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  • Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Writing off IA, NH, SC?)

    07/27/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush hasn't campaigned for himself in this part of Florida since 2002, but on Monday, he will return here to reconnect with former supporters and make an overt appeal to the region's fast-growing Latino population. In a first as a presidential candidate, the Republican plans to sit for a Spanish-language interview with a Telemundo news anchor. He will meet with dozens of mostly Hispanic evangelical pastors at a mega-church, visit a small business owned by a Mexican immigrant and try to introduce himself to the hundreds of thousands of people who have moved to this transient region in the...
  • Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans (Same % as PPP Poll & down from 24% on 7/20

    07/27/2015 8:09:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 52 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 7/27/2015 | Staff
    Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging out rival Jeb Bush... Trump was backed by 18% of Republicans in the CNN poll, which was conducted entirely after his July 18 criticism of Republican Senator John McCain's war record. His lead over Bush, a former Florida governor who was at 15%, was within the poll's margin of error. ...
  • 'Anti-bullying classes' a cover for Gay Advocacy [Sponsored by a Repubican Governor]

    07/27/2015 3:28:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The gay rights movement has been very subversive in our schools. They claim they want kids to be taught tolerance towards gay kids, so they won't be bullied. But that's not what these tolerance and "anti-bullying" classes are really teaching. They are actually advocacy classes aimed at teaching a physically unhealthy lifestyle. The latest example of this can be seen at a middle school classroom in Iowa: The Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth claims to be the largest homosexual youth conference in the nation, but contrary to popular opinion, its purpose is not fostering understanding in the schools or...
  • New poll shows Donald Trump running strong in Iowa, New Hampshire

    07/26/2015 3:37:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/26/15 | Kurtis Lee
    Donald Trump, the provocative reality television star who for much of the last month has upended the 2016 Republican primary, is still doing well in polls in a pair of early nominating states despite recent rhetoric that many party leaders have denounced. In New Hampshire, which holds the first presidential primary, Trump leads the field with 21% support from potential GOP primary voters, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday. His closest competitor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is at 14%, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker receiving 12% support and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 7%. Meanwhile, in...
  • Straight-talk style aids Trump in Iowa

    07/26/2015 12:38:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies ^ | MELISSA HAYES
    The main lesson I think for the other candidates regarding Mr. Trumps great growth here in the last three weeks is, number one, speak out strongly on the issues, said Phil Cavanaugh, an Ottumwa resident who attended Trumps campaign event in nearby Oskaloosa. Its like some of them, if not half of them, are too timid because they dont want to offend. Weve had way too much of that in our entire country. *snip* Cavanaugh, who is co-chairman of the Wapello County GOP, said he hasnt gotten behind a candidate yet, in part because of how large the Republican field...
  • Donald Trump: I Pay My Own Way, Unlike Bush, Walker or Clinton

    07/26/2015 8:24:02 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    WSJ ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Heather Haddon
    OSKALOOSA, IowaDonald Trump said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters. Speaking at a free-wheeling press conference following a rally in this city east of Des Moines, Mr. Trump also attacked Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Democrat Hillary Clinton with accusations that they were beholden to wealthy donors. Mr. Trump, a real-estate developer and television personality, has almost entirely self-financed his campaign so far. Bush is controlled by those people. Walker is...
  • NBC/Marist Polls Show Donald Trump Running Strong in Iowa, NH

    07/26/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Mark Murray
    Donald Trump is running strong in the early nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to two new NBC News-Marist polls. Trump leads the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire, getting support from 21 percent of potential GOP primary voters. He's followed by Jeb Bush at 14 percent, Scott Walker at 12 percent and John Kasich at 7 percent. Chris Christie and Ben Carson are tied at 6 percent in the Granite State, and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are at 5 percent each. In Iowa, Walker and Trump are in the Top 2 - with Walker at 19...
  • Donald Trump's Not Slowing Down: He's Up Big in New Hampshire, and Close in Iowa

