Sunday Grab Bag: GOP’s Keystone Conundrum, Hillary’s Immigration and ISIS

Good morning readers! As always, a lot happened in the political world this week. Enjoy our Sunday Grab Bag of shorter takes on a number of Iowa and national political topics: The Catch-22 of Keystone and Eminent Domain The most interesting exchange I’ve seen so far from the 2016 trail happened Thursday night at a Carly Fiorina event in West Des Moines. A younger man asked Fiorina whether she supports eminent domain laws. Somehow by the tone in which he said it, I just knew exactly where he was going. Fiorina did not. Of course I oppose it, she responded, […]

In Cedar Rapids, Gore Elevates Climate Change As Key 2016 Issue

[Guest Post by Senator Rob Hogg] The Climate Reality Project training led by former Vice President Al Gore in Cedar Rapids this week reflected the growing public interest in climate change and its solutions.  Over 120 Iowans from across the state, and nearly 400 people from around the world, attended the three-day training held at the Doubletree Convention Complex in downtown Cedar Rapids from May 5 to 7. In a venue that had to be rebuilt after the Flood of 2008, Gore urged Iowans and the others in attendance to make “the climate crisis” a central issue in the coming […]