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VA Hires Doctors They Know Have Malpractice Claims, Felony Convictions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:30am 12/4/2017 at 11:30am
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USA Today has done an excellent investigation into the Department of Veteran Affairs. Its latest bombshell shows that the VA has hired doctors they know have malpractice claims and felony convictions. How could this possibly happen? A not so thorough hiring process:

Applications are vetted, education and licenses verified, references checked, and...

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Iowa Pulls Waiver Requesting Obamacare Overhaul

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00pm 10/24/2017 at 9:00pm
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In August, Iowa officials submitted a request to make changes to its Obamacare market as it faced doom due to high premiums and insurance companies dropping out. Officials wanted to make changes that would “provide consumers with age- and income-based tax credits as well as using a reinsurance mechanism...

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Sessions Sends DOJ Lawyer to Help Prosecute Alleged Murderer of Iowa Transgender Teen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:30am 10/16/2017 at 11:30am
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has shocked a few people since he has decided to send a Department of Justice lawyer to help prosecute the alleged murderer of an Iowa transgender teen. From The New York Times:

“This is just one example of the attorney general’s commitment to enforcing the laws enacted by...

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Are Republicans really at serious risk of losing the House?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/15/2017 at 5:00pm

The Cook Political Report (CPR), a non-partisan group that analyzes elections, has changed the ratings in 12 districts across the country for the House 2018 elections as Democrats gain strength.

It’s important to note that the ratings have not gone directly to Democrat, but it shows that these districts have become vulnerable....

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Iowa Sends Final Request to Make Changes to Obamacare Market

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 8/23/2017 at 2:30pm

Iowa has submitted a request to the federal government to make changes in a last ditch effort to save the state’s beleaguered Obamacare market. From Quad-City Times:

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Iowa: Woman Suspected of Arson At Her Own Mosque

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/25/2017 at 2:30pm
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A 22-year-old woman, Aisha Ismail, has been arrested for starting a fire at her Des Moines, Iowa mosque.

The Des Moines Register reports:

A 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of...

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Sole Health Insurer Left In Iowa Obamacare Raising Premiums At Least 43 Percent

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/20/2017 at 4:00pm

We at Legal Insurrection have documented the damage Obamacare has done to the insurance market, with costs skyrocketing to the point that companies have ...

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Think Progress Editor: Trump China Ambassador from “landlocked state full of white people”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12:00pm 12/7/2016 at 12:00pm

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China, who has a strong relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ian Millhiser at Think Progress took a shot at the decision because, you know, no matter what Trump does the liberals will hate it.

Millhiser responded to Trump’s pick...

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Trucks Runs Into Iowa Walmart, Kills Three

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00pm 12/1/2016 at 5:00pm

A pickup truck has rammed into an Iowa Walmart on Thursday, killing three people. WHOTv reports:

The 911 call came in at 9:54 a.m. about a truck that drove through the meat and grocery area of the Wal-Mart. Sgt. Nathan Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says it appears the incident was...

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Hillary Chickens Out – Jokes as Cops Carry Away Animal Rights Protester

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/11/2016 at 2:30pm

Hillary Clinton was rushed by an animal rights protester during a campaign event in Iowa this week. The protester, who was a young woman, was taken down by Secret Service and carried out of the venue by police.

CBS News New York reports:

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Iowa Governor Will Sign Anti-BDS Legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad confirmed he will sign a bill that will not allow public companies to do business with firms involved in Israel boycotts.

Iowa’s Senate passed House File 2331 last week in a 38-9 vote. The legislators hope the bill counters “efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”...

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Hillary and Bernie Fighting

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:30am 1/30/2016 at 10:30am

Now that the Iowa caucus is getting close, things are starting to heat up between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. In an interview with Lester Holt yesterday, Hillary took a few shots at Sanders.

Via NBC News:

Ahead of Iowa, Clinton Says She ‘Can Actually Produce Results’

Hillary Clinton, locked in a dead heat...

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Bernie Sanders Meets the Clinton Smear Machine and He’s Furious

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:30am 1/29/2016 at 11:30am

Bernie Sanders has done plenty of favors for Hillary in this election cycle but instead of having his good will returned, he’s coming up against the Clinton smear machine.

A rumor is circulating that Sanders supporters are planning to win the Iowa caucus by flooding it with college students from out of...

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Mike Huckabee’s most unusual closing video pitch to Iowa

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 10:04am 1/27/2016 at 10:04am

This is one of the more unusual campaign closing statements.

Mike Huckabee in the past has had the pulse of Iowa. But he’s been relegated to the undercard debates recently.

So here is a rather “interesting” closing video. It focuses more on the Democrats than his Republican competitors.

[Apparently singer Adele objected to the...

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Iowa Governor Wants “To See Cruz Beaten in Iowa”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:10pm 1/19/2016 at 8:10pm

As Donald Trump ramps up his attacks on Ted Cruz, the Washington Post is reporting that “The Republican establishment really, really doesn’t like Ted Cruz.”  This premise is nothing new to those of us who have been following Ted Cruz’s career in the Senate and his presidential campaign, and to many...

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Trump Treats Iowans to Showing of 13 Hours

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 3:30pm 1/16/2016 at 3:30pm

The new Michael Bay film “13 Hours” is out now and is by all accounts, an accurate portrayal of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.

In a move that is as funny as it is politically savvy, Donald Trump is making sure the voters of Iowa get a chance to...

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Martin O’Malley Event in Iowa Draws One Person

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 8:30am 12/30/2015 at 8:30am

Democrat presidential candidate Martin O’Malley held a campaign event in Iowa Monday and one single person showed up. In O’Malley’s defense, it was snowing in Iowa but still… one guy?

Here’s the worst part, the guy left uncommitted.

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