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  • Rep. Steve King: Trump Telling the Truth About Mexicans

    07/01/2015 2:36:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Rep. Steve King, who himself came under fire for making controversial comments concerning immigrants, says he appreciates Donald Trump's "scrappiness" and that there is truth behind his comments on Mexicans. (SNIP) "I have been down to the border and the number I come back with is 75 percent are sexually abused on the way to the United States," said King. "I say in Donald Trump's defense, somebody is doing that to the kids being raped and abused. It's reasonable to conclude they are Mexicans." (SNIP) The 13th and 14th Amendments were ratified to "end slavery and make sure there were...
  • Iowa poll: After New Hampshire, Trump takes second place

    07/01/2015 10:06:27 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed July 1, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too. After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also claiming the silver in Iowa -- where he traveled hot off his announcement -- claiming 10% of support among likely caucus-goers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to lead the Republican field in the Hawkeye state with 18%, while Ben Carson tied with Trump for second. Walker has yet to announce he is running for president, but is expected to launch his campaign this...
  • It's Walker Plus Six Also-Rans In Iowa GOP Caucus, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

    07/01/2015 7:05:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads the pack in the Iowa Republican Caucus, but his support is shrinking among likely Republican Caucus participants, as six other contenders battle for second place, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is in 15th place, with 1 percent. Walker has 18 percent of likely GOP caucus participants, compared to 25 percent in a February 25 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and 21 percent in a May 6 survey. Jostling for second place are Donald Trump and Ben Carson, at 10 percent each, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul...
  • Iowa poll: Trump takes second place behind Gov. Walker

    07/01/2015 6:48:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    CBS 58 ^ | July 1, 2015 | Dana Bishop
    CNN - Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too. After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also claiming the silver in Iowa -- where he traveled hot off his announcement -- claiming 10% of support among likely caucus-goers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to lead the Republican field in the Hawkeye state with 18%, while Ben Carson tied with Trump for second. Walker has yet to announce he is running for president, but is expected to launch his campaign...
  • Ted Cruz Welcomes Endorsement from Iowa State Senator Bill Anderson

    06/29/2015 6:20:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/29/15
    Lawmaker Announces Support at Annual PicnicPIERSON, Iowa – Speaking from a flatbed trailer flanked by bales of hay and political yard signs, State Senator Bill Anderson surprised the crowd at his annual picnic this weekend by “doing something I’ve never done before,” and announcing his endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz for President.Anderson, who is serving his second term in the Iowa Senate, invited Cruz to be the keynote speaker at the annual event held in the ball park outfield at Pierson City Park. When making his introduction, Sen. Anderson highlighted several areas that caused him to give his support to...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets havent gone quietly. Theyve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordans conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Steve King Blames Drugs For Charleston Shooting, Says Undocumented Immigrants Have Killed More

    06/27/2015 4:02:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | 6/22/2015 | Miranda Blue
    Steve Malzberg invited Rep. Steve King onto his Newsmax program on Friday to discuss issues ranging from the church shooting in Charleston, which King blamed on prescription medication, to undocumented immigrants, whom he said have killed multiples of the victims of the September 11 attacks, to Caitlyn Jenner, whom he said illustrates how far this society has gone from rational thought.
  • After a tepid start, Ted Cruz plans to play hard in Iowa (Joni Ernst's father supporting Cruz)

    06/26/2015 1:59:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | June 26, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    RED OAK, Iowa Sen. Ted Cruz wound his way through the small towns and rolling hills of western Iowa last week, doing the gruntwork of retail campaigning: shaking hands, posing for photos, giving stump speechesand, most importantly: making entreaties for support in a state that could determine the trajectory of his presidential campaign. Whether we win or lose, this race will be decided by the men and women gathered here, he said last Friday to a group of mostly older people sitting on folding chairs in a conference room. Iowas first-in-the nation caucuses are often a high-stakes event for...
  • Ted Cruz Returns to Iowa on June 26-27, 2015

