2016 Labor Day Presidential Preference Poll

2016 Prospective Republican Candidates
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (Walker, Huckabee, Santorum, Perry)

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

Video: Paul Ryan Rebukes IRS Commissioner: ‘I Don’t Believe You’

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) faced off during a congressional hearing today on how it is that the Internal Revenue Service lost emails from not only ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, but also six other employees who are under investigation by Congress for targeting conservative groups.  The exchange became heated. Ryan accused […]

CPAC 2014 Final Thoughts

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(Alexandria, VA) Killing some time before my flight back home sitting in a coffee shop in Old Town Alexandria I thought I’d share some thoughts about my very first trip to CPAC. I was disappointed that there was not a panel on the abortion issue.  Totally ignoring social issues is not the way forward especially […]

Paul Ryan to Headline Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner

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Today Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker confirmed that United States Congressman and 2012 Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan will be the featured speaker at the Republican Party of Iowa’s annual, “Lincoln Dinner.” The event will be held on Friday, April 11th in Cedar Rapids at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Doors will open at […]

Iowa Polls: Iowa U.S. Senate and Governor’s Races & 2016

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There were two polls focused on Iowa released recently.  Quinnipiac in a poll released today said that President Barack Obama receives his lowest approval rating in Iowa to date at 38%.  They also polled Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. In the 2014 Senate race, Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA), gets 43 percent, while Republican candidate, former U.S. […]

GOP Rift Occurs Over Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

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Washington, DC – The budget deal crafted by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) won bipartisan approval yesterday on a 332-94 vote in the U.S. House with an equal number of Republican and Democratic supporters. Numerous conservative organizations have spoken out about the bill such as Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth […]