Sarah Palin Launches Online TV Channel

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Sarah Palin launched her own online TV channel – the Sarah Palin Channel.  The former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate made the announcement yesterday by video.   Palin said in a statement accompanying the video on Facebook, “Tired of media filters? Well, so am I. So, let’s go rogue together and launch […]

Post-Vacation Iowa Political Round-up

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I was away on vacation last week, and there were a few stories that we were not able to cover on a timely basis as a result.  Before I dive into that I want to thank Brian Myers who kept the wheels on the bus going for me while I was away by publishing press […]

Harry Foster Wins GOP Special Nomination Convention in Iowa SD 33

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Linn County Republicans held a special nominating convention for Senate District 33, and Harry Foster won the nomination. Foster is a former small business owner, and a retired Army Reserves officer. He has deployed three times in the service of his country after 9/11. He is currently a facilities manager for non-profit organization. Senate Republican […]

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Calls for Common Core Repeal

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Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) called on the Wisconsin State Legislature to pass legislation next session to repeal the Common Core State Standards.

Anti-Religious Freedom Bill Fails in the U.S. Senate

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Senate Bill 2578 that was introduced by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was defeated as the Republicans were able to maintain their filibuster.  The Senate vote for cloture was 56-43.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was the only Democrat who voted against cloture.  Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Susan Collins (R-ME) were the only […]

Bruce Braley: Religious Liberty is an “Affront to Democracy”

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Congressman Bruce Braley’s campaign posted the picture below to his Facebook page yesterday. Here is a screenshot should they decide to take it down later. “The Hobby Lobby case is an affront to our democracy,” and then they want you to sign a petition in order to farm your emails, ahem, I mean “take a […]

No Action Taken on Branstad’s Common Core Order

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The Iowa Department of Education still has not taken action on Governor Terry Branstad’s Common Core executive order issued nine months ago.

2014 Iowa Political Survey Results

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Ernst leads Braley and Hieb edges out Branstad in a recent Caffeinated Thoughts reader survey of likely Iowa voters on different races and issues of concern in the state.

Obama in Austin Promises to Use His Pen and Phone More

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President Barack Obama, our narccisist-in-chief, “let er rip” in a speech on the economy in Austin, TX on Thursday.  Granted he couldn’t be bothered to actually travel to the border in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, but he did have plenty of time to talk about himself… mentioning himself 199 times in his speech […]

U.S. Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Delivers Weekly Republican Address

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Podcast: Download | Embed(Washington, DC) In the Weekly Republican Address, Iowa’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst, says that “America’s greatness comes from people, not government.” Calling for a Balanced Budget Amendment, a domestic energy supply that fosters job creation and national security, individual control over healthcare, and stronger public schools, Ernst explains that solutions […]

Democratic Members of Congress: President Obama Should Visit Border

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President Barack Obama is being sharply criticized for his decision not to visit the U.S.-Mexico Border while on a trip to Texas where he will participate in Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fundraisers.  Texas Governor Rick Perry had invited President Obama to go to the border so he could see the crisis first hand.  Perry […]

Cedar Rapids Planned Parenthood Discontinues Webcam Abortions

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Jenifer Bowen, Iowa Right to Life’s executive director, sent out the following email to supporters last night: Late this afternoon, we learned that ANOTHER Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has STOPPED offering webcam abortions!  Cedar Rapids has now become an “abortion referral” location. This marks the third clinic in the last few weeks to stop […]

Another Farmer Gaffe for Bruce Braley

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America Rising PAC has tracked Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) all over the state as he campaigns for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat. At an Independence Day parade in Iowa Falls, IA it sounds as if a voter is telling Braley that she’s a farmer.  He then says “so am I.” They provided a transcript: WOMAN: “We’re […]