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Author: Associated Press | November 16, 2011 | No comments

    URBANDALE (AP) — Rising in national polls, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Wednesday over huge payments he received over the past decade from the federally backed housing agency Freddie Mac. Gingrich said he didn't remember exactly how much he was paid, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 16, 2011 | No comments

  It’s probably a compliment when a presidential hopeful is asked their choice of a running mate, a sign that the candidate is being taken seriously, seen as a contender. However it was meant, it struck Rick Santorum as, well, premature. The former Pennsylvania senator was fielding questions ...

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

ANAMOSA — Rick Santorum says he’s working harder in Iowa than any other candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Despite bottom rung standing in polls of likely caucusgoers, the former Pennsylvania senator thinks he’s making progress. “I get pigeonholed as social conservative,” he said during a ...

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

  DUBUQUE – Herman Cain says he is being “realistic rather than overly optimistic” in predicting a top three finish in the Iowa precinct caucuses. “You just never know in politics, you can’t accurately predict all the different dynamics that may impact the voters, the caucus-goers,” the ...

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

  If the 2012 presidential nomination contest were a television reality show, Michele Bachmann would be the first candidate voted off. That’s the results of a Poll Position poll of 1,200 voters nationwide. Bachmann was the winner -- or actually the loser -- with 24 percent of ...

Author: Rod Boshart | November 14, 2011 | No comments

WEST DES MOINES – Long-time Iowa Republican Lillie Anderson said Monday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has turned her into a believer that he should be the next U.S. president. “I didn’t enter as a Gingrich fan,” confided Anderson, 76, who backed former Minnesota Gov. ...

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

Cain wanes? Newt waxes? It’s hard to imagine what Herman Cain will say at a press conference later today that will take the minds of the media as well as his supporters off the lengthening list of sexual harassment allegations against the Georgia businessman. However, it appears ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 7, 2011 | No comments

Are you ready to rumble? Former pro wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, who rocked the political establishment when he won a term as governor of Minnesota, is talking about running for president. And he may have just the issue to rally people to his side. Ventura, who like ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | November 4, 2011 | 1 comment

MARION – “I’m three-for-three,” Josh Romney announced after taking a turn making get-out-the-vote phone calls for Iowa Senate candidate Cindy Golding Nov. 4. The son of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney added an asterisk to his accomplishment. “That’s two votes for Cindy and a half of ...

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

Mitt Romney will be back on the campaign trail in Iowa Monday, but his advance team arrives today. Romney’s son, Josh, will be in Marion and Cedar Rapids. At 10:15 a.m., he’ll make a stop at Cindy Golding’s campaign headquarters, 1121 7th Ave., Marion, to join ...

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