Common Core Will Be a Litmus Test Issue in 2016

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Advocates try to downplay support for the Common Core State Standards as being a problem in 2016 for Jeb Bush. They will find they are sorely mistaken.

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.

Book Review: Blue Collar Conservatives By Rick Santorum

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There’s no question that Republicans need to broaden the party base. Libertarians and the Party establishment have offered their solutions; in Blue Collar Conservatives, Rick Santorum takes his turn at bat. Santorum says that the reason why Mitt Romney failed to defeat Barack Obama was his failure to connect with working Americans. Santorum takes Romney to task […]

Mike Huckabee Pitches Cramer to Iowa 3rd District Delegates

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With the special nominating convention to pick a Republican nominee in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race happening on Saturday candidates are scrambling to woo as many delegates possible. Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner Mike Huckabee recorded a video targeting the delegates asking them to vote for Robert Cramer. Huckabee formally endorsed Robert Cramer’s […]

Faith-Based Leaders Endorse Robert Cramer in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District Race

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Leading the way from the national front is former pastor, governor and presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee. In his endorsement, Gov. Huckabee said, “We need Christian businessmen like Robert Cramer in Congress. His no-nonsense approach and traditional values will make him an effective leader for Iowa families.” Locally, Robert Cramer has received strong support from Christian […]

Mike Huckabee Endorses Robert Cramer in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District Race

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(Grimes, IA) Today, Robert Cramer, a Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s Third Congressional District, received the endorsement of former Arkansas Governor, and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner, Mike Huckabee. “We need Christian businessmen like Robert Cramer in Congress. His no-nonsense approach and traditional values will make him an effective leader for Iowa families. We need […]

Mike Huckabee Rallies Social Conservatives in Waukee

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(Waukee, IA) Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner Mike Huckabee spoke to approximately 450 social conservative activists at Point of Grace Church Tuesday night.  He keynoted the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Spring Kickoff event that also featured remarks from fifteen candidates. Steve Scheffler, President of Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition and Iowa’s […]