Shane Vander Hart: Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer made the right decision removing State Representative Chip Baltimore as the House Judiciary Committee Chair following his OWI arrest. Baltimore should also resign from the House following this session.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act, on Friday afternoon by a 241 to 183 vote shortly following the 45th Annual March for Life.
Eleven states allow the Bible to be taught as literature in their public schools, with Kentucky being one of the most recent. Should a bill, HF 2031, introduced in the Iowa House on Wednesday pass into law Iowa would join that number.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the floor of the U.S. Senate criticized the “gang of six” amnesty proposal that six U.S. Senators are threatening to shut down the government over if the U.S. Senate does not vote on their proposal.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
Republican Jacob Bossman defeated Democrat Rita DeJong 55.7% to 44.3% in an expected low turnout for a special election in Iowa House District 6 to replace Jim Carlin who, in December, won a special election for the Iowa Senate.
Shane Vander Hart provides a round-up of K-12 education bills of note that are before the Iowa House and Iowa Senate Education Committees after the first week of the 2018 session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly.
Shane Vander Hart: People have dignity and worth regardless of their country of origin. People come here because they seek out a future, to improve their lot in life, because the United States, as President Ronald Reagan once put it, is a shining city on a hill. President Trump’s comments malign that truth.
Shane Vander Hart: Christian psychologist and radio personality Dr. James Dobson called for a day of prayer and fasting in order to prevent the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. Is this something we should pray for?
Shane Vander Hart: Since it is the start of a new legislative session, The Des Moines Register takes yet another shot at homeschooling in 2018.
Shane Vander Hart evaluated Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ first Condition of the State Address and looked to see how she would separate herself from former Governor Terry Branstad.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds focused on water quality, tax reform, ending sexual harassment, investing in small-town Iowa, Medicaid, mental health, opioid addiction, education spending, and career readiness as she laid out her agenda for the 2018 legislative session.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, discussing the negotiations over the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) said Democrat leaders had rejected good faith offers.
The Iowa House and Iowa Senate gaveled in on Monday morning to launch the 2018 session of the 87th General Assembly with Republican leaders focused on tax reform during their opening remarks.
Shane Vander Hart: President Donald Trump has expressed a willingness to restrict speech he views unfavorably. With the expected release of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, we have seen that inclination once again.
President Donald Trump in an official statement: “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”