Tag Archives: 2016 Election

Video: Iowa Voting Trends In 2016

This is a must view for the Iowa #Trumpresistance.  Iowa Starting Line has put together a Visual Tour of Iowa’s voting trend changes in 2016. Click on the link to follow Iowa Starting Line.  Follow ISL on Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

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Hope After The Fire

Having inoculated myself early on to the possibility of Donald Trump winning Iowa’s six electoral votes, my reaction to his Nov. 8 victory in a close national election was more recoil than shock. “Expect Iowa to award its six electoral … Continue reading

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Grassley’s Off-The-Wall Comment About Trump And Sainthood Could Help Judge

Iowa’s senior senator attempted to minimize Trump’s lewd comments with this absurd remark.  Will he be held accountable in this election for his steadfast support of Donald Trump?   You don’t have to wait until election day to vote in Iowa.  … Continue reading

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August Politics – 2016 Style

Hillary Clinton spent three days in California this week raising money for her campaign and for those of selected state parties. Meanwhile members of the corporate media complained it has been a long while since she gave a press conference. … Continue reading

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Looking to 2020

The sobering news of the NBC/Marist poll released last week is Hillary Clinton leading the Republican candidate in Iowa by only 4 points (41-37) among registered voters. In Iowa electing Hillary Clinton president will not be a slam dunk. If … Continue reading

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Summer Of Weird Normal In Politics

This has been a summer of weird normal, especially for people who follow politics. Given a presidential contest where many, including this author, predicted Hillary Clinton would be our next president before she announced she was running, nothing has happened … Continue reading

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Kim Weaver For Iowa's 4th District

Kim Weaver believes 2016 is the year to retire Republican Steve King from Congress. What makes her effort different from those of Jim Mowrer, Christie Vilsack, Matt Campbell, Rob Hubler and others? The political climate of intolerance and hate people … Continue reading

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Encountering Chuck Grassley

The conventions dispersed and the road home was ahead as Blog for Iowa writers engaged with Senator Chuck Grassley last Friday. Both Trish Nelson, in a chance meeting in Mount Pleasant, and Dave Bradley, at a town hall event in … Continue reading

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Mike Sherzan For Congress IA-03

Sherzan for Iowa   “I was raised on the east side of Des Moines where my mother stayed at home to raise my two older brothers, sister and me while my father worked in sales for Sears Roebuck & Co. Our … Continue reading

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March To The Finish

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP, Iowa — This headline in yesterday’s Boston Globe says it well, “Clinton and Trump are now the presumptive nominees. Get used to it.” Author James Pindell attributes the appellation to math. “They have accumulated more delegates than … Continue reading

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