A careful look at Nate Silver & Team’s 538 Election Forecast 2016 suggests that the GOP Post Convention Trump Bump may have crested yesterday. In the days ahead we anticipate the electoral college and popular vote to again widen. According […]
Stories by Jon Winet
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on the RNC main stage
By the time Joni Ernst reached the stage of the 2016 GOP Convention the first night’s proceedings were running many minutes overtime, well past prime time, and a noticeable number of the delegates had already headed for the exits. Her […]
Democracy in Action
COMING in at 5:45 a.m. on Election Day, a sprited multi-generational team of ten workers worked well into the evening at Iowa City’s h Precinct 18 Polling Place at Longfellow Elementary School. Shortly after the polls closed in Iowa at […]
Vote Here Today
Precinct 18 Polling Place. Longfellow School, Iowa City, Iowa. November 6, 2012. 7:20 a.m. At 7 a.m., a well organized and spirited group of poll workers greeted the half-dozen or so voters lined up to vote early on Election Day. […]
The First Lady is in the House !
CLEAR Creek Amana Highschool student Mbololwa Mundia and her sister Nakola Nyambe waited patiently with their mother earlier this morning to hear First Lady Michelle Obama address an overflow crowd at a campaign rally for the President at the Iowa […]
Glee Stars, Gleeks and Activists in the House
GLEE cast members Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale, appeared at an Obama campaign event Saturday morning at the University of Iowa Memorial Union. Both were energetically welcomed by thirty plus ‘Gleeks’ and Obama Campaign activists in attendance. In the Fox […]
Vote Early Today!
Mathilde Finnegan-Kennel braved temperatures dropping into the low 40s’ today to encourage early voting at the Iowa City Public Library. Ms. Finnegan-Kennel, a Political Science major in her Junior year at the University of Iowa, has been supporting the electoral […]
October 3: Lights Out on the Coralville Strip
Little Village’s “First in the Nation” election coverage team filed dispatches from the first Presidential Debate. Jon Winet visited the GOP Headquarters in Coralville. Just behind the Peking Buffet, just to the west of a Papa John’s Pizza in one […]
The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: Coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
The delegates at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte reflected the nation’s current and evolving demographics, with a generous mix of Americans of all ethnicities. In contrast, despite what one can surmise was a considerable effort by party operatives to diversify […]
The 2012 Democratic National Convention concluded last night with a speech by President Barack Obama. No longer a promising, youthful candidate, the nominee, a now sadder but wiser battle-tested White House incumbent, effectively rallied the faithful in the Convention Hall. […]
Convention Dispatch: “I want you to listen”
“We are here to nominate a president. And I’ve got one in mind.” William Jefferson Clinton, 40th president of the United States captivated the party faithful in the Convention Hall with a rousing speech on the second night of the […]
The Menopausal Militia
The Menopausal Militia by Zabet NeuCollins September 4, 2012 “The future of the election is up to us,” cries Cecile Richards, the President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “It’s up to us.” The words resonate through the room […]