Iowa Presidential Watch
Holding the Democrats accountable


April 28, 2006

"Would the French accept people singing the La Marseillaise in English as a sign of French patriotism? Of course not," said Mark Krikorian, head of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that supports tighter immigration controls.

"You better read that again in the Constitution," Sen. Robert Byrd (D-VA) ranted on the Senate floor declaring powers that include, "Serving as a court of impeachment. You better believe it, Mr. President," Byrd continued. "The Senate can send you home. You better believe that."


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Iran "don’t give a damn"

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted on state-run televisions as saying "Today, they want to force us to give up our way through threats and sanctions but those who resort to language of coercion should know that nuclear energy is a national demand and by the grace of God, today Iran is a nuclear country."

Russia and China continue to put roadblocks in the way of U.N. actions to counter Iran’s defiance of U.N. orders to halt nuclear production.

"We think that the IAEA must continue to play a key role and it must not shrug off its responsibilities to resolve such questions and shift them on to the UN Security Council, Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, warned.

"The Security Council is the primary and most important institution for the maintenance of peace and stability and security and it cannot have its word and its will simply ignored by a member state," U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said.

Iowa beat


Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) will hold a fund-raiser for Iowa’s 2nd Dist. Rep. Jim Leach in Burlington on May 8.


Governor Vilsack, having traveled to everywhere but Iowa, finally came back to Iowa to reach agreement on a budget so the legislature can go home. The Des Moines Register reports on the details:

A budget deal reached Thursday by Gov. Tom Vilsack and legislative leaders will dish out tax breaks over eight years to 140,000 seniors and boost teachers' salaries by $3,000 over three years.

The agreement on next year's $5.3 billion budget includes $15 million to expand children's access to preschool and an additional $17 million to improve the quality of Iowa lakes and rivers.

Harkin would cap salaries

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) has moved to repair the damage he caused himself when he reported he wasn’t sure where he met CEO Ramona Cunningham of the Central Iowa Employment Training Consortium (CIETC) -- who is undergoing federal criminal investigation. One of the training centers at CIETC is named after Harkin for providing federal largess to the consortium.

Harkin moved to cap total salaries and bonuses at $165,200 a year for executives running job-training agencies that receive federal work force money. This of course would be only $200,000 less than Cunningham received in one of the years that she performed her executive duties.

The Cunningham’s scandal is tied to the Democrat cronies from the South Side of Des Moines. These Democrats have provided winning majorities for Democrats in Polk County where the consortium is based. 



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