Uncategorized | 8:51 pm | January 3, 2008 | By Zabrahamson

The Iowa Numbers: West Des Moines — Precinct 111

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 7:32 p.m. — The first round of results are in: Before the critical realignment stage of the Democratic caucus in this precinct, here’s an update from West Des Moines, Precinct 111: Joe Biden: 7 Hillary Clinton: 75 Chris Dodd: 9 John Edwards: 49 Barack Obama: 99 Bill Richardson: 22 They tallied »

Uncategorized | 7:44 pm | January 3, 2008 | By Zabrahamson

A student revolution: Valley High School for Obama ’08

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 7:44 PM — Zachary Hayes and Justin Jodoin are seventeen. So are Drew Sorge and Matt Stilwell. All four students turn eighteen before November’s general election and — according to Iowa election law — are eligible to participate in the caucus. And caucus they have, making their political voices heard for »

Uncategorized | 7:27 pm | January 3, 2008 | By Zabrahamson

In West Des Moines, backers of unviable candidates flock to Obama

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 7:27 p.m. — The library at Hillside Elementary School in West Des Moines was packed. Outside the door, bright-eyed women wore bandoliers of Hillary stickers and handed out cookies to caucus-goers. “Are you supporting Hillary? Supporting Hillary? That corner in the back, that’s where we are.” The Iowa caucuses began at »

Uncategorized | 4:33 pm | January 3, 2008 | By Zabrahamson

Just a Hobby — Atul Nakhasi and the Iowa Democrats

IOWA CITY, Iowa, 4:33 p.m. — “It’s hard to believe it’s all going to be over tomorrow,” says 19-year-old Atul Nakhasi from behind a laptop and scattered piles of paper. He’s trying to figure out in the next two hours how to run a caucus in Iowa’s largest student precinct – precinct 5 of Iowa »

Uncategorized | 4:48 am | January 3, 2008 | By Zabrahamson

On Iowa students’ minds: Do we matter?

DES MOINES, Iowa, 2:30 a.m. — In the wee hours of the morning of Iowa’s “First in the Nation” caucuses, all eyes are on the Midwestern state and its voters — some old and seasoned, some college freshmen. Tonight could make or break the political will of a generation. If college students around Iowa decide »