    07/26/2015 6:22:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 96 replies ^ | Emily Schultheis
    Belittling a longtime senator's military service is usually a good way to end a political campaign. In Donald Trump's case, a new set of polls out from NBC/Marist Sunday morning suggest it's not stopping the business mogul's rapid rise in the GOP field. In New Hampshire, Trump comes in first with 21 percent; his closest competitor is Jeb Bush, who's at 14 percent. Scott Walker comes in third with 12 percent, then John Kasich at 7 percent, Chris Christie and Ben Carson at 6 percent and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz at 5 percent. And in Iowa, where Trump made...
  • [IA] Parents outraged after middle schoolers attend LGBTQ sex conference

    07/25/2015 6:09:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/24/15 | Victor Skinner
    Concerned Citizens are petitioning Iowas Humboldt School District to prevent students from attending the Iowa Safe Schools conference after realizing its more about gay sex than bullying.The group of concerned parents and citizens in Humboldt believe its a gross misuse of taxpayer money to send students to the conference after several came home disturbed by the graphic, profanity-laced presentations delivered at the event in Altoona this April, WHO TV reports.The Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth April 3 was billed as an anti-bullying summit aimed at fostering understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ youth, but when they arrived they soon learned...
  • Chris Christie Scolds Iowa Gun Activist on Record

    07/25/2015 5:28:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7-25-15 | Todd Beaman
    Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie Saturday scolded a gun-rights activist in a testy exchange at a town hall event in Iowa, saying at one point: "Give me one. One fact. Got one?" "I'm still waiting for one fact from you, one fact about me being anti-gun," Christie told the man at a community college in Ankeny, Iowa, The Des Moines Register reports. About 120 people attended the event. The man, who only said that he was a member of the Iowa Gun Owners group, questioned Christie on a 2013 proposal for a statewide gun-owner identification program, according to the Register....
  • WATCH: Donald Trump Campaign Rally and Picnic in Iowa

    07/25/2015 4:04:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/25/15 | Mediaite TV
    Donald Trump is set to deliver remarks at his Make America Great Again Rally & Picnic in Oskaloosa, Iowa at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday. This is the same event that Trump banished the Des Moine Register from attending on Friday, after the paper issued an editorial critical of the 2016 GOP contenders campaign. UPDATE 07/25/15, 2:59 p.m. ET: Watch the speech below:
  • Donald Trump in Iowa: 'Drudge is amazing' (Trump in Iowa)

    07/25/2015 12:03:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies ^ | Dylan Byers
    OSKALOOSA, Iowa Speaking here at his first campaign event in Iowa, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump had high praise for a site thats an important factor among conservatives and the media: The Drudge Report. Drudge, who is great by the way, Drudge is amazing," Trump said as he was retelling his story of visiting the border in Laredo, Texas. Trump had little good will for the rest of the media in his speech here in front of a packed auditorium of more than 600 people at Oskaloosa high school (with at least 400 in an overflow room). The billionaire...
  • Iowa conservatives see plenty to like in Scott Walker

    07/24/2015 7:07:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    apg-wi ^ | July 24, 2015 | Shawn Johnson | Wisconsin Public Radio
    Iowa Republicans are getting to know Gov. Scott Walker, and based on early polls, it appears that they like him. Many voters there appear enthralled with the story of Walker, the conservative folk hero, and seem prepared to overlook potential shortcomings. While it's unclear precisely what caused Walker to surge in the Iowa polls earlier this year and then stay there, the people who turned out to his rallies last weekend suggested that the image the governor's going for in this race is sinking in. At a Harley Davidson dealership in Carroll, Iowa, James Hedeen said he started paying attention...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton in trouble in three key swing states

    07/22/2015 6:33:16 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 29 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | 22 Jul 15 | Kelly Cohen
    Hillary Clinton is trailing three leading Republican candidates in three key swing states. In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in hypothetical general election matchups, according to new Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. Against Bush, Clinton trails 36 percent to 41 percent in Colorado, 36 percent to 42 percent in Iowa and 39 percent to 42 percent in Virginia. Clinton trails Rubio in Colorado, 38 percent to 46 percent; in Iowa, 36 percent to 44 percent; and in Virginia, 41 percent to...
  • Quinnipiac poll: Hillarys popularity crumbles in three swing states, now trails top Republicans

