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  • Iowa House Committee Passes Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | march 22, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Iowa bill to protect unborn babies from painful, late-term abortions is one step closer to becoming law. The Des Moines Register reports a state House subcommittee approved the bill on Wednesday, moving it forward to a full committee for consideration. Iowa Senate File 471, which passed the state Senate earlier this month, would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain. It also would allow abortions up to 24 weeks on unborn babies diagnosed with an anomaly considered to be “incompatible with life,” according to the report. An individual who violates the...
  • They’re Coming For Your Children

    03/16/2017 7:09:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Major cities along the East Coast may not have gotten the snowstorm meteorologists predicted this week, but every day snowflakes fly across the country on college campuses. These delicate student loan machines melt at the prospect of their “safe spaces” being invaded by things that are perfectly normal. We’re still a few years away from these participation-ribbon recipients even coming close to sniffing the reins of power, but if and when they do, we are screwed. I didn’t graduate college all that long ago, (December 2000, to be exact), but the culture on campuses has changed so dramatically in those...
  • ICE Operation Nets 86 Arrests Across 5 Midwestern States

    03/15/2017 6:35:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/15/17 | Michael Oakes
    United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 86 foreign nationals across five Midwestern states last week, including 26 in Minnesota. In a release Wednesday, the department said the operation targeted immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens over a three-day span. The operation included 32 arrests in Nebraska, 26 in Minnesota, 23 in Iowa, four in North Dakota and one in South Dakota. ICE said 52 of those arrested had prior convictions in addition to an undocumented status. Twenty-three had previously been deported and returned, which constitutes a felony. 
  • Female Drake U. Student Initiates Sex with Incapacitated Male, Lies About Key Details...

    03/15/2017 9:40:44 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    There are fundamental deprivations of justice, and then there's what happened to a male student at Drake University. The student, "John Doe," was expelled for sexual misconduct—ostensibly because he engaged in nonconsensual sex with a female student, "Jane Doe." In truth, John was punished for failing to realize quickly enough that he was actually the victim in the encounter. Drake officials still refuse to fix their mistakes. During the course of Drake's sexual misconduct investigation, administrators uncovered several pieces of evidence that made John's claim to victim status arguably stronger than Jane's: Jane had initiated the encounter, by her own...
  • Wearing red, white and blue lands high school students in hot water

    03/14/2017 4:21:55 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/13/2017
    Every heart beats true ‘neath the red, white and blue – although some people apparently see overt displays of patriotism as offensive to immigrants and refugees. George M. Cohan probably never thought about adding that coda to his patriotic anthem “You're a Grand Old Flag,” and the Iowa high school students who donned red, white and blue to support their men’s basketball team last week probably didn’t think about their actions being controversial. But the patriotic garb worn by some Valley High School students on Wednesday upset students at Des Moines North High School, which is described as being more...
  • Grassley probes FBI's ties to British spy who investigated Trump

    03/06/2017 7:23:46 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 March 2017 3:28pm EST | Jonathan Easley
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has opened an inquiry into allegations the FBI worked with the British spy who authored a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump during the 2016 election. In a Monday letter to FBI Director James Comey, Grassley asked for records pertaining to any agreements the agency may have had with Christopher Steele.[snip] “The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the...
  • These Iowans voted for Trump. Many of them are already disappointed.

    02/26/2017 4:43:56 PM PST · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2017
    Tom Godat, a union electrician who has always voted for Democrats, cast his ballot for Donald Trump last year as “the lesser of two evils” compared to Hillary Clinton. He’s already a little embarrassed about it. There’s a lot that Godat likes about President Trump, especially his pledge to make the country great again by ignoring lobbyists, challenging both political parties and increasing the number of good-paying jobs.
  • Emotional Crowd Yells After Sen. Ernst as Town Hall Meeting Wraps

    02/22/2017 11:11:46 AM PST · by No_More_Harkin · 75 replies
    WhoTV.com ^ | FEBRUARY 21, 2017 | DAN HENDRICKSON
    MAQUOKETA, Iowa -- The national trend of Republican lawmakers facing angry crowds of constituents arrived in Iowa today. Tuesday afternoon Sen. Joni Ernst sat through a 45 minute town hall meeting in Maquoketa. After taking her final question the crowd showered her with boos and chants of "Do your job."
  • Constitutional Provision for Right to Arms Likely for Iowa

