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Election day tomorrow; St. Paul, Minn. moves to ranked choice voting

By | 11.07.11 | 4:51 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

Tuesday is election day, with municipal and school board elections in many communities across the state (check the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website for information on whether there’s an election in your area).

NOM dropped $721K on Iowa judges in 2010

By | 11.03.11 | 4:11 pm

National Institute on Money in State Politics released a report this week that shows that the National Organization for Marriage was one of the top political spenders in the 2010 election cycle in Iowa. NOM’s spending targeted three Iowa Supreme Court justices who ruled in 2009 that Iowa’s legislative More…

GOP leader in Iowa not seeking re-election

By | 11.03.11 | 10:26 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Senate Minority Leader Paul McKinley (R-Chariton) is stepping down as the Republican leader and won’t seek re-election to a fourth term. Senate Republicans will elect new leadership at a Nov. 10 meeting in Des Moines.

Paul McKinley

“Since I will not be seeking another term, I believe the More…

Panelists warn of impending battle for independent judiciary

By | 11.02.11 | 3:42 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

A coordinated effort is underway to dismantle judicial merit selection processes across the country, the head of the Iowa ACLU says, threatening the independence of the judicial branch in the Hawkeye State and beyond.

After judicial ousting, group tries to take strategy national

By | 10.08.11 | 10:51 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Religious and social conservatives are proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish in the Hawkeye State, especially the ouster of three Iowa Supreme Court justices and their perceived influence in advance of the Ames Straw Poll. Now they’re poised to take what they’ve learned here and turn it into More…

PAC supportive of Bachmann says Perry soft on unauthorized immigration

By | 09.12.11 | 10:17 am | More from The Minnesota Independent

A conservative PAC aligned with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential bid is targeting Texas Gov. Rick Perry on immigration in a spate of radio ads starting Tuesday in South Carolina.

In Indiana’s ‘Bloody Eighth,’ Larry Bucshon faces tea party challenge, empowered Dems

By | 08.26.11 | 9:22 am

Image by Matt MahurinThis report is part of collaboration with WNYC’s “It’s a Free Country” to cover the 25 most captivating congressional races from around the country.

On August 1, Larry Bucshon, a freshman GOP representative from Indiana’s Eighth Congressional District, joined the majority of his caucus to vote

Colorado Democratic Party not keen on GOP’s redistricting map

By | 08.22.11 | 4:15 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

The battle in Colorado over the shape of next decade’s congressional districts continues. State Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio fired off a response to the latest proposed map released by state Republicans. Democrats want to draw more competitive districts. Republicans want to effectively retain existing districts. Democrats argue that competition More…

WorldNetDaily, Obama campaign cash-in on birther industry

By | 05.19.11 | 12:39 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Righty activist author Jerome Corsi’s latest anti-Obama book, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” is climbing the ranks at Amazon. It’s now reportedly number 22 with a bullet. The Obama reelection campaign is using news of the book release to fundraise. WorldNetDaily, internet birther headquarters and also publisher of Corsi’s book, More…