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Democratic Occupy Activist Takes Charge of Iowa Republican Caucus Precinct 66

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Precinct 66 nominated well-known Occupy organizer Ed Fallon to serve as Republican Caucus Secretary, customarily an innocuous role when held by a traditional member of the party. Fallon is not what you would call a traditional member of any party.

Police Arrive At Romney Headquarters

Urbandale Patch | Anne Carothers-Kay | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Police with a paddy wagon arrived at Mitt Romney's campaign headquarters in Des Moines after about 75 Occupy protesters descended on the office, pound...

WATCH: GOP Candidate Chased Out Of Event By Hecklers

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's Wednesday visit to the Iowa Capitol building appears to have been far from welcoming. The Des Moines Register reports that local O...

Tyler Kingkade

Occupy Wall Street Protests Unite A Father And Son Living 1,000 Miles Apart | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- In the last three years, Dutch Ruisch has lost his mortgage business, filed for bankruptcy, and lost his home to foreclosure. Now,...

Tyler Kingkade

Iowa Governor Taking Occupy The Caucuses Shutdown Threat Seriously | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday morning that he is taking a threat by the group Anonym...

Hello, Oakland? This Is What Civic Cooperation Looks Like

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

There is no inherent contradiction between "Occupy" encampments and official health and safety codes. Not according to the fire marshall of Des Moines, Iowa, who looks forward to keeping the protestors safe and warm throughout the winter.

'Occupy Wall Street Is the Third Party'

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

"We no longer need a third party candidate," said Goodner. "Occupy Wall Street is the third party."

Tyler Kingkade

Midwest Occupy Wall Street Protesters Seek To Highlight Foreclosure Mess | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its seventh week of protest against income inequality, some Midwestern Occupiers are zeroing in on housing i...

Tyler Kingkade

Dozens Arrested At Occupy Des Moines | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Dozens were arrested at the first Occupy Des Moines event Sunday night, including a former Iowa state representative and a 14-year-old girl. All but o...