Yesterday, the Des Moines Register reported that likely 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will skip this year’s Iowa Straw Poll, which is hosted before every Presidential election by the Republican Party of Iowa. “Bush, a former Florida governor, is the first well-known Republican in the 2016 presidential field to officially opt out of the straw poll,… Continue »

Will Boehner and Pete Sessions Stand Strong or Capitulate in Cowardice to Steve King and His Cohorts Once Again? Responding to House extremists and their latest stunt to keep hardworking immigrants from fully participating in all facets of American society, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) fired off a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions… Continue »

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stunned immigration advocates after promising to expand President Obama’s immigration actions during a discussion with DACA recipients yesterday. Republicans, on the other hand, had a much more different outreach approach in mind. Last week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced an amendment that would allow DACA recipients to enroll in the military.… Continue »

Ironic Since King Avoided Serving His Country Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee passed the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which included an amendment from Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that would allow DACA recipients to serve in the military. You’d think that policymakers from all political ideologies would support military enlistment for those who are willing… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »