Tag Archives: Iowa

#IStandWithRingo Trends After Sen. Joni Ernst Mocks Challenger For “Taking Basement Selfies” With Her Dog

“While I’m out there talking to folks about these Paycheck Protection Program opportunities when I’m talking to them about supports needed in our rural health care system, when I’m talking about supports necessary for child care so that moms and dads can get back to work, she’s been hiding in her basement taking selfies with her dog Ringo. So, you …

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White Supremacist Steve King Loses GOP Primary

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican voters ousted U.S. Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, delivering an end to the two decades of controversy he brought to his heavily conservative district. The Associated Press has called the 4th Congressional District primary race for state Sen. Randy Feenstra of Hull, who had the backing of many state elected officials and national Republican …

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Iowa Gov In Quarantine After Meeting At White House

Des Moines’ ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday revealed she is adopting a “modified quarantine plan” following a visit last week to the White House where staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Reynolds and Dr. Caitlin Pedati, the state medical director and epidemiologist, visited the the White House Wednesday for an Oval office meeting with President Trump …

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Chamber Of Commerce Ditches King, Backs Opponent

The Des Moines Register reports: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobbying group in the country, is endorsing state Sen. Randy Feenstra for the Republican congressional primary nomination against U.S. Rep. Steve King. Feenstra, of Hull, is one of four Republicans challenging King in Iowa’s June 2 primary. King, of Kiron, has represented northwest Iowa in Congress since …

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GOP Iowa Governor Declares Day Of Prayer Against Virus Because US Is Founded On “Biblical Principles”

Via press release from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: WHEREAS, our nation and world are suffering from a pandemic which has profoundly affected the well-being and livelihoods of millions of Americans; and WHEREAS, this health emergency has created fear and anxiety in the minds of thousands of fellow Iowans during this uncertain time; and WHEREAS, our nation’s motto is “In God …

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GOP Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Rejects Fauci’s Lockdown Advice: “Maybe He Doesn’t Have All The Information”

The Des Moines Register reports: Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s key figures in its coronavirus response, “maybe doesn’t have all the information” about Iowa’s mitigation efforts, Gov. Kim Reynolds said at Friday’s news conference. Asked about state-ordered shelter-in-place orders, Fauci said “I don’t understand why that’s not happening” nationwide. Reynolds argues Iowa has already instituted measures — requesting …

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Final Iowa Results Issued, AP Won’t Declare Winner

Via press release from the Iowa Democratic Party: Today, the Iowa Democratic Party announced the results of the limited-scope recount requests from the Buttigieg and Sanders campaigns. The results from the recounted precincts can be found here. The recount process resulted in no change to National Delegate allocation. Over a two-day period beginning Tuesday, February 25, recount administrators recounted the …

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Iowa Man Jailed For Burning Pride Flag Earns More Charges For Masturbating In Front Of Female Officers

The Des Moines Register reports: An Ames man has been charged with indecent exposure following several incidents within Story County Jail in Nevada, according to court records. Adolfo Martinez, 30, is serving a 17-year sentence for burning a LGBTQ flag in June. According to court documents, an internal investigation looked at jail footage of Martinez and found multiple incidents where …

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Sanders Campaign Wants Recount Of Iowa Recanvass

Axios reports: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night. Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement: “We now believe a recount will give Sen. Sanders enough State Delegate Equivalents to put him over the top by that metric as well. …

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IOWA: Republican Bill Could Require Teachers To Notify Parents Before Mentioning Pete Buttigieg’s Sexuality

NBC News Des Moines reports: Stakeholders and lawmakers went back and forth today over a House bill that some are calling “anti-LGBTQ” legislation. The bill would require schools to notify parents about any lesson or curriculum related to sexual orientation or gender identity, in case parents want to excuse their child from class. Some say it comes down to a …

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Iowa Democratic Chair Resigns After Caucus Fiasco

The Des Moines Register reports: Troy Price resigned his position as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party Wednesday as the organization grapples with the fallout of a botched caucus process that has left the party and the state reeling. “While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it …

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Buttigieg Seeks Recanvass Of 66 Iowa Caucus Precincts

CBS News reports: Pete Buttigieg is asking for a partial recanvass for 66 precincts as well as a recanvass of all in-state satellite caucus locations. The former South Bend mayor said he believes the discrepancies identified by his campaign would result in a net increase of 14 state delegate equivalents if corrected. Buttigieg said his campaign found three types of …

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Sanders Requests Recanvass Of 25 Iowa Precincts

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign is requesting a partial recanvass of Iowa caucus results, citing “mathematical errors and inconsistencies” in the tabulations for more than two dozen precincts. In a letter to Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price, Sanders said that discrepancies in the vote tally at 25 precincts and three satellite caucus sites led to …

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Sanders Campaign To Challenge Iowa Caucus Results

The Washington Post reports: The Iowa Democratic Party announced Sunday that Pete Buttigieg would probably receive 14 delegates to the national presidential nominating convention from last week’s chaotic caucuses, while Bernie Sanders would receive 12. The announcement came from state party officials nearly a week after the Iowa caucuses ended in controversy amid vote-counting problems and questions about the technology …

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Biden Shakes Up Campaign Leadership After Iowa Flop

The New York Times reports: Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative and top adviser to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., is taking on an expanded role in his campaign as he seeks a reset after a disastrous fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. “She will be working closely with us on campaign strategy and overall coordination on budget …

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Associated Press “Unable” To Declare Winner In Iowa

The Associated Press reports: The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. With 97% of precincts reporting from Monday’s caucuses, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by three state delegate equivalents out of 2,098 counted. That is a margin of 0.14 percentage points. However, even …

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Sanders Claims “Very Strong Victory” In Iowa [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Three days after the Iowa caucuses, with 97 percent of precincts reporting, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared a victory in the first-in-the-nation nominating state, though no winner has been officially named. Speaking at his campaign’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester, Sanders noted that his campaign was winning the popular initial vote “by some 6,000 votes.” “What …

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DNC Calls For Iowa Recanvass Over Inconsistencies

The Hill reports: Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Thursday called for a recanvass of Iowa following chaos and delayed results during the state’s Democratic caucuses earlier this week. Perez’s tweet came shortly after a New York Times report that found caucus results released Wednesday contained errors and inconsistencies that contradicted caucus rules in some cases, although the newspaper …

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Trump Cultists Flooded Hotline To Delay Iowa Results

Bloomberg News reports: Supporters of President Donald Trump flooded a hotline used by Iowa precinct chairs to report Democratic caucus results after the telephone number was posted online, worsening delays in the statewide tally, a top state Democrat told party leaders on a conference call Wednesday night. According to two participants on the call, Ken Sagar, a state Democratic central …

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Buttigieg’s Slim Lead Erodes As 96% Of Iowa Reports

CNN reports: Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are separated by the slimmest of margins in the latest update to Iowa’s Democratic caucus results. A fresh round of results around 12:15 a.m. ET Thursday showed the former mayor’s state delegate equivalent lead down to 3 over the Vermont senator. Sanders, meanwhile, maintained a lead of more than 2,000 votes in …

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