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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Watch Two DREAMers Who Confront Rep. Steve King Get A Timely Lesson on Immigration Law

    08/05/2014 12:47:18 PM PDT · by safetysign · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/05/2014 | SooperMexican
    Immigrants Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas recently approached Representative Steve King at a fundraiser in Iowa and criticized him for pushing a law that would take away their “Dream Act” status. Instead of shrinking away, Rep. King patiently explained his point of view on why people shouldn’t advocate for lawlessness when our laws are a feature of American prosperity that they enjoy, but don’t respect. His key comment: “Do you want to live in a country that respects the rule of law, or don’t you?” The confrontation could have gotten ugly very quickly, but Rep. King stuck to his guns...
  • Rand Paul Can Run, But He Can’t Hide From Latino Voters in 2016

    08/09/2014 11:27:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 8, 2014 | Cesar Vargas and Erika Andiola
    Last Sunday in Iowa, the two of us had the opportunity to meet Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. After we identified ourselves as “DREAMers”— undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children — what we intended to be a civil, serious discussion turned into a tense confrontation with King. That tense confrontation became a viral Internet sensation when Paul fled the scene in the middle of eating a hamburger. Here’s the whole story. Originally, we had travelled to Iowa to meet other DREAMers and Iowans from King’s district. King is one of the...
  • Rand Paul's 3-Day Iowa Trip Sends Democrats on the Attack

    08/09/2014 12:08:50 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8 August 2014 | Cathy Burke
    While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests the Republican waters for a possible White House run, Democrats are attacking, even this early in the nominating process, The Daily Beast reports. During the junior senator's recent three-day trip to Iowa, where the first presidential caucuses will be held in 17 months, the Democratic National Committee sent out 10 press releases about Paul's activities and speeches, the news site reports. A senior aide for Paul views the press releases in a positive light for the senator. "What it can tell you as a political observer is that they recognize what we're trying to...
  • Dreamers Ask For $25K To Fund More Confrontations

    08/08/2014 12:15:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Aug 2014 | TONY LEE
    The DREAMers who accosted Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in Iowa this week are asking for $25,000 in donations to fund more confrontations. After DREAMers Cesar Vargas and Erika Andiola badgered King about his opposition to President Barack Obama's temporary amnesty program in an incident that was caught on video, they vowed to confront more Republicans and Democrats. During the confrontation, Andiola even tried to bait King into ripping up her temporary amnesty card. "We need $25K to continue confronting politicians and holding them accountable, so that this summer the President can take bold action and keep families together," they write...
  • DREAMer confronts Steve King: Here, tear up my DACA card if you don’t want me here

    08/05/2014 2:41:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    As many others have noted, the high point here is Rand Paul bailing out mid-bite as soon as he hears the word “DREAM.” He’ll get in your face on foreign policy and he’ll push bold, controversial ideas like restoring voting rights to felons, but put him on camera in the middle of a squabble between Steve “Cantaloupe Calves” King and a pair of illegals when he’s gearing up for 2016 and all that’s left is one of those little dust clouds like in a Roadrunner cartoon. If not for that, my favorite moment would be Erika Andiola reassuring King that...
  • Undocumented immigrant confronts Rep. Steve King at fundraiser

    08/05/2014 11:42:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 08/05/2014 | Ashley Killough
    Okoboji, Iowa (CNN) – Republican Rep. Steve King was confronted Monday night at his own fundraiser by an undocumented immigrant and activist who argued with the Iowa congressman over his stance on immigration. Erika Andiola, who’s involved with the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, mostly took issue with King’s vote last week to curb the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows certain young people - who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children - to delay deportation. House Republicans argue the policy, enacted under President Barack Obama's administration, has helped spur the crisis in which more than...
  • Shields and Brooks on finding a GOP ‘anti-Cruz,’ Middle East alliances

    08/01/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | August 1, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the weekÂ’s top news, including the struggle on Capitol Hill to find a resolution to the political division on the border crisis before Congress leaves for August recess, as well as how these events will affect the November election, plus the outlook for ending the war between Israel and Hamas. (AUDIO-AT-LINK)TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: In Washington, House Republicans were racing to pass something on the border crisis after a day of confusion and chaos on Capitol Hill Thursday. For a taste of what went on...
  • Why Ted Cruz Matters in the House of Representatives: Cruz finds more traction in House than Senate

    07/31/2014 4:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 30, 2014 | Lauren Fox
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has a challenger vying to lead the House — and he's coming from the opposite side of the Capitol Building. Though Ted Cruz is most often seen as a rabble rousing troublemaker in the Senate, when it comes to key decisions he has emerged as the leading vote-wrangler in the House. With his Tortilla Coast strategy session on Capitol Hill last year, the Texas Republican proved he has real influence in the House of Representatives. It was Cruz, after all, who concocted the "defund Obamacare" strategy that marched Republicans straight into a government shutdown last...
  • Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment if Obama Grants Executive Amnesty

    07/26/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) believes the House of Representatives will immediately begin impeachment proceedings if President Barack Obama unilaterally grants work permits and amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants by the "end of summer." Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday with co-hosts Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow from the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, King said that if Obama "completely destroys the rule of law with the stroke of a pen" and "Congress fails to act," there will be "enough Republicans who didn't have a desire to do this" that will be "immediately activated" to consider...
  • "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...
  • Slain Omahan's relative says immigration crackdown might have prevented her death

    A relative of an elderly Omaha woman who was raped and killed last year said Saturday that the brutal crime may have been prevented if the United States strictly enforced immigration laws. “What we’d like to have is the federal government to secure our borders,” said Bill Hartzell, 60, of Council Bluffs. “There’s a chance my grandmother would be still alive if our borders were secured.” Hartzell is the husband of Teresa Hartzell, a granddaughter of 93-year-old Louise Sollowin. Sollowin died three days after Sergio Martinez- Perez, a Mexico native in the U.S. illegally, broke into her South Omaha home,...
  • Feeling Bullish about Iowa Republicans in 2014

    07/23/2014 12:34:03 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 7/14/2014 | Craig Robinson
    Every election cycle tells a story, but the storyline for the 2014 general election is still being written. Republicans have longed believed that 2014 would be a Republican year in Iowa, especially with the absence of a presidential candidate at the top of the ticket. Strong fundraising from Democrats seeking federal office, especially Congressman Bruce Braley who wasn’t challenged for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that Sen. Tom Harkin is vacating, made it look like Iowa was leaning Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race. A month into the general election, Braley’s campaign seems adrift, and Republican...
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Eric Cantor and John Boehner Don’t Really Want to Repeal Obamacare

    05/12/2014 7:12:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | June 30th, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Well, it is official. Eric Cantor and John Boehner — particularly Eric Cantor — have decided they don’t need or want conservatives and, more troubling, do not have any intention of trying to win at the polls by forcing Democrat hands on Obamacare. Our leadership is behaving badly. Last week and on Monday I mentioned Rep. Steve King’s effort to repeal Obamacare and start over. He’s filed a discharge petition. If he gets 218 signatures, Nancy Pelosi must hold a vote
  • Schumer Blames Rep. Steve King for Blocking Immigration Reform

    05/15/2014 6:09:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/14/14 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday named Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) as the main Republican impediment to "immigration reform" in the House of Representatives. It's the second time in two weeks that Schumer has demonized King for opposing amnesty for 11 million people who came to this country illegally. "It is time for the House Republican leadership to decide whether they stand with the majority of the American people and the supposed majority of their conference, or if they're really going to let Steve King continue to dictate the policy of the Republican Party on immigration. Just to be clear,...
  • Steve King Takes Aim At Mark Zuckerberg: 'Go Back To San Francisco'

    04/28/2014 4:37:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Mollie Reilly
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is firing back at Mark Zuckerberg and his pro-immigration reform group, calling the Facebook CEO a "liberal billionaire" who should "go back to San Francisco." Earlier this month the Zuckerberg-backed super PAC FWD.us released ads in Iowa and online attacking King for his controversial remarks on immigration, such as when the congressman compared granting veterans citizenship to handing out "M&M's or Tootsie Rolls" at a parade.
  • Republicans in Iowa replace 'liberty' faction with new party leaders

    04/26/2014 4:14:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Des Moines Register | 4/26/2014 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett paper, link only: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/04/26/iowa-liberrty-republicans/8203021/
  • Q and A: Brenna Findley

