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  • Here are the 14 GOP senators who voted to advance gun safety bill

    06/21/2022 8:41:41 PM PDT · by RandFan · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/22 10:30 PM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) Cornyn is a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who negotiated with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) last year on legislation to expand background checks for commercial sellers but without success. Cornyn scored one of the few notable accomplishments on gun violence legislation in recent years when he coauthored and helped pass the Fix NICS Act in 2018. The legislation required federal agencies to produce plans for uploading all relevant information to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System. McConnell tapped Cornyn to lead the negotiations for Republicans shortly after a bipartisan group of senators met...
  • BREAKING: Senate GOP and Democrats have signed off on a bill to provide funding to states for nationwide Red Flag Laws

    06/21/2022 5:40:50 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 98 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter ^ | June 21, 2022 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec BREAKING: Senate GOP and Democrats have signed off on a bill to provide funding to states for nationwide Red Flag Laws 6:19 PM · Jun 21, 2022
  • After 14 GOP Senators Voted To Limit Your Right To Keep And Bear Arms A Reporter Overheard Their Next Betrayal On The Senate Floor

    06/22/2022 8:38:34 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 125 replies
    USA Supreme ^ | 06.22.2022 | Bruce Hoenshell
    The Senate on Tuesday broke through nearly 30 years of stalemate on gun control legislation by voting 64 to 34 to advance an 80-page gun safety bill The Senate voted to proceed to the bill just more than an hour after negotiators unveiled its text, giving lawmakers little time to digest its details. The Daily Wire lists exactly what the bill would do, including provisions to grant the federal government the ability to deny you weapons based on “red flags” it defines. (Hint: Believing in the Constitution is a “red flag”) Notably, the 80-page legislation includes language on highly controversial...
  • 14 Senate Republicans buck NRA to advance bipartisan gun bill

    06/22/2022 7:31:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2022 | Harris Alic
    Fourteen Senate Republicans bucked the National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment advocates on Tuesday to advance bipartisan gun control and school safety legislation. In a 64-34 vote, the Senate voted to begin debate on an ambitious rewrite of the nation’s firearm laws. Although only a simple majority was needed to take the measure up, 14 Republicans led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted in favor.
  • Would you look at that! 9 out of top 11 highest NRA funded US Senators voted FOR selling out your gun rights to the Democrats. In other words this compromise was brought to you by the NRA

    06/21/2022 11:38:58 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 41 replies
    twitter ^ | National Association for Gun Rights
    Mitt Romney (Utah) $13,647,676 Richard Burr (North Carolina) $6,987,380 Roy Blunt (Missouri) $4,555,722 Thom Tillis (North Carolina) $4,421,333 Joni Ernst (Iowa) $3,124,773 Rob Portman (Ohio) $3,063,327 Todd C. Young (Indiana) $2,897,582 Bill Cassidy (Louisiana) $2,867,074 Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania) $1,475,448
  • Woman Arrested for Entering Waterloo House, Eating Food

    06/18/2022 2:49:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Courier ^ | Jun 17, 2022 | Jeff Reinitz
    A woman has been arrested for allegedly entering another person’s home and helping herself to food inside. Careena Cae Schroeder, 32, was arrested Tuesday for third-degree burglary. Bond was set at $5,000. Police were called to a home at 1624 Logan Ave. around 4:10 p.m. after the woman entered the house. A resident, who didn’t know Schroeder, was sleeping and awoke to the sound of Schroder eating food in the kitchen. Schroeder then left the house, and the resident followed her Cutler Street. Schroeder had also allegedly entered other buildings that day, according to court records. Court records show Schroeder...
  • Iowa Governor Bans COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Students

