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The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

On the day when Republicans lost control of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is being warned that he could be voted out as Republican leader if he votes to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. Republicans who know McConnell well believe he will take the temperature of the Senate...

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  • January 21, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Iowa today courtesy of PPP: x Biden +1, Greenfield +1. Hope everyone survives the next two days!https://t.co/9BFDRkW1k4— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) November 2, 2020 Click here for the full results. Click here to sign up to be a poll worker in Iowa. Let’s keep up the...

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  • November 2, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Iowa courtesy of Emerson College’s latest poll: The final Emerson College poll before the November 3rd election in Iowa finds between President Donald Trump narrowly leading former Vice President Joe Biden 47% to 46%. 4% of voters plan to vote for someone else...

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  • November 1, 2020

When the DesMoines Register poll for Iowa done by Ann Seltzer, considered the Gold Standard not just for that state but among state pollsters, was released last night, Twitter went on fire.  In 2016 Seltzer had released a late Iowa poll that showed Trump up by 9, a margin that...

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  • November 1, 2020
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Apparently, with four days left, time has run out for the 2016-style October Surprise. Only a major terror attack(s) could make a shift in what looks to be a trending Biden victory. There’s plenty of spookery in how Giuliani and Bannon developed the pre-impeachment attempts to sway the 2020 election. Lots...

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  • October 30, 2020

because I am seeing more and more evidence that political professionals who have access to internal polls are seeing it. There is chatter that Trump is worried about suffering a loss worse than Carter. You look at where key people are being deployed  — compare Mike Pence going to SC...

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  • October 29, 2020

Some very good news today out of Iowa: x #IAsen:Greenfield (D) 51% (+6)Ernst (R-inc) 45%@RABAresearch, RV, 10/21-24— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 28, 2020 New results from the second Nexstar Iowa 2020 Red America, Blue America (RABA) research poll are in, with a focus on the race between Sen. Joni Ernst...

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  • October 28, 2020

From The Huffington Post: x YouTube Video Two Republican super PACs used the same supposed voter in newly released ads for at least three different Senate races, including those in Maine, Iowa and Kansas. In an ad produced by American Crossroads that aired in Kansas, a brown-haired woman criticizes Democratic...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Iowa: Democratic Challenger Theresa Greenfield maintains a modest lead in her race for Senate against Republican incumbent Joni Ernst.  With less than two weeks to go until the election, the latest PoliticalIQ poll of Likely Iowa Voters shows Greenfield with 46% of the...

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  • October 23, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… It’s nearly all plus signs for Joe Biden in today’s state polls. The forecast from 538 has Biden with a 87% of winning and a 10% national lead (some of today’s national polls are quite Republican). Being tied at 47% in Texas is a great achievement for the Biden campaign. poll.qu.edu/…...

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  • October 21, 2020

I look forward to this MAGA experiment ending in November and being stuffed away in a coffee can, wrapped in a sock, and buried in the backyard at noon on January 20th, 2021. This embarrassing blight on modern American politics and democracy thankfully has an early expiration date, or so...

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  • October 16, 2020

Nice: x YouTube Video The anti-Trump GOP group the Lincoln Project launched an ad Tuesday targeting Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) as her battle to keep her Senate seat ramps up. The group framed Ernst as a “yes woman” for President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the ad and a press release, which come...

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  • October 14, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Iowa today courtesy of CBS News/YouGov’s latest poll: x IOWABiden 49%Trump 49%.#IAsen:Greenfield (D) 47% (+4)Ernst (R-inc) 43%@YouGovAmerica/@CBSNewsPoll, LV, 10/6-9https://t.co/kcXxQoy7Y2— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 12, 2020 In Iowa, Republican Senator Joni Ernst is down four points to her challenger, Democrat Theresa Greenfield. In each of...

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  • October 12, 2020
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From Emily Singer at The American Independent: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Thursday that preexisting health conditions are not as big a deal as Democrats are making them seem, using one of the most popular provisions in the Affordable Care Act to attack Democrats. “The left, including Joe Biden in...

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  • October 2, 2020

Some more big news today out of Iowa: x Here's the first look at @RABAresearch statewide poll that shows @GreenfieldIowa leading @joniernst in Iowa. https://t.co/sTaCiJ8LzK— Dave Price (@idaveprice) October 1, 2020 The latest poll of Iowa voters shows Senator Joni Ernst is trailing Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield by double digits...

