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Morthland Appointed to Local Government Commission PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Morthland   
Monday, 03 October 2011 13:02
Moline, IL...State Representative Rich Morthland (R-Cordova) was recently appointed to the Local Government Consolidation Committee. House Bill 268, which passed both Houses, created the Local Government Consolidation Commission Act of 2011 that provides legislative recommendations that would minimize duplicity and increase efficiency in local government bodies.

"My experience on the Rock Island County board offers the Committee a fresh perspective on local government. I thank Leader Cross for the opportunity to serve local governments in another capacity on the Local Government Consolidation Committee," said Morthland.


Providing for the Common Defense: The First Duty of the 'Super Committee' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Travis Korson   
Monday, 03 October 2011 12:26
Cordially Invites you to:
Providing for the Common Defense:
The First Duty of the 'Super Committee'
Wednesday, October 5th from 3:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Congressional Meeting Room North, CVC 268, Capitol Visitor Center
1st Street, SE and East Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20515
Panel Participants Include
Representative Mike Conaway (TX-11)
Representative J. Randy Forbes (VA-4)
Representative Trent Franks (AZ-2)
Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5)
Rear Admiral Jim Carey, Chairman, Flag & General Officers' Network
Lt. General Jack Klimp, President, National Association of Uniformed Services
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President, Center for Security Policy
Scott Cooper, V.A. Tea Party Federation
To RSVP, please e-mail Adam Savit at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The congressional ‘super committee’ that emerged from the extraordinary debt ceiling legislation adopted by Congress last August faces the daunting mandate of reigning in federal spending that many argue is a symptom of a government that has far exceeded the bounds established for it by the Constitution.  While this charge to enforce the Framer’s intent should be commended, its methods may in fact bring about an equally unconstitutional result; that is, the failure to “Provide for the Common Defense.”

Today the “Coalition for the Common Defense,” announces its “Statement of Principles,” which, at its core, rejects the false choice between military strength and economic health. We hope you can join us as we begin this effort to return the nation’s defense to its constitutionally proper place as the preeminent responsibility of the federal government.  The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

DNC Chairwoman Headlines Annual Bruce, Blues, and BBQ Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Molly Scherrman   
Monday, 03 October 2011 11:58
Debbie Wasserman Schultz to address Braley supporters in Waterloo
Waterloo, IA – On Sunday in Waterloo, Rep. Bruce Braley’s will hold his 7th annual “Bruce, Blues and Barbeque” Iowa grassroots fundraising event.  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will headline the event and address supporters.
Bruce, Blues and Barbeque is open to the public.  Tickets are still available at www.brucebraley.com or at the door.  Cost is $15 for students, $30 for individuals, $50 for couples, and $75 for families.  Doors open at 1:30pm.
Braley and Wasserman Schultz will hold a brief media availability at approximately 2:10pm before they address the crowd.
Sunday October 2nd, 2011
1:30pm – Bruce, Blues, and Barbeque
3:30pm UAW Hall, Local #838
2615 Washington St.
Waterloo, Iowa
Approx. Media Availability with Braley and Wasserman Schultz
2:10pm UAW Hall, Local #838
2615 Washington St.
Waterloo, Iowa
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In Case You Missed It: Ron Paul Earns Frontrunner Label PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Hall   
Monday, 03 October 2011 11:10

Attributed to resonating message, sizable crowds LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul is getting attention – and complimentary frontrunner stature – from GOP newspaper “The Iowa Republican.”

Is Ron Paul the New Iowa Frontrunner?
By Kevin Hall

As the rest of the GOP field experiences the highs and lows of the campaign trail, one candidate’s support remains constant.  Ron Paul’s supporters are the most fervent, the most loyal, and there are plenty of them in Iowa.

A larger than expected crowd of 160 packed Gates Hall in Nevada to hear Paul speak at a Story County GOP chili supper Tuesday evening.  “It’s always a good thing when you have to panic right before a fundraiser when you don’t know if you have enough tables and chairs,” said Story County GOP chairman Cory Adams, who has endorsed Paul.

The Texas congressman’s supporters comprised the majority of the crowd.  One of the youngest, Shayla Peters, 11, spoke to the crowd before Paul was introduced.  She read a recent school report written about a person she admired.  Peters chose Ron Paul as her subject.

“He’s always clear in his decisions and he’s always for the Constitution,” the sixth grader told The Iowa Republican.  “He always gives straight answers and that’s what I like.”

Shayla Peters is hardly alone in her appreciation of Ron Paul’s libertarian views.  His message is resonating with a significant contingent of Iowa Caucus goers.  Drawing sizable crowds at every tour stop, the Texas congressman has a motivated and active base.

A link to the full article can be found here.

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Clay County GOP Chair & Co-Chair Endorse Ron Paul for the Presidency PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Thursday, 22 September 2011 08:38
Kris Thiessen and Josh Davenport prefer Paul ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign announced today that two Clay County Republican Party officials have endorsed Dr. Paul for President of the United States.

“The reason I was first impressed with Congressman Paul and continue to be is his strong stand to preserve our individual freedoms, personal responsibility and States’ rights, and to limit the power of the federal government,” said Clay County Republican Chair Kris Thiessen. 

The first round of federal bailouts and stimulus inspired Ms. Thiessen to organize Spencer’s first Tax Day Tea Party rally.  A small business owner for 25 years, she has been the Clay County GOP chair since July 2010.  Her husband George is a 20-year Navy reservist who served in Afghanistan in 2006 and supports Dr. Paul, as do the couple’s three children.

“I am starting to hear people say, ‘This is the Age of Ron Paul.’  I think they are right.  It’s the age where Americans across the country are saying our government is too big.  Republican candidate Congressman Ron Paul is the only one who will bring sanity to the White House,” said Ms. Thiessen.

Ms. Thiessen publicly endorsed Dr. Paul at his Spencer Town Hall on Tuesday, which attracted 135 supporters and interested voters.    

“Ron Paul’s economic plan and his principles of limited government are what our nation needs more than any other political promise that is being touted.  Whether we want to realize and admit it or not, things have really changed economically to the point of threatening our national security,” said Josh Davenport, Clay County Republican Party Co-Chair. 

Mr. Davenport is a Baptist pastor in Spencer, as well as a Spencer Tea Party leader. Mr. Davenport says that most people would consider him to be an evangelical fundamentalist Christian, and that he supported Mike Huckabee in the last presidential cycle.  Adding that he likes a lot of what Dr. Paul’s colleague Rep. Michele Bachmann says, he settled on the idea that Dr. Paul has a solid track record.   

“So many things have happened that Ron Paul said would happen, what he says makes sense to me and he has a proven legislative track record to prove what he would do as president.  Our nation is tired of the nonsense.  The people don’t want to vote for another party-establishment candidate who won’t dare to make the necessary changes and Ron Paul is the only one who can defeat President Obama in 2012,” said Mr. Davenport.

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