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Author: James Q. Lynch | July 26, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann, right, shakes hands with Tim Countryman of Cedar Rapids at a house party sponsored by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition at the home of Bob and Patti Klaus in Cedar Rapids July 26. (James Q. Lynch/SourceMedia Group News) CEDAR ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 26, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain will embark on his "Common Sense Solutions" bus tour throughout the state of Iowa leading up to the FOX News debate and the Ames Straw Poll. Here's his schedule: Aug. 4: Des Moines, Oskaloosa, West Des Moines Aug. 8: Sioux City, Denison, Council ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – If U.S. Rep. Ron Paul was a financial investment, Drew Ivers’ challenge would be to convince investors past performance is no indication of future success. Paul finished fifth in the 2008 Iowa precinct caucuses, but Ivers thinks the Texan is the Republican Party’s ...

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

The Johnson County Democratic Party will have a birthday party Aug. 7 for President Barack Obama who turns 50. The party will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in Lower City Park in Iowa City. A picnic dinner -- burgers, brats, and veggie burgers, plus sides ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 18, 2011 | No comments

    CORALVILLE – Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour of Iowa got off to a slow start when he got caught in a traffic delay caused by a construction project along Interstate 380. Just as well, according to Democratic critics, who claimed in a prebuttal to the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 13, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – While other 2012 Republican hopefuls are counting down the days to the Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Newt Gingrich is looking farther down the road. Gingrich, whose campaign has been hit with a series of setback including the mass resignation of senior ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 12, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – Given that it was a lecture sponsored by The Family Leader, a social conservative group that has asked presidential candidates to sign a pledge of fidelity to their spouses, the only surprise was that it took so long for “the question” to ...

Author: Rod Boshart | July 11, 2011 | No comments

INDIANOLA – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Monday that she opposes raising the national debt ceiling because it would be like raising the limit on the federal government’s credit card and costing Americans more through higher taxes. Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, told about 50 Cemen ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 11, 2011 | No comments

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced new staffing in Iowa as well as details for the grand opening of his campaign’s Iowa headquarters. The new staff includes: Larry Tuel- State Director Lisa Lockwood- Field Staff Zach Dalluge- Field Staff Steven Hensler- Field Staff The team, along with Cain and his national ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 8, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The obituaries being written about Tim Pawlenty’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination appear to be premature. That’s not just the candidate and his staff talking, but more than 130 people who gave the former Minnesota governor an enthusiastic reception at a July ...

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