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‘Supercommittee’ members’ states: How many residents depend on entitlements?

By | 11.16.11 | 9:53 am

Women are used to being under-represented in Congress: There are only 17 women in the U.S. Senate (out of 100) and 76 women in the U.S. House of Representatives (out of 435). Unsurprisingly, only one woman — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), also a co-chair, sits on the Joint Select Committee More…

What women want … from the ‘super committee’

By | 11.15.11 | 5:25 pm

The subject of a recent episode of the NBC comedy series “The Office” was about a doomsday device created by devious employee Dwight K. Schrute (played by Rainn Wilson). If his fellow co-workers committed five errors in a single workday, the device was wired to send an email to More…

Iowa GOP voters say cut military before Medicare or Social Security

By | 11.11.11 | 10:42 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Likely Republican caucusgoers sent a strong message to GOP presidential candidates in an Iowa AARP survey released Thursday, showing they’re strongly opposed to cuts to Social Security and Medicare and would much rather reduce military spending to address the federal deficit.

Americans believe feds waste 51 cents of every dollar, think states waste less

By | 09.19.11 | 6:22 pm

A new Gallup poll finds, on average, Americans believe 51 cents out of every dollar the federal government spends is wasted, a new high since the question was first asked in 1979.

The Blaze, CNSNews mislead by comparing Aug. 2-5 debt increase to that of the 1950s

By | 08.11.11 | 1:59 pm

The Blaze, the conservative news and opinion website founded by former Fox News host Glenn Beck, reports on a claim that the Obama administration increased the national debt more in four days than the Truman and Eisenhower administrations did during the entire decade of the 1950s. 

Vander Plaats: ‘I am not the voice of the tea party’

By | 05.12.11 | 9:27 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Image by Matt MahurinAs GOP presidential prospects prepare to announce their candidacies and eye the Hawkeye State for supporters, members of Iowa’s tea party movement are vetting which candidates will best carry their message of regaining fiscal responsibility and limiting government.

Yet, a highly decentralized movement and diversity of political interests within Iowa’s More…

Santorum tones down social rhetoric at Cedar Rapids

By | 04.27.11 | 1:56 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

CEDAR RAPIDS — For nearly an hour Tuesday evening, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum alternated between linebacker and cheerleader, doing his best to sack President Barack Obama while keeping the spectators fired up for the fourth quarter. While the speech was not completely free of some allusions to More…

Fred Karger tries to woo Iowa college Republicans for 2012 caucus

By | 04.26.11 | 6:07 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

AMES — Longtime political consultant and activist Fred Karger, the first official Republican 2012 presidential candidate, admits he’s a long shot. But as Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss) bows out of the race because he “doesn’t have the fire in his belly,” Karger insists he does.

National group targets Steve King for GOP budget vote

By | 04.25.11 | 12:30 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

On April 15 U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) voted in support of House GOP budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee. For most of this week he’ll be strongly criticized for that vote by a new television ad campaign More…

New TV ads target Chip Cravaack on Medicare

By | 04.25.11 | 9:52 am | More from The Minnesota Independent

The ad wars in the 8th Congressional District continued this weekend with the announcement that Americans United for Change plans to spend “five figures” on a television ad campaign targeting four members of the House who voted for Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. The ad buy targets Rep. Chip More…