Political News and Opinion

Iowa Leaning Toward Romney

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Political News and Opinion
According to examiner.com, a recent poll has shown that Mitt Romney and President Obama are at a near tie in the nation, with the important swing state of Iowa leaning toward Obama.
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Verum's Interview with Raj Patel

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Political News and Opinion

On the eve of the November 8th city council election, Raj Patel and his family hosted a large gathering at Takanami for friends and supporters. The room was silent and tense as I walked in just ten minutes before the official election results were announced. The ‘Remember the Titans’ instrumental in the background only made the tension more clear. My first glance of Raj revealed a feeling of overwhelming nervousness as his family created a barrier between him and the crowd.  His gestures switched between wiping sweat from his temples and taking gulps of a drink with his shaky hand.

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Republican's Tuesday Night Fights in Vegas

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Political News and Opinion
With Herman Cain tied with Mitt Romney in some polls, Tuesday’s debate promised to about differing policies rather than attempts by third tier candidates to get some attention. Everyone agrees, that what occurred was a fight.
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Will Congress Pass the Jobs Bill?

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Political News and Opinion
With 2012 elections looming just around the corner, tensions couldn’t be higher in Washington. Americans are showing more and more frustration, with a recent poll putting the number of people who approve of how Congress is doing its job at a mere 12%. A low like this hasn’t been seen since October of 2008, at the height of the economic crisis. The US seems unable to come together on any issue or topic, with the exception of a blatant dislike for politicians’ plans.
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Mitt Perry vs. Rick Romney

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Political News and Opinion
After placing sixth and seventh in the Iowa straw poll, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have dominated the Republican field of Presidential candidates. The former Governors have focused almost exclusively on each other in the last two debates.
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Tea Party Express Rolls Through Iowa

Posted in: Iowa City Owl Political News and Opinion
Conservatives around Iowa are awaiting the arrival of the Tea Party Express, which is scheduled to make stops in Sioux City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport, Iowa during the group’s national bus tour on August 31, and September 1. The Express is coming to rally support for the upcoming Iowa Caucus, and 2012 Presidential Election.
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Organizers Plan a "DC Occupation"

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A loose coalition of community organizers, peace activists, and supporting organizations have called on volunteers to join them October 6, 2011, for an “occupation” of Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C.
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Photo Finish at Ames Straw Poll

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The sixth Iowa Straw Poll took place Saturday at the Hilton Coliseum located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The Straw Poll, created in 1979 by the Iowan Republican Party, is held every Fall before highly disputed caucus elections, and serves as a strong indicator to a Republican candidate’s strength. Although it has no official effect, the Straw Poll is a highly publicized event.
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