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US: Iowa (News/Activism)

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  • Joni Ernst says she turned down chance to be Donald Trump's vice-president

    01/22/2019 5:49:25 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 66 replies
    MSN/The Guardian ^ | January 22, 2019 | Ben Jacobs
    The Iowa senator Joni Ernst has stated she turned down the opportunity to be Donald Trump’s vice-president because she believed her husband, Gail, “hated any successes I have." In an affidavit filed as part of divorce proceedings with her husband of 26 years, Ernst states: “in the summer of 2016, I was interviewed by Candidate Trump to be vice president of the United States. I turned Candidate Trump down, knowing it wasn’t the right thing for me or my family. “I continued to make sacrifices and not soar higher out of concern for Gail and our family,” she added. The...
  • Officer’s generosity turns routine traffic stop into act of kindness

    01/18/2019 5:54:12 AM PST · by HereInTheHeartland · 6 replies
    KCCI ^ | KCCI
    CLIVE, Iowa — A routine traffic stop turned into a moving act of kindness by a Clive couple.
  • White House: Rep. Steve King’s white supremacy remarks ‘abhorrent’

    01/16/2019 8:58:57 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 79 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/16/19
    WASHINGTON — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments.
  • House GOP strips Steve King of committee posts over white supremacy comment

    01/15/2019 3:22:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    cbs ^ | 1/14/19 | Bo Erickson, Rebecca Kaplan, Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    Washington — Congressional Republicans issued a sharp rebuke to Iowa Rep. Steve King on Monday, barring the veteran lawmaker from serving on any House committees as punishment for comments he made defending white supremacy and white nationalism. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who had pledged to take "action" against the Iowa lawmaker on "Face the Nation" Sunday, told reporters on Monday evening that the party's steering committee had voted unanimously to deny King any committee posts in the current congressional session. King had served on the Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business Committees in the previous Congress. "These are not the...
  • King rips GOP leadership after criticism over 'white supremacist' remarks

    01/15/2019 5:24:58 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/19 | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) panned House Republican leaders on Tuesday for their criticism over remarks he made in an interview with The New York Times last week regarding white supremacy. “[House Minority Leader Kevin] McCarthy [R-Calif.] decided he’s going to believe The New York Times over Steve King, and that’s a fact,” King told conservative radio host Ed Martin on his show Tuesday. King also went after House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), saying she was wrong to call for his resignation in the wake of his comments. “And I will tell you, if there’s support out there for...
  • Twitter Poll Steve King

    01/15/2019 8:29:05 AM PST · by apoliticalone · 29 replies
    Washington Journal ^ | 01-15-19 | Cspan Washington Journal
    Do you think Rep. Steve King (R-IA) should've been removed from committee assignments after his white supremacy remarks? Watch here: (link: Yes/No
  • Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

    01/14/2019 8:41:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 14 2019 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Monday called on fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign over recent comments he made about white supremacy and white nationalism. "I wish he’d resign, frankly," Stewart said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." "He’s lost the trust and faith of his comrades. For the good of the party, for the good of the American people, I think it’s time for us to make a change." His comments came just hours after GOP leaders in Congress stripped the Iowa congressman from any committee assignments in the new Congress. Stewart said that he "absolutely" agreed with...
  • Jason Chaffetz: Steve King must face real consequences for his white supremacy remarks

    01/14/2019 11:28:08 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 80 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/14/19 | Jason Chaffetz
    Once again, House Republican leaders last week found themselves having to answer for the offensive statements of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. This time King further confirmed his insensitivity and evidently racist approach to public policy. The New York Times quoted King asking, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization – how did that language become offensive?" In a frank Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., asked, “Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because we’re silent on things like this.” To their credit, many Republican office holders were quick to condemn the provocative remarks, with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst tweeting, “I...
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • Rep. Steve King Releases Statement – Debunks New York Times Report and Outrageous Accusations of...