    02/21/2017 5:35:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Iowa is one of only six states that does not have some sort of protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the state Constitution. The other five states are California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Minnesota. One of the reasons for this lack is the difficult process that a state constitutional amendment has to undergo to be passed in Iowa.  First, the amendment must be passed by the General Assembly. Then an election must occur. Then the amendment must be passed a second time. Finally, the amendment is to be presented to the people,...
  • Known for political temperance, Iowa moves sharply right

    02/19/2017 7:15:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 19, 2017 8:25 PM EST | Thomas Beaumont
    After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors. It was one of four states — along with Kentucky, Missouri and New Hampshire — that flipped to complete GOP control in the November election, but Iowa’s rush of new legislation has been the most intense. In an all-night session last week, Iowa lawmakers approved a bill similar to one enacted in Wisconsin six years ago that strips most public sector unions of long-held collective bargaining rights, including health insurance. […] Among other items, Republicans also are...
  • No Bibles in Iowa: The Curious Case of Cedar Rapids

    02/12/2017 2:20:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2/9/17 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    Every year, the American Bible Society and Barna Group rank 100 of the nation’s most Bible-minded cities—that is, how many people read the Bible at least once a week and who strongly believe the Bible is accurate. And every year, cities from the Bible Belt—Chattanooga or Birmingham or Knoxville—come in first, while cities from the coasts—San Francisco or Boston or Albany—come in last. It’s all fairly predictable, except for one city: Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cedar Rapids, the second-largest city in Iowa, has ranked in the bottom five for the past four years, and its percentage of Bible readers and believers...
  • Anti-sanctuary city bill targeting cities, universities advances in Iowa House

    02/09/2017 10:50:09 PM PST · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/3/2017 | AP
    An Iowa legislative panel has approved a bill to restrict the state, cities, counties and universities from enacting policies that prevent them from helping to carry out federal immigration laws. The legislation prohibits enacting so-called sanctuary cities, which are municipalities that have adopted policies limiting local cooperation with federal immigration officials... About two dozen people attended a hearing Thursday to speak in opposition to the bill. No one, except for two Republican lawmakers who voted to advance the bill, spoke in favor of the changes. “This bill is coming from thousands of Iowans who are demanding that our immigration laws...
  • Out of work: Chelsea Clinton's husband Marc Mezvinsky shut down his hedge fund in December just

    02/08/2017 6:52:59 PM PST · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 2/8/2017 | Chris Spargo
    (Full article title: Out of work: Chelsea Clinton's husband Marc Mezvinsky shut down his hedge fund in December just weeks after Hillary lost election) Marc Mezvinsky quietly shut down his hedge fund Eaglevale Partners back in December. Bloomberg reports that Mr. Chelsea Clinton and his partners are now working to return money to investors, including Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein. The decision to shutter the fund came just a few weeks after Mezvinsky's mother-in-law Hillary lost the election to president Donald Trump. Mezvinsky has kept a low profile ever since Hillary's loss in the election, but was photographed by...
  • Planned Parenthood Losing Control of Narrative and State Funds in Iowa, Life Advocate Says

    02/04/2017 4:08:21 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 5 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2017 | Brandon Showalter
    Iowa may become the latest state to strip government funds from abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. According to an Iowa pro-life advocate who spoke with The Christian Post, pro-abortionists will not only soon lose funds but are losing control of their narrative. The Iowa state Senate voted 30-20 Thursday to defund groups that provide abortions and steer three million state dollars to women's health centers and comprehensive clinics that do not offer them. The vote fell along party lines with 29 Republicans and one independent voting for the measure and all Democrats opposing it, according to the Quad City Times....
  • Anonymous donor spends $13,250 to pay lunch debts for 148 students (Iowa)

    01/29/2017 9:17:49 AM PST · by bgill · 27 replies
    kvue ^ | Jan. 28, 2017 | im Norvell
    An anonymous donor has paid off lunch debts for 148 Johnston elementary school students whose accounts were in the red by $10 or more. The donation, totaling $13,250, was made Jan. 9. It benefited students in kindergarten through fifth grade in all five Johnston elementary schools, said Laura Sprague, director of communications. The Johnston Partnership also runs a program called Friday Friends that provides a packet of food for students to eat over the weekend. Each backpack costs around $8.15 per week and the program relies on donations.
  • The ‘Fry, Moore, Bacon’ Resolution passes Iowa House

