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Bigoted King out of step with American ideals

As a percentage of its population, Iowa sent more troops to fight in the Civil War than any other state. Iowans fought on the side of the Union against the Confederate South. Abraham Lincoln, the president of the United States and the commander in chief of Union forces, was the first Republican president.

So it seems odd (to me, at least) that a Republican congressman from Iowa would display a Confederate flag on his desk. But that's

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