Former Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray passed away at the age of 89 on July 8th.
The Republican wave didn’t make it to the Iowa Senate leaving Democrats in the majority due to difficult races and winning the chamber not being a priority.
Looking for a few citizen journalists in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota & Wisconsin.
Iowa House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines) is resiging his leadership post and office effective August 15th to work for the Attorney General.
Photos from Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan’s visit to the Dallas County Courthouse in Adel, IA.
GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan spoke at a Romney-Ryan campaign rally at the Dallas County Courthouse in Adel, IA.
Some of you may have noticed the links and the widgets in the sidebar, but I thought I’d make it official that Caffeinated Communications Network has expanded, and we’ve also dropped a blog. Caffeinated Clips has said adieu as it didn’t really scratch an itch and wasn’t providing any original content. What I was doing […]
If you were to ask most Americans what the highest level of government is, they would probably tell you the Federal Government. What’s the next highest level of government? They’d more than likely mention State governments and so-on “down” the list of governing entities until they began listing their city council or school board. This […]
Few would dispute that power corrupts. The kind of power wielded by elected and appointed officials, activists, special interests, and bureaucrats often results in a special kind of corruption called “politics.” In America, the People are empowered by our founding documents in a way unique in history. Our power as citizens can corrupt us as […]
I have had the privilege of working with a number of pro-life organizations over the last seven or more months. Iowa Right to Life, the Iowa Catholic Conference, Dubuque County Right to Life, Concerned Women for America (Iowa), Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, American Principles in Action, Iowans for Life, and others have worked tirelessly […]
I was unable to attend his address yesterday due to a work obligation, but reading through the transcript I wanted to offer a few thoughts. First, I’m glad I didn’t listen live because I think we can have bipartisan agreement that public speaking is not one of Iowa Governor Chet Culver’s strengths. I remember attending […]
State Senator Jerry Behn (R-Boone) drops out, but some could argue he really wasn’t in it. Due to his farming obligations he missed numerous events. He also is backing former Governor Terry Branstad. In a press release sent out this morning read: (BOONE) – State Sen. Jerry Behn, candidate for governor in the Republican primary, […]
I highlighted an attack video done alleging special interest contributions made to a 527 group that current Gubernatorial candidate, Representative Chris Rants (R-Sioux City) started. Rants sent Kevin Hall, who did the original article on this, an email in which very little of it was referenced in his article. Rants provided the entire email to […]
After having lunch with Steve Deace of WHO Radio on Tuesday, he got me thinking runaway judiciaries. They are, by and large, a barrier to implementing conservative principles legislatively and in executive policy. Obviously the big elephant in the room in Iowa is the April 3, 2008 ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court to strike […]
I joined my friend Art Smith who is the host of the new The Conservative Reader Report on Des Moines Local Live. Art blogs at The Conservative Reader and is a contributor with me at the Des Moines Register’s From The Right blog. He also had Grant Young of Questions, Comments and Insults on to […]
From a press release he sent out today: Christian Fong, Republican gubernatorial candidate announced that effective today he will suspend his campaign for Governor. “Today, I announce the suspension of my campaign. From this time forward, we will not be actively campaigning for the Republican nomination for Governor. While today marks a change of direction […]