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Republican Iowa State Rep. Andy McKean Defects To Democratic Party

Formerly Republican Iowa state Rep. Andy McKean is defecting to the Democratic party. As reported by Iowa Starting Line, the moderate Republican has split with his party on a series of votes recently, including one on gun control and judge selection. McKean has not yet confirmed to TPM that he has left his old party, but his name has already been stripped from the House Republican caucus’ website. McKean has a long political record, serving in the state House from from 1979 to 1993, then stat...
Tags: News, Andy McKean, Iowa, Party Switch, Kate Riga




Buttigieg Scrambles To Turn 2020 Enthusiasm Into An Organized Campaign

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics. Welcome to the campaign of Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year-old Indiana mayor who has suddenly become one of the hottest names in the Democrats’ presidential primary season. Yet there is an increasing urgency, inside and outside of the campaign, that his moment may pass ...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, News, Supreme Court, California, Joe Biden, Indiana, Chicago, New Hampshire, Iowa, Ryan Reynolds, Democratic, Buckley, Sullivan, MANCHESTER N H AP, Electoral College


The Incredibly Stupid Plot To Hijack a Domain By Breaking Into Its Owner's House With A Gun

CNN tells the story of 24-year-old "social media influencer" Rossi Lorathio Adams II who'd wanted his domain to be the slogan of his social media sites (which at one point had over a million followers on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter). Unfortunately, that domain was already owned by another man in Iowa -- but Adams came up with a solution: In June 2017, Adams enlisted his cousin to break into the domain owner's home and force him to transfer it. The cousin drove to the domain owner's house an...
Tags: Godaddy, Tech, Cnn, Iowa, Adams, Snapchat Instagram, Sherman Hopkins Jr, Rossi Lorathio Adams




The 5 biggest 2020 stories to watch this week, ranked

With 288 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I'll tell you the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the #1 story is the most important of the coming week. Subscribe to The Point newsletter to get this delivered directly to your inbox!
Tags: Cnn, Iowa


Iowa 4-H accused of systemic racism; Trump admin shuts down civil rights initiatives, source says​​​​​​​

A new lawsuit, records and witnesses allege systemic discrimination. State officials deny those claims, but say 4-H needs to diversify membership.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
Tags: News, Iowa, Trump, Des Moines Register


Hockenson a dual-threat tight end prospect 

T.J. Hockenson's body of work is limited – he never led Iowa in catches or TDs – but he has skills in the passing and running games that make him intriguing.
Tags: News, Iowa, Hockenson


Sen. Gillibrand arm-wrestles on the campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is challenged to an arm-wrestling bout with a 20-year-old college student during a campaign stop in Iowa.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Iowa, Usa Today, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen Gillibrand


Gillibrand arm-wrestles younger Democrat after Twitter challenge

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is challenged to an arm-wrestling bout with a 20-year-old college student during a campaign stop in Iowa.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Iowa, Usa Today, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Gillibrand


Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

Interviews with several dozen Democrats show how the party, which enjoyed 2018 victories powered by female and nonwhite candidates, is grappling with questions about race and gender in the Trump era.
Tags: News, Alabama, New Hampshire, Iowa, Warren, Biden, Campaign Finance, Minorities, Whites, Trump, Sanders, Elizabeth, Democratic Party, HARRIS, Bernard, Gillibrand


Iowa’s Megan Gustafson wins Honda award for basketball

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women’s basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The 6-foot-3 center from Port Wing, Wisconsin, had […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Iowa, Honda, Gustafson, Megan Gustafson, Port Wing Wisconsin


Feds seek 180 years for Iowa coach who exploited 400 boys

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking the equivalent of a life sentence for a former elite Iowa youth basketball coach who sexually abused and exploited 400 boys over a decade. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen to 180 years in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Iowa, IOWA CITY Iowa, Greg Stephen, Iowa Barnstormers


AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded. At least three recruits were poisoned by potentially lethal levels of carbon monoxide […]
Tags: News, Nation, Iowa, IOWA CITY Iowa


A Market-Driven Green New Deal? We’d Be Unstoppable

Any serious energy transformation will need to harness America’s powerful and creative economic engine.
Tags: Europe, News, Colorado, California, China, America, Global Warming, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Iowa, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Natural Gas, Carbon Dioxide, Lisa


Pete Buttigieg Takes On Anti-Gay Heckler At Rally

At a rally in Iowa, Pete Buttigieg used humor to shut down a heckler.
Tags: News, Iowa, Pete Buttigieg


