GOP http://iowapublicradio.org en Opening the Floodgates for Money in Politics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/opening-floodgates-money-politics <p>Four years after the Citizens United ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has made a landmark decision that frees the nation's wealthiest donors to have greater influence in federal elections. Today on politics day, analysis of the court's decision.</p><p>Host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Stephen Schmidt and Timothy Hagle.</p><p>Also, a last-minute enrollment surge enabled the White House to meet its original sign-up target for the Affordable Care Act, a surprising victory for the Obama administration. How does this change the political landscape?</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:18:33 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 38527 at http://iowapublicradio.org Opening the Floodgates for Money in Politics Local Elections Send Mixed Messages http://iowapublicradio.org/post/local-elections-send-mixed-messages <p>In this off, off-year election local issues and races were the only things on ballots across Iowa. But, a few of those local races drew a lot of outside money and attention.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Chris Larimer, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa and Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa about whether outside interest groups influenced local races. We also look beyond Iowa’s borders at what gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey may tell us about the current state of our politics and parties.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:09:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 31740 at http://iowapublicradio.org Local Elections Send Mixed Messages Paul Name Could Be Asset, or Liability, for Rand Paul http://iowapublicradio.org/post/paul-name-could-be-asset-or-liability-rand-paul <p></p><p> Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he’s considering a run for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. He headlined a fundraiser for Iowa Republicans Friday night in Cedar Rapids.</p><p>He may be picking up where his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tx.), left off his 2012 campaign.</p> Sat, 11 May 2013 05:45:16 +0000 Sarah McCammon 20601 at http://iowapublicradio.org Paul Name Could Be Asset, or Liability, for Rand Paul Former Romney Advisor Says GOP Should Accept Same-Sex Marriage http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-romney-advisor-says-gop-should-accept-same-sex-marriage <p></p><p>Some high-profile Republicans are saying it’s time to “let go” of one battle in the culture wars — the fight against same-sex marriage.</p><p>David Kochel was an advisor to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Kochel says he wants to begin a conversation about changing the Republican Party’s idea of family values.</p><p>“I like to think of it as my Republican values, and my conservative values—being pro-marriage, pro-family, and believing in intact families as the best place to give children a hope for the future,” he says.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:06:11 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 14169 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former Romney Advisor Says GOP Should Accept Same-Sex Marriage Ron Paul Fans Stay Active in Local Politics, As Some Snub Romney http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ron-paul-fans-stay-active-local-politics-some-snub-romney <p>With the presidential election looming, hardly anyone is paying attention to Ron Paul anymore. The Texas Congressman ran for the GOP nomination, but has not endorsed his party’s nominee. In several places including the battleground state of Iowa, many of Paul’s supporters are still involved in politics – but not on behalf of Mitt Romney. As Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah McCammon reports, they’re keeping the focus close to</p><p></p><p>home.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:53:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 10065 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ron Paul Fans Stay Active in Local Politics, As Some Snub Romney Ron Paul still in the race for delegates http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ron-paul-still-race-delegates <p>Ron Paul isn't expecting to get the GOP nomination. He says he'll no longer campaign in states that haven't held primaries. But he and his supporters are pushing for delegates in states like Iowa - who've already voted but have yet to award delegates at the state convention.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 1908 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ron Paul still in the race for delegates New Iowa GOP Party Chair and Ambassador Luis CdeBaca http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-iowa-gop-party-chair-and-ambassador-luis-cdebaca <p>Join host Ben Kieffer as he talks with A.J. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 203 at http://iowapublicradio.org