For many Americans, the IRS is like the Grinch who stole Christmas. Nothing spoils the spirit of the season like a reminder that Tax Day is coming soon.
On Tuesday U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced S.1881 legislation intended to protect women’s health and defund Planned Parenthood.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) Ernst urged Democrats to end the political theatrics citing opposition to Hyde Amendment and move forward with the bill.
Congresswoman Noem, We are very concerned by your recent vote for the Ryan budget. As veterans we don’t mind leading by example and can understand that the federal government has been bloated to disastrous proportions therefore programs need cutting. But we do not want to see our own left to die in the gutters while […]
A little late, but you can go back and watch speeches already missed: I’ll be tweeting at @shanevanderhart follow me and leave your comments and thoughts below. Tonight’s schedule… — 6 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Call to order Introduction of Colors by Amputee Veterans of America Support Team Pledge of Allegiance by Brig. Gen. Patrick […]
Now that we can say the GOP nomination is wrapped up, as Ron Paul has admitted they won’t have enough delegates to keep Mitt Romney from the nomination and his son, Senator Rand Paul, has endorsed Romney. Lets talk VP picks. Who will be Romney’s running mate? Some names I’ve seen mentioned, not in any particular […]
By Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA) America’s family farms won a great victory over misguided government regulation last week when the U.S. Department of Labor abandoned plans to pursue mindless regulations that would have kept farm youth from working on farms owned by their own families. The labor proposal would have upended Iowa’s great family farm […]
In a statement released today, Senator John Thune (R-SD) ended speculation about a potential 2012 run. He said that he felt he was best positioned to “fight for America’s future right here in trenches of the United States Senate.” He said that decision was made after a lot of prayer and from feedback and encouragement […]
Senator John Thune (R-SD) gave a good speech at CPAC, and he distinguished himself by providing more specificity than we have witnessed so far. The Senator spoke of the sanctity of the Constitution. He said that America does not need a new foundation because “the old foundation works just fine.” He invoked President Reagan’s leadership […]
*Bumped and Updated* Original – 8:30am: Not to be outdone by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition who is hosting a presidential forum in March. Bob Vander Plaats and Chuck Hurley of The FAMiLY Leader will hold a press conference later today to announce the details of Presidential Lecture series they plan to have along […]
ABC News says that perhaps those talking about the 2012 speculation surrounding Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) need to think bigger than a potential U.S. Senate race with incumbent Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). ABC News has learned that Bachmann, R-Minn., also is seriously weighing whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. A source […]
POLITICO has an interesting article up today about Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) being engaged in a backyard battle in Iowa. While other prospects for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination are already making forays into Iowa, Sen. John Thune has taken pains not to set foot in the first-in-the-nation state at […]
The debate is on. The polls are out. It is now time for all the candidates and potential Presidential candidates for 2012 to tell us clearly where they stand on the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell). Mike Huckabee was against the repeal in 2007, but did use the hedge word “now” in the quote below […]
Shane wrote “I think we can all agree that the 2008 presidential campaign was too long.” No we can’t. I wish it would have started last week instead of next week. However, I agree public servants (Sitting Governors, Congressmen, and Senators) shouldn’t spend 14 months in Iowa campaigning to be president. That may put them at […]
Just released today is The Des Moines Register’s poll of people’s opinion of 2012 GOP Presidential prospects. This poll measured likeability and name recognition, not whether people would vote for them or not. Not much change from last iowa Poll for Romney or Palin. The winner of “they like me” sweepstakes is… former Massachusetts Governor […]
I don’t have a concealed carry permit. I don’t even own a handgun or rifle. I don’t hunt. It isn’t like I’m against any of that. I just didn’t grow up with it, and I’ve never felt the need to carry or own one for self-defense. I did serve in the Army, qualified with an […]