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  • Tulsi Gabbard elevated in Iowa by Clinton spat

    10/19/2019 10:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 19, 2019 | Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
    WEST BRANCH, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton's suggestion this past week that Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is being "groomed" by Russians to act as a spoiler in the 2020 race may have had the opposite effect of what the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee intended: It's elevated Gabbard's candidacy and may have inspired even more ardent interest in her campaign among Clinton critics. On Saturday, Gabbard found fans among the many Clinton skeptics across Iowa, where Clinton barely won the 2016 Democratic caucuses against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. "What is this horrible thing that Hillary said about you?" one person asked...
  • Emerson Poll’s Warning To Dems: Impeachment The Most Important Issue To ... Just 6% Of Iowa Voters

    10/18/2019 8:09:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/18/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Both House Democrats and the national news media have tried selling impeachment as the nation’s highest priority. According to the latest Emerson poll in Iowa, not even their fellow Democrats are buying that. Only six percent of voters in the key Midwestern swing state see impeachment as the most important issue, and a majority would vote to re-elect Donald Trump rather than vote for the two top Democratic candidates to replace him.Emerson buries the impeachment lead quite a bit, but it’s fascinating. According to pollster Spencer Kimball, a third of Democrats in the state aren’t buying impeachment at all,...
  • An Early Crowd is Building Outside the AAC for Thursday’s Trump Rally [Dallas, Texas]

    10/16/2019 7:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | October 16, 2019
    Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – The crowd is already gathering outside the American Airlines Center for the Trump campaign rally tomorrow evening. Among those in the small crowd that is slowly building, this group of women talked to us about why they came out so early. “Mr Trump, President Trump. [What are some of the things that you support that he’s done?] Oooh so much, (the wall), the wall for sure… security … he brought faith back out in the community … all of the above and being able to say God again.” The women, mostly strangers before today are from Des...
  • Joe Biden on call for Trump-Ukraine probe: 'I'm the reason there is impeachment going on'

    10/14/2019 8:35:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 13, 2019 | Sarah Mucha and Eric Bradner
    Altoona, Iowa (CNN)Joe Biden said Sunday that even though he was the last top-tier Democratic candidate to call for President Donald Trump's impeachment, "I'm the reason there is impeachment going on." The former vice president lambasted Trump for asking foreign governments to investigate him and his son Hunter -- despite there being no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of either Biden -- at a forum in Iowa, saying that the President is leading the "most corrupt administration in modern American history." "It's gotten so far now, if you don't move on it, then what do we say to the...
  • Kamala Harris, campaigning in Iowa, tells 'em to 'learn to code'

    10/09/2019 8:20:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 9, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    California presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris has been campaigning in Iowa and apparently been telling the local poli-sci majors to "learn to code...." The scene is a beauty parlor, so it may well be that she told one of its Millennial denizens upset at her low-skill job after graduating from college with a useless major to learn code if she wants a better-paying job. The problem, of course, is that it's a dismissive sort of advice to throw out to someone who might just be unsuited to learning code and, in any case, clearly had dreams of doing something else......
  • Morning Consult Poll Shows Biden climbing back into a Solid Lead in Democratic Primary

    10/08/2019 9:36:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/2019 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    The latest polling data from Morning Consult show former vice president Joe Biden climbing back into a stable lead in the Democratic presidential primary, after several weeks of running alongside Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren. Among Democratic-primary voters surveyed over the past week, 33 percent say they support Biden compared to just 21 percent who support Warren. Still in third place, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders comes in close behind Warren with 19 percent support. When asked who their second choice in the field would be, respondents who selected Sanders as their first choice preferred Biden to Warren as their next best...
  • Teenage activist Greta Thunberg brings call for climate action to Iowa

