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Soybean question at debate spotlights Senate challenge facing Ernst in Iowa

Soybean question at debate spotlights Senate challenge facing Ernst in Iowa

Sen. Joni Ernst was already facing a tough reelection fight in Iowa — and then came the soybean question. At a televised debate late last week, when asked to state the price of soybeans in Iowa, she initially delivered a long response about trade policy, but didn’t answer the question. A veteran Iowa news anchor…MORE

Small tsunami generated by magnitude 7.5 earthquake that prompted evacuation orders

Small tsunami generated by magnitude 7.5 earthquake that prompted evacuation orders

The magnitude 7.5 earthquake near Sand Point, Alaska, generated a tsunami, Scott Langley with the National Tsunami Warning Center said Monday afternoon. Langley said the tsunami sent two waves, each measuring 130 centimeters (4 feet, 3 inches) high. But observers onshore reported the waves appeared to be 1.5 feet (45.7 centimeters) and 2 feet (61…MORE

TSA tops 1 million passenger screenings for the first time since March

TSA tops 1 million passenger screenings for the first time since March

Air travel appears to be on the rise after facing challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1 million passengers were screened by the Transportation Security Administration on Sunday, according to the agency. Airport screenings reached a total of 1.03 million people, the most since March 16. But that’s still down from the same day…MORE

Fact-checking Trump’s dishonest weekend: The President made at least 66 false or misleading claims in three days

President Donald Trump’s dishonesty is getting worse. Trump has been reliably deceptive for his entire presidency, filling his speeches and tweets with lies and other false statements. The frequency and magnitude of his deception tends to accelerate, however, during campaign season — when he complements his usual ad-libbed inaccuracy with a barrage of inaccurate statements…MORE

Biden campaign to remove retired general’s image from ad after he objects

Biden campaign to remove retired general’s image from ad after he objects

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign will remove the image of a retired Army general from an ad after the general objected to his inclusion. Retired Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, who once led the military campaign against ISIS, was featured in a Biden campaign advertisement that showed him walking alongside the former vice president during a visit…MORE

The Working Families Party, on the rise nationally, faces a defining test in New York

The Working Families Party, on the rise nationally, faces a defining test in New York

The Working Families Party endorsed progressive Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic presidential primary last year. When she dropped out earlier this year, the party threw its support to Sen. Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist from Vermont. But after a controversial change to election law in New York, the WFP needs a groundswell of…MORE