Tag: Tom Harkin

Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton Nab Des Moines Register Endorsement

In a little more than a week, voters in Iowa will tip off the actual voting in the Presidential primary contests. Ahead of the historic caucuses, the state’s largest paper, the Des Moines Register, endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination and Hillary Clinton in the Democrat contest.

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Harkin: ‘It’s Past Time For a Woman’ As President

Former Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), who recently endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said, “It’s time for a woman. It’s past time, as a matter of fact, for a woman president” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” Harkin

Dems Eye 2016 Despite Empty Bench

Dems Eye 2016 Despite Empty Bench

There’s a saying in the NFL: “Next man up.” It means that if somebody gets hurt — whether it’s the star quarterback or an obscure cornerback — the next person needs to move in and do the job. No questions,

Midterm Elections: 18.6 Million Votes Already Cast

Midterm Elections: 18.6 Million Votes Already Cast

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 18.6 million Americans in 32 states already have cast ballots in the nation’s midterm elections, a significant increase over the 2010 early voting, according to data from state elections officials. At least 11 states have

MSNBC: Harkin Comments 'Terrible,' 'Huge Gift' to Ernst

MSNBC: Harkin Comments 'Terrible,' 'Huge Gift' to Ernst

MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart and NBC News Correspondent Luke Russert argued that recent remarks by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s appearance were “terrible” and a “huge gift” for Ernst on Monday.  “This is the last thing

5 Keys to Republicans Winning the Senate Majority

5 Keys to Republicans Winning the Senate Majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are poised to take control of the Senate, provided they avoid Election Day upsets and win at least three of a half-dozen close races they feel they are ahead. The campaign map gives Republicans several ways

Fossilized Democrat Tom Harkin patronizes Joni Ernst

The latest polls have Republican Joni Ernst opening a commanding lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in the Iowa Senate contest.  Braley is a clumsy gaffe-machine candidate who shouldn’t be within 10 points of her.  (Considering how many objectively awful candidates

T Minus 3: Joni Ernst Storms to 7 Point Lead in Iowa

T Minus 3: Joni Ernst Storms to 7 Point Lead in Iowa

On Saturday, the Des Moines Register released its final poll of the critical Senate race, showing Republican Joni Ernst with a commanding seven-point lead over Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley.  The state Senator and military veteran is favored by 51 percent

Democratic Attack Ads Aim to Save Senate Majority

Democratic Attack Ads Aim to Save Senate Majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare. The commercials in Iowa, New Hampshire, Louisiana and elsewhere

'Ready for Hillary' Super PAC Targeting Latinos

'Ready for Hillary' Super PAC Targeting Latinos

An event on November 18 in Washington hosted by the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC “Ready for Hillary” is targeting the Latino community, as Latino political leaders are making appearances to stir up fervor for Clinton in their community.  Among the

Left-Wing Politico Loads Front Page to Rescue Obama

Left-Wing Politico Loads Front Page to Rescue Obama

With this outbreak of Ebola in Dallas, Texas, that just two weeks ago a smugly confident President told us was almost impossible, Obama’s presidency is teetering on the brink, and his Palace Guards in the media know it, especially the

Wow: Joni Ernst suddenly opens a 6-point lead in Iowa

Teacups are rattling in the hands of Democrat consultants across the land, as another closely-watched neck-and-neck race suddenly turns into a big lead for the Republican candidate… and it’s the race to fill the seat left behind by left-wing dinosaur

Quinnipiac Has Joni Ernst Up 6 Over Bruce Braley

Despite wishful thinking by Democrats and some media outlets that Democrat Bruce Braley had somehow righted the ship in Iowa, a new Quinnipiac poll just out indicates otherwise.  Ernst closes the traditional Democrat gender gap among women down to 50

Bill Clinton Caught 'Bashing' Benjamin Netanyahu

Bill Clinton Caught 'Bashing' Benjamin Netanyahu

The New York Post reports that former President Bill Clinton was caught on tape “bashing” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Tom Harkin Steak Fry in Iowa on Sunday. Hillary Clinton was in Iowa also, perhaps to unofficially begin

Amnesty Activists Crash Hillary Speech in NYC

Amnesty activists reportedly crashed and were kicked out of Hillary Clinton’s New York speech on Tuesday, just days after vowing to ramp up pressure on the likely 2016 presidential candidate. According to Business Insider, “at least six” DREAMers from the

UPDATE: DREAMERs Vow to Increase Pressure on Hillary

UPDATE: DREAMERs Vow to Increase Pressure on Hillary

The DREAMer who pestered Hillary Clinton about amnesty in Iowa on Sunday was not happy with Clinton’s dodge.  Clinton ducked questions from DREAMers at Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Steak Fry, even giving two thumbs up and saying “yay” to DREAMers who

Harkin Not Sold On Hillary

Retiring Senator Tom Harkin, a prominent and long-time progressive, made it clear he isn’t necessarily on Team Hillary, although the former Secretary of State did headline his final annual Steak Fry as a Senator. Harkin, who is retiring after 30

Democrat's War on Women Focuses on Joni Ernst

Democrats talk a good game when it comes to women’s issues … until one dares to run for office with an “R” for Republican after her name. As Time points out regarding their attacks on Joni Ernst, Democrats are “trying

Braley Blowing It In Iowa

Democrat Bruce Braley started out with a solid lead, 6 – 12 depending upon the poll. At the beginning of the year the conventional wisdom was that he was a stellar candidate in all but a can’t lose position.  That’s

Cook Moves Iowa to Toss-Up

The Cook Political Report has moved the Iowa Senate race pitting Republican Joni Ernst against liberal Democrat Bruce Braley to the Toss Up category. With Tom Harkin retiring, Republicans appear to be united behind a surging Ernst, while Braley has

Crossroads Books $20M in TV Ads for 6 Senate Races

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-dollar donors’ favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking another $20 million in television air time for an autumn advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands. The Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC

Fear of Voting Grips Senate Democratic Chiefs

Fear of Voting Grips Senate Democratic Chiefs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber’s modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable

AP: Mississippi Senate Race Biggest of Tuesday's 8 Primaries

AP: Mississippi Senate Race Biggest of Tuesday's 8 Primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Strange, unsavory twists in Mississippi’s Senate Republican race are grabbing the most attention of Tuesday’s primary elections in eight states. Sen. Thad Cochran, seeking a seventh six-year term, faces state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who’s backed by tea

Poll: Joni Ernst Opens Up 18-Pt Lead in Iowa

Poll: Joni Ernst Opens Up 18-Pt Lead in Iowa

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has opened up an 18-point lead and is on pace to win the nomination on Tuesday, according to the results of a Des Moines Register poll three days before the primary. Ernst, who has been

Obama Offers Julian Castro Cabinet Position to Groom Him for 2016?

Obama Offers Julian Castro Cabinet Position to Groom Him for 2016?

President Barack Obama may have offered San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro a cabinet position in his administration, potentially grooming him to become Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee should she run and win the 2016 nomination.  According to the San Antonio