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  • An ICE Raid Leaves an Iowa Town Divided Along Faith Lines

    07/08/2018 11:56:13 AM PDT · by gattaca · 86 replies
    Mobile NYT ^ | July 3, 2018 | Trip Gabriel
    MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — In the days after immigration agents raided a dusty concrete plant on the west side of town, seizing 32 men from Mexico and Central America, the Rev. Trey Hegar, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, got into an impassioned argument on his Facebook page...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Recently Closed a Clinic, What It Left Behind is Shocking

    07/08/2018 10:30:14 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | JAY HOBBS JUL 7, 2016 |
    It seems tougher by the hour for Planned Parenthood to rationalize its long-held motto, “Care. No Matter What.” That steep task just got harder this week, amid revelations that a shuttered Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Iowa broke client confidentiality by leaving behind personal health information (PHI) records for over 2,500 of its former clients. In early May, a Dubuque office affiliated with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland completed the sale of its property to Clarity Clinic, a local pregnancy help organization, and left behind a closet full of patient files that took Planned Parenthood staff 10 days to come...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting “bad faith,” a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...
  • Indian Motorcycle Tweets Video of American Manufacturing Amidst Harley-Davidson Drama

    06/30/2018 12:20:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Drive ^ | June 28, 2018 | Eric Brandt
    <p>The video below shows factory workers proudly doing their jobs at the Osceola, Wisconsin engine assembly plant. The plant recently built its 100,000th Indian Motorcycle engine and one worker expresses the “pride, craftsmanship, and honor” that goes into building every engine. Along with some testimonials, we get some cool footage of Indian bikes in action.</p>
  • The Power of Nancy Pelosi (Hey, at least give them an 'e' for effort)

    06/25/2018 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6/24/18 | Tim Dickinson
    Nancy Pelosi sits in a black-leather booth at Americana, a burger bistro in downtown Des Moines, radiating optimism. "We're in a very good place," she says of Democrats' odds in November. Special-election results suggest more than 100 seats in the House of Representatives are in play, and Democrats need less than two dozen to regain a majority. At the prospect of a victory that could check Trump's power – and, Pelosi expects, reinstall her as House speaker – she bangs a piece of cutlery, hard, on the table. "The gavel," she says. "The gavel makes all the difference in the...
  • Conservative leader on Huckabee tweet: Where did my friend go?

    06/24/2018 1:19:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Morgan Gstalter - 06/24/18 | By Morgan Gstalter - 06/24/18
    A top conservative leader criticized former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) for tweeting out a picture of gang members, saying they were House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) “campaign committee.” Bob Vander Plaats, the president and CEO of Iowan conservative group The Family Leader, chastised the former governor on Saturday. “Where did my friend and pastor @GovMikeHuckabee go?” Vander Plaats tweeted. “I want him back. I’ll assume someone hijacked his twitter account.” “He’s way better than this!” He added. Vander Plaats was responding to a tweet from Huckabee on Saturday appearing to link Pelosi with gang members. “Nancy Pelosi introduces...
  • Iowa’s Employment Problem: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough People

    06/17/2018 6:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1, 2018 | Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath
    MASON CITY, Iowa—Manufacturers in northern Iowa are begging Terry Schumaker for freshly trained workers for their factories. The problem is he doesn’t have enough students to train. “It’s not like we have the people beating down our door to apply,” said Mr. Schumaker, a dean at the North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. It is a problem playing out in many parts of the Midwest, a region with lower unemployment and higher job-opening rates than the rest of the country. Employers, especially in more rural areas, are finding that there are just too few workers. That upends a...
  • After losing DACA and facing deportation, he returned to Mexico. He was killed weeks later.

    06/09/2018 6:20:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 96 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | June 8, 2018 | Samantha Schmidt
    Mexico was an unfamiliar place for 19-year-old Manuel Antonio Cano-Pacheco. He was only three years old when his parents brought him to the United States – without a visa. In 2015, as a teenager in Des Moines, Iowa, he qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the initiative spearheaded by President Barack Obama to give temporary protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Cano-Pacheco gained DACA status and with it, a work permit, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But then he was arrested and convicted on two misdemeanor drug charges.
  • Business Owners Get Creative with Unemployment Rate at Record Low

    06/02/2018 10:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | June 1, 2018 | Laura Barczewski
    DES MOINES, Iowa — The United States’ unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, according to the May jobs report that was released on Friday. Iowa’s unemployment rate is even lower than the national average. “So the numbers we were seeing in April were around 2.8 percent, which is almost a historical low for Iowa. So that just means we are all having to be more creative. We are having to look at maybe individuals with barriers that we can serve whether it be veterans, those with criminal backgrounds, disabilities. We want to help all of those that are willing and...
  • Cedar Rapids Officials Hoping For Medical Marijuana Manufacturing Center (Iowa)

    06/02/2018 3:26:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Iowa Public Radio ^ | June 1, 2018 | Kate Payne
    The city of Cedar Rapids is still hoping to land a medical marijuana production center. That’s after state regulators passed over Iowa's second-largest city for a dispensary earlier this year. Iowa officials are currently reviewing four applications for the state’s second and last medical marijuana manufacturing license. One in-state company and three out-of-state companies are competing for the rights. It’s still not clear where in Iowa the center will go. But Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart is hopeful it’ll be in his city, which he said is strategically located near major highway routes and supports a diverse economy and workforce....
  • Three women accuse Iowa governor candidate of sexual misconduct

