• Download the 2008 Iowa Caucuses Special To download the 30 minute WEBN special cut and paste this address: http://www.webn.tv/iowa.xml into your iTunes under the “advanced” menu in the “subscribe to podcast” field…
  • Historic Victory for Obama By Chona Camomot 1/3/08 — Tonight Senator Barack Obama came out on top in the Iowa caucuses, edging out rivals Senators John Edwards and Hillary Clinton.
  • Thompson Tries to Cook Up Support in Tama, Iowa By Phil Milnarik and Chona Camomot 1/3/08 — Former Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson stopped by a small diner in rural Tama, Iowa earlier this week. He continued to speak about what he calls his consistent conservative values before fielding questions from native Iowans in a crowded dining room.
  • Some Iowa Voters Decide at the Caucuses By Andrea Medeiros 1/3/07 — The caucuses are just a few hours away and some Iowa residents are still undecided.  Some plan to wait until they are at the caucus to make their decision.
  • Rocker John Mellencamp Performs in Support of John Edwards By Andrea Medeiros 01/02/08 – All-American rocker John Mellencamp performed Wednesday night in support of presidential candidate John Edwards at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Ron Paul Rallies Veterans By Angela Campion 1/2/08 — The night before the big vote, Congressman Ron Paul was rallying with fellow veterans. His message was to become less involved in foreign affairs.
  • McCain on a Mission By Keith McGivery 1/2/08 — Senator McCain speaks to voters in Urbandale, Iowa.
  • Ron Paul and Iowa Governor Chet Culver in the Polk County By Phil Milnarik 1/2/08 — The Polk County Convention Complex is tomorrow’s ground zero for the Iowa Caucuses. Right now it’s a media circus, but that’s not keeping key caucus players away from the action.
  • Edwards Calling for Change in Ames, Iowa By Andrea Medeiros 1/1/08 — Senator John Edwards is calling for change… and he’s going to the extreme.
  • How to Caucus Like a Democrat By Heather Johnson 1/1/08 — Political Director for the Iowa Caucus Committee, Norm Sterzendach, explains the Democractic Caucus process.
  • Edwards Forges Bond with United Steelworkers By Phil Milnarik 01/01/08 — Presidential candidate John Edwards addressed United Steelworkers at the local 164 in Des Moines, Iowa Tuesday night in what he called the “36-hour marathon for the middle class.”
  • Bhutto Assassination Controls Discourse By Dave Detling 1/01/08 — Last week’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto has brought foreign politics back to the campaign forefront. Matters that were once center stage had all but disappeared, until now.
  • Obama says political experience isn’t measured in years By Kailani Koenig-Muenster 1/1/08 — Barack Obama is turning the tables on his critics. Before Obama even officially declared his candidacy, his level of experience was under scrutiny. But now he is using his beginner status as a player in the Washington political game to his advantage.
  • Biden Says He’s All About Action By Phil Milnarik 1/01/08 — Senator Joe Biden is the candidate of action. That’s what he told over 500 people this afternoon at the Raccoon River Brewing Company in Des Moines. The crowd sat next to bar stools and towering beer tanks. There was a sense of excitement in the air while Biden told them why he ...
  • Bill Clinton phones it in for Hillary By Kailani Koenig-Muenster 12/31/07–It’s common to see a presidential candidate’s spouse campaign for his or her loved one, but never before has a spouse actually been a successful presidential candidate him or herself, twice.
  • Richardson’s final stop in Dallas County, Iowa By Andy Laub 12/31/07 — Governor Bill Richardson swapped the normal stump speech for a special question and answer today in a stop at Dallas County, Iowa.  
  • Mike Huckabee addresses potential voters New Year’s Eve 2007 By Andy Laub 12/31/07 — Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee addresses potential voters New Year’s Eve 2007. Earlier in the day, Mr. Huckabee told his staff not to launch negative ads allegedly attacking presidential candidate Mitt Romney. After his speech he…
  • Gov. Bill Richardson speaks to Perry, Iowa By Andy Laub 12/31/07 — Presidential candidate Governor Bill Richardson (D-N.M) spoke to a crowd of approximately 100 people at the Perry Public Library in Perry, Iowa…
  • John Edwards’ Fight By Angela Campion 12/30/07 — John Edwards had fighting words for voters in Boone, Iowa. And they had to do with corporations. He urged the crowd to join him in his fight to change the country. He blames corporate greed for destroying the nation.
  • Bill is A No Show By Dave Detling — 12/31/07 Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to surpass Barack Obama in the polls. To help gain support she pulled out all the stops. She called on her husband, former president Bill Clinton, to stump for her in Ottumwa, Iowa. WEBN’s Dave Detling has the story on how some people sacrificed their ...
  • Senator Biden no show at campaign dinner so his wife takes the reins By Andy Laub 12/30/07 — With just four days to go until the Iowa presidential caucus Joe Biden and family were invited to dine in South Des Moines.  Only one problem, Joe didn’t show.
  • Richardson Ignores Skepticism, Says He Can Win By Elyce Taylor 12/30/07 — Right now in Iowa Democratic candidate Bill Richardson isn’t in the top three, but he’s confident he can get there by Thursday. Today he reached out to two major constituency groups– veterans and educators. At the Des Moines Veterans Home, Richardson spoke eloquently and compassionately to the small crowd…
  • Obama Tackles the Nuclear Question By Phil Milnarik 12/30/07 — Senator Barack Obama likes to talk about a cap on greenhouse gases and finding alternatives to crude oil, but he rarely speaks about his stance on using and developing nuclear energy–especially on the stump. However, the conversation took an atomic turn at Newton Senior High School in Iowa this afternoon.
  • Romney-Huckabee Slugfest By Dave Detling 12/30/07 — Political pressure is mounting in Iowa. There are only four days until Iowans voice their vote in the state caucus.  So the candidates are clarifying their positions and doing some rumor control.
  • Edwards Family in Boone By Elyce Taylor 12/30/07 — Sen. John Edwards and family were at the Giggling Goat in Boone today. A WEBN crew was there as Edwards electrified the crowd and denounced corporate greed, the war in Iraq, and the lack of affordable health care. Edwards was surrounded by his family: wife Elizabeth, daughters Cate and Emma Claire, and son Jack. ...