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  • After 20 years as Senate Democrats’ floor leader, Gronstal exits

    11/18/2016 4:47:55 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2016 | BY O. KAY HENDERSON
    The long-time leader of Democrats in the Iowa Senate is cleaning out his capitol office after 34 years in the legislature. “I’ve had a great run at this, great fun, learned a lot,” says Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs. Last week, Gronstal was defeated in his bid for another term in the state senate. Gronstal told Radio Iowa he has no real regrets
  • Iowa Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Strips Funding for Safe Spaces at Public School (Video)

    11/17/2016 5:08:00 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 16th, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Iowa State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann elaborated on a bill he has put forth that would eliminate funding for so-called “safe spaces” at public schools. Among the reasons for Kaufmann’s effort included rising and skyrocketing tuition costs and such activities do not adequately prepare those learning for life, he said. “I saw schools with rising skyrocketing tuition costs were also finding new money and expenditures for things such as cry rooms,” he said. “I was hearing reports of rooms where you could play with Playdough and you could color on books and talk...
  • Iowa Lawmaker Proposes ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup’ Bill Following President-Elect Protests

    11/16/2016 6:25:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 11/16/16
    An Iowa lawmaker is urging anyone who's unhappy with the president-elect to "suck it up." Representative Bobby Kaufmann is proposing what he calls the "suck it up, buttercup" bill. He says protests on Interstate 80 last week sparked the idea. The bill would clarify state laws about highway protests. It would also fine schools that use tax dollars to support what he calls "cry rooms" for students upset about the outcome of an election. “You've got a right to be a brat,” said Representative Kaufmann. “You've got a right to protest, that's constitutionally protected. But you do not have a...
  • 'Suck it up': Lawmaker wants to cut funding for schools coddling students over Trump

    11/16/2016 3:18:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 16, 2016
    An Iowa lawmaker is looking to slash funding for public colleges spending money on grief counseling and other kid-glove treatment for students upset over last week’s presidential election results -- telling snowflakes everywhere: “Suck it up, buttercup.” Since Donald Trump’s upset victory last Tuesday, colleges across the country have brought in therapy dogs, canceled exams and held “cry-ins” on campus. But Republican state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann says he will introduce a “suck it up, buttercup” bill in January when the Iowa State Legislature resumes, in a bid to fight back against campus coddling. The bill would hit taxpayer-funded state universities...
  • Iowa woman livestreams coffee shop rant directed at police officers

    11/16/2016 11:00:09 AM PST · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 15 November 2016
    see link below
  • Steve King Unable To Defend His Accusation Against Sarah Palin (Paid To Endorse Trump!?!)

    11/15/2016 7:43:53 PM PST · by Sontagged · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 3, 2016 | LizThatLiz
    February 1st, 2016 • Congressman Steve King of Iowa accused Sarah Palin of "selling" her endorsement to Donald Trump. Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper to provide any evidence of the "explosive charge", King was unable to provide an answer.
  • Iowa Lawmaker Introduces ‘Suck It Up, Buttercup’ Bill in Response to Election-Related Protests

    11/15/2016 7:09:41 PM PST · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 15, 2016 | ETF News
    An Iowa lawmaker has one thing to say to state universities that spend taxpayer dollars on election-related sit-ins and grief counseling: “Suck it up, buttercup.” “I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) to the Des Moines Register. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.” Kaufmann plans to introduce new legislation in January that he calls...
  • Iowa lawmaker's 'suck it up, buttercup' bill targets protests

    11/15/2016 10:49:21 AM PST · by Subcutaneous Fishstick Blues · 6 replies
    Iowa City Press-Citizen | 11/14/2016 | Brianne Pfannenstiel
    One Iowa lawmaker has a message for any state university that spends taxpayer dollars on grief counseling for students upset at the outcome of last week’s presidential election: “Suck it up, buttercup.” “I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.” Kaufmann plans to introduce a piece of legislation he’s...
  • Obama Takes Swipe at Hillary at his Presser

    11/14/2016 1:07:30 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    Vanity
    "I won Iowa not because of the demographics, but because I visited Iowa 87 times. I went to almost every county. I went to every county fair I could find and I talked with people. And I knew that I wasn't going to win every county. But maybe I lost some by 20 points instead of 50 points. We have to campaign everywhere."
  • Iowa Rep to introduce 'Suck It Up Buttercup' Bill to claw back School tax $s spent on cry baby.....

