Obama supporter Alex Lyznik of Johnston, Iowa, says he's still proud of the president, and would advise him to talk to people honestly, and admit that "everything he promised hasn't happened." Lyznik, who with his wife, Anna, came to the U.S. from Poland 28 years ago, was at the Des Moines farmers market with and his dog, Flip, a German pointer.
The Smokey Row Coffee House, across from Oskaloosa's central square, is quieter these days than it was on July 4, 2007, when throngs of the curious stopped by hoping to get a glimpse of presidential candidate Barack Obama. He's scheduled to be in Oskaloosa again next week.
Carole Comstock of Oskaloosa says she'll likely vote for Obama again, even though her dream of seeing the country unite after the 2008 election has gone unfulfilled. Comstock says she blames Congress for not giving Obama a chance to succeed.
The line at the cavernous Smokey Row Coffee House in Oskaloosa stretched out the door and down the block, so long that dozens of Iowans waiting to see presidential candidate Barack Obama had to settle for a peek through the windows.
It was July 4, 2007, heady days for Obama in the Hawkeye State, where Democratic caucusgoers would soon launch him as a legitimate national contender, and where state voters would later turn out in record numbers to help put the first-term Illinois senator into the White House.
Brian Bills, a flight operations analyst for Lockheed Martin, demonstrates the Procerus VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) Flight System — a surveillance drone for commercial, civil and military customers — at the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in Las Vegas. (Watch a demo video.)
Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 11:06 am
Some enterprising dairy farmers in rural Maryland have found a new source of income — opening ice cream shops on their farms. This summer, seven of them have come together to form Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail, the nation's first farm-based ice cream trail. And the results so far seem pretty sweet.
U.S. boxer Claressa Shields (left) lands a punch on Nadezda Torlopova of Russia during the women's boxing middleweight final at the ExCel Arena in London. Shields, 17, won the first-ever gold medal in the event.
She's still in high school, but boxer Claressa Shields, 17, is also an Olympic gold medalist, after she won her middleweight final Thursday. She defeated Russia's Nadezda Torlopova by a score of 19-12.
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Jenny Lawson has been known to millions online and on Twitter as "The Bloggess". But when she decides to break into "print" media, her chosen subject matter is her more-than-a-little strange upbringing. With a father Lawson describes as completely crazy, and a mother who she later discovered was also crazy - just not as crazy as her father - Lawson says nobody has as insane a family as she does.