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  • Trump is ‘chagrined' and realizes his campaign is in trouble, Steve Forbes says

    08/08/2016 7:35:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Donald Trump needs to get back on track: Steve Forbes Trump needs to get back on track: Steve Forbes 4 Hours Ago|02:32 Donald Trump has an opportunity to get his campaign back on track when he outlines his economic plan on Monday, following a bruising week, former GOP presidential candidate Steve Forbes said Monday. Recent polls show Hillary Clinton leads Trump nationally and in some key battleground states following Trump's public dispute with the Muslim parents of a U.S. Army captain killed in action in Iraq. Trump also clashed with his party's establishment, by refusing endorse Republican House Speaker Paul...
  • Rep. Steve King Defends Confederate Flag On Desk: Slavery Just 'Small Part' Of Civil War

    07/15/2016 8:35:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 80 replies
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, landed in some hot water this week after he gave an interview to a local TV station in his Sioux City district office and viewers noticed that he kept a Confederate flag on his desk. (SNIP) And we’ve lived with respecting the South and their way of life for 150 years and now, after 150 years, there has to be an issue about a Confederate flag?” King told Angelo that he had ancestors who had fought and died in the Union Army. “Our family cares a lot about unity but also about the truth and accuracy...
  • [October 3, 2010]King: Pence is “best communicator” among House GOP (Audio) [2010]

    07/14/2016 9:05:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.radioiowa.com/ ^ | October 3, 2010 | O. Kay Henderson
    A Republican congressman who is considering both a bid for the White House and a campaign for governor in his home state of Indiana in 2012 made a trip to Iowa this past weekend. Indiana Congressman Mike Pence was the headliner at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s fall banquet in Des Moines.
  • Rep. Steve King vs. Rep. Mike Pence [2006] (Touchback amnesty bill)

    07/13/2016 11:28:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 6, 2006 | HumanEvents
    Kudlow & Company, CNBC, September 6, 2006
  • Rep. Steve King: GOP Establishment Could Back Hillary if Trump or Cruz Wins Nomination

    03/01/2016 9:58:16 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Hayward
    Congressman Rep. Steve King (R-IA) 79% appeared on Breitbart News Daily Tuesday morning to support Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% in today’s crucial primary elections and to warn that the GOP Establishment is determined to punish Trump and Cruz supporters, and they could even tacitly get behind Hillary Clinton as someone “they can do business with” if Cruz or Trump wins the nomination.
  • IA-04: Nick Ryan looking for a Republican to run against Steve King

    02/13/2016 5:24:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Bleeding Heartland ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | desmoinedem
    Representative Steve King is among the leading Iowa Republicans basking in reflected glory from Ted Cruz’s big win in the caucuses. His endorsement in mid-November was a catalyst for Cruz’s rise in the Iowa polls. He ran interference when Cruz came under attack for his stands on the ethanol mandate and an amendment to a 2013 immigration bill. (SNIP) Donations from around the country would pour in if he faced a real threat in this year’s primary. (SNIP) Nevertheless, a primary with Ryan backing some challenger to King could become quite a spectacle. Plenty of wealthy establishment types loathe Cruz...
  • House Republicans Pick Racist Steve King To Chair Immigration Task Force

    02/05/2016 4:40:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    politicususa.com ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | John Lundin
    Republican lawmakers – who are unhappy with the perceived “executive overreach” of the Obama administration – are forming a new task force to find “legislative solutions” to challenge the president’s power — and they picked a telling lawmaker to lead the effort. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a passionate anti-immigrant hardliner, will serve as chairman. The task force will conduct hearings and investigations “relating to separation of powers and executive overreach issues,” according to the resolution approved on a voice vote on Wednesday. It’s unclear which of President Obama’s executive actions the task force will focus on, but immigration policies will...
  • Steve King Is the Happiest Man in Iowa (King pushes GOP towards "nativism")

    02/03/2016 8:58:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    New Republic ^ | February 3, 2016 | Steven Cohen
    Steve King could not hold back the tears Monday night as Ted Cruz, the Iowa congressman’s annointed presidential candidate, stood at the podium in Des Moines and triumphantly rambled about Jesus, “courageous conservatives,” and the nebulous menace of something called the Washington Cartel. (SNIP) In the aftermath of Iowa, the 2016 Republican primary appears to have become a three-way race between Cruz (a King disciple), Donald Trump (arguably running to the right of both on immigration, King’s signature issue), and Marco Rubio (who King helped cow into opposing his own comprehensive immigration bill back in 2013). (SNIP) And King, of...
  • Steve King Tweets Under Fire by Ben Carson’s Campaign

