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  • Trump, Grassley win Iowa State Fair straw poll

    08/23/2016 8:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Iowa State Daily ^ | August 23, 2016 | Alex Connor
    Iowa State fairgoers were provided the opportunity throughout the week to participate in Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate's State Fair Straw Poll. Their findings? Republican nominee Donald Trump was the preferred presidential candidate in the national election, leading Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by 11 percent at 48 percent. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, who is up for re-election come this November, also was the preferred candidate among fairgoers, leading in polls by 21 percent at 58 percent. Both Clinton and Democrat Patty Judge were trailing at 37 percent. The poll was conducted at the Secretary of State's booth inside the...
  • Hmmm: GOP winning registration wars in battleground states

    08/22/2016 5:12:15 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this a measure of enthusiasm for Donald Trump, or the effectiveness of the RNC’s extensive investment in ground operations? Despite polling that suggests — at the moment — that Republicans will experience a wipeout in swing states in the presidential election, voter registration data shows the GOP gaining momentum. In key swing states, Republican registrations and party-switching has outpaced Democrats, raising questions about enthusiasm and turnout models: Trump’s poll numbers remain dire, but he can point to at least one ray of hope for a turnaround: Republicans have continued gaining ground in recent months in voter registration in Florida,...
  • Untouched-by-Media Presidential Poll at Iowa State Fair Has Trump WAY Up (56-44%, 24k-19k)

    08/18/2016 12:29:27 PM PDT · by drewh · 70 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6 hours ago | August 18, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    Casting corn kernels may not be the most scientific method of presidential polling, but it still reveals some voter preferences in the battleground state Iowa. Attendees at the Iowa State Fair have been able to cast their vote in the 2016 presidential race by placing corn kernels in a jar at the WHO-HD TV News booth. On the fair’s fifth day, the results so far gave Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a lead with 56 percent over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who has received 44 percent of the kernels so far. Polltakers are able to see the results amass before...
  • Black violence invades sweet corn festival in Cedar Rapids Iowa

    08/16/2016 6:13:25 AM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 74 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 15, 2016 | Colin Flaherty
    Black violence invades sweet corn festival in Cedar Rapids Iowa Yes, Iowa
  • Trump opening campaign offices in Iowa

    08/12/2016 2:52:03 PM PDT · by cba123 · 5 replies
    WQAD Channel 8 ^ | Posted 9:38 am, August 31, 2015 | Shellie Nelson
    (CNN) — For a campaign that's made a splash in entering the GOP race, it's no surprise that Donald Trump's organization in Iowa — home of the first-in-the-nation caucus — is anything but politics as usual. (please see full article, at link below)
  • Clinton, Iowa, Wind Power. Oppo-research (ray76)

    08/12/2016 11:59:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Aug 12, 2016 | Ray76
    Earlier this week in Des Moines, Iowa, Clinton praised Iowa's development of wind power touting it as "clean energy" and promised to make it available around the country. Are Clinton's claims justified? How "clean" is wind power? Can it be made available nationwide? What is the cost? This series of five posts explains that wind power is not as "clean" as you might think, is systemically less efficient, produces far more expensive electricity and is likely to do so for a long time, and can not survive without taxpayer subsidies. So why does Clinton promote wind power and promise to...
  • Suffolk University Iowa Poll Shows Trump Leading Clinton by 1 Point, 41-40 Percent

    08/11/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 22 replies
    With fewer than 13 weeks to go before the November election, …
  • Hillary Clinton Speech On Economy in Des Moines, Iowa (8/10/2016) Hillary Slams Donald Trump

    08/10/2016 1:49:16 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 10, 2016 | Hillary Clinton
    "Watch Live: Des Moines Iowa Democratic Party Rally with Hillary Clinton (August 10, 2016) - Hillary Clinton Des Moines Iowa Rally - Full Speech:..." For oppo-research. ;-) If you can stomach Hillary, here it is for today. Clinton keeps them short as they usually don't go farther than 20 minutes or so. Her talk time here is about 17 minutes. Check out the size of the crowd for comparisons with Trump's rally crowds and other patterns and Hillary idiosyncrasies.
  • MidAmerican Energy customers rattled by electric rate hike

    08/10/2016 9:36:41 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    Business Record ^ | Feb 9, 2015 | Joe Gardyasz
    Some Central Iowa business owners are shaking their heads over hefty increases in their monthly electric bills, but MidAmerican Energy Co. officials say they're doing all they can to help their customers keep their bills as low as possible. Last year, MidAmerican Energy began phasing in a three-year increase in electricity rates for its Iowa customers, the second phase of which kicked in on Jan. 1 of this year. The rate case, which was approved by the Iowa Utilities Board a year ago, authorized MidAmerican to increase its electric rates by a total of $135.6 million, phased in through approximately...
  • Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States

