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  • Des Moines Register publishes gun-ban column advocating deadly violence against NRA, GOP leaders

    01/02/2013 12:31:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/2/2013 | Fox News
    Donald Kaul retired earlier this year. Now he has decided to return to writing occasional opinion columns for The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. brought out all his ugliness. In a column that appeared after the shooting with the headline "Kaul: Nation needs a new agenda on guns," he proposed a new liberal agenda: repeal the Second Amendment, declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal, and well, make violent threats to Republican leaders and NRA members. The Des Moines Register published this junk on December 29.
  • Romney wins surprise endorsement from Iowa’s Des Moines Register

    10/28/2012 9:44:33 AM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies
    Iowa’s Des Moines Register newspaper endorsed Mitt Romney on Saturday, marking the first time the paper has endorsed a Republican for president in 40 years. “Both President Barack Obama and Governor Romney are superbly qualified … [but] Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate,” the paper announced. An Iowa victory would give Romney seven electoral votes. Recent polls show a close race in the state.
  • Daily Beast Correspondent Calls Des Moines Register's Romney Endorsement 'A Practical Joke'

    10/28/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The Des Moines Register shocked many political observers Saturday by endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Clearly not accepting such a thing, Michael Tomasky, the Obama-loving correspondent for the Daily Beast, came out Sunday claiming the Register's endorsement "is little more than a practical joke": This Romney endorsement editorial, if you actually bother to read it, is little more than a practical joke. First of all, it has all the hallmarks of having been ordered by the publisher over the objections of the editorial board. Normally, a sentence like "the RegisterÂ’s editorial board, as it should, had a vigorous debate over...
  • Obama: 'Absolutely' No Regrets For Ignoring Economy for First Two Years

    10/24/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies ^ | 10/24/2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Obama campaign has finally released the transcript of his endorsement interview with the Des Moines Register--and it is clear why they were reluctant to do so: the President says he has "absolutely" no regrets about ignoring the economy during the first two years of his term, when Democrats controlled Congress. Here is the key part of the exchange: Q: Yes, that begs a question from us, Mr. President. Some say you had a super majority in your first two years and had this incredible opportunity, but because of what you were talking about, as you were running, you had...
  • Des Moines Register Withholds Arrestee's Connection to Democrat Consulting Firm Until 'Safe'

    01/22/2012 10:22:50 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Is it safe? Is it safe? No, that wasn't Laurence Olivier as a Nazi dentist drilling holes into Dustin Hoffman's teeth in Marathon Man as he kept repeating that question. In this case it was the Des Moines Register wondering if it was "safe" to mention that a former Obama campaign staffer, Zachary Edwards (see mug shot), who was arrested on Friday for attempted identity theft of the Iowa Republican Secretary of State, Matt Schultz, was a prominent member of a well known Democrat campaign consulting firm, LINK Strategies. On Friday, the day the Des Moines Register first briefly reported...
  • Des Moines Register Has Endorsed Mitt Romney

    12/17/2011 5:36:20 PM PST · by freespirited · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Des Moines Register | 12/17/11
    Can't post from Des Moines Register, but here is the link:
  • Sarcasm From McCain to Iowa Paper

    10/02/2008 12:43:23 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 1,514+ views
    For another candidate, it might have been characterized as a “passionate defense.” But for Senator John McCain, who has long battled accusations that he has a short temper, an interview today with The Des Moines Register could be more damaging. Some of Mr. McCain’s responses to questions about issues that have been prominent in the press for the past few weeks came across as sarcastic – sometimes testy. Furthermore, the Iowa newspaper put his interview with the editorial board online, leaving him vulnerable to unflattering mash-ups. “Really?” he responded to a question about possible concern from voters about Gov. Sarah...
  • David Yepsen Is God, And God Says... (Des Moines Register columnist on Iowa Caucuses)

    12/30/2007 4:24:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 885+ views
    State 29 ^ | December 30, 2007
    David Yepsen has a horrifically bad column in the Sunday Des Moines Register. In it, he distills each candidate down to the usual cliches of the leftist/"centrist" newspaper agenda: Mike Huckabee The former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister has soared in the GOP race following his second-place finish in the Iowa Republican straw poll in August. He has rallied party social and religious conservatives as well as supporters of a big national sales tax to replace the income tax. He's a witty speaker and an affable politician whose criticisms of the nation's economic policies sound a lot like the populist...
  • Sleepy in Iowa: Why must we put up with biased or boring presidential debates?

