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 2016-05-09 10:13 

The Iowa Republican

Dont Get Fooled Again? Whatever.... +

My social media feeds have been entertaining to say the least ever since it became abundantly clear that Donald Trump is going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. On one hand, you have members of the GOP establishment throwing a temper tan...

 2016-05-06 04:36 

The Iowa Republican

Top Ron Paul Campaign Aides Found Guilty On All Counts... +

As Donald Trump was putting an end to the primary phase of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign this week, a federal court concluded its criminal trial against three Republican campaign operatives for their underhanded and shady dealings in the previ...

 2016-04-29 23:38 

The Iowa Republican

Branstad issues statement on closing of the 2016 legislative session... +

(DES MOINES) Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today reflected on the legislative session by issuing the following statement: The future of our state is bright. This year, we worked with the Iowa Legislature to build consensus and come together for Iowans on t...

 2016-04-29 23:36 

The Iowa Republican

House Republican Leadership Issues Statement on Completion of 86th General Assembly... +

(DES MOINES)The Iowa Legislature concluded its work on Friday, April 29 after spending 110 days doing the work of Iowans. House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) said that the session will be remembered for finding common ground on a variety of issues:...

 2016-04-29 23:30 

The Iowa Republican

Senate GOP Leader Bill Dix 2016 Session Closing Remarks... +

Thank you Madame President. When session began this year I commented on the need for state government to be fiscally prudent and instill the kind of fiscal discipline into the state budget that Iowa families put into their own budgets. Now, nearly five mo...

 2016-04-27 22:01 

The Iowa Republican

Cruz Chooses Carly Fiorina as Vice Presidential Running Mate... +

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina would be his Vice Presidential running mate. As a groundbreaking executive and the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 company, Fiorina brings a record of innovatio...

 2016-04-26 17:22 

The Iowa Republican

Bertrand: Primary is a Choice between the Status Quo of Washington and Best Interest of the 4th CD... +

Yes, Steve King has a primary. Shocked? Probably not. Over the past few months I have truly enjoyed my time in the coffee shops, chamber meetings, small businesses, ethanol plants, and feedlots speaking with everyday Iowans about the economic opportunitie...

 2016-04-25 12:38 

The Iowa Republican

Ernst Backs King in 4th District Primary... +

Wall Lake, Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst has endorsed Congressman Steve King for re-election. I am honored to receive Joni Ernsts endorsement and support. We first met in the middle of the night on one my trips to visit troops. Then Captain Ernst commanded ...

 2016-04-11 11:11 

The Iowa Republican

No Signs of Congressional Primary at 4th District Convention... +

If you didnt know Congressman Steve King was facing a primary challenge this June, the Fourth Congressional District Convention this past Saturday wouldnt have changed your way of thinking. Not only were the grounds outside of the Fort Dodge High School c...

 2016-04-11 11:08 

The Iowa Republican

Cruz Controls District Conventions... +

As expected, Texas Senator Ted Cruz secured all but one of the 12 delegate spots that were up for grabs on Saturday at the Republican District conventions across the state. The Cruz campaign faced minimal competition from an unorganized Trump campaign. Th...

 2016-04-08 09:56 

The Iowa Republican

Grassley Continues to Stand Firm... +

Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee The Pressure Strategy Thursday, April 7, 2016 Mr. President, We have a unique opportunity for the American people to have a voice in the direction of the Supreme Court....

 2016-04-06 11:48 

The Iowa Republican

Cruz Gets the Big Win He Desperately Needed... +

A win is a win. Wins in presidential campaigns are necessary, not just to garner the necessary delegates to capture the nomination of one of the two major political partys, but they also provide the fuel for a campaign to continue on. Texas Senator Ted Cr...

 2016-04-04 22:00 

The Iowa Republican

Patty Judge One Month in on US Senate Campaign Been seen just once in Iowa... +

The number of months Patty Judge has been running for Senate = the number of times Patty Judge has been seen in Iowa. Its been one month since Patty Judge announced her Washington-backed Senate campaign (in a story first leaked to the New York Times, no l...

 2016-04-04 11:42 

The Iowa Republican

Cruz Needs to Own Wisconsin, Not Just Win... +

It was never my intention to not publish a single word on this site last week. I didnt go anywhere, but the mental week away was good for me. Like so many people, I too have had enough of the Republican presidential race. Im glad that the two-week hiatus ...

 2016-03-28 09:31 

The Iowa Republican

On Donald Trump: His Immediate & Future Impact on Iowa Politics... +

By Justin Arnold Unfortunately the biggest issue in the 2016 GOP Primary hasnt been foreign policy, the economy, immigration, or taxes. Instead, it is unquestionably the fault line Donald Trump has created in the Republican Party and, more importantly, th...

 2016-03-24 10:54 

The Iowa Republican

400 Plus Tea Party Patriots From Iowa Rally Behind Grassley... +

While some Republicans in the U.S Senate have softened their positions on whether or not hearing on President Obamas nominee to the Supreme Court should be held, Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the influential Senate Judiciary Committee, has stood...

