Rick Santorum http://iowapublicradio.org en Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-120 <p>President Obama is taking some time off this week and visiting Martha's Vineyard with his family.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer and Thomas Schwartz, director of the <a href="http://www.hoover.archives.gov/">Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum</a> in West Branch, discuss the history and politics of vacationing presidents.&nbsp; Also, 2016 maybe closer than it seems with three potential Republican presidential candidates visiting Iowa 29 months before the Iowa Caucus.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:10:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27477 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day Branstad: Presidential Candidates will Determine Straw Poll's Fate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/branstad-presidential-candidates-will-determine-straw-polls-fate <p></p><p>Governor Branstad continues to say the Iowa Straw poll is losing its importance in the presidential race. Branstad says the candidates will ultimately decide whether or not it stays.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:18:59 +0000 Clay Masters 11247 at http://iowapublicradio.org Branstad: Presidential Candidates will Determine Straw Poll's Fate Two buses and two takes on keeping a Justice on the bench http://iowapublicradio.org/post/two-buses-and-two-takes-keeping-justice-bench <p>Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins is at the center of two bus tours making their way across the state this week. &nbsp;Wiggins is part of the court that paved the way for same sex marriage here, and he is facing the same opposition that pushed three justices off the court in 2010. But as Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks reports, this time the Iowa Bar Association is stepping up their involvement in the election.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 05:15:08 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 8461 at http://iowapublicradio.org Two buses and two takes on keeping a Justice on the bench