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Author: James Q. Lynch | July 25, 2011 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who in 12 terms has never voted to raise the federal debt ceiling, expects Congress and the president to reach an agreement to raise the debt limit, but then default on the nation’s debt. Not that he’s suggesting the ...

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 5, 2011 | No comments

Republican Sen. Rand Paul will visit Iowa July 29 and 30 to encourage Iowans to support limited government principles and fiscal responsibility, the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign has announced. “Rand Paul's message strikes a strong chord with the Tea Party here in Iowa,” said Drew ...

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

  DES MOINES – The revolution is “is alive and well and growing,” especially in Iowa, where U.S. Rep. Ron Paul hopes to send a message. The Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames Aug. 13 will be that platform for that message, the Texas congressman told about ...

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

CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s up to Iowa. “The people of Iowa have changed our politics,” Jeff Bell, who advocates for a return to the gold standard, told a Tea Party crowd June 17. “Iowa helps to shape the national debate not only because you are the ...

Author: Richard Pratt | June 9, 2011 | No comments

Six likely Republican presidential candidates are participating in a bus tour of Iowa that kicks off Monday. The three-week event is sponsored by the Iowa Tea Party and includes appearances by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former CEO Herman Cain, former House ...

Author: Associated Press | April 15, 2011 | 1 comment

It's a tricky time of courtship. As the tea party turns 2, the still-gelling field of Republican presidential contenders is the first class of White House hopefuls to try to figure out how to tap the movement's energy without alienating voters elsewhere ...

Author: Gazette Staff/SourceMedia | February 13, 2011 | No comments

WASHINGTON — "Tea party" sentiment is pulling the Republican presidential contest to the right as would-be candidates appeal for support from the GOP's conservative base. Tea party litmus tests were dominant 2012 themes as most of the presidential contenders addressed the nation's ...

Author: Gazette Staff/SourceMedia | February 3, 2011 | No comments

URBANDALE — Every other week for the past two years, the Westside Conservative Club has met over breakfast at the Machine Shed restaurant to do what Tea Party groups do: share worries about President Barack Obama, federal spending and government overreach. Unlike many of those other ...

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