    04/21/2014 2:13:27 AM PDT · by iowamark
    Hillsdale Collegian ^ | April 21, 2013 | Alex Anderson
    Raised and homeschooled on a farm near Dexter, Iowa, Brenna Findley, 37, attended Drake University and the University of Chicago Law School. Upon graduation, Findley worked as an attorney in private practice at a national law firm in its Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. offices. She later served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to Congressman Steve King, R-Kiron. Returning to private practice with Whitaker Hagenow GBMG in Des Moines, she was her party’s nominee for attorney general in 2010. She is currently serving as Counsel to Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa. How did you first become involved in law...
  • Steve King slams Hillary Clinton ‘brave’ remark

    04/18/2014 3:24:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | TAL KOPAN
    Rep. Steve King is criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for praising an undocumented teen that questioned her at an event, saying Clinton should have told the young woman to follow the law. “#Hillary calls immigration law breaker ‘incredibly brave.’ Should have said, ‘Get right with the law.’ … Then come back,” King tweeted early Friday morning.
  • GOP Congressman Says Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Reward Law Breakers

    04/18/2014 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Hunter Walker
    Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King responded after an organization backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an advertising blitz against him Friday. King issued a statement saying the commercials, which were paid for by Zuckerberg's pro-immigration reform group FWD.us, show the Facebook chairman and CEO wants to "reward people for breaking our laws" in order to bring in talent for his company. "I am under attack by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because I am one of the few who will stand up and tell the truth about amnesty," King said in his statement.
  • Steve King: The result of immigration reform will be more dead Americans

    04/08/2014 3:05:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Roll Call
    Rep. Steve King has been known to make, from time to time, some controversial remarks about immigration — and his floor speech on Friday was no exception. Speaking to a nearly empty chamber, the Iowa Republican said the result of an immigration overhaul would be more dead Americans.
  • Lawmaker: George Washington could not tell ‘lie’ that ObamaCare is ‘affordable’

    04/05/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued Thursday that the higher insurance premiums being created by ObamaCare would make it impossible for George Washington — known in part for the apocryphal saying he could not tell a lie — to call ObamaCare the "affordable" care act. "Calling the Affordable Care Act the Affordable Care Act is not true," King said on the House floor. "George Washington could not utter these words.
  • Steve King: Illegal Immigrants Kill Americans Every Day

    04/04/2014 7:16:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Friday, April 4, 2014 | Matt Fuller
    Rep. Steve King has been known to make, from time to time, some controversial remarks about immigration — and his floor speech on Friday was no exception. Speaking to a nearly empty chamber, the Iowa Republican said the result of an immigration overhaul would be more dead Americans. “Because there’s not a day that goes by in this country that there isn’t at least one American citizen that dies at the hands of someone who’s unlawfully present in the United States, whether it is an act of homicide or it’s an act of willful manslaughter, whether it’s an [Operating While...
  • Exclusive: House Republicans' Secret Immigration Ploy

    04/02/2014 7:44:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 2, 2014 | Matthew Boyle & Jonathan Strong
    House Republicans are quietly working to insert immigration legislation into the text of the Department of Defense authorization bill that would allow so-called DREAMers to obtain permanent legal residency by joining the military, Breitbart News has learned.
  • Bachmann, King and Gohmert tour Egypt, Lebanon and Libya (Tea Party)

    12/19/2013 5:31:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2013 | Al Kamen
    Yet a trip this week by tea party Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King and Louie Gohmert has been quite hush-hush, even though they went to iffy places like Beirut, Cairo and even to Tripoli — where the U.S. embassy last week issued a “warning” notice “strongly advis(ing) against all but essential travel to Tripoli and against all travel . . outside Tripoli because of ongoing instability and violence.” And, as best we can figure, they even flew commercial, not only to the region but even within the region. They even went to embassy briefings and such. So this is...
  • Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

    11/19/2013 3:22:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2013 3:08 AM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production standards on agricultural products sold in interstate commerce. The provision, authored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is aimed at a California law that will require all eggs sold in the state to come from...
  • Biden Curses Congressman on Immigration Conference Call... with Faith Leaders

