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A steak fry to try and help Tom Harkin’s replacement

A steak fry to try and help Tom Harkin’s replacement

Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin’s final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker.…

Time running our as Congress lacks a solution on student loans

Time running our as Congress lacks a solution on student loans

The clock is ticking loudly as Congress looks for a deal to bring back low interest rates on student loans. Lawmakers and their aides are continuing talks about how they…

Senate to try once again to pass new student loan bill

Senate to try once again to pass new student loan bill

Senate Democrats are trying to restore lower interest rates on student loans, a week after Congress’ inaction caused those rates to double. A procedural vote is scheduled for Wednesday on…

America: Land of the free and home of the liars

America: Land of the free and home of the liars

Go to a gun show anywhere around the country and the most prevalent uniform of those attending the event is camouflage.  Often the garments strain to contain the gut that…

Republicans run into recruiting problems in key Senate races

Republicans are struggling to recruit strong Senate candidates in states that present the party’s best opportunities to reclaim the majority, a sign that the GOP‘s post-2012 soul-searching may end up…

Senate passes food safety bill…again

Senate passes food safety bill…again

The Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill to make food safer, sending it to the House in the waning days of Congress. It was the second time the Senate…