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Amnesty supporters Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst battle over definition of "amnesty" - 09/29/14

... battling to become U.S. Senator from Iowa. Both support what most call "amnesty", i.e., both would legalize millions of illegal aliens. So, what to do when your position is basically the same as your opponent? Argue over terms [1]: “Will you join John McCain and Marco Rubio in calling on Speaker Boehner to bring this immigration bill to the floor of the House so we can pass it?” Mr. Braley asked...

Agriprocessors manager admits to harboring illegal aliens (Postville, Rubashkins, Iowa) - 08/30/13

From this: A former Iowa slaughterhouse manager has admitted to conspiring to harbor and recruit immigrants who entered the country illegally and then fleeing to Israel after the plant was raided in 2008, according to a plea agreement filed Thursday. Hosam Amara, will plead guilty Friday to one count of conspiring to harbor undocumented immigrants for profit, under terms of the plea deal with the...

Examples of August townhalls that fail to do anything about immigration reform (amnesty) - 08/03/13

... rally WHEN: Aug 2 WHERE: Ames, Iowa (in the district of Steve King) VIDEO: None found From [1]: The rally was in King's district, but most who showed up were not on King's side... A small group of King supporters did protest outside the rally. Retired journalist Larry Clayton held a banner saying, "Secure the Borders First." ..."I believe that the amnesty bill, which is what I call it, or the...

How the American Action Network immigration poll misleads (Steve King, Iowa) - 07/24/13

... show support for amnesty in the Iowa district of U.S. Rep. Steve King. As you might expect if you've seen the first two links in this post, the poll achieves that result be misleading those who responded. According to the poll summary [1], "[r]espondents were presented with the following reform proposal, and were told it would only beimplemented after steps have been taken to secure the border...

Occupy Iowa Caucuses: dumb, ineffective, minor fascists (OWS, Ed Fallon) - 12/30/11

... below: That isn't to say [the Occupy Iowa Caucuses movement] aren't trying to disrupt the candidate events going on around the state this week. On Wednesday, five aggressively interrupted a Ron Paul appearance, including a 16-year-old girl who forcefully ripped down the Paul signs that the Texas congressman's supporters put up to block her. (In response, Paul, who has offered qualified support...

Iowa Republican Presidential Debate December 15, 2011 (Fox News, GOP, Iowa Caucus, Gingrich, Romney, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Santorum) - 12/15/11

... 9pm Eastern WHERE: Sioux City, Iowa PARTICIPANTS: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman. TRANSCRIPT: When available. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: As with all the rest, this debate will feature weak, superficial questions and few follow-ups. Any immigration ideas they present will be flawed just like at the debate five days ago. None of the...

Iowa Republican Presidential Debate December 10, 2011 (ABC News, GOP, Iowa Caucus, Gingrich, Romney, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Santorum, Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, Drake U) - 12/10/11

... because it will take place in Iowa a few weeks before the Iowa Caucus. MODERATORS: George Stephanopoulos and Diane Sawyer WHEN: 9pm Eastern WHERE: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. PARTICIPANTS: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. NON-PARTICIPANTS: Jon Huntsman didn't meet the minimum qualifications. Herman Cain recently "suspended" his...

Is Marie Diamond clueless, deceptive, or what? (ThinkProgress, Herman Cain, border fence, alligators, moat, Andy Kroll) - 06/08/11

... It’s perhaps surprising that Iowa voters would be so moved by the issue of illegal immigration in a state that’s so distant from the heart of the problem. But Cain took his cues from the audience early on when they cheered any brief mention of cracking down on immigrants. Cain expanded on border security as one of at least seven “crises” he laid out during his speech. 1. Obviously, it's in the...

Obama lies about Arizona law, misleads on immigration, uses one of Bush's lines - 04/28/10

... townhall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa yesterday and was asked the following extremely bad question: And I was just wondering what your plan was for our undocumented workers who have established our country? The White House transcript is at [1] and the video is at peekurl.com/vlxqpg5 It's unclear whether the questioner meant "established themselves in our country" or not; if she meant what she said...

Ohio, Illinois, NY, NJ, Penn to lose political power due to massive immigration (House seats; also: IA, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO) - 11/19/09

... seats: Ohio (-2), Illinois (-1), Iowa (-1), Louisiana (-1), Massachusetts (-1), Michigan (-1), Minnesota (-1), Missouri (-1), New Jersey (-1), New York (-1), and Pennsylvania (-1). If you're located in one of the states in the latter group, that means you're going to lose power. In that case, organize a local effort to take smart action to reduce immigration.

Regional White House Forums on Health Care Reform visiting California, Iowa, MI, NC, VT; ask questions - 03/06/09

... Health Care Reform" in California, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina and Vermont [1]: In keeping with the Obama administration’s commitment to a transparent, accountable government, the forums will be an opportunity for Americans from all over the country to voice their concerns and ideas about reforming our health care system... They will be open conversations with everyday Americans, local, state...

Council Bluffs, Iowa wants $2.5 million for "lightly traveled" road (+many more) - 02/16/09

Casey Gillam of Reuters offers "U.S. states eager to start spending stimulus money" (link), which lists some of the projects that various localities want to spend their fair share of the stimulus plan on. The first two paragraphs seemed to indicate that this was going to be an article about the absurdity of each and every city across the U.S. getting their own Springfield monorail, but that...

Betsy Rubiner/Time offers pro-illegal immigration propaganda (Agriprocessors, Iowa) - 05/29/08

... called "After Immigrant Raid, Iowans Ask Why" (link). The raid in question occured at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville earlier this month, and her article could have been written by that company or anyone else who supports profiting from illegal immigration. The only mention of those who support our laws is in a highly negative light. The reader who thinks she's in any way a credible source...

Crooked Towns: Sharon Cohen/AP on illegal immigration in Marshalltown, Iowa - 09/02/07

... is "Immigration wars squeeze Iowa town" by Sharon Cohen of the Associated Press about Marshalltown, Iowa, home of a Swift & Co. pork processing plant. It's certainly not as bad as it could be, but after some statements from local leaders expressing opposition to illegal immigration, she offers the sales pitch: And the town can't thrive without immigrants. The dramatic growth in the Hispanic...

Tom Vilsack for President? - 11/09/06

Democratic Iowa governor Tom Vilsack has announced that he's running for president. For the short, punchy version, see the "Traveling Tom" (travelingtom.com) website from the IA GOP. From this: Vilsack supporters seemed to have forgotten about the CIETC scandal unfolded while he was campaigning in New Hampshire. The Vilsack team will not be able to bury the scandals and failures in Iowa on the...

Iowans get exotic treat: Central American gangs - 09/07/05

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (link) The Midwest seems an unlikely hideout for Osama bin Laden's hired hands. But an ongoing federal crackdown shows an increasing presence of a violent gang with suspected links to al-Qaida. The gang, M-S-13, was founded in El Salvador and is known for smuggling drugs and immigrants into the U-S. [...and there's a possible terrorism connection...] Iowa was part of...

AVWatch: Annotating Villaraigosa's speech - 06/02/05

... Topeka, Kansas and Des Moines, Iowa. ...I started out in the civil rights movement... The speech went on like that. If you prefer facts, even of the uncomfortable kind, click on the links and check out who "progressives" support. The middle sentence should scare the crap out of anyone in the named cities. Trust me on this: you don't want to end up like Los Angeles.