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Rep. Steve King raising money off controversy from white nationalism, supremacy comments

Republicans and Democrats are condemning King over his comments on white supremacy, but the congressman is using the backlash to raise campaign money.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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IA Newspaper That Endorsed King Admits ‘Mistake,’ Calls On Him To Resign

The editorial board of an Iowa newspaper that endorsed Rep. Steve King (R-IA) ahead of the midterms because of his “conservative agenda” published an editorial on Thursday admitting it had made a “mistake” and called on King to resign. “Unfortunately, King was far from an ideal choice,” the editorial board for The Messenger wrote. “It is now clear that the endorsement we made was a mistake. We should have pondered more carefully King’s pattern of making outrageous statements.” “Throughout his...
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Iowa Columnist Sees One ‘Graceful’ Way Steve King Could Step Down

A political columnist for the Des Moines Register, the largest newspaper in Iowa, said Wednesday that she doesn’t expect Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to resign over the condemnation to his recent white supremacy comments. “My gut feeling is no, that he won’t resign,” Kathie Obradovich told CNN. “I wonder — one graceful way for him to exit would be for Trump to give him a job in his administration. And he might actually like that move. And if Donald Trump doesn’t want to throw him under the bus, may...
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Des Moines Register Calls On Steve King To Resign Over White Supremacy Remarks

The Des Moines Register editorial board said King's overt racism has made Iowa "a laughing stock on the national stage."
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Des Moines Register Editorial Urges Steve King To Resign ‘For Good Of Iowa’

The Des Moines Register‘s editorial board didn’t mince words Tuesday as it urged Rep. Steve King to resign following backlash over his white supremacy remarks. In addition to citing King being stripped of his committee assignments leaving Iowa without a seat on the vital House Agriculture Committee, the editorial board called out King for making their state “a laughing stock on the national stage with his offensive and absurd remarks about undocumented immigrants.” Read the Des Moines Registe...
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Iowa Rep. Steve King has a history of controversial remarks. Here are some that riled people up

Iowa Rep. Steve King is in national news again, but that's nothing new. He has made many controversial comments on race, immigration and nationalism.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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'An unnecessary controversy': Rep. King says white nationalist comments were out of context

Rep. Steve King addressed the controversy surrounding his statements about white nationalism and white supremacy.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Rep. Steve King denies supporting white nationalism, supremacy after New York Times report

Rep. Steve King: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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'Ag gag' law blocking undercover investigations in Iowa struck down by federal judge

The state had argued that its speech restrictions were constitutionally permissible because they ensured biosecurity and private property protections.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Iowa woman pleads guilty to kidnapping in teen’s death

ADEL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to three kidnapping charges related to the 2017 starvation death of her 16-year-old adopted daughter. The Des Moines Register reports that 41-year-old Misty Jo Bousman Ray pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of third-degree kidnapping involving two other adopted […]
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Billionaire activist Tom Steyer says he will focus on impeaching Donald Trump

Tom Steyer, a California billionaire and activist, announced Wednesday in Des Moines that he will run for president.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Planned Parenthood billboards around Iowa ask people to 'Say Abortion'

The "Say Abortion" billboards were up in Des Moines as of Friday. Additional billboards are set to be released in other Iowa cities later this month.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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'This is how it starts': Elizabeth Warren makes first Iowa appearance ahead of likely 2020 run

Warren's Iowa trip caps a week in which she took significant steps to formalize her 2020 efforts. It serves as a first glimpse of what she may look like as a 2020 candidate.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Martin O'Malley rules out 2020 bid, urges Beto O'Rourke to run

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Thursday that he will not run for president in 2020, writing in the Des Moines Register that he hopes former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke runs instead.
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Mollie Tibbetts' mom took in son of Mexican immigrants after murder suspect's arrest, report says

Washington Post story says the boy's family worked with Mollie Tibbetts' alleged killer. Tibbetts' brother asked his mother if boy could stay.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Wells Fargo agrees to $575 million settlement affecting all 50 states in wake of fake accounts

Wells Fargo has been under fire since it was revealed in 2016 that employees had fraudulently opened millions of fake accounts to meet sales goals.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Brothers who scammed lotteries in 5 states have repaid virtually nothing, own $2 million in property

Brothers Eddie and Tommy Tipton's scheme rigged $24 million of 'random' lotteries. They own $1.8 million of property yet have repaid almost nothing            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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A fetus isn't a 'person' just because state's lawyer says so. Rhetoric isn't fact.

An attorney defending Iowa's fetal heartbeat law spent most of his time in court making the unproven assertion that a fetus is a person.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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39 years later, man charged in cold-case killing of high school student Michelle Martinko

Cedar Rapids police have charged Jerry Lynn Burns, 64, with murder-degree murder in the 1979 killing of Michelle Marie Martinko.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Iowa Poll: Trump has big fan base among Iowa Republicans, but they welcome challengers

Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley are seen more favorably than other potential challengers to Trump. Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake rate poorly.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Iowa Poll: Biden, Sanders top early look at possible Democratic hopefuls in 2020 caucuses

Nearly half of poll respondents – 49 percent – say the right person to defeat Trump should be a "seasoned political hand" rather than a "newcomer."            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Artist uses 110-foot grain silo as canvas to create large Iowa mural

'The architecture is purely functional in its design. So I think it's interesting to use them for a decorative purpose,' said Guido van Helten.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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My tailor said I had 2 months to lose weight for my wedding. She didn't know I was anorexic.

My wedding dress has forced me to confront a past of calorie counting, obsessive exercise and never feeling good enough.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Meet the new Winnebago Industries: How icon is embracing sleek vans to attract younger buyers

In a momentous three-year journey, the Iowa-born Winnebago Industries has reinvigorated its core motorhome line to better attract younger buyers.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Alamo Bowl to Iowa State fans: We know you love Busch Light, and we're here for it

Both the Valero Alamo Bowl and the producer of the ninth-most popular beer in America are openly winking at the ISU phenomenon.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
Tags: News, America, Des Moines Register, Iowa State, Alamo Bowl, Valero Alamo Bowl, Busch Light


Trump vows 'very big' ag benefits from trade truce, but few Iowa farm leaders expect export bump

Iowa farmers leaders welcome U.S.-China trade truce but few expect a sudden bump in crop exports            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Hootie and the Blowfish are back and touring with Barenaked Ladies next summer

Tickets to see Hootie & The Blowfish with Barenaked Ladies go on sale Friday morning.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Canadian woman stranded on Iowa mud road for 3 days survived on kombucha and marzipan cake

The 72-year-old Nova Scotia woman said she was "a bit concerned" after getting bogged down in the mud outside Fairfield, Iowa.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Iowa inmates sue to overturn state law banning pornography in prison

Fifty-eight Iowa inmates are suing state officials in federal court, seeking $25,000 each in damages.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Iowa probing abuse allegations at home for troubled youths

CLARINDA, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa departments say they’re investigating complaints of restraints, assault and sexual abuse at a foster home and treatment facility for troubled youths from Iowa and other states. The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa’s Human Services and Inspections and Appeals departments are looking into the allegations against Clarinda Academy in […]
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