How Pete Buttigieg handled anti-gay protesters shouting about Sodom and Gomorrah at Iowa rally

"The good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you," Buttigieg responded, pointing at the crowd.
Tags: News, Iowa, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


A Case for a Market-Driven Green New Deal

Any serious energy transformation will need to harness America’s powerful and creative economic engine.
Tags: Europe, News, Colorado, California, China, America, Global Warming, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Iowa, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Natural Gas, Carbon Dioxide, Lisa


AP sources: Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to rule out 2020 run

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won’t run for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with calls he made Wednesday to allies. McAuliffe had flirted with a Democratic presidential run for months, popping up in early voting states late last year and campaigning with candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Nation, New Hampshire, Iowa, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, Richmond VA


Flooding In Parts Of Nebraska And Iowa Continues To Cause Serious Disruption

Floods in Nebraska tore out major highways, railroad lines and destroyed levees, in addition to rebuilding homes and businesses, residents of some small towns face long detours to buy basic supplies.
Tags: News, Iowa, Nebraska


Pete Buttigieg: Outrage over anti-gay protestors dressed as 2020 candidate 'whipping Jesus on a cross'

Pete Buttigieg has been confronted by anti-gay hecklers along the campaign trail this week, with demonstrations taking a bizarre turn at an Iowa rally. A notorious anti-abortion activist dressed as the Indiana mayor began whipping a man wearing a costume of Jesus Christ near a Marshalltown campaign stop Wednesday morning, a day after that same protestor attempted to interrupt another event held by Mr Buttigieg.That man, Randall Terry, can be seen in a video captured by freelance Getty Images vid...
Tags: News, Indiana, Iowa, Jesus, Terry, Jesus Christ, Peter, Operation Rescue, Des Moines, Pete, MARSHALLTOWN, Buttigieg, Marcus DiPaola, Pete Buttigieg, Randall Terry


Pete Buttigieg Shuts Down Anti-Gay Hecklers At Iowa Campaign Stops

The openly gay 2020 Democratic presidential candidate answered bigotry with wit and grace.
Tags: News, Iowa, Pete Buttigieg


Anti-gay protesters shout about Sodom and Gomorrah at Pete Buttigieg rally in Iowa

"The good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you," Buttigieg responded, pointing at the crowd.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Iowa, Usa Today, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Buttigieg Supporters Drown Out Hecklers Screaming About Sodom And Gomorrah

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was heckled multiple times at a campaign event Tuesday night by anti-gay protesters yelling “remember Sodom and Gomorrah!” His fans reacted by starting up a rousing cheer of “Pete, Pete, Pete!” drowning out their voices. Buttigieg himself then addressed the hecklers. “You know, the good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you,” he quipped, pointing to his crowd. “Remember the beauty of our democracy...
Tags: News, Iowa, Lgbtq, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Kate Riga, 2020 Democratic Primary, Pete Pete Pete, Sodom and Gomorrah


Pete Buttigieg faces down anti-gay chants in Iowa

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg brushed off anti-gay chants from a small number of out-of-state hecklers who interrupted his two Iowa events on Tuesday.
Tags: Cnn, Iowa, Pete Buttigieg


A protester confronted Buttigieg about abortion. See the response

While on the 2020 campaign trail in Iowa, Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg was confronted by a conservative protester.
Tags: News, Iowa, Stories, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Watch Buttigieg's measured response to protester

While on the 2020 campaign trail in Iowa, Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg was confronted by a conservative protester.
Tags: News, Iowa, Stories, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Federal judge awards legal fees in Iowa ag gag lawsuit case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $181,000 in legal fees to seven lawyers who successfully fought a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation. Animal rights and civil rights organizations, including the Animal Legal […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Iowa, DES MOINES Iowa


Pete Buttigieg confronted by religious protester

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) was confronted by a religious protester at an Iowa town hall Tuesday but said he “respected” the protester’s passion. Buttigieg told reporters, “I understand that it comes from a very passionate place, and I respect that.” After the openly gay mayor of South Bend, […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Iowa, FORT DODGE IOWA, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Midwest Businesses Say They Need Immigrants To Help Rebuild A Shrinking Labor Force

President Trump's says the country is "full," but Midwest employers disagree and say they need many more immigrants to fill empty jobs. In Iowa, businesses are looking for immigrants.
Tags: News, Iowa, Trump, Midwest, Shrinking Labor Force



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