Archives for Politics

Dancing the Iowa two-step

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Marvin Smejkal has a problem. The political season has started so early, he can't find enough sound and lighting technicians for all the big political rallies his Cedar Rapids company is being hired to run. It's nine months until the Iowa caucuses, but Democrats aren't waiting for the traditional rolling start of the campaign.
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Rudy & the enviros

As Earth Day dawns Sunday, Americans should consider the relationship between environmentalists and the former mayor of the capital of Earth. From New York's City Hall, Rudolph W. Giuliani successfully confronted green zealots while advancing science and technology. Here again, Giuliani stands well right of where his detractors might expect.
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Democrats court Sharpton

Democratic presidential contenders are scrambling for support in what's being dubbed the Al Sharpton primary. The civil rights leader livened up the 2004 Democratic primary with his pompadour hairdo and sharp, witty oratory.
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Fundraising redefines GOP contenders

A flurry of money and polling upended the Republican presidential field during the first three months of the year. A little known former governor is now the GOP's leading fundraiser. The party's presumed front-runner is fighting to stay in the leaders' pack. And a sharp-elbowed New Yorker with liberal social views is leading the popularity contest.
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