Iowa’s Sam Clovis Helped With Trump’s “Ban All Muslims” Policy

In case you haven’t heard yet, Donald Trump rolled out a new policy today he thinks will help combat terrorism in America: banning all Muslims from entering the country. Yes, even ones who are American citizens currently living or traveling abroad. He cites as his reasoning a completely debunked and discredited poll that claims large percentages of American Muslims favor Sharia law and believe violence against fellow Americans is justified. You can read the entire statement here. Interestingly, Trump’s Muslim ban idea appears to have some roots in Iowa. Sam Clovis, who serves as a national co-chair for Trump and […]

Is Sam Clovis the New Kent Sorenson?

Endorsements are a complicated issue. For one thing, there is always an open question about if endorsements matter. (Is anyone really swayed by the fact that Lil B has endorsed Bernie Sanders?) Additionally, there is a concern about why someone would choose to endorse; if there’s quid involved for the quo. In Iowa, these concerns have only grown over the last few years as Rand Paul acolytes are still being indicted for the great Kent Sorenson capper of 2011. (In 2011, then state senator Sorenson decided to abandon the sinking Bachmann campaign for the greener pastures – and greener pay […]