Iowa Fights to Revive ‘Ag-Lag’ Law at Eighth Circuit Hearing

Counsel for Iowa’s governor argued Tuesday that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals should reverse a federal court ruling that struck down Iowa’s so-called “ag-gag” law that makes it a crime for undercover journalists or animal-rights activists to investigate and report on animal abuse in livestock facilities.

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Ultra-Right Congressman Fights His Own Party

Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he’s compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week’s primary aren’t raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival’s ads don’t mention the time King wondered when the term “white supremacist” became offensive.

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