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  • Des Moines Register calls for audit of Iowa results: 'Something smells in the Democratic Party'

    02/04/2016 9:52:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    In a strongly worded editorial on Thursday, The Des Moines Register called on the Iowa Democratic Party to move quickly to prove that Monday's results are correct. The piece titled "Editorial: Something smells in the Democratic Party," starts out: "Once again the world is laughing at Iowa." It gets sharper from there.
  • Drudge: FINAL DES MOINES REGISTER/BLOOMBERG POLL:Trump 28% Cruz 23% Rubio 15%

    01/30/2016 5:09:22 PM PST · by xzins · 138 replies
    Drudge ^ | 30 Jan 16
    From Drudge Sidebar Headline USA Today and Bloomberg sites not able to be posted. But the coveted Des Moines register final win goes to Trump
  • Trump campaign bans Iowa newspaper from event (Ha- Des Moines Register)

    07/24/2015 8:24:09 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/15 | AP
    The Des Moines Register says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied press credentials to its reporters after the newspaper published an editorial calling on the billionaire businessman to end his campaign. The Register says its reporters were denied credentials to a Trump campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Saturday. The newspaper says Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told its reporters they were being excluded because of the editorial. In the editorial, published Tuesday, the newspaper called Trump a “feckless blowhard” who is “unfit to hold office.” Register editor Amalie Nash emphasized Friday that the paper’s editorial board is independent...
  • New Des Moines Register Iowa Poll – Ted Cruz Jumps Staggering 21 Points and Leads with 31%…

    12/12/2015 4:56:15 PM PST · by Amntn · 194 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/12/15 | Sundance
    According to the latest Des Moines Register Poll, (full pdf below) of 400 Republican caucus goers, candidate Ted Cruz has surged into the lead with 31% support - a gain of 21 points since DMR's previous polling:
  • Flashback: Iowa Poll: Gingrich Leads Paul, Romney

    12/12/2015 3:19:39 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies ^ | 03 Dec 2011
    A surge in support for Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has made him the new front-runner in Iowa, which holds the first of next year's U.S. presidential nominating contests, according to a closely watched opinion poll published Saturday. Gingrich, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has support from 25 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers, up from just 7 percent in late October, the poll conducted for The Des Moines Register newspaper found. --- Texas Representative Ron Paul and Romney finished second and third, with support at 18 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Support for Minnesota Representative...
  • 'Big shakeup' in Iowa Poll: Cruz soars to lead

    12/12/2015 3:01:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Des Moines Register | December 12, 2015 | Jennifer Jacobs
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    12/12/2015 2:39:29 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 446 replies ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | Drudge
  • Trump slams Iowa paper ahead of key poll

    12/12/2015 2:23:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    United Press International ^ | December 12, 2015 | Ann Marie Awad
    Trump told supporters: “I only like polls that treat me well.” DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- As the Des Moines Register prepares to release its key poll in the Iowa primary, Donald Trump slammed the paper calling it "dishonest." The paper previously found itself on Trump's bad side after it published an editorial in July calling for the real estate mogul to end his presidential campaign. He responded by refusing press credentials to Register reporters at his events. Trump knocked the paper at an event Friday in Des Moines: "You have one of the most dishonest right here...
  • TV networks hold conference call to discuss Trump treatment (JournoList)

    11/23/2015 12:42:49 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/23/15 | Hadas Gold
    Executives from several television networks held a conference call on Monday to discuss Donald Trump's campaign treatment of the press, but no immediate action is expected to come from the first call, sources familiar with the call told POLITICO. Another call is scheduled for this afternoon. Representatives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CNN discussed how embeds and reporters from outlets are being treated, including being pushed into media "pens." The Washington Post was first to report on the conference call. It's unlikely a formal unified message will be sent to the Trump campaign unless all the networks agree on...
  • 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."...