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  • Trump returning to Iowa as president-elect

    12/02/2016 6:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Globe Gazette ^ | December 2, 2016 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES — President-elect Donald Trump’s victory tour includes a scheduled stop in Iowa. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are scheduled to hold a rally Thursday at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, the Trump campaign confirmed Friday. Trump has been visiting various cities to celebrate his election victory and rally supporters across the country. He started the tour this week in Cincinnati and has another scheduled stop in North Carolina. Trump won Iowa by nearly 10 percentage points en route to his Nov. 8 election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Back in February, Trump finished second...
  • Three People Killed, Two Injured When Truck Slams Into Pella Wal-Mart

    12/01/2016 10:46:41 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 18 replies
    WHO13 ^ | 12/01/16 | staff
    ELLA, Iowa — Officials with the Iowa State Patrol say three people were killed and two were injured when a pickup truck barreled through the front doors of the Wal-Mart in Pella Thursday morning. The 911 call came in at 9:54 a.m. about a truck that drove through the meat and grocery area of the Wal-Mart. Officials say it appears the incident was not intentional. They are continuing the investigation and have not released the names of the victims. The store is closed and people are being asked to avoid the area. A spokesperson for Walmart released the following statement...
  • After 20 years as Senate Democrats’ floor leader, Gronstal exits

    11/18/2016 4:47:55 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2016 | BY O. KAY HENDERSON
    The long-time leader of Democrats in the Iowa Senate is cleaning out his capitol office after 34 years in the legislature. “I’ve had a great run at this, great fun, learned a lot,” says Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs. Last week, Gronstal was defeated in his bid for another term in the state senate. Gronstal told Radio Iowa he has no real regrets
  • Iowa Lawmaker Introduces ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup’ Bill in Response to Election-Related Protests

    11/15/2016 7:09:41 PM PST · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 15, 2016 | ETF News
    An Iowa lawmaker has one thing to say to state universities that spend taxpayer dollars on election-related sit-ins and grief counseling: “Suck it up, buttercup.” “I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) to the Des Moines Register. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.” Kaufmann plans to introduce new legislation in January that he calls...
  • Iowa Rep to introduce 'Suck It Up Buttercup' Bill to claw back School tax $s spent on cry baby.....

    11/12/2016 1:53:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    whoradio.iheart.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Staff Writer
    FULL TITLE: Iowa Rep to introduce 'Suck It Up Buttercup' Bill to claw back School tax $s spent on cry baby reaction to election result - AUDIO The Chairman of the Iowa House Oversight Committee, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, has vowed to conduct a full investigation to discover every Dollar spent by State Schools on safe zones, counselling, cancelled exams and other 'cry baby' reactions to Tuesday's election result. Once his investigation produces a number, his Suck It Up Buttercup Bill will if passed, multiply that $ number by three and remove it from those school budgets next year. LISTEN BELOW
  • Iowa Absentee Ballots RECEIVED Statistics (2012 vs 2016)

    11/07/2016 4:19:47 PM PST · by Ravi · 22 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 11/7/16 | me
    Iowa early voting advantage for Democrats has been reduced by 25,000 from 2012. Important because Dems use early voting primarily in Iowa and GOP has huge advantage on election day. So the goal is to keep early voting margin down in Iowa.
  • WATCH: Student speaker at pro-Clinton rally says 'We can't trust Hillary'

    11/06/2016 10:56:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 6, 2016 | Daniel Chaitin
    Not everyone had positive things to say about Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally for the Democratic nominee in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday. Ahead of a speech by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a student of Iowa State University took the briefly took the stage where he attacked Clinton for her ties to billionaire donors and the military industrial complex. The speech by Kaleb Vanfosson, the president of the Iowa State chapter of Students for Bernie club, started out with a knock against GOP nominee Donald Trump. On rising student debt, Vanfosson said, "While the part-time reality TV show and full-time...
  • Iowa poll: Trump up 7 points over Clinton

    11/06/2016 9:00:08 AM PST · by knak · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/6/16 | cnn
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 7 points in Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register poll of likely voters released Saturday evening. The poll found Trump with 46% to Clinton's 39%, while Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein caught 6% and 1% of likely voters, respectively. About 5% of respondents said they did not want to disclose their choice; 2% said they would vote for someone else or not at all, and the remaining 1% said they weren't sure or didn't remember. Sixty eight percent of respondents said they were unhappy with their choices in...
  • 5 Rallies Today! Sioux City, IA-Minneaepolis, MN- Sterling Heights, MI-Moon Twp, PA-Leesburg, VA.

