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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 2, 2011 | 1 comment

The rise in Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers are lifting spirits in an unlikely place – the White House. That’s the assessment of Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, who recalls his House colleague as a “bomb thrower.” “What I’m picking up around here is that there’s a lot of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 20, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – A day after saying he won’t endorse any of the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls before the Iowa precinct caucuses, Sen. Chuck Grassley said there’s a remote possibility he may change his mind. Grassley announced Oct. 19 that just as he didn’t endorse in ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 19, 2011 | No comments

UPDATED: CEDAR RAPIDS – As promised. Sen. Chuck Grassley has made a decision about endorsing a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful. His decision is that he won’t endorse any candidate, Grassley said Oct. 19. “We’ve got several good candidates, and I think I’m willing to let the system ...

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

  They’re not ideological soul mates, but Mitt Romney appears to be the likeliest 2012 GOP presidential hopeful to get Sen. Chuck Grassley’s endorsement, but Herman Cain would benefit most. That is, if Grassley endorses anyone. Grassley, a six-term Republican who didn’t endorse anyone before Iowa’s 2008 first-in-the-nation ...

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 17, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Reaction to President Barack Obama’s two-day visit to Iowa and his calls for an end to partisan gridlock in Washington is split, predictably, along party lines. “I just took it that it was a campaign tour through here,” said U.S. Rep. Steve King, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | June 6, 2011 | No comments

UPDATED with comments from Herman Cain in Iowa City IOWA CITY -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is being roundly criticized in Iowa for his decision to skip the Iowa precinct caucuses because he wants to end subsidies for ethanol, a $1.6 billion industry in Iowa. The ...

Author: Gazette Staff/SourceMedia | February 9, 2011 | No comments

Sen. Chuck Grassley will pick a horse in the 2012 GOP presidential primary but told Roll Call on Tuesday that the candidate he backs must meet very specific criteria: win beyond Iowa.