 2016-03-23 05:31 

The Iowa Republican

Trump Continues to Roll with Big Arizona Win Cruz Scores Symbolic Victory in Utah... +

Americans woke up on Tuesday morning to news of terrorist attacks in Brussels that left at least 30 people dead and hundreds more wounded. By nights end, voters in Arizona, Utah, and Idaho would cast their votes in the presidential race. As has been the c...

 2016-03-21 16:33 

The Iowa Republican

Judicial Crisis Network Launches Statewide Ad Campaign Applauding Sen. Grassley... +

Judicial Crisis Network Launches Statewide Ad Campaign Applauding Sen. Grassley For Standing Up For the Constitution and Giving the People A Voice in Choosing the Next Supreme Court Justice TV, Digital and Radio Ad campaign in 6 states totals $2 million W...

 2016-03-18 09:09 

The Iowa Republican

Bertrands Primary Challenge Obviously Got Under Kings Skin... +

On Thursday, State Senator Rick Bertrand made it official, announcing that hes challenging Republican Congressman Steve King in the 4th Congressional District primary. High profile primary challenges against incumbents are rare occurrences in Iowa, especi...

 2016-03-18 02:53 

The Iowa Republican

King Statement on Primary Challenge... +

Wall Lake, Iowa Congressman Steve King today released a statement regarding his re-election. Today my campaign delivered nomination papers to the Iowa Secretary of State containing over 5500 signatures from citizens of the 4th District, a signal of wides...

 2016-03-18 02:51 

The Iowa Republican

Rick Bertrand Announces Bid for Iowas Fourth Congressional District... +

(SIOUX CITY, IA)&#-; State Senator Rick Bertrand (R- Sioux City) announced today he has filed to run for Iowas Fourth Congressional District. Bertrand said, I am running for Congress because this is about launching a new economic vision. A vision focus...

 2016-03-17 08:41 

The Iowa Republican

Ted Cruzs Road to Nowhere.... +

Larry Sabato loves to quote T.S. Eliot. In writing about the demise of Florida Senator Marco Rubios campaign on Wednesday, Sabato wrote, To borrow from T.S. Eliot: This is the way Marco Rubios campaign ends, not with a bang but a whimper. Cleaver. Accurat...

 2016-03-16 05:25 

The Iowa Republican

Kasich gets his, but Trump begins to pull away... +

While the news media continues to report on how Republicans cant stomach Donald Trump, the New York billionaire continues to rack up wins and accumulate delegates. Reaching the necessary 1,237 delegates to claim the nomination may be difficult for Trump, ...

 2016-03-14 09:34 

The Iowa Republican

More Questions than Answers... +

In 2010, an Iowa-based Tea Party Group created a billboard that compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin. Do you remember that? The sign read, Radical leaders prey on the fearful & naive.” The group was castigated by folks on ...

 2016-03-11 18:36 

The Iowa Republican

3/11/2016 Mid-Day Mist Reads... +

Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump “He’s actually a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America,” Carson said at a press conference at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Forida. “There’s two different Donald Trumps. The...

 2016-03-09 05:22 

The Iowa Republican

Its Harder and Harder to Stop Trump when he Keeps Winning... +

According to the Republican establishment and their friends in the media, Donald Trumps presidential campaign had stalled or at the very least it had plateaued prior to Tuesdays elections. Some even suggested that it was on the verge of imploding. Selling...

 2016-03-08 20:48 

The Iowa Republican

Ernst Demands Increased Efforts From Obama Administration To End Leaks On Special Operations Missions... +

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today sent a letter to President Obama expressing her deep concern over continued Obama Administration leaks regarding the activities of U.S. military special operations units. Not too long ago, General Jos...

 2016-03-08 20:38 

The Iowa Republican

3/8/2016 Mid-Day Must Reads... +

Why Ted Cruz might torpedo the strategy to stop Trump The payoff for Cruz is clear. Rubio is struggling tremendously in the primary so far. Even if he wins Florida, it’s really hard to envision him getting to 1,237 delegates. If he doesn’t win...

 2016-03-08 09:17 

The Iowa Republican

Grassley Stands Firm on Supreme Court Vacancy... +

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Committee on the Judiciary The Supreme Court vacancy, Executive Power, and Checks and Balances Monday, March 7, 2016 Mr. President, the American people are divided. And the divide...

 2016-03-07 08:59 

The Iowa Republican

Dont Overlook Rubios Island Hopping Strategy... +

It was my belief that Sen. Marco Rubio would have capitalized off of a strong third place finish in Iowa by now, but the Rubio campaigns poor campaign strategy of believing that early wins were not important combined with a horrific debate performance bef...

 2016-03-02 05:30 

The Iowa Republican

Trump Shows Strength on Super Tuesday... +

Even as establishment Republicans intensified the attacks on Donald Trump over the past week to ten days, the New York billionaire continued to put up impressive wins and continue his march to the Republican nomination. Trump posted impressive victories i...

 2016-03-01 15:17 

The Iowa Republican

Jimmy Kimmels: Trumped Sketch... +

Jimmy Kimmels Trumped sketch is definitely funny and well worth the few minutes it takes to watch. The Washington Post said the following about the sketch, If youre still trying to wrap your head around the inexplicable rise of Donald Trump, then Matthew ...

