Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. ‘THIS IS THE RIGHT CALL’ Four officers were fired a day after George Floyd’s death,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said that President Donald Trump followed the law when he fired multiple inspectors general in the last two months, but the administration offered no new details...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House approved legislation Thursday to suspend for two years the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions that came with President Donald Trump’s...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate bill to curb prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients got a makeover Friday to lower copays and make it easier for seniors to budget for their...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn't agree with calls from President Donald Trump and other Republicans to reveal the identity of the whistleblower who first reported concerns about...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Park Police says it's reviewing revisions to its use of force and officer-involved shooting policies following the fatal shooting of a motorist in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An influential Iowa Republican legislator says he opposes gun legislation that would allow authorities to take firearms away from people deemed a threat to themselves or...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa Republican lawmaker says he's holding a campaign fundraiser featuring U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley at a shooting range despite calls for him to cancel the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two veteran senators — a Republican and a Democrat — unveiled compromise legislation Tuesday to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients, while saving...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a New York man to 18 months in prison on Monday for threatening to kill two U.S. senators who supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are questioning whether the Trump administration is neglecting its duty to protect unaccompanied immigrant...
PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — 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....
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Republican senator is expressing irritation at what he calls "idiotic" comments by President Donald Trump about wind energy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee are requesting an unclassified briefing on a database kept by Customs and Border Protection that tracked journalists and others in a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of congressional leaders said Tuesday that the Interior Department's plan to clamp down on public records requests would undermine government transparency and...
Senators pray Trump will sign border deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal are proposing that special counsel Robert Mueller be required to submit a report to Congress and the public when his Russia investigation is complete.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. And on Friday, it also brought on a tweet from President Donald Trump.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley says he will not support any Republican challenger to President Donald Trump in the primary ahead of the 2020 election.
Grassley said Wednesday he will be supporting Trump.
He says anyone is welcome to campaign in Iowa, which holds the first in the nation caucus, "but Chuck Grassley won't be appearing with them."
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 on their side is "overwhelming." If true, their projections mean at least two-thirds of the Senate would vote for the bill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are considering changes to criminal justice legislation to appease Republicans and law enforcement groups as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighs whether to bring the bipartisan legislation up for a vote before the end of the year.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — 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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman wants a criminal investigation of a woman who said she wrote an anonymous letter alleging sexual misconduct by now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but later recanted authorship and admitted she didn't know him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday asked for a criminal investigation into whether Julie Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, conspired to provide false statements to Congress and obstructed a congressional investigation during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's response to a migrant caravan (all times local):
U.S. senators are urging the Trump administration to make an agreement with Mexico that would stop some of the 7,000 people traveling north from crossing the border.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Mike Lee, both Republicans, say a "third-party" agreement would require those asking for asylum to do so in their first country of arrival.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when it seemed the partisan divide on the Senate Judiciary Committee couldn't get much worse, it did.
Every Democrat on the panel skipped a Wednesday hearing on judicial nominations. The Democrats said the hearing should have been canceled because the Senate is not in session ahead of next month's election and they described going ahead with the hearing as unprecedented.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump administration is doing its part to help Iowa congressman David Young hold onto his U.S. House seat.
Last week President Donald Trump mocked Young's 3rd district Democratic challenger Cindy Axne at a rally in Council Bluffs and praised the two-term Republican. On Monday, Young's campaign announced Vice President Mike Pence will join the congressman for a rally Friday at a hotel near the Des Moines airport.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been withdrawn at her request.
Clearances for five other people Clinton designated as researchers have also been withdrawn, including for aide Cheryl Mills.
The State Department disclosed Clinton's request in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 high-ethanol blends during a trip to Iowa on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the FBI interviewed 10 people while investigating sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and found no corroboration of the allegations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):
Former Vice President Joe Biden is praising senators for delaying further action on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate charges of sexual misconduct.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Senate supporters misrepresented the record when they stated that three witnesses refuted Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a party more than 30 years ago.
The three swore they had no recollection of the party — providing no support for Ford's accusations laid out to the Senate Judiciary Committee. But their statements do not disprove the allegations, either.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations sexual misconduct Wednesday and headed into a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she "has nothing."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says the court "must never, never be viewed as a partisan institution." But his argument came at the end of a marathon day marked by rancorous exchanges between Democrats and Republicans.
Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearing began with a sense of inevitability that the 53-year-old appellate judge eventually will be confirmed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going around mischaracterizing his tax plan as the largest tax cut in U.S. history and a Republican senator is calling him out on it.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted Thursday, as if speaking to Trump, "Ur tax cut will not be 'largest in history of country,'" and proceeded to offer a fact check "my own self."
Grassley then laid out Bush-era tax cuts that were worth more, using nearly incomprehensible Twitterese.