    11/13/2013 11:29:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/13 | Breitbart News
    While speaking on a conference call to Catholic clergy members on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden inexplicably uttered unsuitable language while referring to a US Congressman. Reacting to the assertion that Steve King (R-Iowa) made regarding illegal immigrants carrying drugs across the US southern border, Biden condescended, “He may be a good Christian, but his comments sure the hell aren’t, excuse my language.” Prone to making these types of faux pas (remember "This is a big f------ deal"), the Vice President’s comments seem even more inappropriate given his audience. Additionally, Biden fears that immigration reform may be defeated as was...
  • AFL-CIO lashes GOP on immigration

    11/06/2013 8:21:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 06, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    The AFL-CIO launched a major television ad campaign on Wednesday, taking House Republicans to task for the stalled work on immigration reform. The ads will target GOP members who live in districts with large Hispanic populations and is part of a broader effort by the labor movement to push the House into taking action. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday said Republicans would pay a price at the ballot box if immigration reform runs aground in the House. “If they block immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship and strong workers’ protections, House Republicans are risking their political future....
  • Iowa's Steve King: We're not done 'beating on' ObamaCare

    10/27/2013 9:19:50 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 26, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said while ObamaCare is not dead yet, conservative Republicans are not done ‘beating on it either.’ “We nearly killed ObamaCare,” King said at the annual Defenders of Freedom event in Le Mars, Iowa Saturday afternoon. “It’s not dead yet, but we’re not done beating on it either.” Back in 2010, he recalled, before Congress passed the healthcare law and “Nancy Pelosi was driving ObamaCare at us,’ he was pheasant hunting in Iowa. “How do we defeat this onslaught that is Obamacare?” he asked his hunting partners. Vietnam prisoner of war survivor, Col. George “Bud” Day, who...
  • Dems: Cruz 'leading the Republican Party'

    10/27/2013 5:01:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats charged in a Friday memo that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is leading the Republican Party, and that his "brand of conservatism" will hurt Republicans running for office in Iowa in 2014. The memo, issued by the Democratic National Committee and the campaign committees for both chambers and the party's governors, came as Cruz is slated to headline a Friday night fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa. "Make no mistake: Ted Cruz is leading the Republican Party. Candidates want to be him. Incumbents are afraid of him. The Republican Party base is energized by him," the memo reads. It's the...
  • Grassley & King vote no, rest of Iowa delegation votes for deal to end shutdown, extend debt limit

    10/17/2013 12:52:38 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | October 16, 2013 | O. Kay Henderson
    Republicans Chuck Grassley and Steve King were the only two members of Iowa’s congressional delegation to vote against the deal that has ended the federal government shutdown and extended the government’s borrowing authority. King said once spending issues and the debt limit were joined in one bill, the momentum toward passage was inevitable. “The American people have fatigue and I understand that, but it’s worth the fatigue if we can accomplish the goal in the end,” King said during an interview with Radio Iowa. “We didn’t get that done in this battle. This battle is not indicative of the entire...
  • Congressman King says October 17 “not a default date”

    10/14/2013 12:54:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    radioiowa.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | O.Kay Henderson
    Republican Congressman Steve King is striking back at Democratic Senator Tom Harkin for suggesting King is wrong to suggest the October 17 “debt limit” date is a fiction. “I hope Tom Harkin understands when we reach the debt limit that doesn’t mean default,” King says. “Default on our debt would be if we failed to service our debt which requires that we pay the interest and then, at a minimum, roll over the principle of our debt which means we could borrow money from the Saudis to pay off Chinese bonds or vice versa or we could borrow money from...
  • How Steve King Will Kill Immigration Reform

    10/02/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/2/13 | Fawn Johnson
    There's no telling when an immigration bill will come to the House floor, what it will say, or who will support it. Only one thing's for sure: Steve King will vote no. And he's not alone. The Iowa Republican has organized a small but growing number of conservatives who are committed to voting against any House immigration bill – no matter what it says – because they fear that the Senate will inevitably find a way to add "amnesty" to the equation. King won't say how many members he's got on board, except that it reached "fairly deeply" into the...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King Says Illegal Immigration Kills More Americans Than 9/11 Attacks (Video)

