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The Holiday Lake home of Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo.

Braley threatened litigation over chickens at Holiday Lake vacation home

BROOKLYN, Iowa—Is Bruce Braley chicken? That question is on the minds of many residents of Brooklyn and Holiday Lake, a 755-acre community of 300 families just north of town. From the Classic Deli and Ice Cream Shoppe to the...
by Jeff Patch


Grassley knocks Obama, Braley at annual Kaufmann fundraiser

Iowa Federation of College Republicans chair John Kaufmann presents Chuck Grassley with a gift of Dairy Queen ice cream during Monday night’s fundraiser for state Rep. Bobby Kaufmann. SOLON, Iowa—State Rep. Bobby K...
by Jeff Patch


Republicans bash Braley for blaming lack of town halls on Giffords shooting, budget cuts

A recent comment by Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, that he is holding fewer town hall meetings in Iowa’s First Congressional District because of the 2011 shooting of then-Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., is drawing fire from Republi...
by Jeff Patch



Braley dances around Syria and debt questions at U of I event

IOWA CITY—Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, sounds more and more like a typical politician as he campaigns for an open U.S. Senate seat. At an event geared toward students on the University of Iowa campus Tuesday afternoon, Braley d...
by Jeff Patch


Iowa native Barth, GOP tech pioneer, focuses on political data

ORLANDO—In 1999, when Decorah native Chad Barth first started working in politics as a staffer for the Republican Party of Iowa, politics was decidedly low-tech. RPI housed its voter file in a massive Gateway computer tower. ...
by Jeff Patch



TIR at RightOnline will report from Orlando Thurs. to Sat. as Americans for Prosperity hosts its annual RightOnline conference. As noted by fellow attendee and Caffeinated Thoughts blogger Shane Vander Hart, RightOnline feat...
by Jeff Patch