    02/02/2016 2:11:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    whotv.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Staff Writer
    Rep. Steve King is taking heat for what he posted on Twitter during the caucuses Monday night about Ben Carson. King, the Cruz campaigns national co-chair, retweeted CNNs Chris Moody about Carson’s break from the campaign trail before New Hampshire’s primary. Carson looks like he is out. Iowans need to know before they vote. Most will go to Cruz, I hope, King tweeted. In another tweet, the congressman said Carson’s next steps were equivalent of suspending.
  • House Republican Leadership and the Congressional Agenda (Steve King on C-Span)

    10/09/2015 3:08:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    c-span.org ^ | Washington Journal
    Representative Steve King (R-IA) talked about the path ahead for House Republican leadership following Representative Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) decision to end his bid to be House speaker.
  • See, I told you so: Trey Gowdy is a fake conservative

    09/30/2015 7:49:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Sep. 30, 2015
    Exhibit A: Amnesty Congressman Luis Gutierrez’ record speaks for itself, but here’s a taste: In July, Gutierrez dismissed the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant in a sanctuary city as “a little thing”… Most recently, Gutierrez proposed legislation granting illegal immigrants access to Obamacare. Trey Gowdy and Luis Gutierrez are close friends… (SNIP) After Boehner’s shocking announcement Friday, he secretly urged Gowdy to run for leader…
  • Steve King: “It would be foolish” for Trump to rule out 3rd party run

    08/13/2015 5:07:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | August 12, 2015 | O. Kay Henderson
    Congressman Steve King intends to endorse one of the 17 Republican presidential candidates “sometime later in the fall” and Donald Trump seems to be at or near the top of his list. “I think it’s fascinating to the world how Donald Trump can continue being Donald Trump and instead of getting weaker, he’s getting stronger,” King said. (SNIP) And King said that description applies to both his son, Jeff, and to Senator Cruz. In another corner, however, is King’s former chief of staff, Chuck Laudner. Laudner is Donald Trump’s state director. (SNIP) . “Furthermore, some of the efforts on many...
  • Rep. Steve King: Trump Telling the Truth About Mexicans

    07/01/2015 2:36:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Rep. Steve King, who himself came under fire for making controversial comments concerning immigrants, says he appreciates Donald Trump's "scrappiness" and that there is truth behind his comments on Mexicans. (SNIP) "I have been down to the border and the number I come back with is 75 percent are sexually abused on the way to the United States," said King. "I say in Donald Trump's defense, somebody is doing that to the kids being raped and abused. It's reasonable to conclude they are Mexicans." (SNIP) The 13th and 14th Amendments were ratified to "end slavery and make sure there were...
  • Steve King Blames Drugs For Charleston Shooting, Says Undocumented Immigrants Have Killed More

    06/27/2015 4:02:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    RightwingWatch ^ | 6/22/2015 | Miranda Blue
    Steve Malzberg invited Rep. Steve King onto his Newsmax program on Friday to discuss issues ranging from the church shooting in Charleston, which King blamed on prescription medication, to undocumented immigrants, whom he said have killed “multiples of the victims of the September 11 attacks,” to Caitlyn Jenner, whom he said illustrates “how far this society has gone from rational thought.”
  • Republicans Are Infuriated By Heritage Action's Move on Trade

    06/11/2015 10:26:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | Lauren Fox
    As Republican leaders wrestle Democratic and conservative factions to pass a trade bill Friday, a handful of Republicans are turning on one of their most trusted policy leaders in Washington: Heritage Action. The campaign arm of the conservative Heritage Foundation alerted members Wednesday night it that as it stands now, it would score against the Trade Promotion Authority, a bill that gives Congress an up-or-down vote on future trade deals the president negotiates. The legislation is a major priority for President Obama as well as Republican leaders.
  • On the Stump, Jeb Bush Seeks to Keep Calm, Carry On (Walker hater hearts Jeb)

