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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 22, 2011 | No comments

He’s not getting as much attention as his University of Iowa colleague Stephen Bloom, but Michael Lewis-Beck has offered a defense of the Iowa caucuses and their first-in-the nation status. The political science professor emeritus, who co-authored “The American Voter Revisited,” a look at the polarization ...

Author: Ed Tibbetts | December 21, 2011 | 1 comment

BETTENDORF — Rising in the polls, Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul drew at least 600 people to the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf Dec. 21 to hear a 45-minute speech on the ills of the federal debt, foreign wars and declining liberties. The Texas congressman ...

Author: Associated Press | November 7, 2011 | No comments

A group of computer hackers is urging its supporters to shut down the Iowa caucuses. The Des Moines Register reports Anonymous has taken credit for an online video calling for people to swamp candidates' campaign offices in Des Moines on Dec. 27 and "peacefully shut down" ...

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

DES MOINES – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be the keynote speaker at the Iowa Democratic Party’s 2011 Jefferson Jackson dinner Nov. 19 in Des Moines. “Mayor Emanuel has proven to be one of the great advocates for Democratic values and middle class opportunity throughout his ...

Author: Rod Boshart | August 12, 2011 | No comments

  AMES — Iowa Republicans got a taste of some aggressive interplay from their field of presidential candidates in a televised debate Thursday night. Now the intrigue will be how that translates into support when they cast ballots on Saturday, the state’s GOP leader said.   “I’d like ...

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 ...