Sen. Chuck Grassley issued a new statement endorsing fellow Republican Steve King, following a week when King’s white nationalist ties and rhetoric finally caused the National Republican Congressional Campaign (NRCC) to denounce the eight-term Iowa congressman and drop its support for his reelection bid. Grassley never mentions the actions and statements that led the NRCC […]
As soon as Julie VanDyke saw flyers with a white nationalist message stuck on cars in the parking ramp at the corner of Dubuque and Burlington Street, she decided to take action. “You think about how many things have happened lately, where we now know there were signs of what was going to come, but […]
Drivers who parked in the Dubuque Street Parking Ramp have been finding flyers with a white nationalist message stuck on their windshields, according to the Iowa City Police Department. “Officers responded to the Dubuque Street Parking Ramp, 220 S. Dubuque St., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018,” ICPD said in a statement on Friday. “There they […]
Kim Reynolds’ continued embrace of Steve King has become an issue in the governor’s race one week before the general election. On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Stivers the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) condemned the eight-term Iowa congressman’s “recent comments, actions, and retweets.” The Ohio Republican tweeted, “We must stand up against white […]
Steve King, the longest-serving current member of Iowa’s U.S. House of Representatives delegation, became a focus of attention for the national media and on social media following the mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday morning. The killer, a right-wing extremist, appears to have been fueled by anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, especially ones […]
On Monday, Steve King celebrated his habit of retweeting neo-Nazis by comparing their racist tweets to people expressing their love of Jesus Christ. Most people wouldn’t be able to tweet something worse than that the very next day, but Steve King did. […]
Last October, Gov. Kim Reynolds made news by calling Iowa liberals “unhinged” at her Harvest Festival campaign fundraiser. For this year Harvest Festival, Reynolds has invited a special guest who is extremely familiar with that sort of intemperate speech: Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The first poll in the 2018 Iowa governor’s race shows Democrat Fred Hubbell leading Republican incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds. On Monday, Emerson College released polling data on the governor’s race, the races in all four Iowa Congressional districts and Iowan’s views of President Trump.
In response to questions about Rep. Steve King’s latest anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim comments, Gov. Kim Reynolds tried to downplay her connection to the western Iowa congressman on Friday. “He is one of over 4,000 honorary chairs in my campaign,” Reynolds said during her appearance on Iowa Press, an Iowa Public Television public affairs show. Even […]
Like many Iowans, the national media has grown so used to Rep. Steve King tweeting racist, xenophobic or just odd things that it takes a special tweet by King to attract attention. The eight-term Western Iowa congressman managed to serve up such a tweet on Tuesday. On its surface this tweet isn’t as arresting as his Monday tweet in which he decried a Swedish youth soccer program’s effort to accommodate players who don’t eat pork as a sign of that rightwing fantasy “the Muslim conquest of Europe,” while at the same time promoting Iowa’s pork industry.
When most adults give an elderly parent a job, it’s usually as a babysitter. Not Gov. Kim Reynolds. This week it was revealed that Reynolds has appointed her 78-year-old father to a state panel that will vet judicial candidates in District 5A to replace retiring Judge Paul Huscher of Waukee. Charles Strawn will serve on […]