Ben Carson Has (Grassroots) Game in Iowa

Ben Carson speaks at Polk County Republicans fundraiser on 8/24/14.
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The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee announced they have recruited 136 chairs in all 99 Iowa counties 15 months out from the Iowa Caucus.

2016 Labor Day Presidential Preference Poll

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Caffeinated Thoughts offers its first reader presidential preference poll for 2016. The poll closes on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:00am (CDT).

Iowa Social Conservatives Get 2016 Sneak Peak

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Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz courted Iowa social conservative activists at The FAMiLY Leadership Summit in Ames, IA.

(Video) The FAMiLY Leadership Summit Speeches

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Watch speeches from Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and others from The FAMiLY Leadership Summit in Ames, IA.

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 […]