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Lawsuit Alleges Iowa Tyson Foods Plant Managers Had Betting Pool On Number Of Infected Workers [VIDEO]

Des Moines’ CBS News affiliate reports: A lawsuit filed this week by a deceased Tyson employee’s son, claims managers at the business had bet money on how many employees would test positive for COVID-19. Isidro Fernandez was an employee at Tyson Foods’ Waterloo facility. He died from COVID-19 complications on April 26. Court records show that Sheriff Thompson advised the …

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GOP Iowa Gov Finally Issues Face Mask Mandate

The Des Moines Register reports: After months of rebuffing calls for a broad mask mandate to fight COVID-19, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday evening that all people ages 2 and older must wear a face covering when in an indoor space that is open to the public. Her order applies when people who are not members of the same household …

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Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Projected To Hold Seat

The Iowa Gazette reports: Republican Joni Ernst, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Iowa, on Tuesday became the first woman reelected to that federal post after surviving a scare by edging out Democrat Theresa Greenfield in a hard-fought and expensive 2020 political slugfest. With 86 percent of 1,661 precincts reporting, Ernst, 50, a retired soldier who previously …

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Trump Wins IA Court Battle Over 70K Absentee Ballots

The New York Times reports: While President Trump hit the trail on Wednesday night in Des Moines, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in his favor, determining that the state’s top election official had the authority to invalidate about 70,000 absentee ballot applications because they had been filled out in advance with voters’ personal information. The ruling upheld a contentious directive …

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Billboard Directs Iowa Cultists To Today’s Trump Rally

Des Moines’ ABC News affiliate reports: If you’re heading to President Trump’s rally at the Des Moines International Airport Wednesday, you may see a digital billboard along Fleur Drive. The billboard reads, “Trump Covid Superspreader Event,” with an arrow pointing toward the airport. Rural America 2020 posted the picture on Twitter commenting that it’s doing its part to warn Iowans …

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Trump To Flout WH Guidelines With Today’s Iowa Rally

The Washington Post reports: Trump on Wednesday is seeking to shore up support in Iowa, a state he won comfortably four years ago but that polls show to be in play this year. The president plans to stage a rally at the Des Moines International Airport amid a flurry of travel this week to battleground states that he carried in …

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Quinnipiac Poll: Biden +11 In FL, +5 In IA, +13 In PA

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: In Florida, likely voters support Biden over Trump 51 – 40 percent. That compares to a September 3rd Florida poll showing Biden with 48 percent support and Trump with 45 percent support. Among party affiliation, the biggest change is among independents, who now support Biden by a twenty-point margin compared to a ten- point margin …

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Trump Campaign Cancels TV Ads In Ohio And Iowa

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign canceled its planned television advertising in Iowa and Ohio this week, focusing its spending on states where Trump is behind even as polls show he is neck-and-neck with Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the two Midwestern states. Trump’s campaign canceled its ad reservations of $2.5 million in Ohio and $820,000 in Iowa this week, …

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Greenfield +12 Over Ernst In New Iowa Senate Poll

Sioux City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Results from the recently conducted Nexstar Iowa 2020 RABA Research Poll are in, along with results from our two Iowa-based sister stations. Polling was done shortly after President Donald Trump announced he would fill the empty Supreme Court seat left by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Poll takers were asked the question: Would …

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Handicapper Moves Iowa And Ohio To “Toss Up”

The Hill reports: The nonpartisan Cook Political Report shifted the presidential race in Ohio and Iowa to a “toss up” on Tuesday from lean Republican, citing recent polls showing a tightening race between President Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. The independent online newsletter had moved the race in both states to “lean Republican” from “likely Republican” in mid-June, …

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Joe Biden And Trump In “Dead Heat” In New Iowa Poll

The Des Moines Register reports: It’s a dead heat in Iowa as a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden locked in a tie just six weeks to Election Day. Forty-seven percent of likely voters say they would support Trump for president, and 47% say they would support Biden. Another 4% …

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Greenfield +3 Over Ernst In Iowa US Senate Poll

The Des Moines Register reports: Democrat Theresa Greenfield leads Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst by 3 percentage points in a Senate race that appears to be among the most competitive in the country. With just over six weeks to Election Day, the new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows Greenfield leading 45% to 42% among likely voters. Another 3% say …

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Iowa State To Allow 25,000 Fans At Season Opener

The Washington Post reports: Iowa State announced Monday that it will allow approximately 25,000 fans into Jack Trice Stadium for the Cyclones’ season-opening football game against Louisiana on Sept. 12, even though the state of Iowa has seen its number of coronavirus cases skyrocket in recent weeks. According to The Washington Post’s state-by-state database, Iowa has seen a 92 percent …

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Trump Sues Iowa Blue Counties Over Absentee Ballots

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has sued two Democratic-leaning Iowa counties that are making it easy to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to invalidate tens of thousands of voters’ absentee ballot applications. The Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee and other GOP groups filed the lawsuits Wednesday against elections officials in Linn and …

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“Derecho” Storm Hits Midwest With 100+ MPH Winds

The Weather Channel reports: Severe thunderstorms are producing widespread damaging winds across a part of the Midwest today as a derecho races eastward. A derecho is a widespread wind damage event caused by severe thunderstorms, and this one got its start in eastern Nebraska Monday morning. The complex of storms has knocked out power and caused tree damage from around …

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#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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