Iowa City to become a Sanctuary City?

Iowa City City Hall

Recently, the mayor of Iowa City revealed that his community was exploring becoming a sanctuary city. The Iowa City Press-Citizen newspaper reports the following: Iowa City Council members plan to explore ways to better protect diverse populations and undocumented immigrants through city policy, and to do that are revisiting details of a five-year-old conversation about …

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ANALYSIS: Patty Judge on education: funding cuts and tuition hikes

As students prepare to return to class, Priorities for Iowa is encouraging Iowans to do their homework on Patty Judge’s troubling record As Iowa students and their parents prepare for back-to-school season, Priorities for Iowa is calling on Iowans to do their homework on Patty Judge’s record of failing Iowa pupils. An analysis of Patty …

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Patty Judge tells crowd how partisan she is in rare campaign appearance

Priorities for Iowa, Inc. today released video footage of Patty Judge showing her true partisan colors at a rare campaign stop in Osceola, Iowa. During her speech, Patty Judge states, “I’m a Democrat. And I’m as partisan as anybody going.” Judge’s website, Twitter and Facebook made no mention of her appearance in Osceola at “Thursday …

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Does Patty Judge know she answers to Iowans, not the Washington elite?

With just over two weeks until the primary, Iowans who deserve to know where candidates stand on the issues are wondering, “Where’s Patty?” In today’s Cedar Rapids Gazette article, Iowa State University political science professor Steffen Schmidt “said Patty Judge’s campaign ‘may be the lowest key Senate race in the U.S.’” Perhaps that’s because there …

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It’s Debate Time! #AskHillary

Friends, After months of holding staged events with hand-picked supporters, Hillary Clinton is finally going to have to do something she fears – actually answer questions! We’ve compiled a list of questions we think Hillary Clinton needs to answer during tomorrow’s debate: How can Americans trust you when over 400 emails from your secret email server contained classified …

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Bruce Braley skipped important VA Committee Hearings for Fundraising events

From the Des Moines Register: At 10:19 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2012, the committee held a hearing on a backlog of disability claims and reports of problems with mental health care and stewardship of VA funding, congressional records show. The roll call shows Braley didn’t attend. Braley’s aides said he skipped it to attend a 9:36 a.m. Oversight and …

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Another 24,000 Iowans could lose health insurance

From the Des Moines Register: More than 24,000 Iowans could lose subsidized health insurance if courts ban the government from helping pay for policies purchased on the federal government’s online marketplace, Iowa’s insurance commissioner said. About 29,000 Iowans purchased 2014 health insurance policies on that system before the March 31 deadline. Of those, 24,485 reported …

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