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Shane Vander Hart
Works at 4:15 Communications, LLC
Attended Drake University
Lived in Pleasant Hill, IA
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Will the New York AG listen to parents?
Parents of school age children are deeply troubled over the validity of the recently administered Grades 3-8 Common Core ELA and Math Assessments.
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Yep, it's that time again... Go vote in the +Caffeinated Thoughts presidential preference poll!
Be sure to participate in Caffeinated Thoughts' 2nd 2016 Presidential Preference Poll of our readers. The poll closes at 11:59p (CDT) on 5/8/15.
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The former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina comes across as the “anti-Hillary” who could be a difficult candidate for Clinton to run against.
The former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina comes across as the “anti-Hillary” who could be a difficult candidate for Clinton to run against.
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This is the kind of news presidential candidates seek to avoid.
Dr. Ben Carson's speaking engagement at a Southern Baptist Pastors Conference in Columbus, OH in June was canceled after several pastors opposed the invite.
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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke to a group of Republicans at State Senator Jack Whitver's home in Ankeny, IA.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio spoke at a meet-and-greet in Ankeny, IA hosted by State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
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Finally a check on the judicial branch. They need to be reminded that they are supposed to interpret the law based on the Constitution as it is written, not make law based on the current cultural trend.
Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced a bill yesterday in the U.S. House that strips federal courts of jurisdiction to hear cases related to marriage.
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How does this speak to candidate's qualifications?
"Would you attend a gay wedding?" seems to be the new litmus test for prospective and declared Republican presidential candidates that should be avoided.
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Apparently State Rep. Josh Byrnes doesn't believe homeschoolers should have a say about public school policy.
State Representative Josh Byrnes (R-Osage) believes that Iowa's homeschooling parents should remain silent about public school policy.
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I'd say having a legislator who doesn't respect his constituents' right to weigh in would be worse. 
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I had a nice chat with +Ted Cruz on Saturday.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussed domestic and foreign policy with Caffeinated Thoughts at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition event in Waukee, IA.
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I was able to interview Governor Scott Walker on Saturday.  Catch the video and transcript.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke with Caffeinated Thoughts about his 2016 ambitions, issues surrounding the race, & how voters are looking for action.
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Follow the money! It leads from Wall Street and the Middle East and  then into Hillary Clinton's pockets.
Just think about the corruption she can pull off as President considering her record as Secretary of State.
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This isn't an endorsement, but I was really impressed with Bobby Jindal on Saturday.
 
Bobby Jindal impressed Shane during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Spring Kickoff.
Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) may have distinguished himself as a standard bearer on religious liberty and marriage in this race after his remarks in Iowa.
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Hey, there's a live blog going on... marathon event.. whew!
Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker, and Rick Santorum woo Iowa conservatives in Waukee.
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Blogger, Communications & Social Media Consulting/Management
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  • 4:15 Communications, LLC
    President, 2012 - present
  • Caffeinated Thoughts
    Founder & Editor-in-Chief, 2006 - present
  • American Principles Project
    Communications Director - Preserve Innocence, 2010 - present
  • Serve Our Youth Network
    Director of Ministries & Volunteer Development, 2002 - 2012
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Pleasant Hill, IA - West Des Moines, IA - Valparaiso, IN - Chardon, OH - Middlefield, OH - Miami, FL - Bannockburn, IL
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Follower of Jesus, Husband of 1, Dad of 3, Blogger, Communications & Social Media Consultant and Manager
Introduction
Shane Vander Hart is the founder and President of 4:15 Communications, a social media and communications consulting and management firm specializing in social media account creation, social media strategy audits, blog creation and management, social media account management, online written content for websites, blog content, public relations, and press release distribution.

Shane has 20 years of working in non-profit organizations, and ten years of experience with public relations, community networking, social media marketing, and blogging. He is also an experienced public speaker and trainer. In 2006 he launched Caffeinated Thoughts, a popular Christian conservative online news site that provides news and commentary on culture, current events, faith and politics.

Shane is a native of Des Moines, IA. He has worked in Florida, Ohio, and Indiana before moving back to Des Moines, Iowa. Shane has been married for 19 years and has three teenage children. 

Shane was recently recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the top political influencers in Iowa.
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Follower of Jesus, husband to one, father of three.
Education
  • Drake University
    Journalism Education, 1990 - 1992
  • Trinity International University
    Youth Ministry/Biblical Studies, 1992 - 1995
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