    11/06/2016 1:43:51 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,520 replies
    Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Sioux City, IA at the Sioux City Convention Center at 12:00 PM CT. Sioux City Convention Center trump Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar at 2:00 PM CT. Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Sterling Heights, MI at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. Live coverage at 6:00 PM ET. Freedom Hill Amphitheater...
  • Des Moines Register: Trump Opens 7-Point Lead Over Clinton

    11/05/2016 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    Des Moines Register | November 5, 2016
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2016/11/05/iowa-poll-trump-opens-7-point-lead-over-clinton/93347134/?hootPostID=244ad51ae6af519614281eb8c6904b90
  • Trump Shows Early-Vote Strength in Ohio, Iowa in Final Days

    11/04/2016 9:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | November 4, 2016 | Mark Niquette and John McCormick
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-04/trump-shows-early-voting-strength-in-ohio-iowa-in-closing-days
  • Ted Cruz Campaigns with Mike Pence / Prole, Iowa

    11/03/2016 12:10:16 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | november 3, 2016 | Youtube Cruz Speech
    11 minute video only. (Full disclosure: I am not a fan of Ted Cruz and have been one of his fiercest critics.) Ted gave a rousing speech and was well received by the crowd in Iowa. He was the introductory speaker for Mike Pence at an outdoor event. He stuck almost exclusively to the issues and here are the highlights. 1. 2nd Amendment- Heller decision and importance of SCOTUS. 2. Obamacare disaster for coverage,choice and premiums. 3. IRS abolish it and go with the Flat Tax 4. Hillary's lies and corruption - met with 'lock her up' chants. 5. Radical...
  • 15 People Lined Up to See Tim Kaine in Dubuque, Iowa (Loras College)

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

    11/02/2016 9:03:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 2, 2016 | J.J. Gallagher and Morgan Winsor
    The man who officials say shot and killed two police officers in an ambush-style attack this morning in central Iowa has been captured. The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Urbandale resident Scott Michael Greene, was located in Dallas County by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office and Iowa State Patrol this morning after officials launched a statewide manhunt, according to Sgt. Chad Underwood of the Urbandale Police Department. He is being transported to Des Moines, police said. Greene was wanted in connection to separate shootings that left two police officers dead in the Des Moines area....
  • Iowa cop-killing suspect identified

    11/02/2016 6:18:39 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/02/2016 | Fox News
    BREAKING: Police identify suspect accused of killing 2 officers as 46 y.o. Scott Michael Greene of Urbandale, Iowa.
  • Two Metro Police Officers Killed in Apparent Ambush Attacks

    11/02/2016 4:43:48 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 38 replies
    WHO TV ^ | Nov. 2, 2016 | Dan Hendrickson
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two metro police officers are dead following what is being called an “ambush-style attack” and police say there is a “clear and present danger to police officers right now.” ... According to Des Moines police the incident started at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired near 70th and Aurora. The first officer who arrived at that scene found an Urbandale police officer in his patrol vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. Twenty minutes later a Des Moines police officer was found shot in his patrol vehicle at the intersection of Merle Hay Road...
  • SHOOTER KILLS 2 IOWA OFFICERS IN AMBUSH (Iowa)

    11/02/2016 2:37:18 AM PDT · by BookmanTheJanitor · 58 replies
    S MOINES, IA (KTRK) -- Two police officers were ambushed and killed overnight in Des Moines, Iowa. A search is underway for the person who fatally shot them.
  • Trump Launches Ad Blitz in Optimistic Blue State Pitch

    11/01/2016 7:46:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    The Trump campaign appears to be riding high and operating optimistically headed into the final week of the presidential campaign. The clearest sign of that comes in the form of a $25 million ad buy that includes new spots in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Mexico, all of which are classified as leaning Democratic in the current ABC News state ratings. The only of those three states that has recent reputable polling is Pennsylvania, the latest of which has Clinton leading by six points in the Oct. 16 Quinnipiac survey. Michigan hasn't voted Republican since 1988 and New Mexico has only...
  • Where Iowa’s Early Vote Stands One Week Out [Good news for Trump]

