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Jared Polis Trolls Steve King With The “Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act”

Last week, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) took a break from calves-watching to introduce legislation that would block the federal courts from deciding to grant gay Americans the right to marry. In response, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced legislation blocking King from legislating, period. From Polis’ statement: “For too long, Steve King has overstepped his constitutionally … Continue reading »

GOP's Anti-Immigrant Leader, Steve King, Finds Something New To Attack: The Civil Rights Act

We’re getting the distinct impression that Rep. Steve King doesn’t like legislation that benefits people of color. King is infamous for his attacks on immigrants. But, now it appears that Steve King is claiming that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a bad thing – for purely political reasons. That seemed to be the sentiment, … Continue reading »

Trash Talking Steve King: GOP Edition

Steve King: Moocher? In a recent Roll Call piece, Rep. Steve King alleges Speaker John Boehner cancelled his scheduled (and taxpayer-funded) trip abroad in retribution for opposing the DHS bill that eventually passed Congress and avoided a security shutdown: It’s payback, King said, for his opposition to funding the Department of Homeland Security because the … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: Everything You Need to Know About Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit

About a dozen potential GOP presidential candidates are gathering this weekend at Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit, where they’ll hang out with Iowa voters, potentially build a base for their 2016 run, and just maybe make some mistakes that could cost the Republican Party enough Latino votes to lose the next election.  We’ll be live-blogging throughout … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg View On How “Steve King Won't Be GOP's Sister Souljah”

In his latest article entitled, “Steve King Won’t Be GOP’s Sister Souljah”, Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg View examines how the nativist views of Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is poisoning the GOP brand and hurting the 2016 presidential aspirants.  It’s a must-read ahead of this weekend’s Freedom Summit in Iowa where a number of Republican 2016 … Continue reading »

Ahead of Steve King’s Freedom Summit, Iowa Community Leaders and DREAMers Set the Record Straight on Immigration

Iowans from Across the State Send Clear Message to 2016 Hopefuls & Preview Plans for Targeting Candidates on Immigration at Saturday’s Summit Listen to a recording of today’s call here. This weekend,  Rep. Steve King (R-IA) will host the Iowa Freedom Summit–the first major gathering of 2016 Republican candidates in what will undoubtedly be a … Continue reading »

Steve King is Making the Iowa Caucuses Irrelevant

Check out this piece from Matt Hildreth published today at the Des Moines Register.  We’ve spent years on this blog pointing out how toxic Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is to national Republicans, calling DREAMers “deportable[s]” and describing them as having “calves the size of cantaloupes,” and in general being the poster Congressman for the fact that the GOP … Continue reading »

Steve King Provides the Real Republican Response on Immigration

This Saturday, leading Republican presidential contenders will travel to Iowa to attend anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King’s “Freedom Summit.”  As the Des Moines Register previews, the event is “already pegged by the campaign-industrial complex as the kickoff to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.”  As an earlier Register piece characterized, King is aiming to use the event “to … Continue reading »

NEW VIDEO: Dreamer from Rep. Steve King’s District Explains Importance of Executive Action to Her Family and Iowa Community

Monica is a DACAmented Dreamer who grew up in rural Iowa and now attends the University Of Northern Iowa. She comes from a mixed status family with a sister who is also a Dreamer as well as two other U.S. citizen siblings. Monica’s member of Congress, Rep. Steve King, is one of the leading Republicans … Continue reading »

Steve King, Michele Bachmann Forced to Downgrade "High Noon" Rally to Press Conference

Last year, Steve King famously held an anti-immigrant rally in Richmond, Virginia where nobody came.  This year, King — along with the outgoing Michele Bachmann and Ted Cruz — didn’t even try to keep up the pretense, announcing a rally against executive action but then downgrading it to a press conference. As Mother Jones notes, Bachmmann and King … Continue reading »