    07/22/2015 12:09:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Anyone have a tape measure I can borrow? I need to measure some drapes.No, no, I kid. The head-to-head match-ups in this poll mean nothing but the data on Hillary’s deteriorating image is — *mwah* — magnifique. First, the irrelevant yet sexy numbers showing her losing to Bush, Walker, and Rubio in Iowa, Virginia, and Colorado. It’s a perfect matrix of Democratic failure.Great stuff … except that lots of voters in those states couldn’t pick the Republicans out of a line-up right now and have yet to digest a single Democratic attack ad. Those margins will change as the...
  • Poll: Clinton slips in key swing states

    07/22/2015 2:32:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in matchups in three key swing states Iowa, Colorado and Virginia a new Quinnipiac poll finds. The Democratic presidential frontrunner is already slipping in favorability ratings and is now behind in those states when facing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Wiconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The GOP candidates lead Clinton outright in six of those matchups, while Clinton is still behind in the other three but within the margin of error. In Iowa, Rubio and Walker both hold an 8-percentage point lead over Clinton, while Bush would...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-22-15 | Jason Snead
    Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York. The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 cases where nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals. That list is just a tiny sampling of voter fraud, and it keeps growing. In May, the Heritage Foundation highlighted several recent cases. Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud...
  • You Dont Like Me, You Really Dont Like Me! [Hillary's weakness shows in CO, IA, and VA]

    07/22/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/22/2015 | Stephen Green
    Unlikable, untrustworthy, unconcerned.(AP photo) Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings are underwater in three swing states President Obama won handily: A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that Clinton has strikingly negative favorability ratings among voters in Virginia, Iowa and Colorado, especially compared with where she stood in the spring.The numbers come at a time when Clinton has a massive fundraising lead, relatively weak competition for the Democratic nomination and more federal government experience than other candidates. Even with these advantages, the poll shows Clinton may be vulnerable in states that by all accounts will have an outsize say in who...
  • Polls: Clinton trails GOP in swing states

    07/22/2015 3:45:50 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 35 replies ^ | 7/22/2015 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton is in trouble in three key swing states, according to new Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. In Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, the former secretary of state trails in hypothetical general-election matchups with three leading Republican candidates: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
  • : Trump Leads GOP Field with 22% in New Post-Iowa Poll; NO DROP After McCain Remarks

    07/22/2015 5:03:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/21/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    New poll: Trump 22, Bush 15, Walker 12. We did NOT see Trumps numbers decline after his attacks on McCain - Wilson wrote about details of the survey, including an important observation that Trump has gained support from an earlier poll taken this month, passing Jeb Bush who has lost support. The Morning Consult survey, conducted July 17 through July 20 among 1,978 registered voters, includes a subsample of 754 self-identified Republican and Republican-leaning voters who say they will participate in the partys presidential nominating contest, for a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. There is...
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad Orders Review of Planned Parenthood Funding

    07/21/2015 12:32:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced he is ordering a review of funding Planned Parenthood receives for womens health and through a family planning grant after a video was released showing Planned Parenthood involved in harvesting baby body parts, allegedly for profit. His administration released the following statement on Friday:
  • Cruz: We Must Defend the Sanctity of Every Life

    07/21/2015 10:49:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | July 21st, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Recent reports have unveiled the utterly barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood. Not only do doctors snuff out the lives of millions of unborn children— they allegedly transfer and sell their body parts. That is deplorable, and Americans across the country have been righteously outraged.The discovery comes weeks after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood and reauthorized the practice of telemedical abortions. Contradicting a 2013 conclusion by the Iowa Board of Medicine that telemed abortions should cease, the Court cleared a path to take the lives of the unborn through drugs authorized via webcam and administered at...
  • SoTed Cruz walks out of a cornfield and (Ha- 40 sec video)

    07/21/2015 9:35:51 AM PDT · by VinL · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/21/15 | Staff
    Im not exactly sure what to make of this ABC News video of Ted Cruz walking out of a cornfield in Iowa, so Im just gonna drop it right here and call this an open thread: Read more:
  • Cruz religious rally to feature Gortz Haus owners

