Tag Archives: Iowa

IOWA: Man Burns Local Public Library’s LGBT Children’s Books Because Something Something Jesus [VIDEO]

The Des Moines Register reports: The Orange City Public Library said it’s exploring legal options after a northwest Iowa man rented and then publicly burned several children’s books Friday. The second annual OC Pride kicked off Friday with a story time for kids, a schedule shows. About an hour before the event, Paul Dorr started a live Facebook video, in …

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IOWA: Top Newspaper Blasts “Xenophobic Neo-Nazi Retweeter” Steve King, Endorses His Dem Opponent

From the editorial board of the Des Moines Register: In becoming the party of Trump, the Republicans have forsaken traditional conservatism and given voters no rational alternative to the Democrats. The party needs to be voted out of power and spend a few years becoming again the party of Lincoln, not the party of Trump. Nothing short of a change …

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Woman Fired For Racism Demands Unemployment Because Such Hate Speech Is Common Since Trump

The Des Moines Register reports: An Iowa woman fired for disparaging Mexicans at work cannot collect unemployment despite her testimony that other employees also made derogatory comments about “blacks and foreigners” since Donald Trump became president. Angela Diers filed for unemployment after she lost her job at Dexter Laundry, a Fairfield manufacturer of commercial washers and dryers, for telling a …

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Steve King: Migrant Teens Are “Prime Gang Material”

Mediaite reports: The most shamelessly racist Republican in Congress is back on his bullshit. Rep. Steve King of Iowa — who, just recently, retweeted a neo-Nazi and cited a white supremacist publication on his congressional website — commented on a photo of seven Hispanic boys and claimed they are “prime MS-13 gang material.” Given King’s history of promoting white supremacy, …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Retweets Prominent British Nazi

The Hill reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Tuesday retweeted a prominent far-right British activist who has described himself as a Nazi sympathizer. “Europe is waking up… Will America… in time?” King wrote in a quote tweet of Mark Collett, the former chairman of the Young British National Party (BNP). Collett, a well-known far-right activist, has said in the past …

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IOWA: LGBT Ally Zach Wahls Wins State Senate Primary

The Huffington Post reports: As a 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student, Zach Wahls stood before the Iowa House of Representatives and gave an impassioned speech defending his two lesbian mothers. A video of the speech went viral, amassing millions of views. Seven years later, Wahls is hoping to occupy a seat in the very chamber where he made his …

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IOWA: Anti-Gay GOP Senate Majority Leader Resigns In Wake Of Clip Showing Him Kissing Lobbyist [VIDEO]

The Iowa Gazette reports: Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, an 18-year veteran of the Iowa Legislature, abruptly resigned his leadership and District 25 position Monday in the wake of a video posted online that appeared to show the Shell Rock Republican kissing a female lobbyist at a Des Moines bar. In a short statement, Dix announced his resignation as majority …

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Radio Announcers Fired After Citing Trump In Racist Attack On High School Basketball Players [VIDEO]

The NBC affiliate in Des Moines reports: Controversial commentary from two local radio employees at a high school basketball game in northern Iowa is going viral — and has resulted in their firing. A video clip from a boys basketball game between Forest City High School and Eagle Grove High School was posted to Facebook Sunday night. It contains racist …

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IOWA: Woman Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud, Believed Trump’s Nutjob Claim That 2016 Election Was Rigged

The Associated Press reports: An Iowa woman charged with voting twice for Donald Trump last fall has pleaded guilty to election misconduct. Court records show Terri Lynn Rote entered a plea on June 27 to the felony charge and a district court judge in Des Moines accepted the plea. Sentencing is set for Aug. 15. Rote, who is 56 and …

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Kellyanne Conway To Speak At Hate Group Convention

The Des Moines Register reports: Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway will speak at this summer’s Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines. The July 15 event, hosted by Christian conservative group The Family Leader, seeks to challenge Christians to engage in government and to pursue “Christ-centered cultural transformation.” The theme for this year’s summit is “Principle over Politics.” “It’s an …