    10/04/2019 1:25:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 128 replies ^ | October 4, 2019 / 5:09 AM / Updated 30 minutes ago | Alan Devall
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (Reuters) - Hundreds of people gathered in Iowa City on Friday to watch teenage activist Greta Thunberg speak at a rally to demand that political leaders and institutions take urgent action to combat climate change. Demonstrators, including many young activists, held signs that read “If you breathe the air you should care” and “Science not silence” as they waited for the young Swede to take the stage on the campus of the University of Iowa. “I am more than excited,” said Iowa City resident Philinise Hamlin, 41. “Change doesn’t start until we put our foot forward and...
  • Two Women Charged with Offenses Related to Pipeline Attacks

    10/04/2019 11:07:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    USAO - Iowa ^ | October 2, 2019 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa – On September 19, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment charging defendants, Jessica Rae Reznicek and Ruby Katherine Montoya, with one count of conspiracy to damage an energy facility, four counts of use of fire in the commission of a felony, and four counts of malicious use of fire, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Montoya was recently arrested in the District of Arizona and detained pending court proceedings to determine her appearance in the Southern District of Iowa. Reznicek appeared in Des Moines on October 1, 2019 and was conditionally released pending trial. Trial...
  • Trump sides with farmers in ethanol proposal angering oil industry

    10/04/2019 9:25:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 4, 2019 | Rebecca Beitsch
    The Trump administration unveiled a fuel proposal Friday that would buoy corn farmers and ethanol producers while alienating the nation’s oil industry. The proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would require oil refineries to blend more ethanol into gasoline, a minimum of 15 billion gallons of each year. The rollout marks the latest twist in a months-long feud between two groups viewed by President Trump as key supporters in his base: farmers and the oil and gas industry. “Once again the president has demonstrated he’s a champion for our nation’s farmers and for rural America,” a senior EPA official...
  • California isn’t doing enough to verify citizenship while registering voters, (Tr)

    10/03/2019 12:02:17 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    The Sacramento Bee a Commie ^ | October 1 2019 | Bryan Anderson
    A Republican attorney filed a lawsuit on Tuesday demanding that two California agencies develop a better system to verify the citizenship of people who register to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles. In the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento, Harmeet Dhillon alleges Secretary of State Alex Padilla is violating federal law by not verifying citizenship information from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. She wants the DMV to send Padilla more records related to citizenship to demonstrate that only eligible people are able to register.
  • Iowa Voter ID Law Survives Lawsuit Claiming It Is “An Attack On The Latino Community"

    10/03/2019 11:48:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 3, 2019
    In a much-needed victory for election integrity a judge has upheld Iowa’s voter identification law, rejecting claims by a leftist open borders group that the measure is unconstitutional because it makes it harder for minorities to cast ballots. When the group, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), filed the lawsuit, the head of its Iowa chapter referred to the state’s voter ID law as “an attack on the Latino community” that places many restrictions on the right to vote. He also said the measure, passed in 2017, is a form of “voter suppression.” Under the law Iowans must...
  • The Latest Iowa Poll Is Good News For Elizabeth Warren And Tulsi Gabbard

    10/03/2019 9:28:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | September 23, 2019 | Nathaniel Rakich
    On Saturday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren got one of her best polls of the cycle. According to a new survey by Selzer and Co. sponsored by the Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, Warren has 22 percent support among Democrats in Iowa, the crucial first-in-the-nation caucus state. Former Vice President Joe Biden sits at 20 percent, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders at 11 percent, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 9 percent and Sen. Kamala Harris at 6 percent. Notably, this is the first high-quality poll to put Warren at the top of the field in Iowa, though her 2...
  • Democrats Propose To Block Trump’s Farm Aid Program, Putting U.S. Farmers At ‘Serious Risk’

    09/15/2019 4:08:26 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    House Democrats are proposing to block President Donald Trump’s aid to farmers amidst the country’s tariff fight with China, which could have a devastating impact on America’s farmers. The Washington Post revealed Thursday that it has reviewed a draft of a bill written by House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) that would block Trump’s ability to help farmers while the country fights China’s unfair trade practices. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in a tweet Thursday that Democrats are trying to “squeeze” American farmers by blocking this aid. “Farming is hard enough work as it is. But now...
  • 'Too little, too late': Democrats fear Kamala Harris 'Iowa or bust' strategy could sink her

