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Movie Reviews: Iowa Politics in Popular Film

By Emily Geiger Given that we are in the midst of movie awards season, I thought it would be fun to put a present-day Iowa spin on some movie classics. Titanic (2011 Iowa Version) Deckmate 1: We’ve hit an iceberg. Let’s get...
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Bob’s Bad Advice for Huckabee… and Iowa Republicans

By Emily Geiger Q: What does Bob Vander Plaats do now that the election is over (other than collect his $120,000 annual salary from the “non-profit” advocacy group that had to get rid of 3 long-time loyal employees to pay h...
by Battleground Iowa

 
 
 

Partial Birth Abortion Comes to Iowa, Unless Senate GOP Steps Up

By Emily Geiger Last April, I wrote some words that I had no idea would be so prophetic. Back then, the state of Nebraska had just passed a few different laws that aimed to protect babies. One of those laws was a ban on abortio...
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Q: What about Bob? A. Who cares? It’s about Marriage

By Emily Geiger I’ve heard some people talking about what a great victory the anti-retention vote was for Bob Vander Plaats, and it got me to thinking. I thought this vote was about marriage, not about Bob? But hey, maybe I...
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Battleground Predictions

By Emily Geiger Governor: Branstad. Not much else to say other than that Culver will be embarrassed but will still try to spin it as being not that bad, even after he loses by double digits. U.S. Senator: Grassley. He’s going...
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Farm Bureau: Pro-Gay Marriage?

By Emily Geiger Anybody else heard the radio and TV ads talking about the two “risky” questions you’ll find on the back of your ballot on election day? The first “risky” proposition the ad talks about is the constitut...
by Battleground Iowa