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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Nov. 25, 2020

Strange Bedfellows You would probably have to sit President Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at different ends of the dinner party table, and that was before social distancing. It’s pretty clear they don’t like each other but did put any personal animus aside when it came to providing what the state needed to…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Nov. 24, 2020

Delightfully Boring That’s how Politico quotes one person, describing what would be a Biden Administration, if that does happen. Another, riffing off of Lincoln’s Team of Rivals, calls it “Biden’s Team of Careerists”. They note that, so far, at least, it’s an administration filled with people who have deep experience in government, a “dutiful competence”…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Nov. 23, 2020

Recommended For You Last week, I was setting up a new Twitter account–I know, don’t use Twitter, use Parler–and as it turned out, I wound up not setting up the account. But a few interesting things to note. I was using a fresh email account, so Twitter had no idea of my likes, dislikes, or…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

Freezing the Field Even before election day this month, potential 2024 presidential candidates were making their way to Iowa to support those on the ballot in congressional races this year. The conventional wisdom was that on the Republican side, regardless of the outcome in 2020, it would be an open nomination with no incumbent in…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

Two More Years It became popular some years ago for musical acts that got tired of the road to have heavily promoted “farewell concert tours”, often years’ worth of events, back when you could hold events. But it was lucrative, and some acts wound up with second and even third “farewell tours”. It got to…read more »

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Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Nov. 18, 2020

It Took A Global Pandemic Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive games before the streak was ended┬áby illness. Later, the record was broken by Cal Ripken, Jr. some six decades later, with 2,632 consecutive games. The Ripken record came over 16 seasons. It ended when he voluntarily pulled himself from the lineup on the last…read more »

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