Kim Reynolds Endorses Plan To Kick 172,000 Iowans Off Their Health Insurance

A new analysis out Wednesday shows Kim Reynolds is supporting a bill that would cost 172,000 of her constituents their healthcare. On Tuesday, Reynolds signed a letter supporting Cassidy-Graham, the latest version of Trumpcare. On Wednesday, a new analysis found that Reynolds’ chosen plan would kick 172,000 Iowans off their health insurance.

Cassidy-Graham is the worst version of Trumpcare yet. Over the next ten years, it would rob Iowa of $2.3 billion in federal funding and kick 172,000 Wisconsinites off their health insurance. The bill also ends Medicaid as we know it, guts protections for people with preexisting conditions, and bars funding for Planned Parenthood. The American Medical Association, AARP, The American Heart Association, and 35 anti-cancer advocacy groups all oppose the bill.

American Bridge Spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:

“Kim Reynolds is siding with Washington Republicans over Iowa families. She’s championing a […]

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In Iowa, Trump Admits He Doesn’t Like “Poor People”

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah released the following statement on Donald Trump admitting he doesn’t “want a poor person” working with him:

“Trump made billions as a racist slum lord, profiting while screwing over Americans of all stripes to line his own pockets. And as president, he has spent his first first months in office throwing working people under the bus while trying to strip millions of low-income Americans of their health insurance. So while it’s not surprising that he doesn’t want to give a ‘poor person’ a job, it’s still disgusting to hear those words come from the President’s mouth.”

Watch Donald Trump admit it: “I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense? Does that make sense? If you insist I’ll do it, but I just like it better this way.”

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5 Months In, Trump’s Sold Out Iowa’s Workers and Economy

Donald Trump is headed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a campaign rally in a state that has already felt the pain of Trump’s presidency. Trump — who won’t stop issuing waivers to allow former lobbyists to join his administration — is sure to lead some raucous “Drain the Swamp” chants. But there’s one thing Trump won’t do in Cedar Rapids: talk about the 120,772 American workers who’ve been told they’re going to be laid off since his January 20th inauguration. That includes 1,248 Iowans who’ve been given pink slips and told they’ll be losing their jobs. Meanwhile, Trump refuses to do anything about it and has yet to offer a real economic agenda.

Instead, the self-heralded “greatest jobs president that God ever created” — a lifelong outsourcer and importer of foreign labor — is proposing cuts to crucial job-training programs and eroding workers’ rights while continuing to hire foreign workers at his family’s companies. Meanwhile, […]

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Constituents Demand GOP Reps. & Sens. Back Independent Commission on Trump/Russia Scandal

Voters are heading to town hall events across the country to demand their members of Congress support an independent commission or special prosecutor to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. The demands follow Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, a transparently political maneuver designed to obstruct the Bureau’s ongoing investigation. 

Voters want to know: As Congress heads back into session this week, will their Representative take a stand against Trump’s abuses of power and endorse an independent commission or special prosecutor?

Iowa

Rep. Rod Blum (IA-01)

WATCH: “Are you [inaudible] to call for an independent counsel? [Applause].”

WATCH: “Real simple question for you: today, at 4:30, Donald J. Trump fired the director of the FBI. I want you to tell me, will you help [inaudible] voice the need for a special prosecutor? [Applause].”

Michigan

Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-07)

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175 Days Of Unprecedented Supreme Court Obstructionism From The GOP Senate

After a six week vacation, Senator Chuck Grassley is back in DC — and still refusing to do his job. This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a nomination hearing to confirm judicial nominees. One glaring omission from the docket? Judge Merrick Garland.

Senate Republicans have made headlines for months on their historic obstructionism and it has now been 175 days of unprecedented obstructionism on the Supreme Court vacancy, and Senate Republicans are STILL refusing to do their jobs.