    07/21/2015 9:07:23 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 9 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | July 17, 2015 | Todd Erzen
    The owners of a pizza restaurant in Indiana and a flower shop in Washington state. A cake baker in Oregon and a fire chief in Atlanta. And right here in Iowa, the proprietors of a wedding chapel near Des Moines. Those are just some of the Americans who have suffered this year at the hands of the Rainbow Jihad. The religious freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution has been trashed in favor of You will be made to care. Well, enough is enough, says GOP presidential candidate Sen. Cruz. The Texas senator will host a...
  • Cruz for President Releases Video Telling the Story of Dick and Betty Odgaard (Refused homo wedding)

    07/21/2015 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies ^ | 07/21/15
    Announces August 21st Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IAHOUSTON, Texas – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released a video telling the story of Dick and Betty Odgaard, the Iowa couple who recently had to shut down their business as a result of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission’s efforts to force them to host a same-sex wedding ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs. The video highlights the Odgaards’ experience with government-sanctioned religious intolerance, as well as their reaction to being targeted. Cruz will host a special event in Des Moines, IA, next month featuring the Odgaards. “It...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Gains Yet Shows Vulnerability In GOP Race

    07/21/2015 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 108 replies
    KMBZ ^ | 7/21/2015 | Staff
    Controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads the GOP primary in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll... That's even though a majority of Americans, including most Republicans, say Trump does not represent the Republican Party's core values, and six in 10 overall -- including three in 10 in his own party -- say they wouldn't consider him for president were he the GOP nominee. ... How long the Trump surge will last is an open question; this poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday before his controversial criticism Saturday of Sen. John McCain's status as a war hero. And Trump's support...
  • Iowa poll: Scott Walker cracks 20 percent, leads nearest contender by almost 10 points

    07/20/2015 11:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    This isn’t the first time he’s topped 20 percent in Iowa, but it’s the first time he’s done it in three months, a meaningful data point given that the field’s almost set now. (Kasich will formally join the race tomorrow.) Also meaningful: Walker’s the only candidate to top 20 percent in Iowa this year. Since February, the only other candidate who’s reached as high as 16 percent is Jeb Bush — and he did that only once.Walker, who was born in Iowa, has an astounding favorable rating there among Republicans right now of 73/9. His state to lose?He leads...
  • I-74 Bridge Project in Jeopardy of Coming to a Halt

    07/20/2015 10:12:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WQAD 8 ^ | July 11, 2015 - updated July 13 | Angie Sharp and Jonathan Ketz
    Construction on the new Interstate 74 Bridge is supposed to be done by 2020, but money and time is running out. On Saturday, July 11th, 2015, Representative Cheri Bustos visited the Quad Cities to meet with local leaders about federal funding. Right now, Congress is trying to pass a highway bill to fix and fund our areas infrastructure. However, if they dont find a solution by July 31st, 2015, federal funding for those projects like the I-74 Bridge will end. Monday, July 13th, 2015, a spokesman for Bustos said that if federal funding for the project...

    07/20/2015 10:09:19 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 7/20/15 | PATRICK MURRAY
    West Long Branch, NJ The Monmouth University Poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers finds Scott Walker in the lead and Donald Trump in second place. The poll did not find any significant change in support for Trump in interviews conducted after his comments about John McCains military service. The poll also found that Bobby Jindal mak es his way into the second tier of candidates, doing better in Iowa than in the national polls
  • Ted Cruz Looks for His Iowa Moment

    07/19/2015 5:59:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 32 replies
    7/19/15 | Sahil Kapur
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  • Cruz, Jindal, Trump score big at Family Leader GOP presidential candidate event

    07/19/2015 12:03:21 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 17 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | Erin Murphy
    AMES Each of the 10 Republican presidential candidates who spoke Saturday to thousands at a gathering organized by Iowas largest Christian conservative organization had their moments, but a few of the White House hopefuls were particularly well-received. Donald Trump who made some particularly provoking comments, although not all in a positive sense Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal received some of the most vociferous responses during the fourth annual Family Leader Summit, held Saturday in an auditorium on the Iowa State University campus. Of the roughly 3,000 people who registered for the event, approximately 2,500 attended, organizers estimated....
  • Perry: Trump Owes Every American Veteran an Apology

