Presidential campaign http://iowapublicradio.org en U. S. Senator Rand Paul and other Politics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/u-s-senator-rand-paul-and-other-politics <p> Recent polls indicate freshman Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is a favorite among GOP hopefuls for the White House in 2016.&nbsp; Paul is coming to Iowa later this week to speak at the Republican Party of Iowa's "Lincoln Dinner."&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer gets his views on immigration reform, drones, and bridging the warring factions within the GOP.&nbsp; Then, he gets analysis from Bruce Gronbeck, Emeritus Professor of Communication Studies at University of Iowa.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 20:15:03 +0000 Katherine Perkins, Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 20449 at http://iowapublicradio.org U. S. Senator Rand Paul and other Politics Capitol Steps: Politics Takes A Holiday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/capitol-steps-politics-takes-holiday <p>Though 2012 is gone, relive the most memorable political moments with comedy group Capitol Steps. In their one-hour year-in-review special, awards will be distributed to the great political gaffes and mishaps of the past year.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Alison Sullivan 12613 at http://iowapublicradio.org Future Of The Iowa Caucuses and Eyewitness Testimony http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-iowa-caucuses-and-eyewitness-testimony <p>Iowa holds the coveted first in the nation contest to decide who will be nominated for President. But, how secure is the future of the Iowa caucuses? Ben Kieffer talks with David Yepsen of the Paul Simon Institute and JoDee Winterhof, who helped lead Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, about how Iowa can keep its leadoff spot. Then, an Iowa State University researcher is causing courts to rethink eyewitness testimony in criminal cases.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:14:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11515 at http://iowapublicradio.org Future Of The Iowa Caucuses and Eyewitness Testimony CNN's Candy Crowley Reflects on 2012 Election, Women in Journalism http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cnns-candy-crowley-reflects-2012-election-women-journalism-0 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley&nbsp;made history just before the election, when she became only the second woman to moderate a presidential debate.</p><p>Crowley visited Iowa State University Tuesday night to discuss the results of the 2012 election.</p><p>And she spoke with Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah McCammon by phone. Sarah began by asking Crowley what stands out to her from the 2012 campaign.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:01:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 10699 at http://iowapublicradio.org CNN's Candy Crowley Reflects on 2012 Election, Women in Journalism Watching the debate in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/watching-debate-iowa <p></p><p>Both Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama took the stage for their final debate in Florida last night. In Iowa, the campaigns staged watch parties. Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks reports that both camps believe their candidate went home with the win. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:00:35 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 9752 at http://iowapublicradio.org Watching the debate in Iowa Presidential Campaigns Focus on Iowa Suburbs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/presidential-campaigns-focus-iowa-suburbs <p>Both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will make campaign stops Wednesday in eastern Iowa. Recent polls show the race is still up in the air. Romney has a solid hold on rural counties here. But in a state that’s population is shifting from rural to urban, the candidates will have to take the suburbs to win. Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters reports.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 06:03:13 +0000 Clay Masters 9748 at http://iowapublicradio.org Presidential Campaigns Focus on Iowa Suburbs Politics Day: Presidential Debate Analysis http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-presidential-debate-analysis <p>There’s a joke going around among journalists: This presidential debate is the most important one since the last one, or until the next one. Host Ben Kieffer talks with&nbsp;analysts Dave Peterson&nbsp;from Iowa State University and Bruce Gronbeck emeritus&nbsp;professor&nbsp;from the University of Iowa, to give their take on the latest face off, and how&nbsp; it&nbsp;impacts the presidential race.</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:20:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer 9510 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Presidential Debate Analysis Most Campaign Spending Doesn't Trickle Down to Small Businesses http://iowapublicradio.org/post/most-campaign-spending-doesnt-trickle-down-small-businesses <p>Living in a swing state means never-ending TV ads, lots of attention from the candidates, and dozens of campaign offices spread all over your state.&nbsp;</p><p>But all that spending isn’t exactly trickling down to small businesses in local communities.</p><p>Instead, most of the spending goes to TV ads.