    11/01/2016 3:30:07 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 17 replies
    We’re at the point of the campaign cycle in Iowa where campaigns cease signing up new people for absentee ballots and go solely into ballot chase and GOTV mode. The increases in requested ballots in the daily totals from here on out will be mostly from people who voted in-person that day. For mail absentee ballots, while they can be requested as late as Friday, there’s just not enough time to reliably get them sent out and returned. Let’s take another in-depth look at the early vote numbers, as we’re to the point where many of the numbers and vote...
  • 2016 Youth Straw Poll Iowa

    11/01/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    Iowa Sec. of State Verified account ‏@IowaSOS 13m13 minutes ago Results for the Iowa Youth Straw Poll, with about 80% of schools reporting, and 55,000 votes cast: https://sos.iowa.gov/youth/poll/results.aspx … #IAparticipate
  • Reporters waiting for Hillary Clinton to step off her plane in Iowa shortly after FBI news broke

    10/28/2016 11:07:20 AM PDT · by maggief · 139 replies
    LA Times via Twitter ^ | October 28, 2016
  • LIVE:Three Rallies 10/28/2016 Manchester, NH @ 12:30pm ET, Lisbon, ME @ 4pm, Cedar Rapids, IA @ 7p

    10/28/2016 2:54:47 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,027 replies
    Friday, October 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Lisbon, ME at Open Door Christian Academy Lisbon, ME. The population was 9,009 at the 2010 census. Open Door Christian Academy Friday, October 28, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Manchester, NH at Radisson Armory. Coverage begin at 12:30 PM ET Manchester, NH at Radisson Armory. Friday, October 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Cedar Rapids, IA at McGrath Amphitheatre. Live coverage at 7:00 PM CT. McGrath Amphitheatre
  • Iowa absentee/early voting (2012 vs 2016)

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

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

    10/18/2016 1:21:37 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2016 | Reid Wilson
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is finally spending more money than Hillary Clinton’s. Trump’s campaign will spend almost $11.7 million on television ads set to run in eleven states this week, topping Clinton’s spending on ads for the first time. The Clinton campaign is spending $10.5 million on advertising in seven states.
  • Trump Campaign Announces Iowa Veterans for Trump Coalition

    10/17/2016 5:22:28 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
    KCCI.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | kcci.com
    The Trump-Pence campaign Thursday launched Iowa Veterans for Trump, a coalition comprised of over 160 former officers and enlisted service members from the Hawkeye State. Three coalition members, veterans Harold Johnson, Bob Gleason and Evan "Curly" Hultman, spoke on behalf of Donald Trump's Republican presidential candidacy and his vision to keep America safe. "We are proud today to join the more than 200 admirals, generals and Medal of Honor recipients who have now publicly endorsed Mr. Trump to serve as commander in chief," said Johnson, a retired colonel who is honorary chairman of Iowa Veterans for Trump. "Donald Trump is...
  • Iowa Absentee REQUEST Statistics Updated (2016 vs 2012)

    10/14/2016 2:25:28 PM PDT · by Ravi · 13 replies
    Iowa SoS ^ | 10/14/16 | me
    Trending well in Iowa...
  • Iowa Absentee REQUEST Statistics Updated

    10/13/2016 5:43:44 PM PDT · by Ravi · 11 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/13/16 | me
    Trending well in Iowa. Will Explain.
  • Iowa Absentee REQUEST Statistics Updated (Comparison to 2014/2012 elections)

    10/12/2016 4:12:57 PM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/12/16 | me
    Iowa continues to trend well...
  • Suspect and A Setback In Al-Qaeda Anthrax Case - Scientist With Ties To Group Goes Free

    10/31/2006 2:52:25 PM PST · by RDTF · 19 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Joby Warrick
    In December 2001, as the investigation into the U.S. anthrax attacks was gathering steam, coalition soldiers in Afghanistan uncovered what appeared to be an important clue: a trail of documents chronicling an attempt by al-Qaeda to create its own anthrax weapon. The documents told of a singular mission by a scientist named Abdur Rauf, an obscure, middle-aged Pakistani with alleged al-Qaeda sympathies and an advanced degree in microbiology. Using his membership in a prestigious scientific organization to gain access, Rauf traveled through Europe on a quest, officials say, to obtain both anthrax spores and the equipment needed to turn them...
  • Iowa Absentee Requests Updated (10/10/16 vs 10/5/14 vs 10/8/12)

    10/10/2016 2:44:10 PM PDT · by Ravi · 7 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/10/16 | me
    Still trending well in Iowa.
  • Iowa Poll: Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 4 points

    10/08/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Des Moines Register | October 8, 2016 | Jason Noble
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2016/10/08/iowa-poll-donald-trump-leads-hillary-clinton-by-4-points/91673644/
  • Virginia- Trump 50, Clinton 45 Pennsylvania Trump 50 Clinton 46 ...