    01/28/2017 8:09:56 AM PST · by mr_griz · 22 replies
    KMA Land ^ | O. Kay Henderson
    (Des Moines) -- Three lawmakers with a unique combination of names led an effort in the Iowa House to recognize the “economic importance” of Iowa’s pork industry. The Iowa House passed the resolution to coincide with the annual Iowa Pork Congress, which wrapped up Thursday. Representatives Joel Fry of Osceola, Tom Moore of Griswold and Rob Bacon of Slater read the resolution aloud, then the house speaker summed things up: “House Resolution 3: Fry, Moore, Bacon. All those in favor say aye. Those opposed shall say no.” There were no naysayers, but a few pun-lovers took note. Perhaps house members...
  • Man rescues burning US flag from Iowa City protesters

    01/27/2017 7:12:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 1/27/17
    A man wielding a fire extinguisher has rescued a burning U.S. flag from protesters in Iowa City. Organizers told the Iowa City Press-Enterprise (http://icp-c.com/2jwzPSC ) that Thursday's demonstration across from the Old Capitol Mall was aimed at racial and social injustice and U.S. imperialism. "When I see the flag, I see racial injustice," said Paul Osgerby of Iowa City. "I see social injustice from Native American genocide to African-American slavery to failing to recognize women as citizens until the 20th century." The protesters' actions drew angry comments from some bystanders. Bob Guyer, a witness, said the act was disrespectful to...
  • Fed Ex hero saves flag from protestors

    01/27/2017 8:24:18 AM PST · by HereInTheHeartland · 16 replies
    Fed Ex guy wades into protestors all alone and rescues a flag
  • Hart, Lind trade heated emails (racism in Waterloo IA city politics)

    01/27/2017 8:23:35 AM PST · by newgeezer · 4 replies
    Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier ^ | Jan 27, 2017 | TIM JAMISON
    WATERLOO, Iowa — Mayor Quentin Hart has accused Councilman Tom Lind of “racist, derogatory, partisan” threats in a testy email exchange over his decision to appoint a communications director. The emails provided anonymously to The Courier but confirmed by both parties relate to Hart’s decision to hire Wendy Bowman to work 10 to 15 hours a week promoting the city’s image. “Not appropriate without council approval,” Lind said in a Jan. 22 email. “You work for us. Obama (yesterday) is gone.” Hart responded Lind’s “racist, derogatory, partisan threats have no impact on me and never will.” “I have not done...
  • Trump-hating flag burners in Iowa absolutely, positively foiled

    01/27/2017 6:07:06 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 27, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s your feel-good video of the day. The Supreme Court may rule that flag burning is protected expression under the First Amendment, but that doesn’t mean that it is acceptable to endanger ordinary citizens, who also have rights to express themselves. In this case, with a fire extinguisher.
  • OU football player suspended indefinitely following CTX armed robberies arrest (Waco, TX)

    01/18/2017 2:51:18 PM PST · by bgill · 36 replies
    KXXV-TV ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | Kandace Thomas
    University of Oklahoma defensive back and former La Vega High School football player Parrish Cobb turned himself into police Tuesday night, after being accused of three armed robberies in Central Texas, according to Waco Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Patrick Swanton. Cobb, 19, is facing an aggravated robbery charge for an armed robbery that happened near the Baylor campus on Jan. 10. He's also accused of being involved in the armed robbery that happened on campus outside the McLane Student Life Center on Jan. 7. The Bellmead Police Department had also issued a warrant for his arrest after an armed robbery...
  • Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions

    01/18/2017 9:44:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    AP ^ | January 18, 2017 | Staff
    Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. The proposal, which was endorsed Tuesday by a GOP-led three-member panel of lawmakers, would permit the woman to file a lawsuit at any point in her life, something that goes against typical statute of limitation rules. It could also make the state vulnerable to costly court challenges.
  • In Iowa, Trump Voters Are Unfazed by Controversies

    01/12/2017 3:50:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | TRIP GABRIEL
    MONTICELLO, Iowa — The Table of Knowledge was delving into President-elect Donald J. Trump’s plans to upend government, and marveling at how he had forced his fellow Republicans in the House to reverse themselves on gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics. “He’s getting responses; things are happening,” Jerry Retzlaff, a retiree, said. “He got Congress to turn themselves around with one tweet.” “There’s no secret the press doesn’t like him, and neither does a lot of the leadership,” he added. “And that’s because he’s planning on making a lot of changes.” The eight men around a rectangular table, sipping coffee...
  • Inauguration Watch Party! Springfield Illinois Jan 20th 2017

