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October 22nd, 2011

Live Coverage of Iowa Faith and Freedom Forum Tonight @ 6pm will provide live coverage of tonight’s Iowa Faith and Freedom beginning at 6 p.m.  The event will be shown live on CSPAN and is expected to last three hours.

4:30 – 6:00 Registration, Meet/Greet and Buffet Dinner

6:00 – 6:03 Welcome by Gopal Krishna

6:03 – 6:05 Invocation by Jeff Mullen

6:05 – 6:06 Pledge of Allegiance by Therese Davis

6:06 – 6:10 National Anthem by Carolyn Haugland and Emily Gerdts

6:10 – 6:20 Recognition of Special Guests by Gopal Krishna

6:20 – 6:25 Introduction of and Remarks by Steve Scheffler

6:25 – 6:33 Introduction of and Remarks (and Appeal for Monies) by Ralph Reed, Jr.

6:33 – 6:45 Introduction of and Remarks by Reince Priebus

6:45 – 6:55 Introduction of and Remarks by Herman Cain

6:55 – 7:07 Questions* and Answers by Herman Cain

7:07 – 7:17 Introduction of and Remarks by Michele Bachmann

7:17 – 7:29 Questions* and Answers by Michele Bachmann

7:29 – 7:39 Introduction of and Remarks by Newt Gingrich

7:39 – 7:51 Questions* and Answers by Newt Gingrich

7:51 – 8:01 Introduction of and Remarks by Ron Paul

8:01 – 8:13 Questions* and Answers by Ron Paul

8:13 – 8:23 Introduction of and Remarks by Rick Perry

8:23 – 8:35 Questions* and Answers by Rick Perry

8:35 – 8:45 Introduction of and Remarks by Rick Santorum

8:45 – 8:57 Questions* and Answers by Rick Santorum

8:57 – 9:00 Introduction of and Closing Prayer by Mike Demastus

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About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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