    07/18/2015 3:18:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/18/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry strongly criticized fellow candidate Donald Trump for his remarks about Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at Saturdays Family Leadership Summit in Iowa. Perrys discussion began with Frank Luntz asking the audience who they would invest in the most between teachers, nurses, and veterans. Perry then expressed his desire to answer the question. He stated, if you dont first keep this country free. If you dont first have the investment in the men and women who are willing their hand up and say, Here am I, send me, You will never have...
  • 2015 Family Leadership Summit

    07/18/2015 8:40:48 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 7/18/2015
    Frank Luntz interviewing: Congressman Steve King Senator Marco Rubio Rachel Owen Informed Choices Medical Clinics Donald Trump Tony Perkins, FRC Action Chuck Hurley, The FAMiLY LEADER Bob Vander Plaats, The FAMiLY LEADER Dr. Ben Carson Session 2 1:30-4:00 pm Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy Senator Ted Cruz Brian Brown, National Organization for Marriage Governor Mike Huckabee Sarah Bowman, ICAGE Gary Bauer, CUFI Action Foster Friess, Left Right Left Right Forward March Governor Rick Perry Session 3 4:30-6:30 pm Senator Lindsey Graham Dr. Shawn Akers, Liberty University Helms School of Government Governor Bobby Jindal Senator Rick Santorum...
  • Walker: 'We know how to win a battleground state like Iowa'

    07/18/2015 12:07:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 17, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is concluding his first week as a presidential candidate with a ten-county tour of Iowa. Walker held a town hall event in Cedar Rapids Friday afternoon and began with a prayer for the marines murdered in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday. The governor said he learned one of the dead marines was from Wisconsin just before coming to town, and called radical Islamic terrorism a "virus" that is increasingly spreading into the U.S. He also mentioned his personal connection to Iowa, having lived in the state from 1970 to 1977, and said his...
  • Joint appearance in Cedar Rapids presents opportunities for Democratic presidential hopefuls

    07/17/2015 3:12:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | July 16 2015 | James Q. Lynch
    Iowa Democrats are pumping up their sold out Hall of Fame Dinner Friday night as the first time all five of their presidential hopefuls will be on the same program. It will be an incredible opportunity for Iowans to hear from the candidates back-to-back-to-back to hear different visions, to see where they are at, Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau said. The party faithful apparently agree. More than 1,200 tickets have been sold to the annual event. However, having the five contenders on the same stage at the Cedar Rapids Convention Center may be the high point of the...
  • Will The Family Leader's Leadership Summit be a rallying point for a consensus conservative?

    07/15/2015 4:16:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 7/15/2015 | Craig Robinson
    For the past three years, the FAMiLY Leaders Leadership Summit has been a popular destination for Republicans who had an eye on a 2016 presidential bid. With the 2016 Republican presidential nominating process well underway, the event will boast its largest field of presidential candidates ever. Ten candidates will be in Ames this coming weekend for the FAMiLY big event.The day-long event will feature Dr. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, and Scott Walker. The most notable candidates who will not be in attendance are Jeb Bush, Carly...
  • Midamar founder Aossey found guilty of conspiracy, false statement, wire fraud charges

    07/14/2015 12:32:16 AM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | July 13, 2015 | Trish Mehaffey
    CEDAR RAPIDS Convicted Monday of most charges in a halal beef exporting scheme, Midamar Corp. founder William Aossey Jr. was put in jail while a federal judge considers what to do with the 73-year-old until his sentencing.Aossey was convicted by a jury on 15 of 19 federal charges involving the sale of misbranded halal beef products and falsifying export documents and certificates.The founder of the Cedar Rapids company, at 1105 60th Ave. S.W., was accused in October 2014 of falsely representing that the beef he was exporting to Malaysia and Indonesia met strict slaughtering standards.After a trial last week,...
  • 'Bloom County 2015': Berkeley Breathed Revives Comic Strip

    07/13/2015 3:55:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 100 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/13/2015
    Fans of the well-loved comic strip Bloom County are celebrating this morning, after cartoonist Berkeley Breathed issued the first panels of his satirical strip in decades. Breathed won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on Bloom County back in 1987; two years later, he quit producing it. On Sunday, he posted a photo of himself to Facebook in which he sat in front of a computer screen with an empty cartoon template titled Bloom County 2015. "A return after 25 years. Feels like going home," he wrote. And on Monday, one of Breathed's central characters, Opus, awoke from his long...
  • The potentially mortal threat to Hillary's candidacy (She's in serious trouble.)