    01/10/2017 6:37:55 PM PST · by chicagolady · 16 replies
    Eventbrite ^ | 1/10/2017 | Chicagolady
    Donald J Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America! Come and watch this event on big screen TV, with fellow Patriots! Lunch and Champagne toast included with your 25 dollar ticket. Tickets must be purchased by Monday January 16th 2017. Please freepmail me for more info
  • Iowa Secretary of State Pate rolls out voter ID proposal

    01/05/2017 3:34:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | January 5, 2017
    Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is asking legislators to quickly approve a bill that would require voters to show some form of identification before casting a ballot. “This bill will make it difficult to cheat the system,” Pate says. The bill Pate seeks would require Iowans to show a driver’s license, a military ID, their passport or a voter ID card issued by his office to be eligible to vote in their precinct on Election Day.
  • Man charged with false unemployment claims in 3 states

    12/30/2016 3:56:04 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Dec 2016
    A California man has been charged with setting up fake businesses in three states, then using names taken from temporary visas issued to student visitors on a cultural exchange to obtain more than $355,000 in unemployment benefits for nonexistent workers, federal prosecutors in Iowa said in court documents. Nikolai Monastyrski is charged in federal court in Iowa with wire and mail fraud related to the scheme that prosecutors say he perpetrated there as well as in Illinois and Pennsylvania. A complaint filed Nov. 10 by Dana Johnson, a Chicago-based U.S. Department of Labor special agent, says Monastyrski was able to...
  • Trump’s embrace helps Iowa family cope with death of daughter killed by illegal immigrant

    12/23/2016 2:22:20 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — There was a time when Scott Root and Michelle Wilson-Root looked forward to Christmas, but not this year. Their 21-year-old daughter, Sarah Root, was killed Jan. 31 by Eswin Mejia, an illegal immigrant from Honduras accused of plowing into the back of her vehicle as he street-raced while drunk in Omaha, Nebraska. He skipped bail. Nearly a year later, he remains a fugitive. For the Roots, this is the first Christmas without her, their first since the tragedy put them on a path with President-elect Donald Trump, who brought national attention to the case as part...
  • Newsweek reporter retracts report of Trump supporters booing John Glenn

    12/09/2016 12:17:29 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 45 replies
    Newsweek senior political reporter Kurt Eichenwald is backing away from his report that supporters of Donald Trump booed when the president-elect eulogized the astronaut John Glenn at an Iowa rally Thursday night. Eichenwald's retraction came three hours after the original message about jeering at the Trump rally. "Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today's rally," Eichenwald wrote in the original tweet, which has now been deleted. "A real American hero risked his life for us. He got booed." The original message was retweeted more than 4,200 times and received 4,300 likes. Footage of the event...
  • Donald Trump Rally in Des Moines, Iowa 12/8/16 video

    12/09/2016 3:24:26 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    C-Span ^ | 12/8/2016
    President-elect Donald Trump spoke to supporters at a victory rally in Des Moines, Iowa. He welcomed onstage Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA), his nominee for U.S. Ambassador to China. In remarks, President-elect Trump discussed the election results, his first 100 days in office and acknowledged the passing of former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn (D-OH). Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered introductory remarks. One hour video at the link:
  • LIVE:Trump USA Thank You Tour Rally 12/08/2016 Des Moines, IA @ 7pm CT

    12/08/2016 5:45:02 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 443 replies
    Thursday, December 8, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J Trump USA Thank You Tour Rally in Des Moines, IA at the Iowa Events Center. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM CT. Iowa Events Center
  • Trump Picks Iowa Governor Branstad As US Ambassador To China, Beijing Calls Him "Old Friend"

    12/07/2016 9:00:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/07/2016
    As reported in Frontrunning, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China, choosing a longstanding friend of Beijing after rattling the world's second-largest economy by speaking to Taiwan's president. Earlier in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang called Branstad an "old friend" of China when asked about a report on the appointment, although he added Beijing would work with any U.S. ambassador.The appointment of Branstad will likely ease trade tensions between the two countries, the world's two biggest agricultural producers, diplomats and trade experts said according to Reuters. It also suggests...
  • Iowa governor favored to be next ambassador to China: report

    12/03/2016 11:54:42 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    Branstad's core appeal may be his long-standing friendship with the Chinese President Xi Jinping that spans back decades, Bloomberg noted. The pair first met in 1985 when Xi was visiting Iowa as an agricultural official, according to Bloomberg. Since their first meeting, Branstad and Xi forged a friendship around their mutual interest in agriculture.
  • After 20 years as Senate Democrats’ floor leader, Gronstal exits

