Politics Day

Sep 1, 2010

Host Ben Kieffer will be joined by Dennis Goldford, Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Drake University, and Cary Covington, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. They'll dissect President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Tuesday. Also, the Iowa GOP has announced that Sarah Palin is coming to the state for the party's annual Ronald Reagan dinner later this month. The appearance is fueling speculation that Palin will seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. Democratic congressional candidate Matt Campbell is pushing incumbent 5th district Congressman Steve King to a public debate. The Republican congressman has refused, saying the debate over debates is just a distraction from real issues.