Iowa Republicans Respond to Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned amid criticism over numerous scandals, criticism of his handling of the Renewable Fuel Standard, and praise of his efforts to roll Obama-era regulations back.

Twitter Blocks “Nominate Amy Barrett” Petition

Twitter has prevented American Principles Project from tweeting their “Nominate Amy Barrett” petition on the social media platform.

Conservative Groups Push for Amy Coney Barrett to Be Supreme Court Nominee

American Family Association, American Principles Project, and Judicial Action Group called on President Trump to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court.

Episode 53: Anna Anderson on Protecting Christian Adoption Agencies

Shane Vander Hart discusses the trouble Christian adoption and foster care agencies face with Anna Anderson from American Principles Project on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast.

My Three Favorite Potential Supreme Court Picks

President Donald Trump has a list of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees. Amy Coney Barrett, Don Willett, and Mike Lee are Shane Vander Hart’s favorites.

Justice Anthony Kennedy to Retire From Supreme Court

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court effective July 31 of this year. 

Episode 51: A Pimp Politician, Privacy Protected, and SPLC Eats Crow

For this Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast episode, Shane Vander Hart discusses a pimp running for office in Nevada, an important Supreme Court decision for privacy, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s recent settlement with the Quilliam Foundation.

Trump Orders End of Separating Families Caught Crossing Border Illegally

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop families who enter the country illegally from being separated, while the U.S. Senate considers two bills.

Space Force?

President Donald Trump in his address to the National Space Council called for the creation of a sixth branch of the military – Space Force.

How to Address the Problem of Separating Families at the Border

Shane Vander Hart: Media coverage of families being separated on the U.S. Southern border has been dismal and overlooks facts. Congress can act to remedy this crisis and still follow the rule of law.

Episode 50: Jonathan Williams on Iowa’s Economic Outlook

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses Iowa’s economic outlook with Jonathan Williams with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Plus, more Americans think porn is morally acceptable, religious liberty is dead in Canada, and Donald Trump has declared the North Korea summit a success.

Why Do We Need a Right-to-Try Bill in America?

Dr. Jane Orient: Nowhere does the U.S. Constitution give the federal government the authority to regulate the practice of medicine. And it is a very good thing that federal intervention and standards didn’t begin in 1789.

How Trump Can Turbo-Charge Patient Freedom and Lower Medical Costs

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet: President Trump now seeks ways to unleash patient choices by eliminating many Obama-era rules and regulations that drive up costs and limit medical freedom. Here’s how he can do it.

In a Trade War, Iowans Are Hit First

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): I have warned agriculture always gets hit when trade wars or skirmishes take place. I continue to advocate for Iowans and policies which will give Iowans more access to markets, not less.

David Johnson Will Not Seek Re-Election to Iowa Senate

State Senator David Johnson (I-Ocheydan) announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election to a fifth term. Johnson, who represents Iowa Senate District 1, left the Republican Party after President Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination.

New HHS Rules Will Direct Family Planning Funds Away From Abortion Providers

The Trump administration through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expected to propose new rules for the Title X grant program that would direct taxpayer funding away from the abortion industry.