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US: Iowa (News/Activism)

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  • Iowa Gov Kim Reynolds signs historic school choice bill: 'We will fund students not systems'

    01/26/2023 5:50:02 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 Jan 2023 | Fox News
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an unprecedented school choice bill called the Students First Act on Tuesday, allowing any Iowa student to use public money to pay for private school tuition or other expenses. "For the first time, we will fund students not systems!" Reynolds said on Twitter. "Parents, not the government, can now choose the education setting best suited to their child regardless of their income or zip code. Iowa has affirmed that educational freedom belongs to all!"
  • 'Let go of my kid!' Couple attempts to abduct a child, but armed mother immediately puts the kibosh on kidnapping

    01/18/2023 4:26:11 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Paul Sacca
    The latest "good guy with a gun" story comes out of Iowa, but it is actually a "good gal with a gun" story. A couple attempted to abduct a child, but an armed mother immediately put the kibosh on the kidnapping attempt. Michael Ernest Ross, 43, and Laurie Lynn Potter, 57, repeatedly walked in front of the entrance to the Hubbell Tower Apartments in Des Moines on Jan. 5. Shay Lindberg – the manager at the Hubbell Tower Apartments – noticed the duo and confronted the couple about lurking around the front door of the building. At the time, Lindberg...
  • Iowa police chief kept and sold department machine guns, officials say

    12/21/2022 9:25:36 PM PST · by blueplum · 42 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 21 Dec 2022 | By Daniel Wu The Washington Post
    Police Chief Bradley Wendt had a long shopping list for his department in Adair, Iowa. Between 2018 and 2022, he requested around 90 firearms, including rifles, submachine guns and a .50-caliber belt-fed machine gun, an indictment alleges. Prosecutors say Adair’s police department never staffed more than three full-time officers during that period... Wendt is accused of using the weapons, some of which prosecutors say he obtained through a gun store that he also owns, for his own personal gain...
  • Republican Flips House Seat in Iowa By a Thin Margin After Hand Recount

    12/10/2022 10:19:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 12/10/2022 | Liza Carlisle
    Amid speculation over election processes in key states, midterm elections in Iowa came down to a hand recount between candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. After election night, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced that there would be a hand recount in Scott County, House District 81. In four tabulations of the ballots, including the hand count of the ballots that Thursday and a machine count on the next day, Friday, the tabulation totals matched and every ballot was accounted for in a fast and agreed upon resolution. “Accuracy is the most important factor in elections, and we...
  • An investigation found no evidence to support a woman’s claim her father was a serial killer

    12/09/2022 3:06:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri December 9, 2022 | Rebekah Riess
    The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says there’s “no evidence” to back up a claim by a woman that her late father disposed of dozens of bodies of people he had killed decades ago in rural Iowa. Following an investigation that involved the FBI, the DCI said in a statement on Thursday that “after exhaustive efforts, no evidence or other items of concern were recovered.” The investigation had followed a Newsweek article quoting Lucy Studey, who claimed her father, Donald Studey, killed “50 to 70” people years ago – and that she helped dispose of the bodies in a well...
  • Iowa caucuses, built on myth, lose place at head of the line

    12/03/2022 8:00:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 3, 2022 | By THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Hy-Vee Hall ballroom in Des Moines erupted in cheers in 2008 when the youthful Illinois senator hinted at the improbable possibility of the feat ahead: “Our time for change has come!” That Iowa, an overwhelmingly white state, would propel Barack Obama’s rise to become America’s first Black president seemed to ratify its first-in-the-nation position in the presidential nominating process. But in the half-century arc of the state’s quirky caucuses, Obama’s victory proved to be an outlier. All other Democratic winners turned out to be also-rans. The caucuses and their outsize importance were largely an...
  • 12 RINOs

    11/27/2022 10:36:52 PM PST · by Dick Vomer · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Congressional Record
    12 RINOs …
  • Grassley presses Musk over Twitter data security concerns, whistleblower allegations

    11/23/2022 10:39:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/2022 | REBECCA KLAR
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the highest-ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, pressed new Twitter CEO Elon Musk over data security concerns raised by a Twitter whistleblower who came forward before Musk completed his acquisition of the company. Grassley’s Wednesday letter to Musk focuses on issues Musk inherited when taking over Twitter, differing from pushback from the senator’s Democratic colleagues that centers on changes Musk has made since taking the reins at the end of October. Grassley told Musk Twitter’s former CEO cited “the ongoing litigation with you as an excuse” to sidestep questions about the whistleblower allegations. Now that Musk...

    11/04/2022 7:10:30 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    RSBN ^ | November 3, 2022 | Samantha Flom
    President Donald J. Trump came the closest he ever has to announcing a 2024 presidential run Thursday night at a chilly Sioux City, Iowa, rally.Noting that he ran twice and won twice, Trump reassured supporters: “And now, in order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again, OK? Very, very, very probably.”The enthusiastic crowd roared in response, breaking out into chants of “Trump! Trump! Trump!”President Donald J. Trump: "I will very, very, very 'probably' do it again." The crowd goes wild chanting "Trump! Trump! Trump!" For the full rally join...
  • Hamas-Linked CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Charges in Marion, Iowa-About something that has nothing to do with Islam.

