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US: Iowa (News/Activism)

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  • DOJ Ultimatum to Iowa: Rescind Immigration Enforcement Law or Face Legal Battle

    05/04/2024 7:57:22 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 24 replies
    TrendyDigest via MSM ^ | 5/4/2024 | Jacob Miller
    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a stern warning to the state of Iowa: halt the enforcement of a controversial new immigration law, or face a federal lawsuit. This legal showdown is poised over Iowa’s recent enactment of Senate File 2340, which criminalizes “illegal reentry” into the state by undocumented immigrants—a move the DOJ deems a violation of the Constitution. … Governor Reynolds has defended the law, Iowa needed the law because of the Biden administration’s poor record on immigration. “The only reason we had to pass this law is because the Biden administration refuses to enforce the...
  • DOJ warns Iowa that it would be sued if it enforces new immigration law

    05/03/2024 5:24:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 3, 2024 7:43pm | Misty Severi
    If arrested and convicted under the new law, a judge can have the individual deported back to their home country. But if the person is not deported, they could be sentenced to two years in prison if its classified as a misdemeanor, or up to 10 years if its a felony and they have been arrested before. The Justice Department warned Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a Republican, on Thursday that it would sue the state if it enforces an immigration law that bans migrants from being in the state if they have an outstanding deportation order, or if they were...
  • Jemele Hill Enters the Projection Hall of Fame With Rant About Caitlin Clark and the 'Sports Race Wars'

    04/02/2024 9:00:05 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 50 replies
    Red State ^ | April 02, 2024 | Bonchie
    Is there a "sports race war" going on involving Iowa's Caitlin Clark, who just helped her team secure a Final Four berth against LSU on Monday evening? That's the word from Jemele Hill, who has never met an issue she can't somehow turn into a diatribe about "white supremacy."
  • Caitlin Clark Shows Out After LSU Shows No Class

    04/02/2024 7:52:26 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 56 replies
    Red State ^ | April 01, 2024 | By Jerry Wilson
    Caitlin Clark, who is to basketball what Taylor Swift is to pop music and culture, albeit with far more talent, scored 42 points and added 12 assists while leading her Hawkeyes to a 94-87 victory over Angel Reese and the LSU Tigers.
  • Caitlin Clark Exposes Media Racism

    02/26/2024 7:18:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2024 | Mark Hewitt
    There is a little craziness happening in Iowa and with University of Iowa basketball star, Caitlin Clark. She just set the NCAA all-time women’s scoring record and can make even more history this season by passing Hall of Famer Pete Maravich of LSU for the all-time NCAA scoring record set in 1970. With two games remaining in the season, Miss Clark averaging ~30 points a game and just needs 51 points to break Pistol Pete’s record that he set during his three seasons in Baton Rouge. But the leftist media’s treatment of Caitlin Clark shows just how corrupt the compromised...
  • Fertilizer spill leads to ‘near total fish kill’ in river in Iowa, part of Missouri; has not flowed into Missouri River

    03/30/2024 7:11:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    ABC17 ^ | 3-29-24 | Nia Hinson
    A fertilizer spill into the Nishnabotna River containing 1,500 tons of a liquid nitrogen solution is annihilating the aquatic wildlife in the river, including the portion in Missouri. According to Ecological Health Unit Science Supervisor with the Missouri Department of Conservation Matt Combes, the spill has affected 60 miles of the Nishnabotna River, including the 10 miles in Missouri. Combes said the spill has led to a near total fish kill, with an estimated 40,000 fish dying in the Missouri portion. "That included catfish of the size that anglers like to catch and shovelnose sturgeon... and blue suckers and other...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst Slams Biden Admin for Funneling $2.8M for ‘High-Risk Pathogens’ Research in Guinea

    03/18/2024 4:39:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2024 | Josh Christenson
    The Biden administration shows no signs of stopping research on “pathogens of pandemic potential” abroad through a controversial US nonprofit, Sen. Joni Ernst said Monday, as the Pentagon will complete a $2.8 million grant this year for experiments on “high-risk pathogens” in Guinea. The Department of Defense began funding Georgetown University in September 2021 for a three-year project out of its Defense Threat Reduction Agency focused on “reducing the risk of pathogens causing fever” in Guinea, a grant database shows. EcoHealth Alliance has received subgrants as part of the project — despite concerns from lawmakers and scientific experts that the...
  • Tyson Foods Fires Hard-Working American Employees and Instead Hires Illegal Immigrants