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:58:58 +0000 Sarah McCammon 9439 at http://iowapublicradio.org Most Campaign Spending Doesn't Trickle Down to Small Businesses Politics Day: The First Presidential Debate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-first-presidential-debate <p>The first presidential debate kicks off this evening and many voters across the nation&nbsp;will tune in to hear what&nbsp;President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will discuss. Our political experts talk about the expectations they have for the candidates&nbsp;and listeners say what they want to hear from each candidate.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 18:55:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer 8877 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: The First Presidential Debate Eastern Iowans meets their neighbor, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/eastern-iowans-meets-their-neighbor-republican-vice-presidential-candidate-paul-ryan <p>The first presidential debate is this week,&nbsp;and&nbsp;the presidential candidates are a little busy. So are the Vice Presidential Candidates.&nbsp;Paul Ryan just&nbsp;concluded a two day tour stumping up and down the Mississippi River, talking about the economy. To find out whether his message hit home, Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks talked to voters.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:16:46 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 8857 at http://iowapublicradio.org Eastern Iowans meets their neighbor, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan Gender and Presidential News Coverage http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gender-and-presidential-news-coverage <p>In an election cycle where many top policy concerns are labeled “women’s issues,” about three-quarters of newspapers’ presidential coverage is written by men according to <a href="http://www.4thestate.net/men-are-telling-the-stories-of-election-2012/" target="_blank">recent survey data</a> by the<a href="http://www.4thestate.net/" target="_blank"> Fourth Estate Project</a>. River to River hosts a panel of women journalists from news outlets across the state to find out why this is, and what its impact could be on the upcoming presidential election.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:06:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer 8483 at http://iowapublicradio.org Gender and Presidential News Coverage The vice presidential race takes the reigns in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vice-presidential-race-takes-reigns-iowa <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9016519867110401" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; FONT-VARIANT: normal; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; COLOR: rgb(0,0,0); FONT-SIZE: 16px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; TEXT-DECORATION: none">This week the race for Iowa’s six electoral votes is in the hands of the Vice Presidential candidates. Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks attended rallies by both Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden. </span><br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:54:28 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 8180 at http://iowapublicradio.org The vice presidential race takes the reigns in Iowa Which presidential candidate is best for agriculture? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/which-presidential-candidate-best-agriculture <p>Despite a devastating drought Iowa has weathered a rough economy thanks to its agricultural base. On Wednesday night Ag&nbsp;leaders from across the country gathered in Des Moines for a forum on agriculture. The question up for debate? Which presidential candidate is best for farmers. &nbsp;As Iowa Public Radio’s Sandhya Dirks reports, the answer to that question could decide the election.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:53:44 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 7943 at http://iowapublicradio.org Which presidential candidate is best for agriculture? Romney rallies the base and the youth vote in Northwestern Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/romney-rallies-base-and-youth-vote-northwestern-iowa <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">It’s the day after the conventions—do you know where you candidate is? If you guessed Iowa, you would be right. While President Obama stops at the University of Iowa, Republican Nominee Mitt Romney stumped at Northwestern College – a private Christian school. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:20:31 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 7711 at http://iowapublicradio.org Romney rallies the base and the youth vote in Northwestern Iowa Ryan and Obama Woo Voters at State Fair http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ryan-and-obama-woo-voters-state-fair <p>The state of Iowa – and the Iowa State Fair— once again became the center of the political Universe this week.&nbsp; Two skinny politicians from bordering Midwestern states stopped by the fair to try and drum up support for their respective campaigns—and along the way they threw a few punches. In the ring for the Republicans was the newly announced pick for vice president — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Stopping by in the evening for a beer and a pork chop? President Barack Obama.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:02:17 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 6324 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ryan and Obama Woo Voters at State Fair