    11/18/2016 4:47:55 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2016 | BY O. KAY HENDERSON
    The long-time leader of Democrats in the Iowa Senate is cleaning out his capitol office after 34 years in the legislature. “I’ve had a great run at this, great fun, learned a lot,” says Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs. Last week, Gronstal was defeated in his bid for another term in the state senate. Gronstal told Radio Iowa he has no real regrets
  • Iowa Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Strips Funding for Safe Spaces at Public School (Video)

    11/17/2016 5:08:00 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 16th, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Iowa State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann elaborated on a bill he has put forth that would eliminate funding for so-called “safe spaces” at public schools. Among the reasons for Kaufmann’s effort included rising and skyrocketing tuition costs and such activities do not adequately prepare those learning for life, he said. “I saw schools with rising skyrocketing tuition costs were also finding new money and expenditures for things such as cry rooms,” he said. “I was hearing reports of rooms where you could play with Playdough and you could color on books and talk...
  • Iowa Lawmaker Proposes ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup’ Bill Following President-Elect Protests

    11/16/2016 6:25:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 11/16/16
    An Iowa lawmaker is urging anyone who's unhappy with the president-elect to "suck it up." Representative Bobby Kaufmann is proposing what he calls the "suck it up, buttercup" bill. He says protests on Interstate 80 last week sparked the idea. The bill would clarify state laws about highway protests. It would also fine schools that use tax dollars to support what he calls "cry rooms" for students upset about the outcome of an election. “You've got a right to be a brat,” said Representative Kaufmann. “You've got a right to protest, that's constitutionally protected. But you do not have a...
  • 'Suck it up': Lawmaker wants to cut funding for schools coddling students over Trump

    11/16/2016 3:18:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 16, 2016
    An Iowa lawmaker is looking to slash funding for public colleges spending money on grief counseling and other kid-glove treatment for students upset over last week’s presidential election results -- telling snowflakes everywhere: “Suck it up, buttercup.” Since Donald Trump’s upset victory last Tuesday, colleges across the country have brought in therapy dogs, canceled exams and held “cry-ins” on campus. But Republican state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann says he will introduce a “suck it up, buttercup” bill in January when the Iowa State Legislature resumes, in a bid to fight back against campus coddling. The bill would hit taxpayer-funded state universities...
  • Iowa woman livestreams coffee shop rant directed at police officers

    11/16/2016 11:00:09 AM PST · by Lorianne · 18 replies
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  • Steve King Unable To Defend His Accusation Against Sarah Palin (Paid To Endorse Trump!?!)

    11/15/2016 7:43:53 PM PST · by Sontagged · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 3, 2016 | LizThatLiz
    February 1st, 2016 • Congressman Steve King of Iowa accused Sarah Palin of "selling" her endorsement to Donald Trump. Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper to provide any evidence of the "explosive charge", King was unable to provide an answer.
  • Iowa Lawmaker Introduces ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup’ Bill in Response to Election-Related Protests

    11/15/2016 7:09:41 PM PST · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 15, 2016 | ETF News
    An Iowa lawmaker has one thing to say to state universities that spend taxpayer dollars on election-related sit-ins and grief counseling: “Suck it up, buttercup.” “I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) to the Des Moines Register. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.” Kaufmann plans to introduce new legislation in January that he calls...
  • Iowa lawmaker's 'suck it up, buttercup' bill targets protests

    11/15/2016 10:49:21 AM PST · by Subcutaneous Fishstick Blues · 6 replies
    Iowa City Press-Citizen | 11/14/2016 | Brianne Pfannenstiel
    One Iowa lawmaker has a message for any state university that spends taxpayer dollars on grief counseling for students upset at the outcome of last week’s presidential election: “Suck it up, buttercup.” “I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.” Kaufmann plans to introduce a piece of legislation he’s...
  • Obama Takes Swipe at Hillary at his Presser

    11/14/2016 1:07:30 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    Vanity
    "I won Iowa not because of the demographics, but because I visited Iowa 87 times. I went to almost every county. I went to every county fair I could find and I talked with people. And I knew that I wasn't going to win every county. But maybe I lost some by 20 points instead of 50 points. We have to campaign everywhere."
  • Iowa Rep to introduce 'Suck It Up Buttercup' Bill to claw back School tax $s spent on cry baby.....

