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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 ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | July 8, 2011 | No comments

The Iowa Conservative Union will host 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich from 6 to 10 p.m. July 11 at the Long Branch Hotel and Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 90 Twix Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. The public is invited. Gingrich will be the keynote speaker at ...

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

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) July 8 launched the second phase of its $20 million advocacy campaign on runaway government spending and debt. New TV spots with a total of $7 million in advertising buys begin running in Iowa and elsewhere on national cable ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | July 7, 2011 | No comments

The Iowa Electronic Markets' 2012 presidential election prediction market has opened, and early trading gives President Barack Obama an edge in his re-election bid. As of 9 a.m. July 7, the Democratic contract was trading for 57.2 cents on the IEM's Winner Take All market, which ...

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

On the heels of President Obama’s Twitter news conference, TheTeaParty.net has announced plans for a Presidential Twitter debate July 20. The debate, which will moderated by political analyst and pollster Dick Morris, will feature 2012 Republican presidential nomination hopefuls Rep. Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, former Speaker Newt ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – Rick Santorum is impressed with the partnerships between Kirkwood Community College and the area business community to help supply a skilled workforce. “It’s obviously a dynamic place,” the 2012 Republican presidential hopeful said after meeting Kirkwood administrators and staff July 6 on the ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 5, 2011 | No comments

MARION – For conservatives, 2010 was a goal-line stand. By and large, Rick Santorum said, conservatives, with a majority of the U.S. House, have been successful in stopping the Barack Obama agenda from becoming reality. “But we haven’t moved off the one-yard line,” Santorum told a houseful ...

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