    06/26/2015 7:11:57 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Ted Cruz Returns to Iowa on June 26-27, 2015Friday, June 26, 2015 1:00 pm CT Sheldon, IASen. Cruz will hold town hall meeting Sheldon Community Services CenterCommunity Room ACorner of 9th St. and 4th AvenueSheldon, IA 51201 3:30 5:00 pm CT Orange City, IASen. Cruz will make stops to meet with local business ownersOrange City, IA 51041 6:30 pm CT Pierson, IAMeet and Greet with Sen. Cruz, hosted by State Senator Bill AndersonPierson City Park and Ball Diamond(Rain location: Pierson Community Building)Pierson, IA 51048 Saturday, June 27, 2015 11:00 am CT Des Moines, IASen. Cruz...
  • Fearing Another Lawsuit, Christian Business Owners Stopped Hosting All Weddings. Now Their Business

    06/23/2015 1:26:02 PM PDT · by Coronal · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 19, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Charged with discriminating against a gay couple, the owners of another Christian family-run business are being forced to shut their doors. We cant pretend its going to get better, Betty Odgaard told The Daily Signal in an exclusive interview. There wasnt enough business.
  • Court decision frustrates Iowa pro-lifers

    06/23/2015 7:43:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    Even though 20 states have banned webcam abortions, they remain legal in Iowa, where a court ruling struck down a ban on the practice. The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a lower court decision that had upheld the Iowa Board of Medicine's ruling against webcam abortions. Jenifer Bowen of Iowa Right to Life says that equates to lawyers sitting on the bench telling the Board of Medicine their business. "One of the justices said just that: Why should we as Supreme Court justices, attorneys by trade, why should we find ourselves to know more than the Iowa Board of Medicine,...
  • Clinton's Weakness in Important States

    06/23/2015 4:13:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it's not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton, can win four presidential elections as Franklin D. Roosevelt did. Negative news for Clinton's prospects comes in the latest Quinnipiac polls in the key mega-states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In each of them, she leads or ties Republican opponents, though in many cases not by statistically significant margins. But she also is running under 50 percent of the vote in every pairing, averaging 47 percent against six different Republicans in Florida, 44 percent against seven...
  • HAYWORTH: Carson, Cruz to campaign in NW Iowa (Also Huckabee and Kasich)

    06/22/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | June 22, 2015 | Bret Hayworth
    Two Republican presidential candidates will campaign in Northwest Iowa through Friday. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has set Thursday events at a Rock Rapids bank at 8 a.m. and a Sioux Center business at 9:30 a.m. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will be in Sheldon and Pierson on Friday. Cruz will hold a traditional town hall meeting at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Community Services Center. The 7 p.m. event will be more folksy, with a preceding suppertime pork picnic and live band at the Pierson city park and ball field. State Sen. Bill Anderson will participate in that...
  • Dem Strategist: We Shouldnt Be Surprised if Sanders Beats Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire

    06/22/2015 9:31:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/22/2015 | BY: David Rutz
    Democratic strategist Maria Cardona posed the idea Sunday that frontrunner Hillary Clinton could lose critical early-state nomination races in Iowa and New Hampshire to socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Cardona, a self-described Clinton supporter, said on ABCs This Week that no one should be surprised if Sanders wins both races. This could be a sign of just how worried Clintons camp is about Sanders, who has garnered huge enthusiasm among the left-wing base of the party. Host Jonathan Karl teased the discussion with clips of Sanders supporters crowing about their man. He polled well in a recent survey of...
  • Yet Another Christian Family-Run Business Closing After Refusing to Host Gay Wedding [Iowa]

    06/21/2015 5:26:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Christian owners of a gift shop and bistro in Iowa, who were earlier charged with discrimination and had to pay for a settlement after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding at the venue, say they are now having to close down their business completely. Richard Odgaard and his wife, Betty, the owners of Grtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, say they will close their business completely by the end of August, about two years after they told a gay couple from Des Moines their facility cannot be rented for the wedding. The gay couple promptly filed a discrimination complaint...
  • Undocumented Immigrant Faces New Obstacle to Bar Admission

    06/20/2015 1:40:10 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 06.22.15 | Andrew Dennwy
    An undocumented immigrant who was cleared by a Brooklyn appellate court to practice law in New York has run into a potential obstacle to joining the bar after an Iowa state judge sentenced him to one year of probation for trespassing during a political rally held on private property. Cesar Vargas, 31, participated in a demonstration over immigration policies at a rally for Republican presidential candidates and others in Des Moines. He and other demonstrators sat among about 1,500 attendees on the private property. At one point, he rose and disrupted a speech by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, asking...
  • Cruz stumps in Red Oak ("The full Grassley") [Iowa]

