President Donald Trump: “I’ve been speaking with General Mattis — we’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step. We really haven’t done that before — certainly not very much before.”
On The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) talks to Shane Vander Hart about why he voted for the Omnibus bill, President Trump’s tariff proposal, trade, and tax cuts.
U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) voted against the 2018 Omnibus bill that was rushed through the U.S. House and then passed in the U.S. Senate 65-32 just after Midnight on Friday.
Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Trump would cause a constitutional crisis if he fired Special Counsel Robert Mueller and then Congress would have no recourse but to impeach. Senator Flake has that backward, Congress would be the cause, not President Trump.
Shane Vander Hart: The Secretary of State serves at the pleasure of the President. Any employee who acted the way Rex Tillerson did on the job would have been fired long ago.
Jason Schultz: The (Un)Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has wreaked havoc on our health care and health insurance industries. Policies disappeared, carriers pulled out of Iowa, and government meddling has caused policies to be much more expensive and yet, provide less coverage.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) has been a fierce critic of President Donald Trump’s trade policies and sharply criticized his tariff proposals. He is a chief protagonist for free trade in the U.S. Senate representing Nebraska that he says is one of the most pro-trade states in the nation.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa): “I am urging the President to reconsider this proposal, not just for its impacts on Iowa, but for the negative consequences this proposal could have on rural communities throughout the nation, America’s farmers, and our national security.”
Congressman David Young (R-Iowa) and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) led Iowa’s delegation urging President Trump in a letter not to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum that could harm Iowa’s farmers and manufacturers.
John Gustavsson: Donald Trump announced an intention to slap a 25 % tariff on steel imports, as well as a 10 % tariff on aluminum imports. This may very well be his worst idea yet – and that’s saying something!
President Donald Trump said that when it comes to the mentally ill he was ok with taking the guns first and to let due process come later which contradicted Vice President Mike Pence’s prior remarks.
On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss the memo released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on how the FBI and Department of Justice obtained a FISA warrant to investigate Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page.
CBS News released a poll last night after President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union Address. It showed that three in four Americans who watched last night approved of his speech.
Shane Vander Hart offers his five quick takeaways from President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address outlining his first year in office and his vision for 2018.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Alex Azar as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services by unanimous consent and his nomination passed cloture Tuesday evening by a 54 to 43 vote.
Since January 22 marks the 45th year since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, along with its companion case Doe v. Bolton, that purported to legalize killing a pre-born baby’s life for any reason and at any stage of development, President Donald Trump proclaims today as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.