Will the Iowa Straw Poll Be Canceled?

Some speculate there may be a vote Friday to cancel the Iowa Straw Poll during a phone conference call for Iowa GOP State Central Committee members.

Some Random Thoughts About the Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner

There were not any surprises to report from Saturday’s Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner. The story of the night was Carly Fiorina who connected with the crowd.

2015 Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner Live Blog

Shane Vander Hart is live blogging the 2015 Republican Party of Iowa Lincoln Dinner featuring numerous prospective 2016 candidates and elected officials.

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Top Caffeinated Thoughts Reader Straw Poll

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leads among our overall leadership with just shy of 37%, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) leads among Iowa Republicans.

Spring 2015 Presidential Preference Poll

Be sure to participate in Caffeinated Thoughts’ 2nd 2016 Presidential Preference Poll of our readers. The poll closes at 11:59p (CDT) on 5/8/15.

Walker, Rubio See Iowa Support Double in Loras College Poll

Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Mike Huckabee are the top four in the latest Loras College Poll with less than 13 points between 1st & last place.

Donald Trump: I’ll Be An Unconventional Candidate

Donald Trump indicated during a press conference in Des Moines, IA that he would not be a traditional candidate in terms of solutions or how he would run.

Donald Trump Hires Three Iowa Political Operatives

Donald Trump announced three hires in Iowa to join Chuck Laudner. Ryan Keller, Brad Nagel and Chris Hupke will advise his grassroots campaign exploration.

Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner to Feature Prospective Presidential Candidates

The Republican Party of Iowa will host many of the prospective presidential candidates at 2015 Lincoln Dinner on May 16 at the Iowa Events Center.

Two Iowa Polls Indicate a Tight 2016 Iowa Caucus Race

Both the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll and Loras College Poll have Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul and Scott Walker in their top five.

Common Core Taken to Task at Iowa Freedom Summit

Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum address the unpopular Common Core State Standards at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Jeb Bush Won’t Sway Iowa Conservatives By Avoiding Them

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 in Iowa: Next President Needs to Be Great, Not Just Good

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 Steals Rick Santorum’s Thunder Among Iowa Evangelicals

Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump headlined the 2nd Annual FAMiLY Leadership Summit hosted by The FAMiLY Leader in Ames, IA.

The FAMiLY Leader and Donald Trump, Part Two

Clarifying my critique of The FAMiLY Leader’s decision to have Donald Trump speak at their upcoming FAMiLY Leadership Summit.

Donald Trump: Best Choice for The 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?