Wednesday, August 22, 2012
President Obama, fresh off Iowa State Fair visit, is back to Iowa next week.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to Ames next week. His campaign released a brief statement that Ames will be part of a two-day swing across the country, to college towns in three battleground states. He is supposed to be in Ames on Tuesday, but details of the visit have not been released. The tour will also include Fort Collins, CO on Tuesday and Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday. He will be back in Iowa on Sept. 1 for a campaign stop in Des Moines, according to his campaign. Obama was in Iowa earlier this month, when he had a three-day trip here, including a surprise visit to the Iowa State Fair for beer and a pork sandwich. Read more: From Iowa State Fair to Cedar Falls Pump Haus to White House Homebrew: People Want Answers …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Have some books you're gearing up to read this summer? Have some great books you've read past summers that you'd want to recommend? Tell us about them in our Patch book club discussion.
It might be because my mother is a librarian, but I've always associated summer with reading. Even now that I have grown into adulthood from that wee lad who would read novel after novel to acquire King Size Snicker Bars, I am still getting excited to do some summer reading. I want to catch up on some books that I've been meaning to finish, such as George R. R. Martin's cult classic "Game of Thrones" novels. You may have heard of them. But what about you? Do you have books you're looking forward to read this summer? Do you have suggestions for summer reading for readers young and old? Let us know in Comments!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Want to see what trophy the Hawkeyes and Cyclones could be vying for in the future? Read on.
Remember last fall when a new Iowa versus Iowa State (Cy-Hawk Series) trophy caused a minor Iowa Internet meltdown due to its appearance? Well, there are new trophies up for consideration now taken from fan submissions, and you have a chance to vote on them here. This new Cy-Hawk Trophy will be the one that will be played for when the Iowa State Cyclones take on the University of Iowa Hawkeyes for their annual football rivalry this fall. And because the game is in Iowa City this year, that's where the trophy will stay. (Let the trashtalk begin!) Here's the voting timeline: April 14, 2012 Voting Begins at 12:01 a.m. April 30, 2012 Voting Ends at 11:59 p.m. May 1, 2012 Winning Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series football trophy design …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden came to Iowa State University Thursday to discuss President Obama's plan for encouraging more manufacturing jobs.
Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of 700 people on Iowa State University campus today that the industry that builds the base of the middle class is coming back. Manufacturers are not only building new factories in the United States, they are picking up factory floors outsourced to Mexico and China and bringing them home, he said. “I'm here to tell you the generation of students in this university are not going to hear the word outsourcing anymore,” Biden said. Rather the word "insourcing" would become more common, he said. Biden spent more than three hours at the university, first touring a lab with engineering students in Howe Hall before coming out and making an optimistic speech. He also took a few questions from students before …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Rick Perry's brief speech at Cafe Diem Sunday was followed by a shouting match between a Perry supporter and a former marine who wanted to know why Perry hates gays.
It seemed as though all 6 percent of Rick Perry supporters had crowded into Cafe Diem in Ames to hear him speak on Sunday until a man shouted, “Why do you hate gay people?” It was unclear if Perry heard the man. His speech had ended and he stepped into a throng of people, disappearing from view. It wasn't quite the reaction Jason Arment, 24, hoped for. Arment, a former marine and Iowa State University student, said he wanted to interrupt the Texas governor's speech but Perry cut it 30 seconds short. A Perry supporter stuck up for the man and a brief shouting match ensued before the men left the cafe. Outside, Arment said he wasn't expecting a verbal response from Perry. “There are no answers for those questions,” Arment said. Perry's …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Bachmann tailored her 11-point plan that she says would spur the economy to the audience of college students.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann might be trailing in recent polls, but she still attracted a standing-room-only crowd of about 250 Thursday for her speech at Iowa State University. Bachmann, who has sunk to last among nationally in Patch's survey of GOP Powerful Outsiders, is making appearances across the state this week as a runup to Friday's state Republican Party annual dinner in Des Moines. She will join fellow candidates Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry in wooing influential Republicans at the fundraiser. She told the Ames audience, largely comprised of ISU students, that she thought everyone should pay income taxes, even if it was an amount as small as $10. “Let’s face it, freedom is not free and all of us …