Shane Vander looks at some of Caffeinated Thoughts top stories and recaps monthly highlights in U.S. politics, Iowa politics and cultural news.
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.
State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak), Republican candidate in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race, released her latest ad in the general election entitled Service.
Andrew Hemingway has become the first New Hampshire Republican to announce a 2014 run against Democratic incumbent governor Maggie Hassan. The conservative activist and self-described “political technology entrepreneur” from Bristol made his declaration to a crowd of about 100 people in Manchester on Thursday evening. Calling Hassan “a status quo” governor, Hemingway outlined his platform […]
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – If history is any guide, 2014 promises to be a quieter — if not kinder, gentler — year in the Wisconsin Legislature. It is, after all, an election year, featuring a governor’s race that promises to draw intense national attention. “The closer you get to an election, the less likely anything […]
Iowa Right to Life launched a new state political action committee on Tuesday that will enable them to more active in the 2014 Iowa House & Senate races.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee released a new web ad entitled “They Knew” targeting vulnerable incumbent Democrat Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Kay Hagan (R-NC). These Senators, the web ad points out, parroted the promise that President Obama made that those who like their insurance will be able to […]
SAN ANTONIO, TX – After more than a decade of principled conservative leadership that has helped make Texas’ healthy economy a beacon for job creation and the envy of the nation, Gov. Rick Perry today announced he will not seek reelection to a fourth full term in 2014. “Texas is home to a unique people […]
Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker announced his intentions to run for U.S. Senate today on WHO Radio.
Cross off one more potential name on a list of Republicans who could run for Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) seat. Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds takes a pass.
Iowa State Auditor David Vaudt announced his resignation upon his election to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. An interim will be appointed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to complete the rest of his term.
Sarah Palin officially launches into the 2014 election cycle through a new video released by SarahPAC.