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PPP: Perry rides tea party, anti-science wave to front of pack in Iowa

By | 08.23.11 | 4:55 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Less than two weeks after U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann claimed gold in the Ames Straw Poll, there appears to be movement in the Republican field in the Hawkeye State.

‘We Don’t Want Donald Trump’ Facebook effort successful

By | 05.05.11 | 4:33 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

The jubilant postings on the Facebook page “We Don’t Want Donald Trump to Drive the Indy 500 Pace Car” tell the story: “Awesome news!” and “VICTORY!” and “Na-na-na-na. Hey, hey, hey. Goodbye.”

More than 17,000 people had joined the social media effort aimed and removing real estate mogul and More…

Bachmann now takes Obama ‘at his word’ on birth certificate

By | 04.21.11 | 11:36 am | More from The Minnesota Independent

Rep. Michele Bachmann no longer appears troubled about President Barack Obama’s place of birth.

In fact, in an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday, Bachmann, a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2012, told George Stephanopoulos that the certificate of live birth issued by Obama presidential campaign more than three More…

Bachmann abruptly drops birtherism on GMA

By | 04.20.11 | 2:17 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Image by Matt MahurinU.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) no longer appears troubled about President Barack Obama’s place of birth.

In fact, in an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday, Bachmann, a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2012, told

Trump reiterates Birther suspicions at Florida tea party rally

By | 04.18.11 | 10:47 am | More from The Florida Independent

Image by Matt MahurinShortly before his appearance alongside Rep. Allen West, potential U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner and others at a “South Florida Tea Party Tax Rally” on Saturday, Donald Trump spoke with The Shark Tank, a conservative Florida blog, about his belief in a conspiracy to cover up the More…

Rep. Trent Franks prepares secretive hearing on Defense of Marriage Act

By | 04.14.11 | 9:24 am

Update, 10:50 a.m. EST: This post now includes a witness list for the hearing.

The U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution is scheduled to hold a hearing Friday titled “Defending Marriage,” called by subcommittee chairman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who has recently called for the impeachment of President More…

Rumored GOP candidate Trump reiterates ‘birther’ rumor

By | 03.28.11 | 6:45 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Rumored 2012 GOP candidate Donald Trump isn’t backing away from his questioning of Barack Obama‘s birth certificate. Instead the New York businessman is doubling-down by demanding that “this guy either has a birth certificate or he doesn’t.”

Poll: 51 percent of Republicans think Obama was not born in U.S.

Public Policy Polling released a survey today on the attitudes of likely Republican primary voters, including their opinions of Obama’s citizenship. The findings are extraordinary, with 51 percent of likely 2012 primary voters saying they believe President Obama was not born in the U.S.

From the report:

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Wayne Allyn Root to Head Libertarian National Congressional Committee (Corrected)

By | 07.13.10 | 2:10 pm

Last month, TWI examined the schism within the Libertarian Party over the rise of Wayne Allyn Root, a showy Fox News staple and recent libertarian convert who embodies the Republican-tinged libertarianism that defines so much Tea Party politics. To the consternation of many of his veteran party colleagues, Root More…

Best of Weigel: A Look Back

By | 06.28.10 | 4:42 pm

Now that the ethically dubious publication of some of his private emails has derailed Dave Weigel’s tenure at The Washington Post by raising questions about his ability to report effectively on the conservative movement, we thought it would be a good time to highlight just how effective Weigel can be. More…