Obama http://iowapublicradio.org en President Obama Sits Between Two Ferns http://iowapublicradio.org/post/president-obama-sits-between-two-ferns <p>The head of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/03/12/289299072/feinstein-cia-tampered-with-senate-panels-work">U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says the CIA improperly accessed computers</a> used by congressional staff.&nbsp; What comes next?</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:16:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 37479 at http://iowapublicradio.org President Obama Sits Between Two Ferns 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 Politics Day: Post Election Analysis http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-post-election-analysis <p>After months of campaigning, it’s all over. Ben Kieffer talks with political experts Christ Larimer from the University of Northern Iowa, and Dennis Goldford of Drake University, to analyze the election results for Iowa’s Congressional, legislative, and judicial races.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:09:10 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10438 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Post Election Analysis Obama Reflects on 2nd Debate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/obama-reflects-2nd-debate <p>President Barack Obama made his first campaign stop after Tuesday's presidential debate. It was here in Iowa on the campus of Cornell in Mount Vernon. As Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports, the president took the opportunity to continue his fiery critique of his opponent Mitt Romney.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:14:58 +0000 Clay Masters 9541 at http://iowapublicradio.org Obama Reflects on 2nd Debate 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 Former President Carter Disputes Obama's Egypt Remarks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jimmy-carter-disputes-obamas-egypt-remarks <p>Former President Jimmy Carter says he disagrees with President Obama’s assessment this week of Egypt’s relationship to the United States.</p><p>The Democrat addressed students and faculty at Drake University in Des Moines Thursday. During a forum focused primarily on social justice issues, Carter was asked if he agrees with President Obama’s statement that Egypt is neither an ally nor an enemy.</p><p>"No, I think Egypt is an ally of the United States," Carter says. "We know Egypt well."</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:00:53 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7960 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former President Carter Disputes Obama's Egypt Remarks Obama, Romney Push Job Numbers in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/obama-romney-push-job-numbers-iowa <p></p><p>Both the Republican and Democratic national conventions are over. And both presidential candidates were in Iowa yesterday. &nbsp;Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were using new jobs numbers to sway voters.</p><p>More than 8,000 people crowded outside Jessup Hall at the University of Iowa. A late afternoon rain soaked the crowd… many dressed in Hawkeye yellow and black as well as ponchos. &nbsp;But the sky cleared up for Vice President Joe Biden to introduce the president.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 04:40:13 +0000 Clay Masters 7624 at http://iowapublicradio.org Obama, Romney Push Job Numbers in Iowa With Convention Just Ahead, Obama Asks Iowans to Vote, Volunteer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/convention-just-ahead-obama-asks-iowans-vote-volunteer <p>On a muggy afternoon, President Obama addressed an open-air crowd of an about 10,000 people at Living History Farms near Des Moines. He says the GOP convention involved "a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody told you what they were."</p><p></p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:32:54 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7325 at http://iowapublicradio.org With Convention Just Ahead, Obama Asks Iowans to Vote, Volunteer Who are Iowa's Swing Voters, and What are They Saying? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/who-are-iowas-swing-voters-and-what-are-they-saying <p>If you were hoping the political ads would go away after the Iowa caucuses…well, no luck. As you’re probably well aware, Iowa is a swing state in this presidential election.&nbsp; Both President Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney are fighting hard for our six electoral votes in what's looking like a very tight race.</p><p>Reporter Anna Sale of WNYC (<a href="http://www.wnyc.org/">http://www.wnyc.org/</a>) in New York is also a writer for the political blog, “It’s a Free Country.”&nbsp; She's been spending the week in Iowa as part of a tour of key swing states.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:54:09 +0000 Sarah McCammon 4986 at http://iowapublicradio.org Who are Iowa's Swing Voters, and What are They Saying?