Tag: Iowa

Democrats Need a Candidate Who Will Talk Straight About the Planet’s Future

Protesters in New York in 2018 blocking the entrance to a Chase bank to call attention to banks’ role in climate change. Photo by Michael Nigro/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Ask Kathy Sullivan, a former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, what issues will be critical in the state’s presidential primary race, and the first thing […]

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Democrats’ 2020 Choice: Do They Want a Fighter or a Healer?

MASON CITY, Iowa — Senator Cory Booker glided into the state first, offering himself as a herald of peace in a northern Iowa church that advertised “radical hospitality” on its marquee. As a rainbow cracked the frozen sky outside, Mr. Booker spoke of restoring “grace and decency” and erasing “the lines that people think divide […]

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Amy Klobuchar Is Set to Enter 2020 Presidential Race

MINNEAPOLIS — Amy Klobuchar, the third-term Minnesota senator, is expected to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday, hopeful that her moderate politics, Midwestern roots and carefully cultivated history of bipartisanship can appeal to a broad swath of voters in contentious times. Ms. Klobuchar, 58, would be the fifth woman currently serving […]

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Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris to Visit Early Primary States Later This Month

Photo: Al Drago (Getty Images) After announcing her decision to run for president in front of 20,000 of her closest friends in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris will visit all four early primary states over the next month to meet voters and share her vision for the country. The former California […]

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Iowa Caucus? Nah, Iowa Baucus — Cardi B Invited to Speak at Democratic Reception in Des Moines

Cardi B attends the Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collaboration Launch Event at Boulevard3 on November 14, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Tommaso Boddi (Getty Images) Cardi’s political run may be extended beyond social media, if Iowa has anything to say about it. The “Money” rapper has been invited by Democrats of the state known […]

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Senator Joni Ernst Speaks Out About Being a Survivor of Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON — Joni Ernst was elected to the Senate in 2014 after a campaign portraying her as a “Mother. Soldier. Independent Leader,” a Harley-riding, target-shooting veteran of the Iraq war who, she said at the time, was “not running on my gender.” This week Ms. Ernst, Republican of Iowa, said there was another element to […]

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They Still Like Steve King Here

The Republicans in Des Moines and Washington are doing what they can to run away from and run off Representative Steve King, the Republican from my district, for yet more of his outlandish remarks over white supremacy, nationalism and western civilization — remarks that simply echo things he has said many times over the past […]

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In Iowa, Gillibrand Uses Small-Town Roots to Sell Electability

BOONE, Iowa — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand represents one of the biggest and bluest states in America, anchored by the nation’s largest urban metropolis. But as she made her way across snowy Iowa during her first visit as a presidential candidate, Ms. Gillibrand put far more emphasis on her upstate New York roots, bipartisanship and small-town […]

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News You Can Choose: Iowa Bar Cancel’s MLK-Themed Keg Party

Screenshot: Twitter Note: To read the story of how an Iowa bar callously disrespected the legacy and the name of Martin Luther King Jr., please read the plain type. To read the story about how an Iowa bar came to its senses and apologized for its offensive, racist actions, follow the story in bold type. […]

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Steve King Still Has Backing in Iowa, but Even Supporters Say ‘He’s Done’

FORT DODGE, Iowa — The coffee crew at Zakeer’s still likes Steve King. They voted for him over and over and don’t believe he is a bigot. They say he’s getting a raw deal from the news media and Republicans in Washington. But here’s the thing: These rock-solid supporters of Mr. King, whose comments seeming […]

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House Passes Resolution Condemning White Supremacy After Steve King’s Comments

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a resolution condemning white supremacy by a vote of 424-1, reflecting the anger in both parties over comments by Representative Steve King of Iowa questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The resolution begins by citing Mr. King’s remarks to The New York Times: “White nationalist, white supremacist, […]

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Rep. Steve King Being Pressured to Resign For Being Rep. Steve King

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Rep. Steve King a Republican from Iowa has broken down the fourth wall of Republicanism, Which states: never, ever, under any circumstances go full white nationalist. Never. Once the hatred, bigotry, and racism seeps out, it becomes hard to try and put it back in the can. It’s not like […]

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Steve King Removed from Committee Assignments Over White Supremacy Remark

House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The punishment came on a day when Mr. […]

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Steve King Loses House Committee Seats Over White Supremacy Remark

House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as the party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The punishment came on a day when […]

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Trump’s Shutdown Is a Sucker Punch for Struggling Farmers

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Today President Trump will address the American Farm Bureau’s 100th annual convention in New Orleans. But any promises of help will be too late for many farmers. Had he set out to ruin America’s small farmers, he could hardly have come up with a more effective, potentially ruinous one-two combination punch than […]

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Steve King’s Remarks on White Supremacy Draw Widespread Rebukes From His Own Party

Steve King, the Iowa congressman who has long outraged Democrats and liberals with racist remarks and demeaning insults about immigrants, is now facing extraordinary blowback from within his own party following an interview in The New York Times in which he questioned why white supremacy is considered offensive. Mr. King, 69, who narrowly won re-election […]

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Rep. Steve King Is Not a White Nationalist or a White Supremacist, He’s Just a White Man

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is a horrible congressman but he’s a white man. Even better, he’s a white man who holds white nationalist and white supremacist beliefs and he wants to know when those terms became offensive because only a white nationalist or a white supremacist would. “White nationalist, white […]

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Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics

Years before President Trump forced a government shutdown over a border wall, triggering a momentous test of wills in Washington, Representative Steve King of Iowa took to the House floor to show off a model of a 12-foot border wall he had designed. And long before Mr. Trump demonized immigrants — accusing Mexico of exporting […]

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With Elizabeth Warren Visit, Iowans Get the First Taste of 2020: ‘I’m Ready to Be Convinced’

DES MOINES — Allison Kipp is all in for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, but she was the exception. Ben Miller, a 21-year-old student at Iowa State University, said he wants to vote for an economic populist, and if Senator Bernie Sanders runs again it will be a “tough choice” between him and Ms. Warren. […]

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