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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Sep. 18, 2020

Numbers and Targeted Voters AARP Iowa commissioned a poll which was not given much attention by media outlets. Some may say it’s because it showed Republicans in the lead in Iowa; I say it was because the news release about it came out one day but it was not clear if it was to be…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Sep. 17, 2020

A Republic…If You Can Keep It Today is Constitution Day, the date where we recognize the document approved in Philadelphia on this date in 1787. As well told by Catherine Drinker Bowen in her classic book “Miracle at Philadelphia”, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in secrecy…even keeping the meeting hall windows closed during…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Sep. 16, 2020

New Strategy There’s reporting today from Politico that suggests bigger is not always better. Recall that further economic relief tied to COVID-19 has been at a stalemate in Washington. In essence, Democrats want more, Republicans want less in terms of dollar amounts. The House passed a huge bill months ago which was a non-starter with…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

Spin Cycle Election Day is seven weeks from today…but with early voting, folks will begin casting ballots in some places later this month. And the email in boxes are jammed with dueling news releases so different from one another, you have to wonder if they’re talking about the same thing. Witness Saturday afternoon. At 12:18…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

Wrong Number A new smartphone made its way into our house, and much of the weekend was spent getting it up and running…there’s the activation with a carrier, removing the bloatware apps, installing apps you want, moving contacts over, personalizing settings…it quickly becomes more time consuming than you might think. That’s in large part because…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Sep. 10, 2020

The Scam of Negotiation You know how this goes. Two sides are trying to agree on a price for a product. The buyer wants to buy it for as low a price as possible, while the seller wants to sell it for as high a price as possible. So the seller inflates the price beyond what…read more »

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