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Grassley Plans to Reintroduce Reform Legislation Concerning the Red Cross

Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, in July introduced legislation to give the congressional watchdog arm complete access to American Red Cross records for oversight purposes and improve the Red Cross’ internal investigative function.  The American Red Cross Transparency Act followed the results of a Grassley inquiry into the Red Cross’ response to the 2010 […]

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Tornadoes Damage Some Buildings in Northeast Iowa

 Authorities say tornadoes have damaged some buildings in northeast Iowa. Funnel clouds and tornadoes were reported Monday afternoon in Bremer, Butler, Grundy and Hardin counties, but no injuries were reported. Butler County emergency manager Mitch Nordmeyer says a tornado near Parkersburg pushed some buildings off their foundations. National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogil says November […]

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Trump’s Stock in Oil Pipeline Company Raises Concern

President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline. And that’s raising concerns by pipeline opponents that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the $3.8 billion project as president. Trump’s 2016 federal disclosure forms show he owned $15,000 to $50,000 in stock in Texas-based Energy Transfer […]