    08/10/2016 9:36:37 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | James Taylor
    Electricity prices are soaring in states generating the most wind power, U.S. Energy Information Administration data show. Although U.S. electricity prices rose less than 3 percent from 2008-2013, the 10 states with the highest percentage of wind power generation experienced average electricity price increases of more than 20 percent. Iowa – 27% South Dakota – 26 Kansas – 19 Idaho – 16 Minnesota – 16 North Dakota – 16 Oklahoma – 15 Colorado – 14 Oregon – 12 Wyoming – 8 From 2008-2013 electricity prices rose an average of 20.7 percent in the top 10 wind power states, which is...
  • HOLY WAR: GOVERNMENT TRIES TO CONTROL CHURCH SERMONS

    08/09/2016 11:17:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 82 replies
    WORLD NET DAILY ^ | 9 August 2016 | Bob Unruh
    An Iowa church just wants to be free to preach the gospel, but the state’s so-called nondiscrimination requirements could block the house of worship from doing just that. Lawyers for the church are asking a federal court to prevent Iowa from censoring what the religious group can say about homosexuality, same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism and other related topics. The case erupted when the state’s Civil Rights Commission first claimed the authority to control the content of sermons and then to define what’s religious. At issue is the state’s nondiscrimination requirements that specify any “public accommodation” can be ordered not to say...
  • LIVE:8/8/16 Trump in Detroit 11:45am ET, Pence Sioux City, IA 4pm and Council Bluffs, IA 7pm CT

    08/08/2016 3:01:39 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 712 replies
    Monday, August 8, 2016: Donald J. Trump will deliver remarks at the Cobo Center. Live stream coverage begins at 11:45 AM ET. Detroit, MI Abandoned Buildings in Detroit Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 11:45 PM ET: Cobo Center Monday, August 8, 2016: Live stream of Governor Mike Pence’s town hall event in Sioux City, IA at the Sioux City Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 4:00 PM CT. Sioux City, IA Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 4:00 PM CT: Sioux City Convention Center Monday, August 8, 2016: Live stream coverage...
  • LIVE THREAD:8/05/2016 Trump in Des Moines, IA @ 3pm and with Pence in Green Bay, WI @ 7pm CT

    08/05/2016 1:06:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,103 replies
    Friday, August 5, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Des Moines, IA at the Iowa Events Center. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM CT Des Moines, IA Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM CT: Des Moines, IA at the Iowa Events Center Friday, August 5, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Green Bay, WI at the KI Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM CT. Green Bay, WI Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 7:00 PM...
  • MUST SEE=> Iowa Parade Float Depicts Crooked Hillary in Orange Jump Suit in Jail

    08/03/2016 9:56:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    BEST. FLOAT. EVER. Iowa parade goers treated to a depiction of Hillary Clinton in jail.IT GETS BETTER— The men were handing out WATER BALLOONS to throw at the caged Hillary! It was a typical summer celebration in small-town Iowa. The sun was shining on children carrying bags full of candy as the Arcadia Fire Department was celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday with a parade, a party in the park and a big water fight that would serve as the grand finale.
  • Trump Coming To Des Moines On Friday

    08/02/2016 1:03:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KCWI-TV ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sarah Beckman
    DES MOINES - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will make a stop in Des Moines on Friday. It's the first time he'll be hosting a rally in the city since losing to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the Iowa caucuses in February. Trump is advertising to his supporters to come to the rally and take a picture with him, but only if they knock doors for the campaign. The campaign says it's looking for "Bronze, Silver, and Gold door knockers" and the top three door knockers will have the opportunity to get a picture with Trump before Friday's rally. The...
  • New American Oil Pipeline is the Answer

    07/29/2016 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Patriot News ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
    Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause célèbre it was for both the left and right? What the heck ever happened to it? Have you wondered that?Well, in short it was killed pretty much for good, or at least the foreseeable future – both here in the USSA and now in Canada. As you are no doubt aware, it was Obama who, with the left in the federal and various state legislatures – and with some help from Choo-choo Warren Buffet who owns most of the rail cars now hauling crude down south, vetoed the pipeline. And...
  • Booker a hit with Iowa Democrats

