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Mailbag: Mike Franken Does Not Take Military Sexual Assault Seriously

Mailbag: Mike Franken Does Not Take Military Sexual Assault Seriously

Mike Franken stated in a 2021 Intercept article that unreported sexual crimes in Africa between 2010 and 2020 was a partisan attack. As a source in that article, I can attest the article was written to highlight problems of how the military dealt with sexual assault. There was no partisan agenda whatsoever. At the time, Mr. Franken was months away from announcing his eventual bid for the U.S. Senate.

Joni Ernst: The “Dae Way”: Honoring our veterans at this year’s Ruck, Roast & Ride.

Joni Ernst: The “Dae Way”: Honoring our veterans at this year’s Ruck, Roast & Ride.

Here in Iowa, we love our veterans, and as a combat veteran myself, I try to find unique ways to honor and support these heroes. That’s one reason why we added a ruck march to our day of activities this year. A ruck march is a common military training exercise where you carry a weighted pack — better known as a ruck sack — and walk in honor of the fallen and all of our servicemembers and veterans.

Tom Miller’s slush fund exposed in new ad

Tom Miller’s slush fund exposed in new ad

The ad, entitled “Racket”, is a six-figure ad buy highlighting the more than $250 million that NAAG has amassed from state consumer protection settlements and how, under AG Tom Miller’s leadership, this money hasn’t been sent to the victims of consumer fraud but has instead been stashed in foreign investments and used for things like overseas trips for NAAG members and their families. The ad directs viewers to call AG Miller and demand these funds be given back to consumers in Iowa.

NEW: Ashley Hinson ad titled “Change Direction”

NEW: Ashley Hinson ad titled “Change Direction”

“Biden and Pelosi have failed Iowa, and we’re all feeling it. Prices, inflation, way up. Drugs pouring over the border, and woke liberals destroying everything that makes America great,” says  Hinson in the new ad. “My opponent, Liz Mathis, won’t change any of that. She actually wants liberals like Pelosi in charge of our government, our lives, and even our kids. It’s time to change direction and save America before it’s too late.” 

Guest Column: Farmers make the best Senators

Guest Column: Farmers make the best Senators

As the loudest and proudest voice in Washington for renewable fuels, Chuck goes toe-to-toe with Big Oil and the federal bureaucracy to ensure Iowa farmers and renewable energy producers can continue leading the way for a clean environment, American energy independence and economic vitality in rural communities. He’s led the way in Congress and every White House since President George W. Bush: Don’t mess with the RFS.