Iowa

Rick Perry, Was This Your Year?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

On August 25, pundits declared Rick Perry's to be the "inevitable" GOP candidate. Now he's polling fifth. Part two of the timeline chronicling how it got from there to here.

Rick Perry, This Was Your Year

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Part one of a timeline chronicling Governor Rick Perry's path to the White House: from promoting his book to his presidential campaign announcement.

Rick Perry’s Favorite Band Is Who?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

In an interview with Politico, the governor eschews both country music and Texas performers like Willie, ZZ Top, and Ted Nugent, and admits that his favorite band is . . . The Who?

Today in Perry: Get on the Bus

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

The governor kicked off his fourteen-day, 44-city “Faith, Jobs and Freedom” bus tour in Iowa on Wednesday, leaving (at least) one Yankee pundit unimpressed. 

Ron Paul Dismisses the Donald

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

Ron Paul’s talons were out over the weekend, slamming the decision to let billionaire mogul Donald Trump moderate the Newsmax debate in Iowa.

How the media could save Perry

Dec 7, 2011 By Paul Burka

As the ranks of Republican candidates thin with Herman Cain’s decision to suspend his campaign, the remaining serious candidates are reduced to three: Romney, Gingrich, and Perry. No, I haven’t forgotten Ron Paul. I just dismiss him as a contender. He can get his share of the votes, but he…

Meet Ron Paul!

Nov 16, 2011 By Jason Cohen

Buoyed by a strong showing in two polls, the "other" Texas presidential candidate finally catches the eye of the Perry-fatigued media.

Public Policy Polling: a Newt ball game

Nov 14, 2011 By Paul Burka

GOP Presidential race Gingrich 28 Cain 25 Romney 18 Perry 6 Bachman/Paul 5 Huntsman 3 * * * * Tweets by PPP about Perry: * 67% of voters nationally now view Rick Perry unfavorably- pretty amazing figure * Perry favorability is 34/48 with California GOP voters…getting towards being under water…

The Night the Music Died

Feb 1, 2009 By Michael Hall

Fifty years ago, a plane carrying Buddy Holly crashed in a remote Iowa cornfield. This month, hundreds of fans will gather at the ballroom where he played his final show to sing, dance, and mourn the greatest rock star ever to come out of Texas.