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“Bernie basically fed us a bunch of Mountain Dew and now he wants us to go to bed. It’s not going to happen.” — A Democratic delegate from Iowa, quoted by the Des Moines Register.


12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

“Bernie basically fed us a bunch of Mountain Dew and now he wants us to go to bed,” Iowa delegate Chris Laursen told the Des Moines Register. “It’s not going to happen.” Yeah, no shit. First Sanders delegates (against his express wishes, and to his palpable, obvious dismay) tried to drown out convention chair Marcia

End Hunger? The Single Most Important Step

A few years ago, I was at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Borlaug Dialogues, an annual international conference on food security, agriculture, and food science. Representatives from NGOs, businesses, and national governments...Show More Summary

Microsoft planning third data center in West Des Moines

Microsoft is planning to build yet another data center in West Des Moines. This is Microsoft’s third data center in West Des Moines and they are planning to invest $417.7 million in the first phase. Microsoft has applied for $4.7 million in state incentives in the form of a service or tax refund to Iowa Economic Development Authority Board. This proposed […]

Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Discuss Sporting Heritage at NGA Summer Meetin

July 18, 2015 (Washington, DC) – On July 15, members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) gathered in Des Moines, Iowa for The post Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Members Discuss Sporting Heritage at NGA Summer Meetin appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Brickbat: Preemptive Strike

last weekNews : Reason

The Fort Des Moines Church of Christ is suing the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to keep it from censoring church teaching on sexuality and forcing churches to open their bathrooms and showers to members of the opposite sex. The commission...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Loud, Proud and Pissed Off Female Supporters

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

When Diamond and Silk learned that Donald Trump planned to boycott a Republican debate in January and instead hold a televised fundraiser for veterans, they flew to his event in Des Moines, Iowa. When Trump staffers invited them on stage, the sisters addressed the crowd for eight minutes, praising the real estate mogul for pledging to care for U.S. Show More Summary

Sanders will not pursue more platform changes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders won't pick a fight over the Democratic Party's policy platform at the nominating convention in Philadelphia, his spokesman said Wednesday. The draft platform, which will be voted on at the convention, includes a $15 federal minimum wage, steps to break up large Wall Street banks and support for an end to the death penalty.

From ‘Flyover’ to ‘Smart’ Cities: Tech-Led Economic Growth Emerging in Midwest

Robert Litan: The challenge for “flyover cities” such as Wichita, Lincoln, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and other places enjoying a tech-led revival is to find ways of ensuring that the benefits of their comebacks spread widely.

Tax Roundup, 7/13/16: Federal deductibility repeal no big deal in session on Iowa Tax Reform Options.

Does anyone care about federal deductibility? Nobody seemed to yesterday at a Des Moines session reviewing Iowa Tax Reform Options, a […]

Tax Roundup, 7/12/16: Pokemon Go and the tax monster. And: overrating equality.

Capturing the IRS Pokemon. While I haven’t jointed the little packs of people wandering together on the Des Moines skywalk system […]

Church sues Iowa to stop application of transgender rules

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A church in Des Moines has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to strike down as unconstitutional a portion of a 2007 Iowa law that could apply transgender bathroom rules to churches.

Homemade Cannon Blast Kills Woman In Iowa During Backyard Gathering With Friends

A homemade cannon blast killed a woman in Iowa on Saturday. The Des Moines Register reports that Lori L. Haims, 55, of Edgewood was at a backyard gathering with friends in Greeley around 11:40 p.m. when the cannon exploded. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Show More Summary

Bill Clinton offers rewards, and risks, to wife's campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — His popularity among Democrats is off the charts, he's a fundraising powerhouse and his administration is hailed by many as a high-water mark of economic prosperity. While Lynch said their conversation was social...Show More Summary

IA: Final Day of Emergency Training Leaves Des Moines County Reflecting on Lessons Learned

Bringing together a large group of people to work under stressful and unfamiliar circumstances speaks volumes about a community's ability to work collaboratively in a crisis.

Why ‘How to React When Being Called a N–ger’ Is So Complicated, Explained

Who is Emmy Victor? Emmy Victor is a morning reporter for KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. According to her Twitter bio, she’s also a New York City-Washington, D.C.-area native and a Howard University alum. And, according to the footage I saw of her, she might also be a Tibetan monk. A Tibetan monk? Why would […]

Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Felon Voting Ban

Des Moines Register reports.  The 4-3 state constitutional decision is here. … Continue reading ?

Fourth Public Art Bus Unveiling Took Place at the Des Moines Arts Festival

The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority hosted the unveiling of the latest public art bus wrap on Friday, June 24 at the Des Moines Arts Festival.

Inside America's Biggest Muay Thai Tournament

Photos by Sascha Matuszak Last weekend, the Holiday Inn near the airport in Des Moines smelled like Tiger Balm and sweat. Men and women of all ages marched with purpose back and forth through the halls in short colorful boxing shorts, capes and a Mongkol. Show More Summary

GOP congressman seeks to block changes to US currency

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the government from replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Rep. Show More Summary

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