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3 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal
The House passed a short-term extension of the farm bill on Thursday as efforts to do a longer-term bill before the end of the year fell short, but the Senate has already indicated it deems a temporary patch unnecessary.
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7 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger
Mark Jacobs is a retired CEO who worked at a power company, and he believes his business background is what Iowa voters are looking for when they elect a new senator in 2014.
11 hrs ago | The Gazette
Taylor's announcement on Thursday comes two days after Supervisor Lu Barron said she will not seek re-election to a sixth term in 2014.
15 hrs ago | The Huffington Post
America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.
21 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
A new report from a U.S. Senate committee chaired by U.S. Sen Tom Harkin criticizes the federal government for paying out billions of dollars each year in contracts to frequent violators of U.S. labor laws.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $768,159 to 14 community health centers in Iowa, including Cedar Rapids, to help the centers enroll uninsured residents in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.
The study from Democratic leaders on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee found that nearly 30 percent of companies hit with the highest penalties for federal labor law violations from 2007 to 2012 were also federal contractors.
Edmund Phelps is the Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and the Dean of the New Huadu Business School of China and Switzerland.
President Barack Obama 's pick to be the country's top wage-law enforcer faced some skepticism at a short Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, setting the stage for a possible battle over whether the academic is qualified and able to use a balanced approach in protecting workers and regulating employers.
Two or three or four years ago or maybe more I first came across the idea that Social Security benefits should not only not be cut, they should be increased.
Violence against women and girls is perhaps the most pervasive of all human rights violations.
Iowas Democratic lawmakers in Washington were more supportive of food and farm policy issues than their GOP counterparts, according to a study by a liberal policy group released Tuesday.
He's the latest of a host of individuals, nine in all, seeking to succeed U.S. 1st Dist.
As Republican candidates figure out how to best win over women voters, Iowa GOP Senate candidate Mark Jacobs thinks he has the answer: appeal to their emotions.
So as I mentioned in my previous diaries that I was out sick so I am playing catch up with my diaries.
More closed corporate defined benefit plans may have been frozen this year because the IRS has not released guidance on how employers could avoid failing non-discrimination testing in closed plans.