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  • Iowa’s G.O.P. Lawmakers Take Aim at Gay Marriage

    04/11/2009 5:29:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies · 847+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 10, 2009 | Monica Davey
    Opponents of the Iowa Supreme Court ruling last week allowing same-sex marriages said Friday that they would step up pressure on state lawmakers to block the marriages through a constitutional amendment and predicted political fallout for Democratic state leaders, including Gov. Chet Culver, if they did not join the opposition. “This isn’t over, not even for this year,” said Bryan English, a spokesman for the Iowa Family Policy Center, which encouraged hundreds of opponents of same-sex marriages to meet and pray outside the State Capitol in Des Moines this week, and plans a similar rally next week. “Everyday folks who...
  • Iowans played role in Obama victory

    11/07/2008 4:56:21 PM PST · by campg · 22 replies · 801+ views
    Friday, November 7, 2008 12:00 PM CST Iowans played role in Obama victory The state of Iowa can take its share of credit for the history-making campaign of President-elect Barack Obama, and not just because of the 54 percent to 44 percent margin of victory for Obama Tuesday within the state. It started back in January, when Iowa stunned the nation by giving Obama a victory in the Iowa caucuses. In addition to Obama’s win in the caucuses, Hillary Clinton finished a disappointing third place, behind John Edwards. That showing went a long way in taking the “ability” out of...
  • Palin in Dubuque, Iowa NOW. CNN.com streaming live.

    11/03/2008 12:53:53 PM PST · by CharterOakie · 40 replies · 2,800+ views
    CharterOakie
    Sarah Palin rally in Dubuque occurring now. CNN.com streaming live. Hank Jr. singing. CROWD IS PUMPED!!!
  • The case for John McCain (Iowa Newspaper Endorsement)

    11/02/2008 12:27:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,092+ views
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | October 31. 2008 | The Editors
    "It's the economy, stupid" was a political phrase that Bill Clinton's campaign frequently used during his successful 1992 presidential campaign against George H.W. Bush. Now, two days before the 2008 General Election, the state of the U.S. economy is again the biggest issue on the table ¿ in fact, its importance is even greater. The United States and the world is on the brink of a major economic recession. Our nation also is troubled by unending war against terrorism, immigration laws in desperate need of reform and spiraling health-care costs. But at the top of this mountain of challenges is...
  • Obama seeks landslide but McCain claims momentum

    10/31/2008 6:40:36 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies · 1,488+ views
    AOL News/AP ^ | 10-31-2008 | MIKE GLOVER and DAVID ESPO
    ContentType:Spot Development; ContentElement:FullStory; Breaking:True; By MIKE GLOVER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writers DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Despite John McCain's prediction of an upset, Barack Obama reached for a landslide Friday, invading his rival's home state with TV ads and building a lead in early voting in key battlegrounds as the presidential race headed into a hectic final weekend. McCain charged that Obama, bidding to become the first black president, "began his campaign in the liberal left lane of politics and has never left it. He's more liberal than a senator who calls himself a socialist," he added in...
  • MCCAIN CAMP: 'DEAD EVEN' IN IOWA (0 to spend Halloween 'trick or treating' in Iowa)

    10/31/2008 12:17:32 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 93 replies · 3,579+ views
    From NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Mark Murray Despite public polling to the contrary, the McCain campaign claims to be "dead even" in Iowa. "He has similar polling," Campaign Manager Rick Davis said of Obama during a conference call with reporters. "He's headed back there." Obama held an event today in Des Moines and will take his daughters trick-or-treating in the Hawkeye State tonight. Iowa borders Obama's home state of Illinois, and Obama skipped an event in the state when he left the trail to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii. A Mason-Dixon poll, conducted Oct. 22-23, showed Obama up 51%-40%...
  • Palin To Visit Iowa Day Before Election(Multiple Signs Iowa Now In Play)

    10/31/2008 9:41:16 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 52 replies · 2,602+ views
    JohnMcCain.com ^ | 10-31-08 | Multiple
    11/3/2008 12:00:00 PM - Dubuque , IA Road to Victory Rally in Dubuque, IA Please join Governor Sarah Palin for a Road to Victory Rally in Dubuque, IA on Monday November 3rd. -------------------- "With only days left before voters head to the polls to choose the next president, both major-party candidates are still spending time and money in Iowa. -snip- Obama will campaign in Des Moines today. This has led more than one observer to wonder if the candidates know something that public polling has not told the rest of us. Obama has had an advantage in every poll of...
  • Rick Davis: McCain 'Dead Even in Iowa'

    10/31/2008 8:37:08 AM PDT · by AHerald · 117 replies · 4,511+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/31/08 | Matt Lewis
    Everyone has written-off Iowa. In fact, we've been very curious as to why McCain -- who opposes Ethanol subsidies -- has "wasted" his time there this year. I'm on a conference call right now with McCain campaign manager Rick Davis. According to Davis, McCain's internal polling shows them "dead-even in Iowa." Davis says this is the reason Obama is headed there to campaign ...
  • Survey USA Iowa Results (55-40 with Odd Calculations)

    10/30/2008 4:19:18 PM PDT · by WatchYourself · 50 replies · 1,557+ views
    Survey USA | Oct 30 2008 | Survey USA
    Survey USA's latest Iowa Poll gives Obama an incredible 55-40% edge. But once again, the internals tell a different story. McCain holds support of 84% of Republicans while Obama holds the support of 86% of Democrats. Obama holds a slim 11% advantage among independents. In 2004, there were more Republicans than Democrats voting (36-34%). If you want to assume that Democrats have closed that 2% gap, you can't ignore the fact that McCain and Obama have EQUAL party support, so assuming equal turnout, the race would have to be tied. Now, factor in the Independents, Obama has a just a...
  • Obama to headline rally in DM on Friday [0 returning to Iowa]

