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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
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    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.
  • In Iowa, Kerry Leads in Early Voting

    10/24/2008 11:54:23 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 827+ views
    Political Wire ^ | 10-31-04
    In Iowa, Kerry Leads in Early Voting The Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll "shows 48% of Iowans likely to vote in Tuesday's election, or who have already voted by absentee ballot," support Sen. John Kerry and 45% back President Bush. "Twenty-seven percent of Iowa adults surveyed said they had already voted. Kerry leads Bush, 52 percent to 41 percent, among that group of early-bird voters." October 31, 2004
  • (10-31-04) In Iowa, Kerry Leads in Early Voting

    10/22/2008 2:19:16 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 489+ views
    In Iowa, Kerry Leads in Early Voting The Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll "shows 48% of Iowans likely to vote in Tuesday's election, or who have already voted by absentee ballot," support Sen. John Kerry and 45% back President Bush. "Twenty-seven percent of Iowa adults surveyed said they had already voted. Kerry leads Bush, 52 percent to 41 percent, among that group of early-bird voters."
  • McCain, Palin to visit Iowa this weekend (Sioux City, Des Moines, University of Northern Iowa)

    10/21/2008 6:06:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 137 replies · 2,546+ views
    WHOTV ^ | 10/21/07
    McCain, Palin to visit Iowa this weekendAssociated Press - October 21, 2008 8:04 PM ET DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential nominee John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin are set to visit three Iowa cities this weekend. Palin will visit northwest Iowa, with a rally scheduled for Sioux City West High School on Saturday. The event would be Palin's first solo campaign event in Iowa. She's then expected to meet up with McCain on Saturday afternoon for a joint rally at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. McCain is also scheduled to host a rally on Sunday at the...
  • Campaign Robocalls Anger Some Iowa Voters

    10/17/2008 11:57:30 AM PDT · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,134+ views
    KCCI ^ | 10/17/08
    Some central Iowa voters said a voicemail message on behalf of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign has gone too far. The automated messages, also known as robocalls, have been ringing phones in Iowa homes since the last presidential debate. The message talks about a relationship between Sen. Barack Obama and '60s radical Bill Ayers.... "It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message." She said there's too much on the line in this election for candidates to stoop to this level. "Stick to the issues," she said. "What can you do? What are you looking...
  • McCain campaign sees Iowa as still in play

    10/12/2008 8:11:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 917+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 12, 2008 | Maeve Reston
    With little more than three weeks before election day, John McCain made the surprising decision to campaign Saturday in Iowa -- a state he largely spurned in the 2000 and 2008 presidential caucuses and where he is trailing his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama, by more than 10 percentage points. During a midday rally here, the Republican nominee pulled no punches about his position and vowed to change it. "The political pundits have been wrong several times, and they're wrong, because we will win the state of Iowa," McCain told more than 1,000 people in Davenport's RiverCenter. "If we see a...
  • Antiwar Protestor Disrupts McCain Iowa Rally

    10/11/2008 5:10:08 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 1,363+ views
    washington post ^ | 10/11/2008 | Michael D. Shear
    <p>An antiwar protestor interrupted Sen. John McCain's rally Saturday morning, prompting a lecture from the Republican presidential nominee about the need for both parties to work together to solve America's problem.</p> <p>As McCain began his speech to about 1,000 people, a young woman was hoisted onto the shoulders of some friends right in front of the main bank of television cameras.</p>
  • John McCain rally in Iowa marked by partisan prayer

    10/11/2008 4:37:20 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 94 replies · 2,944+ views
    Rev. Arnold Conrad, in delivering an invocation at a rally today for John McCain in Davenport, Iowa, apparently didn't get the word from the candidate about elevating the tone at such gatherings. Conrad, who appeared before the crowd before McCain had arrived, offered a prayer that seemed to urge divine intervention to prevent Barack Obama from winning the presidential election -- and cast the outcome as a referendum on differing religions. The Times' Maeve Reston was at the event, and she passed along the key passage from Conrad's words: I would also pray Lord that your reputation is involved in...
  • McCain to be in Davenport, IA Saturday October 11 (UPDATE photos from 10/11/08 (today) Post 63)