    07/28/2016 2:58:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | July 28, 2016 | Erin Murphy
    PHILADELPHIA — As Cory Booker left a room full of Iowa Democrats, shaking hands and snapping selfies as he went, a man approached him and declared, “I hope to work for you in 2024!” During this week’s Democratic National Convention, Booker has helped his already-rising political star among Democrats, including from first-in-the-nation voting Iowa. The U.S. senator from New Jersey gave a well-received address to the convention earlier this week. On Wednesday morning he was similarly well received when he spoke to Iowa Democrats. Booker burst on the national scene years ago, first as mayor of Newark and then in...
  • LIVE:Two Trump rallys today in Iowa. Davenport @ 4pm and Cedar Rapids @ 8 CT

    07/28/2016 4:46:59 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 721 replies
    Thursday, July 28, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Davenport, IA at the Adler Theater. Live coverage begins at 4:00 PM CT. Cedaar Rapids Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 4:00 PM CT: Adler Theater (Trump plays at the nicest places) Thursday, July 28, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Cedar Rapids, IA at the ​DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Live coverage begins at 8:00 PM CT. Davernport Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 8:00...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Rep. Steve King Defends Confederate Flag On Desk: Slavery Just 'Small Part' Of Civil War

    07/15/2016 8:35:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 80 replies
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, landed in some hot water this week after he gave an interview to a local TV station in his Sioux City district office and viewers noticed that he kept a Confederate flag on his desk. (SNIP) And we’ve lived with respecting the South and their way of life for 150 years and now, after 150 years, there has to be an issue about a Confederate flag?” King told Angelo that he had ancestors who had fought and died in the Union Army. “Our family cares a lot about unity but also about the truth and accuracy...
  • New Iowa poll is actually better for Trump than just his 2 point lead

    07/13/2016 8:55:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/13/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Once you get over the fact that according to the pollsters Donald Trump loses in just about every category except head to head, in some polls it becomes instructive to look deeper at the over and under representation of various important groups within the surveyed sample. A new Monmouth poll makes this point. It says Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by 2 points in Iowa, a state that has not voted Republican since 1988. This is very good news for Trump and very bad news for Clinton. And although it is presented as “no big deal,” it not only is...
  • Ernst to deliver GOP convention speech focusing on national security Monday

    07/12/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 7/12/2016 | James Lynch
    Other GOP elected officials may be avoiding the Republican National Convention later this month, but Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst sees an opening night speech as an opportunity “to give Iowans a voice on the national stage.” “Right now, Iowans are pretty darned frustrated — just like when I ran for election,” said Ernst, whose 2014 campaign caught fire with a “Make ’em Squeal” promise to cut federal spending. National security is to be her focus when she addresses the Cleveland convention on Monday, July 18. “There’s a real pushback against the failed policies we have right now,” Ernst said Tuesday....
  • Iowa: Trump Has Slight Edge Over Clinton

    07/12/2016 10:29:17 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 43 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 7/12/2016 | Monmouth University
    West Long Branch, NJ - Donald Trump holds a nominal 2 point lead over Hillary Clinton in the battle for Iowa's electoral votes, according to the Monmouth University Poll. In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Chuck Grassley has a 10 point lead over Democratic challenger Patty Judge. This is a far cry from the 30+ point margins Grassley enjoyed in prior re-election bids, as more Iowa voters disapprove than approve of his decision not to hold hearings on Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Among Iowa voters likely to participate in November's presidential election, 44% currently support Trump and 42%...
  • List: The tenure of every FBS head coach

    07/11/2016 12:51:31 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    CoachingSearch.com ^ | July 06, 2016 | Chris Vannini
    Earlier this week, CoachingSearch looked at the longest-tenured assistants in FBS. Now, here’s a look at the tenure of every FBS head coach. Illustrating the amount of turnover in the profession, 108 of the 129 FBS head coaches have been hired since 2010, and 88 have been hired in the past four years. That means more than 2/3 of all head coaches have been hired since 2013.Some veteran coaches who left the list this offseason included Frank Beamer (1987), Gary Pinkel (2001), George O’Leary (2004), and Steve Spurrier (2005).First, the longest tenured coach in each conference:AAC: Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) -...
  • Police are safer under Obama than they have been in decades

    07/10/2016 2:16:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/09/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of a dozen police officers in Dallas this week, some conservatives rushed to lay blame for the incident at the feet of the Obama administration. Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh said on Twitter that "Obama's words & [Black Lives Matter]'s deeds have gotten cops killed." Rep. Roger Williams (R-Tex.) said, "the spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president" contributed to the killings. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said the shooting had "roots" in the "anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama." These statements are part of a broader narrative of a...
  • Iowa Planned Parenthood Knew Patients' Privacy Was Vulnerable 10 Days Before Acting

