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Sam Stein

Emotional End For Obama To Businesslike Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama Delivers Final Campaign Speech

AP | JULIE PACE and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — President Barack Obama is asking Iowa voters to help him finish what they started in the state four years ago. In his last p...

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 * Republ...

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...

Ryan, Obama Facing Off

AP | KEN THOMAS and KASIE HUNT | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Led by President Barack Obama, Democrats claimed on Monday that Republican challenger Mitt Romney privately backs controv...

WATCH: Romney Campaigns As Crucial Issue Heats Up

AP | KEN THOMAS and KASIE HUNT | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Clashing over the economy, President Barack Obama challenged Mitt Romney to join him in allowing tax hikes for rich America...

Struggling In Battleground State, Obama Launches Sharp Mitt Attack

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — President Barack Obama delivered his harshest rebuttal yet to rival Mitt Romney on Thursday, dismissing his challenger's clai...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Touts Clean Energy in Battleground State

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 To Push Clean Energy Technologies In Iowa

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious to show voters he's working to create jobs, President Barack Obama is putting tax credits to boost clean energy in the spo...

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...

Looking Beyond Caucuses, Dems Assail GOP Candidate

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Looking ahead to next fall, Democrats in Iowa and beyond sought to weaken Republican Mitt Romney in advance of Tuesday's lead-off presid...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Gears Up Its Iowa Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Team Obama Employs Tortoise-Versus-Hare Strategy In Key Battleground

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — One presidential campaign claims an impressive effort in Iowa this year: eight offices opened, 350,000 phone calls to potenti...

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.

Obama Heads To Iowa, Aims To Counter Criticism From GOP Presidential Candidates

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

BETTENDORF, Iowa -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday brought a made-in-America pitch to this politically vital state, saying innovation and adaptatio...

Like GOP, Obama Taking Aim At Key 2012 States

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even without a Democratic challenger, President Barack Obama is planning an aggressive role in early primary states. His operatives...

Obama To Visit Illinois In Rare Swing Through Home State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama will visit Iowa, Missouri and Illinois next week to discuss the economy and his adminis...

Sam Stein

Obama Returning To Iowa For Earth Day 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...