    10/09/2008 8:47:59 PM PDT · by Aliska · 75 replies · 1,366+ views
    KWQC-TV6 ^ | October 9, 2008 | None given
    It was in the QCTimes the other day but wasn't confirmed. Just heard on radio. They said it would be at Central High School, but looks like it may have been changed to the River Center, downtown Davenport. Doors open 8:30 am; Program 10:30am. Tickets are required and will be available at Scott County Republican Party Headquarters Thursday at 9:00 am. Headquarters are located at 1880 E 54th Street, Dav, IA. The phone number is (563) 332-9666. Also have another phone number (563) 823-5854. When I pick up our tickets, if there are any changes, will post an update. I'm...
  • John McCain still has Iowa on his mind -- and his schedule

    10/09/2008 10:56:22 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 24 replies · 817+ views
    John McCain still has Iowa on his mind -- and his schedule John McCain's seemingly odd obsession with Iowa remains unabated. But concerned Republicans might take heart from learning the McCain campaign insists it knows what it's doing. The Ticket previously expressed befuddlement about a late-September stop in the Des Moines area by McCain; given the strong sense in the political world -- backed up by poll data -- that Barack Obama looks likely to carry the state's seven electoral votes. Seconding that bewilderment over McCain's itinerary was savvy former GOP strategist Mike Murphy. Despite such questions, McCain's schedule for...
  • 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...
  • McCain: Reverse your position on Ethanol - Iowa wants to vote for you.

    09/30/2008 12:57:05 PM PDT · by o2bfree · 78 replies · 1,381+ views
    Folks, I spoke with a few Iowans I know and they report that many of their friends and relatives back home want to vote for McCain. But they want him to reverse his position and support Ethanol. Since McCain is the only candidate on record supporting a freeze on government spending, I think its a good idea for him to SUPPORT ethanol, and cut something else instead in its place.
  • Harkin Leads 54% to 40% in Iowa Senate Race

    09/29/2008 6:42:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 1,392+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 29, 2008
    Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s lead over Republican challenger Jack Reed has dropped 10 points this month, but he is still poised to handily win his bid for re-election in November. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Hawkeye State finds Harkin ahead 54% to 40%. This is the incumbent’s smallest lead since tracking of the race began in June. Last month, Harkin led 58% to 34%. He is currently seeking his fifth term in the Senate. In his last re-election bid, Harkin beat his Republican opponent, Greg Ganske, 54% to 44%. Reed is a Navy veteran and businessman.
  • McCain to visit Iowa on Tuesday

    09/29/2008 4:04:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 638+ views
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican presidential nominee John McCain is planning a visit to Des Moines on Tuesday for a round-table discussion with small business people. McCain plans to meet with a few small business people during a meeting at EFCO, a company that makes concrete forms. The round-table discussion is scheduled to last an hour, beginning at 10 a.m. McCain's wife, Cindy, is expected to join her husband during the visit. Although McCain will meet with only a few business people, his campaign says about 200 local employees will be in the audience.
  • [Video]Obama yells at elderly Iowa voter!

    09/21/2008 8:42:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 672+ views
    You Tube ^ | September 21, 2008
    John and Sarah sure have him flummoxed! Alienating the one group that ALWAYS votes is no way to win an election, Barry! LOL
  • Times polls: Obama leads Iowa, Illinois

    09/21/2008 1:30:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 56 replies · 386+ views
    The Quad City Times ^ | September 21, 2008 | Charlotte Eby
    A new Quad-City Times and Lee Enterprises poll of Iowa voters shows Democrat Barack Obama holding a commanding lead in the state with a little more than six weeks to go before Election Day. In a survey of 600 likely voters who vote regularly in state elections, 53 percent said they would support Obama, and 39 percent said they would support Republican John McCain. A total of 3 percent in the poll said they would support someone else, and another 5 percent were undecided.
  • Obama 11 Points Ahead of McCain in Iowa

