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Joe Biden in Siouxland to Promote Health Care Plan, 5:32

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This afternoon, former Vice President and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was in Siouxland.  He was in Le Mars talking about his approach to improving health care and insurance coverage for all Americans. 

Biden unveiled a plan yesterday that would add a "public option" to "Obamacare," with expanded coverage paid for by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Biden will be in Sioux City tonight at Country Celebrations.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is doing his best to straddle a very thin line as to whether President Trump’s tweet on Sunday about four Democratic women in Congress was racist. Democrats in the U.S. House say they’ll pass a resolution condemning the president’s tweet as racist.

Grassley was asked about the president’s tweet, which said the four black, Muslim or Hispanic women should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” Grassley said, “Racism is wrong,” and that he wanted to promote civility. Iowa’s other U.S. Senator, Republican Joni Ernst, when asked yesterday if she thought Trump’s comment was racist, said she did think so.  

The Iowa Environmental Council says the state’s approach to reducing nutrient runoff into waterways has been slow to meet its goals, six years into having a strategy in place.

In an analysis it released this morning (Tuesday), the council says at the current pace of adoption, it would take 90 years to meet the goal of 60 percent of corn and soybean acres having a cover crop.

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