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  • “I Make My Morning Coffee With the Tears of Liberals”

    10/14/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/14/17 | John Hinderacker
    So said our own Steve Hayward to a college Republican group in Minnesota last week. For your daily dose of schadenfreude, check out the New York Times’s lament over Iowa’s swing to the right: There is little to suggest a future for the [Democratic] party here in this once reliable Democratic stronghold, at least in races on the national level. President Trump easily carried this county in the 2016 election, and Iowa as a whole; the only counties Hillary Clinton won were in metropolitan areas or university towns.Iowa’s dramatic change has been both abrupt and a long time in coming....
  • How Trump flipped this rural Iowa county by 42 points

    07/31/2017 2:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2017 | Daniel Allott
    CRESCO, Iowa — It wasn’t long after Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination that Laura Hubka realized how little excitement there was for Clinton among Howard County residents. “I went out and started knocking on doors for Hillary Clinton, and making phone calls,” Hubka, who leads Howard County’s Democratic Party, said when I met with her in late June. “I got hung up on, some guy chased me out of his yard with a rake, the unions complained a lot. There was a lot of yelling at doors.” Iowa and Howard County, with fewer than 10,000 people, had never...
  • 'Give the Guy a Chance' Iowa Trump Supporters Say

    01/18/2017 2:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 18, 2017 | Meghan Keneally and Josh Haskell
    Iowa has played an important role in the presidential election process for decades as a swing state in the heart of the Midwest, and this year it swung for Donald Trump. Now Trump supporters are excited to see how their pick pans out. “He won the Electoral College because of the Midwest,” said Beverly Harper, a 77-year-old who worked in therapeutic horseback riding from Bettendorf, Iowa, “You take Wisconsin, Iowa all those states and Pennsylvania also. Right down the center of the United States. The little guy is finally speaking up.” Harper was one of a handful of customers at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fake News Exposed -- Reporter Tweets Totally False Claim Trump Supporters Booed John Glenn

    12/09/2016 2:03:19 PM PST · by Strac6 · 32 replies
    Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald is the definition of fake news. Eichenwald tweeted Thursday night that attendees at Donald Trump’s victory rally actually booed when the President-elect announced the passing of the late, great John Glenn. He would later go on to delete the tweet, but not before being screenshotted by Mediaite’s Alex Griswold and receiving thousands of retweets. (Mediaite) “Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today’s rally,” he wrote. “A real American hero who risked his life [for] us. They booed.” Eichenwald doubled down on the claim, which was soon to be proven totally false....
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Obama Takes Swipe at Hillary at his Presser

    11/14/2016 1:07:30 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    "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 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...
  • 15 People Lined Up to See Tim Kaine in Dubuque, Iowa (Loras College)

    11/02/2016 11:06:18 AM PDT · by drewh · 87 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 2nd, 2016 12:55 pm | Jim Hoft
    Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine is holding a rally today at 12:30 PM at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. About 15 people lined up to see Kaine in Iowa. kaine-iowa-loras-dubuque To be fair at least one of the people in line looks like a student on his way to class. This was posted five minutes before Kaine’s speech!
  • 2016 Youth Straw Poll Iowa

    11/01/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    Iowa Sec. of State Verified account ‏@IowaSOS 13m13 minutes ago Results for the Iowa Youth Straw Poll, with about 80% of schools reporting, and 55,000 votes cast: … #IAparticipate
  • Trump Ends Cedar Rapids Rally with Fireworks

    10/28/2016 11:03:11 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 12 replies ^ | Oct 28th, 2016
    The FBI announced today they will reopen its investigation on Hillary Clinton. The announcement shocked the Democrat Party and political world. The Republican nominee ended his Cedar Rapids, Iowa rally with fireworks.
  • Iowa absentee/early voting (2012 vs 2016)

    10/26/2016 2:31:32 PM PDT · by Ravi · 16 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/26/16 | me
    Trending well in Iowa compared to 2012...
  • Breaking Polls: Trump Up in Former Obama States IA, FL, OH, and NV

    10/19/2016 8:37:20 AM PDT · by conservativepoet · 129 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | Oct 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    According to the latest Washington Post polls Donald Trump is beating Democrat Hillary Clinton in former Obama states Iowa, Florida, Ohio and Nevada. If Donald Trump wins these four states he will win the November election. Trump is up: — 5 points in Iowa — 3 points in Ohio — 2 points in Florida — 4 points in Nevada
  • Iowa Poll: Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 4 points

    10/08/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Des Moines Register | October 8, 2016 | Jason Noble
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  • Iowa Poll: Trump +4

    10/08/2016 5:09:42 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 9 replies
    Couldn't post the link due to copyright warning from FreeRepublic. Go to Des Moines Register web site. Poll conducted by the highly respected Seltzer & Co.
  • Only 125 People Turn Out for Chelsea Clinton in Iowa

    10/06/2016 7:25:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Oct 2016 | DUSTIN STOCKTON
    A small crowd greeted Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea at a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa on Tuesday. At the Orpheum theater, Chelsea defended her mother and attacked Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump to a crowd reported to include just 125 people. Chelsea Clinton told those in attendance that she doesn’t want to live in a country with what she called the “demeaning speak” of Trump. “The demeaning speak against Americans with disabilities, against women, against minorities, against Muslims, against immigrants, against our veterans, against a gold-star family,” Clinton said. “None of that is the country that I...