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US: Iowa (News/Activism)

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  • Grassley Steps Down from Judiciary Committee...Paving Way for Lindsey Graham?

    11/16/2018 12:40:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | November 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and stepping up to lead the Senate Finance Committee. Now: @ChuckGrassley announces he will opt to serve as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next Congress, meaning @LindseyGrahamSC would be in line for chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) November 16, 2018 Grassley said he's switching committees to help steer the booming economy. “The economy is better than it’s been in years and there’s a sense of optimism about the future of our country that people haven’t felt in a long time...
  • Urban-rural divide: A tale of two voting Iowas

    11/13/2018 12:00:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | Nov 10, 2018 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES The last time Iowa had a race for governor without an elected incumbent, the Democratic candidate won 62 counties and the blue counties dotted the map from river to river. In this weeks midterm elections, even though the Democratic candidate lost by just 3 points, only 11 counties were blue, and they were all in central or eastern Iowa. The divide between rural and urban voters in Iowa continues to sharpen. Democrats dominate in the states biggest cities, while Republicans own the rural areas. It's existed for more than a few election cycles, but the contrast has...
  • Matthew Whitaker is a Pro-Trump Powerhouse!! Hes highly intelligent and...

    11/08/2018 1:09:46 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8 Nov 18 | USA News
    Matthew Whitaker is a Pro-Trump Powerhouse!! Hes highly intelligent and eats nails for breakfast. Democrats are running scarred while melting across country. Here Matt talks about a potential indictment of Hillary Clinton for her illegal email server.
  • Pro-Life Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Defeats Planned Parenthood Board Member to Win Re-Election

    11/07/2018 8:48:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 7, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Incumbent Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds defeated Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell in Iowas high-profile gubernatorial race Tuesday. CNN, NBC, and Fox projected Reynolds as the winner after midnight. Reynolds faced a tight race against Hubbell. The race was Iowas most expensive gubernatorial race ever. Follow on Instagram for pro-life pictures and the latest pro-life news. Abortion was a prominent issue on the campaign trail, Reynolds signed a bill banning abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. In contrast, Hubbell is a former Planned Parenthood board member who has promised to restore state funding to Planned Parenthood. First daughter Ivanka...
  • Iowa Absentee Ballot Returns (2016 v 2018)

    11/06/2018 1:07:24 PM PST · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Iowa Sos ^ | 11/06/18 | me
    see comments if interested...
  • In Iowa, Cindy Axne(D) Leads Young (R) in District 3 Shocker

    11/02/2018 8:35:59 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 79 replies
    Newmax ^ | 10/29/18 | John Gizzi
    In what was clearly one of the most shocking polls to come out of Iowa this year, a New York Times/Siena College survey released over the weekend showed Democrat Cindy Axne leading Republican Rep. David Young by 43 to 41 percent in the Des Moines-based 3rd District. Read Newsmax: In Iowa, Democrat Cindy Axne Leads David Young, 43 to 41 Percent |
  • Steve King has fiery exchange at Iowa townhall (Bird-Dogging)

    11/01/2018 11:26:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) had a fiery exchange Thursday at an Iowa town hall with an attendee who asked whether he was a white nationalist. King also took umbrage at the questioner for drawing a link between King's rhetoric and the man accused of killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. The terrorist who committed this crime, he was quoted as saying, they bring invaders in that kill our people, I cant sit back and watch out people get slaughtered. You, Steve King, have been quoted as saying, we cant restore our civilization with other peoples babies. You...
  • Hickenlooper says Im running for president, then waffles ( Colorado)

    10/31/2018 11:06:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 31, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    At a diner in Hooksett, New Hampshire, Hickenlooper told a woman: Im the governor of Colorado and Im gonna run for president. ... But then Hickenlooper hesitated, just a bit. To be honest, he told the woman behind the counter, I havent made a final decision, and if I say Im absolutely going to, then there are all kinds of legal ramifications. Im leaning strongly. ... Its the second time in the last 11 days that he referred to his presidential ambitions. The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reported on Oct. 19 that Hickenlooper seemed to be moving closer to...
  • NRCC Sends Message That It Wont Support Rep. Steve King

    10/31/2018 4:14:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    rollcall ^ | October 30, 2018
    Iowa Republican has come under renewed scrutiny for past remarks The campaign arm of House Republicans will not be sending any last-minute support to controversial Rep. Steve King, who faces a competitive race in a deep-red Iowa district. King has been the subject of renewed attention for racist remarks and social media posts backing white nationalists, following the shooting last week at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead. Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, who chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee, tweeted Thursday that Kings recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy...
  • Steve King: Men from Most Violent Countries in World Are Invading U.S.

