The Supreme Court this morning ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that the Federal government could not compel “closely-held” corporations who hold religious exemptions to opt-out of the Obamacare mandate that they cover contraceptives. The ruling covered two separate lawsuits filed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against the U.S. Department […]
I just wanted to give a brief recap the Republican Party of Iowa State Convention. I also live tweeted it today so you can scroll through my Twitter feed at @shanevanderhart. As far as a state convention go this was rather uneventful, no drama, no big fights. No drastic changes made to the proposed party […]
(Des Moines, IA) Today Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll announced that three nationally recognized Republicans have confirmed to speak at the Party’s state convention in June. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have all confirmed they will speak to the convention on June 14th in […]
(Alexandria, VA) Killing some time before my flight back home sitting in a coffee shop in Old Town Alexandria I thought I’d share some thoughts about my very first trip to CPAC. I was disappointed that there was not a panel on the abortion issue. Totally ignoring social issues is not the way forward especially […]
There were two polls focused on Iowa released recently. Quinnipiac in a poll released today said that President Barack Obama receives his lowest approval rating in Iowa to date at 38%. They also polled Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. In the 2014 Senate race, Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA), gets 43 percent, while Republican candidate, former U.S. […]
Washington, DC – The budget deal crafted by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) won bipartisan approval yesterday on a 332-94 vote in the U.S. House with an equal number of Republican and Democratic supporters. Numerous conservative organizations have spoken out about the bill such as Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth […]
A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate today would ban direct or indirect aid for military or paramilitary operations in Syria, but will not prevent humanitarian aid.