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  • Ron Paul is the new Howard Dean

    12/19/2011 10:35:03 AM PST · by TBBT · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Redstate ^ | 12/19/2011 | Neil Stevens
    Remember 2004? Insurgent Democrat Howard Dean uses a rash of young people online to raise surprising sums of money and gather incredible “buzz” for his candidacy. And yet he drops to third in Iowa, then second in New Hampshire. He would not go on to California, and Texas, and New York, nor would he take the White House. Now between the PPP poll I covered earlier, and Insider Advantage, It’s Ron Paul in the Howard Dean spot. He only wins if the youth show up. The facts: Unknown number of likely caucus goers (note that Insider Advantage calls it a...
  • PPP: Paul leads Iowa, Gingrich drops to 3rd (Poll analysis from Ed Morrissey and others)

    12/19/2011 6:48:12 AM PST · by TBBT · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/19/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    PPP says that they are polling likely Republican caucus-goers, but there’s a reason for a little skepticism on their sample. At 597 respondents, the size is respectable enough, but its composition and definition of “likely” is quite shaky. Only a little over half (55%) bothered to caucus with Republicans in 2008, an election primary with as much publicity and import as this one. Thirteen percent caucused with the Democrats, which is reasonable because (a) Democrats aren’t conducting a primary this cycle, and (b) some who caucused with Democrats might be inclined to support Republicans this year. However, almost a third...
  • 2008 Republican Race on December 12, 2007 (McCain was in 5th place 4 years ago today)

    12/12/2011 1:51:40 AM PST · by Sun · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 12, 2007 | Staff
    23.6 Giuliani +4.2 19.4 Huckabee 13.7 Romney 11.6 Thompson 11.3 McCain 4.4 Paul
  • Newt Gingrich strong with Iowa evangelicals, Tea Partiers

    12/06/2011 8:40:35 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 63 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12-6-2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Newt Gingrich's14-point lead over Mitt Romney among likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers is grounded in large part in support from Tea Party and evangelical voters, who have a far more positive view of Gingrich than they do Romney, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll. Poll: Gingrich takes double-digit lead over Romney in Iowa Gingrich wins the support of 34 percent of white evangelicals expected to attend the Republican caucuses on January 3. That's higher than the 31 percent of likely caucus-goers who support Gingrich overall, and far outpaces Romney, who wins the support of just 10 percent of...
  • Herman Cain on the Libya Question - I don't shoot from the lip

    11/17/2011 11:43:38 AM PST · by justsaynomore · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/16/11 | Cain/WHO TV Des Moines, IA
    This is a WHO TV DesMoines Iowa interview with Herman Cain 11/15/11, discussing his strategy on Iowa as well as his answers on Libya The poster of this video also has a good list of links that I thought you would enjoy also: SHARE THESE LINKS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY Facebook Fan Page "No Cain No Gain" (visit and click 'Like') - HERMAN CAIN SONGS AND TOP HITS"Beat Obama With a Cain" -"GO CAIN" - HERMAN CAIN TRAIN IS COMING... (A Parody Song by Jimmy Z) -"I Am America" (Cain campaign theme song) -"Obama...
  • Rasmussen poll shows Gingrich with double-digit lead in Iowa

    11/17/2011 10:58:22 AM PST · by TBBT · 132 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/17/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Rasmussen’s latest poll in Iowa gives Newt Gingrich a big claim to legitimacy in the Republican nomination fight, but it also is pretty good news for Mitt Romney as well. Among likely caucus-goers, Gingrich now leads Romney 32/19, with Herman Cain dropping more than half of his previous support: The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows Gingrich with 32% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who led in Iowa last month, drops to third with 13% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws 10% of the...
  • North Liberty man arrested for using different social security numbers

    10/10/2011 3:40:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    UI The Daily Iowan ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2011 | Asmaa Elkeurti
    A 22-year-old North Liberty man was arrested for supplying officers with different Social Security numbers on separate, unrelated arrests. Cruz Maximo-Campos, 247 B Holiday Lodge Road, was charged Sept. 19. with tampering with records after he allegedly obtained employment at Panchero's using a false Permanent Alien Resident card. He was also employed under a different Social Security number, the complaint said. After investigation, officers found that neither of the Social Security numbers belonged to the man. Campos may face incarceration and possible deportation if he is found to be an illegal immigrant. According to officials, incidences such as this are...
  • Fast and Furious Tapes: Sit Your Ass Down, Charles Grassley

