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Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Here's the message Democrats are sending during as the presidential campaign heats up: Iowans, especially the elderly, are increasingly “terrified” by suggestions from 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls that government spending, including entitlement programs, will be cut. “It’s real fear. The fear is running rampant,” ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 9, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Iowa Republicans who get a call from someone with a Southern drawl talking to them about Newt Gingrich’s campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination know it’s not their neighbor calling. Neither is it a paid telemarketer. Those folks asking you to support “Neuwt” ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 8, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Iowans this month are getting a sneak preview of the 2012 presidential campaign with Republicans hammering President Obama in the run up to Saturday’s Ames straw poll and the president and his Democratic surrogates trying to counter the negative GOP messages being ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 8, 2011 | 1 comment

As the political world’s focus settles on Ames for the quadrennial Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Democrats are launching a campaign to define the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls called “Extreme Aims: Wrong for Seniors. Wrong for the Middle Class.” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 6, 2011 | 4 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is calling on President Obama to address the nation before financial markets open Monday to lay out his plan for economic recovery. Bachman, a Minnesota congresswoman seeking the GOP nomination, told reporters Aug. 6 the president needs to ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 5, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to sign a pledge to tackle the national debt when she campaigns in Cedar Rapids Aug. 6. Bachmann will be the seventh presidential candidate to sign the Strong America Now pledge that also calls for the candidates to address ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 4, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Move over, President Obama, you’re not the only adult in the room. Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers may have fallen to single digits, he was abandoned by most of his campaign staff, saw his fundraising dry up and has admitted not having the resources ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 4, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – After a month of highly partisan bickering between President Obama and congressional leaders that led to a debt ceiling deal that no one liked, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is willing to defend the idea there is civility in Washington. McCotter, a Michigan congressman who ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 1, 2011 | No comments

  Two weeks before the Iowa GOP Straw Poll -- a non-binding popularity contest for 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls -- many of the party’s activists have yet to commit to any candidate. For some, it’s a dilemma of too many good choices. “We have a lot of good ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 27, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – With missionary zeal, Harry Braun is trying to “ring the bell’’ at the Iowa caucuses. Not “ring the bell” as in wresting the party’s nomination away from incumbent President Barack Obama. Instead, the Arizona Democratic wants Iowa caucus-goers to help set in action ...

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