Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum address the unpopular Common Core State Standards at the Iowa Freedom Summit.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has made his first error in his soon-to-be presidential campaign by skipping out on the Iowa Freedom Summit this month.
Donald Trump visited West Des Moines, IA to support Congressman Steve King. He said the next President needs to be a great one – good isn’t good enough.
Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump headlined the 2nd Annual FAMiLY Leadership Summit hosted by The FAMiLY Leader in Ames, IA.
Clarifying my critique of The FAMiLY Leader’s decision to have Donald Trump speak at their upcoming FAMiLY Leadership Summit.
The FAMiLY Leader announced Donald Trump will speak at the FAMiLY Leadership Summit. Based on his positions and checkered past is he really the best choice?
The FAMiLY LEADER announces The 2nd Annual FAMiLY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on Saturday, August 10th, scheduled to take place at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA.
This is going to be one of my most controversial posts so far. The subject is turnout, and why a high turnout, contrary to popular belief, isn’t really good for democracy or for anything else. First, let’s start with my basic assumptions: There are those who are interested in politics, and those who are not. […]
Here is this week’s items of interest. How often do I do these? Whenever I feel like it…. and number… 1. University of Iowa professor Stephen G. Bloom who is also the “Bessie Dutton Murray Professional Scholar” there wrote a piece for The Atlantic that was neither professional or scholarly about his observations of over […]
Yes folks the Iowa Caucus race with Mike Huckabee out (or is he?) is blown wide open demonstrated by the latest Iowa Caucus poll done by Public Policy Polling. The Republican presidential field has changed rapidly since PPP last polled Iowa Republicans in mid-April. Then, Mike Huckabee led with 27% to Romney’s 16%, Donald Trump’s […]
Politico reports that Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels in a midnight email to his supporters that he will not be entering the 2012 Presidential race. In the email he citing that his family wasn’t on board with the decision: The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply […]
I don’t want Kevin to feel like I’m copying him, so I’m resurrecting a hybrid of the Twenty Items of Interest posts that I used to do instead of doing my “Caffeinated Collection” (I did these years before Kevin started doing his “Kevin’s Corner” posts). I’m doing five items instead of twenty mainly because I’m […]
Just in from the Iowa GOP, Donald Trump has decided now that he isn’t a candidate he will not speak at the Iowa GOP Reagan Dinner that has been scheduled on June 10th. The Republican Party of Iowa has decided to cancel event due to “Mr. Trump’s unique appeal and the close proximity to the […]
Gee shocker… Public Policy Polling shows that sanity has been restored among Republicans as it looked earlier that Armageddon was upon us. But we have been pulled back from the precipice. The latest PPP poll shows: Donald Trump has had one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of Presidential politics. Last month […]
Instead of continuing to update the original post on Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of what what we learn today was a Navy SEALs team, not CIA, yesterday, I thought I’d start a second thread. Former Governor Sarah Palin in a statement late last night said: Americans tonight are united in celebration and […]
I’ve been traveling today so just got into the loop on Donald Trump’s *classy* speech in Las Vegas. Very nice, I am sure this type of speech will play well with Iowa Republicans when he speaks at their Lincoln Dinner in June. We must have our daily regiment of F bombs. Nothing like having a […]