    06/19/2015 8:48:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    KMA-AM & FM ^ | June 19, 2015 | Mike Peterson
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz says it will take "the full Grassley" to win Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses in January, 2016. Red Oak was a southwest Iowa stop in his campaign Friday afternoon. More than 70 people attended Cruz's appearance at the Red Coach Inn. And, the Republican presidential candidate began his presentation by praising a "favorite daughter"--Iowa Senator Joni Ernst of Red Oak. "Let me tell you something, to the men and women of Red Oak, and the men and women of Iowa," said Cruz, "thank you for sending Joni to the U.S. Senate. Joni is a rock star, and I've...
  • Facing uphill battle in Iowa, Bush turns to immigration

    06/19/2015 3:42:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/18/15 | Steve Holland
    Facing an uphill battle in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush urged conservatives to accept his more welcoming position on immigration as a way to increase their chances of winning the White House in 2016. Iowa Republicans so far are leaning toward the conservative Republican governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, as their choice when the state holds the first nominating contest next Feb. 1. Recent polls put Bush farther back in the pack, and one problem he has is his support for granting legal status for illegal immigrants. Conservatives like Iowa Republican Representative Steve King call this amnesty. Bushs challenge...
  • Walker Continues Lead in Iowa Caucus Poll, Rand Paul Slides

    06/19/2015 12:10:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Alana Goodman
    Scott Walker continues to lead the field of Republican presidential candidates in Iowa, according to a poll of likely Republican Iowa caucus participants released on Thursday. The poll, commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, also found a 5-point drop in support for Sen. Rand Paul compared to a similar survey by the Des Moines Register late last month. Walker received 19 percent in the poll, followed by Ben Carson at 13 percent and Jeb Bush at 11 percent. Marco Rubio received 9 percent, followed by Rick Perry at 7 percent, Ted Cruz at 6 percent and Rand Paul at...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Visits Siouxland (Iowa)

    06/17/2015 5:33:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KMEG-TV ^ | June 17, 2015
    SIOUXLAND - One of Governor Bush's rivals for the GOP nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, is planning to spend plenty of time in Siouxland over the next couple weekends. Cruz is planning to hold a town hall meeting this Friday evening at Cronk's Caf in Denison. That event will get underway shortly after 7. He'll be back in Siouxland Friday the 26th, hosting two town hall meetings in Sheldon at 1 pm and 2:30 pm before a meet-and-greet picnic with State Senator Bill Anderson at the City Park in Pierson. That event will get underway at 5:30 pm.
  • Ted Cruz Holds Town Hall Meetings in Council Bluffs, Red Oak, and Denison, Iowa on Friday, 06/19/15

    06/15/2015 9:28:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Ted Cruz Holds Town Hall Meetings in Council Bluffs, Red Oak, and Denison, Iowa on Friday, June 19, 2015 Friday, June 19, 2015 Council Bluffs Town Hall Meeting with Senator Ted Cruz9:15 am CTCouncil Bluffs Public Library400 Willow AveCouncil Bluffs, IA 51503RSVP Red Oak Town Hall Meeting with Senator Ted Cruz3:30 pm CTRed Coach Inn & Restaurant1200 Senate AveRed Oak, IA 51566RSVP Denison Town Hall Meeting with Senator Ted Cruz7:15 pm CTCronks Caf812 4th Ave SDenison, IA 51442RSVP
  • CNN anchor mocks 'pitiful' Hillary campaign watch party (Photos:Reuters,Baltimore Sun, Buzzfeed)

    The headline pretty much says it all.Only six people turned out for the relaunch the Royal Pantsuit's campaign speech in Iowa. One of them was a paid staff member. Average age was about 80. "Looking kind of pitiful. Meanwhile, Bernie the Marxist is trolling for votes in Iowa at the same time and pulling in crowds numbering in the hundreds. No word on the whereabouts of the other serious Democratic contender.
  • Iowa Focus Group results confirm voters are idiots and the country is doomed

    06/13/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | May. 21, 2015
    On the 2016 field Idiot: Im a little overwhelmed. Its like, whoo! Theres lots of people. On Common Core Moron: I havent what is Common Core? I guess, I dont understand that. Idiot: Yeah! On Jeb Bushs position on immigration Idiot: Ive not heard his position on it. On Hillary Clinton taking foreign bribes in the form of speaking fees and destroying her server to cover it up Imbecile: Really, I dont care.
  • Why do Congressman Steve King and Senator David Vitter support TPP?

    06/12/2015 2:56:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 47 replies
    I think there is some industry specific reason for this. King want to offload as much Corn on to the world market. Him and Chuck Grassley want their land to double in price. They are always hawking ethanol in fuel on twitter. Vitter wants the same with sugarcane and oil. Whereas the nerds like Cruz, Ben Sasse, Paul Ryan and that used Car Salemsan Jeb Henriquez Hensarling think its hipster to support trade.
  • (2013) Republican Immigration Critic Gets Slapped Down(By Cruz)

    06/12/2015 2:36:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 84 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 14, 2013 | Fawn Johnson
    The most potent illustration that Republicans have shifted their attitudes on immigration came Tuesday morning when all GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to severely limit the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country. The committees overwhelming No vote shows that the battle for Republicans souls on immigration has shifted away from groups that want to reduce the influx of foreigners, like the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA, and Fairness for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), toward free-market groups that applaud increased immigration, such as Americans for Tax Reform and the CATO Institute....
  • John Kasich taps noted conservative-basher as senior campaign strategist for some reason

    06/10/2015 1:42:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 10, 2015 | Allahpundit
    And I do mean noted. With the possible exception of Steve Schmidt, no Republican advisor is better known to the right for sneering at the right than John Weaver. Re-read this old post, written when Weaver was helping to steer Huntsman 2012 to a third-place flameout in New Hampshire, for some of his greatest hits. He advised McCain in 2000, when Maverick was at his media-friendly right-baiting zenith, then caught on with Huntsman during the last cycle to try the ol what-our-party-really-needs-is-a-better-base approach again. Hes known for being a difficult boss, losing lots of races (with some notable successes, like...
  • Meet Hilary In Iowa

  • Cruz Fires At Walker and Rubio: They Dont Fit Naturally Into Any Bracket Especially Conservatives

    06/08/2015 1:05:01 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 77 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Jun 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    While seven GOP presidential contenders were in Boone, Iowa for Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) Roast and Ride over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was in North Carolina organizing his campaign in the state and meeting with party leaders. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wasnt in Iowa either, as he had events in New Hampshire. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also skipped the Roast and Ride. According to the Raleigh News and Observer, Cruz needled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) from afar, saying they dont fit naturally into any bracket. Either or both could choose to...
  • One Voter Awaited Rick Santorum at Small-Town Iowa Stop

    06/09/2015 11:32:27 AM PDT · by Coronal · 68 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 09 Jun 2015 | Loren Gutentag
    Just one voter showed up to Rick Santorum's campaign stop at a restaurant in Hamlin, Iowa, on Monday, according to Politico. With a population of 300, Hamlin eventually saw four Iowans assembled around the 2016 Republican hopeful's table where they munched on breaded tenderloin and a side of onion rings, Politico reported. Santorum told The Des Moines Register he wasn't surprised by the low turnout it was all part of the plan.
  • Mondays Campaign Round-Up, 6.8.15

    06/08/2015 2:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | June 8, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Todays installment of campaign-related news items that wont necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers: * Hillary Clinton didnt explicitly endorse a $15 minimum wage, but she nevertheless made a surprise call yesterday to a convention of fast-food workers who are rallying for the cause. The Democrat declared, I want to be your champion. * On Face the Nation yesterday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) reiterated his support for a federal crackdown on states that legalized marijuana. Asked if he would go after state experiments, and prohibit the legal use of...
  • Musings Of An Average Joe: Did Carly Fiorina Say Education Is Overrated? If So, Shes Right

    06/07/2015 2:40:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | June 7, 2015 | Joe Bilello
    Speaking to the Iowa-based blog Caffeinated Thoughts earlier this year, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina expressed her opposition to Common Core, criticizing the Chinese model of education and the idea of using standardized testing to gauge success in education. "I also think the argument for Common Core is frequently, 'Oh, we have to compete with the Chinese. I have been doing business in China for decades, and I will tell you that yeah, the Chinese can take a test, but what they can't do is innovate. They are not terribly imaginative." Fiorinas comments may be...
  • Why are the moderators deleting Walker threads?

    this forum is becoming a mouthpiece for cruz.
  • Joni Ernst reminds Hillary that its not enough to just be a woman

    06/07/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 7, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I was watching some of the Iowa interviews coming out of Senator Joni Ernst’s event on CNN this morning where several presidential hopefuls were strutting their stuff for primary voters. None of them really jumped out at me, but the interview by Dana Bash with the senator herself was definitely worth the price of admission. The reason dates back to last October when Hillary Clinton decided to dip a toe into the Iowa senate race in support of Democrat candidate Bruce Braley. The subject wasn’t anything to do with the issues of the day, but yet another ride on the...
  • Christie betting 2016 presidential hopes on town halls, a strong suit, to connect with voters

    06/07/2015 9:39:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | June 7, 2015 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    GREENVILLE, S.C. If Chris Christie runs for president, there's little doubt people will see plenty of the town halls the New Jersey governor is known for. That anything-goes format is his comfort zone, and voters tend to like it. Christie spent hours answering questions at two town hall-style events during the past week in South Carolina one planned, the other an impromptu session in the back room of a bar. He'll be doing the same in Iowa in the days ahead....
  • Scott Walker Bets on Midwestern Appeal in Iowa - BBQ versus the cocktail party

    06/07/2015 4:46:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2015 | Reid J. Epstein
    Mr. Walkers bet on his regional appeal comes after a generation of Midwestern Republicans flopped in Iowas first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. Michele Bachmann touted her roots in Waterloo, a small city in eastern Iowa. Neighboring governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin dropped out when they didnt catch fire. Midwestern roots did little to boost their presidential campaigns among Iowas Republican voters. Regional appeal, in fact, hasnt helped any Republican candidate win here since Bob Dole of Kansas carried the GOP caucuses two decades ago. The Wisconsin governor, who hasnt formally announced a presidential campaign, is the only...
  • 'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ': Scott Walker tells how he proposed to his wife Tonette....

    06/07/2015 1:33:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2015 | Francesca Chambers For Dailymail.com In Des Moines, Iowa
    'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ': Scott Walker tells how he proposed to his wife Tonette at a Wisconsin barbecue joint while devouring a spare rib at Iowa 'Roast and Ride' Barbecue has a special place in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's heart. He reminisced about their courtship today while devouring a spare rib at a 'Roast and Ride' event in Boone, Iowa... Walker had just finished helping employees of Lynch BBQ, the event catering company, prepare a rack of ribs when he professed his love for barbecue - and his spouse. 'We met at a karaoke night, even though we...
  • Republican Walker is leader of 2016 election pack in Iowa

    06/07/2015 12:09:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2015 | John Whitesides
    "...The spot in front was appropriate for the new front-runner in Iowa, the state that in seven months holds the first nominating contest to pick the party's presidential candidate before the November 2016 election.Walker, who built his reputation by taking on labor unions, has led the five most recent polls in Iowa, including the respected Des Moines Register poll. The Register showed him with a seven-percentage point lead over four tightly bunched rivals and found he was viewed favorably by two-thirds of likely Iowa caucus-goers."If the caucuses were today, he would win. Unless he really screws up, he should win,"...
  • The Tom Cotton letter usefully highlights Leftist stupidity

    03/16/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 3-13-2015 | Bookworm
    I side with the people who think that Tom Cotton and the 46 senators who joined with him in an open letter to apprise the Iranians about the way our Constitutional system works did the world a great service. As I’ll discuss at greater length below, the letter is a simple, beautifully written exposition about the American Constitution and its effects. In addition, it’s a wonderful honey pot for calling stupid Progressives out of their dark caves and exposing their ignorance to bright sunlight.The Cotton letter is really nothing more than an elegant primer about the balance of powers and...
  • Senator Joni Ernst's First Annual Roast and Ride [Live video]

    06/06/2015 11:07:13 AM PDT · by jjotto · 4 replies
    C-span ^ | June 6, 2015 | uncredited
    Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), Dr. Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina spoke at Senator Joni Ernst’s first annual Roast and Ride in Boone, Iowa.
  • Joni Ernst chooses location for first Roast and Ride

    03/12/2015 7:02:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 11, 2015
    Today, Jobs, Opportunity, and New Ideas PAC announced the location of the first annual Roast and Ride, hosted by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst. The event, to be held June 6, 2015, will take place at the Central Iowa Expo grounds near Boone. The grounds are home to many summertime events, including the Farm Progress Show. We are fortunate as Iowans to have many great places to hold events like the Roast and Ride. This year, the Central Iowa Expo is the perfect site for the inaugural event and were looking forward to the opportunity to bring Iowans together there this...
  • Joan Walsh - State of the GOP is broken: I thought Joni Ernst was bad. Then I watched Ted Cruz

    01/21/2015 4:55:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | January 21, 2015 | Joan Walsh, editor-at-large
    Watching Sen. Joni Ernst Tuesday night, I found myself thinking: If theres a GOP establishment, it must consist of secret Democrats, because they so reliably sabotage their rising stars by assigning them the reply to President Obamas annual State of the Union address, way before theyre ready. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sen. Marco Rubio moved from 2016 contenders to punch lines in moments. Ernst seemed headed the same way, with her robotic sing-song delivery and her head-scratching anecdotes about bread bags on her shoes and working the biscuit lines at Hardees. She was clearly working to show voters that shes...
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obamas State of the Union address: As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • Video: Sen. Joni Ernst delivers GOP rebuttal to Obamas SOTU

    01/21/2015 7:24:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    First, let it be known that I am on the record many times declaring the tradition of the State of the Union and the State of the Union response as the worst monsters of democracy. I swear I would vote for anyone who promised to go back to sending a letter to Congress.If the SOTU is a dry, boring, laundry list of impossible goals and partisan cheap shots, the SOTU response is an even bleaker task. It has famously tripped up many a comer—Republicans more than Democrats, not because Democrats are any better but because the press is much...
  • FULL TEXT: Joni Ernsts Republican Party response to the 2015 State of the Union

    01/20/2015 7:31:22 PM PST · by iowamark · 110 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/20/2015
    Good evening. Im Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight. A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come. Even if we may not always agree, its important to hear different points of view in this great country. We appreciate the President sharing his. Tonight though, rather than respond to a speech, Id like to talk about your priorities. Id like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected,...
  • EXCERPTS: Sen. Joni Ernst Delivers the Republican Address to the Nation

    01/20/2015 4:16:06 PM PST · by iowamark · 41 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | 1/20/2015
    WASHINGTON, DC Tonight, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the State of the Union. Following are excerpts from the address: Id like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how we plan to make Washington focus on your concerns again. We heard the message you sent in November loud and clear. And now were getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country. --- We see our neighbors agonize over stagnant wages and lost jobs. We see the hurt caused by...
  • Pro-Life Senator Joni Ernst Will Deliver Response to Obamas State of the Union

    01/15/2015 6:45:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/15/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The top republicans in Congress have tapped pro-life Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa to deliver the GOP response to pro-abortion President Barack Obamas State of the Union address next week. Sen. Ernst brings a unique perspective to the Senate. She is a mother, a soldier and an independent leader who serves in Washington because Americans voted for change in the last election, and Joni understands that middle-class Americans want Congress to get back to work and that they want Washington to get refocused on their concerns, instead of those of the political class, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in...
  • Meet the ridiculous new pro-abortion argument

    01/03/2015 12:33:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 3, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    You may remember cant say it? dont legislate it. For those who need a refresher, abortion advocates made a fuss by falsely claiming that Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown was censured simply for using the word vagina. In reality she was censured for violating House decorum and comparing support for pro-life legislation to rape. It is the abortion industry that is obsessed with a womans reproductive organs. While a baby does come out of her mother, this is not the only aspect of pregnancy, childbirth, and abortion. Another human beings life is always at stake, and that life deserves just...
  • 'Thanks Joni'

    11/09/2014 6:20:58 AM PST · by IwaCornDogs · 18 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/9/14 | Twitchy
    'Thanks Joni': Hardee's CEO congratulates Senator-elect Ernst with new full page ad
  • GOP presidential hopefuls to attend Joni Ernsts Roast and Ride in Iowa on June 6

    05/28/2015 6:06:50 AM PDT · by jjotto · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    The political action committee of freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, announced Monday that a handful of 2016 Republican presidential contenders are slated to attend the senators inaugural Roast and Ride event on June 6. Confirmed speakers include the following announced presidential candidates: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Other Republicans weighing presidential bids who are also scheduled to speak include Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker... Before the roast, Ms. Ernst is going to lead...
  • Senator Joni Ernst Responds to Obamas Night of a Thousand Lies

    01/21/2015 6:04:07 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Daniel Greenberg
    Im Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight. A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come. Even if we may not always agree, its important to hear different points of view in this great country. We appreciate the President sharing his. Tonight though, rather than respond to a speech, Id like to talk about your priorities. Id like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how...