    09/19/2008 5:43:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 95 replies · 236+ views
    Survey USA ^ | September 19, 2008
    In an election for President of the United States in Iowa today, 46 days from the election, Democrat Barack Obama defeats Republican John McCain by 11 points, 54% to 43%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KAAL-TV Mason City and WHO-TV Des Moines. Among women, Obama leads by 20 points; among men, Obama and McCain tie. Among voters younger than Barack Obama, Obama leads by 15. Among voters older than John McCain, Obama leads by 9. Among voters who are in-between the two candidates’ ages, Obama leads by 7. Among white voters — 95% of Iowa’s likely...
  • VIDEO: McCain/Palin rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 9/18

    09/19/2008 3:30:43 AM PDT · by vwatto · 5 replies · 230+ views
    http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=30890 McCain is really on at the end, especially when an Obot starts yelling. His comeback is awesome!
  • McCain & Palin in Cedar Rapids IA Live Feed Now (wow energy is insane alert!!)

    09/18/2008 9:15:43 AM PDT · by housedeep · 70 replies · 436+ views
    The energy is fantastic in this place...wow click and watch now.
  • Video: Palin in Cedar Rapids, Iowa [on Biden and Taxes]

    09/18/2008 1:48:13 PM PDT · by mathprof · 24 replies · 259+ views
    Time ^ | 9/18/08
    Palin speaking at a rally on Biden's patriotism = taxes.
  • McCain tours flood-damaged Time Check neighborhood (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

    09/18/2008 12:50:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies · 303+ views
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 09/18/2008 | Amanda LaRae Larkin
    CEDAR RAPIDS - These quotes are from some people who watched from a distance as Republican presidential nominee John McCain toured flood-damaged parts of Cedar Rapids. "My impression is that a lot of times, people think a disaster occurs and within a short time, it's all fixed, but it's not a quick fix." said Marian Hyde of Marshalltown, who is part of a First Baptist Church group working on a house in the Time Check neighborhood at 1407 Ellis Blvd. "The thing is that there's so many disasters, with the hurricanes, that this is old news, but it didn't go...
  • McCain-Palin Rally / Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    09/18/2008 4:18:18 PM PDT · by freepersup · 24 replies · 854+ views
    self | 18 Sep., 2008 | freepersup
    After Action Report
  • McCain/Palin Rally in Cedar Rapids (slow internet WARNING, image HEAVY)

    09/18/2008 4:56:29 PM PDT · by TalonDJ · 75 replies · 1,087+ views
    Me | 9/18/08 | TalonDJ
    Here is my after action photo 'blog' of the Palin-McCain rally that went down this morning in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Enjoy! (If you get bored of the pictures the hippy zot is toward the end) So we got there just before 8. It was a beatiful day here in Iowa. They directed us to park in this huge field and had a line of busses waiting for us. The Busses hauled us around to the other side of the airport to a hanger near the FedEx facility. There we got to wait in another line: Waiting to go through security...
  • McCain/Palin Victory Rally in Cedar Rapids, IA September 18th, 2008 LIVE VIDEO FEED

    09/17/2008 5:21:06 PM PDT · by curth · 24 replies · 918+ views
    Join Senator John McCain & Governor Sarah Palin for a Victory Rally in Cedar Rapids, IA September 18th, 2008 Doors open 8:00 am. PS Air Hangar The Eastern Iowa Airport 3411 Wright Brothers Blvd W Cedar Rapids, Iowa Live feed begins at 11:00AM CENTRAL TIME http://www.johnmccain.com/mccaintv/live.htm
  • Sebelius: Obama’s race ‘may be a factor’