    07/07/2016 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    pregnancyhelpnews.com ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jay Hobbs
    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...
  • Churches Fear Iowa Law Will Silence Pastors, Open Church Bathrooms to Transgenders

    07/07/2016 12:25:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/6/16 | Todd Starnes
    Congregations across the state of Iowa are in grave danger of having their pastors silenced in the pulpit over LGBT public accommodation rules, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Fort Des Moines Church of Christ filed what is known as a “pre-enforcement challenge” – arguing that a portion of the Iowa Civil Rights Act, is a threat to First Amendment freedoms. Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal firm that specializes in religious liberty lawsuits, is representing the church in its fight against the commission. “Churches should be free to teach their religious beliefs and operate...
  • Pastor Says State Law Threatens His Right to Teach the Bible in His Church

    07/07/2016 5:53:24 AM PDT · by milton23 · 25 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Leah Jessen
    An Iowa pastor, saying the government needs to stop “meddling in religious affairs,” is at odds with the state over a law focused on sexual orientation and gender identity that he says hinders his First Amendment right to teach on matters of sexuality. “The state of Iowa is not the self-appointed pope of all churches,” Cary Gordon, pastor of Cornerstone World Outreach, a nondenominational church with around 900 members in Sioux City, Iowa, told The Daily Signal.
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Ernst all but withdraws from Trump veepstakes

    07/06/2016 12:25:57 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 149 replies
    Joni Ernst all but removed herself from Donald Trump’s vice presidential search, telling POLITICO in an interview that she wants to help Trump become president but that she’s focused on Iowa and the Senate, where the freshman senator said she's “just getting started.” The GOP senator met with Trump on Monday and received effusive praise afterward, with Trump predicting he will “see her again.” But it likely won’t be as his running mate. “I made that very clear to him that I’m focused on Iowa. I feel that I have a lot more to do in the United States Senate....
  • Iowa: ´Some´ churches must comply with transgender bathroom laws

    07/05/2016 2:46:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/16 | Todd Starnes
    Is a church a place of public accommodation and if so – are congregations required to follow anti-discrimination laws regarding gender and sexual orientation? That’s the issue raised by a brochure published by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. They contend that any church that opens its doors to the public would be required to comply with sexual orientation and gender identity laws. It’s unclear when the Commission’s brochure was published, but it clearly outlines their interpretation of the 2007 Iowa Civil Rights Act – known as Iowa Code
  • Trump VP search enters home stretch as pick likely next week

    07/05/2016 9:51:49 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday... Does Trump want to double the bombast by picking a brash straight-talker who mirrors his own style, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Does he prefer someone whose Washington experience and message discipline would counter his freelancing, like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence? Or does he want to elevate a rising star, like Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton? Pence and his wife Karen met with Trump at his New Jersey...
  • Joni Ernst: "My Boots Were On That Ground That Is Now Held By ISIS"

    07/05/2016 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 17, 2014
    Joni Ernst manhandles Bruce Braley regarding his and the Obama Administration's failure to proactively counter ISIS.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • Ernst on Trump's VP list, sources say

    07/04/2016 8:46:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | Jamie Gangel, Jim Acosta and Sara Murray,
    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is among the candidates being considered to become Donald Trump's running mate, a source with knowledge of Trump's vice presidential selection process tells CNN. Another source close to the process confirmed the information. It's not clear whether the freshman Republican senator and tea party star has received paperwork from the campaign or is just being scrutinized through the wealth of publicly accessible information about her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are also being considered, the source said. A senior Trump campaign adviser confirmed Pence is being...
  • Trump Tweets Fuel VP Speculation, Cites Joni Ernst, Mike Pence, Tom Cotton

    07/04/2016 9:27:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2016
    Donald Trump announced he would meet with Sen. Joni Ernst on Monday, one of several recent names dropped on his Twitter feed that are fueling speculation over his highly-anticipated vice presidential selection. "I look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!" Trump tweeted early Monday. Ernst's name appeared in reports on VP shortlists over the weekend, and a senior Trump adviser confirmed to CNN that Ernst is being considered. Trump also doled out some conspicuous praise for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who have also...
  • Mysterious “men in black” sightings reported along Muscatine Co. roadways

