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Senators rallied behind significant changes in military law to curb rape and sexual assault within the ranks, approving steps to protect the victims and barring the "good soldier defense" to ensure evidence alone determines a defendant's fate.
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An Iowa retired military general today explained why he thinks national security depends on U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's new preschool bill.
Immediately after the news broke that a colossal George Washington Bridge traffic jam was a form of political payback, pundits busied themselves trying to size up how Iowans felt about Republican star Chris Christie's role in it all.
The Senate Democrats plan to stage a through-the-night "talkathon" to educate insomniacs everywhere on the perils of climate change.
The Department of the Interior knew beforehand that two groups of aging veterans would be visiting the World War II Memorial as the partial government shutdown began on Oct. 1 but decided to barricade the site anyway, according to emails obtained by National Review Online.
As part of early education field hearings to improve "Strong start for America's Children Act", Harkin's bill designed to improve early education access and funding nationwide, he listened to panel experts on the topic, who will now become part of the Congressional record.
Most Iowa politicians running for higher offices say they have been able to combine campaign work with serving in elected posts, although it's not easy.
For an entirely predictable event, retirement is going to come as a shock to tens of millions of Americans - a financial shock, that is.
The Conservative Political Action Conference has come and gone for 2014, and Sen. Rand Paul won the straw ballot which is held every time the party gets started.
The advocates are urging the administration to expand its deferred action program - which allows some undocumented youngsters to remain in the United States temporarily - to include unthreatening adults.
The Obama administration is dropping some new hints about how it has moved money around to fund Obamacare without Congress -- but not nearly enough to put the controversy to rest.
Obamacare affects nearly all areas of health care, but the most disruptive provisions of the law affect insurance sold in the individual market.
In the wake of Debo Adegbile's rejection by the Senate and the sudden reemergence of the Mumia Abu-Jamal case, there's an interesting piece of rhetoric I wanted to draw attention to, because it's so common yet at such odds with reality.
Many of America's largest, and overwhelmingly Democrat controlled, cities have outlawed publicly " vaping " e-cigarette, while more than a few Senate Democrats are looking placing certain nationwide bans on advertising them to "protect our children,"as reported by CNN via KMTV news on Mar. 6, 2014, and The Philadelphia Inquirer on Mar. 5, 2014, The ... (more)
On the list of the "20 sleaziest ways to make a living," lawyers rank 16th - between oil company executives and soap opera stars.