    06/18/2022 2:45:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Courier ^ | Jun 15, 2022 | Erin Murphy
    Colleges, K-12 school districts and day care centers in Iowa cannot require students and children to be immunized from COVID-19 under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The bill was among 10 signed into law Tuesday by the governor. Iowa schools, by state law, require eight types of immunizations by age 5. Immunization from COVID-19 will not be added to that list, thanks to House File 2298, which passed the Iowa Legislature mostly on party-line votes, with Republicans supporting the proposal and Democrats opposing. Reynolds has until a week from Thursday to take action on all bills...
  • Iowa Supreme Court rules abortion is not protected by state constitution

    06/18/2022 7:24:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | June 17, 2022 | CBS
    The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for lawmakers to severely limit or even ban abortion in the state, reversing a decision by the court just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution. The court, now composed almost entirely of Republican appointees, concluded that a less conservative court wrongly decided that abortion is among the fundamental privacy rights guaranteed by the Iowa Constitution and federal law. Friday's ruling comes amid expectations that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established the constitutional right to choose...
  • Iowa Supreme Court: Abortion not protected by state constitution

    06/17/2022 8:11:52 AM PDT · by HereInTheHeartland · 12 replies
    Big decision today here in Iowa
  • A grave mistake? Family hides a VERY rude message on their father's gravestone in tribute to the late 59-year-old's wicked sense of humor - but are met with FURY from cemetery staff over the offensive phrase

    06/17/2022 2:24:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 16, 2022 | Charlie Lankston
    An Iowa family has caused a serious controversy after hiding a rude phrase on their late father's gravestone - sparking outrage among cemetery staff who insist the cheeky message is offensive and has no place 'where loved ones are laid to rest'. After Steven Owens passed away on September 2, 2021, at the age of 59, his family banded together to come up with an idea to forever immortalize his wicked sense of humor and straight-talking personality. So, they came up with a way of hiding Owens' favorite 'term of endearment' on his gravestone - creating a sweet tribute to...
  • GOP Senators Release Documents Showing Biden Admin Lied About Disinfo Board

    06/09/2022 9:33:34 PM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 09, 2022 11:18 AM ET | Michael Ginsburg
    Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Charles Grassley of Iowa released a series of documents on Wednesday showing that the Biden administration’s Disinformation Governance Board was intended to have a domestic focus, despite promises from administration officials. Top Biden administration officials, most notably Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, repeatedly claimed that the board would focus on disinformation pushed by foreign actors. However, the documents released by Hawley and Grassley reveal that the board intended to target alleged disinformation by topic, not by national origin. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “paused” the board in May before it began operations,...
  • Woman from California shares the biggest culture shocks she faced after moving to Iowa: ‘It’s crazy different’

    06/06/2022 5:17:30 PM PDT · by fwdude · 100 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | June 6, 2022 | Dillon Thompson
    A Californian is going viral after sharing the biggest culture shocks she faced after moving to Iowa. The clip comes courtesy of Katie Bishop (@katphishhbishh), a podcaster and CRNA student now living in Iowa. Her video, about the most surprising differences between her old state and new one, now has over 800,000 views. It’s the latest entry in a long line of posts about culture shocks TikTokers have faced after moving.
  • Look who’s placing ads to support Iowa GOP: Trump and other potential 2024 contenders

    06/05/2022 10:26:32 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2022 | Paul Steinhauser
    The official starting gun of the next White House race will be fired in five months, after this year’s midterm elections. But as we’ve repeatedly highlighted in the 15 months we’ve been writing this weekly column on all things 2024, the early moves in the upcoming presidential nomination campaign began well over a year ago and continue on a regular basis. Not that you need it – but here’s more proof. Fox News Digital has learned that four potential GOP White House hopefuls in the next cycle have placed paid ads in the Iowa GOP’s state convention tabloid – which...
  • Iowa RKBA Constitutional Amendment on the Ballot for 2022

    06/03/2022 5:05:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | May 27, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The Great Seal of Iowa boldly states:We prize our liberties and our rights we will maintain. The Iowa Great seal shows a citizen soldier with a musket. In spite of the sentiments on the seal, Iowa is one of only six states where the state constitution does not contain an explicit protection for the right to keep and bear arms. The seal was adopted in 1847. At the time, the right to bear arms was relatively uncontroversial. In the famous Dred Scott decision, Chief Justice Tanney said this, speaking of the rights slaves would have if they were considered to...
  • 3 killed in shooting outside Ames church (Iowa)

