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Oldest Serving Senator Hospitalized in DC

Chuck Grassley's office says he's being treated for infection, is expected to make full recovery

(Newser) - Sen. Chuck Grassley, who became the oldest serving senator after the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein last year, is in a Washington, DC hospital with an infection and is receiving antibiotic infusions, his office says. "He is in good spirits and will return to work as soon as possible...

Garland: I'll Stay Out of Hunter Biden Case

GOP senators press attorney general in hearing

(Newser) - Under questioning by Republican senators, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified Wednesday that US Attorney David Weiss of Delaware has the authority to decide whether to charge President Biden's son without interference. Weiss, who is conducting a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden concerning taxes and other issues, also could decide...

Judge Tosses Senate Hopeful Off Ballot Over Signatures

Democratic frontrunner Abby Finkenauer calls the ruling in Iowa 'outrageous'

(Newser) - Republican Charles Grassley is favored to win his eighth term in the Senate no matter which Democrat he faces in the upcoming election. But his path to victory may have just gotten easier because of a court ruling against Democratic frontrunner Abby Finkenauer, reports CNN . A judge in Iowa ruled...

Longest-Serving Senate Republican Is Running Again

Chuck Grassley, 88, says he has 'a lot more to do' for Iowa

(Newser) - During his predawn jog on Friday, GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted a message to his followers that had a bit of a double meaning. "I'm running," he posted , and while he meant it literally, he was also referring to a decision he'd recently arrived at with...

87-Year-Old GOP Senator Tests Positive

Chuck Grassley is 3rd in line of presidential succession

(Newser) - Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator and third in the line of presidential succession, said Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley announced earlier Tuesday that he was quarantining after being exposed to the virus and was waiting for the results of a test. On...

Cory Gardner in Spotlight Over Senate SCOTUS Vote

Colorado senator seen as a possible no vote on successor before Election Day

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell already had two GOP senators say they don't think the Senate should vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor before Election Day. And Republicans have only a three-vote majority over Democrats, meaning McConnell wants no more defections. So who might flip? The New York Times has Colorado'...

Trump Tweet Set Off Mad Scramble Among Aides
Trump Tweet Set Off Mad
Scramble Among Aides
the rundown

Trump Tweet Set Off Mad Scramble Among Aides

Retweet of 'white power' video caused a ruckus, but he had left for golf course

(Newser) - President Trump set off a firestorm Sunday morning when he retweeted a video (watch it here , but note language) of a Trump supporter shouting "white power" to counterprotesters in a Florida retirement community. The tweet came down about three hours later, and the White House said Trump hadn't...

This May Be the End of Iowa's Political Clout
This May Be the End
of Iowa's Political Clout
OPINION roundup

This May Be the End of Iowa's Political Clout

Many predicting the end of the state's first-in-the-nation voting status

(Newser) - If you thought people were fed up with Iowa's first-in-the-nation voting status before Monday night's chaos , it's nothing compared to the sentiment surfacing Tuesday morning. Examples:
  • The overview: "Iowa's outsize role has faced attacks for decades, along with periodic failed attempts by other states to

Republicans to Trump: Stop Firing Security Officials

Grassley says he is 'very, very concerned'

(Newser) - President Trump's purge of top immigration officials has to stop, says Sen. Charles Grassley, the chamber's most senior Republican. Grassley tells the Washington Post that Trump is ousting "good public servants" and he is "very, very concerned" that Lee Francis Cissna, the director of US Citizenship...

Broken Coffee Mugs Cost Air Force $1.3K Each

But they've found a 50 cent solution

(Newser) - While nobody wants the nation's airmen to have to drink cold coffee, Air Force officials have admitted that spending $1,280 for a metal mug that breaks easily is "irresponsible," USA Today reports. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley that...

Kavanaugh Insists: It Didn't Happen
My Accuser
Is Wrong

Kavanaugh: My Accuser Is Wrong

Kellyanne Conway says the woman should not be ignored or insulted

(Newser) - Brett Kavanaugh doubled down Monday on his denial of a sexual misconduct allegation going back to his high school days. "This is a completely false allegation," Kavanaugh said in a statement cited by CNN . "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or...

Feinstein Disses GOP, Releases Transcript of Dossier Interview

It suggests that someone in the Trump campaign was talking to the FBI

(Newser) - Dianne Feinstein just pulled an end-around on her GOP colleagues and released the full transcript of the testimony from the co-founder of the company behind the controversial dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump. It may take a while for media outlets to sift through, but the Washington Post reports on an...

Fox News Guest Floats Theory on Trump, Hosts Push Back

Kevin Jackson drew immediate pushback for suggesting FBI may be scheming to kill president

(Newser) - On Tuesday's airing of Fox News' Outnumbered, one guest was literally outnumbered by the hosts as they pushed back against an eyebrow-raising theory he offered up during the program, per Mediaite . Kevin Jackson, a radio pundit and Fox contributor who's been deemed a "serial liar and conspiracy...

White House Gives Up on 2 Controversial Nominations

Talley, Mateer will not be moving forward

(Newser) - One is a former ghost hunter who has never tried a case. The other described transgender children as "Satan's spawn." Neither man is going to become a federal judge. A White House official tells Politico that the administration will not be moving forward with the nominations of...

Grassley: Those Prostitutes Could Have Been Spies

How do we know the Ruskies weren't behind the Secret Service scandal?

(Newser) - If you thought the Secret Service prostitution scandal was harmless, think again; Charles Grassley thinks it's "something that is very, very serious when national security might not be protected properly," he told an Iowa radio station, in a conversation spotted by The Hill . After all, the GOP...

Chuck Grassley in Brouhaha Over Calling Obama 'Stupid'

Republican upset over president's Supreme Court comments

(Newser) - Sen. Charles Grassley is in hot water today after a tweet Saturday in which the Iowa Republican called President Obama stupid. "Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law,"...

Senate Sends Insider Trading Bill to Obama

Congress approves weaker version of bill designed to police itself

(Newser) - The Senate today sent President Obama a scaled-down bill to explicitly ban members of Congress, the president, and thousands of other federal workers from profiting from nonpublic information learned on the job. In an unusual move, the legislation passed unanimously without a vote on the measure itself. Instead it passed...

FBI's Anthrax Case Not 'Conclusive:' Report

Scientists find long-criticized case against Bruce Ivins has holes

(Newser) - The FBI’s scientific evidence against Bruce Ivins in the 2001 anthrax attacks isn’t as compelling as advertised, the National Research Council concluded yesterday, after an exhaustive $1.1 million review. The case against Ivins has long been criticized (Glenn Greenwald gives a nice history of it here ),...

Key Piece of Financial Reform Passes

Derivatives measure even gets one Republican vote

(Newser) - More progress today on the financial reform bill: The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill to regulate the derivatives industry, and chairman Blanche Lincoln even got a Republican on board in the form of Chuck Grassley. The measure is seen as one of the more significant components of the overall...

Oops: Congress Might Have Killed Its Own Health Care

Health bill error may leave lawmakers, aides without coverage

(Newser) - If you know exactly how the health care reform bill will impact your coverage, you may be a step ahead of your member of Congress, according to the New York Times . A report from the Congressional Research Service found that—because of imprecise language and a possible drafting error in...

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