Reaping What We Sow...

02/19/2009 10:55:00 AM

What Is Happening To Our Country -Why Is The Crisis Worsening? The answer is simple: "Our nation is now dealing with the consequences of it's own actions and conduct." ***Enough said. The Mainstream Iowan blog has been around for a number ...

Principal In The News

02/18/2009 06:13:00 AM

Principal Financial's RatingsFitch Ratings has downgraded and placed on Rating Watch Negative the ratings of Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) and its subsidiaries. The downgrades and watch assignments include the insurer financial strength ...

The Beginning of the USSA

02/17/2009 06:15:00 AM

Obama To Sign Stimulus Bill TodayIndebting The Next GenerationU.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to sign the $787 billion economic stimulus plan into law at a ceremony in the western city of Denver, Colorado on Tuesday. Mr. Obama calls ...

Immigration Fraud In Iowa Displacing American Workers

02/16/2009 06:05:00 AM

A Scheme That Displaced American High Tech& Advanced Computer Programming WorkersU.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker, who represents Iowa's Southern District, says Vision Systems Group Inc. brought foreign workers to the U.S. to fill temporary high-tech ...

Space Pollution: Is Our Space Safe?

02/13/2009 06:12:00 AM

Collision Dangers Resulting FromOrbiting Satellites, Debris and Space Junk300,000 Hazardous Objects Orbiting Earth A Russian and a US satellite crashed into each other in an unprecedented collision unleashing clouds of space debris that could ...

The Price Of Partying With Phelps

02/12/2009 06:20:00 AM

Phelps Party Friends Party Pooped- Eight People Arrested - Authorities recently executed search warrants at two private homes in Columbia, S.C., and arrested eight people for marijuana possession, in connection with an investigation into the ...

And Change Is What The Country Got...

02/11/2009 06:19:00 AM

Dow Jones Fall 382 PointsLack Of Confidence In StimulusInvestors are frustrated with the government's latest bank bailout plan — and showing it by unloading stocks. The major stock indexes fell more than 5 percent Tuesday, including the Dow ...

More On The Minnesota Senate Race

02/10/2009 06:17:00 AM

Disenfranchised VotersBallots Not Counted In Minnesota Senate RaceWhile Franken wants provisional electioncertificate to be seated in the U.S. SenateSmith, the top elections official in Anoka County, dropped a minor bombshell Thursday in the ...

Democrats: Pay Your Taxes

02/09/2009 06:21:00 AM

Obama's Cabinet Appointees Have Tax ProblemsShhh.. Don't Forget About Al Franken's Taxes...America is now nearly three weeks into the Obama presidency and already his administration has been plagued with a few political scandals. Chief among ...

World's Most Gifted Swimmer Blows It Away

02/06/2009 06:07:00 AM

Michael PhelpsA Gifted And Talented Athlete, While A Poor Role Model Michael Phelps was suspended from competition for three months by USA Swimming, the latest fallout from a photo that showed the Olympic great with a a marijuana pipe.The sport's ...