The Expendables

“Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I will tell you what you value,” former Vice President Joe Biden said throughout the 2012 campaign. On Thursday, President Trump showed the American people what he valued when he unveiled his budget blueprint… unfortunately, it wasn’t them.

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Dick Tracy

The CNN/Telemundo debate was an all-out wrestling event that at times saw moderator Wolf Blitzer lose complete control of the situation. Last week’s Michigan debate saw frontrunner Donald Trump take it from a cage match to a literal dick measuring contest.

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Fight Club

Last Thursday’s tenth GOP presidential debate felt like a WWE SummerSlam event. By the halfway point, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Donald Trump had walked off stage and tagged Chris Christie to come out and slam a folding chair against Marco Rubio.

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Funny Farm

This November, all eyes will be focused on the Senate. The Republicans only need to win six seats to take control from the Democratic majority, one of which happens to be in my beautiful home state of Iowa. Unfortunately, the Iowa race also features one of the nation’s most insane candidates: Republican Joni Ernst.

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Revenge of the Sith

Watching the Republicans deflect blame to the Democrats for last week’s government shutdown is like listening to Leatherface claim to be a humanitarian.

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House of Representin’

The GOP has been consistently blocking nearly all potential job growth legislation from the Obama administration.  The most damaging block was the American Jobs Act, which, as we pointed out in the entry The One About the Pipeline, would have provided more jobs to the state of Iowa alone than the Keystone pipeline could provide for the nation.

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