    09/21/2011 7:13:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/21/2011 | John Hayward
    CBS News has been among the few mainstream media outlets to treat the “Operation Fast and Furious” scandal as a big story all along. They just published some tapes of an amazing conversation between Arizona gun dealer Andrew Howard, who was one of the dealers used by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to deliberately sell American guns to Mexican drug cartels, and ATF agent Hope MacAllister. Howard’s Lone Wolf Trading Company sold the guns that later turned up at the scene of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder. The tapes were made in February, just as the...
  • Update on Organize4Palin Early States Fundraiser

    08/21/2011 6:23:01 AM PDT · by Anamnesis · 22 replies
    C4P ^ | 8/21/11 | Karen Allen
    Update:  Thank you all so much for your generous contributions to the Early States Fund. The response has been humbling, as we know in these economic times that every gift is a sacrifice. Your commitment to furthering the values and leadership of Gov. Palin for our country is unmatched by any current candidates’ supporters. From florists to stock analysts, retirees to students, Americans from all walks of life have jumped on board to say, “Count me in!”I wanted to let you also know that the donation challenge made by the anonymous C4Per of $1,000 has been met! You all made...
  • Woman tries to bring 'fake bomb' onto plane to test Phoenix airport security

    08/10/2011 6:49:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    A WOMAN is behind bars after allegedly attempting to carry an explosive device through airport security at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, US. Lewiza Daman was accused of trying to sneak a fake bomb past TSA agents to test airport security, TSA agents found what looked like a simulated explosive device inside a carry-on bag at a checkpoint Friday. The container was filled with a paste-like substance, with a cell phone taped to the top. The bomb squad and hazmat teams were called out to the airport until they could determine the device was fake. Daman - an African...
  • Police shut down 4 year old girl's lemonade stand

    08/02/2011 8:23:32 AM PDT · by Astronaut · 66 replies · 2+ views ^ | 8/2/2011 |
    CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Police closed down a lemonade stand in Coralville last week, telling its 4-year-old operator and her dad that she didn't have a permit. An officer told Abigail Krutsinger's father Friday that she couldn't run the stand as RAGBRAI bicyclers poured into Coralville. A city ordinance says food vendors must apply for a permit and get a health inspection. Abigail's dad, Dustin Krutsinger, said the ordinance and its enforcers are going too far if they force a 4-year-old to abandon her lemonade stand.
  • PHOTOS: Iowa gun rights activists take aim at 2012 legislative session

    07/27/2011 4:24:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 26 July, 2011 | Lynda Waddington
    SEARSBORO — A summer rainstorm wasn’t enough to prevent a few hundred of Iowa’s most active gun enthusiasts from gathering on the grounds of the Big Springs Range Complex Saturday for a small trade show, firearms training, range shooting and speeches from state and national lawmakers. The Second Amendment Rally, hosted by the Iowa Firearms Coalition and the National Rifle Association and sponsored by a wealth of businesses, marked the second time in as many years that grassroots activists of all ilk had gathered for networking and to hear from prominent lawmakers. “We had such a great time and turn-out...
  • 'Shall issue' gun law sparks surge of new permits(IA)

    07/11/2011 5:09:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 10 July, 2011 | JOSH NELSON
    WAVERLY, Iowa --- The sound --- a sharp, short crack --- evoked a range of reactions. There were startled jumps from the inexperienced and subtle twitches from seasoned hands. For them, the sound of a .380 shell being expended wasn't unusual. Waverly native Jean Doeppke then fired four more rounds at a paper target. Afterward, Doeppke wasn't sure how well she did. It was her first time shooting her new handgun, which she bought at a sports shop in Waverly. The decision to buy the gun wasn't hard. "I just took off and decided I'd get me a little handgun,"...
  • The Great Missouri River Flood of 2011 [photos]