    10/31/2022 6:53:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 31, 2022 | Larry Estavan
    The arrest of two young men in Marion, Iowa for vandalism has caught the attention of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).ABC affiliate KCRG showed images of swastikas spray-painted on several windows. The letters “KKK” were also reported to have been spray-painted. Despite this, there seems to have been no ideological motive for the two 19-year-olds’ actions. Indeed, the Marion police are not charging the two with any kind of hate crime, and made the following statement.While hate speech and racist graffiti are vile and despicable, they do not constitute a [hate] crime unless other factors are present. That...
  • Poll Shows Iowa “Keep and Bear Arms” Amendment will Pass

    10/31/2022 4:18:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | October 27, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    A new poll shows overwhelming support for the Right to Keep and bear arms amendment to the Iowa Constitution. From new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll found 58% of likely voters plan to vote for the proposed amendment in the Nov. 8 midterm election. Thirty-seven percent of likely voters would vote against it, and another 6% are not sure.The great seal of Iowa features a citizen soldier armed with a musket. The Great Seal, has, in bold letters emblazoned on the banner near the top of the Seal:“Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.”In spite of...

    10/29/2022 10:53:41 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    RSBN ^ | October 26, 2022 | RSBN
    Thursday, November 3, 2022: Join the RSBN broadcast crew LIVE from Sioux City, IA for all day coverage of President Donald J. Trump’s SAVE AMERICA rally.President Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, will hold a rally in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 7:00PM CDT.Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 7:00PM CDTPresident Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, delivers remarks in support of his unprecedented effort to advance the MAGA agenda by energizing voters and highlighting the slate of Trump Endorsed America First candidates including Governor Kim Reynolds...

    10/28/2022 8:20:15 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    RSBN ^ | October 26, 2022 | Laura Ramirez
    President Donald Trump is on the road again, this time heading to Sioux City, Iowa, next Thursday, to hold a Save America Rally. The announcement made Wednesday by the president’s Save America PAC, revealed that Trump will visit the Sioux Gateway Airport on Nov. 3 to deliver remarks in support of his endorsed candidates, including Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Chuck Grassley. Notably, more voters in the Hawkeye State voted for Trump in 2020 than any other presidential candidate in modern history, and 73 percent of Iowans believe the nation is headed in the wrong path under the current...
  • Iowa GOP establishment abandons state auditor candidate

    10/26/2022 9:29:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 10/26/22 | Laura Belin
    When Governor Kim Reynolds made news in May by pleading with supporters to help her get her "own" attorney general and a state auditor who wouldn't scrutinize her actions, Republican Party of Iowa state chair Jeff Kaufmann defended the appeal. In a written statement, Kaufmann said the governor "should be promoting Republican candidates up and down the ticket," because "Iowans know how worthless our current state auditor, state treasurer and attorney general have been." But since Mary Ann Hanusa (the insiders' pick for state auditor) unexpectedly lost the GOP primary in June, top Iowa Republicans have done virtually nothing to...
  • Biden's approval flounders at a dire 35% in key state of Iowa and just 20% of residents believe the country is heading in the right direction in another dire poll for Democrats with 18 days until the midterms

    10/21/2022 12:32:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21 2022 | ROB CRILLY
    President Joe Biden's approval rating remains deep underwater in Iowa, where only 20 percent of people believe the country is headed in the right direction, according to a new poll. With only 18 days until Democrats have to defend control of the House and the Senate, it spells more bad news for Biden in a state with several crucial races. The Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll found that 61 percent of Iowa adults said they disapproved of Biden's presidency, while 35 percent approve.
  • Biden Whistleblower Emails: Chinese Energy Company Gave $5 Million Non-Secured, Forgivable Loan to Biden ‘Family’

    10/22/2020 3:23:18 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2020 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    A 2017 email from a top official with a Chinese energy firm, provided by a whistleblower to U.S. Senate investigators, demonstrates the terms of an agreement included officials with the firm giving a $5 million non-secured, forgivable loan to the Biden “family.” “In a way, this would give CEFC greater leverage over the Biden family than simply giving them a gift or bribe because if they were dissatisfied with what the Bidens were doing they could ask for their money back,” Schweizer told Breitbart News when asked about the arrangement upon the public release of Bobulinski’s emails. The email also...
  • Grassley a ‘no’ on Graham’s 15-week abortion ban

    10/07/2022 5:19:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The hill ^ | 10/07/2022 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the most senior member of the Senate GOP conference, says he would vote against a national 15-week abortion ban sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that has caused a political headache for fellow Republicans. “I would vote ‘no,’” Grassley said at a televised debate Thursday night with his Democratic election opponent, Mike Franken.
  • Chuck Grassley Shocks Committee by Backing Media Cartel Bill

    09/08/2022 7:53:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/08/2022 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) shocked the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday when he announced he would back the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA). Grassley said during a markup of the JCPA he would support the legislation. The JCPA, if enacted, would carve out an antitrust exemption for establishment media outlets. Grassley’s announcement shocked many that expected him to oppose the legislation.
  • Sen. Grassley demands answers on FBI's Trump Mar-a-Lago raid: 'Transparency brings accountability' (FOX Interview)

    08/11/2022 7:38:21 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8.11.22 | FOX Mornings Interview
    I watched this interview with Grassley in real time this morning and two things to be were interesting and one borders on malpractice.
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley says FBI ‘must immediately explain itself’ after raid on Mar-a-Lago

    08/09/2022 4:30:30 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 81 replies
    foxnews ^ | 8/9/2022 | Foxnews
    Judiciary Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said the FBI’s credibility was “one the line” following the agency’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. “Less than a week ago, I expressed serious concern that what little remains of the FBI’s credibility is on the line following its inconsistent handling of politically sensitive investigations, failure to hold its own employees accountable for misconduct and consistent disregard for congressional oversight,” Grassley said in a statement. “Last night’s raid on the home of a former U.S. president without explanation will only further erode confidence in the FBI and the Justice...