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Sam Stein

Emotional End For Obama To Businesslike Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As sentimentality goes, President Barack Obama hosting the last campaign event of his political career in Des Moines, Iowa, is hard to t...

Iowa Newspaper Criticizes Obama For Refusal To Go On The Record

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: The Obama campaign later relented and released the transcript of the president's conversation with the Register. Jen Psaki, the campaign's...

Obama Campaign Building Vandalized With Words 'Muslim Lier' In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign building in Des Moines, Iowa, was vandalized with the words "Muslim Lier" (intended to be "Liar"), spray-painted on ...

Obama Calls In To Iowa's Biggest Newspaper To Talk NFL Refs, National Debt

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Those who wondered Tuesday why President Barack Obama did not have time to meet with foreign leaders at the United Nations have their answer. He ha...

Joe Biden: 'I'm A Good Vice President'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Monday told Iowans that he knows their state well from campaigning there as a former presidential candidate,...

CAPTION CONTEST: Obama Casts Spell On Audience?

Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama made a campaign swing through Iowa this week, touring the Hawkeye State in a bus. On Tuesday, he was in Waterloo, and spoke at ...

For Obama, More Beer, Less Enthusiasm

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

* President needs Iowa but crowds are smaller than 2008 * Weaker economy may affect his chances * Republicans have more ...

Obama Makes Little Kid's Day

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Three-year-old Keifer Petersen might not have washed his hair Tuesday night, after receiving a pat on the head from President Barack Obama during a ca...

Obama State Fair Visit: In Iowa, President Makes Time For Pork Chops, Beer

Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama made the most of a visit to the Midwest on Monday, stopping by the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines to mingle with voters and enjo...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Touts Clean Energy in Battleground State | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

Despite sustained criticisms from the oil industry and his presumptive general election opponent on energy issues, President Barack Obama has, in rece...

Obama's Iowa Promises, 4 Years Later

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Four years after sitting in front of a camera and encouraging Iowa Democrats to caucus for him, President Barack Obama's campaign is sending out a 200...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Gears Up Its Iowa Strategy | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

Tuesday night's Iowa caucus will go a long way toward separating the well-managed Republican campaigns from the vanity projects and amateur operations...

Politics, Farmers And Change: The End Of Rural America

Dave Murphy | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Dave Murphy

Since 1960, when JFK was elected, America has lost over 1.7 million family farms, the backbone of rural economies, with the number of farmers in the U.S. today being outnumbered by prisoners.

Sam Stein

Obama Returning To Iowa For Earth Day 2009 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama will mark Earth Day with a trip to Iowa next week in what will be interpreted in political circles as a victory lap in the state that lau...

Obama Poised To Win Iowa In Landslide

Des Moines Register | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McPain. Barack Obama is beating John McCain in Iowa by a whopping 17 percentage points, according to the Iowa Poll published in today's Register. Ob...

Sam Stein

McCain Attacks Obama's Patriotism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain unveiled a new attack on Barack Obama's patriotism Saturday, jumping all over - and taking out of context - remarks made yesterday in whic...

Obama Gets Chicago Boost In Iowa

Chicago Public Radio | Robert Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Barack Obama's home court advantage in Illinois is expected to swing the state his way in the upcoming presidential election. But crime and hi...

Iowa Dem On Palin's Experience: "I Know How To Castrate A Calf"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Harkin Steak Fry is traditionally a fundraiser that acts as a stage to rally Democrats around their candidates in addition to highlighting a star ...

Democratic Voting Rolls Still Climbing In Pennsylvania

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Democrats have pulled way ahead in the Penn. voter rolls as a result of the historic primary. And in Iowa, McCain is spending in areas covered in flood water, where people can't watch TV.

Iowa Republican Change Candidate

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

"Personally, I think the sales gas tax holiday being proposed is like peeing your pants on a cold winter's day: It feels nice and warm for a little while, but very soon begins to feel quite cold."

Sam Stein

How Obama Ended Up On (And Off) The Michigan Ballot | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's an argument Sen. Hillary Clinton has made countless times. Asked why the unofficial results of the Michigan primary should be considered legitima...

Obama Returns To Iowa For Tuesday Primary Night

NY Times | Larry Rother | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Barack Obama has chosen to spend Tuesday night not in Kentucky or Oregon, the two states that will be holding their primaries that day, or eve...

Barack Obama's Nouvelle Vague

Salon | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PERRY, Iowa -- As Barack Obama hit the familiar chords of his stump speech in a gym here Tuesday morning, I sidled over to admaker Jim Margolis to ask...

Obama Talks Race To Black Iowans

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a rare scene in Iowa: an audience that included a large percentage of minorities. After a two-day swing through western Iowa, Sen. Barack Obam...

Obama's PAC Giving Money To Supportive Candidates In Primary States

Washington Post | John Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) launched his presidential campaign in January, he stopped raising money for his Hopefund, the political action committee...