Iowa Republicans and Iowa Democrats are both holding their State Conventions at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. If attendance numbers mean anything, Iowa Democrats are in big trouble. The photo above was taken during the remarks of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick who is keynoting the Democrat Convention. The photo below is of the [...]
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Good morning and welcome to TIR’s live blog of the Republican State Convention. Things are scheduled to get underway at 9:30 am. This will be a very interested, and potentially heated, day. The three primary elections today are for 13 at-large national delegates, the national committeeman and national committeewoman. There will also be platform discussions [...]
Ron Paul’s well-organized supporters once again dominated Iowa’s national delegate selections. GOP delegates from the state’s four congressional districts convened Friday night to choose 12 national delegates, with three representing each district. 11 of the 12 were either declared Paul supporters or are tied to them. The At-Large Delegate slate, chosen in early May by [...]
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In what could be called an election year act of desperation Obama goes against his own opinion of the constitution (from last year) to try and win a few more votes. The new york times reports. Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be allowed to remain [...]
Examining the prepared statements and floor speeches of various lawmakers in the wake of the passage of a budget bill June 15 it’s hard to tell what was actually voted on.
Sen. Bill Emmerson, a Hemet Republican who is the vice-chair of the upper house’s budget committee, said the spending blueprint was “full of borrowing and gimmicks.”
Rather than reducing state’s expenses, spending is up by $13 billion over last year, Emmerson said.
The chair of the Senate Budget Committee – San Read more »