    09/18/2013 1:56:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    opposingviews.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told a rally in Omaha last week that illegal immigration has killed more Americans than the attacks on September 11th. King spoke an event Friday held for victims of crimes committed by people who are in the U.S. illegally. Recalling a conversation he had with a former INS agent, Mike Cutler, during a congressional hearing, King said he asked Cutler, “How many Americans have died at the hands of [illegal immigrants] who did make it into America? What’s the price Americans are paying for an open door policy?” King claims that Cutler responded, “‘I don’t know...
  • Citizens ask for tougher enforcement of immigration laws

    09/16/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    World-Herald News Service lexch.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Alissa Skelton
    OMAHA, Neb. - An Omaha rally Friday honored a 93-year-old woman who was raped and killed in July and called for tougher enforcement of immigration laws. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont, a candidate for governor, spoke at the rally to support victims of crimes committed by people who are in the United States illegally. Louise Sollowin, 93, was raped and brutally beaten in her South Omaha home July 21. She died in the hospital four days later. Sergio Martinez-Perez, a Sonora, Mexico, native who is in the country illegally, has been charged in...
  • Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, and the dangers of foggy 9/11 memories [Read with Barf Bag]

    09/14/2013 10:16:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/11/13 | Tod Robberson
    ...Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota joined fellow tea partying Reps. Louie Gohmert, sadly of Texas, and Steve King of Iowa on a trip to Egypt, where they praised the restoration of military dictatorship and the overthrow of a democratically elected government... Bachmann didn’t just stop with that misportrayal of American values. She somehow managed to confuse Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood with the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks (Afghanistan-based al-Qaeda for those who don’t remember), and congratulated Egypt’s military leader for holding them at bay. “We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against...
  • Politically Speaking: Steve King cites anonymous source for Muslim Brotherhood connection to 9-11

    09/14/2013 11:02:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    blog siouxcityjournal.com ^ | September 12, 2013 | Bret Hayworth
    Along with U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, King said the Muslim Brotherhood that supported Morsi had a connection to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That connection has been disputed, and the 9/11 Commission determined Osama Bin Laden and the Al Qaeda terrorist group were responsible for the attacks that occurred 12 years ago this week. the 9/11 Commission determined it was Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda who were responsible for 9/11. Read more at http://www.newshounds.us/bachmann_president_obama_always_sides_with_muslim_brotherhood_09112013#je103CWbXvmvim0X.99to the attacks that occurred 12 years ago this week. King took questions from 10 reporters in the session, and reporters at...
  • GOP Members Of Congress Hold Surreal Press Conference In Egypt Thanking Military For Overthrowing...

    09/09/2013 4:22:49 PM PDT · by sopwith · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Brett LoGiurato
    Republican representatives Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Steve King (R-Iowa) held a press conference last week in Egypt, praising and thanking the Egyptian military for a July 3 ouster of what Bachmann called the "common enemy" Muslim Brotherhood. Via the Washington Post's Max Fisher comes video of the press conference, which is bizarre, to say the least. Bachmann thanked the Egyptian military for the coup and the military-led government's crackdowns on protests, implying that the Muslim Brotherhood — of which former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was a member — was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks....
  • Steve King on Unemployment: Our Hearts Are Bigger Than Our Heads (We "pay people not to work.")

    08/29/2013 4:35:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 29, 2013 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Rep. Steve King compared the nation's unemployed to lazy children who refuse to do their chores and called on them to "step up" and take unskilled jobs if necessary to help support themselves and improve the nation's economy. According to Red Alert Politics, the Iowa Republican drew the analogy during an event Monday in Charleston, S.C., where he claimed that millions of Americans "aren’t contributing" to the workforce.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) He said if children told their moms they were "not doing the chores" they wouldn't eat. "Pretty soon those kids [would understand] 'you get to eat after you do the work! Not...
  • Rep. Steve King insists immigration bill benefits drug smugglers

    08/11/2013 12:00:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    msnbc ^ | Aug 11, 2013 | By Gabriela Resto-Montero
    Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa insisted Sunday on Meet the Press that his remarks about drug smugglers outnumbering immigrant valedictorians by a 100-to-one ratio was not inaccurate and that the plight of DREAMers “tugs at his heart strings.” “The people who are advocating for this, don’t understand the full scope,” King said of the immigration bill, which would grant a shorter path to citizenship to young adults who were brought into the country by their parents when they were underage, and exempt them from fines imposed on other undocumented immigrants. “My heart goes out to valedictorians who were brought...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 11 August 2013

