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee took a swipe at an Iowa state senator Monday for her change-of-heart on a statewide fuel tax increase.
Senate Committee Approves Labor Nominee Perez
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Labor Department cleared the first step in the confirmation process after members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted along party lines to approve Thomas Perez as the next secretary of labor.