    07/13/2015 11:42:28 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 48 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 9, 2015 | Douglas E. Schoen
    Pundits have focused recently on Hillary Clintons narrowing lead in polls among a group of less well known Republicans, along with voters' growing skepticism about her integrity. But there's a more immediate threat to her electability: In the last few weeks, Clinton has lost significant ground in New Hampshire and Iowa to socialist Bernie Sanders. The latest Suffolk University poll has Sanders within 10 percentage points of Clinton, at 41-31, among Democrats in New Hampshire. Clinton is only eight points ahead of Sanders, 43-35, in a WMUR/CNN poll. In Iowa she has slipped 26 points since May. Considering this enthusiasm...
  • Can Scott Walker Have It Both Ways?

    07/12/2015 2:48:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 12, 2015
    The biggest question hanging over Walker's presidential campaign is whether the political strategy that got him this far can work at the next level. "I'm pro-life," Scott Walker said, looking directly into the camera. "But there's no doubt in my mind the decision of whether or not to end a pregnancy is an agonizing one. That's why I support legislation to increase safety and to provide more information for a woman considering her options. The bill leaves the final decision to a woman and her doctor." That was last October, less than a month before Election Day, when the Wisconsin...

    07/10/2015 2:03:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 10,2015 | by ALEX SWOYER
    Due to the overwhelming response for Saturdays Rally in Phoenix, Arizona the venue has been changed to accommodate the thousands of people expected to attend and the event will now take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, Trumps press secretary Hope Hicks wrote in a press release. Also due to Trumps growing support, hes formed a South Carolina Steering Committee. In a press release Thursday, Trumps campaign announced, The rapidly growing list includes over 100 members from across the state and represents a cross-section of well-known fiscal and social conservatives. Also on Thursday, the Trump campaign announced three Iowa Co-Chairs:...
  • Iowa Doctors Can Now Administer Abortion Pills Through Webcam

    07/10/2015 1:43:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | July 08, 2015 | Leah Jessen
    It is now legal for physicians in Iowa to administer abortion-inducing pills by webcam. Last month, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled a ban on using webcam communication to administer abortion-inducing pills was unconstitutional. This telemedicine abortion procedure, used only at Planned Parenthood clinics in Iowa and Minnesota, is banned in 18 other states for safety reasons. Since Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Iowa became the first to use the webcam procedure in 2008, more than 7,200 babies have been aborted this way. The organization operates seven telemedicine sites in Iowa that use a secure video conferencing system, compliant with...
  • CULTURE Official Petition to Change the name of Cracker Barrel Has Gone Viral

    07/10/2015 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Liberals and all their race-baiting have found racism in everything. All that is about to change and the tide is about to turn thanks to Ryan Koch from Des Moines, IA. He believes that the restaurant chain, Cracker Barrel should be changed to Caucasian Barrel. Mr. Koch has started a petition on demanding the establishment change their name. Did I mention its hilariously awesome and mocks the race baiters out there? I say all of us European Americans start protesting C****er Barrel. It uses an offensive slur and it is deeply offensive and mocks our long and proud heritage....
  • Father-Son Cruz Team to Speak [no-Spoke 2013] at Summit [FAMILY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 08/10/2013]

    07/09/2015 9:44:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    The Family Leader ^ | 8-10-13 | Staff
    Father-Son Team of Senator Ted Cruz and Pastor Rafael Cruz Added To Featured Speaker Line Up at The Family Leadership SummitUrbandale, IOWA The FAMiLY LEADER, in conjunction with Citizens United, Heritage Action, and The National Organization for Marriage, is pleased to announce the addition of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz from Texas and his father, Pastor Rafael Cruz, to the speaker line up at The FAMiLY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on Saturday, August 10th in Ames, IA. The Summit will start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale July 1.The work of the Family Leadership Summit...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz talks border patrol at Sioux City stop [IOWA]

