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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • White House: GOP immigration remark ‘unfortunate’

    07/24/2013 3:12:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2013 3:46 PM EDT
    The White House on Wednesday condemned a Republican congressman’s assertion that many immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as kids are actually running drugs. White House press secretary Jay Carney said the comments from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, “were extremely unfortunate, and I think a number of people have pointed out that they were offensive.” “They certainly don’t help any efforts by Republicans to improve their standing among Hispanic Americans, I would assume,” Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to deliver an economic speech in Galesburg, Ill. …
  • John Boehner condemns Steve King drug runner comments (with video)

    07/24/2013 11:48:18 AM PDT · by illiac · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/24/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The top two House Republicans condemned remarks from Rep. Steve King on young undocumented immigrants — comments that threatened to eclipse the House GOP’s efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement late Tuesday that comments from King, an Iowa Republican, likening so-called DREAMers to drug mules was “wrong.” King’s remarks came from an interview conducted last week but circulated widely on Tuesday. “There can be honest disagreements about policy without using hateful language,” Boehner said in his statement. “Everyone needs to remember that.”
  • Cruz Makes An Outstanding First Impression in Iowa

    07/23/2013 12:48:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | July 22 2013 | Craig Robinson
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz might only be in the first year of his first term in U.S. Senate, but he is already igniting the imaginations of Iowa Republicans who view him as strong presidential candidate in 2016 should he choose to run. Cruz was in Des Moines on Friday to address the Iowa Renewal Project, an annual weekend gathering of Iowa pastors and religious leaders. Cruz also attended a picnic fundraiser for the Republican Party of Iowa, and met with Republican activists and operatives during his first foray into Iowa. Cruz downplayed the significance of his trip to Iowa in...
  • Steve King: DREAMers Aren’t All Valedictorians, Many More Are Running Drugs (Updated)

    07/23/2013 5:28:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Matt Fuller and Emma Dumain
    Updated 7:26 p.m. | Republicans and Democrats slammed Rep. Steve King Tuesday for saying last week that children who were brought to the U.S. illegally don’t deserve “amnesty” because they’re not “all valedictorians.” South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy called the remarks “reprehensible,” while Florida Democrat Joe Garcia argued they were “beneath the dignity” of a member of Congress. The Iowa Republican told the conservative website NewsMax that he is sympathetic to the situation in which many undocumented children find themselves. But he said those so-called DREAMers are not all created equal. “Some of them are valedictorians — and their...
  • Breitbart News Broadcast: 'March for Jobs' Brings American People's Voice to Immigration Debate

    07/15/2013 5:47:30 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Grassroots Americans from across the political spectrum will march in Washington, D.C., from Freedom Plaza to Capitol Hill on Monday from 9:30 AM until the early afternoon. Breitbart News will be broadcasting the event live online at, starting when speeches from members of Congress and leaders in the activist community begin on Capitol Hill at 11 AM EDT and continuing until 4 PM EDT. Confirmed speakers at the event include Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Mo Brooks (R-AL), former Florida Republican Congressman Col. Allen West, conservative activist Wayne Dupree, the Rev....
  • King: If Obama Wants to Change Health Care Law, ‘He Must Come to Congress’

    07/03/2013 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 3, 2013 - 11:59 AM | Susan Jones
    “If President Obama wants to make changes to ObamaCare, he must come to Congress,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said on Wednesday. “Two years ago, the Obama Administration, through a memo from a Homeland Security Department bureaucrat, declared it would not enforce our nation’s immigration laws. Now the Obama Administration, through a blog post by an Assistant Secretary in the Treasury Department, is declaring it won’t even enforce its own health care law on employers. We live in a Constitutional Republic. We are a nation governed by laws written by Congress, not memos and blog posts written by bureaucrats,” King said....
  • Rep. King: ‘If We See Them Pass Amnesty, It’s Amnesty Forever’

    06/23/2013 5:09:03 PM PDT · by tje · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 23, 2013 - 1:06 pm | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative members of Congress gathered for a six-hour press conference last week outside of the Capitol before a large crowd to speak out against granting any “amnesty” to illegal immigrants before the nation’s borders are secure. “If we see them pass amnesty, then it’s amnesty forever and you can never restore the rule of law again at least with regard to immigration – that’s the central piece of this thing,” Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who sponsored the event, told PJ Media. “It was a mistake for Reagan to sign amnesty in ’86. He didn’t let me down very often...
  • The GOP's Steve King Problem (His views have gotten momentum on the immigration issue)

