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  • Biden: Why, "Yes We Do" Want to Raise Your Taxes By $1 Trillion!

    10/04/2012 9:13:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 4. 2012 | Heather Ginsberg
    In his speech Biden says: "On top of the trillions of dollars of spending that we have already cut, we’re gonna ask – yes – we’re gonna ask the wealthy to pay more," said Biden. "My heart breaks, come on man. You know the phrase they always use? Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. Guess what? Yes we do in one regard. We want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn’t have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy. That’s not a tax...
  • Iowa's Early Voting Dismisses Debate Game-Changers

    09/29/2012 6:22:06 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 28th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    I don't like early voting, and think it should be reserved for the military and some seniors. This year is a great example of why debates could sway voters. Foreign affairs, the deaths of Americans in Libya, the truth about our country's financial future are all up for debate. They are serious issues and all answers will be viewed, not only by Americans, but by the world.
  • Iowa: Romney leads Obama in latest TIR Poll

    09/28/2012 7:14:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Iowa Republican ^ | 09/27/2012 | Craig Robinson
    The stories of Mitt Romney’s demise in Iowa may be exaggerated. While the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist poll results have caused NBC to move Iowa from being a toss-up to a lean Democrat state, a new TIR-Voter/Consumer Research poll suggests otherwise. The poll of registered voters conducted between September 23rd and September 25th shows Romney with a one-point lead over President Obama in Iowa.Respondents were asked whom they would vote for if the election for president were held today. Forty-seven percent chose Republican Mitt Romney, while 46 percent said Democrat Barack Obama. Two percent said neither, one percent refused...
  • With Start of Early Voting, Election Day Becomes Election Month

    09/27/2012 3:52:39 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/27/12 | Jeff Zeleny
    DES MOINES – As eight bells rang from the clock tower of the Polk County Courthouse, the doors to the election office opened on Thursday morning and voters began casting the first ballots of the presidential race in this battleground state. “It seems like we’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” said Nancy Bobo, 60, who stood in line and voted for President Obama. “I’m just thrilled to get out here and vote as soon as I possibly could.”
  • What can I make of this?

    09/26/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by ctpsb · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 09/21/2012 | National Journal Staff
    With absentee and early voting set to begin next week in IowaIowaPopulation (2010): 3,046,355Registered Voters: 31.20% R, 33.40% D, 35.40% I Governor: Gov. Terry Branstad (R)Senators: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R), Sen. Thomas Harkin (D) Read Full Almanac Profile », a battleground state in the presidential race, Democrats have a 6-1 edge in ballot requests so far, The Wall Street Journal reported....
  • In a Tight Race, Obama Draws on the Levers of His Power

    09/20/2012 12:01:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2012 | Peter Baker and Eric Lipton
    For months, government lawyers and economists worked behind the scenes to develop a trade case against China. Then last month came a eureka moment: They confirmed the existence of a Chinese subsidy program for automobiles and parts that in their view violated international trade rules. They finished a complaint, circulated it among agencies and proposed a time frame for filing. That’s when President Obama’s political team took over, providing a textbook example of how an incumbent can harness the power of the office to bolster the case for re-election. Rather than leave it to the trade office to announce the...
  • Election 2012: Iowa President: Romney 47% Obama 44%

    09/20/2012 11:20:44 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 91 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/20/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney remains slightly ahead in the swing state of Iowa. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters shows Romney with 47% support to President Obama’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Salena Zito: Hawkeye Dems disgruntled

    09/17/2012 1:39:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | September 15, 2012 | Salena Zito
    GLIDDEN, Iowa - William J. Clinton and three other locals — Tim, Jeff and Jack, who declined to give their last names — sat at the Dairy Mart lunch counter, a Carroll County roadside staple on the Lincoln Highway for more than 60 years. Besides a name, Clinton said, he shares only one thing with America’s 42nd president: “We are both from the South and both Democrats.” He and his lunch-counter buddies voiced displeasure with America’s direction. “Let me tell you something,” Clinton said. “It takes more than pretty words to run the country. I was fooled once by the...
  • Hawkeye State Races All Turn Competitive

    09/14/2012 12:24:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Sept. 12, 2012 | Shira Toeplitz
    When the presidential campaigns bombarded Iowa over the summer, there was an unintended consequence: Every House race in the state became more competitive. Consequently, a state once expected to feature one or two competitive House races could see all four seats in play. This newfound dynamic slightly favors Republicans, who face tough climbs to unseat Democratic incumbents in two eastern Iowa seats. But Democrats also reap the benefits of a more competitive field that is energizing their candidates in the western half of the state, including Rep. Leonard Boswell (D) in his marquee battle with Rep. Tom Latham (R). The...
  • Iowa Gets in Bed with People Who Hate Us

    09/14/2012 5:31:16 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-14 11:25:05 | Trent Thevenot
    As Americans were being targeted in Libya and Egypt, our governments continue to do business with people who hate us.   Just a week ago, Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad announced an incentive deal to bring Orascom Construction Industries to Iowa to build a fertilizer plant. The incentives are greater than Obama's stimulus plan, which the National Review estimated to cost $185,000 per job.   Branstad's package comes out to more than $700,000 per job. A separate package from Lee County Iowa comes out to $707,000 per job. On top of those two gifts, the federal government's Midwest Disaster Area bonds...
  • Judge Blocks Iowa Plan Challenging Voters (once again, judicial tyranny)

