Tag Archives: Iowa

IOWA: Clinton +3, Trump +5 In Final Poll

Via Bloomberg Politics: Hillary Clinton is holding onto a slim lead over Bernie Sanders in Iowa as Democrats prepare for Monday’s caucuses, though an outpouring of young voters and those who say the system is rigged could enable Sanders to pull off an upset, according to a new poll. Clinton leads Sanders, 45 percent to 42 percent, in a Bloomberg …

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NBC POLL: Sanders And Clinton Tied In Iowa

It’s really going down to the wire in Iowa. The Hill reports: A new poll shows Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) running neck-and-neck among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa. Clinton has 48 percent support, compared to Sanders’s 45 percent in the Hawkeye State, within the margin of error of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Sanders widened his …

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IOWA: Protester Charged With Disorderly Conduct After Hurling Tomatoes At Donald Trump [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: An Iowa man has been arrested on charges that he threw tomatoes at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at the University of Iowa. Hayley Bruce, a University of Iowa spokeswoman, says 28-year-old Andrew Joseph Alemao was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct after officers say they saw him throwing two tomatoes toward Trump during …

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Huckabee Fails With Lame Adele Parody [VIDEO]

Oh, good grief. The Week mocks: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign took a turn for the utterly bizarre Wednesday when he released a music video parody of “Hello” by Adele. As if that wasn’t ill-advised enough, it seems from the lyrics that Huckabee is trying to win over Iowa — where he won the caucuses in 2008 but is …

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Monmouth Poll: Trump +7 Over Cruz In Iowa

Via Politico: Donald Trump holds a seven-point edge over Ted Cruz among likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers, according to the results of the latest Monmouth University poll released Wednesday afternoon. In the survey, conducted largely before Trump announced his boycott of Thursday’s debate on Fox News, he surged 11 points from last month in the same poll to 30 percent, while …

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TUTORIAL: What Is A Caucus? [VIDEO]

The Iowa Caucus is Monday. Here’s a very simple 90-second tutorial on how caucuses work, where they happen, and how they began. Watch below.

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Candidates Hold Town Hall

Tonight at 9PM Eastern the three Democratic presidential candidates will hold a town hall meeting at Iowa’s Drake University. The event will be moderated by CNN New Day anchor Chris Cuomo and can be viewed on CNN Go although your cable provider login will be required. YouTube live stream below. Watch along with us and weigh in.

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Bernie Sanders Comforts Weeping Woman After Her Story About Living On Minimum Wage [VIDEO]

The Sun-Times reports: A crowd at a Bernie Sanders’ event in Iowa Monday witnessed a woman break down in tears as she described what life is like living on just $12,000 a year, prompting the senator to try to console the emotional woman. At the event in Iowa Falls, the Vermont senator asked the crowd if anyone knew what it …

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Trump Hears Sermon On Humility At Iowa Church, Wingnuts Scream That The Church Is Pro-Gay

Humility. They knew he was coming. ABC News reports: On the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump settled into a fifth row pew of an Iowa church for a lesson in humility. “I don’t know if that was aimed at me … perhaps,” Trump said after the hourlong service at the First Presbyterian Church. One reading during the …

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IOWA: HRC Joins Clinton On Campaign Trail [VIDEO]

Yesterday in Iowa: The Human Rights Campaign proudly joins Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail today in Des Moines, Iowa, as she formally accepted our endorsement for president. “She doesn’t just voice her support, or vote her support for our community, she has been our partner in this fight and always willing to go to battle when we need her,” …

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IOWA: State’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Hillary

From the editorial board of the Des Moines Register: The presidency is not an entry-level position. Whoever is sworn into office next January must demonstrate not only a deep understanding of the issues facing America, but also possess the diplomatic skills that enable presidents to forge alliances to get things done. By that measure, Democrats have one outstanding candidate deserving …

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New Trump Ad: Cruz Doesn’t Hate Immigrants [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are now warring on the airwaves. On Friday, Trump released a new ad questioning Cruz’s stance on immigration policy and highlighting a December interview on FOX News, when the Texas senator stumbled to articulate his past positions on legal status for undocumented immigrants. In the interview, FOX News host Bret Baier pressed …

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NEW IOWA POLL: Trump +11, Sanders +8

CNN reports: Donald Trump holds a commanding lead in Iowa as Sen. Bernie Sanders takes control of the Democratic race in the critical first-in-the-nation voting state, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Thursday. Trump leads Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is in second place in the GOP race, among likely Republican caucus-goers, 37% to 26%. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, …

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IOWA: Carly Fiorina Hijacks Preschool Field Trip, Uses Toddlers As Captive Props For Anti-Abortion Rant

And yes, the parents are furious. The Guardian reports: Carly Fiorina has been accused of “ambushing” a group of children, after she ushered pre-schoolers, who were on a field trip to a botanical garden, into an anti-abortion rally in Des Moines. On Wednesday, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive embarked on a day of campaigning across Iowa, in an attempt to …

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Sanders Appeals To Heartland In New Ad [VIDEO]

Set to a 50 year-old Simon & Garfunkel song, Bernie Sanders’ new campaign ad aims squarely at the heartland. Via Politico: The ad features the Simon and Garfunkel staple playing over footage of quotidian scenes of Americana: windmills blowing across a wintry landscape, tugboats sitting on a dock, farmers at work, city-dwellers in cafés, a father and daughter walking through …

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Nate Silver: Cruz And Clinton Will Win Iowa

Via Politico: Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz have the greatest chances of winning the Iowa caucuses two weeks from Monday, new polling-based forecasts from FiveThirtyEight show. Cruz has a 51 percent chance of winning Iowa when national and state polls as well as endorsements are taken into account. In that forecast, Donald Trump trails Cruz with a 29 percent chance …

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Trump Gives Benghazi Movie Tickets To Iowa Voters

Oh brother. Via the Des Moines Register: Donald Trump has rented space at an Urbandale movie theater and will give Iowans free tickets to a showing of the Benghazi movie that critics of Hillary Clinton have been eagerly awaiting. “Mr. Trump would like all Americans to know the truth about what happened at Benghazi,” the GOP presidential candidate’s Iowa co-chair …

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NEW POLLS: Early Races Remain Close

NBC News reports: Three weeks until the first presidential nominating contest, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are running neck and neck in Iowa, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are also locked in a tight race in the Hawkeye State. What’s more, Clinton and Sanders are within the margin of error in New Hampshire, while Trump has built a 16-point …

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White Supremacists PAC Robocalls For Donald Trump: We Don’t Need Muslims, We Need Smart Whites

Talking Points Memo reports: Some registered voters in Iowa received robocalls Saturday from a white nationalist super PAC that urged them to support Donald Trump in the 2016 election. “I urge you to vote for Donald Trump because he is the one candidate who points out that we should accept immigrants who are good for America,” Jared Taylor said on …

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Dr. Stabby, Motivational Speaker

Via the Des Moines Register: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson at a campaign rally with 500 people in Cedar Rapids shouted out to a fifth-grade class: “Who’s the worst student?” Carson’s question, intended as a joke in an anecdote about how he felt in elementary school, prompted immediate hand pointing toward one student from more than half a dozen classmates …

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