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Stephanopoulos: Clinton Wrapping Head Around Loss

(25) Comments | Posted May 12, 2008 | 9:25 AM

The audience in King's Chapel on the campus of Cornell College in Mount Vernon seemed to hold its collective breath Thursday night as George Stephanopoulos gave voice to words about the Democratic presidential nomination process that most in the nation have been impatiently waiting to hear: "The race is over."...

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2008 Shortchanging Women (And You)

(1) Comments | Posted January 3, 2008 | 9:03 AM

Iowa women, just like many women throughout the nation, entered this election season with high hopes. For the first time in history, there would be a front-running woman vying for the nation's highest office. More importantly, after surviving the sound bite days of "soccer moms" and "security moms," women were...

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Iowa Voters Question Romney's Conservative Creds

(8) Comments | Posted December 3, 2007 | 3:48 PM

The following piece is published on Essential Estrogen as well as HuffPost's OffTheBus.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, judging by his public remarks, wanted to speak to audience members in Cedar Rapids about the economy, immigration and taxes. Audience members at the event, however, not only had...

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Biden: "OK" With Losing

(93) Comments | Posted November 28, 2007 | 1:40 PM

The following piece is published on Iowa Independent as well as HuffPost's OffTheBus.

The crowd of 100 people gathered at the Waverly Civic Center Tuesday night was hushed and thoughtful as Delaware Sen. Joe Biden answered an audience member's question regarding the difference between this run for...

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Clinton Announces AIDS Plan On Eve Of Vigils

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2007 | 12:40 PM

The following piece is published on Iowa Independent as well as HuffPost's OffTheBus.

On the eve of scheduled candlelight prayer vigils outside of her Davenport office, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced she will be releasing her plan to fight HIV/AIDS both domestically and globally.

"Sen....

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Iowa UAW Gears Up For Obama

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2007 | 1:37 AM

The following piece is published on Iowa Independent as well as HuffPost's OffTheBus.

Iowa members of United Auto Workers stood on risers behind Barack Obama Sunday afternoon during a Marion press conference as a physical showing of the union's recommendation to international headquarters that they...

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Iowa: Biden Closes In On Obama Endorsements

(12) Comments | Posted November 15, 2007 | 12:04 AM

The following piece is published on Iowa Independent as well as HuffPost's OffTheBus.

Delaware Sen. Joe Biden has popped up another rung in race for Iowa legislative endorsements with today's announcement that Iowa Rep. Mary Gaskill of Ottumwa has thrown support behind his presidential campaign. The endorsement...

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Pro-Lifers Line Up For Fred Thompson

(11) Comments | Posted November 14, 2007 | 7:08 AM

The following piece is published on Iowa Independent as well as HuffPost's OffTheBus.

National Right to Life became the first national grassroots organization to issue a formal endorsement in the Republican presidential contest Tuesday morning when they put their support behind former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson.

"We are...

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Preaching to the Choir, Obama in Tune with Supporters in Cedar Rapids

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2007 | 7:06 PM

The following piece is published on Iowa Independent as well as OffTheBus.

"Iowa nice" was alive and well at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids last night. More than 900 people turned out to see and hear Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, many of them arriving 30 or 45...

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Clinton Scores Points With Energy Policy

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2007 | 9:04 PM

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's white paper on energy and the looming climate crisis was a long time coming, but at least one Iowa environmental activist believes it was worth the wait.

"I thought the speech was great," said Mike Carberry, a regional field director for Iowa Global Warming, after listening...

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Obama Appeals To MySpacers And Seniors In Iowa

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2007 | 1:01 PM

The following piece is published on Iowa Independent as well as OffTheBus.

Sen. Barack Obama's visit to Cedar Rapids Monday, Oct. 29, was an exercise in contrast as the candidate began the day discussing his plans for Social Security and ended it on the MTV/MySpace stage, answering questions...

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Alveda King To Campaign For Sam Brownback

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2007 | 2:36 PM

The following piece appears on Iowa Independent as well as the the Huffington Post's OffTheBus.

On the heels of a canceled special appearance at Des Moines Roosevelt High School, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will meet with supporters of Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback...

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