Thursday, April 18, 2013
State buildings in Iowa should follow the President's directive. All Iowans are also encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff.
President Barack Obama has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff this Saturday in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The declaration was made following the explosions that occurred Monday, claiming the life of three people and injuring dozens of others. In addition to federal offices, Iowa state buildings will also lower their flags. All Iowans are encouraged to do the same. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset.
Monday, September 3, 2012
There is no word yet on the location for President Barack Obama's second visit to Iowa City this year.
Iowa continues to benefit from being one of the true swing states left in what could be a very close election. The Obama campaign has confirmed that this Friday, following the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden will all be in Iowa City for a campaign event. This will follow a trip by all four to New Hampshire. No word yet on where the event will be and when. As this Press-Citizen article notes, however, the visit by the president's entourage will also compete with what is looking to be a very busy Friday and following weekend in the Iowa City area. This will be Obama's eighth trip to Iowa this year. Just last week he made stops in Ames and …
Monday, August 13, 2012
President Barack Obama's campaign bus arrived at the Iowa State Fairgrounds about 7:30 tonight. The presidents hugged supporters, chowed down on some fair and hit the road at about 8:30 p.m.
The Grand Concourse of the Iowa State Fair is always crowded. Unless the president of the United States drops in. President Barack Obama arrived at the fairgrounds about 7:30 p.m. tonight, with streets cleared for his campaign bus. He greeted people and headed to a lemonade stand. Earlier in the day he said he was hankering for fried fair foods. Johnnie Coutchee, 22, of Des Moines said she works at the fair in the custodial department. She was in a group hug with the president and her co-workers. Coutchee says she plans to vote for Obama and her group was leading a chant of "Four More Years" as he walked along the concourse. Bjorn Follestad, 18, from Champaign, IL, was in the Budweiser tent and works at a toy stand on the fairgrounds. He …
President Barack Obama spoke at the Herman Park Pavilion on Monday. It was his second planned public stop in a three-day bus tour of Iowa.
President Barack Obama said on Monday he wants anyone making more than $250,000 a year to go back to the tax rates of the Bill Clinton era. During that time, 23 million jobs were created, Obama told the crowd at the Herman Park Pavilion in Boone on Monday. "And, we had the biggest budget surplus in history and the millionaires did pretty good, too," he said to a crowd of about 2,200 people. His Boone visit was the second planned stop on a three-day tour of the state in which the President planned to discuss his plan to bolster economic security of the middle class. His words were often drowned out by cheers and applause from the crowd. People shouted "We can do it," "We got your back," and "Four More Years!" After Obama's 30 minute speech …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets view Obama's reelection as slightly more likely following the supreme court decision yesterday.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tom Snee Iowa Now Traders on the Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM) see President Barack Obama as the big political winner in the June 28 decision by the Supreme Court to uphold most of the health care law. Before the decision was handed down mid-morning Thursday, Obama’s contract was selling for 55.4 cents on the IEM’s Winner Take All market, which means that traders believed he had a 55.4 percent probability of re-election in November. Romney’s contract was trading for 46 cents. But by Thursday afternoon—after the decision had been handed down—the price of Obama’s contract had jumped more than 2 cents, to 57.5 cents. The price of Romney’s contract, meanwhile, fell more than 3 cents to 42.5 cents. A real money futures market operated by the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
With President Barack Obama in Iowa for the third time this year, potential voters are feeling the push to decide - Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
Last month President Barack Obama visited students in Iowa City to talk about student debt. Just last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to Des Moines to talk about our "prairie fire of debt." This Thursday, Obama will be back in Iowa - Newton and Des Moines, reportedly - for both presidential business and for a campaign event. It will be Obama's third visit to the state this year. All eyes will be on the Hawkeye state this election season as many political strategists are saying that one of the two - Obama or Romney - will need the Iowa's vote to win the race for the White House. What do you think? Have you made up your mind yet? Who is most likely, in your opinion, to be president in November? Cast your vote and …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Check out this photo gallery from President Barack Obama's visit to Iowa City this afternoon.
President Barack Obama visited Iowa City again this afternoon at the University of Iowa Field House to lobby for student loan legislation. Patch was on the scene to capture photos of the event. Check out our earlier coverage from the Obama visit here. And here is our report from a Republican protest outside the event.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama will hold an informal event Tuesday at Colby Park in Windsor Heights after a Democratic party fundraiser in Des Moines. The following day President Obama will make his third visit to the University of Iowa campus.
Friday Update: President Obama's campaign site says this morning that First Lady Michelle Obama has added a stop to her Des Moines visit on Tuesday. The campaign says the first lady will host a grassroots event with supporters at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Colby Park Event Center, 6900 School St., in Windsor Heights. More information can be found at iowa.barackobama.com or by calling (515) 528-1615. The White House has also confirmed that President Obama's stop in Iowa City will be on the University of Iowa campus, although specific details of where on campus have not yet been made public. Thursday Evening Update: The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will be coming to Iowa City on Wednesday, according to the …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A gallery of President Barack Obama's visit to Cedar Rapids.
President Barack Obama spoke today on the shop floor of a conveyor belt plant in Cedar Rapids. It was his first chance to fight back in Iowa since being bashed for months by GOP presidential hopefuls campaigning for the Iowa Caucus. Iowa will be a critical state for both Democrats and Republicans in the 2012 election. The speech was the president's first stop on a five-state tour following the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. President Obama spoke for about 30 minutes. Roughly 400 people attended. Prior to his arrival, the crowd sat still and silent, sandwiched between two fences, separating them from the media in the back and the presidential area in the front. Were you there? Do you have any photos from the Obama event? Add …
In a speech following Obama's State of the Union address, the president spoke to a crowd of over 400 people at Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids.
President Barack Obama promised two new initiatives today, encouraging investing in the U.S. and halting outsourcing. Companies are currently rewarded for outsourcing via tax breaks, the president said. "We need to make it easier for American businesses to do business in America and we need to make it easier to attain the goal I set a goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years," Obama told a crowd a manufacturing plant in Cedar Rapids today. The 30-minute speech to about 400 people on the work floor of Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing was Obama's first chance to fight back in Iowa. He's been bombarded with attacks for months as Republican presidential candidates toured the state while campaigning for the Iowa Caucus. Take a look at…