The Caravan Congress Should Be Focused On

A small caravan crossed the United States border last month, but this was not the kind of caravan that has been in the news for more than a year. The caravan was not being led by a “coyote” who was guiding hundreds of illegal immigrants to the border so they could try to sneak into the U.S. Instead, at the head of this group of cars and SUVs from the Twin Cities was a Minnesota mother in her minivan who was leading everyone to a pharmacy five hours north in Fort Frances, Ontario. These travelers were crossing into Canada to […]

Kirsten Gillibrand Stakes Out Strongest Women’s Health Platform In Plans, Actions

When it comes to reproductive rights and women’s health, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand from New York has staked out one of the strongest positions in the presidential field. Before she officially launched her candidacy in March, Gillibrand had already declared she was running a campaign focused on feminism. Since then, Gillibrand has been vocal about issues like the Georgia fetal heartbeat bill and the Alabama ban on abortion that leaves no exceptions for rape and incest. She was the only candidate to visit Georgia after the state passed a bill that would outlaw abortions after a fetal “heartbeat” is detected, normally […]

Iowa Reps. Konfrst, Nielsen, Smith: Together, We Will Rise With Cory Booker

A guest post from Iowa State Representatives Jennifer Konfrst, Amy Nielsen, Mark Smith. For centuries, our nation has served as a beacon of hope to the rest of the world because of Americans rising above our differences and celebrating what we had in common — being part of one of the first Democratic experiments in human history, one ruled by and for the people that strives to protect liberty and justice for all. These days, it feels like that great experiment is being tested, but we know our nation has a rich history of coming together even during our darkest […]

Ep106: Ernst Kick-Off, NJ Governor Phil Murphy Interview

Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and federal reporter Libby Meyer recap Joni Ernst’s first speech for her reelection campaign. And we interview New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who was in Iowa last week to support Cory Booker in the Iowa Caucus.