Iowa

De Blasio Squeaks Into Iowa

Audio glitch causes mayor's voice to sound high

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's voice sounded high and squeaky as he remotely addressed an AFL-CIO event in Iowa on Wednesday.

ANALYSIS: Pete Buttigieg Unusually Popular Among Iowa Voters Who Put Corn Kernels Into Jars

"Boatshoes" Buttigieg is somewhere between two and four times as popular as Obamacare among Iowa voters

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of the fourth-largest city in Indiana, is the preferred Democratic presidential candidate among a certain segment of the voting public. Namely: White, overeducated, urban-dwelling east coast liberals who wear boats shoes on catamarans while vacationing in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Cap Cod. Also: white grad students who learned how to play the didgeridoo before it was fashionable to feel ashamed about "cultural appropriation." Buttigieg is also performing well, as it turns out, with Iowa State Fair attendees who put kernels of corn into jars.

De Blasio Event Attracts Fifteen People

Mayor continues to draw small crowds

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio drew a small crowd in Iowa this weekend while pitching his presidential campaign: just 15 people, according to the New York Post.

It Turns Out Joe Biden Is Still A Never-Ending Gaffe Machine

If Biden doesn't tighten up his mental composure quick, more and more Democrats will wonder if he's worth the risk

It'd be pretty openly partisan for the media to excoriate the president for a gaffe and ignore the Democratic frontrunner making the exact same mistake. However, none of those outlets had published any stories about Biden's gaffe until the President misspoke the following day. In other words, someone made an editorial judgement that Biden's gaffe wasn't newsworthy, and then a day later made the judgement that Trump's identical gaffe was newsworthy. If they weren't required to do due diligence when reporting on the Trump gaffe, one gets the impression they wouldn't have reported on Biden's at all.