    09/30/2019 5:06:25 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09-30-19 | Naomi Limb
    The Kamala Harris campaign gamble on Iowa as the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination nears the opening caucuses may not pay off, according to campaign strategists. "I'm f--king moving to Iowa," Harris, 54, was overheard telling a Senate colleague this month. Though the former California attorney general was being at least partly facetious, she has promised to visit the first-in-the-nation state every week of October and will double the size of her Hawkeye State staff as she tries to overcome her summer slump before primary voters start caucusing on Feb. 3. The tactic represents a shift in emphasis...
  • How White Liberals Became 'Woke,' Radically Changing Their Outlook On Race

    10/01/2019 3:05:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 1, 2019 | Asma Kahlid
    Jeromy Brown, a 46-year-old teacher in Iowa, considers President Trump a white supremacist. "If the shoe fits, then say it, and the shoe fits him," Brown said, while waiting in a "selfie line" at an Elizabeth Warren rally in August. "Why should he be excused from that label?" Brown, like many white liberal voters, appreciates that some Democratic presidential candidates have begun explicitly referring to Trump as a white supremacist. His top choice, Warren, told The NPR Politics Podcast in August that "when the white supremacists call Donald Trump one of their own, I tend to believe them." But she's...
  • GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility

    09/30/2019 10:36:02 AM PDT · by robowombat · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 Republican senators scrambling to protect President Trump from a formal impeachment inquiry are attacking the credibility of the whistleblower who filed a complaint. GOP lawmakers are asserting the whistleblower did not have firsthand knowledge of the actions detailed in the complaint and question whether the person had a political agenda. “It doesn’t come from a person with personal knowledge. It’s like I heard these people say this, and now I’m reporting it. I think that is pretty bizarre,” said Sen. John...
  • Trump insiders see reasons to worry about Warren

    09/26/2019 1:43:16 PM PDT · by rintintin · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 25 2019 | Jonathan Easley
    President Trump’s allies see reasons to worry about the rise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is gaining steadily in Democratic primary polls and attracting huge crowds of supporters to her campaign rallies. The Hill interviewed more than a half-dozen current or former advisers to Trump, and about half viewed Warren as the most formidable nominee in a head-to-head match-up against Trump, while the other half described former Vice President Joe Biden as the tougher general election foe. To many Trump World insiders, Warren increasingly looks like the candidate with the best shot at winning the nomination. The two most...
  • Iowa Renewable Fuel Plant Closes Without Government Mandated Market

    09/26/2019 10:05:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Some more news out of Iowa on the King Corn front reached us this week and it spells yet another headache for President Trump who remains caught in a tug-of-war between the ethanol lobby and the oil and gas industry. The CEO of W2 Fuel, a biofuel company, announced that he is closing his plant in Crawfordsville and laying off the fifty employees who work there. The reason he is giving for the closure is that the Renewable Fuel Standard waivers given to more than thirty small refineries by Trump’s EPA this year (85 total since taking office) have...
  • Saturday's Dem Steak Fry in Iowa - a Lefty's Lament

    09/26/2019 8:29:12 AM PDT · by FirstFlaBn · 14 replies
    26 Sept 2019 | Same as always
    A dispirited enviro wacko activist breaks into song to threaten withdrawal of support for the Dem candidates as they're yukking it up at the steak fry. To the tune of I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love With You (Sorry, Hank)
  • Dems Grill Up 10,500 Steaks In Iowa While Lecturing Us to Eat Less Meat

    09/23/2019 8:38:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/23/2019 | Rick Moran
    There was the annual Polk County Democratic Party Steak Fry yesterday, featuring every presidential candidate and many national Democratic figures donning ridiculous aprons to cook steaks for potential voters.It was an interesting scene. At the recent CNN town hall on climate change, most of the Democratic candidates who were cooking and eating steak lectured the rest of us on our eating habits;In short, we eat too much meat.Washington Free Beacon: "As a nation, we actually have to have a real priority at highest level of government around what we eat and in terms of healthy eating because we have...