    04/26/2015 3:47:03 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    usnews.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | David Catanese
    Jeb Bush drifted into the room to a smattering of claps compelled by his aides – sporadic applause that quickly evaporated into the ether once he paused for an autograph. (SNIP) After his remarks, 24-year-old Eddie Failor approached Bush to commend him for hanging tough on immigration reform, another issue that’s raised the ire of conservatives. “Unlike some candidates recently in the news, he hasn’t backed down from what he believes on the issue,” Failor told U.S. News after his exchange, declining to name names.
  • 'Schumerisms': How Harry Reid's likely successor will spar with Republicans (+video)

    04/02/2015 3:17:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chuck McCutcheon
    Lovers of vivid political language will miss Senate minority leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who announced his retirement last week. Senator Reid is infamous for his searing, pointed comments about conservatives – and his regular “walk-backs” of those outbursts. But the loquacious Senator Schumer, who is widely expected to succeed Reid as Democratic leader, has developed his own brand of bombast that relies less on Reid’s personal taunts and more on sweeping indictments of his opponents’ purported political sins. Schumer, who served 18 years in the House before joining the Senate in 1999, is fond of labeling Republicans “out of...
  • Steve King to Steve Israel: Face Me 'Man to Man' on Mideast

    03/25/2015 4:20:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    Rep. Steve King says Rep. Steve Israel twisted his comments about Democratic support for Israel, and tells Newsmax TV that the New York Democrat should face him "man to man." "Sure he is [distorting]," King, an Iowa Republican, said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. ow "He demanded an apology in a tweet, and he also demanded that the Republican Party repudiate me. "I just tweeted back and said that's the kind of request that he should make eye-to-eye and man-to-man."
  • Laura Ingraham claims Chris Christie is a conservative

    02/26/2015 4:00:31 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 23, 2014
    There’s a lot I like about Christie, and I know there’s a lot of people across the country going ‘I can’t believe she’s saying that! Christie’s a liberal!’ First of all, Christie’s not a liberal. (Laugh-snorts), okay? For the record, since bribing and cajoling his way into the governor’s mansion in 2009, the severely conservative Chris Christie has: Signed Hitlerian anti-gun legislation Endorsed Obama’s unconstitutional police state Confessed to agreeing with Andrew Cuomo on “98%”
  • So. Cal. Edison’s IT layoffs are ‘heartless,’ says Sen. Grassley

    02/26/2015 2:48:44 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Patrick Thibodeau
    Southern California Edison (SCE) IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers of the visa program. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has long advocated for changes to the H-1B program to protect U.S. workers, said the Edison layoffs illustrate how some employers "are potentially using legal avenues to import foreign workers, lay-off qualified Americans, and then export jobs overseas. "I was shocked by the heartless manner in which U.S. workers were injured," said Grassley in a Senate floor speech Wednesday. (SNIP) "The sponsors of the bill claim it will 'boost our competitiveness...
  • John Boehner’s cursing, graphed

    02/11/2015 3:24:56 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Philip Bump
    In the wake of a blue comment from House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday, we were issued a challenge, of sorts, by our colleague Paul Kane. (SNIP) 1. "a piece of s—" May 2007. Referring to President George W. Bush's immigration reform proposals. Curse strength: 8. Crisis size: 4. 2. "In Congress, we have a red button, a green button and a yellow button, all right. Green means 'yes,' red means 'no,' and yellow means you're a chicken s—. And the last thing we need in the White House, in the Oval Office, behind that big desk, is some chicken...
  • Mike Pence's very bad week

    02/04/2015 4:49:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | January 31, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead, the week turned into a calamity of Team Pence's own making. The leaked details of a bizarre proposal to create what sounded like a state government-run news agency sucked all the oxygen out of Indiana's political media, right when Pence was supposed to explain a complicated conservative approach he's taking to expanding Medicaid. Pence immediately backtracked, but the damage was already done. (SNIP) Indiana's Republican House speaker, Brian Bosma, even taunted Pence a bit,...
  • GOP’s most frustrating 2016 problem: That Steve King is from Iowa

    01/28/2015 4:01:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Jim Newell
    The people who run the Republican party want two things heading into the 2016 election. They want the new, unified Republican Congress to “show the party can govern,” avoiding the shutdowns and debt default threats and vote-counting calamities on the House floor, while perhaps even working with the president to pass a significant achievement like corporate tax reform. (SNIP) If King were from Kansas, his nuttery could be avoidable and isolated. He would be a Tim Huelskamp, a highway tourist trap that’s not worth the lost driving time. (SNIP) And before the State of the Union, he introduced the word...
  • OUR OPINION: King should mend fences with Boehner

