Grading the Candidates: Jeb Bush

March 7th, 2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues the strong run of speeches at the Ag Summit:

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Grading the Candidates: Mike Huckabee

March 7th, 2015

Great delivery by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee:

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Grading the Candidates: Chris Christie

March 7th, 2015

I’m grading the performances of the speakers/candidates at the inaugural Iowa Ag Summit. First up: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:

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Great Decision by Iowa Board of Regents

December 3rd, 2014

The Iowa Board of Regents deserves kudos for again moving to freeze tuition for students for the third year in a row. The leadership provided by the Regents is good for students and families. All around the nation escalating costs of higher education make attaining education harder…and if you are able to attend…many graduate with […]

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A Special Prosecutor is Needed Now

July 14th, 2014

For months, the president and his administration have called the bipartisan uproar over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative non-profits a “phony” scandal. The Attorney General has done absolutely nothing to pursue those responsible for this infringement of taxpayer rights. And now they are writing off the disappearance of emails by the lead perpetrator […]

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It’s Time For Meaningful Tax Reform

June 12th, 2013

I wrote an op-ed today for Politico about the need for meaningful tax reform..the time has come! Click here to read the full op-ed: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/irs-scandal-shows-agency-cant-do-its-job-92591.html?hp=r12

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A Time to Remember & Be Thankful

May 24th, 2013

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, I can’t help but think of my Dad and his service to this nation. He is a hero to me. Holding his Purple Heart in my hand, I am awestruck by his selflessness and courage… And on this weekend, I am reminded of all the other heroes around […]

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Chilling Revelations About the IRS

May 17th, 2013

The past week we’ve heard disturbing revelations about how our government’s Internal Revenue Service has targeted and treated conservative interest groups. As Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said today, there is little doubt after reading the Treasury Inspector General Report that the IRS specifically targeted conservative groups that were opposed to President Obama’s agenda. Senator Grassley […]

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Benghazi

May 15th, 2013

“Political circus.” Those are the words of not just White House Press Secretary, but President Obama, regarding the 9/11/12 terror attacks in Benghazi. One major problem with that statement – it is this Administration that is creating the “circus” in question. The Obama Administration has been all over the map with what can only charitably […]

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New Hampshire Courage

May 14th, 2013

Much is made of the relationship, and at times friendly rivalry, between my home state of Iowa and the other early primary state of New Hampshire.  While there are many differences between us, both the Hawkeye State and the Live Free or Die State have one important similarity – our commitment to supporting the Second […]

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