    03/15/2024 8:57:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/15/2024 | Sarah Arnold
    Welcome to 2024, where it is more beneficial to be an illegal immigrant in the United States than a U.S.-born, hard-working, law-abiding citizen. Tyson Foods is facing criticism and calls to be boycotted over the company reportedly firing its employees and hiring illegal immigrants in their place. According to Bloomberg, just days after Tyson Foods’s Perry, Iowa location fired more than 1,200 American workers, the company announced that it has partnered with a non-profit refugee group, Tent Partnership for Refugees, hiring thousands of asylum seekers instead. The food company reportedly recently had a job fair in Iowa for immigrants to...
  • Tyson Foods pork plant in Perry, Iowa closing

    03/13/2024 9:11:57 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    KCCI ^ | 3-11-24 | KCCI
    A pork plant and major employer in central Iowa is closing. The Tyson Foods plant in Perry will close permanently on June 28. "After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close our Perry, Iowa pork facility. We understand the impact of this decision on our team members and the local community. Taking care of our team members is our top priority and we encourage them to apply for other open roles within the company. We are also working closely with state and local officials to provide additional resources to those who are impacted," a spokesperson said...
  • Iowa House Votes To Cap Pay For Traveling Nurses

    03/03/2024 2:53:49 PM PST · by NobleFree · 33 replies
    KIWA Radio ^ | February 29, 2024 |
    Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa House has voted to set limits for the pay of temporary nursing staff working in Iowa hospitals and nursing homes. A traveling nurse could be paid no more than 150 percent of the statewide average wage being paid to full-time healthcare staff who provide nursing services. The bill is a priority for House Republicans, who contend temp agencies are reaping too much of the extra money the legislature has provided nursing homes. Representative Timi Brown-Powers, a Democrat from Waterloo, is a therapist at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, She says the bill addresses a...
  • Fees for proposed Iowa ‘don’t tread on me’ license plates would fund NRA-affiliated gun trainings

    02/29/2024 4:14:26 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 5 replies
    Gazette-Lee Des Moines Bureau ^ | Feb. 29th, 2024 | Caleb McCullough
    DES MOINES — Iowans could soon purchase a license plate that features the yellow “don’t tread on me” Gadsden flag, with the fees collected going to fund training and education by National Rifle Association-affiliated groups. The flag, which features a coiled rattlesnake and the slogan “Don’t tread on me,” has become a symbol of individual liberty favored by Libertarians and conservatives. It has its origins in the American Revolutionary War and was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress. House File 2424, which would make the plates an option for drivers in Iowa, was passed...
  • Legendary WNBA Star Sheryl Swoopes Says That Black People Can't Be Racist

    02/28/2024 10:05:33 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 82 replies
    The Spun ^ | Feb 28, 2024 | Chris Rosvoglou
    WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes made headlines earlier this month when she inaccurately stated that Caitlin Clark needed five seasons to break Kelsey Plum's all-time scoring record. “If Kelsey Plum set that record in four years, well, Caitlin should’ve broke that record in four years,” Swoopes said. “But because there’s a COVID year, and then there’s another year, you know what I mean? So she’s already had an extra year to break that record. So, is it truly a broken record? I don’t know. I don’t think so. But yeah, that’ll go in the record books. And, I don’t think it...
  • Trump Scores 6th Straight Primary Win With Triumph Over Nikki Haley In Michigan

    02/27/2024 10:10:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/27/2024 | Nathan Worcester
    Former President Donald J. Trump has soundly defeated former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in Michigan’s Feb. 27 Republican presidential primary, notching his sixth-straight primary victory as he marches towards the GOP nomination.The Associated Press called the race for Trump right after the last polls closed at 9 p.m. ET.The result is another blow to Ms. Haley, coming days after a double-digit defeat in her home state of South Carolina. Despite this, she has vowed to stay on through Super Tuesday on March 5, when numerous delegate-heavy states will hold their primaries.Ms. Haley campaigned in Michigan on Sunday and Monday...
  • Federal Court Dismisses Case Against Governor Who Prohibited Mask Mandates In Schools

