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  • oe Biden – The Cardboard Cutout Candidate

    08/10/2020 5:04:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 10, 2020 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Cardboard cutouts are life size replicas of a person, typically famous, perfect for parties, events, and photoshoots, as Amazon describes for a cardboard cutout of President Trump. As Amazon explains, these cutouts are easy to assemble, stand on their own, won’t break or damage easily and best of all come with a 30-day money back guarantee. Joe Biden is a cardboard cutout candidate. He was easy to assemble. He did no work on his own with his handlers at CNN and MSNBC assembling his candidacy out of the ash heap of the Democrat primaries. Granted Biden’s primary opponents were as...
  • Poll: Feenstra has big lead over Scholten in Iowa's 4th District; 2 incumbents also ahead

    08/06/2020 9:31:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Aug 6, 2020 | JAMES Q. LYNCH Journal Des Moines Bureau
    DES MOINES – Republican Randy Feenstra has jumped out to a 20-point lead over second-time Democratic nominee J.D. Scholten in the race for Iowa's 4th District, a new poll shows. "It looks like Republicans can breathe a sigh of relief in the 4th District with Steve King out of the picture,” said Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth University Polling Institute, which released the independent poll Thursday morning. Feenstra, a state senator from Hull, defeated King, a nine-term incumbent, in the June primary. Scholten, of Sioux City, is hoping to improve on his narrow 3-point loss to King in 2018. However,...
  • Iowa governor signs order restoring felon voting rights

    08/06/2020 9:28:01 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    aol ^ | Aug 6th 2020 | DAVID PITT
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order Wednesday granting convicted felons the right to vote after they complete their sentences, ending Iowa’s place as the only remaining state to broadly deny voting rights to felons. Reynolds, a Republican, fulfilled a promise she made to issue the order. She said she'll continue to push the Legislature to pass a constitutional amendment preventing future governors from overturning it. Her order will not automatically restore voting rights to felons convicted of certain crimes, including first- and second-degree murder, attempted murder, fetal homicide and some sex offenses. Such felons would still need to...
  • Progressive challenger Cori Bush defeats 10-term incumbent Lacy Clay and voters approve Medicaid expansion in Missouri

    08/05/2020 3:38:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 8/05/20 | Oma Seddiq, Grace Panetta
    **SNIP** In a major upset, activist, nurse, and pastor, Cori Bush won her second attempt to win the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District against 10-term incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay. Clay is the seventh House incumbent to lose renomination from his own party this cycle, along with Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), and Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS), who also lost his primary the night of August 4. Bush is part of a wave of progressive candidates cropping up around the country seeking to...
  • Schools Going Online to Reopen Defy State Law, Not Reynolds

    08/04/2020 7:32:16 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 8 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 08/03/20 | Shane Vander Hart
    There are several media reports about school boards in Iowa opting to go entirely or mostly online. They report these districts are doing so in defiance of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ recent order related to reopening this fall. Reynolds said that local school districts could go entirely online only if their district for 14 days if they have ten percent absenteeism or their county reaches a 20 percent positivity rate testing for COVID-19. The Iowa Department of Education encourages a hybrid learning environment that includes virtual learning and on-site learning when their county experiences transmission rates of 15 to 20 percent....
  • Poll — Trump takes lead over Biden…

    08/04/2020 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | Posted by Kane on August 4, 2020 10:53 am
    Trump takes 5 point lead in swing states… A new poll released this weekend shows President Donald Trump, the incumbent GOP president, has taken a national and battleground states lead over his Democrat challenger presumptive nominee former Vice President Joe Biden. The survey, from the Democracy Institute commissioned by the Sunday Express newspaper, shows Trump leading Biden 48 percent to 46 percent. What’s more, Trump has opened up a bigger lead according to this poll in the crucial battleground states, meaning the president by this pollster’s estimates currently is projected to win 309 electoral votes—more than he did in 2016....
  • President Trump SURGES Past “Hollow Joe” Biden in Latest Economic Poll