    07/08/2015 1:10:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies ^ | Jul 07, 2015 1:56 PM PDT
    Polling in the middle of a crowded Republican presidential field of 14 candidates, Texas Senator Ted Cruz returned to Iowa, the home to the first-in the-nation caucus. The stop, at the local Barnes & Noble bookstore, was part of a tour touting his new book. The Tea Party Senator from Texas spoke about the importance of earning grassroots support in Iowa and throughout the country. He says there's number of issues he'd like to tackle if elected president, including increasing border security. "I've introduced legislation in the senate to triple border patrol, to increase fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft,...
  • Cruz ready to take on the cartel

    07/08/2015 11:06:28 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Quad-City Times ^ | July 06, 2015 | Erin Murphy Times Bureau
    WEST DES MOINES Ted Cruz says hes ready to take on federal lawmakers and lobbyists, a group he likes to call the Washington cartel.The U.S. senator from Texas and conservative firebrand running for president appeared Monday at a Barnes and Noble here to sign copies of his book, A Time for Truth.Before signing books for more than 60 people, Cruz chatted with reporters, saying that as president, he would attempt to break the bond between career politicians and special-interest lobbyists.Cruz said examples of that fight would include ending subsidies such as financial benefits for sugar growers and eliminating the...
  • Ted Cruz, on national book tour, makes Iowa stops

    07/08/2015 10:59:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | July 6, 2015 | O. Kay Henderson
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says his new book will show grassroots Republicans how their current national leaders are corrupted by the “cartel” of lobbyists and special interests in Washington.“I think what Republican primary voters want to know is when have you stood up to Republican leadership, standing with the people, standing with the constitution, standing with freedom and when have you endured the beatings from Democrats, from the media and from the Republican leadership, from the Washington cartel,” Cruz told reporters this afternoon before going into a Barnes & Noble to sign copies of the book for two hours.Cruz accused...
  • Cruz says he's playing hard during stop in Iowa (with Video)

    07/08/2015 10:52:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    KCCI Des Moines ^ | Jul 06, 2015 | Cynthia Fodor
    DES MOINES, Iowa Several presidential hopefuls will be making campaign stops in Iowa early this week. The first to make the rounds in Des Moines was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday. Watch videoKCCIs chief political reporter Cynthia Fodor spent some one-on-one time with Cruz.Cruz stood in line at Smokey Row coffee shop in Des Moines, chatting with voters.Cruz will get the vote of Betty Odgaard, who owns the Gortz House in Grimes, because of Cruzs view of religious liberty. Odgaard was sued for refusing to host a same-sex wedding because of her Mennonite beliefs.We have enjoyed getting to...
  • Ted Cruz Signs Books in Sioux City and Talks Donald Trump Support

    07/08/2015 10:39:14 AM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies ^ | 07/07/2015 | Deborah Souverain
    Sioux City, IA (ABC9 News) - Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz was back in Sioux City Tuesday to promote his new book, "The Time For Truth."The junior Texas senator says his book will give grassroots republicans an inside look at what he calls the "Washington cartel." Senator Cruz met with supporters at the Barnes & Noble book store at the Southern Hills Mall Tuesday Morning. He told ABC9 that his book details how politicians on both sides of the aisle are corrupted by the influence of money from corporations and special interests groups.Before sitting down for the book signing, He...
  • Cruz Rallies Iowans During Two-Day Campaign Swing

    07/08/2015 9:25:56 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 07/08/15
    Cruz spends two days campaigning in the Hawkeye StateHOUSTON, Texas — On Monday and Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, brought his campaign for President back to Iowa. Below are excerpts from the press coverage of Sen. Cruz’s campaign swing:KCAU: “Cruz has a strong backing in Iowa” “The ‘Washington cartel,’ the career politicians in both parties, they don’t want to address illegal immigration…” Cruz, whose father migrated to the U.S. from Cuba says immigration reform is a matter of national security. The Texas senator says if he becomes president, immigration, tax reform and protecting the constitutional rights of American citizens...