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Sen. Chuck Grassley calls for probe into Treasury Dept.’s illegal staffing practices

By Brett Wolf and Emily Flitter ST LOUIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Senator Chuck Grassley is taking steps to make sure federal authorities are probing hiring practices of the Treasury Department’s anti-money laundering arm, FinCEN, after the division was caught illegally screening job candidates. Grassley, an Iowa Republican and ranking member…

Conservative radio host: Obama wants ‘an abortion in every household’

Conservative radio host Mark Levin recently blasted President Barack Obama for what he said was a policy of “an abortion in every household” with his health care reform law. During the debate over the Affordable Care Act in 2009, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) attempted to derail negotiations with an amendment…

Colbert issues Grassley-esque tweets

Stephen Colbert was so eager Tuesday evening to discuss Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) calling President Barack Obama “stupid” on Twitter that he decided to read the Senator’s grammatically challenged account. “Folks, this isn’t just tweeting, this is avant-garde, stream of consciousness poetry,” he said.  ”It’s Jack Kerouac typing On The Road with…

Chuck Grassley calls Obama ‘stupid’ on Twitter

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and his Twitter page made headlines again Saturday afternoon, as the senator called President Barack Obama “stupid” for his comments regarding the Supreme Court’s future ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Reacting to Obama’s comments this past week, in which the president labeled any overturn by…

Sens. Leahy, Grassley push to repair the STOCK Act

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) called for Congress to convene a conference committee to restore two amendments to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. “These are two of the most important and substantive provisions in the bill,” they said. “Without them the legislation would be…

Hacker cracks Sen. Grassley’s Twitter, corrects his grammar

A hacker claiming to be a “follower” of Anonymous gained access to the Twitter page of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Monday afternoon, posting a bevy of tweets intended to embarrass the long-time politician. He claimed he was particularly motivated by Grassley’s support of SOPA and PIPA, the anti-piracy bills recently…

Iowa Democrats ‘embarrassed’ by progressive group

The antics of the progressive group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) have gone too far, according to Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky. Thirty members of Iowa CCI confronted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) at his town hall event on Monday, where they questioned him about supporting the Paul…

White House dragging its feet on wiretapping rules

Citing the need to protect intellectual property and consumer information like the emails that were leaked in this week’s massive Epsilon hack, the Senate Judiciary Committee called a hearing Wednesday to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Committee member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) emphasized that while amending the law and…

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