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Bruce Braley Skipped VA’s FY2013 Budget Hearing

Bruce Braley Skipped VA’s FY2013 Budget Hearing

Bruce_Braley_official_110th_Congress_photo_portrait_thumb.jpgCongressman Skipped 78 Percent Of His VA Hearings

DES MOINES – While 18 of his colleagues of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee convened to discuss the FY2013 budget for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Washington liberal Bruce Braley was once again nowhere to be found.

Braley has missed 78 percent of the full Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings, including an important oversight hearing…

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Senator Rand Paul Headlines Fundraiser for Dr. Miller-Meeks

Senator Rand Paul Headlines Fundraiser for Dr. Miller-Meeks

RandPaul1OTTUMWA, IOWA – Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks is excited to announce that fellow ophthalmolgist Senator Rand Paul (R – Kentucky) will be headlining a fundraiser for her campaign on Tuesday, August 5th in Iowa City.

“It is an honor to have Senator Rand Paul join our campaign for an event during his visit to Iowa,” said Dr. Miller-Meeks. “We both know that the dysfunction in Washington is…

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Persecuted Movie Review: Thanksgiving Turkey Comes Early

Persecuted Movie Review: Thanksgiving Turkey Comes Early

persecuted-gretchen2Back when my wife and I would often go to movies with other couples, I would tell a joke that “if I were a movie producer, what I would do is read Variety and keep track of the next blockbuster movie being made.  Then I would make a similar movie, with a similar name, but extremely low budget.  That way, when the blockbuster movie comes out and the ticket-buyers circle the block for it, maybe…

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Opposition to Common Core in New York Is Widespread

Opposition to Common Core in New York Widespread

49% of New Yorkers want Common Core implementation stopped in a Siena College poll taken on July 13-16th of 774 likely New York voters. Only 39% want to see the standards implemented. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.

60% of Republicans want to see the Common Core implementation stopped compared to 25% who support the Common Core. 47% of Democrats want to see the Common Core continued,…

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Federal Discrimination Against Religion?

Federal Discrimination Against Religion?

obama-executive-order_thumb.jpgReligious groups will not receive an exemption from an executive order signed this morning by President Barack Obama banning “discrimination” based on sexual orientation or “gender identity” by federal contractors.

The order adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of specially protected categories that apply to federal contractors, and it adds gender identity to sexual orientation…

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Des Moines needs to consider doing something like this. (at Washington Park)

WKRP in Cincinnati  (at Fountain Square)

WKRP in Cincinnati (at Fountain Square)

Iowa GOP Announces Experienced Communications Team

Iowa GOP Announces Experienced Communications Team

RPI-LOGO_thumb.jpgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21

Iowa GOP announces communications team

DES MOINES—The Republican Party of Iowa (RPI) has hired a team of top-flight communicators to promote the party’s message to Iowa citizens and journalists as the Iowa GOP strengthens its operations in advance of the 2014 general election.

“The Iowa GOP will be laser-focused over the next two-and-a-half months on informing Iowans…

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The New Grand View Christian School to Hold Second Open House

The Board of Directors announced today that the new campus site that has been purchased, cleaned, painted, and furnished will hold a second Open House for those who may not have been able to attend the first one, held on Thursday, July 10th.

The New Grand View Christian School to Hold Second Open House

The Board of Directors announced today that the new campus site that has been purchased, cleaned, painted, and furnished will hold a second Open House for those who may not have been able to attend the first one, held on Thursday, July 10th.

Oh my…

Oh my…

Harry Foster Wins GOP Special Nomination Convention in Iowa SD 33

Linn County Republicans held a special nominating convention for Senate District 33, and Harry Foster won the nomination.

Harry Foster Wins GOP Special Nomination Convention in Iowa SD 33

Linn County Republicans held a special nominating convention for Senate District 33, and Harry Foster won the nomination.

Not something you see every day :)

Not something you see every day :)

Delicious goodness. (at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries)

Delicious goodness. (at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries)

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio - 7-19-14

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers were talking education!  Jenni White, President of Restore Oklahoma Public Education (ROPE)

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio - 7-19-14

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers were talking education!  Jenni White, President of Restore Oklahoma Public Education (ROPE)

Joni Ernst on Service: “We Have to Do It”

(Des Moines, IA) Yesterday, Mother, Soldier, Independent Leader and Iowa’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst, released a web ad titled “Service.”