    08/02/2020 7:40:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/02/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Well, this is a no-brainer.President Donald Trump SURGED past Sleepy Joe in the latest monthly Democracy Institute/ Sunday Express poll on the economy. Trump polls at 48% and Joe Biden polls at 46% in their latest monthly poll.More importantly President Trump leads Joe Biden 48 percent to 43 percent in the swing states Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. ** President Trump presided over the most successful economy in US history.** Joe Biden and Barack Obama presided over the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.The Express.co reported: The third in a series of monthly Democracy Institute/ Sunday...
  • Shock Poll: Trump Leads National Popular Vote as Biden’s Dementia Becomes More Obvious

    08/02/2020 9:33:25 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 128 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Trump 2020 landslide is starting to build. – Although most of the conventional polls still show Hidin’ Joe Biden with a lead, there is no question that we have see a noticeable movement in the polling over the past two weeks in President Trump’s favor. The absurd Biden leads of 12 – 15 points being trumpeted in the corrupt news media a month ago have now given way to single digit margins ranging from 4 – 9 points as pollsters try to make their output somewhat more believable to a knowing public. I’m not a person who obsesses over...
  • Paul Gosar, Conservatives Introduce Legislation to Protect ‘Political Speech’ on the Internet

    07/29/2020 7:57:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29 2020 | SEAN MORAN
    Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and a host of other House conservatives introduced legislation on Wednesday that would block big tech giants from censoring lawful political speech on the Internet. Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA), Jim Banks (R-IN), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Tom Tiffany (R-WI), Ron Wright (R-TX), and Gosar introduced the Stop the Censorship Act of 2020, which would revoke big tech companies’ Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act legal immunity if the tech platform were to remove lawful speech on their platform. The House Republicans’ legislation aligns with...
  • The Clinton Ties To The “Nigerian Prince” Scam

    07/29/2020 7:58:51 AM PDT · by gaggs · 8 replies
    Have you ever wondered who that allusive “Nigerian Prince” is who might be sending you those emails looking for money? Look no farther than the Clinton Family Tree. As the saying goes, you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family. Bill and Hillary Clinton learned this lesson the hard way when Chelsea Clinton decided she wanted to marry Marc Mezvinsky. Edward Maurice “Ed” Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton’s father-in-law and her daughter’s grandfather, is a convicted Felon. The former Democrat Congressman from Iowa’s 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, served two terms, from 1973 to...
  • Grassley, Johnson Blast Democrats For Launching Disinformation Campaign To Derail Biden Probe

    07/28/2020 7:35:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/28/2020 | tristan justice
    Two top Republican senators spearheading an investigation into the Biden family’s conflicts of interest while serving at the upper echelons of government blasted Democrats Tuesday for attempting to derail the Senate probe with fewer than 100 days until a presidential election. Congressional Democrats, desperate to shut the three-year investigation down over fears that it might damage their presidential nominee’s chance to capture the White House this fall, have launched a disinformation campaign by accusing Senate Republicans of accepting help from the Russian government, a favorite tactic. Earlier this month, Democrat leadership demanded an FBI briefing over claims of Russian intelligence...
  • Iowa governor overrides schools, requires in-person classes.

    07/18/2020 11:50:01 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 6 replies
    KMEG TV ^ | July 17, 2020 | David Pitt
    VAN METER, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Friday she would override local school districts and require students to spend at least half of their education time in classrooms despite concerns the move could endanger children and teachers as the number of coronavirus cases increase in the state. Reynolds’ decision will invalidate plans implemented by some districts including Des Moines, the state’s largest school system, to limit in-person classes to one day a week for most students with online learning on other days. The governor’s actions are in line with the fervent recommendations of President Donald Trump, who has...
  • Chuck Grassley: I Wouldn’t Hold A Hearing On A SCOTUS Vacancy Before The Election

