No Action Taken on Branstad’s Common Core Order

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The Iowa Department of Education still has not taken action on Governor Terry Branstad’s Common Core executive order issued nine months ago.

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio – 6-21-14

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Faith McDonnell with the Institute on Religion and Democracy discusses Meriam Ibrahim; Kate Bryan with American Principles Project discusses Common Core.

Bobby Jindal Orders Louisiana Out of Common Core

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Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said he wants Louisiana out of the Common Core State Standards Initiative and its contract with their assessment consortium PARCC.

Iowa GOP State Convention Recap

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I just wanted to give a brief recap the Republican Party of Iowa State Convention.  I also live tweeted it today so you can scroll through my Twitter feed at @shanevanderhart. As far as a state convention go this was rather uneventful, no drama, no big fights.  No drastic changes made to the proposed  party […]

Jindal, Santorum and Paul to Speak at Iowa GOP State Convention

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(Des Moines, IA) Today Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll announced that three nationally recognized Republicans have confirmed to speak at the Party’s state convention in June. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have all confirmed they will speak to the convention on June 14th in […]

The FAMiLY LEADER to Hold Leadership Summit in August

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The FAMiLY LEADER announces The 2nd Annual FAMiLY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on Saturday, August 10th, scheduled to take place at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA.

The FAMiLY Leader Abandons Its Stated Principles to Promote Romney, Oust Barack Obama

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In the summer of 2011, The FAMiLY Leader (TFL) called on Republican presidential candidates to sign its marriage vow. When it was released, the Iowa organization said that it would not support or back any candidates that refused to sign the pledge. Mitt Romney refused to sign it, though he submitted an alternative pledge to […]

Bobby Jindal: Some Judges Make NFL Replacement Refs Look Like Geniuses

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Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) joined the No Wiggins Tour on Tuesday to encourage Iowans to vote no on Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins’ retention.

Santorum, Jindal Join Iowans for Freedom on No Wiggins Bus Tour

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Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal will participate on a bus tour will focus on the “No Wiggins” ballot initiative in the upcoming Iowa judicial retention vote.

Bobby Jindal Stumps for Mitt Romney in West Des Moines

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was in Iowa stumping for Mitt Romney today.  He spoke to a group of approximately 100 people gathered at the Kum & Go headquarters in West Des Moines after a stop in Newton later in the afternoon.  He said that President Obama will try to distract Iowans by attacking Mitt Romney […]

Bobby Jindal to Speak at Iowa Firearms Coalition Summer Rally

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Clive, Iowa – Iowa Firearms Coalition is pleased to announce Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as the keynote speaker at their 3rd Annual IFC/NRA Second Amendment Rally at Brownells Big Springs Shooting Complex just outside of Searsboro, Iowa on August 25th, 2012. Governor Jindal endorsed legislation in Louisiana for a constitutional right to keep and bear […]

Veepstakes: Who Will Romney Pick as His Running Mate?

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Now that we can say the GOP nomination is wrapped up, as Ron Paul has admitted they won’t have enough delegates to keep Mitt Romney from the nomination and his son, Senator Rand Paul, has endorsed Romney. Lets talk VP picks.  Who will be Romney’s running mate? Some names I’ve seen mentioned, not in any particular […]

Michele Bachmann for President? Who Will Be in the 2012 GOP Field?

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ABC News says that perhaps those talking about the  2012 speculation surrounding Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) need to think bigger than a potential U.S. Senate race with incumbent Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). ABC News has learned that Bachmann, R-Minn., also is seriously weighing whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. A source […]

Ron Paul–Caffeinated Conservative of 2010

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We submitted our nominees to you, and you voted.  Boy did you vote – 3,247 of you to be exact compared to 127 votes last year (so just *few* more).  Obviously word got out beyond the regular readers of CT.  Just a note, Sodahead has not closed the question since it became featured, but I […]

The 2010 Caffeinated Conservative Award Nominees (Voting Closed)

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This is the third annual year for this “prestigious” award.  The first year we selected who the winner was.  Last year contributors to this blog nominated conservatives whom they have felt have made an impact in the conservative movement over the past year and readers voted for their favorite..  Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin won […]