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Attorney General Barr Defends Federal Response To Protests Before House

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Matt McClain
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Attorney General William Barr appears before a House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

According to Orgeon Governor Kate Brown, federal troops will begin to withdraw from Portland, Ore.

In a wide-ranging hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, Attorney General William Barr gave his own view of recent protests across the country, including those in Portland, Oregon calling them “an assault on the government of the United States.”

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with political experts Jonathan Hassid and Karen Kedrowski about the top political headlines this week.


  • Jonathan Hassid, professor of political science, Iowa State University
  • Karen Kedrowski, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Iowa State University
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa