Immigration, politics overshadow DHS funding bill

Immigration, politics overshadow DHS funding bill

By Tyler Pager WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Tuesday blasted Republicans for using legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security as a political tool to undermine President Barack Obama’s executive actions easing immigration restrictions. The legislation,...
Ernst sworn in as Iowa’s new junior senator

Ernst sworn in as Iowa’s new junior senator

WASHINGTION-Joni Ernst, on the verge of becoming Iowa’s first female member of Congress, held her grandmother’s Bible tightly in her right hand, smiling wide, with her left hand raised, as she took the oath of office Tuesday in the U.S. Senate chamber. The new Sen....