On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the anti-semitism of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat who represents Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Omar came to the United States from Somalia when she was eight and is the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress.

Omar, a Muslim, has gotten in hot water for anti-semitic remarks and just co-sponsored a pro-BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction Israel) resolution which she defended this week during the House Foreign Relations Committee.

On this edition of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Chase Holm about his candidacy for Mayor of Des Moines.

Learn more about his campaign here.

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses former Vice President Joe Biden's flip flop on the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the taxpayer funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother. 

Then, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says something crazy. Shocking, we know. 

Finally, Shane speaks with Roland Warren, president and CEO of Care Net, about the recent disappointing Supreme Court ruling and what he believes should be the next step for the pro-life community.

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses President Trump's threat of a five percent tariff on all Mexican goods coming into the United States to force Mexico to help with our illegal immigration problem. 

Shane also discusses Special Counsel Robert Mueller's one, and perhaps only, public statement on his two-year investigation and subsequent report. 

Former State Rep. Walt Rogers joined Shane to discuss the Tax Education Foundation and his new role as Deputy Director with them. 

For today's Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Stephanie Taub, an attorney with the First Liberty Institute, about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that protects the religious conscience of healthcare workers. 

Then, Shane had a conversation with State Auditor Rob Sand about his priorities and the ideas he's working on as Iowa's new state auditor, his recent town hall tour, an upcoming investigation into spread pricing with Iowa's Medicaid program, and why he doesn't want the federal courthouse in Des Moines to move. 

Former Congressman David Young, R-Iowa, joins Shane to discuss why he is running for Congress again in 2020 and what he hopes to accomplish if elected. 

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks with Jonathan Williams, the chief economist and vice president of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) about the 2019 Rich States Poor States Report he co-authors.

Where did Iowa land? They discuss. 

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Tim Overlin, executive director of Personhood Iowa, and State Rep. Skyler Wheeler, R-Orange City, about the Iowa Legislature's second funnel week.

This week, non-appropriations bills had to pass in the Iowa House or Senate and then clear a committee in the opposite chamber to be considered this year.

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the Mueller Report and reaction to it. Kelvey Vander Hart joins him to discuss the Senate vote on the Green New Deal.

Democrat presidential candidates say they want to repeal the Electoral College, Shane Vander Hart discusses on today's Caffeinated Thoughts podcast. Read the rest of this entry »

Our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses the Religious Freedom Restoration Act currently under consideration in Iowa, a recent abortion poll that does not look good for the Democrats, Democrats' lack of unity condemning Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's anti-semitism, and the lack of centrists in the Democratic Party. 

State Senator Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) joins Shane to discuss the first funnel week in the Iowa Senate. 

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