    In our Oct. 24 endorsement of Republican Steve King for a seventh term in the U.S. House, we said he would be better-positioned to represent the wants and needs of Iowa's 4th District than his Democratic opponent for the next two years because the GOP likely would retain control of the chamber. (SNIP) Yes, King is entitled to his opinion of Boehner and should be entitled to his choice for speaker, but ... Political realities suggest our congressman should exercise some care in pursuit of opposition to House leadership or risk marginalization. In a National Journal story last week headlined...
  • La Raza operative Raul Labrador votes to reelect John Boehner

    With a lifetime Marxist rating of 72%, Raul Labrador is one of the most anti-American Republicans ever. In the mid-2000’s, Labrador ran a website called rapidimmigration.com which provided “easy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnesty”…
  • Degrees of separation from Steve King

    A flock of 2016 presidential hopefuls will be attending a major GOP event in Iowa this month co-sponsored by anti-immigrant gadfly Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has made outreach to minorities part of his appeal, won’t go. His office says there is a scheduling conflict. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush also begged off. What to make of all this? (SNIP) He is no David Duke, but his distasteful and flamboyant attacks on illegal immigrants are well known. (SNIP) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlined a fundraiser for King and reportedly announced, “I will be a supporter...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake Urging Pro-Amnesty 2016 Candidates Like Jeb Bush to Skip Iowa

    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who has pushed comprehensive amnesty legislation as a “Gang of Eight” member, is trying to advance the notion that a Republican cannot win the White House without supporting comprehensive amnesty legislation. He even suggested that pro-amnesty 2016 Republican presidential candidates former Florida Governor like Jeb Bush ignore voters in Iowa (home of conservative stalwart Rep. Steve King) and entirely skip the first-in-the-nation nominating caucuses to avoid having his pro-amnesty views scrutinized. In an interview with the Daily Beast, Flake reportedly called Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status on the presidential primary calendar “one of the very unfortunate parts of...
  • Walter Jones only NC Congressman to stand against amnesty and Obamacare

    12/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    The key vote on the bill that funds the Obama amnesty and Obamacare as well as the rest of government was the vote on the rule that put it on the floor, and it barely slid through by two votes. Any Congressman who voted for it voted to continue Obamacare and to allow Obama to proceed with his amnesty decree, because this bill funds both with no restrictions. The only North Carolinian to stand up and vote to stop this bill from proceeding was our own Walter Jones. The rest of the NC ''Republican'' congressmen voted for a piece of...
  • House Committee Votes to Admit More STEM Workers than the Supply of Them

    11/07/2014 1:25:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 29 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 1, 2013 | David North
    The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted last week to admit more high-tech foreign workers in some categories than the annual supply of them. In its eagerness to meet the wishes of the high tech industry — and steal jobs from qualified American workers — the Republican majority on the committee, with the single, commendable exception of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), voted to allow as many as 55,000 green cards to be issued annually to aliens with advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees from American universities. It also voted to increase the existing H-1B quota for such workers...
  • Steve King, Other Republican Candidates Win Big (King gets 62% in R+4 district)

    11/05/2014 1:12:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Not only did Iowa voters decide to send another Republican from Iowa to the U.S. Senate to join Chuck Grassley there, voters elected Republicans in three out of the four congressional races in Iowa. Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kiron easily won his bid for a seventh term. (SNIP) In the northwest Iowa counties, the Ernst to Braley ratios were 76/20 in O’Brien County, 87/11 in Sioux County, 78/18 in Osceola County, and 84/14 in Lyon County.
  • Iowa Press U.S. Congress Fourth District Debate (Steve King)

    10/23/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Youtube ^ | IowaPublicTelevision
    Rep. Steve King, (R-Kiron) and Jim Mowrer, (D-Boone) Thursday, October 23 Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Military immigrant program halted

