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Grading Donald Trump’s First 100 Days, Part Two

I begin with an apology for the delay in the second part of this column. However, though the hundred day mark is more than twenty days in the past, what happened there requires comment. Other than the recent developments in the Russia Investigation...

Branstad Confirmed as Ambassador to China

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to China late Monday afternoon by the U.S. Senate on an 82 to 13 bipartisan vote. Dave Price of WHO-TV reports that Branstad will resign as Governor on Wednesday. After the vote,...

Relief for Americans Caught in the Obamacare Tax Penalty Catch-22

Whether talking with small business owners, moms, farmers or healthcare professionals – healthcare rightfully remains a common and serious topic of conversation and concerns for Iowans. There is no question the nation’s health care law...
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Iowa Taxpayers Deserve Constitutional Protection

Photo credit: Monte Goodyk (used with permission) The Iowa Legislature made some difficult budgetary decisions this session because revenues are not rising as projected by the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC). This projection implies that...
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GOP Attorneys General Target Miller for Politicizing Gubernatorial Succession

Above: One of three digital ads that will run against Attorney General Miller. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is the target of a new digital ad paid for by the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA). The GOP Attorneys General accuse...
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Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 5-6-17 (Guests: Terry Schilling & Kristin Held)

Shane Vander Hart and Kelvey Vander Hart in the 99.3fm The Truth studio.Photo credit: Chris Rohloff On Caffeinated Thoughts Radio this week, Shane Vander Hart, joined by his daughter Kelvey who is back home from college on Summer break, discussed...
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Trump’s Religious Liberty Order Essentially Does Nothing

On the National Day of Prayer, President Donald Trump issued an executive order promoting free speech and religious liberty. The tone from the administration on this topic is certainly welcome after the last eight years, but we have to be very...