    09/16/2008 6:46:24 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 58 replies · 493+ views
    iowaindependent.com ^ | 09/16/08 | John Deeth
    http://iowaindependent.com/5627/sebelius-obamas-race-may-be-a-factor Sebelius: Obama’s race ‘may be a factor’ By John Deeth 9/16/08 8:31 PM IOWA CITY — Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius publicly considered the possibility that Sen. Barack Obama’s race might be a factor in this year’s presidential election during an appearance here Tuesday. “Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked in response to a question about why the election is so close. “That may be a factor. All the code language, all that doesn’t show up in the polls. And that may be a factor for some people.” The remark, delivered in the...
  • Sebelius says GOP using racial 'code language'

    09/16/2008 2:48:37 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 147 replies · 777+ views
    Sebelius says GOP using racial 'code language' By NIGEL DUARA – 23 minutes ago IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accused Republicans on Tuesday of injecting race into the presidential campaign, arguing that they are using "code language" to convince Midwesterners that Democrat Barack Obama is different from them. "Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?" Sebelius asked with sarcasm. "(Republicans) are not going to go lightly into the darkness."
  • September 18th Cedar Rapids, IA Rally

    09/14/2008 10:53:07 AM PDT · by flyfree · 1 replies · 136+ views
    What: September 18th Cedar Rapids, IA Rally When: September 18, 2008 8:00AM Where: Eastern Iowa International Airport 3411 Wright Brothers Blvd W Cedar Rapids, IA Join Senator John McCain & Governor Sarah Palin for a Victory Rally in Cedar Rapids, IA September 18th, 2008 Doors open 8:00 am. PS Air Hangar Eastern Iowa International Airport 3411 Wright Brothers Blvd W Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • September 18th Cedar Rapids, IA Rally

    09/13/2008 3:42:56 PM PDT · by flyfree · 4 replies · 271+ views
    What: September 18th Cedar Rapids, IA Rally When: September 18, 2008 8:00AM Where: Eastern Iowa International Airport 3411 Wright Brothers Blvd W Cedar Rapids, IA Join Senator John McCain & Governor Sarah Palin for a Victory Rally in Cedar Rapids, IA September 18th, 2008 Doors open 8:00 am. PS Air Hangar Eastern Iowa International Airport 3411 Wright Brothers Blvd W Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • McCain-Palin to make first Iowa appearance (rally in Cedar Rapids - 10 a.m. Thursday, September 18)

    09/13/2008 11:16:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 513+ views
    KWWL ^ | 9/13/06
    McCain-Palin to make first Iowa appearanceAssociated Press - September 13, 2008 1:54 PM ET CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The Republican presidential ticket will make its first joint appearance in Iowa when Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin arrive in Cedar Rapids on Thursday morning. **SNIP** McCain-Palin campaign spokeswoman Wendy Riemann said the two will hold a rally at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. **SNIP** The McCain-Palin campaign plans to establish a Web site on Saturday with additional ticket distribution sites. Distribution of the tickets will begin at noon on Monday. Doors...
  • Schmuck!

    08/27/2008 4:06:58 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 15 replies · 339+ views
    The Page ^ | August 26, 2008 | Mike Halperin
    Developing... Obama campaign chief of staff Jim Messina slams McCain in a meeting with Iowa Democrats. Speaking of McCain’s home state of Arizona, says: “If Senator McCain continues to be the schmuck he’s being, we’re going to play there, you know, and go tell some truth.”
  • Republican for Obama makes Democrats swoon [there was Jim Leach saying things to make Dems swoon]

    08/26/2008 3:50:44 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 251+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 8-26-08 | John Nichols
    DENVER -- On a night when the wife of the presumptive Democratic nominee for president would take the stage at the Democratic National Convention following an address by the party's most revered elder statesman, it would be hard to imagine how a former congressman from eastern Iowa would even get notice, let alone high marks as one of the most important speeches of the night. Unless, of course, the former congressman was a Republican. So there was Jim Leach, former diplomat, friend of the Bush family and longtime Republican congressman from Iowa City, enjoying the enthusiastic response of thousands of...