Opinion: Why I Am Running For Governor

Politicians in this state aren’t looking out for the interest of Iowans. Too often they are more concerned with scoring points against their political opposition. They use the budget as a weapon to turn against their opponents. Instead of cutting big waste in the thousand plus page budget, they make...

Right To Choose Medicine Is A Basic Right

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We often hear about the "right to health care" and other political talking points, but we rarely hear about the right to choose your own medication. There is currently a “right to try” bill being proposed in the Iowa Senate that would allow terminally ill patients to choose their own...

Will Palin Endorse Trump In Ames Today?

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Yesterday, we were the first in the Iowa media to report on the rumors that Donald Trump's Facebook post about a major announcement and very special guest was Jerry Falwell Jr or Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. Join me on Tuesday, January 19th at the Iowa State University Hansen Agricultural Student...

Primary Challenger Announces Against Grassley

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On Friday, January 22, 2016, Robert Rees will kickoff a campaign for U.S. Senate as a primary challenger to Senator Chuck Grassley. Rees announced a campaign on YouTube and his Twitter account yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQnTyEFswh4&feature=youtu.be   On his website, Rees provides his reasons for running and why he is challenging Senator Grassley:...

Wild Rumors Around Trump’s Announcement Tuesday

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Update: January 19, 2016-11:40 A.M. CST The New Rumor Is That Sarah Palin Will Endorse Trump Speculation Includes An Endorsement By Iowa Governor Terry Branstad And Possible Announcement Of Branstad Being Named Trump's VP Candidate. Donald Trump has posted on Facebook that there will be a major announcement in Ames tomorrow....

$750,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Seven Projects

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At a meeting last Wednesday, the Vision Iowa Board approved $778,601 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Dragoon Trace Nature Center in Ringgold County, the Garner Public Library, an aquatic center in Lake City, a splash pad in Bristow and sports complexes...

Iowa Youth Presidential Straw Poll To Be Held On January 26

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The Iowa Secretary of State's office has announced that it is organizing a statewide Youth Straw Poll, scheduled to take place in schools across Iowa, on Tuesday, January 26. The goal of the Straw Poll is to engage students in a hands-on learning experience that will inspire them to participate in...

Opinion: Trump’s Eminent Domain Problem

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For months, I have mostly tried to stay out of the Iowa Caucus other than defending Donald Trump against what I felt was an unfair attack on him by the Des Moines Register.  The media has built him up and then attacked him in such a way that unintentionally kept...

Moore To Present ISU’s Martin Luther King Legacy Series Keynote On Jan 25

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Author, combat veteran and Rhodes Scholar Wes Moore will present the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series keynote address at Iowa State University on Monday, Jan. 25. "Social Justice, Public Service and the Search for a Life that Matters” will be at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great...

Muscatine Officer Involved In Shooting

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According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, an officer from the Muscatine Police Department deputy was involved in a shooting after a traffic stop on Friday evening.  Preliminary reports indicate that the deputy was the only one to discharge a weapon. A press release from the Muscatine Policy Department...