    06/19/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/19/2013 | By Alex Roarty
    arlier this year, the Republican National Committee released a 100-page report detailing how the GOP needed to retrofit its agenda and soften its tone. But if Republican officials had wanted to save time, they could have issued a shorthand summary that read: Be less like Steve King. The Iowa congressman's outspoken conservatism embodies the kind of politics that, in the RNC's own words, alienates minorities, young voters, and moderates, the very people the GOP desperately needs to bring under its tent. That immigration reform brings out King's most incendiary rhetoric is especially troublesome, because regaining popularity among Hispanic voters is...
  • The Glenn Beck Radio Program, Friday, June 14, 2013

    06/14/2013 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 103 replies ^ | June 14, 2013, Friday | Glenn Beck
    The Glenn Beck Radio Program, Friday, June 14, 2013 Known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality, Glenn Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners throughout the United States with The Glenn Beck Program. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 400 stations and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. It is the third highest-rated national radio talk show among adults ages 25 to 54. Listen to Live Streaming now.
  • COURAGE: 70 House Republicans to push back against immigration bill

    06/14/2013 2:16:28 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 105 replies ^ | Jun 13, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    COURAGE: 70 House Republicans to push back against immigration bill Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 First, go and watch 14 minutes and 55 seconds of Glenn Becks video on this subject. This morning, TheBlaze exclusively reported that 70 House Republicans are planning for a showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) over the immigration bill congressional leadership is trying to push through by July 4. According to TheBlaze: Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have...
  • CONGRESSMEN Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King Appeal Directly To ... Audience: 'We're Losing Badly...'

    06/14/2013 12:44:08 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 47 replies
    MichaelSavage4Prez ^ | Jun 13, 2013 | Congressmen Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King
    Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King Appeal Directly To Glenn Beck And Audience: 'We're Losing Badly...' Jun 13, 2013 Click on it to watch the 3 minute 40 second video. 6/13/13 - With immigration reform still going through Congress, a number of conservative Republicans are not happy with how their party has jumped on the bandwagon to fight for a bill that concedes the argument to the Democrats. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King made a joint appearance Thursday on Glenn Beck's show to lobby him and his audience directly to stand up against a bill that they say is...
  • King Threatens a Conference

    06/12/2013 3:10:58 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | By Jonathan Strong
    It’s not the card you want to play but it’s an awfully good one to have in your hand,” says Iowa representative Steve King about his plan to force a “special conference” for the House GOP to discuss immigration. Under the rules of the House Republican caucus, any rank-and-file member can force such a closed-door session with 50 signatures. It happens to be the same procedure one would use to force an unscheduled leadership election. Even though that’s not the only purpose for such a meeting, forcing Speaker John Boehner to convene one would be a bold move by King...
  • A Congressman with Guts Takes on Obama

    06/07/2013 8:14:35 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 7, 2013 | Doug Patton
    Few members of the United States Congress are willing to risk their careers to state the truth to the American people. In the ten years I’ve known him, Iowa’s Steve King has never shied away from the truth for the sake of political correctness. Texas Congressman Joe Barton had the courage to call Barack Obama’s extortion of $20 billion from oil giant BP after the Gulf oil spill exactly what it was — a shakedown. But few congressional statesmen in our time have emerged to so utterly speak truth to power — the truth, as did U.S. Rep. Jim Brindenstine,...
  • (Steve) King Announces He Will Not Run For U.S. Senate (Iowa, Tom Harkin's seat)

    05/03/2013 8:38:07 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 11 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 5.3.13 | Kevin Hall
    Iowa Congressman Steve King sent an email to supporters Friday night announcing he would not seek the state’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2014. The announcement is not unexpected. King said in February that he was leaning toward running. However, as he struggled with the decision for three months, it became less likely that he would enter the fray. King would have been an overwhelming favorite in a Republican primary. His decision not to run opens the field for other candidates to enter. Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker has stated he would run for the seat if King opted not...
  • Congressman Steve King will NOT run for the U.S. Senate in 2014

    05/03/2013 8:29:36 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 33 replies
    Steve King | May 3, 2013
    My congressman, Steve King, announced to supporters tonight via email that he will not be seeking the Iowa U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin in 2014.
  • Rep. King: Holder, Vilsack Knew Pigford Claims Fraudulent

