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Republicans in the Iowa House are proposing a ban on all taxpayer-funded abortions as well as new rules to forbid pregnant women on Medicaid from choosing to have a cesarean. Republicans estimate the state could ...

Fifty-one Republicans in the Iowa House have formally endorsed Governor Terry Branstad’s ”Healthy Iowa Plan” to provide insurance coverage to low-income Iowans who live just below the poverty line. ...

Nominations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest. Ron Birkenholz is with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, which sponsors the contest. “Any restaurant, cafe, ...

A 9-mile stretch of Interstate 35 south of Des Moines remains closed due to a damaged bridge, but it should reopen sometime Thursday. An overpass on I-35 northbound was struck just before 6 p.m. Monday by ...

Pond scum. That’s the expression Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, used to characterize how some critics viewed him after he voted against expanding background checks two week ago during the gun control ...

In his first news conference since the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama defended the FBI and said Americans will continue to go on about their lives. During the wide-ranging Q and A with reporters, he also ...

While Washington has opted to fix a few of the more publicly painful cuts pursuant to sequestration, other troublesome effects lie on the horizon. The bill to end some flight delays that flew through the legislature ...

What if the United States could shrink the federal deficit and get high at the same time? Two congressmen calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana say it’s not such a trippy idea. Rep. Earl ...

Jodi Arias Trial Nearing End as Final Witnesses Take the Stand

After four months of detailed and sometimes graphic testimony, the final two witnesses are set to take the stand today for what could be the final day of testimony in the Jodi Arias murder trial. Arias’ legal ...

Gas prices usually head higher during the spring and summer but not this year. The American Automobile Association’s new forecast says drivers are likely to pay less this summer, with prices dropping to below ...