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Former UI campaigner and academic dies at 88

Paul Carlsten (Contributed)

October 23, 2018
Filed under News

University of Iowa alumnus Paul Robert Carlsten, a life-long political campaigner whose connections to Democrat politics, the civil rights movement and religious freedoms date back to the 1940s, has died after a long illness. Paul, 88, lived in Iowa City. He loved jazz, debate, travel, politics, baseball...

Ron Paul: U.S. involvement in foreign conflicts drains economy

September 28, 2011
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MUSCATINE — Jesse Shattuck is skeptical about Ron Paul's foreign-policy stances. "I'm sort of iffy," the 19-year-old Coal Valley, Ill., native said as he stood in line to shake the Texas congressman's hand after he spoke at a town-hall meeting Tuesday afternoon. "If there was a genocide,...

Caucus for Ron Paul on Jan. 3

December 12, 2011
Filed under Opinions

The Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Texas Rep. Ron Paul for the Iowa Republican presidential caucuses. The reasons for endorsing Paul over the other Republican contenders are numerous and warranted. The differences between their beliefs on governing primarily motivate our decision. Paul is a can...

Nominate Paul, restore diginity in the GOP

December 13, 2011
Filed under Opinions

Gay-basher. Adulterer. Flip-flopper. Racist. Warmonger. Molester. Corporate puppet. If you pick a GOP presidential-caucus candidate from the media's field of "mainstream" candidates, you may have to settle for a candidate that fits in one (or several) of those categories. With their offensive...

Trying to fan Paul flame

Trying to fan Paul flame

August 24, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, News, Politics

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Move over, Donald Trump. The heavyweight title of 2016’s most disruptive candidate will soon belong to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. At least, that was a weekend prediction of Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. As Paul, the state’s junior senator and 2016 ...

Ron Paul grassroots campaign opens Coralville headquarters

December 13, 2011
Filed under News

A small store space along a Coralville strip mall, 440 First Ave., buzzed with activity Monday night. As people clad in "I support the Constitution" T-shirts filed into the recently opened headquarters of a grass-roots network of supporters of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.   The only Pa...

First-time candidate Deidre DeJear highlights voter engagement history in run for secretary of state

Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Deidre DeJear speaks during the Progress Iowa Corn Feed in Bondurant Iowa on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  The event featured a variety of local and national democratic politicians who spoke on how Democrats can work together leading up to the midterm elections.

Sarah Watson, Politics Reporter
October 16, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, Latest News, News, Politics, State Politics

Democratic candidate Deidre DeJear hopes to engage voters with initiatives such as automatic voter registration in her run for Iowa’s chief commissioner of elections. In the June primary, she became the first black candidate to earn a nomination by a major party for a statewide office. The secre...

Johnson County parties discuss plans for 2014 election after Rand Paul visit

May 13, 2013
Filed under News

While the 2014 midterm elections are more than a year away, both of Johnson County parties’ weekend events offered a small preview of what local Republicans and Democrats hope will lead them to victory. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke at the Johnson County Republican’s “Breakfast of Champions”...

Ron Paul announces official exploratory committee in Des Moines

April 27, 2011
Filed under News

DES MOINES — Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, announced the formation of an official exploratory committee on Tuesday in Des Moines. Though he skirted any direct indication of declaring a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, he didn't dismiss the possibility, either. "I do intend to make a...

Expert: Paul’s plan to eliminate Department of Education could hit student aid

October 19, 2011
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Receiving financial aid could become a bigger challenge for college students if Iowa caucus candidate Ron Paul is elected. Paul's deficit-reduction plan released this week, would cut $1 trillion from the deficit by eliminating the Departments of Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Interior,...

Does the Ames Straw Poll matter?

August 18, 2011
Filed under Opinions

YES Before the results and subsequent outcomes of the Republicans' Ames Straw Poll were made available, I gave little attention to its media veneration. I thought the poll was useless and naïve way of predicting presidential primary outcomes. However, my outlook on the seemingly trivial event changed af...

Paul Taylor Dance Company performs in IC

October 27, 2011
Filed under Arts

Paul Taylor's dancers possess a different way of moving, carving their bodies through space as if they are swimming through something denser than air. Their dancing is musical, a full-bodied experience. "What draws me to working with this company is that perfect combination of physicality, musicality,...