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Chat with Richard: Renewing America’s Promise

PREVIEW America is a beautiful thing. Built on the back of our forefathers, inspired by hope and secured in blood. Today, that nation stands divided. We fight not together for justice and peace, fairness and opportunity, but in campaigns for victory and defeat. America is a story of freedom and today that idea, that honored […]

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News: S. 150 – A Bill to Make Government Better

On NPR the other day, Senator Charles Grassley (R, Iowa) spoke about a bill he was co-sponsoring in the 114th Congress, S.150, which is described as “a bill to provide for a biennial budget process and a biennial appropriations process and to enhance oversight and the performance of the Federal Government.” The bill has been […]

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Get Early Access to “Renewing America’s Promise”

PREVIEW America is a beautiful thing. Built on the back of our forefathers, inspired by hope and secured in blood. Today, that nation stands divided. We fight not together for justice and peace, fairness and opportunity, but in campaigns for victory and defeat. America is a story of freedom and today that idea, that honored […]

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News: NYT Offers Little Praise to FDA

New York Times: Most Gay Men Still Excluded From Giving Blood Excerpt: Under the new rule, any man who has had sex with another man in the last year may not donate blood. The change would still irrationally exclude many, if not most, adult gay men, including men in monogamous sexual relationships. Read the Full […]

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How to Stabalize Our National Debt

While our federal budget is a complicated amalgamation of over a dozen federal departments and agencies, we continue to spend more than we bring in; a model that can not sustain itself over the long term. The goal of this exercise using a tool at The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is to get […]

Richard Dedor Statement

Statement: Praise to FDA for Listening to Science

DES MOINES, IOWA — 2005 University of Northern Iowa graduate and former candidate for Mayor of Mason City, Iowa, Richard Dedor has released the following statement regarding the Food & Drug Administration’s action on reducing the gay blood ban: “Thankfully, the FDA today listened to the recommendation of the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Advisory […]

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News: New Law H.R.1447

President Obama signed into law on December 18, 2014, H.R. 1447, the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013. Excerpt: Requires states that receive allocations under specified provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, whether characterized as the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs, the Local […]