    10/21/2018 8:13:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | John binder
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says men from the most violent countries in the world are invading the U.S. through illegal and legal immigration. In an interview, King discussed the death of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts whosebody was found in September in a cornfield in her rural hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa after she was last seen jogging on July 18.Christian Bahena-Rivera, an illegal alien from Mexico, has beencharged with first-degree murderin Tibbetts death after police say he admitted to confronting and chasing down the young woman. The illegal alien lived in a region of Iowa that was surrounded by sanctuary...
  • NRCC chief blasts Iowa Rep. Steve King's "white supremacy and hate"

    10/30/2018 10:45:28 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 30 October 2018 | Eric Bradner
    Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, tweeted: "Congressman Steve King's recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior."
  • Biden laments Trump-era tone, offers possible 2020 preview

    10/30/2018 10:46:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2018 9:59 PM EDT | Thomas Beaumont
    Former Vice President Joe Biden bemoaned the tone of Trump-era politics at a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday, previewing on his first trip to the leadoff caucus state how he might take on the Republican president should he seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Its our leaders who need to set the tone and dial down the temperature and restore some dignity to our national dialogue, Biden said in Cedar Rapids while stumping for Iowas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and a House candidate from northeast Iowa. [] Biden quickly pivoted from pleasantries to attacking Trumps moral leadership, indirectly charging him...
  • Jewish leaders in Iowa tear into King's 'white supremacist views'

    10/30/2018 8:24:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/30/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Jewish leaders from Iowa wrote a letter for the Des Moines Register Tuesday condemning Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for white supremacist views. Alan Steckman, president of Adas Israel in Mason City and John Pleasants, president of Ames Jewish Congregation, explained that they felt the need to respond in the wake of Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The two criticized King for using "funds from a Holocaust education organization to meet with a notoriously anti-Semitic propaganda site" as "shocking beyond any previous outrage." They said that King's promotion of white supremacist ideology had previously gone unchallenged...
  • Iowa Absentee Ballot RETURNS (2018 v 2016) for IA-1 (Blum-R)

    10/30/2018 7:10:08 PM PDT · by Ravi · 26 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/30/18 | me
    See Comments if interested...
  • Land OLakes will no longer support Steve King, citing 'company's values'

    10/30/2018 9:26:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 179 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2018
    Dairy company Land O'Lakes will no longer make financial contributions to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the company said Tuesday. "The Land OLakes, Inc. PAC has traditionally contributed to lawmakers of both parties that represent the communities where our members and employees live and work and are also on committees that oversee policies that directly impact our farmer owners," Land O'Lakes said in a statement. "We take our civic responsibility seriously, want our contributions to be a positive force for good and also seek to ensure that recipients of our contributions uphold our companys values. On that basis, we have determined...
  • Grassley again refers Avenatti to DOJ for criminal investigation

    10/26/2018 7:17:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he is issuing a second criminal referral regarding lawyer Michael Avenatti. Grassley announced the move a day after referring Avenatti and his client, Julie Swetnick, to the Justice Department for a potential criminal investigation into whether they made false statements to Congress about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The GOP chairman indicated that the second referral was precipitated by an NBC News report on Thursday, which contended that Swetnick denied making key allegations, saying that Avenatti twisted [her] words. Avenatti responded in a statement to The Hill, calling Grassley's referral...
  • Senate panel refers Avenatti, Kavanaugh accuser Swetnick for criminal investigation

    10/25/2018 12:14:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/25/2018 | Dan Mangan | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday referred lawyer Michael Avenatti and a woman he represented to the Justice Department and the FBI for criminal investigation, claiming they made potentially false statements to Congress about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and alleged sexual misconduct. Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, cited "contradictions" between what Avenatti's client Julie Swetnick originally told the Judiciary Committee about Kavanaugh in an affidavit in late September, and what she said about the then-Supreme Court nominee days later in an interview with NBC News. In his letter Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director...
  • Grassley refers Avenatti and Swetnick to Justice for a criminal probe

    10/25/2018 11:31:23 AM PDT · by John W · 30 replies ^ | October 25, 2018 | Seung Min Kim and Elise Viebeck
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday referred lawyer Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick one of the women who accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh of misconduct during his confirmation proceedings to the Department of Justice for a criminal probe, alleging that they made materially false statements to Grassleys committee as it investigated the allegations. Swetnick said in a September affidavit that Kavanaugh attended a 1982 house party during which she says she was gang raped an accusation Kavanaugh vehemently denied and said was from the Twilight Zone. Grassley said he is asking...
  • Iowa Absentee Ballot Requests for IA#1 (Blum-R swing district)

    10/22/2018 9:07:40 PM PDT · by Ravi · 17 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/22/18 | me
    see comments if interested...
  • Sanders stumps for Scholten in Sioux City (350 people attend)

    10/20/2018 8:59:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    Siouxcityjournal ^ | 10 20 2018 | MASON DOCKTER
    SIOUX CITY -- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was in Sioux City Saturday night stumping for J.D. Scholten, the Democratic congressional candidate seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, in Iowa's 4th congressional district. Sanders was the last of six speakers at Eppley Auditorium on the Morningside College campus. Other Scholten supporters on stage included Sioux City middle school political activist Langston Saint; recent Morningside graduate Cody Hankerson; Our Revolution president and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner; Woodbury County Democratic chair Jeremy Dumkrieger; and Scholten himself. About 350 people turned out for the rally, and the auditorium was...