    11/12/2016 1:53:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    whoradio.iheart.com ^ | November 10, 2016 | Staff Writer
    FULL TITLE: Iowa Rep to introduce 'Suck It Up Buttercup' Bill to claw back School tax $s spent on cry baby reaction to election result - AUDIO The Chairman of the Iowa House Oversight Committee, Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, has vowed to conduct a full investigation to discover every Dollar spent by State Schools on safe zones, counselling, cancelled exams and other 'cry baby' reactions to Tuesday's election result. Once his investigation produces a number, his Suck It Up Buttercup Bill will if passed, multiply that $ number by three and remove it from those school budgets next year. LISTEN BELOW
  • Republicans Add to Their Dominance of State Legislatures

    11/09/2016 9:17:42 PM PST · by JediJones · 21 replies
    Governing ^ | 11/9/16 | Alan Greenblatt
    The GOP successfully defended its majorities in most chambers, and also picked up chambers in Kentucky and Iowa, giving the party full control of those states. Democrats went into this election controlling the governorship, Senate and House in just seven states...Now, they control just four states. "In short, Republicans bested expectations," Republicans not only picked up the Kentucky House and the Iowa Senate, but unseated the top Democratic leaders in both... The Kentucky House was the last chamber controlled by Democrats in the South. Their gains in Iowa and Kentucky mean the GOP has won the trifecta in those states,...
  • GOP’s Dan Dawson ends Mike Gronstal’s more than 30-year tenure in the Iowa Legislature

    11/09/2016 5:12:14 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    The long legislative career of Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has ended. The Democrat who has represented Council Bluffs and Carter Lake in the Iowa Legislature for more than 30 years lost his re-election bid Tuesday. Gronstal first won election to the Iowa Senate in November 1984. Before that, he served one term in the Iowa House. Republican challenger Dan Dawson said Tuesday that he was “humbled” to be elected. Dawson, who serves in the Army Reserve and has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, is a special agent with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
  • Iowa Absentee Ballots RECEIVED Statistics (2012 vs 2016)

    11/07/2016 4:19:47 PM PST · by Ravi · 22 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 11/7/16 | me
    Iowa early voting advantage for Democrats has been reduced by 25,000 from 2012. Important because Dems use early voting primarily in Iowa and GOP has huge advantage on election day. So the goal is to keep early voting margin down in Iowa.
  • Blue-Collar Wave In Midwest States Could Carry Donald Trump To Oval Office

    11/07/2016 7:24:01 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 7, 2016 | Neil Munro
    Silver’s analysis shows Trump has gained 6 points over Romney in Ohio and Iowa, and has closed the gap with Hillary Clinton down to almost error-margin levels in crucial Michigan and Pennsylvania. That midwestern success is what gives Trump a one-third chance of winning the election, said Silver. “Clinton underperforming Obama’s 2012 forecast by *4 points* in the Midwest. That’s a major liability,” he tweeted. On Sunday night, according to RealClearPolitics’s average of polls, Clinton was ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania by just 2.4 points (46 percent to 43.6 percent), and ahead in Michigan by 4.7 points (44.7 percent to...
  • Trump winning the youth vote in a critical swing state

    11/06/2016 3:27:50 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    A Des Moines Register poll released on Saturday showed Trump holding an impressive seven-point lead overall against Hillary Clinton; his lead was so large in fact that he was also beating the Democrat with millennial voters 43 to 38 percent.
  • Iowa poll: Trump up 7 points over Clinton

    11/06/2016 9:00:08 AM PST · by knak · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 11/6/16 | cnn
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 7 points in Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register poll of likely voters released Saturday evening. The poll found Trump with 46% to Clinton's 39%, while Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein caught 6% and 1% of likely voters, respectively. About 5% of respondents said they did not want to disclose their choice; 2% said they would vote for someone else or not at all, and the remaining 1% said they weren't sure or didn't remember. Sixty eight percent of respondents said they were unhappy with their choices in...
  • 5 Rallies Today! Sioux City, IA-Minneaepolis, MN- Sterling Heights, MI-Moon Twp, PA-Leesburg, VA.

