Branstad, Reynolds Name Michael Bousselot their next Chief of Staff

Iowa governor’s office legal counsel Michael Bousselot (Boo-sa-low) has been named the next Chief of Staff to the Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. Bousselot, a resident of Des Moines, will transition to his role on August 8. Current Chief of Staff Matt Hinch will quit the office to pursue an opportunity in the […]

Paul Pate Named Chair of NASS Business Services Committee

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has been appointed as the chair of the National Association of Secretaries of State’s (NASS) Standing Committee on Business Services. Along with Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock, Iowa Secretary will lead the Standing Committee through July 2016. NASS made the announcement of the appointment on July 29. “I […]

Bird Flu Disaster Proclamation Extended Until August 30

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday extended the State of Disaster Emergency in Iowa following avian flu outbreak until August 30. This is the third extension of the Disaster Proclamation the governor announced. The current disaster proclamation was set to expire on July 31. The proclamation activates the disaster response and recovery aspect of the Iowa […]

The Amazing Stunt of Tom Cruise In The Latest “Mission: Impossible”

It has been 19 years already since the first time that Tom Cruise starred as the super agent Ethan Hunt in the first “Mission: Impossible” movie, a franchise that let the actor show his amazing stunts and that are considered legendary. Each film provides fans with amazing new stunts that are performed entirely by Cruise. […]

Walker And Trump Lead Latest Iowa Poll

A Marist poll of the Iowa Caucus, released on Sunday, taken between July 14 and July 21st had Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker leading the Iowa Caucus with 19% and closely followed by Donald Trump with 17%. Florida Governor Jeb Bush, at 12%, was the only other Republican Presidential candidate to receive above 10% in the […]

Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony in September

The 2015 “Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular” will be hosted in Arnold’s Park from September 4-6. Sponsored by the statewide non-profit Iowa Rock ‘N’ Roll Music Association, the 2015 ceremony will honor 24 musical entities from Iowa and throughout the Midwest for their contributions to rock n’ roll in the Hawkeye […]

Kanye West Thinks That He Is “A Bad Celebrity, But A Pretty Good Artist”

Last night, the famous rapper, Kanye West and the “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen appeared at a highly secret LACMA event to release their video collaboration, “All Day / I Feel Like That.” It is said that the final product will be a 9-minute extravaganza with the purpose of being a conceptual art […]

Walmart Acquires China E-Commerce Business

On Thursday, Wal-Mart Stores announced that they have acquired all the outstanding shares in Yihaodian, taking full ownership of its e-commerce business in China. Wang Lu, president and CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce in Asia, will lead Yihaodian as part of his overall executive responsibilities. Walmart plans to invest in both accelerating e-commerce and creating […]