America Is Saved! “The Chosen One” Donald Trump Announces 2016 Bid

God Himself smiled upon America and the world on Tuesday, allowing the great Donald Trump - job-creator extraordinaire, reality TV host and builder of things - to officially launch his candidacy for President of the United States. In his incredible, not-at-all-crazy announcement speech, Trump demonstrated that reading from a script was for those "losers" and "incompetent" establishment candidates,...
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The Best Reactions to Ross Paustian’s Reading Habits

During a high-profile debate on collective bargaining rules and education funding, Republican State Representative Ross Paustian decided to crack open a book entitled "Sex After Sixty." Des Moines Register reported Brianne Pfannenstiel snapped a photo of the Scott County legislator, which quickly went viral in the Iowa polito-sphere. Starting Line compiled a number of the best/funniest reactions t...
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How Much Did Leslie Knope’s City Council Campaign Cost?

NBC's Parks and Recreation's seven-year run ends tonight with their series finale. Leslie Knope's drive, decent humanity and love for her town built a loyal following of fans for the show. However, one thing always bothered me: the cost of her campaign for City Council in Season 4. Seriously, a bus tour? I've run several local legislative races around Iowa, and I was amazed at what she chose to sp...
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The Republican Bachelor – Who’s In Iowa for the Right Reasons?

Just as the Republican presidential race heats up in Iowa, the state's own Chris Soules will be ending his much-hyped run on ABC's The Bachelor. Sorry to disappoint, Democratic ladies, but Chris is a big Republican. He's already met several of the presidential hopefuls, and Starting Line strongly believes that Chris will publicly endorse in the Iowa Caucus. Don't discount him as just some reality ...
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