    11/06/2016 1:43:51 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,520 replies
    Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Sioux City, IA at the Sioux City Convention Center at 12:00 PM CT. Sioux City Convention Center trump Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar at 2:00 PM CT. Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Sterling Heights, MI at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. Live coverage at 6:00 PM ET. Freedom Hill Amphitheater...
  • Bernie Sanders tells voters in Ames that campaign is not a popularity contest

    11/05/2016 11:42:46 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    iowastatedaily.com ^ | 11/5/16 | Shannon McCarty
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  • Speaker Slams Hillary At Clinton Rally, Gets Dragged Off Stage

    11/05/2016 9:03:21 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/05/2016
    Kaleb Vanfosson was scheduled to introduce Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, but things didn’t go as planned for the campaign. Vanfosson, president of the Iowa State chapter of Students for Bernie, ended up being dragged off stage after he slammed Clinton as someone who only “cares about is pleasing her donors, the billionaires who fund her election.” The remarks came as Vanfosson was supposed to be introducing Sanders. While talking about student loan debt and attacking Republican Donald Trump for failing to talk about the issue, Vanfosson said, “But unfortunately, Hillary...
  • Des Moines Register: Trump Opens 7-Point Lead Over Clinton

    11/05/2016 7:32:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    Des Moines Register | November 5, 2016
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2016/11/05/iowa-poll-trump-opens-7-point-lead-over-clinton/93347134/?hootPostID=244ad51ae6af519614281eb8c6904b90
  • Iowa Absentee REQUEST Statistics (2016 vs 2012)

    11/04/2016 3:08:03 PM PDT · by Ravi · 26 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 11/4/16 | me
    Iowa looks solid.
  • Ted Cruz Campaigns with Mike Pence / Prole, Iowa

    11/03/2016 12:10:16 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | november 3, 2016 | Youtube Cruz Speech
    11 minute video only. (Full disclosure: I am not a fan of Ted Cruz and have been one of his fiercest critics.) Ted gave a rousing speech and was well received by the crowd in Iowa. He was the introductory speaker for Mike Pence at an outdoor event. He stuck almost exclusively to the issues and here are the highlights. 1. 2nd Amendment- Heller decision and importance of SCOTUS. 2. Obamacare disaster for coverage,choice and premiums. 3. IRS abolish it and go with the Flat Tax 4. Hillary's lies and corruption - met with 'lock her up' chants. 5. Radical...
  • Ted Cruz to Campaign with Gov. Mike Pence for Trump-Pence Ticket in Iowa, Michigan

    11/03/2016 12:37:41 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 123 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 2, 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Former presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz will be campaigning with Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence at Iowa and Michigan rallies for the Trump-Pence ticket on Thursday. Cruz will be delivering remarks at the rallies, according to Pence campaign officials. Pence has rallies scheduled for Prole, Iowa and Portage, Michigan tomorrow, according to the Trump campaign website. The Iowa event will take place at Bruere Farm at 11 a.m. and the Michigan rally is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum.
  • "LOCK HER UP' is the New Welcome for All Hillary Campaign Events & Early Voting Polls

