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

Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann, right, shakes hands with Tim Countryman of Cedar Rapids at a house party sponsored by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition at the home of Bob and Patti Klaus in Cedar Rapids July 26. (James Q. Lynch/SourceMedia Group News) CEDAR ...

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

IOWA CITY – Four Republican presidential hopefuls are planning to attend the Johnson County Republican Party’s annual picnic Aug. 5 in what will be a preview of the Iowa GOP Straw Poll a week later. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter ...

Author: James Q. Lynch | July 18, 2011 | No comments

    CORALVILLE – Tim Pawlenty’s “Road to Results” tour of Iowa got off to a slow start when he got caught in a traffic delay caused by a construction project along Interstate 380. Just as well, according to Democratic critics, who claimed in a prebuttal to the ...

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 | July 13, 2011 | 2 comments

Results of an autodial poll released July 13 show Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann with a wide lead over her competitors I the Iowa precinct caucuses. The poll, conducted for Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, showed Bachmann winning the support of 29 percent of likely 2012 Iowa ...

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 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: 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

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, whose bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination recently was endorsed by several Iowa legislators, will be back in the state campaigning July 6-7. Pawlenty will be in Cedar Rapids at 12:30 p.m. July 8 at the The Ar-Jay Center, 5515 ...

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 ...