    10/06/2016 9:17:07 AM PDT · by GilGil · 47 replies
    Trump Twitter ^ | 10/6/2016 | Trump Twitter
    In addition, Arizona Trump 46 Clinton 44 Colorado Trump 45 Clinton 43 Iowa Trump 49 Clinton 42 Georgia Trump 51 Clinton 38
  • Only 125 People Turn Out for Chelsea Clinton in Iowa

    10/06/2016 7:25:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Oct 2016 | DUSTIN STOCKTON
    A small crowd greeted Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea at a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa on Tuesday. At the Orpheum theater, Chelsea defended her mother and attacked Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump to a crowd reported to include just 125 people. Chelsea Clinton told those in attendance that she doesn’t want to live in a country with what she called the “demeaning speak” of Trump. “The demeaning speak against Americans with disabilities, against women, against minorities, against Muslims, against immigrants, against our veterans, against a gold-star family,” Clinton said. “None of that is the country that I...
  • New Reuters Polling: TRUMP Up 7 in Iowa, 2 in Colorado, 13 in Georgia

    10/05/2016 6:31:29 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 123 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Republican Donald Trump is now leading Hillary Clinton by 7 points in Iowa and 2 points in Colorado – two formerly blue states. Trump is also up 13 points in Georgia. Trump leads unpopular Hillary Clinton by 2 points in the Reuters national poll.
  • Iowa Voter Registration Totals (10/1/16 vs 10/1/12)

    10/03/2016 10:26:44 AM PDT · by Ravi · 17 replies
    Iowa SoS ^ | 10/3/16 | me
    Favorable comparison to 2012.
  • POST [PRE?] DEBATE POLLS: TRUMP Surges to Lead in 5 Battleground States Following Debate

    09/30/2016 7:22:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 161 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 30th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump is now leading in five battleground states following the first presidential debate on Monday. trump train rally Trump now leads in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio and North Carolina – all states Barack Obama won his first term – according to Real Clear Politics averages. (Ed Henry, Fox video..."Trump still surging") https://youtu.be/MoHWjPNgMvk
  • "No Stamina's" Iowa Event Scheduled Today: Thursday Sept 29 - Des Moines, IA Early Voting Event

    09/29/2016 11:04:54 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 21 replies
    Illary Clinton dot communist ^ | September 29, 2016 | The Illary Campaign
    THU, SEP 29, 2016, 12:30PM – 2:00PM CDT Iowa Democratic Party Early Vote Event with Hillary Clinton Cowles Commons 221 Walnut St Des Moines, Iowa 50309
  • Parents of Sarah Root Talk About Trump Visit to Council Bluffs, Iowa

    09/28/2016 7:32:14 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 9 replies
    This is a great video as to how Mr. Trump and Republicans reached out to the Root family after their daughter (my daughter's best friend) was killed by alleged drunk driver and illegal immigrant Edwin Mejia. Michelle and her ex-husband both voted twice for Obama, but only Republicans reached out to them after the accident. Sens. Ernst, Fischer, Grassley, Sasse and Sessions all offered to help and not one of them asked of their political affiliations, just how they could help. From Congress it was Young, King, Gowdy,Goodlatte, Chaffetz and Gohmert plus along with countless other committee members and their...
  • The Latest: Trump counts Christian conservatives in IA crowd (Name-checks Ted Cruz)

    09/28/2016 4:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WLBT-TV ^ | September 28, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Donald Trump wants to know how many Christian conservatives are backing him in Iowa. The Republican presidential nominee asked those attending a Wednesday afternoon rally in Council Bluffs to raise their hands "if you're not a Christian conservative." He noticed "a couple people" raising their hands. He asked the crowd, "Should we keep them in the room?" He answered himself, "Yes, I think so." Many Iowa Republicans are Christian conservatives. The thrice married Trump has faced tough questions of his own about his devotion to Christian values....
  • LIVE:Two Trump rallies 9/28/2016 Council Bluffs, IA @ 3pm and Waukesha, WI @ 6pm CT.

