2016 Labor Day Presidential Preference Poll

2016 Prospective Republican Candidates
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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 […]

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.