    12/16/2007 5:41:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 189+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 16, 2007 | Jack Kelly
    Those who watched the Republican presidential "debate" in Iowa Wednesday now understand why The Des Moines Register is such a lousy newspaper. "That was not just the worst debate of 2007, that was the worst debate in Western history, and that includes the ancient Greeks," said columnist Charles Krauthammer. "There is no record in any major European record of a debate this transcendingly and crushingly dull." Mr. Krauthammer arguably wasn't engaging in hyperbole. Imagine a boxing match in which the boxers aren't allowed to lay a glove on each other, and you have an idea of what this "debate" was...
  • Republican candidates keep it civil; Thompson does self the most good

    12/12/2007 7:11:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 868+ views
    The Oshkosh Northwestern | December 12, 2007 | David Yepsen of the Des Moines Register
    Cannot be posted due to copyright issues:
  • Fred, getting lively, fires off good line and than(sic) offers civil disobedience

    12/12/2007 12:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 3,317+ views
    The Politico ^ | December 12, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    In an obvious effort to diminish Huck, Fred gets off a line he wants Iowans to chew on in the weeks ahead: Citing a face-off with America's enemies, Thompson asks: "Who do you want sitting on our side representing you? "That ought to be who you elect president." Then, in an attempt to put his foot down on debate silliness, he refused to play along on the raise-your-hand-if line of questioning on global warming. "I’m not doing handshows today," Thompson said to applause. Not offered a full minute to respond, Thompson said, "Well, then I'm not going to answer it."...
  • Question about the Iowa debate (vanity)

    12/11/2007 2:46:59 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 19 replies · 176+ views
    I'm pretty sure I've seen a blog entry that said Fox News would carry a live feed of the Des Moines Register debate tomorrow (December 12). still has it listed that way, but I've been unable to find any other confirmation. Can anyone here reassure me that we'll be able to see firsthand whether Ambassador Keyes critically injures the Giuliani campaign with a single well-placed blow?
  • Dems, GOP candidates to debate once more before Iowa caucuses

    12/11/2007 12:36:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 255+ views
    WQAD-TV ^ | December 11, 2007
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - It's crunch time in the presidential race. Nine Republican and six Democratic candidates will meet this week in their final debates before the lead off Iowa caucuses, and lively exchanges are expected. The back-to-back debates -- Republicans on Wednesday, Democrats on Thursday -- come as both races in Iowa are toss-ups with just three weeks left before the voting begins. On the GOP side, Mike Huckabee, has vaulted to the front, overtaking longtime leader Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. Among Democrats, Hillary Rodham Clinton is locked in a three way race in Iowa with...
  • Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #4 - Des Moines, IA 08/05/07 - Official Discussion Thread

    08/05/2007 5:29:36 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 501 replies · 14,870+ views
    Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #4 – Des Moines, Iowa 08/05/07 - Official Discussion Thread ABC News will be conducting a debate to be aired on This Week. The nine announced GOP presidential candidates meet in a campaign debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. George Stephanopoulos is the moderator; Des Moines Register political writer David Yepsen poses additional questions. Debate starts at 8 am CT (9 am ET/ 6 am PT) * check local stations for broadcast time in your area * Candidates participating Sam Brownback Rudy Giuliani Mike Huckabee Duncan Hunter John McCain Mitt Romney Ron Paul Tom...
  • Des Moines Register NOT reporting Iowa Sen. Harkin ethics investigation... e-mail the paper!!

    12/16/2005 7:52:40 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 20 replies · 1,127+ views ^ | 12/16/2005 | IPWGOP
    Justice Department investigating Harkin Why isn’t the Des Moines Register reporting it? Editorial by: Roger Wm. Hughes On Dec. 2, the Associated Press reported that Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) was under investigation for corruption connected to the Jack Abramoff scandal. However, The Des Moines Register has not printed a word about it. The Register failed to report for more than two weeks about the fact that Harkin finally admitted to breaking ethics laws by not reimbursing Jack Abramoff for the use of his skybox at the Washington D.C. MCI Center. As it turned out, a client of Abramoff's --...
  • "Backlash scares peace activists across the state" Barf

    04/11/2003 8:26:50 AM PDT · by Conservativegreatgrandma · 30 replies · 166+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 11/0403 | Bill Reiter
    "A Mount Pleasant man is flooded with e-mails demanding that he leave America because he doesn't like the war. A Des Moines woman bristles when she sees the hate mail sent to her 17 year-old son after his anti-war quote appeared in the newpaper. A peace camp at the University of Iowa is attacked with eggs and urine.",As war grinds on in Iraq, some Iowans who have publicly opposed it have found that freedom of speech can sometimes be costly when some people react angrily."