Jan 4th, 2008
1:50 pm
January 4th, 2008 | Uncategorized
For young Paul believers, a tough night

DES MOINES, Iowa, 1:50 PM – The Ron Paul for President after-party feels like a funeral. Onstage, a folksy singer croons out a tune with an acoustic guitar. A spattering of Ron Paul supporters stand around holding plastic plates of cheese cubes. It was a rough night yesterday for the Texas Congressman and his libertarian […]

Jan 3rd, 2008
4:48 am
January 3rd, 2008 | Uncategorized
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 […]

Jan 2nd, 2008
9:45 pm
January 2nd, 2008 | Uncategorized
After poll, Gaddis Smith recalls the Republican Yale of 1936

OLYMPIA, Wash., 9:45 p.m. — While constant polling may drive newspaper circulation, for Yale historian and professor emeritus Gaddis Smith, the horse race is, well, a complete bore. My calling him over winter break to comment on the paper’s recent presidential poll therefore only added to his unwanted numerical inundation that is increasing on the […]

Jan 1st, 2008
11:33 am
January 1st, 2008 | Uncategorized
Edwards counting on rural counties in countdown to caucuses

IOWA CITY, Iowa, 11:33 a.m. — Mike Juntunen didn’t go home for Christmas. No, the 26-year-old University of Iowa freshman was busy spreading his own version of holiday cheer — the message of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards. Juntunen is co-president of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes for John Edwards, which is responsible in […]

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