AFSCME Council 61 Endorses Theresa Greenfield In IA-Sen Race

U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield added another endorsement to her ledger late last week with the support of AFSCME Council 61. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is the nation’s largest trade union representing public employees, including those working for the state, county, city, school and private sector. “Theresa understands firsthand the importance of strong unions, and Iowa’s public service workers can count on her to protect our right to organize for dignity and respect on the job,” said Danny Homan, president of AFSCME Council 61, in a statement. Greenfield, a small business owner from Des Moines, […]

Shaving Heads, Taking Commit Cards: A Cory Booker Day On The Trail

Studies have shown that bald men are perceived as more intelligent, mature and as more dominant leaders than their hair-laden counterparts. If that’s the case, then Cory Booker not only brought three charitable Iowans into his chrome dome club, he enhanced their social standing as well. Such was part of wild, amusing, day-long Iowa Caucus visit made by Booker this past Friday, traveling from Council Bluffs to Des Moines, hosting four events and speaking at a leadership conference along the way. Council Bluffs – The Gathering Room The day started early, with the first event in Council Bluffs kicking off […]

The Video That Disproves Steve King’s “White Nationalist” Defense

In a speech last week on the U.S. House floor, Iowa Congressman Steve King said he never was quoted using or defending the term “white nationalist” until a New York Times article was released that ultimately led to the loss of his committee assignments. An interview with WHO-TV’s Dave Price that aired October 21, 2018, however, tells a different story. In the interview, conducted about two months before the New York Times’ January 10, 2019 piece, Price asked the 4th District congressman to provide his definition of a “white nationalist.” “Well, I’m not sure of that,” King replied. “First of […]

The Peculiar, Surprisingly Effective Campaign Of Joe Sestak

Retired admiral Joe Sestak‚Äôs presidential campaign announcement was noticed almost by accident. Explaining his entrance into the crowded field in a June 23 video on a campaign website few knew existed, word of the then-24th Democratic candidate slowly spread through political journalist Twitter. No major profile pieces, media roll-outs or cable news tours accompanied it. Sestak had arrived in Iowa the day before, telling only a handful of former campaign and congressional aides three days ahead of time about his plans. He worked with an old acquaintance from Iowa to build his presidential website. Unbeknownst to any media, Sestak’s first […]