Category Archives: 2008 Election

Calling All Democrats

Here is an action alert for Iowa Democrats from Iowa Starting Line. 10 Iowa Legislative Districts Democrats Need To Field Candidates In… Just In Case With Donald Trump likely to be at the top of the ticket for the GOP, … Continue reading

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Blog for Iowa Interview with Ari Berman, Part II

Ari Berman writes for The Nation magazine and is author of the book Herding Donkeys, published in October 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Paul Deaton of Blog for Iowa interviewed Ari this week. Following is the second installment of … Continue reading

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Blog for Iowa Interview with Ari Berman, Part I

Ari Berman writes for The Nation magazine and is author of the book Herding Donkeys, published in October 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Paul Deaton of Blog for Iowa interviewed Ari this week. Following is the first installment of … Continue reading

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Barack, the Magic Negro

Barack, the Magic Negro by Linda ThiemanI’m sure by now you’ve heard the tale of the parody entitled “Barack, the Magic Negro” – sung to the tune of “Puff, the Magic Dragon.”The supposedly-funny racial slur satire received little attention when … Continue reading

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Minnesota Ballots and Civics Quizzes

Minnesota Ballots and Civics Quizzes These are a couple of things I had fun with over the weekend, courtesy of the folks at Daily Kos.As you know, Minnesota is currently in the middle of a recount due to a very … Continue reading

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DEATH OF 50-STATE STRATEGY?

DEATH OF 50-STATE STRATEGY? This note from the Progressive Populist:[Since] Howard Dean is expected to be replaced as Democratic national chairman, [this clears] the way for President-elect Barack Obama to name the new party chairman. Also out the door, apparently, … Continue reading

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Iowa House: District 1 – Democrat Whitead Survives Recount

Iowa House: District 1 – Democrat Whitead Survives Recount by Bret Hayworth, Sioux City Journal[Last night], the three-man Woodbury County Recount Board finished two days of poring over more than 12,200 ballots from 10 city precincts by hand and machine, … Continue reading

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Woodbury County Election Results Still Up in the Air

Woodbury County Election Results Still Up in the Air KPTH Fox 44 NewsWoodbury County election results are still up in the air. Officials continued to count absentee ballots Thursday evening with more than 650 to go. Plus ballots post-marked before … Continue reading

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Kudos to Iowa for Launching Obama

Kudos to Iowa for Launching Obama by Linda ThiemanToday I thought I'd share some of the comments from Daily Kos as bloggers recognize the remarkable role that Iowa played in launching President-elect Obama's recent campaign.  Because we're good enough, we're … Continue reading

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Election Elation: Obama Wins!

Election Elation: Obama Wins! After what happened in 2004, I've said all along that I wouldn't believe that Barack Obama actually won until John McCain conceded.Well, my friends, John McCain has conceded.  It was a gracious and dignified speech, the … Continue reading

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