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Air vs. ground

Which political strategy will prove more effective for Republican candidates in the Iowa Caucus?

There is an old adage in football that says you can’t win unless you have a solid ground game. While that analogy has also been used in terms of winning the Iowa caucus, this year it will be tested in new ways. Will the old themes of developing an organization of county chairs and precinct captains to ensure supporters get to the caucus sites — combined with solid personal retail visits to the state — win? Read More..

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 Civic Skinny
Culver, Lang, Palin, Bo the Dog, Newt and Armenia!!!

“Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.” It just rolls off the tongue.

Catching up at year-end:

 Locker Room
Dive into the New Year

New Year’s Eve is a beloved time of year as people prepare for a fresh start. But for a number of swimmers, a fresh start in the New Year is on the backburner as they strive to swim 10,000 yards on New Year’s Eve Read More...

 Food Dude
Restaurants of the year

2011 delivered better restaurant news than one might expect from a stagnant economy. Chain restaurants expanded faster than at any time since 2008. Read More...

 Political Mercury
On the bus with Perry: ‘I’m a legit rural guy’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry paused outside Marty Burchett’s Fourth Generation clothing store on the east side of the Harlan town square. Trailed by campaign staff and the international media Read More...

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