With Chuck Grassley leading the charge, Senate Republicans are actively working to hold the Supreme Court vacancy open for a potential Donald Trump nominee. That’s right — Senate Republicans want the unhinged GOP nominee (who has made multiple racist attacks against judges) to choose the next Supreme Court justice. With judicial vacancies hitting crisis level since the GOP Senate took office and a majority of […]

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WATCH: Grassley Flips Again, Confirms He’ll Continue SCOTUS Obstruction Back In DC

As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley has been at the forefront of the Republican Senate’s refusal to do their job and fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Grassley has been firm in his opposition to confirming President Obama’s nominee while working behind the scenes to hold the seat open for a potential Trump nominee. 

Grassley’s shameful, partisan obstructionism has cost him in polls, and as he’s now facing the toughest race of his career, he panicked last week and told voters in Iowa who are unhappy with his refusal to do his job that he’d be open to holding hearings to confirm Merrick Garland. Now that Congress is getting ready to head back to DC, Grassley is back on Team McConnell doubling down on his obstructionism.

Despite trying to have it both ways in front of Iowa voters, Grassley confirmed what we already knew — he’s committed […]

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Chuck Grassley Minces Words, Tries To Have It Both Ways On SCOTUS

At a town hall meeting in Iowa yesterday, Chuck Grassley attempted to mince words and run from his repeated refusal to do his job and hold a hearing to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. When asked about filling the vacancy, Grassley offered a circular, mealy mouthed answer claiming that he’d hold hearings to confirm President Obama’s nominee if a majority of senators wanted to do so.

In a panic over his dropping poll numbers and repeated questions from voters, Grassley is now attempting to have it both ways on the Supreme Court. Make no mistake — as chair of the Judiciary Committee, Grassley has led the charge in obstructing the nomination of a Supreme Court justice,  and even confirmed at the Roast & Ride this weekend that he’s committed to working behind the scenes to hold the seat open for a potential Trump nominee.

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Donald Trump Brings White Nationalist-Inspired Hate Show To Iowa

To cap off a week of lying to voters about softening his plans to mass deport immigrants and defending his campaign’s support from white nationalists, Donald Trump is joining Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley and Steve King today in Iowa for a campaign rally.

Trump has a history of racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic comments — the campaign even cited a hate group in their first ad of the general election — so it’s no surprise that his campaign doubled down on the support he’s enjoyed from white nationalists and neo-Nazis with his hire of Breitbart’s Steve Bannon.

Today’s rally promises more of the same. Make no mistake about it — Trump isn’t pivoting. He’s said he won’t change, and he’ll continue to hurl racist insults and push for nativist and xenophobic immigration policies.

With his visit to Iowa, Donald Trump is attempting to hold on to one of the […]

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Chuck Grassley Stumps For Trump’s Campaign Of Hate, Bigotry and Racism

Chuck Grassley is now in the tightest race in his career, and as his poll numbers continue to plummet, he’s increasingly harder to find in state. Grassley skipped out on an Iowa tradition this month when he refused to appear at the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. Editorial boards and voters alike have noticed that the Senator who, in the past has been lauded for his accessibility, has become completely absent.

Chuck Grassley is coming out of hiding this weekend — to join his friend Donald Trump at Joni Ernst’s Roast & Ride. Grassley has been working behind the scenes to obstruct the confirmation of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and hold the seat open for a potential Trump nominee, so it’s no surprise that he’s making a public appearance to stump with Trump.

Trump is making an appearance in Iowa […]

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Pence Confirms There Is No Pivot

While in Cedar Rapids today, Mike Pence confirms Donald Trump is still the same racist, deport-them-all birther. Trump isn’t changing.

From KCRG-ABC interview in Cedar Rapids, IA:

REPORTER: There is some question of whether Trump is reworking his plan, which once called for the forced deportation of millions of illegal immigrants in the US. Pence says not to expect any changes.

 

PENCE: “Nothing’s changed. I think what you’re going to hear Donald Trump continue to do is give more and more detail to the policies that he’s been advocating from the very beginning of this campaign.”

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