Release of details on 139 unaccompanied, undocumented minors in Iowa exposes them to risk, Senator says.
The Carroll County Democratic Party will host a forum for national and
statewide Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls at the Carroll
football stadium in July.
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, said he’s been “turning up” his own focus
on national defense and security in the wake of what he sees as
State Rep. Brian Best, R-Glidden, spent an hour with Carroll High School
students in Bob Pauk’s government class Friday afternoon. The
question-and-answer-style discussion covered a range of topics from
Best’s goals for his first bill to his opinion on gay marriage.
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said she supports reinstatement of the
federal production tax credit for wind energy. Just weeks on the job,
though, Ernst voted against a measure that would have done just that.
Local Democratic leaders are working to turn Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton’s strategy to meet with Iowans in small-group
settings into a Carroll County visit for the former first lady and U.S.
secretary of state.
Here’s the upshot: More than 250 members of the media from around the
globe trained their journalistic tools on top-shelf Iowa agriculture
topics for nearly seven hours Saturday at the Iowa Ag Summit, a
gathering hosted by rural entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter, a key figure in
GOP politics and the president of the Iowa Board of Regents.
Newly installed U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, a Red Oak Republican, breaks with
many conservatives in agreeing with President Barack Obama on a highly
controversial element of White House-directed immigration reform.
The biggest challenge facing homegrown Iowa businesses trying to expand
is a lack of employees — and immigration could be key, Gov. Terry
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s meteoric rise from an obscure, and initially
lightly funded, GOP primary hopeful from rural southwest Iowa to
nationally televised profile delivering the rebuttal to President Barack
Obama’s State of the Union won’t lead to a White House candidacy for
her any time soon, the freshman senator from Red Oak said Wednesday
afternoon in Carroll.
The new chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party, Des Moines physician
Andy McGuire, pledged an aggressive 99-county party rejuvenation and
stressed her plan to be visible in rural Iowa.
Des Moines Police escorted 13 pro-immigration protesters from the
balcony of Hoyt Sherman Place after they interrupted Rick Perry and
Chris Christie’s Iowa Freedom Summit speeches Saturday afternoon with
questions about their stances on deporting people living in the United
States without proper documents.
The Daily Times Herald joined other media in questioning celebrity
businessman and real-estate magnate Donald Trump during a news
conference following the New Yorker’s speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit
in Des Moines.
And they’re off. By many measures — including that of
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron — the 2016 Iowa Republican presidential
caucuses, a political endurance test, started Saturday with a marathon
cattle call at Des Moines’ Hoyt Sherman Place as White House aspirants,
conservative thought-leaders and key national Republican figures spoke,
one by one, for about nine hours.
Dr. Andy McGuire, of Des Moines, president and chief operating officer
of Meridian Health Plan, on Saturday was elected chairwoman of the Iowa
Veteran Iowa cartoonist Brian Duffy — whose creative works readers digest regularly in this newspaper —
corporate control and an ethos of commercialism have largely watered
down American newspaper cartoons to the point where they offer only
glimmers of what his peers at a now high-profile French satirical
newspaper are producing.
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