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U.S. foreign aid success touted

DES MOINES - How the U.S. should address conflicts in the Middle East has become a dominant issue in the presidential campaign.

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Iowa’s senators want stepped-up effort to counter ISIS threat

DES MOINES - Iowa's two Republican U.S. senators Monday urged President Obama to seek a bipartisan strategy in concert with military advisers and A ... »

Grassley calls for 'prudent' delay in resettling Syrian refugees

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sen. Chuck Grassley is calling for Congress to limit funds for the resettlement of Syrian refugees until it is confident they will b ... »

Survey: 53 percent of Americans say no more Syrian refugees

Even as a new national survey says a majority of Americans don't want to let in any more Syrian refugees, fearing terrorists will gain a foothold, ... »

Ryan: Republican lawmakers want to pause Syria refugee program in light of Paris attacks

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are calling for a pause in the Syria refugee program and working on a plan for how th ... »

Ryan calls for ‘pause’ on Syrian refugee program

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday suggested a #x201c;pause#x201d; to admitting Syrian refugees into the United States, citing nationa ... »

Branstad joins other governors halting immigration efforts for Syrian refugees

Nineteen governors, including Iowa's Gov. Terry Branstad, on Monday said they would not allow Syrian refugees to settle in their states, joining Al ... »

Pacific trading partners release trade pact details

WASHINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The long-awaited text of a landmark U.S.-backed Pacific trade deal was release ... »

Grassley-fed pork? Porcine meals return to prison plates

WASHINGTON - After controversy surrounding its abrupt removal of pork dishes from the national menu for federal inmates, the government did an abou ... »

House Republican leadership in turmoil as McCarthy backs out of speaker role

WASHINGTON - Republicans in Congress were plunged into turmoil on Thursday when California Representative Kevin McCarthy, the favorite to succeed r ... »

Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark deal

ATLANTA, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact ... »

No Labels takes aim at the White House, inviting candidates from both parties to campaign event

DES MOINES - Not many people think Congress is doing its job these days: Roughly 10 percent to 15 percent of people, in fact, according to recent p ... »

Congress averts government shutdown, Obama signs funding measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - Ending weeks of infighting, the U.S. Congress on Wednesday voted to avert a government shutdown just hours before a mi ... »

U.S. House Republicans vie for clout over Boehner successor

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers jockeyed for position on Sunday in the race to replace House of Representatives Speaker John Boeh ... »

U.S. House Speaker Boehner to resign speakership and seat Oct. 30

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, who struggled with repeated rebellions by conservatives during a tumultuous five-y ... »