Gingrich Mistaken: The Problem Lies in the Broken Campaign Finance Process Itself

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 11:35 am

The big story for the 1,500 media members scurrying around Iowa trying to find something for cable news to shout about for the next few hours is that Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney a liar. Specifically, Gingrich accused Romney of illegal coordination with the Super PACs that firebombed Newt’s candidacy with negative ads in Iowa. [...]

In Majority-Latino West Liberty, Iowa, No Presidential Candidates Inspire Much Support

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 10:15 am

People talk about the whiteness of Iowa. However, with the rise of Latino labor, particularly in food processing plants, the minority population has been rising around some factory clusters. In fact, Univision found a town called West Liberty with a majority-Latino population. So how are they viewing the caucuses tonight, and more broadly the Presidential [...]

Will the Iowa Caucuses Get Determined By a Flawed Poll?

By: Monday January 2, 2012 11:12 am

Tomorrow’s Iowa caucuses are the big political story of the day, and try as I might to ignore them, it’s difficult. The latest polls show a three-way race between Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. In political terms that’s great news for Romney, because the other two candidates in Iowa don’t have the funding [...]

Ethanol Fight Moves to Renewable Fuels Standard

By: Friday December 30, 2011 8:12 am

The $6 billion-a-year ethanol subsidy really will expire in a matter of days. But that may not spell the end of ethanol-based tax credits. Specifically, the $1.01-a-gallon production tax credit for cellulosic ethanol – made from switchgrass or wood chips or corn husks – is a priority for the renewable fuels industry. That production tax [...]

Occupy the Iowa Caucuses Protest Various Campaign HQs

By: Thursday December 29, 2011 10:12 am

The “Occupy the Iowa Caucuses” movement on display in the kickoff primary state over the past several days shows that these protests can raise awareness and even make a difference without a physical space for occupation. Here are some of the more recent events: • Protesters demonstrated at Mitt Romney’s campaign HQ, demanding that he [...]

Iowa GOP Borrowing Cheney’s Undisclosed Location for Caucus Ballot-Counting

By: Wednesday December 28, 2011 12:15 pm

Concerned about a nonexistent threat to the integrity of the caucuses, the Iowa Republican Party will move their ballot-counting operation to an “undisclosed location.” The state party has not yet told the campaigns exactly where the returns will be added up, only that it will be off-site from the Iowa GOP’s Des Moines headquarters. The [...]

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