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  • October 1, 2020

More good news today out of Iowa courtesy of Data For Progress: x #IAsen:Greenfield (D) 44% (+2)Ernst (R-inc) 42%Herzog (I) 1%Stewart (L) 1%.Head-2-Head:Greenfield (D) 46% (+1)Ernst (R-inc) 45%@DataProgress/@IndivisibleTeam (D), LV, 9/23-28https://t.co/HUiqwZTNPZ— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 1, 2020 x IOWATrump 47% (+3)Biden 44%Jorgensen 1%Hawkins 1%.Head-2-Head:Trump 50% (+5)Biden 45%@DataProgress/@IndivisibleTeam (D), LV, 9/23-28https://t.co/HUiqwZTNPZ...

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  • October 1, 2020

Bull shit: Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) says she doesn’t think the Supreme Court will overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling, even though she signed a brief urging the court to do so earlier this year. “I think the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned is...

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  • September 30, 2020

Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, has a piece out in Salon and video up on YouTube where he focuses on flipping the U.S. Senate, Specifically on these 6 Senate races: 1. North Carolina: Thom Tillis (R. NC) vs Cal Cunningham (D. NC) 2. Maine: Susan Collins (R. ME) vs...

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  • September 28, 2020

Along with Trump, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA), and U.S. Senate candidate, Roger Marshall (R. KS), you can now add U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) to the list: Tillis, who like Ernst and Marshall is facing a tight reelection race, told a caller in a virtual town hall...

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  • September 24, 2020

http://www.nytimes.com/… The A+ rated NYT/Siena College Poll released this morning shows that Joe Biden is leading in Iowa 45% to 42% and is tied in Georgia with 45%. Trump has a 45% to 42% lead in Texas. Seltzer & Co., another A+ rated pollster, released a poll two days ago with ties in...

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  • September 24, 2020

Seltzer & Co., an A+ rated pollster from Iowa, published a poll that shows Joe Biden and Trump are tied in that state at 47% each. The survey shows 3% undecided and 4% supporting someone else. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/… Iowa has emerged as an unlikely battleground state this year after Trump carried it by 9...

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  • September 22, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Polls this weekend are showing a number of close races for Republican held US Senate seats. Democrats have a pretty good chance of winning the upper body of Congress. The same set of polls showed Trump has a 1% edge in Georgia and leads by only 2% in Texas....

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  • September 20, 2020

Some very good news today out of Iowa: With just over six weeks to Election Day, the new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows Greenfield leading 45% to 42% among likely voters. Another 3% say they would vote for someone else, 2% say they would not vote in the race...

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  • September 19, 2020

A lot has been going on in the news this past week but it’s important to know that this happened: An organization that represents 6,000 physicians, residents and medical students in Iowa discussed with U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst her recent questioning of the legitimacy of how hospitals are reporting COVID-19...

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  • September 18, 2020

Back in July, Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman had a story that Trump knew he was in trouble: “What Do I Do? What Do I Do?”: Trump Desperate, Despondent as Numbers Crater, “Loser” Label Looms. Down at the end was this tidbit: Nervous Republicans worried about losing the Senate are now...

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  • September 14, 2020

Inside Climate News has been doing profiles on the major races this year and how climate change has been an issue in these races. One of the big races they’ve been following is the Iowa U.S. Senate race between U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA) and businesswoman Theresa Greenfield (D....

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  • September 10, 2020

So this happened earlier this week: Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst seemed to embrace on Monday a thoroughly-discredited QAnon conspiracy theory about U.S. deaths from COVID-19 being a mere fraction of what has been reported. As the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier wrote, Ernst said she was “so skeptical” of the official death...

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  • September 5, 2020

She’s awful: Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst seemed to embrace on Monday a thoroughly-discredited QAnon conspiracy theory about U.S. deaths from COVID-19 being a mere fraction of what has been reported. As the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier wrote, Ernst said she was “so skeptical” of the official death count when asked by...

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  • September 2, 2020

From Vox: Sen. Joni Ernst had to walk a fine line with her Republican National Convention speech on Wednesday. While she’s likely relying on President Donald Trump’s support to turn out the Republican base in her bid for reelection in November, she also runs the risk of appearing too close to him...

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  • August 28, 2020

Salon interviewed Arizona Democratic Party Chairwoman, Felicia Rotellini, and Republican strategist, Paul Bentz, about how Arizona is becoming a Blue State and how Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) have helped push the state into blue territory: “Both chambers are on the precipice of turning blue for...

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  • August 27, 2020

So this is happening tonight: Speakers for the Republican National Convention have been announced, and two Iowans are on the schedule. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will speak on Tuesday, according to an announcement from the Donald J. Trump campaign. Joni Ernst, the junior senator from Iowa, will speak on Wednesday....