    06/21/2016 6:28:13 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    kwqc ^ | 6/21 | nelson
    MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) – R. J. Strong of Port Louisa, Iowa was spooked by what he saw a week ago Monday, June 13, at 2 a.m. Strong posted on Facebook afterward that he was traveling near Ogilvie and F avenues in Muscatine County when he saw “some weirdo walking down the paved road in a black trench coat!!!!” Several others on social media have reported similar sightings in recent weeks. According to the reports, the individuals are seen standing beside roadways and sometimes actually stepping out into roadways as motorists are passing. “My son has experienced this and it’s no...
  • BREAKING=> TRUMP Camp Releases List of 9 of 15 States In-Play This Cycle Including NY and California

    05/29/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump announced this weekend he puts 15 states potentially into play in the general election this year. The states include: — Ohio — Florida — Virginia — Minnesota — Michigan — Pennsylvania — Wisconsin — New York — Maine — California ** Plus Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest Oregon poll and is essentially tied with Hillary in New Hampshire -two more traditional blue states. And Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been indicted yet!
  • Will Cruz Endorse Trump?

    05/29/2016 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 195 replies
    PJ MEDIA ^ | 5-28-2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    owa radio host Steve Deace -- who was one of Ted Cruz's most important backers in the first primary state and who has a nationally syndicated radio show -- recently asked his followers on Twitter whether they want Senator Ted Cruz to publicly endorse Donald Trump. The results show that 83% say no, while only 17% say they want Cruz to use his political capital to help Trump.
  • Column: Lessons gleaned from a web of lies in Iowa

    05/24/2016 10:31:44 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 May 2016 | Eric Zorn
    Let's take a look at the recent statement issued by Naperville residents Melvin Owens Jr. and his wife, Rosalind, on behalf of their 19-year-old son, Marcus. "Marcus Owens and the entire Owens family would like to issue their deepest apologies to Marcus' friends, the Iowa City community, the University of Iowa, and the Iowa City Police Department for the misunderstandings and anxiety ...
  • Iowa GOP heal divides with united 'Never Hillary' goal

    05/21/2016 4:33:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Rod Boshart
    Iowa Republicans worked Saturday to salve the bruises of bare-knuckle fight for the party's presidential nomination by rallying around a unifying cry of "Never Hillary" heading to the 2016 political battlefield. The 1,555 delegates who attended the GOP state convention cheered their elected officials and selected party members to represent them at the July national convention who generally backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz but now plan to support Donald Trump as the party's presumptive presidential standard-bearer in the 2016 election. "It's going to take us all working together as a united party in November so Hillary Clinton never sets a...
  • GOP Lawmaker Calls for 'Civil Disobedience' on Transgender Directive [Amos 4]

    05/20/2016 2:38:32 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 5/19/2016 | Veronica Neffinger
    A Republican lawmaker has condemned the Obama Administration’s transgender bathroom directive, calling for "civil disobedience." ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported that on Friday (May 13) the Obama Administration directed "all public schools and most colleges and universities that receive federal funds," to—as the Washington Post described it—'provide transgender students with access to suitable facilities–including bathrooms and locker rooms–that match their chosen gender identity.'" CBN News reports that Representative Steve King, R-Iowa, has said that federally-funded schools are not required to comply with a law that is "unconstitutional." "There's no reason for us to follow an unconstitutional edict from the president, who is...
  • 10 Controversial Artifacts That Could Have Changed History

    05/20/2016 10:12:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    listverse.com ^ | 05/09/2016 | Debra Kelly
    6. The Davenport Tablets The Davenport Academy was a major force in early American amateur archeology. Unfortunately, the organization ended up lending its name to one of the most ridiculous hoaxes in American history. In 1877, Reverend Jacob Gass claimed to have found a set of four inscribed tablets buried in an ancient mound in Iowa. Gass was quickly invited to join the Davenport Academy, which contained many supporters of the “Mound Builders” myth. This theory, now entirely discredited, argued that Native Americans were too primitive to have built the giant earthworks that dot the American countryside. Instead, 19th century...
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • EPA seeks to boost ethanol in fuel supply

    05/18/2016 2:26:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2018 | Timothy Cama
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to increase the amount of ethanol and other biofuels in the nation’s fuel supply. But the volumes proposed Wednesday under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) still fall under targets written into the 2007 law that created the program. That ended up angering both the ethanol industry, which wants more of its product to be mandated, and the oil industry, which wants the program rolled back. The agency plans to mandate that 18.8 billion gallons of biofuels be blended into the country’s gasoline and diesel supply next year. Of that amount, 14.8 billion gallons can...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.