    10/23/2014 5:27:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    A popular military enlistment program for immigrants with specialized skills is now stuck in bureaucratic limbo — after the Pentagon announced last month it would begin allowing some young immigrants without legal status into the program. Army officials confirmed Thursday that the program, called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, has been suspended while the service tries to finalize screening procedures for the immigrants who want to enlist. (SNIP) And a new requirement instituted in 2012 mandates that all MAVNI applicants go through a high-level security check, called a single-scope background investigation. But DACA recipients would not be able...
  • Christie Will Speak, Not Shoot, at Iowa Pheasant Hunt

    10/16/2014 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    <p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at U.S. Rep. Steve King’s annual pheasant hunt in Iowa this month — but he won’t be shooting game himself.</p> <p>Ann Trimble-Ray, an advisor to the King reelection campaign, said Christie will be present at a fundraising luncheon in Iowa on Saturday, but he won’t be hunting because he’s on a campaign swing visiting other candidates.</p>
  • David Young’s Schizophrenic Congressional Campaign

    10/15/2014 7:35:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | Craig Robinson
    Contrary to popular belief, I don’t like writing negative article about Republicans. I especially don’t like criticizing Republican candidates running for office in the final month of the campaign. As I sat down to write this article at 9:15 p.m. last night, I had no clue what I was going to be writing about. I thought perhaps I’d write about the Des Moines Register’s latest Iowa Poll that shows Governor Terry Branstad leading his Democrat opponent by 15 points. (SNIP) Had Young taken the stage at the District nominating convention back in June and said, “Hi, I’m David Young, and...
  • Iowa's 3rd Congressional District Republican comes out for Amnesty

    10/09/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    David Young of Iowa's 3rd Congressional District wants to give work permits to 12 million illegals. The only story available is copyright. The retiring Tom Latham was more conservative on every issue than this David Young character. I hope Joni Ernst can still win the Senate race. David Young worked for Grassley. Grassley and Jeff Sessions were probably the 2 best on the Judiciary in terms of exposing Chuck Schumer. What has Young learnt on immigration from his time with Grassley? I know Grassley says he doesn't like using the word amnesty but Grassley pretty much trashed every aspect of...
  • King Welcomes Trump to Iowa for Campaign Fundraiser

    10/04/2014 12:59:40 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Congressman Steve King confirmed today Donald Trump will be in Iowa on October 18 to headline a fundraiser for the 4th District U.S. Representative. The event will be held at a private residence in West Des Moines. “I look forward to having Donald J. Trump again visit Iowa,” King remarked. “It’s good to have another outspoken fiscal conservative support my re-election campaign.” Hosts for the King fundraiser are Senator Charles Grassley, Congressman Tom Latham, Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, and Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. Information on the event, and reservations, can be obtained by contacting...
  • The Method To Steve King's Madness

    09/30/2014 2:28:49 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | Sahil Kapur
    The most notorious moment of Representative Steve King's career was cleverly calculated. The immigration debate had undergone a sea change in favor of reform, with bipartisan Senate passage of a sweeping bill in the months after Hispanics carried President Obama to a resounding reelection victory. (SNIP) This really irritated King. "It was wrong," he tells TPM in a wide-ranging interview in his Capitol Hill office. "I go down to the border and … I see these guys that are coming across." (SNIP) "I'd suggest that we have now more objectively characterized Dreamers," he snarks, "and [Durbin] hasn't yet said thank...
  • Politicians duck ‘amnesty’ label

    09/17/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2005
    It’s “the A-Word,” and it can damn any immigration bill to oblivion. The word is “amnesty,” or as one immigration-control advocate calls it, “the death word.” It’s a charge that a lot of people want to make and nobody wants to hear. (SNIP) “For some, you would think amnesty is in the eye of the beholder because there are some critics who have nothing constructive to offer who criticize every proposal as amnesty or amnesty light,” says Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican. (SNIP) “I’ve seen no guest-worker program that didn’t include amnesty — amnesty defined by Webster’s,” says Rep. Steve...
  • Loras Poll: King in Good Shape, Blum’s Got a Shot in the 1st CD

    09/11/2014 2:59:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | Craig Robinson
    Newspapers and other media organizations will pay for statewide polls for presidential and gubernatorial elections, but their budgets don’t allow for congressional polling. Public polling data for congressional campaigns is hard to come by, which is why the Loras College Poll of Iowa’s four congressional districts is unique. The latest Loras poll gives us a peek into the four congressional races in Iowa, two of which are competitive open seats. The poll shows that Iowa’s two incumbent Congressmen, Democrat Dave Loebsack and Republican Steve King, currently hold sizable leads over their challengers. (SNIP) Congressman Steve King is leading his Democrat...
  • Steve King: Ferguson Protesters Are Of A 'Continental Origin' So Racial Profiling Is Not A Factor

