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  1. Ted Cruz Endorses Fellow Government Shutdown Obstructionist Joni Ernst

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    Des Moines – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the architect of the government shutdown, unsurprisingly endorsed fellow ultra-partisan obstructionist Joni Ernst. Last year’s 16-day shutdown was estimated to have cost Iowa more than $100 million in economic activity, wasted valuable tax dollars, and threatened important programs for seniors, small businesses and...
  2. Branstad Must End His Campaign of Discrimination and Cronyism

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    Des Moines – With legal bills mounting and the abusive authority getting out of hand, Governor Branstad needs to admit to Iowa Worker’s Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey that he was wrong on cutting his salary and racking up huge legal bills on the taxpayers’ dime. With the news today that Godfrey’s case...
  3. Rubio Checks In On His $122,000 Investment: Joni Ernst

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    Des Moines –Today, out-of-state special interest money candidate Joni Ernst will predictably welcome another outsider for her final pre-primary event: Florida Senator Marco Rubio, whose Reclaim America PAC has $122,000 in special interest money on the line in tomorrow’s election. In just the final two weeks of the primary election,...

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  1. Ames Tribune: Blueprint or boondoggle?

    Underneath a picture of five carefree and smiling children is the tagline: One Unshakable Vision. It’s the cover page of Gov. Terry Branstad’s ambitious education reform plan for Iowa, and while the vision may not be shaken, one major component has been delayed while others have drawn sharp criticism. Jason...
  2. AP: Legislature to keep tight focus on jobs, economy

    Gronstal said he also expected to focus on economic issues and avoid drawn-out arguments of social issues. “Iowans would prefer that we all work on things that would get 100,000 Iowans back to work,” he said. “Kraig and I have talked and he seems to be in agreement that this...
  3. Boswell and friends: Mitt Romney is wrong on veterans care proposal

    Democrats are attacking an idea from 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to privatize veteran’s healthcare. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, suggested at a stop in South Carolina on Veterans Day that some sort of voucher option be introduced to inject private sector competition into the care of military...
  4. Congressman Boswell defends veterans against Mitt Romney

    Good morning, Iowa! There’s a great piece in today’s Des Moines Register from Congressman Leonard Boswell. He takes on Mitt Romney’s plan to privatize heath care for veterans, saying Romney, “hasn’t done his homework or he’s putting politics ahead of the best interest of our nation’s veterans.” Mitt Romney? Putting...
  5. AP: Session to focus on jobs, economy

    DES MOINES — Now that a closely watched special election is over, Iowa lawmakers have turned to an upcoming legislative session that had been in limbo amid questions about which party would hold a majority in the Senate. Legislators said it’s likely the session that convenes Jan. 9 will largely focus...
  6. Gazette Editorial Board: Mandate for Mathis

    Liz Mathis’ decisive victory in the special Senate District 18 race Tuesday night preserves the Democrats’ 26-24 majority edge. We congratulate her and hope that her election means more than continued gridlock in the state Legislature, as opponent Cindy Golding had warned. Republicans hold the House majority. Mathis gained The...
  7. DMR: Democrats rip Branstad administration’s inquiry about rights group

    Iowa Democrats took the Branstad administration to task Wednesday for exploring the idea of shutting down Disability Rights Iowa after the organization criticized the governor. “We expect better from government in Iowa,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky. “Going behind the scenes to pull funding from an organization that...
  8. Health Care Reform At Work

    According to a new Gallup Poll, President Obama’s health care reform is already changing things for the better. From the report: Fewer young adults in the U.S. reported lacking health insurance coverage in each of the three quarters since the new healthcare law in September 2010 began allowing young adults...
  1. Terry Branstad Wants to Pocket More of Your Money

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    For Immediate release:                                                                         Contact: May 16, 2013                                                                                        Troy Price, 515.975.5478   TERRY BRANSTAD WANTS TO POCKET MORE OF YOUR MONEY   Governor drops last minute bill to raise his pay by over $10,000 while funding for schools, health care remains up in the air DES MOINES – With the legislative...
  2. IDP Calls on Branstad to Begin Investigation into Excessive Travel Costs by Economic Development Director

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    DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party today called on Governor Branstad to begin an internal investigation into his administration’s approval of nearly $75,000 in travel costs during one fiscal year incurred by Economic Development Director Debi Durham. “Iowa taxpayers deserve to know why Governor Branstad’s office approved Director Durham...
  3. IDP Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Award Winners

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    DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party today announced the winners for the annual Hall of Fame Award Ceremony.  Former Congressman Leonard Boswell will receive the Outstanding Elected Official Award and long-time Polk County Activist Ed Skinner will receive the Outstanding Supporter Award in a ceremony to be headlined by...
  4. Matt Schultz Finally Tells the Truth about Voter ID

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    DES MOINES — Speaking to a group of conservative activists on Monday, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz finally told Iowans the truth about why he is pushing so hard for voter ID laws in Iowa: There are a whole lot of issues that we care about: abortion, gay marriage,...

 

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