    02/28/2024 4:30:52 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 27, 2024 | John Oyewale
    A federal court dismissed a case Tuesday against Republican Iowa Gov. Kimberly Reynolds’ prohibition of mask mandate in school districts across the state, official documents showed. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit found “persuasive” the argument that “the general risks associated with COVID-19, even though COVID-19 remains an ever-present concern in society, are not enough to show ‘imminent and substantial’ harm,” court papers showed in part. The court also decided that “because Plaintiffs have only alleged the potential risk of severe illness should they contract COVID-19 at school, the risk of harm is too speculative to satisfy...
  • Trump’s Iowa win helps fuel big surge in stock of SPAC buying Truth Social (DWAC is UP 25% today so far)

    01/16/2024 12:10:22 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 6 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 01/16/24 | Tomi Kilgore
    Shares of the special-purpose acquisition company that has agreed to buy Donald Trump’s media company shot up to a six-month high in active trading Tuesday, as the former president cleared his first hurdle to becoming the 2024 Republican nominee. Digital World Acquisition Co.’s stock DWAC, +23.56% rallied 18.5% in afternoon trading. It was headed for the biggest one-day gain since it soared 50.3% on July 21, 2023, after the SPAC settled fraud charges. Trading volume ballooned to 4.1 million shares, compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of about 161,250 shares.
  • Trans Activists Stage Another Insurrection

    02/13/2024 12:51:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | Feb 13, 2024 | Matt Walsh
    To say it’s been an extremely rough 12 months for trans activists in the state of Iowa would be an understatement. Last March, the governor of Iowa signed legislation banning doctors from giving puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to minors. The law also outlawed the genital mutilation of children. There was nothing particularly unusual about this bill. It resembled legislation that had already been passed in Tennessee, Mississippi, Utah, South Dakota, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, and several other states. But trans activists in Iowa thought of a somewhat unique way to protest the ban. For reasons that still aren’t entirely clear,...
  • Bill Would Change Iowa Law to Let Federal Candidates With Felonies on the Ballot

    01/28/2024 12:14:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    WSBT ^ | January 28th 2024 | Skylar Tallal
    A new bill in Iowa would allow federal candidates with felonies on voting ballots. Bill would change Iowa law to let federal candidates with felonies on the ballot (KGAN) Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate's office said the bill "clarifies which objections the objection panel has jurisdiction to." Under the proposal, the three-person panel could only review objections when it comes to a candidate's paperwork and whether they meet the legal requirements to run. Right now, candidates trying to run for a state or federal position on Iowa's ballot are disqualified if they've ever been convicted of a felony. The...
  • Iowa school to have armed staff members, including teachers

    01/26/2024 3:30:18 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    ABC30 Action News ^ | January 24, 2024 | CNN Staff
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- The topic of arming teachers in schools comes up periodically after shootings take place. Now, one school in Iowa is turning that talk into action and arming staff members, KTIV reported. "About 18 months ago, we just started looking at options. And obviously, to take the step to have armed staff in our school is a big one. And it requires a lot of conversation with a lot of stakeholders," said Siouxland Christian School Supt. Lindsay Laurich. It's a big step in school security. "My ultimate responsibility here is to protect this building to make sure...
  • Trump says Haley had a ‘very bad night

    01/23/2024 8:55:29 PM PST · by lightman · 77 replies
    UPI ^ | 23 January A.D. 2024 | JILL COLVIN
    NASHUA, N.H. — Trump is lacing into Haley as he celebrates his win in the New Hampshire primary. Unlike his election night speech in Iowa, where he called for unity, Trump is making clear his fury that Haley is not dropping out after finishing second. “This is not your typical victory speech, but let’s not have someone take a victory when she had a very bad night,” Trump said, complaining that Haley came in third in Iowa “and she’s still hanging around.” “I don’t get too angry. I get even,” he told a crowd of supporters packed into a steamy...
  • ‘The View’ Host Joy Behar Says She’s ‘Turned On’ By Joe Biden’s Angry Outbursts

    07/12/2023 7:07:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/12/2023 | DAVID NG
    The revelation that President Joe Biden frequently takes his anger out on his staff through rage-filled, profane outbursts represents the latest blow to the sweet grandpa image that the media sold to gullible voters in 2020. But Biden’s verbally abusive behavior has a fan in his most loyal media cheerleader — The View‘s Joy Behar, who said on Tuesday’s show that she is “turned on” by his anger. Watch below: Joy Behar says she’s “turned on” by Biden’s anger — The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 11, 2023 “I like it,” Behar said. “He’s such a mild-mannered, sweet guy.” But...