    06/02/2022 7:20:02 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 44 replies
    WHO 13 ^ | 6/2/2022 | Dan Hendrickson, Natasha Keicher
    Ames, Iowa-Three people, including the alleged shooter, are dead following a shooting outside an Ames church. It happened at the Cornerstone Church on US 30 in Ames shortly before 7:00 p.m. The Story County Sheriff's office tells WHO 13 that two people were shot and killed by a male gunman outside the church. The gunman is dead as well, though authorities aren't saying how he was killed. The 911 call came in at 6:51 p.m. The church was hosting a Salt Company kickoff event tonight for college-age individuals to worship together...
  • Iowa Students Earn PE Credit by Doing Yard Work for the Elderly and People With Disabilities

    05/29/2022 8:16:53 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 30 replies
    People ^ | June 13, 2019 | Char Adams
    A group of Iowa students is stepping up to help community members get their yards ready for the summer — and they’re earning physical education credit in the process! High school students at the Alternative Learning Center in Dubuque spent the last two weeks of the school year getting their hands dirty, Tim Hitzler, the social studies teacher who started the program, tells PEOPLE. They’ve signed up to help the elderly and those with disabilities with garden work, cutting down bamboo, and even tending to chicken coops...
  • Senator Bernie Sanders, 80, has not ruled out running for President AGAIN in 2024 if Biden, 79, is not on the Democratic ticket

    04/21/2022 4:44:29 AM PDT · by algore · 22 replies
    The 80-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders has not ruled out running for president in 2024, should President Joe Biden not seek re-election. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Sanders' 2020 Campaign Manager Faiz Shakir wrote a memo telling allies that the Vermont progressive would consider a third bid for the White House. 'In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind,' Shakir wrote. The 79-year-old Biden has long said he'll run for re-election - though recent...
  • Nina Turner's Concession Speech Teases Presidential Bid After Ohio Loss

    05/04/2022 2:09:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/04/22 | Darragh Roche
    Progressive Democrat Nina Turner teased a 2024 presidential bid during a concession speech on Tuesday after she was defeated in her bid to challenge Democratic Representative Shontel Brown. Brown defeated Turner with 66.3 percent of the vote to 33.7 percent in Ohio's 11th congressional district. Turner had read most of her concession speech from her phone but toward the end of her remarks, she said she would speak "extemporaneously" and stopped reading. "Sister Turner ain't going nowhere," Turner said and the crowed applauded and cheered. Turner made reference to the late former Representative Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman ever...
  • Surprise Surge for Barnette in Pennsylvania Senate Primary

    04/25/2022 9:53:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 74 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 4/25/2022 | John Gizzi
    Ten days after a Trafalgar Poll showed Kathy Barnette running an unusually close third in the Republican primary for U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, talk and support have been mounting for the TV commentator whom few — if any — had given a chance against two multimillionaire front-runners. Last week, Sen. Joni Ernst issued a surprise endorsement for Barnette — one of two women in the six-candidate primary for the seat of retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey and the only contender who is Black. Iowa Republican Ernst, vice-chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and a conservative stalwart, is considered a promising...
  • Big Government Schools in Iowa Should Put Parents and Kids First

    04/23/2022 3:22:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 23, 2023 | Matthew Whitaker
    Politics have no place in the classroom. Yet, a wave of Anti-American, woke ideology and linear educational curricula swept across our schools last year, setting the stage for the Iowa legislature to finally make education savings accounts a reality before adjourning this week. Educational Savings Accounts, or ESAs, are government-authorized savings accounts meant to help parents pay for alternative non-public educational opportunities, like religious or homeschools. ESAs work like regular bank accounts to help fund the costs of alternative education. ESA accounts give Iowa families the financial freedom and flexibility to pay tuition costs, which is crucial as inflation surges...