    05/23/2018 3:24:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | John Bowden
    Democratic Iowa gubernatorial candidate Nate Boulton has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women, the Des Moines Register reported Wednesday. Three women told the newspaper that Boulton, one of multiple Democrats running in June's primary for his party's nomination, touched them in a sexual manner without their consent. One woman said Boulton repeatedly grabbed her from behind at a bar in 2015, while two others say the candidate inappropriately touched them more than a decade ago when they and Boulton were students together in law school.
  • Grassley requests DOJ documents on Bruce Ohr dealings with Christopher Steele on anti-Trump dossier

    05/21/2018 4:15:47 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 15 replies
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department Monday to turn over communications between former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, British spy Christopher Steele and others about the infamous anti-Trump dossier. In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, requested Ohr's emails, phone logs, written notes and text messages. Grassley also asked the Justice Department to arrange for Ohr to be interviewed by Committee staff. Grassley wrote that he wants to know whether Ohr continued to pass information from Steele to others at the FBI after the bureau terminated the former...
  • St. Ambrose College’s Segregated Muslim Prayer Room Reveals Chilling Reality

    05/17/2018 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 14 replies
    That St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa has opened a sex-segregated prayer room for Muslim students requires an explanation. On the surface, it seems totally bizarre. Why exactly do Muslims want to go to an explicitly Catholic college and why is that now-progressive Catholic college proudly violating normative standards of equal treatment for men and women? The answer is found in why feminists have turned into crickets on select overt sexism when they howl outrages over only perceived slights against women. Muslims, feminists and most American progressives have a common enemy: America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, which they have been working to...
  • Senator Grassley appears to be preparing to bust the frame-up of General Flynn

    05/12/2018 1:30:23 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    But in keeping with Grassley's style, which has so often misled his opponents into overconfidence, you have to read between the lines to see where he is heading. The end point: uncovering the plot to frame General Flynn for lying to the FBI, including likely criminal acts by senior members of the FBI. [snip] The killer bombshell is the final paragraph, in which Grassley at long last reveals the name of the other FBI agent present when Peter Strzok interviewed General Flynn about his conversation with Russian ambassador Kislyak and requests an interview with him by committee staff members: As...
  • Dog shoots man: Iowa pet pulls trigger on owner

    05/10/2018 8:52:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 10, 2018 | The Associated Press
    With best friends like these, who needs enemies? An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday. Richard Remme, 51, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. He says when the pit bull-Labrador mix bounded back up, he must have disabled the safety on the gun in his belly band and stepped on the trigger.
  • Vision 2020: Davenport School District proposes additional options to closing schools

    05/09/2018 5:44:09 AM PDT · by redgolum · 6 replies
    KWQC ^ | 5/08/18 | By Jenna Jackson
    DAVENPORT, Ia. (KWQC) - Monday night, the superintendent for Davenport Community School District introduced additional options of school closures for Vision 2020. Vision 2020 is a five-year plan outlining what the district hopes to accomplish; but with budget problems, the plan includes the possibility of closing schools. Now, more options are on the table. Here are the three additional options provided by the school district: 1. Close one of the District’s three large high schools, leaving 2 high schools with 10th, 11th, and 12th grades; 5 intermediate schools with grades 7, 8, and 9; and 18 elementary K-6 schools with...
  • FBI won't seek out messages from Peter Strzok, Lisa Page exchanged on personal devices

    05/04/2018 6:44:19 PM PDT · by blueyon · 71 replies
    The Washigton Examiner ^ | 5/04/18 | Diana Stancy Correll
    The FBI will not attempt to obtain messages exchanged on the personal devices of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the FBI officials who came under fire after it was revealed they exchanged text messages critical of President Trump, despite requests to do so from a top Republican senator. Charles Thorley, the acting assistant director of the FBI’s office of congressional affairs, wrote in a letter this week to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, that FBI employees are “required to adhere to record keeping policies in place where communications constitute records under the Federal Records Act.” He added in the...
  • FBI will not collect Page, Strzok messages on personal accounts, despite top GOP lawmaker's request

    05/05/2018 6:54:03 AM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/5/2018 | Alex Pappas, Brooke Singman
    An FBI official says the bureau is not working to collect messages between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, despite the request to do so from a top Republican senator as well as evidence suggesting they communicated about “work-related” matters on non-FBI accounts. In a letter this week to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Charles Thorley, the acting assistant director of the FBI’s office of congressional affairs, said FBI employees are “required to adhere to record keeping policies in place where communications constitute records under the Federal Records Act.” But Thorley said “the FBI is not otherwise...
  • Trump tax cut leaves blue states bluer, but they do have a way out (SALT sends NY, CA scrambling)

    05/04/2018 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 05/04/2018 | HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
    High-tax states face a choice: reduce taxes or lose taxpayers. Stephen Moore and Art Laffer forecast in the Wall Street Journal the loss of 800,000 California and New York residents over the next three years. The exodus, the economics experts say, comes because of the tax bill, which limits the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, passed in December. Previously, the feds forced no monetary limit on filers. California taxes individuals earning $1 million or more at a rate of 13.3 percent. New York levies an 8.8 percent rate upon individuals making a similar amount of money annually....
  • Iowa passes 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban, most restrictive in U.S.

    05/02/2018 10:19:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2 May 2018 | Barbara Goldberg
    (Reuters) - Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States on Wednesday, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant. The Senate voted 29-17 to pass the House of Representatives-approved bill, according to the legislature’s online voting tallies. The bill now goes to Republican Governor Kim Reynolds, an abortion opponent, who has not said publicly whether she will sign it into law. The legislation is aimed at triggering a challenge to Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision which...