Report: Trump Asked Iowa GOP Chair to Disavow Iowa Caucus Results (Updated)

The New York Times reports Tim Alberta writes in his new book that Donald Trump asked Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann to disavow the 2016 Iowa Caucus results.

Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as the 85th Attorney General by a 54 to 45 vote that went mostly along partisan lines.

House Republicans Remove Steve King From Committees

House GOP leadership removed Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) from the House Judiciary and Agriculture Committees after his white supremacy remark to the New York Times.

Senators Reintroduce Legislation to ‘Rein in’ Unelected Bureaucrats

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rand Paul (R-KY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Todd Young (R-IN), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and 29 other cosponsors reintroduced the REINS Act.

Passing First Step Act Is The Right Thing to Do

Shane Vander Hart: The First Step Act provides prisoners an opportunity for restoration, for rehabilitation, and a successful re-entry back into the community.

Eric Holder to GA Democrats: ‘When They Go Low, We Kick Them’

Former Attorney General Eric Holder at an event for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Democrats should “kick” Republicans “when they go low.”

Kelley Paul Calls On Cory Booker to Condemn Violence and Privacy Violations

Kelley Paul, wife of U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) called on U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) to retract his call for people to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”

Antifa Does Not Have The Constitutional Right to Harass U.S. Senators

Shane Vander Hart: What Antifa groups did to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi is harassment, not a constitutionally protected peaceful protest.

Trump Orders End of Separating Families Caught Crossing Border Illegally

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop families who enter the country illegally from being separated, while the U.S. Senate considers two bills.

How to Address the Problem of Separating Families at the Border

Shane Vander Hart: Media coverage of families being separated on the U.S. Southern border has been dismal and overlooks facts. Congress can act to remedy this crisis and still follow the rule of law.

Cruz and Sasse Ask Mark Zuckerberg About Facebook’s Alleged Bias

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in his appearance in a joint Senate committee about the social network’s alleged political bias. U.S. Senator Ben Sassed asked Zuckerberg about his view of what hate speech includes.

Ernst, Grassley Vote No on Omnibus as U.S. Senate Approves

U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) voted against the 2018 Omnibus bill that was rushed through the U.S. House and then passed in the U.S. Senate 65-32 just after Midnight on Friday.

Grassley and Cruz Introduce Bill to Improve School Safety and Preserve 2nd Amendment

U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a bill on Tuesday they say will help improve school safety while preserving 2nd Amendment rights.

Grassley, Ernst Push for Bill Northey’s Confirmation to USDA

U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) spoke in favor of Bill Northey whose confirmation vote for Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is being blocked by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Democrats Defeat Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Republicans supportive of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act failed to break the Democrat filibuster of S. 2311 when the cloture vote failed on a 51 to 46 vote on Monday afternoon.

U.S., Israel Withdraw From UNESCO Due to Anti-Israel Bias

The U.S. State Department announced the United States’ decision to withdraw from UNESCO citing anti-Israel bias. Israel announced it would also leave.