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GOP Rep Bolts Interview Over Pre-Screening Town Hall Crowd, Gets Screamed At During Town Hall [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: An Iowa congressman walked out of a television interview on Monday, declining to explain why his staff is prescreening constituents who plan to attend his town hall meetings this week. A few hours later, Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) showed up at his town hall meeting where most of the prescreened audience screamed at him. It was …

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IOWA: Suspect In Killing Of Two Cops Had Recently Been Ejected From Football Game Where He Protested Against National Anthem “Sitters” By Waving The Confederate Flag At Black Attendees [VIDEO]

The Des Moines Register reports: Authorities are investigating whether the suspect in Wednesday’s killings of police officers is tied to a man’s removal from Urbandale High School’s football stadium on Oct. 14 after the man claimed his Confederate flag was stolen by other spectators, police and school district officials said. The stadium is at the intersection where one of officers …

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IOWA: Trump Supporter Busted For Voter Fraud Says She Did It Because The Polls Are Totally Rigged

Iowa Public Radio reports: A Des Moines woman has been charged with Election Misconduct, a Class D felony, after allegedly voting twice for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Terri Rote says she was afraid her first ballot for Trump would be changed to a vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “I wasn’t planning on doing it twice, it was spur …

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Quinnipiac Poll: Hillary Tied In Iowa And Georgia

Encouraging: Less than two weeks before the election, Hillary Clinton is pulling even with Donald Trump in a traditionally red state and cutting into his lead in one of the few swing states he was likely to carry. According to a Quinnipiac University poll of swing-states, Clinton is tied with Trump at 44 percentage points in Iowa and behind by …

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Des Moines Register Endorses Hillary: We’re Not A Nation That Admires Tyrants And Despots

From the editorial board of the Des Moines Register: The outcome of the 2016 presidential election won’t tell us anything we don’t already know about the two major-party candidates — but it will say a lot about who we are. Are we a nation that believes in freedom of religion, a right our founders held so dear they enshrined it …

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RAISE YOUR HAND: Trump Jokingly Asks About Ejecting “Non-Christian Conservatives” From Iowa Rally [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called on non-Christian conservative supporters to raise their hands and seemed to ask the audience whether he should eject them from a rally in Iowa. Appearing in Council Bluffs as he rolled out it his Iowa Christian Conservatives for Trump coalition, which the campaign said included over 650 religious leaders from the …

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New CBS Poll: Hillary + 6 In Swing State Ohio

CBS News reports: In Ohio, which is so critical to Donald Trump’s electoral fortunes, it is Hillary Clinton who has extended her lead and is now up six points, 46 percent to 40 percent; she was up four points in July. Clinton has made gains among women, and remains bolstered by a nearly-unified Democratic base. She wins 90 percent of …

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Hillary’s Lead Holds Steady In Battleground States

From the latest round of polls issued yesterday afternoon by Quinnipiac: Hillary Clinton holds double-digit leads among likely voters in Colorado and Virginia and a narrow edge over Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a trio of battleground-state Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. In the head-to-head matchups, Clinton leads Trump 49 percent to 39 percent in Colorado. The race is …

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IOWA: Secret Service Scrambles To Protect Hillary As Animal Rights Protester Rushes Stage [VIDEO]

Second time in one week. The Independent reports: Hillary Clinton was rushed at by an animal rights protester during a speech on the economy, the second time in a week. Ms Clinton was talking in Des Moines, Iowa, and facing the other way as a woman launched herself over the barrier and towards the stage. She has been named as …

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IOWA: Trump Super PAC Strategist Convicted In 2012 Scheme To Buy Endorsement For Ron Paul

CNN reports: A former aide to Ron Paul and current strategist for a pro-Donald Trump super PAC was convicted Thursday of falsifying campaign records in a 2012 scheme to pay for a presidential endorsement. A federal jury in Iowa found Jesse Benton guilty on all counts, which included conspiracy and false records charges. Benton was convicted along with John Tate …

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