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Ohio GOP pushes through heavily Republican redistricted map

By | 12.15.11 | 2:21 pm

Amid requests for corruption investigations and allegations of Republican fraud, Ohio Democrats decided to cave to the GOP earlier than expected in a vote Wednesday night, accepting a heavily Republican congressional reapportionment map, in part to avoid an expensive two-date primary in March. The second primary would have cost taxpayers More…

GOP chairman pledges no ‘kumbaya’ for Florida 2012 delegates

By | 10.25.11 | 2:57 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

The 2012 nomination calendar appears to have once again survived various states jockeying for position, but the drama isn’t quite over.

Obama third-quarter disclosure includes many ‘bundlers,’ cloaked in anonymity

By | 10.17.11 | 5:39 pm

President Obama and the Democratic National Committee flexed their fundraising muscle in the third quarter by raising a combined $70 million, according the disclosure reports. But a large amount of money, coming through so-called bundlers, leaves the original sources shrouded in mystery.

Education to get $55 billion boost in Obama’s jobs plan

By | 09.09.11 | 2:10 pm

Within president Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill he announced Thursday in an address to a joint session of Congress, some $55 billion would go directly to K-12 educators and renovations to nearly 35,000 schools.

The speech has won plaudits from labor groups and most of the Democratic base for its More…

FRC promises to challenge LGBT groups at 2012 GOP national convention in Tampa

By | 08.25.11 | 11:17 am

Image by Matt MahurinAfter being tipped off by a recent Washington Blade article about GOP LGBT groups’ attempts to influence the Republican Party platform at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says those groups should expect a fight.

Interview with Santorum: ‘Very frustrated’ with debate

By | 08.12.11 | 12:51 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

DES MOINES — Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum sounded off Friday morning aboutThursday evening’s GOP presidential debate in Ames, where many analysts and pundits characterized him as more of a bystander than a participant.

Huntsman first candidate to support S.C. conservative group’s family challenge

By | 07.11.11 | 6:11 pm

Former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Hunstman is the first contender in the 2012 presidential race to respond to a recent challenge from South Carolina’s influential Focus on the Family affiliate, Palmetto Family Council.

Video: Herman Cain downplays race, gender in 2012

By | 05.18.11 | 10:33 am | More from The Iowa Independent

CEDAR RAPIDS — Although it was difficult to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential contest without reading a story about how a woman or a black man was going to fare in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, Herman Cain says that particular More…

Ron Paul officially running for president in 2012

By | 05.13.11 | 11:41 am | More from The Iowa Independent

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, said Friday morning “the time is right” to enter the GOP presidential race.

“At this moment, I am officially announcing that I am a candidate in the Republican primary,” Paul announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Pawlenty making his presence felt in Iowa

By | 05.12.11 | 11:40 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who continues to explore a possible 2012 GOP presidential run, will hold events in four Iowa counties this weekend.

A meet and greet will be held Friday morning at 11:45 a.m. at the Marion Public Library and, later that evening at 6 p.m., Pawlenty More…