Category Archives: Blog for Iowa

Grassley And Ernst Must Go

Alert from Progress Iowa Ernst, Grassley Introduce Bill to Resurrect Health Plans With Long History of Fraud That Sidestep Vital Protections Des Moines, Iowa — Senate Republicans, led by Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, introduced a bill yesterday that … Continue reading

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President Pete Has A Ring To It

NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will host the first 2020 presidential primary debate in June of 2019. This is the first in a series of BFIA’s coverage and commentary of the announcement speeches by the declared Democratic candidates for president … Continue reading

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Iowa In The Bull’s Eye Of Climate Change

Senator Joe Bolkcom speaks on the floor of the senate about the effects of climate change in Iowa. Watch the 11-minute video for even more sobering climate change information specific to our state. “Iowa’s weather and climate have changed right … Continue reading

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About That $93 Trillion Green New Deal

While our senator makes stuff up, AOC discusses reality. You may remember about a month ago that Senator Joni Ernst sent out one of her ridiculous “Make ‘em Squeal” newsletters about the Green New Deal. Without any supporting evidence she … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: “We Don’t Pay No Stinkin’ Taxes” Edition

Tomorrow is tax filing deadline day. This day always gets a lot of attention especially by the radical right wing media. They will go on and on about the poor oppressed corporations that provide jobs yet are taxed within a … Continue reading

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Ernst, Grassley, and Senate Republicans Are Selling A Scam On Pre-Existing Conditions

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2019 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 Des Moines, Iowa — Senate Republicans have spent ten years trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. They support President Trump’s lawsuit to … Continue reading

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“Medicare For None”

Screen shot from dailykos.com:   From thehill.com “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday (4/10/2019) that “Medicare for All” will not move in the Senate as long as Republicans control the chamber.  “Not as long as I’m majority … Continue reading

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Forums And Issues

If I recall correctly, the Iowa legislature tries to adjourn by the end of April. With the lock Republicans have on government, it is doubtful they will run into any snags. They can pass anything and Reynolds will sign it … Continue reading

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Loebsack Retiring

From the Quad City Times: “Dave Loebsack is retiring from Congress. A Democrat from Iowa City who has represented eastern Iowa’s 2nd Congressional district since 2007, Loebsack made the announcement Friday afternoon. Loebsack will retire from Congress at the end … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa Conducts Study Of Local Media

Kudos to  Progress Iowa for focusing on our problematic media. These are important findings. Once again, research confirming the obvious. Latino, Native, Asian and African American Iowans Have Been Left Off Iowa Public Television’s ‘Iowa Press’ in 2019 With caucus … Continue reading

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