Tag Archives: Chuck Grassley

POLL: Chuck Grassley +8 Over Democrat Mike Franken

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley leads Democrat Mike Franken by 8 percentage points among likely Iowa voters, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll — a first look at what could be Grassley’s most competitive election since 1980. Grassley leads 47% to 39% against Franken, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, in the latest …

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Grassley Opposes Abortion Travel Ban: Unconstitutional

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said it would be “unconstitutional” to restrict people from traveling across state lines to seek abortion services. “We cannot stop people from traveling anyplace they want to,” he told reporters Wednesday. “It’s a constitutional issue and a freedom.” The issue has gained traction after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe …

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Dem Retired Navy Admiral To Challenge Chuck Grassley

The Des Moines Register reports: Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Franken will run for the U.S. Senate, setting up what could become a competitive Democratic primary fight with former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer. Though he has never held elected office, Franken enters the race with some statewide name recognition after competing in the 2020 Democratic Senate primary. Along with announcing …

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, To Seek 8th Term In 2022

Fox News reports: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley announced in the wee hours of Friday that he intends to seek an eighth term in 2022. The 88-year-old Iowa Republican, who has been in the Senate since 1981, posted his plans on Twitter shortly after 4 a.m. CT, along with a video of him going out for his daily jog. Grassley had …

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Chuck Grassley Credits Trump For Robust Jobs Report

The Insider reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said on Friday that the economy regained 850,000 jobs due to the 2017 Republican tax law. Grassley is a key Republican and is ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He played a major role in pushing through the 2017 tax law, which slashed the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% …

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Senate Panel Passes Bill For Video Of SCOTUS Hearings

Politico reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a pair of bills Thursday that would dramatically expand video coverage of federal court trials and other proceedings while putting Supreme Court arguments on camera for the first time. Both bills have bipartisan support, including the endorsement of the panel’s chair, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), and the longstanding backing of the committee’s ranking …

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Iowa Poll: 64% Want Sen. Chuck Grassley To Retire

The Des Moines Register reports: Fewer than a third of Iowa’s likely voters say they would vote to reelect Republican Chuck Grassley if the U.S. Senate elections were held today, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows. Grassley has not yet said whether he will seek an eighth term in 2022. But the new Iowa Poll appears to show …

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Grassley, 87, Offers To Do 35 Push-Ups For Reporter

Politico reports: Chuck Grassley still gets up at 4 a.m. every day and often goes for a 2-mile run. The 87-year-old does push-ups, too. “You want me to do 35 for you?” he responded when asked about his regimen as he waited for a burger at Bambino’s, a haunt in this town of about 800 people. The challenge sounds like …

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Grassley: Iowa Doesn’t Have To “Babysit” Migrant Kids

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he supports Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision not to accept into the state migrant children who are in federal custody, adding that Iowa does not have the resources for “baby-sitting.” “Iowa has a long history of accepting refugees from Gov. Ray’s time in office, and I’m sure that we’re going …

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Anti-LGBT Trumper To Run For Grassley’s Senate Seat

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican state Sen. Jim Carlin launched a campaign for the U.S. Senate Monday, jumping into what will be a marquee race in 2022 even as others wait to see whether sitting U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley retires. “I appreciate (Grassley’s) service, as anybody does,” Carlin told the Des Moines Register. “But I didn’t get in the …

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, 87, Tests Positive For COVID

First, the news from earlier today: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, says he is quarantining after being exposed to the coronavirus. Grassley, 87, did not say how he was exposed. He said he would follow doctor’s orders and “immediately quarantine” and work virtually as he waits for results of a test. “I’m feeling well and not currently …

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley In Quarantine After Exposure

ABC News reports: On Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley announced he had been exposed to COVID-19 and will need to quarantine. “I will follow my doctors’ orders and immediately quarantine as I await my test results. I’m feeling well and not currently experiencing any symptoms, but it’s important we all follow public health guidelines to keep each other healthy,” a statement …

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Grassley Joins GOP’s Hypocrisy Ranks On Vacancy

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday that he will not oppose holding hearings or taking a vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination if the proceedings move forward. “Over the years, and as recently as July, I’ve consistently said that taking up and evaluating a nominee in 2020 would be a decision for the …

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Grassley Wants You To Know He Found A Dead “Pidgin”

The New York Daily News reports: While the rest of America obsessed Saturday over the course Sen. Chuck Grassley and his colleagues might chart in replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the Iowa lawmaker fixed his attention on a downed pigeon. Grassley has gained a reputation for flying funky, oddly punctuated missives onto social media. In 2012, …

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Chuck Grassley Hits Trump Over Birx Attack: “Use Love”

Mediaite reports: One top Republican senator publicly appealed to President Donald Trump on Twitter over his very public swipe at one of his own coronavirus task force members. Over the weekend, Birx — who was also criticized by Speaker Nancy Pelosi — warned that the U.S. is in a “new phase” of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump tweeted Monday morning, “In …

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Grassley Blasts Trump’s Word Salad On Second Term

Politico reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley laid blame on Fox News — and President Donald Trump — on Saturday over failing to articulate what his administration’s second term priorities would be during a recent interview with the news organization. The Iowa Republican tweeted that Trump got “off point” when asked by Fox’s Sean Hannity what his goals would be if re-elected, …

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Grassley To Block Trump’s Nominees Over IG Firings

Reuters reports: Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday said he would seek to block two of Donald Trump’s nominees in response to the president’s firing of two inspectors general, citing the need for “checks and balances.” Grassley has been pressing the White House to provide a rationale for Trump’s decision to dismiss the intelligence community’s inspector general and his …

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GOP Seeks “Suspicious Reports” On Hunter Biden

Reuters reports: The Republican chairmen of two U.S. Senate committees have asked the Treasury Department, in a letter, for possible reports of money laundering or fraud on the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son with a Ukraine energy firm. The letter, seen by Reuters on Friday, seeks “suspicious activity reports,” or documents that financial institutions file with …

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Grassley Defies Trump On Protecting Whistleblower

Politico reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley moved to stave off attacks and the unmasking of a federal whistleblower who first divulged President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president, a move at odds with many of the president’s defenders. In a statement, the Iowa Republican, who has long fashioned himself a defender of whistleblowers, said the fact that the individual’s knowledge of …

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley Blasts Trump’s Mexico Tariffs

“Trade policy and border security are separate issues. This is a misuse of presidential tariff authority and counter to congressional intent. Following through on this threat would seriously jeopardize passage of USMCA, a central campaign pledge of President Trump’s and what could be a big victory for the country. “President Trump should consider alternatives, such as imposing a fee on …

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