    11/02/2016 8:03:20 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Clinton Campaign Schedule of Events ^ | November 2, 2016 | Self interpretation of HRC schedule
    ****URGENT**** Please get out Right Now in front of Hillary at her campaign events. Be safe and have some fun! Get the message out there to people and help Trump win this election. Plenty of opportunities..... Thursday: North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada, New York Friday: Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, NC, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, NH, Massachusetts *** LOCK HER UP! -has to be the new mantra outside of every Clinton sponsored event. LOCK HER UP! signs in front of every early voting poll station. LOCK HER UP! is the chant at sign waving events. LOCK HER UP! needs to get...
  • 15 People Lined Up to See Tim Kaine in Dubuque, Iowa (Loras College)

    11/02/2016 11:06:18 AM PDT · by drewh · 87 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 2nd, 2016 12:55 pm | Jim Hoft
    Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine is holding a rally today at 12:30 PM at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. About 15 people lined up to see Kaine in Iowa. kaine-iowa-loras-dubuque To be fair at least one of the people in line looks like a student on his way to class. This was posted five minutes before Kaine’s speech!
  • 2 Police Officers Shot, Killed in Ambush Attack in Iowa

    11/02/2016 9:03:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 2, 2016 | J.J. Gallagher and Morgan Winsor
    The man who officials say shot and killed two police officers in an ambush-style attack this morning in central Iowa has been captured. The suspect, identified as 46-year-old Urbandale resident Scott Michael Greene, was located in Dallas County by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office and Iowa State Patrol this morning after officials launched a statewide manhunt, according to Sgt. Chad Underwood of the Urbandale Police Department. He is being transported to Des Moines, police said. Greene was wanted in connection to separate shootings that left two police officers dead in the Des Moines area....
  • A Public University Makes Students Choose Between Their First Amendment Rights And Graduation

    11/02/2016 7:15:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 2, 2016 | George Leef
    Just how desperately college and university administrators want to control what students say lest anyone take offense or feel “harassed” is revealed by a policy adopted at Iowa State University (ISU). ISU students are told that they must abide by the school’s policy against “harassment” of anyone in the university community. Students must complete a “training program” consisting of 118 slides online, covering the university’s non-harassment policies and procedures, and then pledge never to violate them. But what if a student thinks that the ISU policy goes way beyond preventing true harassment and amounts to an abridgement of his rights...
  • Iowa cop-killing suspect identified

    11/02/2016 6:18:39 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/02/2016 | Fox News
    BREAKING: Police identify suspect accused of killing 2 officers as 46 y.o. Scott Michael Greene of Urbandale, Iowa.
  • Two Metro Police Officers Killed in Apparent Ambush Attacks

    11/02/2016 4:43:48 AM PDT · by VanShuyten · 38 replies
    WHO TV ^ | Nov. 2, 2016 | Dan Hendrickson
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two metro police officers are dead following what is being called an “ambush-style attack” and police say there is a “clear and present danger to police officers right now.” ... According to Des Moines police the incident started at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired near 70th and Aurora. The first officer who arrived at that scene found an Urbandale police officer in his patrol vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound. Twenty minutes later a Des Moines police officer was found shot in his patrol vehicle at the intersection of Merle Hay Road...
  • Trump Launches Ad Blitz in Optimistic Blue State Pitch

    11/01/2016 7:46:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    The Trump campaign appears to be riding high and operating optimistically headed into the final week of the presidential campaign. The clearest sign of that comes in the form of a $25 million ad buy that includes new spots in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Mexico, all of which are classified as leaning Democratic in the current ABC News state ratings. The only of those three states that has recent reputable polling is Pennsylvania, the latest of which has Clinton leading by six points in the Oct. 16 Quinnipiac survey. Michigan hasn't voted Republican since 1988 and New Mexico has only...
  • Where Iowa’s Early Vote Stands One Week Out [Good news for Trump]

    11/01/2016 3:30:07 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 17 replies
    We’re at the point of the campaign cycle in Iowa where campaigns cease signing up new people for absentee ballots and go solely into ballot chase and GOTV mode. The increases in requested ballots in the daily totals from here on out will be mostly from people who voted in-person that day. For mail absentee ballots, while they can be requested as late as Friday, there’s just not enough time to reliably get them sent out and returned. Let’s take another in-depth look at the early vote numbers, as we’re to the point where many of the numbers and vote...
  • 2016 Youth Straw Poll Iowa

