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Despite Air War, Ground Game Will Decide Iowa Senate Race

Reflecting Iowa’s increasingly central status in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate, outside advocacy groups are filling the state’s media with dueling messages. Despite the multi-million dollar ad buys, ADA’s long-time Iowa organizer Chris Schwartz says this critical race will be won not in the air but on the ground. That’s why local ADA volunteers placed 800 phone calls to Iowa voters one recent weekend, talking issues and contrasting the policy positions of progressive Bruce Braley and conservative Joni Ernst. Schwartz says it's impossible to underestimate the importance of the Hawkeye State showdown: “Everyone who wants to keep the Senate [in progressive hands] should take this race very seriously.” Meanwhile, ADA-backed candidates are running strong campaigns for both the U.S. House and Iowa legislature.

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Congress Needs to Act Now to Halt Corporate “Inversion” Schemes

Walgreens wants to renounce its U.S. “citizenship” and become a Swiss firm. Pfizer has been attempting to become a U.K. firm. Mylan, a long-time stalwart of the Pittsburgh economy(who’s CEO was recently named “Patriot of the Year”) wants to become a “citizen” of the Netherlands. Chicago-based AbbVie is paying $54 billion to buy Shire, so that it can become an Irish company. Corporate "inversion" is a growing problem!


 

ACA's Winning Outcomes

Now that Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full effect, we are beginning to see genuine results.  This controversial piece of legislation now covers 9.5 million people who did not previously have health insuranceNow that Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in full effect, we are beginning to see genuine results.  This controversial piece of legislation now covers 9.5 million people who did not previously have health insurance.  Even though Republicans still want to repeal the law, millions of Americans are benefiting from the new health care law. 


 

The Moral Crisis at the Border

The recent influx of unaccompanied children apprehended at the border is one of the greatest moral tests ever faced by the United States. So far, we’re failing.


 

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