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2016 Labor Day Presidential Preference Poll

2016 Labor Day Presidential Preference Poll

2016 Prospective Republican Candidates Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (Walker, Huckabee, Santorum, Perry)

2016 Prospective Republican Candidates
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (Bush, Walker, Huckabee, Santorum, & Perry)

2016 Prospective Democrat Candidate (minus Brian Schweitzer)

2016 Prospective Democrat Candidate (minus Brian Schweitzer)

Caffeinated Thoughts is launching its first 2016 Presidential Preference Poll.  This poll will be live until September 4, 2014 at midnight.  All are welcome to participate in this poll regardless of party or where you live.  We…

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Ernst Blasts Obama on Expected Immigration Executive Action

President Barack Obama hinted Thursday during press conference about executive action he may take on immigration.  “It continues to be my belief that, if I can’t see the congressional action, that I need to do at least what I can in order to make the system work better,” Obama said.

Ernst Blasts Obama on Expected Immigration Executive Action

President Barack Obama hinted Thursday during press conference about executive action he may take on immigration.  “It continues to be my belief that, if I can’t see the congressional action, that I need to do at least what I can in order to make the system work better,” Obama said.

Young for Iowa Releases Radio Ad in Iowa 3rd Congressional District Race

(DES MOINES) - The Young for Iowa campaign Wednesday announced the release of its second radio ad of the Iowa 3rd Congressional District campaign cycle entitled “Listen”.

Young for Iowa Releases Radio Ad in Iowa 3rd Congressional District Race

(DES MOINES) - The Young for Iowa campaign Wednesday announced the release of its second radio ad of the Iowa 3rd Congressional District campaign cycle entitled “Listen”.

Miller-Meeks Gives Solid Peformance During Iowa 2nd District Debate

(Iowa City, IA) I watched the Iowa Press hosted debate in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District tonight.  I Mariannette Miller-Meeks impressed me with her performance tonight.  

Miller-Meeks Gives Solid Peformance During Iowa 2nd District Debate

(Iowa City, IA) I watched the Iowa Press hosted debate in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District tonight.  I Mariannette Miller-Meeks impressed me with her performance tonight.  

Join the the Pre-Hoosier Kids #DeserveBetter Rally Conference Call

Women on the Wall will be live in Texas tomorrow morning before and during Governor Mike Pence’s workshop at the…

Join the the Pre-Hoosier Kids #DeserveBetter Rally Conference Call

Women on the Wall will be live in Texas tomorrow morning before and during Governor Mike Pence’s workshop at the…

Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst to Debate Three Times in Iowa U.S. Senate Race

Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst to Debate Three Times in Iowa U.S. Senate Race

Braley-Ernst

(Des Moines, IA) The campaigns for Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) and State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak)  jointly announced today that they have agreed on three debates.

“We’re excited that Iowans will have the opportunity to see Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst debate. We look forward to a robust discussion and we’ll be finalizing exact details with the hosts in the coming days,” said Braley…

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Let’s Get Gov. Mike Pence’s Attention Tomorrow via Twitter

Let’s Get Gov. Mike Pence’s Attention Tomorrow via Twitter

Time for another Twitter rally.  Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) will be in Dallas, TX tomorrow (8/29/14) at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity.  He is on the agenda tomorrow at 10:00a (Central Time) to be on a panel for a worship entitled “Wastewatchers – Tightening the Belt on Government Spending.”

Please plan on starting about 9:45a and we can go all morning,…

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Lee County Schools in Florida Votes to Opt-Out of State Mandated Testing

The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing.  Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers.  They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes means-testing kindergarteners.

A local NBC affiliate reports:

Hundreds of parents turned out for…

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Former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson Pleads Guilty to Concealing Campaign Expenditures

Former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson (R-Milo) who resigned from the Iowa Senate last fall plead guilty to one count of “causing a federal campaign committee to falsely report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and one count of obstruction of justice for false testimony he gave to those investigating the allegations.

Former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson Pleads Guilty to Concealing Campaign Expenditures

Former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson (R-Milo) who resigned from the Iowa Senate last fall plead guilty to one count of “causing a federal campaign committee to falsely report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and one count of obstruction of justice for false testimony he gave to those investigating the allegations.

Bobby Jindal Exercises Leadership in Common Core Lawsuit
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

I have to tip my hat to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Even though he encountered a setback in court in regards to his executive order pulling Louisiana out of PARCC he forged ahead in his opposition.  Jindal has done what frankly every Governor should do – file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education challenging the constitutionality of their involvement…

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Bobby Jindal Sues U.S. Dept. of Education Over Common Core

Bobby Jindal Sues U.S. Dept. of Education Over Common Core

Bobby Jindal CPAC 2014

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) speaking at CPAC 2014 in National Harbor, MD.
Photo credit: Dave Davidson – Prezography.com

(Baton Rouge, LA) Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that he has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education (USDED) over their involvement with the Common Core State Standards.  He argues that the USDED under President Barack Obama’s leadership violated…

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With Huppenthal’s Loss in AZ School Chief Race That Makes Barbarians 3, Educrats 0

With Huppenthal’s Loss in AZ School Chief Race That Makes Barbarians 3, Educrats 0

Diane Douglas beat pro-Common Core incumbent Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal in convincing fashion 57.78% to 41.50% winning over 66,000 more votes according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.

The barbarians at the gate crashed through evidently.

Huppenthal is the third incumbent state school chief to go down in flames over supporting the Common Core State…

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Iowa House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation Into Attorney General’s Office

(Des Moines, IA) Today Rep. Kevin Koester (R-Ankeny), Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, announced an investigation into Attorney General Tom Miller’s office. 

Iowa House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation Into Attorney General’s Office

(Des Moines, IA) Today Rep. Kevin Koester (R-Ankeny), Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, announced an investigation into Attorney General Tom Miller’s office. 

Paul Pate Takes Lead in Iowa Secretary of State Race

(Cedar Rapids, IA)  Today, former Iowa Secretary of State and Mayor of Cedar Rapids, Paul D. Pate, has taken the lead in the race to become Iowa’s next Secretary of State.

Paul Pate Takes Lead in Iowa Secretary of State Race

(Cedar Rapids, IA)  Today, former Iowa Secretary of State and Mayor of Cedar Rapids, Paul D. Pate, has taken the lead in the race to become Iowa’s next Secretary of State.

Jack Hatch’s Obvious Conflict of Interest

Jack Hatch’s Obvious Conflict of Interest

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State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines)

The Republican Party of Iowa held a press conference highlighting Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jack Hatch’s “legislative maneuvering for personal financial gain.”

State Senator Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) who represents Iowa Senate District 17 is a member of the Senate Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa Committee.  He was assigned to chair the subcommittee for

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