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Iowa senator says Nebraska abortion laws won’t work for Iowa

By | 05.10.11 | 11:55 am | More from The Iowa Independent


Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) said in a statement Tuesday he will introduce a new abortion bill this week aimed at prevening a Nebraska doctor from opening a family planning clinic in western Iowa that would offer late-term abortion services. Whether or not it will match Republican desires


Ron Paul to open campaign office in Iowa

By | 05.06.11 | 1:56 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Is Ron Paul one step closer to announcing his candidacy for presidency?

The Texas Congressman will be in Iowa Tuesday to open a campaign office in Ankeny, Dr. Drew Ivers, chairman of Paul’s Iowa presidential exploratory committee, said Friday. Following a press conference at the office, where the More…

Giving up pet projects divides both GOP and Dems

By | 11.17.10 | 8:48 am

Yesterday’s vote among Senate Republicans to place a two-year moratorium on the practice of requesting earmarks looks like it’s shaping up to be the beginning, not the end, of a long debate about the issue. My article today describes the mixed feelings of many Republican senators signing onto the More…

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A leery Senate contemplates life after earmarks

By | 11.17.10 | 6:00 am

In the lead-up to Tuesday’s vote by Senate Republicans to self-impose a two-year moratorium on earmark requests, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) released a statement indicating his avowed, albeit somewhat conflicted, support for the idea.

“I respect the spirit in which this moratorium has been agreed to and hope it More…

Lindsey Graham joins earmarks moratorium, with just a few disclaimers

By | 11.16.10 | 2:12 pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has officially joined the ranks of Senate Republicans saying they will support Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) plan to place a two-year moratorium on earmarks in today’s Republican Conference vote. His remarks — much like those of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) yesterday — hint at his inherent More…

Tea Party leadership begins applying primary pressure early

By | 11.05.10 | 10:21 am

Whether the Tea Party rank-and-file decide to get on board remains an open question, but conservative figures like Dick Armey, the former Republican majority leader who now chairs FreedomWorks, and Erick Erickson, managing editor of the blog RedState, are already excited about the prospect of directing Tea Party outrage toward More…

Murkowski Will Not Be Stripped of Energy Committee Position

By | 09.22.10 | 2:55 pm

It turns out, reports that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) would be stripped of her ranking Republican spot on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee were premature.

Republicans Blackmailing Obama

By | 04.06.09 | 1:29 pm

Senate Republicans are pressuring President Obama into not releasing the controversial torture memos we’ve all been waiting for (and which the administration again refused to release last week) by threatening to block confirmation of two key Obama Justice Department nominees, Scott Horton reports in The Daily Beast today. More…

Censusgate ’09

By | 02.13.09 | 9:35 am

Byron York had been working the sleepy “Census controversy” beat yesterday, so it makes sense for his story today to focus on how Republicans were fretting about the issue before Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) withdrew his nomination for commerce secretary.

“I think he had buyer’s remorse,” one GOP


Gregg for President!

By | 02.12.09 | 5:22 pm

That’s the apparently sincere wish of Larry Kudlow:

With so many weak-kneed leaders in business and politics today, Gregg has just provided an incredibly strong leadership example. If you can’t wake up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror in good conscience, then you’re doing something