    11/12/2016 1:53:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    whoradio.iheart.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Staff Writer
    FULL TITLE: Iowa Rep to introduce 'Suck It Up Buttercup' Bill to claw back School tax $s spent on cry baby reaction to election result - AUDIO The Chairman of the Iowa House Oversight Committee, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, has vowed to conduct a full investigation to discover every Dollar spent by State Schools on safe zones, counselling, cancelled exams and other 'cry baby' reactions to Tuesday's election result. Once his investigation produces a number, his Suck It Up Buttercup Bill will if passed, multiply that $ number by three and remove it from those school budgets next year. LISTEN BELOW
  • Republicans Add to Their Dominance of State Legislatures

    11/09/2016 9:17:42 PM PST · by JediJones · 21 replies
    Governing ^ | 11/9/16 | Alan Greenblatt
    The GOP successfully defended its majorities in most chambers, and also picked up chambers in Kentucky and Iowa, giving the party full control of those states. Democrats went into this election controlling the governorship, Senate and House in just seven states...Now, they control just four states. "In short, Republicans bested expectations," Republicans not only picked up the Kentucky House and the Iowa Senate, but unseated the top Democratic leaders in both... The Kentucky House was the last chamber controlled by Democrats in the South. Their gains in Iowa and Kentucky mean the GOP has won the trifecta in those states,...
  • GOP’s Dan Dawson ends Mike Gronstal’s more than 30-year tenure in the Iowa Legislature

    11/09/2016 5:12:14 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    The long legislative career of Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has ended. The Democrat who has represented Council Bluffs and Carter Lake in the Iowa Legislature for more than 30 years lost his re-election bid Tuesday. Gronstal first won election to the Iowa Senate in November 1984. Before that, he served one term in the Iowa House. Republican challenger Dan Dawson said Tuesday that he was “humbled” to be elected. Dawson, who serves in the Army Reserve and has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, is a special agent with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
  • Iowa Absentee Ballots RECEIVED Statistics (2012 vs 2016)

    11/07/2016 4:19:47 PM PST · by Ravi · 22 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 11/7/16 | me
    Iowa early voting advantage for Democrats has been reduced by 25,000 from 2012. Important because Dems use early voting primarily in Iowa and GOP has huge advantage on election day. So the goal is to keep early voting margin down in Iowa.
  • Blue-Collar Wave In Midwest States Could Carry Donald Trump To Oval Office

    11/07/2016 7:24:01 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 7, 2016 | Neil Munro
    Silver’s analysis shows Trump has gained 6 points over Romney in Ohio and Iowa, and has closed the gap with Hillary Clinton down to almost error-margin levels in crucial Michigan and Pennsylvania. That midwestern success is what gives Trump a one-third chance of winning the election, said Silver. “Clinton underperforming Obama’s 2012 forecast by *4 points* in the Midwest. That’s a major liability,” he tweeted. On Sunday night, according to RealClearPolitics’s average of polls, Clinton was ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania by just 2.4 points (46 percent to 43.6 percent), and ahead in Michigan by 4.7 points (44.7 percent to...
  • Trump winning the youth vote in a critical swing state

    11/06/2016 3:27:50 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    A Des Moines Register poll released on Saturday showed Trump holding an impressive seven-point lead overall against Hillary Clinton; his lead was so large in fact that he was also beating the Democrat with millennial voters 43 to 38 percent.
  • Iowa poll: Trump up 7 points over Clinton

    11/06/2016 9:00:08 AM PST · by knak · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/6/16 | cnn
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 7 points in Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register poll of likely voters released Saturday evening. The poll found Trump with 46% to Clinton's 39%, while Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein caught 6% and 1% of likely voters, respectively. About 5% of respondents said they did not want to disclose their choice; 2% said they would vote for someone else or not at all, and the remaining 1% said they weren't sure or didn't remember. Sixty eight percent of respondents said they were unhappy with their choices in...
  • 5 Rallies Today! Sioux City, IA-Minneaepolis, MN- Sterling Heights, MI-Moon Twp, PA-Leesburg, VA.

    11/06/2016 1:43:51 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,520 replies
    Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Sioux City, IA at the Sioux City Convention Center at 12:00 PM CT. Sioux City Convention Center trump Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar at 2:00 PM CT. Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Sterling Heights, MI at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. Live coverage at 6:00 PM ET. Freedom Hill Amphitheater...
  • Bernie Sanders tells voters in Ames that campaign is not a popularity contest

    11/05/2016 11:42:46 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
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