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  • New Steele evidence strengthens Durham prosecution as frustration over inaction grows

    07/10/2020 1:36:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Bentley Media Group ^ | July 10, 2020 | John Solomon
    A British court decision unmasks new evidence of FBI abuses in the Russia collusion probe. It was in London that the whole Russia collusion caper began four years ago, so it seems only fitting that as the discredited probe enters its final phase that damning new evidence of the FBI’s failures would emerge back in England. This week when a British judge ruled against the former FBI human source Christopher Steele, the decision delivered more than an order for the former spy’s company to pay damages to two Russian businessmen maligned by his dossier. It also introduced new incontrovertible evidence...
  • New polls after BLM riots and Trump Mount Rushmore speech show coming Trump landslide

    07/09/2020 8:30:05 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 92 replies
    Steve Turley YouTube Channel ^ | July 8 2020 | Steve Turley
    Skip the first 2 minutes to avoid his commercials. Nice piece from Dr Steve Hurley. Highlights. 1. New Express poll has Trump tied with Biden at 47% each. 2. In case you think it's an outlier, Zogby also had a poll June 30th with Trump and Biden tied at 46% each. (Not to mention the Harris poll which had the gap between Biden and Trump down to just 4%). 3. The Express poll had Trump on course to win the crucial swing states including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where Trump outpolls Biden by 48 percent to 44...
  • Iowa governor challenges authority of city governments to mandate face coverings

    07/09/2020 10:45:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner. ^ | July 08, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    The governor of Iowa says she won't allow cities in her state to mandate mask-wearing because they do not possess the authority to do so. ... Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said city governments cannot implement such orders because they conflict with her public health disaster proclamation. ... unless the local government’s declaration or proclamation is consistent with the state proclamation, unless it’s consistent, then it’s not appropriate, or it doesn't go into effect." Reynolds deceleration comes after Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson ordered a citywide mask mandate
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • Antifa Kill Girl's Sister (Davenport, Iowa)

    06/02/2020 7:09:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/02/20
    The video of the sister says it all. https://twitter.com/redwins3_first/status/1267715155372244993?s=20 
  • A handful of Republican senators say they won't be attending the GOP convention

    07/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 59 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/8/2020 | Allan Smith
    he senators skipping out include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The lawmakers gave varying reasons for why they won't be at President Donald Trump's renominating convention. Some of those senators are not among Trump's favorites.
  • Grassley: Senate would 'probably' override Trump veto of defense bill

    07/07/2020 9:07:30 AM PDT · by RandFan · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is warning that Congress would likely override President Trump if he vetoes a mammoth defense policy bill amid the fight over a plan to rename Army bases named after Confederate figures. Grassley, during a call with Iowa reporters on Monday, said he hoped Trump wouldn't veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is set to pass the Senate later this month, over the base renaming. "If it came to overriding a veto, we’d probably override the veto," Grassley told Iowa reporters on a conference call this week. A spokesman for Grassley confirmed the remarks, which...
  • Jon Coen for IA House

    A friend of mine is running for a state House seat in Iowa. He's a great guy and a real conservative and has already won his primary. https://www.facebook.com/joncoenforiahouse
  • Republican Senator Grassley to skip party's convention due to virus concerns

    07/06/2020 4:35:12 PM PDT · by Coronal · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 6, 2020 | Jarrett Renshaw
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will skip President Donald Trump’s presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in August due to coronavirus concerns, a spokesman for the senator confirmed on Monday. The 86-year-old Iowa Republican has attended each of his party’s conventions since he was first elected to the Senate in 1980. His decision not to travel to Florida for this year’s event underscores broader concerns about holding mass gatherings as coronavirus cases there surge. “I’m not going to go because of the virus situation,” Grassley told reporters on Monday, according to a report in the Des...
  • Black high school baseball player says fans yelled 'You should have been George Floyd' and 'Get back to the fields'

    07/05/2020 12:23:57 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/3/20 | Alisha Ebrahimji
    (CNN)Competitive banter on the field during baseball games is a norm between teams and typically stretches into the bleachers among fans, but one school district in Iowa is saying comments made during a high school game crossed the line. A Black player for Charles City High School heard "several bigoted comments yelled from the crowd" during a game played at Waverly-Shell Rock High on June 27, according to an online statement from the Charles City Community School district and information from the school district communications director. The school district didn't name the player. Jeremiah Chapman, who says he's the only...
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 300 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • Des Moines Police Attacked By Protestors

    07/01/2020 6:36:35 PM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 82 replies
    Police officers attacked and officers gun was taken away briefly
  • How Joni Ernst's New Bill Would Help End Anarchy in the Streets

