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Red Cross Avoids Oversight, Spends Too Much on Overhead, Senator Says

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

This article originally appeared on the Internatinal Business Times. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley’s office has released a highly critical report on the American Red Cross following an investigation into the charity's management of funds. The...Show More Summary

Yet Another Legal Organization Throws Its Weight Behind Merrick Garland

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The American Bar Association has given its highest rating to Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. In a report sent to the Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday, the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary deemed Garland “well qualified” to serve on the court. Show More Summary

Senate Rejects Gun Control Measures

The Senate today failed to pass amendments to appropriation bills funding background checks on guns and sharing state mental health records with the feds. Senators voted 53-47 on a proposal from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that would reauthorize... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Democrats Step Up Attacks on Grassley

“Democrats are increasingly laying a hammer to Sen. Chuck Grassley as they seek to unseat the Iowa Republican,” The Hill reports. “Grassley’s Senate seat is widely handicapped as likely to stay in the GOP column, but Democrats believe the rise [...]

Morning Digest: The first poll of the Iowa Senate race gives Chuck Grassley just a 7-point edge

Leading Off: ? IA-Sen: In the first-ever poll of Iowa's Senate race, conducted a week after former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge won the Democratic primary, PPP finds veteran GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley leading her by a less-than-dominant 48-41 margin. Show More Summary

PPP: Chuck Grassley falls below 50 percent in his re-election campaign bid

Leading the blockade on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee is not helping Sen. Chuck Grassley back home. A new PPP poll shows he has a single-digit lead over Democrat Patty Judge, who just won her primary. Grassley is leading, with...Show More Summary

Chuck Grassley can't stop stepping in it, equates Justice Sotomayor statement to Trump's racism

In the ongoing saga of Sen. Chuck Grassley not holding up well under the intense scrutiny he's under for his Supreme Court blockade, add this incredibly ham-handed moment, in which he compared Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor'sShow More Summary

Trump Supporter Chuck Grassley Dissembles About Equating Trump's Racist Attacks on Judge with Justice Sotomayor's Words

"You just can't equate the two," Grassley said after he equated the two. Sen. Chuck Grassley Wednesday said he wasn’t equating Donald Trump's racist attacks on a U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s “Mexican heritage” with Supreme Court...Show More Summary

Chuck Grassley Compared Trump’s Attacks on a Judge to Sonia Sotomayor’s “Wise Latina” Remarks

Donald Trump’s criticisms of U.S District Judge Gonzalo Curiel have received backlash from pretty much everyone. But Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Grassley made a tepid attempt to defend the nominee’s remarks by comparing them to comments made by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her own ethnic background. Show More Summary

Iowa’s Biggest Newspaper Calls Chuck Grassley Spineless For Refusing To Stand Up To Trump

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Iowa's largest newspaper attacked the state's senior senator for praising Donald Trump and refusing to fill judicial vacancies in an editorial Wednesday. "As Edmund Burke said, the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing," The Des Moines Register wrote in the editorial. Show More Summary

Senator Grassley Re-introduced Bill to Ban Packers from Owning Livestock

Recently Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), reintroduced legislation - S. 2911 - that would make it unlawful for a meatpacking company to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter.   According to the National Farmers Union, livestock...Show More Summary

'The Judge Grassley can't ignore' trains her sights on the GOP senator

After winning her primary Tuesday, Iowa Democrat and former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge is ready to take on Sen. Chuck Grassley in November. Grassley's leadership in the GOP blockade of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland has been dogging him back home. Show More Summary

Grassley Defends Attack On Judge By Equating It To Sotomayor's 'Wise Latina' Comment

Someone needs to take Chuck Grassley aside for an evaluation of his mental acuity. I know this is a tough election season and he's got a fascist to defend, but this makes no sense. While defending Donald's hits on Judge Curiel, Grassley...Show More Summary

Chuck Grassley Compares Trump's Racism To Sonia Sotomayor Celebrating Diversity

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday downplayed Donald Trump's attack on a federal judge's Mexican heritage -- something that's thrown the GOP into chaos all week -- and said it's basically the same thing as Supreme...Show More Summary

The Judge Chuck Grassley Can’t Ignore

The Iowa Republican is running for his seventh term in the Senate, but this time, he faces a tough challenger amid growing criticism for his handling of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

Grassley sees a bizarre equivalence between Trump, Sotomayor

Chuck Grassley drawing a parallel between Trump and Sotomayor is sad, factually incorrect, and entirely unnecessary.

Iowa's lead paper: 'There are invertebrates that have shown more spine than Sen. Charles Grassley'

The Des Moines Register is not happy with Iowa's senior Sen. Chuck Grassley, not one bit. Just check out the headline to this op-ed: "Grassley ignores judicial crisis and Trump's racism." On judicial emergencies created by longstanding...Show More Summary

A Top Republican Senator’s Ridiculous Defense Of Donald Trump’s Racism

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) responds to Donald Trump's racism with a big ¯\_(?)_/¯ The post A Top Republican Senator’s Ridiculous Defense Of Donald Trump’s Racism appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Judge wins Democratic primary, will face Iowa Sen. Grassley

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats nominated Patty Judge on Tuesday to challenge Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, opting for a former lieutenant governor with a fitting name to make the case that the longtime Republican senator overreached by refusing hearings for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Judge defeated state Sen. Rob Hogg […]

Curiel and Empathy

From Jim’s report on Judge Curiel: “Empathy does not play a role in the judicial process,” Curiel wrote in response to questions from Senator Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), contradicting the perspective of President Obama. “A judge protects...Show More Summary

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