DES MOINES, Iowa — Newt Gingrich's organization in Iowa may leave plenty to be desired, but he picked up a handful of advisers during his brief rise in the polls, including Kevin Kellems, who served as Vice President Dick Cheney's communications director.
Kellems has spent more than two decades in GOP politics and has taken several turns devising strategies for key players in national security roles. Originally an Indiana-based supporter of Mitch Daniels, he joined the Gingrich campaign in a consultant role as senior communications strategist and has been a key player in devising…
At this point four years ago, national polls taken in the run-up to presidential primaries said to prepare for a general election matchup between Republican Rudy Giuliani and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“What was Alan Freed famous for?” asked our editor Mark just before our editorial meeting.
“You all need to do your research.”
Mark was right. After all, World Have Your Say are heading to Cleveland, Ohio, next week to visit our partner station, WCPN, and Alan Freed was one of Cleveland’s most influential residents.
Whilst in Cleveland, we will be doing two broadcasts:
Monday 10th October
You can catch Ros on WCPN’s Sound of Ideas show from around 9am local time (1300 GMT).
We will then be broadcasting live from the Allen Theatre for the City Club Conference on Free Speech. We’re on at the usual time (1700 GMT, 1300 local time) and we’d love to see you all there; pop over a couple hours early to get tickets.
Tuesday 11th October
We’ll be live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1700 GMT, 1300 local time)! They have a great Women Who Rock exhibition, that you might like to peruse.
Then we want to meet you! We’ll be at the Harp from 1700 local time to 1900, so please come say hello!
We can’t wait to meet some of you!
Oh, and Alan Freed coined the term ‘Rock & Roll.’
A new survey taken five days before the Iowa caucuses finds Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich tied for the lead in the Hawkeye State.
According to an Insider Advantage poll of likely caucus-goers, the Texas congressman, the former Massachusetts governor and the former House speaker each has 17 percent of the support.
The remaining candidates poll close behind the leaders. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum — who dominated the Thursday morning news cycle after a CNN poll showed him in third place in Iowa — gets 13 percent in this poll. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann garners 12…
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Friday he would like English to be made the national language of the United States, agreeing with a frustrated voter who railed over the presence of multiple languages in everyday American life.
Teacher John Hunter invented the World Peace Game to get his elementary students to think about major world issues. He also wanted to teach them compassion and kindness. At least two of his former students are on the path he helped to pave.
A short time ago I blogged about Cornwall Council’s promise to use its powers of compulsory purchase to help deal with some of the county’s 4,000 empty homes. So I was puzzled to find no mention of this exciting new policy in the draft budget, due to be presented to the full council next month. Here’s the answer:
“There is no specific sum allocated for funding the compulsory purchase of homes – it is part of our overall strategy for bringing empty homes back into use and provide more affordable housing. Compulsory purchase would be the last resort and the funding for doing this would come from the Â£1.9m new homes bonus.”
Cornwall’s councils have had powers of compulsory purchase for many years – and have never, ever, used them. I’ve made a note to ask again, in 12 months, to find out how many of those 4,000 empty homes have been brought back into use.