    06/26/2020 7:09:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/26/2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's time to stop the anarchy. And Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) believes one way to do that is to threaten to withhold funds from any cities or states that continue to let rioters rule the streets. The Ending Taxpayer Funding of Anarchy Act is pretty self-explanatory. "For fiscal year 2021, and each fiscal year thereafter, a State or political subdivision of a State that is an anarchist jurisdiction at any time during a fiscal year may not receive Federal financial assistance from an executive agency during that fiscal year," the bill reads. “Anarchy cannot continue on our streets," Sen. Ernst...
  • WATCH: Sen. Grassley on Flynn vindication and notes re: Obama/Biden meeting

    06/25/2020 8:31:07 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    SHARYL ATTKISSON.com ^ | June 25,2020 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    Today, Flynn’s legal team also released Strzok’s notes regarding a meeting between Obama, Biden, Comey, Sally Yates and Susan Rice. Those notes appear to show several important things: Comey said the Flynn calls with the Russian ambassador “appear legit.” Obama ordered Comey to “look at things.” Obama directed that “the right people” investigate Flynn. Biden appeared to raise the Logan Act. Well, if it was “legit” then why “look at things”? If it was “legit,” why would Biden mention the Logan Act? These notes raise legitimate questions. For example, did Obama and Biden deliberately take steps in the final hours...
  • Grassley places hold on two Trump nominees in push for explanation of watchdog firings

    06/04/2020 1:41:40 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Thursday that he is placing a hold on two of President Trump's nominees, saying the administration provided an "inadequate response" to his questions about the firing of two inspectors general. Grassley is placing a hold on Christopher Miller's nomination to be the director of the National Counterterrorism Center over the firing of intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. He is also placing a hold on Marshall Billingslea's nomination to be the undersecretary for arms control and international security at the State Department for the ousting of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick. Grassley said...
  • State Department accuses fired IG of obtaining official documents, accessing office after dismissal

    06/09/2020 10:44:16 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 34 replies
    fox news ^ | 6/9/2020 | Rich Edson, Alex Pappas
    A top State Department official has accused Steve Linick, the department’s fired inspector general, of contacting a former colleague, obtaining official documents and returning to his former office -- all in violation of the terms of his administrative leave, Fox News has learned. In a letter to Linick's attorney, obtained by Fox News, the State Department Under Secretary for Management Brian Bulatao says “in the days before his Congressional testimony, he sent a text message to the Deputy Inspector General, Diana Shaw, requesting a copy of the DOD IG report on the origins of a leak of a draft State...
  • Fired State Department IG Sent Confidential Info to His Personal Email Accounts

    06/12/2020 9:43:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/12/2020 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department inspector general whose recent dismissal ignited a political firestorm sent copies detailing a sensitive investigation to his personal email account, according to a probe into his conduct run by the Defense Department's inspector general. The inquiry report, dated March 17, confirms that fired State Department inspector general Steve Linick was the subject of a broad investigation related to the leaks of politically charged materials to journalists, specifically a draft evaluation report into Brian Hook, the State Department’s top Iran official. The report, which was provided to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, concluded that while Linick was permitted...
  • Iowa Grandma Attempts To Troll Trump Into Speaking In Front Of An Empty Auditorium

    06/17/2020 7:25:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | June 16, 2020 | Chris White
    A 51-year-old Iowa woman has led an effort get President Donald Trump to address an empty auditorium when he speaks at a campaign rally next week. Mary Jo Laupp posted a video on video sharing platform TikTok last week encouraging her followers to register for Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma and then not attend. The plan is designed to purchase as many tickets as possible, forcing the president to address a largely empty auditorium on June 20. “All of those of us that want to see this 19,000 seat auditorium barely filled or completely empty go reserve tickets now and...
  • Republican Senators Souring On Trump’s Federal Reserve Pick Stephen Moore

    04/30/2019 3:52:33 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 4/30/19 | Lydia O'Connor
    Republican senators on Tuesday began vocalizing their opposition to Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, amid widespread criticism that the economic commentator is unfit for the job. Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) both told reporters that they’re not confident in Moore, whom many economists have called out as a partisan pick more known for promoting conservative fiscal policy than for having any economic expertise. Ernst, the first Republican to speak out, told CNN it was “very unlikely” that she’d support Moore’s nomination and that she didn’t believe he would be...
  • Sen. Ernst: President Has 'a Number of Flaws'

    04/19/2017 10:05:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    en. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said President Donald Trump has "a number of flaws" but she supports many of his policies. When asked about Trump's comments about women and the disabled, she said, "Would you say they're character flaws? I think it's more than character flaws. Well, and I think that we have a president that has a number of flaws," she said at a Tuesday town hall meeting in Iowa, according to KTIV in Wall Lake, Iowa. She then said she and the president share the same opinions on a number of policy issues. "I think I support a majority...