    06/26/2011 8:53:00 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    Picasa ^ | June 26, 2011 | Larry Geiger
    PicasaLarry Geiger This farmstead north of Omaha completely flooded. The house is hard to see due to the trees, but it is right above the smaller grain bins.   North of Omaha looking south. That is I29 under the water, next to the rail road track.   I-29 north of Omaha looking north. Looks like a dual lane boat ramp.   I-29 North of Omaha underwater.   Water flows back from the swollen river into the channels that drained the fields just a few weeks ago.   This is the coal fired power plant just south of Souix City. Look...
  • New gun ordinance(IA)

    05/26/2011 5:26:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 25 May, 2011 | Joel Bovaird
    From Joel Bovaird Creston As a citizen of the city of Creston and a valid non-professional permit to carry weapons holder, I was appalled to see that the people that we have elected to lead this fair city have decided to wage a war against my second amendment rights. The mayor and the city council have decided they want to ban law-abiding citizens from being able to protect themselves and our loved ones inside city-owned dwellings. Some may say, well, just in city-owned buildings. I say okay, but according to the ordinance, this includes city park shelters. I say where...
  • New UI Student Group Backs Carrying Guns on Campus(IA)

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — A new University of Iowa student group backs the idea of letting someone with a gun license carry the gun on campus, a move one student member says would increase personal safety. The new group, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, is a UI chapter of a national group that has about 43,000 members. Iowa State University also has a chapter. They advocate that people who are licensed to carry firearms should be allowed the same protection on campus that they have in most other places under Iowa law, August Meyer, UI senior in psychology and...
  • Gun regulation passed in Marcus(IA)

    04/18/2011 5:03:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 14 April, 2011 | Nancy Hohbach
    MARCUS - Citizens Tom Willems and Mario Carbo addressed the Marcus City Council Monday night about the proposed resolution prohibiting firearms and weapons in and on property either owned, maintained or otherwise occupied by the city of Marcus. Neither were in favor of it, and they felt it was going against state law and therefore this resolution would not be supported by the courts. Both feel folks have a right to carry a weapon as long as they possess a gun permit. They also questioned how the law could be enforced. Later in the meeting, the council passed the ordinance...
  • Gun permits increase substantially with law(IA)

    04/18/2011 4:57:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 7 April, 2011 | Kristina McGraine
    Since January, when gun laws in Iowa changed, the Kossuth County Sheriff has issued 350 gun permits. That’s more than were issued in all of 2010, when 266 permits were issued. The same number also were issued in 2009. Kossuth County Sheriff Steve Kollasch believes the jump in permits is the result of the new law. “This is a topic of interest right now,” he said. “I think eventually the interest will die down. A lot of people want to get one before the law changes.” On Jan. 1 of this year, Iowa became a “shall issue state,” joining 37...
  • Iowa Gun Owners Working Hard To Pass Constitutional Carry In Iowa

    03/18/2011 11:37:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 16 March, 2011 | Dudley Brown
    Colorado -–( Last month, you and I made it happen in Wyoming. Today, will you help me — and Iowa Gun Owners – pass Constitutional Carry in Iowa? Iowa Gun Owners, our boots-on-the-ground allies in Iowa, have been battling for Constitutional Carry since 2008. This year, Iowa Gun Owners has worked closely with State Senator Kent Sorenson (R-Indianola,) who introduced the Sorenson-Pearson Constitutional Carry Act. With historic gains made by ostensibly pro-gun Republicans in the November election, the state legislature should be a fertile ground for pro-freedom legislation like Constitutional Carry. While many in Republican leadership claim the mantle of...
  • Gun bills that survived the funnel(IA)

    03/05/2011 4:58:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Des Moines Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 March, 2011 | Sean McClanahan
    More firearms bills than ever appeared in the Iowa Legislature this year. One of the milestones of every session is "funnel week." Any bill that has not cleared a committee by the end of funnel week is dead for the current year. Since Iowa's legislature runs in a two-year session, "dead" bills from 2011 can be revived in 2012. But for 2011, these are the only firearms bills that made it through the funnel and are still alive for the current session: HF7 – Stand Your Ground – Passed out of the House Public Safety Committee and will go to...