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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 18, 2011 | No comments

Is Chuck Grassley going Tea Party? In recent comments -- at the Iowa GOP Straw Poll and the next day at the Black Hawk County Lincoln Day Dinner – Iowa’s senior senator praised the Tea Party, but stopped short of dumping tea bags in the pond ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | 2 comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and a 2012 GOP presidential hopeful, has received the Gun Owners of America’s highest honor, the “Defender of the Second Amendment Award.” The announcement comes just ahead of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll Aug. 13 in Ames where the Paul campaign ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Like a chip off the block, Sen. Rand Paul echoed his father’s warnings that the nation is approaching a financial tipping point. “Remember the good old days when we measured our deficit in billions and not trillions,” Paul said in Cedar Rapids Aug. ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The economy may be the top issue on Iowans’ minds, but without the foundation of strong families the economy won’t be strong, according to social conservative groups on a “Values Voters” tour of Iowa ahead of Saturday’s Iowa GOP Straw Poll. The “Values ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | August 10, 2011 | No comments

OK, it’s time to think about how this straw poll in Ames is going to turn out. The big question is: At the end of the day, who’s No. 1? Not that it matters – at least not to those finishing No. 2 and lower in the ...

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

Iowa Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids, a co-leader of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, criticized President Obama’s desperate re-election strategy” as reported by Politico.com. “In 2008, candidate Obama campaigned on a vision of hope and promised to change politics in Washington,” Schulte said. “But after three years ...

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: The Gazette Staff | August 9, 2011 | No comments

Capping a tour of the African American Museum of Iowa on Tuesday, presidential hopeful Herman Cain stepped behind the podium that President Barack Obama used during his 2007 campaign in Iowa — the podium now used as the final exhibit on a walk-through of Iowa’s ...

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

Mitt Romney will have a business round-table to talk about the economy Aug. 10 before heading to Ames for Thursday evening’s Fox News candidate debate. Romney, who isn’t competing in Iowa and has not been in the state since late May when he attended a picnic ...