 2016-02-26 06:14 

The Iowa Republican

Rubio Roasts Trump in Texas Debate... +

Florida Senator Marco Rubio may have yet to win a state in the Republican presidential nomination fight, but he scored a key win in what will probably go down as the most important primary debate of the cycle. Much was riding on the CNN-Telemundo debate b...

 2016-02-24 15:07 

The Iowa Republican

Trump Wins Nevada... +

With 100 percent of the results now in, Donald Trump won the Nevada Caucuses with 46 percent of the vote, nearly doubling Marco Rubio who finished in second place with 24 percent of the vote. Once again, Ted Cruz finished in third place with 21 percent. B...

 2016-02-23 19:01 

The Iowa Republican

Judiciary Committee Republicans to McConnell: No Hearings on Supreme Court Nomination... +

WASHINGTON Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans today sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicating that they will exercise their constitutional authority to withhold consent of a Supreme Court nomination and will not hold hearings on a S...

 2016-02-23 17:07 

The Iowa Republican

2:23 Mid-Day Must Reads... +

Life From Death: How the Scalia Funeral Mass Became a Triumph of Evangelization By KATE OHARE Theres no question that the death of Antonin Scalia is a sad moment that opens up many troubling questions for the nation. But, it was also a g...

 2016-02-23 14:03 

The Iowa Republican

Grassley: The Biden Rules... +

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman Senate Judiciary Committee Supreme Court Vacancies in Presidential Election Years: The Biden Rules Monday, February 22, 2016 Mr. President, we find ourselves in a very unusual situation. ...

 2016-02-23 01:58 

The Iowa Republican

Biden: President should not name a nominee until after the November election is completed... +

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 2016-02-22 22:09 

The Iowa Republican

State Parties Receive Large Boost from Caucus Night Registrations... +

DES MOINES Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces that both the Republican Party of Iowa and the Iowa Democratic Party saw substantial gains in their voter registration numbers as a result of the February 1 Iowa Caucuses. Additionally, Iowa gained a...

 2016-02-22 19:00 

The Iowa Republican

Kasich: Women came out of the kitchen to support me... +
 2016-02-22 17:23 

The Iowa Republican

2:22 Mid Day Must Reads... +

Head of Bush Super PAC Reportedly Rakes in $14 Million CNN Murphy has long been one of Bush’s closest advisers - and the political world was in awe last year when Right to Rise raised $100 million just as Bush was launching his candidacy. Now,...

 2016-02-22 09:39 

The Iowa Republican

Its not the Cruz campaign thats the problem, its the candidate.... +

Texas Senator Ted Cruz was supposed to be a different kind of conservative presidential candidate. He was supposed to be unique because not only did he have impeccable conservative credentials, but he also proved he could raise money and thus could build ...

 2016-02-19 09:21 

The Iowa Republican

South Carolina Primer... +

Four years ago, I spent about ten days in South Carolina for the First in the South primary. It was fascinating getting to experience what its like in another early state, and it was also nice to escape Iowas winter weather and hang out around the ocean i...

 2016-02-19 06:19 

The Iowa Republican

RNC Statement OnHillary Clintons Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Appointments... +

WASHINGTONRepublican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on Hillary Clintons hypocrisy on Supreme Court appointments duringtonightsMSNBC town hall: Hillary Clintons hypocritical and defiant response for her un...

 2016-02-18 08:00 

The Iowa Republican

Bob Vander Platts Admits He Failed at his Day Job... +

When Bob Vander Plaats personally endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz on December 10th, he made sure that the assembled media understood that the organization that he leads, The FAMiLY Leader, voted unanimously to remain a standard bearer for Christian princi...

 2016-02-17 18:36 

The Iowa Republican

Mid-Day Must Reads... +

Below are a few of the outstanding article that have been published this morning. Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker writes a great piece on the looming Supreme Court confirmation battle, more specifically how we ended up at a place where the party in contr...

 2016-02-17 09:37 

The Iowa Republican

If Trump Cant Handle The Truth, Neither Can Cruz... +

Since the Iowa Caucuses, Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have been frequent sparring partners. The ferocity of their attacks, however, has escalated since the campaign moved on to South Carolina. The Cruz campaign has highlighted Trumps evolution ...

 2016-02-16 21:14 

The Iowa Republican

Great Day: Supreme Court, South Carolina, and Nevada... +
 2016-02-16 19:57 

The Iowa Republican

Remembering Justice Scalia... +

Justice Scalia will Lie In Repose At The Supreme Court on Friday Much has been written about Justice Scalias passing, but below are a couple of articles written by people who were his ideological adversaries. The true mark of a man isnt just what his frie...

 2016-02-16 18:10 

The Iowa Republican

South Carolina Voters on Jeb Bush: Its Complicated... +

Byron York talked to 41 attendees at Jeb Bushs South Carolina rally that featured his brother, former President George W. Bush, only four said they absolutely decided to vote for Jeb. Nearly everyone expressed deep admiration for W. But that admiration di...

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