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Branstad Adopts Trump Tactics, Blames Democrats For His Behavior

This  week I came across a story,  Law Enforcement: Lack of Resources for Mental Health in Iowa a Major Problem. In this story, Governor Branstad blamed Democrats for the closing of two MHIs and was quoted as saying, ” The … Continue reading

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Branstad To Iowans: Be Afraid Of Refugees

A sad day for Iowa.  Yesterday, Gov. Branstad ordered all state agencies to halt any work on Syrian refugee resettlements immediately, “in order to ensure the security and safety of Iowans” in light of the Paris attacks. Let’s look at … Continue reading

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Jack Hatch Debates Iowa Governor

Iowa Public Television hosted the first gubernatorial debate between Senator Jack Hatch and the incumbent yesterday at the State Fair. It is 60 minutes of time worth spending if one cares about Iowa politics and the future of our state. … Continue reading

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Sine Die? Not So Fast!

DES MOINES— Governor Branstad’s office released an end of session message for the 85th Iowa General Assembly at 8:41 a.m. yesterday, saying, “despite the partisan tone of the session, we are pleased there was agreement on the majority of our … Continue reading

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Iowa and Climate Change

What will climate change mean for Iowans? That climate change exists and is happening now is accepted by any Iowan who employs a rational thought process and considers scientific evidence. As the crazy talk from Ames last weekend indicated, not all … Continue reading

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Should Iowans Hear Gov. Branstad's Speech to ALEC?

From Matt Sinovic of Progress Iowa, Aug. 5, 2013. The Speech Gov. Terry Branstad Doesn’t Want You to Know About Branstad to deliver private address this week at the annual meeting of ALEC, the “stealth corporate lobbyist” front group DES … Continue reading

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It's a Gatsby Kind of Summer

The story about the termination of Special Agent in Charge Larry Hedlund of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation won’t be going away soon. Ryan Foley of the Associated Press picked up the story, which is garnering some national attention. … Continue reading

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Branstad One of the Worst

Just received in our inbox from Troy Price, Executive Director of the Iowa Democratic Party. TERRY BRANSTAD NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S WORST GOVERNORS DES MOINES – A recently released report has named Terry Branstad as one of America’s Worst Governors.  … Continue reading

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He Won’t Back Down

This is necessary viewing for those of you who who are sure Branstad will back down from his anti-Iowan position on Medicaid expansion. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

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Iowa GOP Continues Post Election Voter Harassment Efforts

No doubt about it, Governor Branstad has earned the prize of  Turkey of the Year.  A true GOP warrior, he has done everything on the national party’s agenda but in our view there is nothing worse than his ludicrous witch … Continue reading

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