Strategists discuss campaign tech ‘arms race’

WASHINGTON—A top strategist for President Obama’s 2012 campaign detailed how their data team crushed GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s condensed general election effort during a panel discussion on united technology with communic...
by Jeff Patch


Tom Harkin: ‘Born this way’

DES MOINES—Need more evidence that Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is preparing to run for a sixth term? The Cumming resident’s campaign committee, Citizens for Harkin, will hold its second Lady Gaga-related fundraiser next month....
by Jeff Patch


Iowa Congressmen Respond to Libya and Afghanistan

By Nathan Tucker The U.S. House voted on two Libyan resolutions Friday, one authorizing limited military action in the country and the other defunding the war.  Though neither passed, the resolutions split Iowa’s congression...
by Nathan W. Tucker



Germs Lurking on Hospital Surfaces Can Kill You

Betsy McCaughey If you’re visiting a friend or relative in the hospital, forget taking flowers or candy. Bring gloves and a canister of bleach wipes. Several new studies show that hospital patients are at significantly high...
by Betsy McCaughey


Fatherhood 2011: A Disturbing Picture

By Patti Brown As Americans gather to celebrate Father’s Day today, a report released this past week by the Pew Research Center, A Tale of Two Fathers: More Are Active, but More are Absent, presents a disturbing picture of fa...
by Polly Twocents



King’s Pro-Life Amendment Added to Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Congressman Steve King released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted 240-176 to pass an amendment he introduced which prevents any funds within HR 2112, the Agriculture Appropriations bill, from bein...
by The Iowa Republican