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  • August 26, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D. IN), in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) When I talk about winning the era, I don’t just mean the White House. I mean winning up and down the...

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  • August 20, 2020

Some good news today out of Iowa courtesy of PPP’s latest poll conducted on behalf of MoveOn.org: x NEW @ppppolls show Trump’s handling of @USPS deeply unpopular among Iowa voters & majority believe he is intentionally damaging #USPS to secure reelection in Nov. https://t.co/EFDV3XqqNJ Attn: @SenJoniErnst #iapols #SaveThePostOffice— MoveOn (@MoveOn)...

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  • August 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Democrats need to flip just four seats to take back the Senate, and Democracy for America has endorsed five bold progressive champions running to flip Republican-held seats in battleground states across the country. DFA is proud to support Jaime Harrison in South Carolina, Paulette Jordan in Idaho, Rev. Raphael...

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  • August 12, 2020

I’m liking this: x YouTube Video A new advocacy group focused on supporting Democrats in rural America will funnel $1 million into television and radio ads targeting Republican Sen. Joni Ernst. The group, One Country Fund, is the new advocacy arm of the One Country Project, founded by Democratic Sens....

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  • August 9, 2020

Monmouth University released their Iowa poll today and they confirm that it is going to be a tight race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Right now, Trump leads Biden 48-45 with 3% undecided. They polled 401 Iowa voters in on both landline and cell phones between July 30th and...

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  • August 5, 2020

Seriously. HER DOG!!!! The Iowa senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield has gotten seriously bitchy. We mean that quite literally. It’s not a battle over policy or the poll numbers that have started to favor Greenfield that have seen things get off the leash. No,...

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  • August 1, 2020

So U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) was busted doing this: x YouTube Video Sen. Martha McSally has a new campaign ad featuring a cancer survivor who talks about how her “path collided” with McSally, whom she describes as a champion for protecting those with pre-existing medical conditions. The emotional...

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  • July 25, 2020

This is her priority: Iowa (R) Sen. Joni Ernst wrote a letter Tuesday to Director Russell Vought with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget asking that investigation be conducted into how federal tax dollars are used by local officials with autonomous zones. “In recent weeks, mobs hijacked peaceful protest...

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  • July 24, 2020

cookpolitical.com/… Cook Political Report has changed the ratings on five US Senate races. In their opinion, the odds now favor Democrats making a net gain of five to seven Senate seats, enough to control the upper house. July Ratings Changes: Arizona: Martha McSally (R) — Toss Up → Lean D Iowa: Joni Ernst (R) —...

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  • July 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) You know what I've seen every time I've gone to Iowa? I've seen people who are sick and tired of Washington corruption....

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  • July 21, 2020

Just as U.S. Senate candidate, Jaime Harrison (D. SC), Jon Ossoff (D. GA) did an interview with CNBC regarding issues young voters care about. Ossoff talks about his stances on health care, climate change, helping the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic, cracking down on Amazon’s lack of labor standards...

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  • July 19, 2020

So this happened yesterday: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Friday that the Senate should hold hearings on any Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump might make this year, even if he loses November's election. “(If) it is a lame-duck session, I would support going ahead with any hearings that we...

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  • July 19, 2020

This is so fucking infuriating: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Friday that the Senate should hold hearings on any Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump might make this year, even if he loses November's election. “(If) it is a lame-duck session, I would support going ahead with any hearings that...

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  • July 17, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Iowa: The majority of older Iowans support absentee voting, and many plan on voting absentee this November as the COVID-19 threat persists, according to a new AARP poll. Conducted with Selzer & Company, AARP Iowa polled over 800 registered Iowa voters age 50 and...

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  • July 15, 2020

Here’s the latest today out of Iowa: Iowa Democrats are launching a one-stop shop for voters to learn about what they call Sen. Joni Ernst’s six years of political corruption and failure to fight for Iowans in Washington. The first-term Republican promised to “make Washington squeal,” but instead put her...

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  • July 13, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

Margaret Carlson at The Daily Beast has a must read piece on U.S. Senate candidate, Theresa Greenfield (D. IA), and her upcoming race to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA). It's a great piece worth reading. Here's a snippet that I really liked: With her flannel shirts, quilted...

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  • July 12, 2020

Kudos to Dan Desai Martin at The American Independent for capturing this: x YouTube Video Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) compared the police officer who killed George Floyd to the Justice Department officials investigating Donald Trump, during an interview with a local radio station earlier this month. “The example of George...

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  • July 11, 2020
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