    05/02/2013 12:24:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/2/13 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of knowing that women and minority farmers fraudulently claimed discrimination to receive taxpayer-funded settlements, and they knowingly initiated more programs to facilitate more of these payments. "It is my sense they know what they are doing," King said on "Breitbart News Sunday" on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125. "That's a heavy statement, but they knew what they were doing. They knew these were fraudulent claims." King said as he "watched the actions of the USDA" under Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and the Justice Department under Attorney...
  • Rep. [Steve] King: ‘Gang of 8’ Immigration Plan is Not Conservative

    04/29/2013 9:02:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 29, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Representative Steve King (R-Iowa), a member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration & Border Security, said the immigration reform plan crafted by the “Gang of Eight” in the Senate and promoted strongly by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is nothing more than a “bold amnesty plan” that is “not very conservative” despite advertisements claiming otherwise. King, a conservative, was interviewed on CSPAN’s Washington Journal on Apr. 25 about immigration reform. During the interview, host Greta Wodele Brawner showed one of the television ads in support of the Gang of Eight plan that is being promoted by the Mark Zuckerberg-backed group...
  • After Boston, Congressman Urges Caution on Immigration Reform

    04/16/2013 12:10:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Review's The Corner ^ | April 16, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Representative Steve King of Iowa, a prominent House conservative, says Congress should be cautious about rushing immigration reform, especially after Monday’s bombing in Boston, where three people were killed. “Some of the speculation that has come out is that yes, it was a foreign national and, speculating here, that it was potentially a person on a student visa,” King says. “If that’s the case, then we need to take a look at the big picture.” On immigration, King says national security should be the focus now, and any talk about a path to legalization should be put on hold. “We...
  • GOP congressmen continue to push back against new ‘healthy’ school meal plans

    04/15/2013 8:13:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 14, 2013 | Caroline May
    Republican Reps. Steve King of Iowa and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas continued their fight against the Agriculture Department’s recent public school meal regulation overhaul on Friday. The congressmen have argued that the new regulations imposed by the USDA, as required by the Michelle Obama-backed Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act, are overly restrictive for growing and active children, largely due to calorie caps on meals. “The voluminous menu that’s good enough for the federal bureaucrats’ cafeteria should be good enough for our children’s school lunchroom,” Huelskamp said in a statement Friday. “If USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack thinks the federal government...
  • A Gang of Six Plots a Revolt {on immigration}

    04/15/2013 4:43:05 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | Bob Costa
    King and his crew are not driving the negotiations, and they increasingly feel like outsiders within their own party. “The meetings of the Gang of Eight and the secret meetings in the House of Representatives — the people who have been standing up for the Constitution and the rule of law haven’t been invited to those meetings,” King tells the assembled group of reporters. The other huddlers — Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Lou Barletta (Pa.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), and Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.) — nod and grimace. “We’ve got all the rich guys and the elitists talking to each...
  • House GOP shows little appetite for Senate gun control measure

    04/13/2013 4:36:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2013 | Russell Berman
    Growing momentum in the Senate for new gun control legislation has failed to flow down to the House, where just a handful of House Republicans have embraced a deal to expand background checks for firearm purchases. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and multiple Republican members of the Pennsylvania delegation are backing a compromise brokered by the Keystone State’s Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that advanced in the Senate on Thursday. Yet in interviews, those lawmakers said they have had no discussions with the House GOP leadership and don’t know what the prospects for the legislation would be in a chamber dominated by...
  • Chris Matthews Shut Down Amid Anti-Birtherism Tirade: ‘The Only Person Talking About That Is You’

    03/14/2013 9:00:39 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 63 replies
    OnyxBook Magazine ^ | March 14, 2013 | admin
    Matthews began the interview by grilling Cardenas over his decision to invite Trump and to allot him more speaking time than either Govs. Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal or Scott Walker. “Why more time for the number one birther in the country?” Matthews asked pointedly. “He is nutty on the issue of birtherism,” Matthews insisted. “And that’s what he’s known for now. Not building towers into the sky.” “I think that characterization can be put behind Donald Trump,” Steele suggested. “He won’t put it behind him,” Matthews shot back. Steele insisted that Trump had moved on from his insistence that the...