• Many of you are taking a day off from work today, thanks to the federal government declaring this as a national holiday. So you might be dodging possible rain drops, or planning a cookout, or returning from a long weekend trip.
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  • Much was made in the news over the weekend of the big walkout of graduates as Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks at the Notre Dame commencement.
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  • Two important Iowa political figures from the 1980s and 1990s, from different sides of the political aisle, died this past weekend.
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  • The governor's office at the state capitol building in Des Moines is always a busy place. It's even more so when it's a proclamation signing day, a block of time set aside when the governor is seen in the official office, reading from a document that recognizes this group or that milestone, often surrounded by interested parties.
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  • It didn't take long for the anti-Trumpers in both major political parties to start throwing around the "I" word yesterday--impeachment. One Texas representative even took to the floor of the U.S. House to formally call for it.
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  • I'm often asked if things on the national political scene are odder these days, or if it's just that we know more about things due to so many sources of information including social media.
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  • This past Saturday, our radio station group here presented a concert featuring the band Kansas at McElroy Auditorium in Waterloo.
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  • The 2017 Iowa legislative session is now over. I know, they adjourned on April 22nd, but last Friday marked the real end of the session. That's when Gov. Terry Branstad completed his review of bills passed and signed the last batch into law.
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  • T'is the season for college graduation ceremonies; students graduated at the University of Northern Iowa last weekend, and will receive diplomas at the University of Iowa tomorrow.
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  • Of all the reaction I heard to the president firing the FBI director...what surprised me the most was the immediate pivot many on the right took, openly speculating that this could mean Hillary Clinton goes to prison for her handling of e-mail.
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