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Political News Headlines

Iowa GOP accepts campaign fund of disgraced ex-Senate leader - Tue, 22 May 2018
The abrupt downfall of Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix quickly turned into a cash windfall for the Republican Party of Iowa.

Illinois representatives sound off on failure of federal farm bill - Tue, 22 May 2018
Funding is set to expire Sept. 30 if a new deal is not reached.

Revised death penalty and other public safety measures to get hearing in Illinois legislature today - Mon, 21 May 2018
Rauner said Friday’s deadly mass shooting at a Texas school was another reminder there needs to be common sense policies in place to protect children.

How two people with polar opposite political views found common ground - Fri, 18 May 2018
The unexpected friendship that developed between two partisan opposites called into question many of the assumptions they both had about politics -- and their own beliefs.

Rauner unveils plan on gun control and partial death penalty re-instatement - Mon, 14 May 2018
The governor says his plan is a "responsible, bipartisan approach to the problem" of gun violence in the state.

Iowa will restore family planning funds for UnityPoint if it promises not to perform abortions - Mon, 14 May 2018
Iowa is tweaking its new state-funded family planning program that excludes abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood by restoring some eligibility to a large hospital system.

White House aide joked of ‘dying’ John McCain - Fri, 11 May 2018
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close friend of John McCain, said of the White House aide's comment, "Ms. Sadler, may I remind you that John McCain has a lot of friends in the United States Senate on both sides of the aisle. Nobody is laughing in the Senate."

Grassley cites midterms in plea to Supreme Court justices to decide on retirement - Thu, 10 May 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley had a message on Thursday for any Supreme Court justice considering retirement: announce your intentions soon.

Trump: ‘Everyone thinks’ I deserve Nobel Prize - Wed, 09 May 2018
In late April, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that Trump would be a worthy winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Illinois legislature mulling bill to increase physical education in high schools - Tue, 08 May 2018
Illinois currently requires schools to offer gym class at least three days a week. 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will sign 6-week abortion ban, America’s most restrictive, into law today - Fri, 04 May 2018
Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said she will sign a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, potentially setting Iowa up for a lengthy court challenge.

Trump walks back Giuliani: ‘He’ll get his facts straight’ - Fri, 04 May 2018
"He'll get his facts straight," Trump said of Giuliani. "There has been a lot of misinformation. I say, You know what? Learn before you speak. It's a lot easier."