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Author: James Q. Lynch | October 31, 2011 | No comments

What’s up, Iowa? Roughly midway between two iconic Iowa contests on the road to the Republican presidential nomination Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann have reversed roles. Bachmann, who won the straw poll after entering the race less than two months earlier, and Cain, who finished in single ...

Author: The Gazette Staff | October 28, 2011 | No comments

As the 2012 Iowa caucuses get ever closer, a recent University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll released today indicates that the economy continues to be an important issue for voters. When asked to describe the country's current economic condition, nearly half of the likely Republican caucus attendees ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 27, 2011 | No comments

Here comes another Obama challenger. A Democrat. Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry is bringing his campaign for president to Iowa, including a stop this morning in front of City Hall in downtown Cedar Rapids. According to a spokesman, he’s also making ad buys in Iowa, including this one. ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 26, 2011 | No comments

  Note to Republican 2012 presidential hopefuls: Even if your name isn’t Mitt Romney, don’t despair. At least not yet. At this point in the election cycle four years ago, John McCain was far from the odds-on favorite to be the GOP nominee. Not only was he at 14 ...

Author: Mike Wiser | October 23, 2011 | No comments

    DES MOINES – The polls, the pundits, and the candidates themselves have told Iowa’s social conservatives that the top issue in the 2012 election is the economy. Saturday night in an exhibit hall on the Iowa State Fairgrounds about 1,000 social conservatives turned out to convince ...

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

WILTON -- Diana Gradert was wearing a Rick Perry sticker, not because she had committed to supporting the Texas Republican’s presidential bid, but because it was the right thing to do. “They were handing them out when we came in and it would be impolite to ...

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

Let’s hope no one asks Texas Gov. Rick Perry if he likes the barbecue when he visits Rep. Jeff Kaufman’s family’s Century Farm near Wilton this afternoon. Apparently he’s partial to Texas-style barbecue – and doesn’t mind saying so. According to “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 21, 2011 | No comments

IOWA CITY – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is encouraged when he visits with young people. “The future looks brighter when I visit with you,” he told a standing room only crowd at the University of Iowa Oct. 21. Judging by the welcome he received, the feeling is ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 21, 2011 | No comments

  CEDAR RAPIDS -- Rep. Ron Paul warned that the nation’s current practice of spending, incurring debt and bailing out banks and other businesses is unsustainable, and there will few bumps in the road to economic recovery. Asked how he would make changes to the economy without ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | October 21, 2011 | No comments

Is anyone else wondering if Texas Rep. Ron Paul will come out in favor of a “black-and-gold standard” when he makes a Homecoming Weekend visit to the University of Iowa? Paul, who has an enthusiastic following at UI – as he does on many college campuses, ...