    01/14/2019 5:09:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/14/19 | Jim Hoft
    """Rep. Steve King Releases Statement – Debunks New York Times Report and Outrageous Accusations of Racism""" On Thursday The New York Times published a hit piece on Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Trump voters. Reporter Trip Gabriel published the piece This quote by Rep. King is what got the most attention. According to reporter Gabriel, Steve reportedly said, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Mr. King said. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?” Of course, this caused an uproar in Washington and...
  • Steve King Faces Loss of House Committee Seats Over White Supremacy Remark

    01/14/2019 4:44:17 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 61 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/14/19 | Jonathan Martin
    House Republican leaders will try to remove Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as the party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • Ted Cruz on Steve King's white supremacist comments: 'He needs to stop it'

    01/13/2019 8:03:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 10:54 AM | Joe Williams |
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday joined a growing chorus of GOP lawmakers and other party officials condemning comments Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa made in support of white nationalism. "What Steve King said was stupid. It was stupid, it was hurtful, it was wrong. And he needs to stop it," the Texas Republican told NBC's "Meet the Press." In a recent interview with the New York Times, King — who served as the national co-chairman for Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign — questioned why words like "white nationalist" are now considered racist. "How did that language become offensive?" he told...
  • How long can O’Rourke wait as 2020 pace picks up around him? [lol]

    01/13/2019 7:31:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2019 | Will Weissert
    <p>You won’t see Beto O’Rourke announce whether he’s running for president in 2020 for a while. But you may see him do almost anything else in the meantime.</p> <p>“So, I’m here at the dentist,” the former Democrat congressman said with a giggle during a teeth-cleaning seen live on Instagram last week, before quizzing the dental hygienist about life along the U.S.-Mexico border.</p>
  • Kevin McCarthy promises ‘action’ after latest racist remarks by Steve King

    01/13/2019 6:13:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    LA Times ^ | JAN 13, 2019 | 2:15 PM
    Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, promised “action” after the latest racist remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). “Action will be taken,” McCarthy said Sunday of King on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “I’m having a serious conversation with Congressman Steve King on his future and role in this Republican Party."
  • Grassley, Ernst condemn Steve King's 'white supremacist' comments

    01/12/2019 8:29:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 12, 2019
    owa's two Republican senators have condemned Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) comments about white supremacy this week, as the members of the GOP continue to distance themselves from the remarks. Sens. Joni Ernst (R) and Chuck Grassley (R) said they both condemned King's comments in an interview in The New York Times, in which he questioned why the terms "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" were considered controversial, with Ernst calling King's remarks racist. "I condemn Rep. Steve King’s comments on white supremacy; they are offensive and racist - and not representative of our state of Iowa," Ernst
  • House GOP unlikely to censure Steve King for issuing support for white nationalism, supremacy

    01/11/2019 7:40:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies ^ | 1/11/19 | David M. Drucker
    Rep. Steve King said Friday that he doesn’t expect blowback from Republican leaders in Washington or Iowa for issuing support for white nationalism and white supremacy in a New York Times interview — comments the congressman insists were taken out of context. King, an Iowa Republican, said he initiated a conversation with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., to discuss the matter and update leadership on how he planned to handle the controversy. King has been in hot water before for using racially charged rhetoric. But this latest episode smacked of outright racism and generated a rare rebuke from House...
  • Iowa soybean farmer on shutdown: "It's not worth putting up the wall to put us in this situation"

    01/11/2019 1:24:57 PM PST · by greymattr · 88 replies
    Polk City, Iowa – Aaron Lehman is not a federal employee. He's an Iowa farmer. But the government shutdown has put him in a real bind. Lehman has watched the price of his soybeans drop 20 percent since last summer when the Trump administration got into a fight over trade with China, reports CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds. "So the price drop off on soybeans together with the government shutdown is like a double whammy," Reynolds said. "It really is. It got us coming and going," Lehman said, adding it "absolutely" adds another layer of uncertainty. "We rely on our...
  • GOP senator: Republicans with opinions like Steve King's damage party, nation

    01/11/2019 11:34:59 AM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11, 2019
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) tore into fellow Republican Rep. Steve King (Iowa) on Friday after King questioned how terms such as “white supremacist” and "white nationalist" were offensive, writing in an op-ed that Republicans with opinions like King's damage the party and the nation as a whole. Scott wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post that the party often struggles with “civility and fairness,” pointing to King’s comments, which drew swift blowback from conservatives and Democrats. “When people with opinions similar to King’s open their mouths, they damage not only the Republican Party and the conservative brand but also...
  • CNN's Van Jones Thinks Iowa's Steve King Represents California!

    01/11/2019 7:38:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    C'mon: give Van Jones a break. California is, after all, the nation's second-leading producer of sweet corn... On CNN's New Day this morning, Van Jones -- host of his own CNN show on Saturday nights -- commenting on controversial statements on race made by Republican congressman Steve King of Iowa, identified King as representing...California. Said Jones: "I'm embarrassed. I mean, I'm raising my family in California. I'm embarrassed that Californians have sent him back [to Congress.]"Get the rest of the story and view the video here.