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Author: James Q. Lynch | December 17, 2011 | No comments

What’s their problem: As Iowans grow giddy with excitement at the approaching first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses, Gallup reports seven out of 10 American can’t wait for the election to be over. Say what? That’s like Hawkeye fans saying they can’t wait for the game to be over ...

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

You think you’re busy: The presidential hopefuls like to tell us the Iowa precinct caucus campaign is not a sprint, but a marathon, Call it what you will, the 2012ers, or at least some of them, have traded their walking shows for running spikes. With 18 ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 14, 2011 | No comments

  Swing state blues: Looks like Iowa will maintain its battleground state status in the 2012 general election. A University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll, which found Newt Gingrich leading Mitt Romney 30 percent to 20 percent, also included questions about the 2012 general election. Answers from about ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | September 1, 2011 | 3 comments

    CEDAR RAPIDS – No Sarah Palin. No Michelle Bachmann. No presidential candidates at all. But from the opening Pledge of Allegiance to the last “God bless America,” the Tea Party Express rally in downtown Cedar Rapids Sept. 1 delivered a message any of them would have endorsed: It’s ...

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 | July 14, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Iowans likely to vote in 2012 presidential election say state and federal lawmakers should be doing more for children, including investing more tax money in the health, education and safety of children, according to a poll conducted for a child advocacy group. However, ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | December 16, 2010 | No comments

The Iowa Straw Poll traditionally has been the critical first test of grass roots support for Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. The stakes will be higher in 2011. In addition to the straw poll Aug. 13, Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt ...