| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:28 PM
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — From her front row seat at the Fort Dodge Public Library, pugnacious retiree Betty Nostrom wasted no time grilling the U.S. senator standing before 80 constituents over how he was investigating the deaths of four Americans in...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:00 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some states are pushing back against a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states and are being widely put in place this school year.
The new Common Core standards...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:38 AM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the IRS asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were...
| May 18, 2013
According to one national leader, Obamacare is “a huge train wreck coming down.” You might be tempted to dismiss this quote as another tea party attack on the president’s health care law. But you would be wrong.
This statement was...
| May 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON — Not since George Wallace, perhaps, has an Alabamian taken as passionate a stand for a lost cause as the one Jeff Sessions is taking now.
Bipartisan immigration legislation is making its way inexorably through the Senate Judiciary...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans, including Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, stepped up their criticism of Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez on Tuesday, amplifying their concerns a day before the former state official faces a Senate committee vote on his...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:22 AM
People opposed to Common Core State Standards say that it is a "one-size-fits-all" approach to education and that it takes away local control of schools.
Some states have halted the standards' implementation. The Republican National Committee in early...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:56 PM
The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was the subject of a massive manhunt and died in a gunbattle with police, was claimed on Thursday.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Terrel Harris said a funeral home retained by...
| May 3, 2013
President Barack Obama lauded her skills, several prominent business groups quickly heaped praise and critics remained generally quiet after Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker was introduced Thursday as Obama's nominee to lead the Commerce...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided more details on the possible furlough of Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) inspectors, which the agency states will occur due to sequestration cuts. During a House Agriculture Committee hearing,...