    07/18/2020 10:23:34 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    HotAir ^ | 07/18/2020 | Allahpundit
    He first said this in 2016, then reiterated it in 2018, then reiterated it yet again for reporters yesterday. The McConnell standard for election-year vacancies is, of course, that they shouldn’t be filled if the presidency and the Senate majority are held by different parties. That’s not the case this year so it’s full speed ahead for Cocaine Mitch if any seats on the Court open up before November. The Grassley standard is different. The Judiciary Committee shouldn’t hold hearings on a SCOTUS vacancy in an election year, period, he’s said. Those are strong words coming from a man who...
  • U.S. puts Iowa meth kingpin to death in 3rd federal execution this week

    07/17/2020 3:50:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/17/2020
    While out on bond in his drugs case in July 1993, Honken and his girlfriend Angela Johnson kidnapped Lori Duncan and her two daughters from their Mason City, Iowa, home, then killed and buried them in a wooded area nearby. Ten-year-old Kandi and 6-year-old Amber were still in their swimsuits on the hot summer day when they were shot execution-style in the back of the head. Their primary target that day was Lori Duncan’s then-boyfriend, Greg Nicholson, who also lived at the home and was also killed. He and Lori Duncan were bound and gagged and shot multiple times. Honken...
  • Democracy Institute, Washington-based think tank Poll: If Election Were Held Today, Trump Would Beat Biden By A Lot

    07/14/2020 7:07:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/14/2020 | Elizabeth Vaughn
    Despite the spate of recent polls showing former Vice President Joe Biden with a commanding lead over President Donald Trump, a new shock poll reveals Americans aren’t quite as eager to hand over their freedom as some have said.According to RealClearPolitics’ latest aggregate of polls, Biden leads Trump by 8 points, 49.6 percent to 40.8. But a poll conducted for the Sunday Express by the Democracy Institute, a Washington-based think tank, reveals Americans aren’t buying the narrative the U.S. media are trying to advance.Contrary to what the media would have us believe, 77 percent of the 1,500 likely voters surveyed...
  • Project Veritas

    07/13/2020 2:37:33 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    July 13, 2020 | Self
    Months ago, James O'Keefe of "Project Veritas" released a shocking series of videotapes which included undercover recordings of radical campaign workers supporting Bernie Sanders in advance of the Iowa caucuses. What struck me was that one of the ringleaders (a Marxist thug) was advocating violence and predicted that there would be civil unrest, including arson and rioting, in the summer months if the Democratic establishment denied Sanders the nomination. Lo and behold, the Democratic establishment resuscitated the candidacy of "Clueless Joe" and weeks later the urban areas burned. I cannot believe that the protests and the attendant looting, arson and...
  • New polls after BLM riots and Trump Mount Rushmore speech show coming Trump landslide

    07/09/2020 8:30:05 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 110 replies
    Steve Turley YouTube Channel ^ | July 8 2020 | Steve Turley
    Skip the first 2 minutes to avoid his commercials. Nice piece from Dr Steve Hurley. Highlights. 1. New Express poll has Trump tied with Biden at 47% each. 2. In case you think it's an outlier, Zogby also had a poll June 30th with Trump and Biden tied at 46% each. (Not to mention the Harris poll which had the gap between Biden and Trump down to just 4%). 3. The Express poll had Trump on course to win the crucial swing states including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where Trump outpolls Biden by 48 percent to 44...
  • Iowa governor challenges authority of city governments to mandate face coverings

    07/09/2020 10:45:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner. ^ | July 08, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    The governor of Iowa says she won't allow cities in her state to mandate mask-wearing because they do not possess the authority to do so. ... Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said city governments cannot implement such orders because they conflict with her public health disaster proclamation. ... unless the local government’s declaration or proclamation is consistent with the state proclamation, unless it’s consistent, then it’s not appropriate, or it doesn't go into effect." Reynolds deceleration comes after Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson ordered a citywide mask mandate
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • A handful of Republican senators say they won't be attending the GOP convention

    07/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 59 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/8/2020 | Allan Smith
    he senators skipping out include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The lawmakers gave varying reasons for why they won't be at President Donald Trump's renominating convention. Some of those senators are not among Trump's favorites.