Muscatine Journal - Politics

YOUR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Fact check: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and n… Read more

Photos: Thousands rally in Virginia on anniversary of Charlottesville clash

White nationalists rallied in a park near the White House to mark the one-year anniversary of the events in Charlottesville that turned int… Read more

8 years of an Obama-Biden 'bromance,' in photos

When then President Barack Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden in January 2017, he referred to him as "the finest… Read more

ON THE TRAIL

Democratic Senate hopeful Raybould launches statewide TV ad

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jane Raybould has released a new statewide television ad highlighting her work in her family's grocery store chain. Read more

Correction: Russia Sanctions story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about a speech by British foreign secretary, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Britain was asking the United States to impose further sanctions on Russia. According to excerpts of a prepared speech in Washington, Jeremy Hunt said the European Union should "ensure its sanctions against Russia are comprehensive and that we truly stand shoulder to shoulder with the U.S." Read more

Governor's campaign demands stop to attack ad airings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An attorney for Democratic Gov. Kate Brown's re-election campaign is demanding that Oregon TV stations stop airing an attack advertisement, claiming the ad is illegal under state law because it's making false statements. Read more

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DIGITAL EXCLUSIVES

Microsoft Says It Stopped A Potential Russian-Linked Cyber Attack

States move quickly to tap into money for election security

ATLANTA (AP) — Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers. Read more

The Latest: Polls open for Wyoming's primary election

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local): Read more