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.

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. 

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses President Trump's national emergency declaration, Andrew McCabe's 60 Minutes interview, and interviews Jeremy Taylor who is running for Congress in Iowa's 4th Congressional District.

Chuck Hurley with The FAMiLY Leader discusses the 2019 Iowa Legislative Session with host Shane Vander Hart. Also, Shane discusses Virginia's heinous "Repeal Act," remarks Virginia's Governor made about it, and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) visited Des Moines for a CNN Townhall. 

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks to State Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) who is challenging Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) in Iowa's 4th Congressional District.

On our last podcast episode for 2018, Shane Vander Hart talks to Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) about Senate Republicans' legislative priorities in 2019.

Shane also discusses President Donald Trump's announcement about Syria, addresses whether Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker should recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller probe, and he says "shut it down" with a deadline looming before a government shut down.

Terry Schilling with American Principles Project and Caffeinated Thoughts contributor Kelvey Vander Hart join Shane Vander Hart to discuss the 2018 Midterms results.

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Jules Ofenbakh, the Libertarian nominee for Iowa Secretary of State, and Dr. Christopher Peters, a Republican who is running in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. Read the rest of this entry »

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