    11/01/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    Iowa Sec. of State Verified account ‏@IowaSOS 13m13 minutes ago Results for the Iowa Youth Straw Poll, with about 80% of schools reporting, and 55,000 votes cast: https://sos.iowa.gov/youth/poll/results.aspx … #IAparticipate
  • Iowa woman faces criminal charges in voter fraud case

    10/29/2016 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 12 replies
    KCCI ^ | 10/28/16 | Tommie Clark
    A Des Moines woman was arrested Thursday in Polk County on election misconduct charges. Iowa woman faces criminal charges in voter fraud case Terri Rote, 55, is charged with first-degree election misconduct. Authorities said Rote turned in two absentee ballots at a Polk County election satellite office. "She tried to vote twice. That’s a class D felony by Iowa law,” Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said. “It was picked up pretty quick. These things aren’t going to slip by the election office and they brought it to our attention. The elements of the crime were there so she was...
  • Trump Ends Cedar Rapids Rally with Fireworks

    10/28/2016 11:03:11 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 12 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Oct 28th, 2016
    The FBI announced today they will reopen its investigation on Hillary Clinton. The announcement shocked the Democrat Party and political world. The Republican nominee ended his Cedar Rapids, Iowa rally with fireworks.
  • LIVE:3 Rallies 10/28/2016 Manchester, NH @ 12:30pm, Lisbon, ME @ 4pm ET, Cedar Rapids, IA @ 7pmCT

    10/28/2016 12:24:21 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 7 replies
    LIVE thread is already up and running at posted URL and below link.
  • Reporters waiting for Hillary Clinton to step off her plane in Iowa shortly after FBI news broke

    10/28/2016 11:07:20 AM PDT · by maggief · 139 replies
    LA Times via Twitter ^ | October 28, 2016
  • LIVE:Three Rallies 10/28/2016 Manchester, NH @ 12:30pm ET, Lisbon, ME @ 4pm, Cedar Rapids, IA @ 7p

    10/28/2016 2:54:47 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,027 replies
    Friday, October 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Lisbon, ME at Open Door Christian Academy Lisbon, ME. The population was 9,009 at the 2010 census. Open Door Christian Academy Friday, October 28, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Manchester, NH at Radisson Armory. Coverage begin at 12:30 PM ET Manchester, NH at Radisson Armory. Friday, October 28, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Cedar Rapids, IA at McGrath Amphitheatre. Live coverage at 7:00 PM CT. McGrath Amphitheatre
  • Trump to be in NH, ME, IA, CO, AZ next 2 days

    10/27/2016 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 95 replies
    Thoughts?
  • Iowa absentee/early voting (2012 vs 2016)

    10/26/2016 2:31:32 PM PDT · by Ravi · 16 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/26/16 | me
    Trending well in Iowa compared to 2012...
  • PASS IT ON=> Average 2017 Obamacare Premium Increases in Battleground States

    10/25/2016 3:27:29 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 20 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Oct 25th, 2016
    Barack Obama and Democrats lied for years about how Obamacare would save you money and not affect your health care choices. Obama famously told Americans, “You can keep your plan if you like your plan.” That was probably the most memorable line of his presidency – and it was a bald faced lie. Obamacare was forced into law with 100% of the votes coming from Democratic lawmakers. This week we learned premiums would increase an average of 22% this year. Here are the average increase in premiums in battleground states. -Ohio: 13.12% increase -Florida: 17.40% increase -Pennsylvania: 32.5% increase -Nevada:...
  • Breaking Polls: Trump Up in Former Obama States IA, FL, OH, and NV

    10/19/2016 8:37:20 AM PDT · by conservativepoet · 129 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | Oct 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    According to the latest Washington Post polls Donald Trump is beating Democrat Hillary Clinton in former Obama states Iowa, Florida, Ohio and Nevada. If Donald Trump wins these four states he will win the November election. Trump is up: — 5 points in Iowa — 3 points in Ohio — 2 points in Florida — 4 points in Nevada
  • Trump campaign outspending Clinton on TV