    09/14/2012 9:36:40 PM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 6 replies
    A district court judge says Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz cannot move forward with new rules that would challenge voters appearing on databases as noncitizens. Judge Mary Pat Gunderson issued a ruling Friday blocking Schultz from implementing voting rules he established without holding a public hearing. Schultz created the new rules in July, using an administrative emergency rulemaking process. He says he needed to act quickly before the November election because noncitizens might be registered to vote. Both Sides of Lawsuit React Here is the news release issued by Secretary of State Matt Schultz: Secretary of State Matt Schultz...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • Obama, University of Iowa disrespect American flag – lays it on the ground for campaign event

    09/07/2012 4:40:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | 9/7/12 | staff
    The only thing that might be surprising as Obama and the University of Iowa’s disrespect of the American flag is that they didn’t replace the 50 stars with a hammer and sickle, or just Obama’s face like some others have done. Check out what the Obama campaign and University of Iowa did today to the American flag earlier today (From The Blaze photo credit University of Iowa):
  • Sen Tom Harkin: Clint Eastwood 'angry white' nonsense

    09/04/2012 9:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 4, 2012 | Kevin Robillard
    Clint Eastwood is the “perfect icon” for the GOP, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Tuesday, describing the legendary actor as “an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.” The Des Moines Register reported the 72-year-old Harkin made his comments on the Iowa delegation’s breakfast this morning in Charlotte, N.C. “We’ve got our work cut out for us this week, folks, following the Republican convention,” Harkin told the delegates. “I mean, how are we ever going to match Clint Eastwood? I got to thinking he is the perfect icon for today’s Republican tea party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent...
  • Obama Greeted At Sioux City Airport With “We Did Build This” Banner…

    09/02/2012 3:42:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Heh. (ABC News) — President Obama received a less than warm welcome and a warning upon arrival at the airport here on the second stop of his Iowa visit, which was aimed at recapturing some of the magic the state gave his run to the White House in 2008.Greeting Air Force One as it touched down under sunny skies and sultry heat was a hand-painted banner draped across the top of an airplane hangar that reads, “Obama Welcome to SUX – We Did Build This.” “SUX” is the airport code for Sioux City.The message appeared to be a response President...
  • Actions of States Like Iowa Brought About RNC Rule Change

    08/29/2012 10:36:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | August 29, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    Even though Ron Paul finished a disappointing third place in the Iowa Caucuses back in January, his supporters made sure to become delegates to the county conventions that were held a few months later in March. The Paul supporters were still fully engaged when the convention process began in Iowa, even though their candidate had yet to win a contest and had basically stopped campaigning. While they were still engaged, Mitt Romney’s supporters were almost absent. Romney’s absence allowed the Paul supporters to go on and dominate everything from State Central Committee elections, to the party platform, to the selection...

    08/29/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 28, 2012
    For in-depth polling analysis, I defer to my colleague Mike Flynn. This latest poll out of Iowa, however, is noteworthy because what you have is the same pollster using the same polling methods and finding Obama's standing in that crucial swing state collapsing fast. Just a few months ago, back in May, according to Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling, President Obama held a commanding 51-41% lead over Mitt Romney. What was especially notable is that Obama was over the all-important 50% mark. This is crucial for an incumbent, because undecideds historically go with the challenger. Two months later, though, in...
  • York: For Romney, the road to victory leads to Iowa

    08/21/2012 10:31:21 AM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 1 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/21/2012 | Byron York
    Here's a (relatively) easy way to picture what Mitt Romney has to do to win the White House: First, he has to win every state John McCain won in 2008. That shouldn't be a problem. Then he has to win Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana -- three states McCain should have won in '08. That won't be easy -- right now, Virginia and North Carolina are tossups -- but it's very doable. Next, Romney has to win two big ones: Florida and Ohio. They're tossups, too, with the RealClearPolitics average of polls giving President Obama a one-point edge in Florida...
  • Bus tour of women who oppose abortion stops in Iowa cities

    08/20/2012 10:00:18 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 8/20/1960 | Mike Wiser
    DES MOINES — A rolling billboard coach supporting the anti-abortion cause and the defeat of five specific congressional candidates began its five-state trip Monday in Iowa, with stops in Sioux City, Des Moines and Mason City. The “Women Speak Out: Abortion is Not Health Care” bus arrived in Des Moines about 1:15 p.m. The group had hoped to park their coach — decorated with the crossed-out faces of Barack Obama, Christie Vilsack and other Democrats — in front of the Capitol and use it as a backdrop for a news conference. But they were forced to move locations because work...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Calls Obama 'Muslim' Who 'Hates The Military'

    08/19/2012 12:38:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 18, 2012 | Aaron Couch
    The country singer's comments at the Iowa State Fair come during a month in which musicians have been particularly vocal about their politics. Hank Williams Jr. is giving the encore no one really asked for. The country star, who caused a stir last year by comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler, unleashed more sensational criticism of the Commander in Chief at the Iowa State Fair Friday. According to the Des Moines Register Williams told the crowd: "We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!" The controversial comments went over well...