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By: Kevin Rutledge on April 9, 2015
“Nobody would be in favor of seeing children warehoused by the federal government,” said former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in response to my follow-up question about immigrant children being detained for profit.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on March 7, 2015
Gov. Mike Huckabee was asked how he felt about children being detained at for-profit prisons on the U.S.-Mexico border. He answered by saying he was unfamiliar with the issue, "So it would be a little disingenuous for me to tell you what I’m gonna do to fix a problem I’m not aware of. So, I couldn’t answer that.”
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By: Kevin Rutledge on March 7, 2015
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee held a town hall meeting in Pizza Ranch after the Iowa Agricultural Summit and answered a question on corporate money in politics.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on March 5, 2015

VIDEO from Drake University student Emma Wilson reporting on Iowa GUI Kickoff event for a school video project.

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By: Kevin Rutledge on February 20, 2015
After Florida Senator Marco Rubio learns he has received $100,000 from Florida-based private prison GEO Group, says "I don't invest in other peoples agenda, they invest in my agenda" at book signing in Iowa.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on February 19, 2015
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders calls out wasteful spending on military, fraud and government settlements from defense contractors, wants to make judicious cuts, and if president he would audit the Department of Defense - who can't keep track of where money is going.
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Rubio chats with Iowans in West Des Moines
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) chatted with guests at a book signing he held this past Friday in West Des Moines, Iowa. I was able to have a brief conversation with the Senator regarding his thoughts on lobbying, specifically whether or not he believed that corporations should be able to use profits earned from government contracts to lobby the government for more government contracts.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on February 17, 2015
Rick Perry, Sioux City Townmeeting
When Rick Perry was questioned about being a member of the board of directors of a major energy corporation trying to build an oil pipeline through Iowa, he responded "I think that's, I think that's irrelevant frankly."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on November 11, 2014
Hillary Clinton in Iowa
Scattergood high school student asked a question to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton about what she'll do to stop wasting taxpayer dollars on the federal budget mandate quota, calling for 34,000 immigrants detained daily, many in for-profit prisons. Her response, "I'll look into that question. Nobody's ever asked me that before."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on October 28, 2014
Rand Paul
Kevin Rutledge shares a recent encounter with Senator Rand Paul on the issue militarization of local police forces.
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