Iowa Governor Terry Branstad delivers the 2015 Condition of the State address, you can read the transcript of his address as prepared for delivery.
Brian Myers: As a small business owner my job is to make a profit, and the marketplace determines what I can pay my employees and what I can then charge.
Liberals decry the fact that the minimum wage hasn’t been raised since 2009, and talk about “income inequality” and “fairness.” So how much is the minimum wage, who earns it, and why? The Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, before overtime. When first established in 1938 it was 25 cents. In 1979, when the […]
Joni Ernst, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, made the following statement on news reporting that payrolls rose less than expected during the month of January: “We have seen stagnation or very modest improvements at the national level – but not enough is being done to ensure more of our hard working neighbors have […]
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – And now for our regularly scheduled election … The mid-term year ahead should not want for intriguing political story lines, but the main event in Wisconsin in 2014 is the re-election bid of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, political pundits agree. If it seems like déjà vu, well, the feeling is understandable. […]
Americans for Prosperity will host Texas Governor Rick Perry and a group of Iowa business leaders in a discussion on job creation on 11/7/13 at 12:00p.
President Barack Obama laughs off the jobs that would be created by the Keystone Pipeline project. Does Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA) as well?
Sarah Palin explains why President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was worthy of the hashtag she created for Twitter – #SOTUGottaBKiddingMe
Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan visited Des Moines, IA today and said that jobs are created by growing the economy, not government.
John Archer, Republican Candidate for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, today launched his first television advertisement of the 2012 election cycle.
GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan visited Adel, IA yesterday morning for his second stop in Iowa this week. A crowd just shy of 1000 gathered outside the Dallas County Courthouse and Congressman Paul asked Iowans if they were better off than they were four years ago. He mainly focused on President Obama’s jobs record. […]
The last night, at the close of the 2012 Republican National Convention, was an extremely good night for Mitt Romney. He connected. He was emotional. He seemed real – a guy that average Americans can relate to. He showcased his resume so to speak by offering up his personal references. The most compelling for me […]
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley encapsulated how harmful President Barack Obama is to federalism and our economy. She said, echoing what other Republican governors had said earlier during the Republican National Convention, “the hardest part of my job has been this federal government, this administration, and this president.” She said that President Obama “will do […]
Former First Lady of Iowa and Democrat Congressional Candidate, Christie Vilsack, spoke at The Des Moines Register’s Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. It was mainly a biographical speech, but she also took time to provide a contrast between herself and Congressman Steve King whom she hopes to unseat in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. The […]
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) made a quick trip to Iowa after being named as Mitt Romney’s running mate on Saturday. He took part in something that has become a tradition at the Iowa State Fair – The Des Moines Register’s Soapbox. He was greeted by approximately 2000 (conservative guess) fair goers and a number of […]
More jobs and higher take home pay was at the center of Mitt Romney’s message to a crowd of almost 700 who attended an early morning event at the Des Moines Public Schools’ Central Campus. Romney holding his only public event in Iowa this week entered the warm auditorium to a standing ovation. Prior to […]