Tag Archives: Iowa

Ernst: Democrats Just Gave Iowa “The Middle Finger”

The Hill reports: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Democrats gave the midwestern U.S. the “middle finger” after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) rule making arm voted on Friday to move the first in the nation caucus from Iowa to South Carolina. Ernst told “Fox News Sunday” host Shannon Bream that she was “sorely disappointed” when the DNC panel voted to …

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Chuck Grassley, 89, Elected To Eighth Six-Year Term

CNN reports: Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley will win reelection in Iowa, CNN projects, fending off his toughest challenge since he first won the seat in 1980. Grassley defeated Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral who campaigned with low expectations and little national Democratic support in the increasingly red state. Grassley, 89, is set to become the longest-serving current senator in …

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2024 Watch: Haley To Campaign In Early Primary Iowa

The Hill reports: Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is hitting the campaign trail for Republican candidates in Iowa next week. Haley will take part in the GOP group Winning for Women Action Fund’s “Women on a Mission” tour with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R ), Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) and Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa). Reynolds faces …

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Poll: Grassley’s Lead Shrinks To +3 In Iowa Senate Race

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s lead over Democrat Mike Franken has narrowed to 3 percentage points with less than a month until Election Day, signaling Grassley’s toughest reelection fight in 40 years. A new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows Grassley leads with 46% of the vote to Franken’s 43% among likely voters. Another 4% …

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POLL: 89-Year-Old Grassely +11 In Iowa Senate Race

Emerson College Polling reports: In the election for US Senate, incumbent Republican Chuck Grassley holds an eleven point lead over Democratic candidate Michael Franken, 49% to 38%. Nine percent are undecided and 4% plan to vote for someone else. Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College Polling said, “Franken is most competitive with suburban voters and women voters, both of …

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Iowa Paper Condemns GOP Governor’s “Racist” Ad

From the Des Moines Register editorial board: A primary aspiration for the Register’s editorial board and Opinion section is to identify and promote solutions for challenges that confront Iowa. Punditry about politicians’ campaign commercials doesn’t usually meet that bar, but Gov. Kim Reynolds’ most recent offering is hard to shrug off as just part of the noise. In 10 days …

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POLL: Chuck Grassley +8 Over Democrat Mike Franken

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley leads Democrat Mike Franken by 8 percentage points among likely Iowa voters, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll — a first look at what could be Grassley’s most competitive election since 1980. Grassley leads 47% to 39% against Franken, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, in the latest …

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Pork Giant Settles Price-Fixing Suit For $42 Million

The Sioux City Journal reports: Smithfield Foods will pay restaurants and caterers $42 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring to inflate pork prices, which will likely only add to concerns about how the lack of competition in the industry affects meat prices. Lawyers began notifying companies affected by this latest settlement Tuesday. Previously, …

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Three Dead In Shooting At Iowa Megachurch [VIDEO]

The Des Moines Register reports: A man shot and killed two female victims, then killed himself, in a parking lot outside Ames’ Cornerstone Church Thursday night, according to police and officials at the church. “We are grieving deeply,” said a statement from Mark Vance, with the Salt Company youth ministry at Cornerstone Church. “Tonight, a tragic shooting occurred involving two …

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Iowa Supreme Court Restores Dem To US Senate Ballot

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer will appear on the June Democratic primary ballot, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday, reversing a district court decision that found she failed to qualify. The ruling ends a tense week for Finkenauer, a former U.S. representative who is vying to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. On Sunday, …

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Judge Bars Iowa Dem From US Senate Primary Ballot

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer will appeal a judge’s ruling saying she cannot appear on Iowa’s June 7 Democratic primary ballot. The ruling late Sunday night, which reverses a state panel’s decision, is a major setback for Finkenauer, who is competing for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican. A pair …

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Accused Rioters Seek To Block Photo With Proud Boys

The Iowa Capitol Dispatch reports: An Iowa mother accused of taking part in the U.S. Capitol riots with her son is attempting to block federal prosecutors’ use of a photo of her posing with the Proud Boys. Deborah Sandoval of Des Moines and her son, Salvador Sandoval Jr. of Ankeny, were arrested 13 months ago and face charges that include …

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Iowa Gov To Deliver GOP Rebuttal To Biden’s SOTU

The Des Moines Register reports: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver the Republican Party’s rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address next week. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy made the announcement in a release Tuesday morning. “While Washington Democrats fail working Americans, Republican governors are fighting and winning for families,” McConnell …

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GOP Iowa Gov Spent COVID Funds On Staff Salaries

The Des Moines Register reports: A state audit report on government spending released Monday accused Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds of using nearly $450,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds to pay salaries for 21 staff members for three months last year and concealing the spending by passing it through the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. State Auditor Rob …

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Iowa: Fired Vaccine Refusers Can Get Unemployment

The Washington Post reports: The Iowa state legislature passed a bill Thursday that allows residents fired for noncompliance with vaccine mandates to receive unemployment benefits, while also broadening religious and medical exemptions from immunization. The bill was passed with overwhelming support in both chambers, which Republicans control. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) said she plans to sign the legislation into law, …

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Top Iowa Democrat Gets Lynching Threat After Op-Ed

The Des Moines Register reports: Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of former President Donald Trump, he told the Des Moines Register. Wilburn, a state representative from Ames, is the first Black chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. Wilburn authored an opinion piece titled “Iowa Republicans …

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Anti-Mask Parents Plot To Defund Iowa School District

The Des Moines Register reports: Hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake for a suburban Des Moines school district Friday if incensed parents follow through with a plan to artificially lower the district’s enrollment numbers. Ankeny Community School District families angry over a new mask mandate are threatening to unenroll their children from school ahead of the state’s Oct. …

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, 88, To Seek 8th Term In 2022

Fox News reports: U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley announced in the wee hours of Friday that he intends to seek an eighth term in 2022. The 88-year-old Iowa Republican, who has been in the Senate since 1981, posted his plans on Twitter shortly after 4 a.m. CT, along with a video of him going out for his daily jog. Grassley had …

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IL Teacher Accused Of Telling Students That Gayness Is Caused By Being Unwanted In The Womb [VIDEO]

Peoria’s CBS News affiliate reports: A current part-time Morton High School teacher is facing accusations of homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and racial insensitivity. Student testimonies show these claims go as far back as 2009. The district’s superintendent Dr. Jeff Hill twice confirmed in e-mails that there is an ongoing investigation into these allegations against French teacher Kim Johnson. “I remember comments …

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Woman Gets 25 Years In Hate Crime Murder Attempt, Targeted Two Children With Her SUV Over Their Race

The Associated Press reports: A white Iowa woman who said she drove her SUV into two children in 2019 to try to kill them because of their race was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison on federal hate crimes charges. Nicole Poole Franklin had already been sentenced to up to 25 years, including a mandatory minimum of 17 1/2, …

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