    09/28/2016 12:18:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 758 replies
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Center Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream of the event below: Mid America Center Convention Center Wednesday, September 28, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Waukesha, WI at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream of the event below: Waukesha County Expo Center
  • Donald Trump Visiting Council Bluffs Wednesday, Hillary Clinton Traveling to Des Moines Thursday

    09/27/2016 4:20:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both have rallies scheduled in the state of Iowa this week. Trump will instead hold a rally at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs Wednesday after his campaign initially set up the event in Ottumwa, but his plane was too big to land at the smaller airport. The rally is set for 2:30 p.m. Clinton is scheduled to be in Des Moines on Thursday where she'll hold a rally at Cowles Commons at 12:30 p.m. The visit coincides with the first day of early voting in Iowa.
  • New UPI Voter Polls: Trump Up in VA, FL, IA, OH, NC and PA

    09/27/2016 2:59:06 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 122 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/27/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump now leads in polling in swing states Virginia, Florida and Iowa. All of the Iowa polls the last few weeks have shown Trump with a significant lead in the Hawkeye state. Trump is also up in Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
  • Governor Terry Branstad Statement On Donald J. Trump’s Debate Victory

    09/27/2016 12:33:18 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | 27 Sep 2016
  • Iowa Absentee Ballot Requests by Party (9/18/12 vs. 9/21/16) 2nd day of absentee requests

    09/21/2016 2:22:41 PM PDT · by Ravi · 48 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 9/21/16 | me
    9/18/12: D-97,001; R-14,909; I-30,083 9/21/16: D-47,449; R-17,254; I-18,326
  • Iowa Absentee Ballot Requests (9/17/12 vs 9/20/16); Dems underperforming and GOP overperforming

    09/20/2016 5:49:48 PM PDT · by Ravi · 19 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 9/20/16 | me
    Slight background. Dems in IA always vote much higher absentee compared to GOP. This has gone on for several elections now. GOP always makes up for it on election day at least in 2004 not 2008/2012. Off topic but FL, for some reason, this pattern is reversed. So here on the first day of absentee ballot requests of 2016 compared to the first day of absentee ballot requests in 2012: 9/17/12: D-92,850; R-13,635; I-28,091 9/20/16: D-43,443; R-15,272; I-16,360
  • Dr. Joseph M. Seng [Iowa State Senator]

    09/20/2016 4:31:55 AM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 9/20/2016
    DAVENPORT, Iowa — State senator and veterinarian Dr. Joseph M. Seng, 69, of Davenport, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Services and a Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport. Burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Right to Life, a Humane Society of your choice, or Defeat GBM to find a cure for glioblastoma.Joseph Matthew Seng Jr....
  • Trump Now Winning in IA, NM, FL, CO, NV – 5 States Obama Won Twice

    09/18/2016 9:58:05 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep 18th, 2016
    Donald Trump now leads Hillary Clinton in several states won by Barack Obama including: Iowa, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and is tied with Hillary Clinton in Michigan. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway cheered the development in a series of tweets.
  • Iowa Senate: Where do Chuck Grassley and Patty Judge Stand on Abortion?

    09/18/2016 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Karen Cross
    Every election year, National Right to Life publishes downloadable comparison flyers about the various Senate candidates. The downloadable version for Iowa’s “Where do the Senate Candidates Stand on Life?” is available here. The candidates have very different views on abortion. Here is an overview of their positions on abortion-related issues. Abortion on Demand Chuck Grassley is pro-life. He opposes abortion on demand, and supports protection for unborn children. Chuck Grassley co-sponsored and voted to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), legislation to protect unborn children who can feel pain by prohibiting abortion at 20 weeks, a point...
  • Suspended sentence for Ottumwa [IA] teen accused of assaulting toddler [and filmed it]

    09/15/2016 12:37:20 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 15 replies
    KTVO.com ^ | |Tuesday, September 13th 2016 | By KTVO News Desk
    Ottumwa, Iowa — An Ottumwa teen accused of sexually assaulting a toddler won't do any jail time. In July, Kraigen Grooms, 19, pleaded guilty to one county of Engaging in a Lascivious Act with a Child. Wapello County Attorney Gary Oldenburger told KTVO that Grooms, aka Kraigen Simmers, was sentenced on that charge on Monday. Grooms received a 10-year suspended sentence and five years of supervised release. He will be required to register as a sex offender for life. Grooms was just 17 in the spring of 2014 when he was arrested for sexually assaulting a one-year-old child. Law enforcement...