"The challenge facing our schools is unprecedented," said candidate Joe Biden last July. "President Trump has made it much worse. We had a window to get this right. And Trump blew it."

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Donald Trump says he has begun a political comeback campaign, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference last Sunday in Orlando, Florida, that he's considering a third run for the presidency in 2024.

During the 2020 campaign, candidate Joe Biden promised to undo President Donald Trump's border security policies. He pledged to halt all deportations for 100 days and allow asylum seekers who enter the United States illegally to stay in this country while their cases are considered, rather t…

"What any religious tradition ascribes as God's will is no concern of this Congress." New York Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, said this on the House floor during debate over the euphemistically named Equality Act.

It's one of the most basic questions of the U.S. Capitol riot investigation: What was the rioters' plan? What did they think was going to happen when they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, as Congress certified the results of the Electoral College?

Legally, Donald Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate. But politically, he has been found guilty by the American public. And the clash between those two judgments is creating a jagged split right down the middle of the Republican Party.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote to create an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. There's no doubt there needs to be an extensive investigation of the events surrounding the riot. But what is striking is that, even as Pelosi calls for an in…

A U.S. economic miracle lasting 20 years is the only way to heal us and benefit all Americans and unite a society that is dangerously fractured along political and socio-economic lines. Japan, Germany, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, et al. pulled off at one time or another an impressive eco…

For the second time in the course of his tumultuous presidency, Donald Trump is involved in an impeachment trial, this time for inciting a deadly riot in the Capitol.

At a press conference this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki moved the goal posts once again—claiming that the Biden Administration’s aim is to have more than 50 percent of schools offer “some teaching” in person “at least one day a week” by the 100th day of Joe Biden’s presidency.…

On Jan. 21, President Joe Biden's first full day in office, White House press secretary Jen Psaki began her briefing with this: "When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room." Now, the administr…

"(W)e will never again sow division. Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree and no one shall make them afraid." That's from Amanda Gorman's poem, "The Hill We Climb," which she read at the recent inauguration.

Shortly after President Biden took office, he proposed an immigration plan that would offer an eight-year path to full citizenship for 11 million immigrants who currently reside in the United States without legal status.

House Democratic impeachment managers have delivered to the Senate a single, hastily passed article of impeachment against former President Trump. A trial is set to begin on Feb. 9. It will be an event without precedent — the first time in U.S. history that a former president will be tried i…

President Trump is now former President Trump. With Joe Biden now President Biden, Democrats control the White House, the House and the Senate. An ambitious agenda lies ahead for the new Democratic administration. And yet there are signs that some Democrats' obsession with Donald Trump — the…

Inauguration Day will soon be upon us, and it can't come soon enough for millions of Americans.

Wednesday, Jan. 6 was a tragic day in our nation’s history. The very institution that millions of people from across the world revere, visit, and look to for democratic decision-making was pillaged by an angry mob incited by false hope.

Democrats started trying to remove President Donald Trump from office before he entered office. Now they are proposing to remove him from office after he leaves office.

On the morning of Jan. 5, a best-selling Christian author posted a picture of the Egyptian Coptic martyrs who were beheaded on a beach in Libya in 2015. Above the photo, the author asked: "What price are you willing to pay for what you believe in?"

From the start of President Donald Trump's administration, it was clear that he didn't and wouldn't accept the Constitutional rules that have long governed our nation.

Democrats and their allies in the press spent the last four years accusing President Donald Trump of being soft on Russia. And worse: Some called the president a Russian asset, a traitor, Putin's patsy and much, much more. It was all nonsense, because behind the rhetoric was the stark realit…

There are some high-minded legal principles written into Iowa laws and rulings by our state’s Supreme Court.

House Democratic leaders are trying to keep the espionage scandal surrounding Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell under tight control. But it's going to be an uphill battle. Republicans are pushing harder and harder to learn more about Swalwell's relationship with Chinese spy Ch…

Looking for a last-minute gift idea? Here's one: Donate to your local food bank, and send the folks on your annual card list a note, telling them you've made a contribution in their name.

This year in communities all over Iowa, the holiday season kicked off with long lines of idling cars. Our neighbors were not waiting to see displays of Christmas lights. They were not lining up to be first for the best shopping deals. They were not stuck in bumper-to-bumper holiday traffic.

Looking at reporting and discussion of the 2020 presidential campaign, has any word been misused as often as "misinformation"? In much political debate, it was used to mean "information I don't like," rather than something that was provably false. That confusion extends to a new survey of Am…

One of the more appalling moments in the recent history of the House of Representatives occurred recently in the Capitol Visitor Center. Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave her weekly news conference and said that she had changed her position on the issue of passing a coronavirus relief bill. For mont…

Of all the Presidents, there is no doubt that Franklin Delanor Roosevelt ranks among the top in terms of popular adulation.  He entered the White House during the worst part of the Great Depression and immediately, during his first one hundred days, initiated policies to alleviate the horrib…

A great many issues are competing for President-elect Biden's attention, and the combination of a surging pandemic and a struggling economy must be at the top of his priority list. But right behind those pressing problems should be an overhaul of the U.S. immigration system.

The Trump campaign's top lawyers — Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis — went into the weekend of the 21st on the offensive. On Thursday, they held a news conference vowing to prove the existence of a far-ranging conspiracy to defeat the president. They were pressing a case alleging un…

For the past six years—since Iowans first elected me to the United States Senate—I’ve completed my annual tradition of visiting each and every one of Iowa’s 99 counties. As a result, I’ve spent many Saturdays participating in what I call Main Street Tours, visiting mom and pop shops and hear…

Once the Covid19 horror has entered the medical history the way tuberculosis, smallpox, typhoid and the 1918-1919 flu have done then we can re-focus on improving the economy.

The presidential election count this week clearly shows Joe Biden winning, with nearly 80 million votes to President Donald Trump's total of 73.6 million votes. That earns Biden 306 Electoral College votes to Trump's tally of 232.

Last year, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, I joined a congressional delegation trip to visit U.S. troops, including Iowans, deployed in the Middle East. As a former company commander in Kuwait and Iraq, I understand the significance of our elected leaders being on-the-ground in warzones a…

Remember the debate over the meaning of the phrase "defund the police"? Repeated over and over on the progressive left, it seemed pretty clear — it meant that cities should no longer fund, and thus effectively abolish, their police forces. But some Democrats worried that embracing such a rad…

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