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Romney’s education agenda based on standardized tests, school choice

Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who edged out an eight-vote victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, has a long track record on education that includes standardized testing and accountability, charter schools and school vouchers.

Fifty-five percent of Minnesotans say state is on the wrong track

By | 11.11.11 | 2:36 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

In the annual St. Cloud State University Survey, 55 percent of Minnesotans surveyed say the state is on the wrong track, down one percent from last year.

Women would be disproportionately affected by tax plans proposed by Cain, Perry, experts say

By | 11.07.11 | 12:47 pm

As campaign-finance filings come out from 2012 Republican presidential candidates, the records show women are not big-money donors for this year’s crop of hopefuls. Recent campaign-finance records evaluated by the Center for Responsive Politics reveal the median percentage of campaign cash over $200 from female donors to the GOP More…

Moderate may win Iowa caucuses, newspaper veteran says

By | 10.07.11 | 1:31 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

DES MOINES — A moderate Republican candidate may end up winning the Iowa Caucuses, a long-time political observer says, despite the state’s strong social conservative base of voters.

David Yepsen, a former political reporter who spent 34 years at The Des Moines Register, said there’s a very possible scenario in More…

Mitt Romney’s poll numbers in Iowa low

By | 01.11.11 | 2:50 pm

Public Policy Polling surveyed Iowa voters on potential Republican 2012 presidential candidates and found former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with a twelve-point lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Huckabee leads with 30 percent, Romney gets 18 percent, Sarah Palin nets 15 percent, Newt Gingrich has 15 percent, Ron More…


Socially Conservative Voters Refuse To Be Ignored at Washington Summit

By | 09.19.10 | 6:43 pm

“Don’t let them put you in the back of the bus,” former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) said to a full ballroom at the Values Voters Summit — organized by the Family Research Council — in Washington Friday.

[Congress1] He expounded on that idea to the crowd of about 2,000 More…

A Soldier’s Unnecessary Retreat

By | 10.03.08 | 6:30 am

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.– Battleground no more.

For the past several months, the Republican and Democratic nominees for president have targeted this fading center of the Rust Belt, with its 17 electoral votes, as a winnable state — part of each party’s electoral strategy to take the White House.

Now, that plan More…

Romney: Don’t Count McCain Out Just Yet

By | 10.02.08 | 3:27 pm

The McCain campaign has had a difficult time spinning Sen. John McCain’s recent slide in major national and battleground polls. The best strategy it has been able to come up with seems to be “deny, deny, deny” the accuracy of the More…

Happy Birthday, Sen. McCain! (And Veepstakes Roundup)

By | 08.29.08 | 9:54 am

DAYTON, Ohio — As our friends in Denver recover from their collective hangover in the wake of Sen. Barack Obama’s acceptance speech last night, those of us watching the McCain campaign are gearing up for a very exciting day of our own. First, today is Sen. John McCain’s 72nd birthday More…