Tom Harkin

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

Palin's Pick Ernst 'Unloads' Her Gun on ObamaCare

Palin's Pick Ernst 'Unloads' Her Gun on ObamaCare

Former Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) pick, Iowa Senate candidate and State Sen. Joni Ernst, in the race to replace Tom Harkin (D-IA) released a new ad set at a gun range with the tagline “once she sets her sights on

Two Weeks in Cuba: International Vultures Thrive on Weakness

Two Weeks in Cuba: International Vultures Thrive on Weakness

“On [Jimmy Carter’s] watch, Fidel Castro was on the march in Africa and fueling potent Marxist revolutionary groups throughout Central America. El Salvador and Honduras were under siege. Grenada actually went Communist in 1979. Nicaragua was taken over by Marxist

Sen. Marco Rubio on Cuba, Venezuela and the Death of Genesis Carmona

Monday Senator Marco Rubio delivered a blockbuster speech on political repression in Cuba and Venezuela which touched on recent events including the death of 22-year-old Genesis Carmona. The speech makes him the most outspoken U.S. politician on the subject of

Dem Casualty List Grows

Dem Casualty List Grows

Each week, it seems another Democrat lawmaker announces their retirement from Congress. On Thursday, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) joined the growing list. It is only January, but 11 Democrat lawmakers have said they are quitting at the end of this

Liberal Dems Pushing 2016 Candidates Further Left

Liberal Dems Pushing 2016 Candidates Further Left

Far-left Democrats who think President Barack Obama–and his Obamacare law–have not been liberal enough may push Democrats running for president in 2016 so far to the left that their chances in a general election may be hurt.  The Washington Post

ObamaCare Puts IA, CO, MI Senate Seats Into Play

ObamaCare Puts IA, CO, MI Senate Seats Into Play

For the past year, most political observers have focused on Republican opportunities to capture Senate seats in red-states like Louisiana and Arkansas. The GOP had a plausible, but narrow, path to capture enough of these seats to win control of

Young People Avoiding Obamacare Could Be 'Death Spiral' for Law

Young People Avoiding Obamacare Could Be 'Death Spiral' for Law

Democrat Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland addressed top Obamacare administrator Marilyn Tavenner on Tuesday and bewailed the defective healthcare enrollment process. The Senator stated that the mishandling has created a “crisis of confidence.” What’s more, the senator worries that young and healthy Americans

Senate Democrats Supported Rule That Led to Insurance Cancellations

Senate Democrats Supported Rule That Led to Insurance Cancellations

Washington (CNN) – Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out. In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to

Sen. Harkin (D-Iowa) Invokes Civil War Over Debt Fight

Sen. Harkin (D-Iowa) Invokes Civil War Over Debt Fight

Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin is so upset it might not be business as usual in Washington he’s making ridiculous comparisons to the Civil War. It’s dangerous. It’s very dangerous. I believe, Mr. President, we are at one of the most

Obama to sign student loan deal

Obama to sign student loan deal

(AP) Obama to sign student loan dealBy PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated PressWASHINGTONStudents heading back to college this fall will save thousands in interest charges on their loans after they graduate once President Barack Obama signs into law a rare bipartisan compromise. The

Senators Demand Answers of Clapper on NSA Domestic Surveillance

A bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter yesterday to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for answers about domestic surveillance programs.   Of particular concern was “business records” provision of the PATRIOT Act being reinterpreted to “allow the

Pelosi: Raise Minimum Wage to $10

Pelosi: Raise Minimum Wage to $10

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday stated that she wants Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.  Pelosi posited that since Wall Street is riding high, the middle-class needs to be rewarded with pay hikes: This

How Do You Like the Sound Of 'Senator Steve King'?

How Do You Like the Sound Of 'Senator Steve King'?

The congressman told me he was “fifty-fifty” on a potential senate bid in 2014, filling the seat of out-going Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).   If King were to win that seat, can you imagine a better upgrade for our nation?

Tea Party Favorite Steve King '50/50' On Senate Bid

Tea Party Favorite Steve King '50/50' On Senate Bid

Tea party favorite and veteran Iowa congressman Steve King says he is “fifty-fifty” on whether he will run for the senate seat vacated by retiring Tom Harkin.   King appeared on Mornings on the Mall on WMAL-FM in Washington DC

Harkin Exit Offers GOP Senate Pick-up

Harkin Exit Offers GOP Senate Pick-up

This weekend, IA Dem Sen. Tom Harkin shook up Iowa politics with a surprise announcement that he would retire at the end of his term in 2014. The far-left Senator had been widely expected to seek reelection next year and

Democrats Vilify Guns, Own Stock in Gun Companies

Democrats Vilify Guns, Own Stock in Gun Companies

Several Democrats who have come out against the evils of guns since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary have also made money by investing in gun companies. Many are still making money with investments in those manufacturers now, even as they

Democrats Spin Their Votes for Cliff Deal

Democrats Spin Their Votes for Cliff Deal

Though many pundits and the media are heavily focused on the weaknesses of the Republican Party, Democrat legislators also felt the need to defend their votes, whether for or against the “fiscal cliff” deal. Only one member of Connecticut’s Democrat

After Midnight, It's a Tax Cut; Senate Passes 'Cliff' Deal, 89-8

After Midnight, It's a Tax Cut; Senate Passes 'Cliff' Deal, 89-8

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a deal early this morning to cut taxes to Bush-era rates for all income categories below $450,000 per household ($400,000 for individuals). The Senate vote came too late to avert the midnight “fiscal cliff” deadline,

Democrats Balk at Fiscal Cliff Deal

Democrats Balk at Fiscal Cliff Deal

Iowa’s Democrat Senator Tom Harkin is balking at any offer to raise the tax hike threshold from $250,000 annually to $450,000 in late negotiations to prevent the federal government going over the “fiscal cliff.” The most recent offer being considered

Harkin: Women Need Birth Control Mandate for Their Menses

Harkin: Women Need Birth Control Mandate for Their Menses

First it was Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mammary grab, now this: Senator Tom Harkin suggests that women, of all people, should be for the birth control mandate because they have such a hard time with their menstrual cycles. “There are many women who

Even Health Groups Criticize First Lady's 'Let's Move' Campaign

Even Health Groups Criticize First Lady's 'Let's Move' Campaign

Michelle Obama will hold an exercise event for her “Let’s Move” campaign, which conservatives have criticized for perpetuating nanny-state politics on Friday at the London Olympics .  But the “Let’s Move” campaign is now being criticized from the left as

Star-Spangled-Banner-Abomination

Talk show host, Bill Press, doesn’t like the Star-Spangled Banner. Imagine: a liberal talk show that’s not on NPR! His radio show is simulcast on Current TV. Bill Press likes provoking conservatives, but I’m not sure we should be provoked by his outburst

Is the Star-Spangled Banner an "Abomination"?

Talk show host, Bill Press, doesn’t like the Star-Spangled Banner. Imagine: a liberal talk show that’s not on NPR! His radio show is simulcast on Current TV. Bill Press likes provoking conservatives, but I’m not sure we should be provoked

Unions Threaten Jobs with Push Against American Airlines

Unions Threaten Jobs with Push Against American Airlines

Misguided emotions, union misbehavior, and government intervention on behalf of Big Labor are collectively combining to threaten jobs and are putting in danger any potential deal between American Airlines and U.S. Airways which might serve to save American. This most