Release of details on 139 unaccompanied, undocumented minors in Iowa exposes them to risk, Senator says.
Here’s the upshot: More than 250 members of the media from around the
globe trained their journalistic tools on top-shelf Iowa agriculture
topics for nearly seven hours Saturday at the Iowa Ag Summit, a
gathering hosted by rural entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter, a key figure in
GOP politics and the president of the Iowa Board of Regents.
Newly installed U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, a Red Oak Republican, breaks with
many conservatives in agreeing with President Barack Obama on a highly
controversial element of White House-directed immigration reform.
The biggest challenge facing homegrown Iowa businesses trying to expand
is a lack of employees — and immigration could be key, Gov. Terry
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s meteoric rise from an obscure, and initially
lightly funded, GOP primary hopeful from rural southwest Iowa to
nationally televised profile delivering the rebuttal to President Barack
Obama’s State of the Union won’t lead to a White House candidacy for
her any time soon, the freshman senator from Red Oak said Wednesday
afternoon in Carroll.
The new chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party, Des Moines physician
Andy McGuire, pledged an aggressive 99-county party rejuvenation and
stressed her plan to be visible in rural Iowa.
Des Moines Police escorted 13 pro-immigration protesters from the
balcony of Hoyt Sherman Place after they interrupted Rick Perry and
Chris Christie’s Iowa Freedom Summit speeches Saturday afternoon with
questions about their stances on deporting people living in the United
States without proper documents.
The Daily Times Herald joined other media in questioning celebrity
businessman and real-estate magnate Donald Trump during a news
conference following the New Yorker’s speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit
in Des Moines.
And they’re off. By many measures — including that of
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron — the 2016 Iowa Republican presidential
caucuses, a political endurance test, started Saturday with a marathon
cattle call at Des Moines’ Hoyt Sherman Place as White House aspirants,
conservative thought-leaders and key national Republican figures spoke,
one by one, for about nine hours.
Dr. Andy McGuire, of Des Moines, president and chief operating officer
of Meridian Health Plan, on Saturday was elected chairwoman of the Iowa
Veteran Iowa cartoonist Brian Duffy — whose creative works readers digest regularly in this newspaper —
corporate control and an ethos of commercialism have largely watered
down American newspaper cartoons to the point where they offer only
glimmers of what his peers at a now high-profile French satirical
newspaper are producing.
Southeastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack will earn a distinction next week he’d prefer to reject.
Older Carroll voters continued a trend of swelling the polls for local
elections with the passage earlier this month of the Carroll Community
School District’s instructional support levy. However, with an
aggressive turnout effort aimed at parents of school kids, voters in
their 30s and 40s made up a larger percentage of the voting electorate
than in recent local elections, an analysis of data from the Carroll
County Auditor’s Office shows.
Bill Howell can quickly roll out the numbers, describe with passion and
detail the lift the ethanol-empowering Renewable Fuel Standard brings to
Carroll County Democratic Party Co-Chairman Tim Tracy, a long-time
economic-development advocate for rural Iowa, joined on Saturday a field
of four candidates seeking to become the next chairman of the state
political party in the wake of a devastating election for Democrats with
a national spotlight now turning to the presidential caucuses.
A special election in Ralston to fill two vacancies ushered a newcomer and a veteran into office.
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