Iowa

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is fine with the President shutting down an investigation into himself

Exactly one day after Democrats won a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump had made it quite well known that his displeasure with Jeff…

Republicans Senators tweet thoughts and prayers after another mass shooting

As has become custom, Republican Senators took to twitter after yet another mass shooting to offer thoughts and prayers for the victims, without so much as a word about guns: My deepest sympathies and prayers are with the families and…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Trump may have single-handedly destroyed America’s soybean industry

China is by far the largest buyer of North Dakota soybeans. And they have stopped buying: CNBC: ‘Refugee’ soybeans in the Dakotas seek a home after China stops buying as part of its trade war with the US “Now that…

Republican congressional candidates include indicted criminals, Russian stooges, anti-education zealots, anti-environment zealots, anti-women’s rights zealots, and Nazis

Several Republican incumbents and nominees in the United States Congress are currently running neck and neck with their Democratic opponents. While this alone would not be news, several of these Republican incumbents and nominees have displayed traits that should normally…

Republican Congressman tells constituent “we lie all the time”

Republican Dave Brat is running for re-election to the U.S Congress from Virginia. A recent recording has surfaced of  him replying to one of his constituents, who was understandably dismayed by the direction of the Republican Party: “The problem is…

Ted Cruz called Steve King to give his support

Due to his penchant for supporting Nazis and White Supremacists, Iowa Republican Steve King has lost the backing of corporate donors and fellow Republicans in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: HuffPo: Steve King Loses More Donors Over His…

GOP Congressman who joked about sexual assault endorses Steve King, GOP congressman who visits Nazis in Austria

The modern Republican party, ladies and gentlemen: South Carolina Republican Ralph Norman took to Twitter to endorse his colleague from Iowa, Steve King: In the time that I have known Steve King, I have witnessed his kindness and compassion regardless…

Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania GOP Congressmen voted 9 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Iowa GOP Governor touts economy as food charities see surge in demand

Kim Reynolds, the incumbent Republican Governor of Iowa, has been busy on twitter touting the State’s economy: Iowa’s unemployment rate remains the 2nd LOWEST in the country! Our pro-growth policies are working, wages are going up, taxes are going down,…

Republican politicians resort to lies and hate because their policies are only popular with a shrinking Republican base

Donald Trump and many other Republican politicians have decided to run on a party platform of lies and hate in 2018. Examples include Donald Trump lying repeatedly to his supporters at his fascist rallies across the country, California Congressman Duncan…

Trump again insults the people of Iowa (and Nebraska)

At a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Tuesday, October 9th, Donald Trump again showed his ignorance of basic geography and threw in a nice little insult while he was at it. Reacting to the fact that a number…

In some rural areas, attitudes toward undocumented immigrants are similar to attitudes toward slavery in the Antebellum South

Esquire magazine recently published an outstanding article about the strange concealment of the move of California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes’ family farm from California to the area around Sibley, Iowa. The article details how when the reporter visited the area,…

Trump’s Mexico-Canada trade deal was mostly already done by Obama – Trump threw that away and caused 2 years of unnecessary hardship for the Midwest

One of Donald Trump’s first actions as President was to pull out of the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Washington Times: Donald Trump keeps campaign promise to abandon Trans-Pacific Partnership Putting into action his campaign’s tough talk on trade, President Trump…

The founding fathers warned about what just happened with the Kavanaugh confirmation – they called it tyranny

In an interview held shortly before the confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh, with the result no longer in doubt thanks to Susan Collins’ dishonest capitulation to partisanship, Mitch McConnell admitted that the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh had been a…

Republicans who paid affordable in-state tuition for themselves have been causing tuition hikes for future generations

The history of state universities is one in which the taxpayers of the state paid for a large portion of the funding for these institutions of higher learning in order to provide the students of their state an opportunity to…

Another Midwestern Republican pretends someone in an advertisement is not a Republican

In what has become a pattern, a Midwestern Republican used somebody in an advertisement that is not who they profess to be, this time on behalf of Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner: ‘Lifelong Democrat’ in Rauner ad took four GOP…

GOP Senators ignored new bombshell Kavanaugh allegation – scheduled rushed confirmation vote instead

A new bombshell allegation against Brett Kavanaugh was dropped today in a sworn declaration: Below is my correspondence to Mr. Davis of moments ago, together with a sworn declaration from my client. We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the…

Scott Walker’s transportation secretary discussed selling Wisconsin’s roads to a London billionaire

Wisconsin’s roads are in terrible shape. Madison.com: The transportation debate: Critics say Scott Walker’s record on road funding will be an issue this fall “In February, U.S. News and World Report ranked Wisconsin 44th in the country for its road…

Trump ratchets up trade war, putting consumers, auto companies, and farmers at even greater risk

Nobody wins a trade war. Trump has been told this many times, yet his ignorance of how trade works has led him to double down on his stupidity. NBC News: Trump just slapped new tariffs on $200B of Chinese imports…