    08/11/2013 5:17:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 112 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 11 August 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 11th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Steve King, R-Iowa; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Anu Bhagwati, executive director, Service Women's Action Network.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., and Peter King, R-N.Y.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.THIS WEEK (ABC): Edward Snowden's father, Lon; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Donald Trump.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN):...
  • Rep. Steve King: Obama Too Weak for Putin Meeting

    08/08/2013 2:30:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 07 Aug 2013 09:57 PM | Greg Richter
    President Barack Obama doesn’t have a strong hand or the dominant personality needed to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that’s why the United States backed out of a September one-on-one meeting, says Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. “If they neither fear you nor respect you, it’s going to be awfully hard to talk them into letting (NSA leaker Edward) Snowden come back into the United States in our custody,” King said Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.” …
  • First on CNN: Iowa's Steve King heading to South Carolina (Prepping for 2016?)

    08/07/2013 7:02:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 08/07/2013 | Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) – Iowa Rep. Steve King, whose hard line immigration rhetoric has angered some of his fellow Republicans and delighted Democrats eager to keep Hispanic voters in their fold, is quietly planning meetings with political activists in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina, CNN has learned. King will travel to the state in late August to attend the Charleston Meeting, a closed-door gathering of right-leaning politicians and business leaders organized by author and activist Mallory Factor, two Republican sources said. The Charleston Meeting and its sibling, the New York Meeting, are semi-regular events hosted by Factor that...
  • Republicans Condemn 'Hateful' Remarks About Unauthorized Immigrants From Steve King

    07/26/2013 1:04:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is under fire from members of his own party for suggesting that most undocumented immigrants are drug mules. King was addressing the issue of unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were minors for a July 18 interview with Newsmax. For child of an unauthorized immigrant who becomes "a valedictorian," he said, "there's another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds, and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act." Speaker...
  • Bob Goodlatte on Steve King: ‘Not helpful’

    07/26/2013 6:09:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/25/13 | JAMES ARKIN
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) joined several of his colleagues in denouncing controversial comments from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on immigration, calling them “inappropriate” in an interview with Telemundo set to air Sunday. King last week suggested that children of undocumented immigrants were being used as drug mules. House Speaker John Boehner also condemned King’s comments Thursday. “It is not helpful,” Goodlatte said in the interview with José Díaz-Balart, according to a transcript. “It is inappropriate, it does not help the discussion, it’s not accurate, and there are ways to have a discussion about the legitimate policy issues...
  • Steve King takes on critics of his ‘cantaloupes’ comment

    07/26/2013 6:27:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/13 | Alexis Levinson
    Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King stood behind his “cantaloupe” comment and criticized those like Speaker of the House and Ohio Republican Rep. John Boehner who have attacked his comments, saying that they are totally within the bounds of reason as part of the immigration debate. King drew ire from Republicans and Democrats alike for comments made last week about the so-called DREAMers, undocumented immigrants, in which he suggested that many of them were drug mules. “For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling...
  • Steve King Keeps Calling Immigrant Kids ‘Drug Smugglers’

    07/26/2013 6:21:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    roll call ^ | 7/25/13 | Matt Fuller
    Steve King insisted again Thursday that undocumented immigrant children are often drug mules who carry illegal substances across the border from Mexico, but this time he did it on the House floor. Despite a firestorm of criticism — including another rebuke from Speaker John A. Boehner Thursday morning — the Iowa Republican defended his comments last week that such children have “calves the size of cantaloupes” as a result of carrying drugs across the border. “I can tell you that in Mexico they are recruiting kids to be drug smugglers,” King said Thursday afternoon to an empty House chamber. “Every...
  • Exclusive: White House, GOP Leadership Ignore Facts to Attack Steve King

    07/24/2013 3:34:12 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 11 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joined House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner in making an inaccurate attack on Rep. Steve King (R-IA) over comments he made about efforts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens who entered America illegally while they were still minors. . . . Excerpt only.