    08/15/2014 7:05:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Marina Fang
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) claimed that racial profiling is not a concern in Ferguson, Missouri, because all of the protesters are of a "continental origin." Speaking on conservative network Newsmax TV on Wednesday, King disagreed that racial profiling played a role in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown or the targeting of those protesting his death because, King claims, everyone protesting the situation is black. "This idea of no racial profiling ... I've seen the video. It looks to me like you don't need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of...
  • King: Mowrer’s challenge not ‘as intense’ as Vilsack’s

    08/13/2014 2:53:57 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Ames Tribune ^ | Gavin Aronsen
    Iowa Congressman Steve King hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday in north Ames’ Somerset Clubhouse, speaking at length about such issues as immigration and foreign policy but mentioning his 4th Congressional District challenger, 28-year-old Boone Democrat Jim Mowrer, only in passing. (SNIP) He explained his efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama administration directive granting temporary work permits to immigrants who entered the country unlawfully as children; and to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, a law that has made it more difficult to deport children crossing the Mexico border...
  • "Man Caused Disaster" On the Southern Border

    07/26/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The clarion call has sounded from President Obama and the pundits residing in Washington D.C. that Congress should "do something." Lost in this theory of governing by crisis, is that President Obama's actions created this historic calamity on the border. This is a "man caused disaster" and the man who caused it is Barack Obama. Waiting for President Obama to enforce the law is akin to waiting for Godot. President Obama is as likely to secure the border as he is to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking at two and a half long years of watching hundreds...
  • Immigration solution?

    07/24/2014 4:14:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jennifer Rubin
    Immigration reform won’t happen this year, but ironically the border debacle may make immigration reform more likely in the near to mid-future. Even if the House wanted to, there is little time (a couple weeks now and a few in September) to get any major legislation done. Moreover, with the monkey off their back and the Democrats under fire for the border mess, Republicans will see less urgency to move forward. (SNIP) It’s no longer politically untenable to argue we should first do border security, then evaluate and then address legalization issues. In fact that seems to be the default...
  • DEACE: GOP’s other Mississippi senator finds race-baiting other Republicans funny

    While many conservatives across the country are still fuming about the Obama/Alinsky race-baiting tactics the Republican Party establishment used to help K-Street corporatist puppet Thad Cochran win the Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff last week, the Magnolia State’s other GOP senator has a different reaction. It turns out Sen. Roger Wicker finds this whole potential voter-fraud thing funny. When it questioned Wicker about the raging controversy in his own backyard, The Associated Press said Wicker “responded with a laugh.” Apparently in the GOP establishment’s world, betrayal is a real knee-slapper.
  • Iowa rep will file lawsuit over immigration announcement

    06/30/2014 3:32:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2012
    Firebrand Republican Rep. Steve King announced his intention Friday to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, calling unconstitutional the administration's plan to stop deporting some young, illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. "This is no longer a debate about immigration policy. The debate is now about the Constitution and the Rule of Law," the Iowa congressman said in a statement. "I am preparing to bring suit against the President and ask for a court to enjoin him from implementing his unconstitutional and unlawful policy."
  • Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has ‘Peaked’

    06/27/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 41 replies
    At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.” The New York Democrat and longtime immigration reform supporter said that House Republicans are led by false anti-amnesty rhetoric from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Schumer noted that recently ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the only member of Congress that the “minority” Tea Party voters were able to remove from office.
  • Rep. Steve King: Border patrol agents ‘doing jobs that Americans won’t do’

    06/26/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Twitchy Staff
    "Aren't Border Patrol agents who do food prep, laundry, shower runs, diapers & warm bottles for illegal kids "doing work Americans won't do?" Iowa Rep. Steve King isn’t alone in wondering why the Border Patrol seems to be doing everything but patrolling the border to keep it secure.
  • King Reacts to Crisis on the Border

    06/26/2014 12:01:59 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Steve King
    Congressman Steve King released the following video excerpts from his questioning of the witnesses in the Full House Judiciary Committee on “An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors.”
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