    10/29/2008 2:27:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 40 replies · 834+ views
    Obama to headline rally in DM on Friday Associated Press 8:17 AM CDT, October 29, 2008 DES MOINES, Iowa - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama returns to Iowa on Friday where he'll headline a midday rally in Des Moines. The rally at Western Gateway Park at 11:30 a.m. is open to the public. Obama canceled a visit to Iowa last week to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii. Friday's trip comes after several events held last weekend in the state by Republican nominee John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin.
  • Gay Activists Target Smaller Races in U.S. (IA, WI, CO)

    10/27/2008 10:26:06 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 13 replies · 631+ views
    CBN News ^ | October 27, 2008 | Heather Sells
    [See video at link] CBNNews.com - While most eyes are on the White House race, homosexual activists are quietly targeting smaller contests throughout rural America this year. CBN News first exposed the strategy this summer when it was presented by multi-millionaire donor and gay organizer Tim Gill. WEB EXTRA: Tim Gill Talks Gay Rights to Dems RELATED STORY: Gay Activist Packs Message for DenverHow Gay Activism Shapes U.S. Politics Heartland States Fight Back Now, pro-family groups in the heartland are paying attention -- and fighting back. Iowa is a prime example. The rural beauty of this state where corn and...
  • McCain campaign: Palin returned most GOP clothes

    10/26/2008 2:29:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 54 replies · 1,483+ views
    AP ^ | 10-26-08 | MIKE GLOVER
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Republican John McCain said Sunday that one-third of the $150,000 that the GOP spent on clothing and accessories for his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and her family, "is given back."
  • Sarah Palin IA Rally 10/25/08 (youtube)

    10/26/2008 1:54:57 PM PDT · by DocT111 · 12 replies · 691+ views
    Sorry if this was posted earlier... Sound and video quality aren't the best, but you can defintely tell that she draws a lot of enthusiasm...
  • Mason-Dixon/NBC: GA, IA, MO - (Mac leads 46%-45% in MO, 49%-43% in GA and trails 40%-51% in IA)

    10/26/2008 8:35:58 AM PDT · by No Dems 2004 · 63 replies · 2,058+ views
    Mason-Dixon Polling & Research / NBC News 10/22-23/08; Likely voters, MoE +/- 4% Mode: Live Telephone Interviews (As broadcast on Meet the Press) Iowa Obama 51, McCain 40 Georgia McCain 49, Obama 43 Missouri McCain 46, Obama 45
  • Palin Talks Taxes In Des Moines (Iowa)

    10/25/2008 6:23:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies · 577+ views
    whotv ^ | October 25, 2008
    October 25, 2008--Today the GOP vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin made stops in Iowa. She first appeared in Sioux City this morning before making a stop right here in Des Moines. Thousands gathered at Hy-Vee Hall Saturday afternoon to cheer on their "hockey mom" candidate. Channel 13's Emily Carlson reports Governor Palin used today's rally to focus on how she and McCain are different from opponents senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden. From housing to health care to her main focus of the day, taxes, Palin wants Iowans to see the stark contrast between the two parties. Palin said if...
  • Palin warns Obama would create nanny state if elected

    10/25/2008 8:23:06 PM PDT · by mathwhizz · 49 replies · 1,157+ views
    Palin cautioned Iowans that under Obama’s “big government agenda,” their income, property and investments would be “shared with everybody else.” She labeled Obama’s plan to provide tax credits to lower and middle-income wage-earners “the philosophy of government taking more, which is a misuse of the power to tax.” “It leads to government moving into the role of taking care of you, and government and politicians and, kind of moving in as the other half of your family to make decisions for you,” she said. “Now they do this in other countries where the people are not free. Government as part...
  • Palin: Don't elect "big-spender" Democrats

    10/25/2008 6:28:57 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies · 762+ views
    Gazette Online ^ | October 25, 2008 | Rod Boshart
    DES MOINES — GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin told Iowans Saturday the 2008 election is a choice between Republicans' plan to cut taxes and spread opportunity and Democrats' plan to expand government and redistribute wealth. Making her first solo campaign visit to Iowa, the Alaska governor said she hoped voters in the campaign's closing days consider the ramifications of "unchecked power" in the hands of a "big-spender, big-government agenda" with Democrats controlling the White House and Congress. "With each passing day, the choice is getting clearer and clearer," Palin told a boisterous crowd that organizers estimated at 10,000...
  • Video: Palin on her waredrobe

    10/25/2008 6:26:29 PM PDT · by mathwhizz · 7 replies · 931+ views
    Funny Video of Palin speaking in Sioux City, Iowa today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3hYppfLN0Y
  • Palin Sounds Warning About Obama’s Nannystate

    10/25/2008 1:32:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 1,178+ views
    KXMB ^ | 10/25/08 | staff
    <p>Palin cautioned Iowans that under Obama’s “big government agenda,” their income, property and investments would be “shared with everybody else.” She labeled Obama’s plan to provide tax credits to lower and middle-income wage-earners “the philosophy of government taking more, which is a misuse of the power to tax.”</p>
  • McCain's visits to Iowa baffle GOP strategists

    10/25/2008 8:22:53 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 159 replies · 4,314+ views
    The Des Moines Register | October 25, 2008 | Thomas Beaumont
    The Register's articles can't be linked from here, but you can find it on the web site Real Clear Politics.