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Jan 15, 2009

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

I received this book for Christmas and I am about half way through.  It is interesting how the Washington elite, even back then, were not very open to having new blood in the White House.  Great book and gives great insight into Old Hickory.

Republican hypocrisy watch: Tom Latham edition

Mar 13, 2009

and now from Rep. Steve King

Highway 20 widening gets more money

By Lynn Zerschling

Journal staff writer | Posted: Friday, March 13, 2009

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, announced today that $570,000 for the U.S. Highway 20 widening project has been included in the federal stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama earlier in the week.

The money will be used to continue to widen the highway from two to four lines from the county lines of Sac and Calhoun counties to Moville, Iowa, where the highway becomes four lanes again.

“This funding brings total federal funding secured for Highway 20 construction in western Iowa to more than $26 million,” King said in a prepared statement. “The four-lane project will increase traveler safety and economic development and stem population loss in one of Iowa’s most productive regions.”

http://www.siouxcityjournal.co…

Enter Bleeding Heartland’s 2010 election prediction contest

Nov 01, 2010

frogmanjim

1. 999,000

2. Culver 46 Branstad 52

3. Libertarian Eric Cooper

4. Grassley 57 Conlin 42

5. Braley 55 Lange 44

6. Loebsack 53 Miller-Meeks 45

7. Boswell 54 Zaun 45

8. Latham 58  Maske 41

9. King 63 Campbell 35

10. 225 Democrats, 208 Republicans

11. 46 Republicans, 52 Democrats, 2 independents

12. 53 Democrats 47 Republicans

13. 29 Democrats and 21 Republicans

14. Miller 62 Findley 37

15. Mauro 55 Schultz 45

16. Fitzgerald 51 Jamison 49

17.  Northey 57 Thicke 43

18. Vaudt 53 Murphy 46

19. Ternus 53 Streit 54 Baker  56

20. 52 Yes

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