    10/18/2016 1:21:37 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2016 | Reid Wilson
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is finally spending more money than Hillary Clinton’s. Trump’s campaign will spend almost $11.7 million on television ads set to run in eleven states this week, topping Clinton’s spending on ads for the first time. The Clinton campaign is spending $10.5 million on advertising in seven states.
  • Fear Sweeps Churches Over Bathroom Policy

    10/18/2016 7:24:07 AM PDT · by kimtom · 24 replies
    http://www.teaparty.org ^ | October 17, 2016 | WND
    (WND) – State looks to allow men who identify as women to use restroom of choice A move by the state of Iowa to classify churches as “public accommodations” and require them to allow men who say they are women to use women’s restrooms is causing an “objectively reasonable” fear that they will be prosecuted, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose refused to dismiss a case brought by the Fort Des Moines Church of Christ against the state’s Civil Rights Commission, finding that the church already was self-censoring its statements because of a fear of prosecution....
  • GOP Rep Steve King: ‘Significant Evidence Out There’ of Voter Fraud

    10/17/2016 10:23:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/16 | Jeff Poor
    Monday in an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) made the argument that claims of election rigging cannot be completely dismissed. He told “New Day” host Chris Cuomo there was “significant evidence” of voter fraud. “There’s significant evidence out there that there’s voter fraud,” King said. When challenged by Cuomo that making such claims were dangerous, King explained that one couldn’t be completely dismissive of the possibility and cited a number of examples from over the past two decades to back up his argument. “I wouldn’t say it is completely unsubstantiated,” he replied. “Partially unsubstantiated – I...
  • ‘Please hurry,’ teen tells dispatcher after shooting sister

    10/14/2016 4:17:34 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | October 14, 2016 4:09 pm | RYAN J. FOLEY
    TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) — They were, says Denise Kirchner, “the worst three hours of my life” — the agonizing moments after her son accidently shot her and her 14-year-old daughter Madison while cleaning his semi-automatic gun in their Iowa home. Madison skirted death, but survived. She is living proof, her mother says, of what can happen when otherwise responsible gun owners have a safety lapse. Dylan, 18, had been trying to remove a bullet from the chamber of the .40-caliber handgun when it fired, Toledo Police Chief Bob Kendall said.
  • Iowa Absentee REQUEST Statistics Updated (2016 vs 2012)

    10/14/2016 2:25:28 PM PDT · by Ravi · 13 replies
    Iowa SoS ^ | 10/14/16 | me
    Trending well in Iowa...
  • Iowa Absentee REQUEST Statistics Updated

    10/13/2016 5:43:44 PM PDT · by Ravi · 11 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/13/16 | me
    Trending well in Iowa. Will Explain.
  • Iowa Absentee REQUEST Statistics Updated (Comparison to 2014/2012 elections)

    10/12/2016 4:12:57 PM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/12/16 | me
    Iowa continues to trend well...
  • Pence chides woman calling for 'revolution' if Clinton wins

    10/11/2016 8:31:57 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/11/16 | Elizabeth Landers
    Newton, Iowa (CNN)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence dissuaded a female supporter Tuesday from starting a revolution in the wake of a Hillary Clinton victory in a passionate exchange here in Iowa during a town hall. The woman, who identified herself as Rhonda, expressed concern about voter fraud in the upcoming elections saying that she was scared of the outcomes. "Our lives depend on this election. Our kids' futures depend on this election and I will tell you just for me, and I don't want this to happen but I will tell you for me personally if Hillary Clinton gets in, I...
  • Vanity: Absentee Ballot Statistics November 8, 2016 General Election (Iowa Absentee REQUEST Statisti

    10/11/2016 5:37:31 PM PDT · by Ravi · 5 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | November 8, 2016 | me
    GOP gains continue...