In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Dr. James Broughel, a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, to discuss regulatory reform and why Iowa needs it. 

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, about her record in the Senate and why Iowans should re-elect her. 

Before that, Shane looks at an exchange between Ernst and her Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield during the their last debate on WHO-TV 13 on Saturday. 

Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari discussed with Shane Vander Hart on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast how insurgency operations are conducted by groups like Antifa.

Sangari, a retired U.S. Army officer, is the founder and CEO of the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement. He saw extensive combat in the Middle East as a Special Operations Forces soldier and who, after retirement, continues to advise the fledgling Assyrian Christian Army in Iraq known as Dwekh Nawsha with his military expertise.

He noted that fighting in Syria the Assyrian Army lost one of its commanders to a YPG ambush that included members of Antifa in their ranks. He discussed the roots of Antifa, how they are funded, organized, and how they've hijacked peaceful protests within the United States.

Sangari is also running as a Republican in the Illinois 9th Congressional District race.

For today's episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, spoke with Tony Perkins, the president of Family Research Council, to discuss the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.

For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, a Republican presidential candidate, and David Dicks who wants to be Iowa's next Republican National Committeeman.

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, spoke with State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Ottumwa, who is running for the Republican nomination in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. 

In their interview they cover a wide range of topics including impeachment, foreign policy, social media censorship, trade, health care reform, the life issue, religious liberty, the national debt, and why she is running for this office for a fourth time.

This week on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, spoke with Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, about their new report entitled "Family First: Reclaiming the GOP's Forgotten Constituency."

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.

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. 

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