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Author: James Q. Lynch | August 25, 2011 | No comments

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, will meet with voters Friday in Cedar Rapids. McCotter will be at The Shop Next Door,111 13th St. SE, (behind Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 26. All interested persons ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 25, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Sarah Palin may be making a lunch-hour stop in downtown Cedar Rapids. “She’s done about six of our rallies. I think that’s more than anyone else, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see her,” says Sal Russo, co-founder and chief strategist for Tea ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

Modern Healthcare has named Newt Gingrich #6 on its list of most influential people in healthcare. No other Republican presidential candidate is included in their list of 100. “Newt Gingrich has spent more time and energy developing and popularizing free market healthcare solutions that would save lives ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will be back in Iowa on the campaign trail this weekend. He will meet with Republican voters in Madison County, sign copies of his best-selling bookLiberty Defined, speak at the Iowa Corn Growers Annual Meeting and attend ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 24, 2011 | No comments

In a new Rasmussen survey of likely voters, it looks like 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is locked in a tight race with President Barack Obama, according to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign. The poll shows Paul at 38 percent versus the president’s 39 percent ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 23, 2011 | No comments

  Diane Crookham-Johnson chooses her words carefully when asked about the likelihood former New York Gov. George Pataki may get into the 2012 Republican presidential race. She’s talked with Pataki, but is hesitant to say whether he will announce his entry into the race when he visits ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 23, 2011 | No comments

  UPDATED: Two weeks after the Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Iowa will return to political center stage if only for a picnic. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the new leader among Iowa Republicans, according to a poll release Aug. 23, will join two other contenders for the 2012 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 15, 2011 | No comments

DECORAH – Bottom line, as bad as things are, President Obama said at an outdoor town hall meeting at rural Decorah, “we’re moving in the right direction.” Obama, who is on a three-day Midwest bus tour, defended the choices he’s made in accepting less than he ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 15, 2011 | No comments

DECORAH – They came to see their president – regardless of what they think of his job performance. “They leader of the free world is in my town, so I thought I should see him,” said Jason Trout, who operates an Internet marketing business in Decorah. ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | August 15, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES — A day after he stole some of Michele Bachmann’s thunder during a stop in Waterloo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was mobbed well-wishers and media Monday as he strolled the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Perry, who announced his plans to run for president Saturday, seemed ...

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