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Sanders adds to latest Iowa trip ahead of major presidential forums

Sanders adds to latest Iowa trip ahead of major presidential forums

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

January 7, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders scheduled several more stops to his latest Iowa swing on Thursday, just 26 days before the nation’s first presidential nominating contest, the Iowa caucuses. The self-described democratic socialist will return Jan. 8 for a four-day trip through easte...

The debate in the Granite State

The debate in the Granite State

December 18, 2015

Everything you need to know about the third Democratic presidential debate. By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Iowa continues to be Hillary Clinton’s political compound, where the latest state poll here indicates the former secretary of State leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland...

Clinton returns to Iowa City

Clinton returns to Iowa City

December 17, 2015

By Rebecca Morin [email protected] While in Iowa’s most liberal county, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made it known she was not going to criticize her fellow Democratic candidates. Instead, she went after the Republican Party. “I know there aren’t too many Republican...

GOP front-runners hold tight

GOP front-runners hold tight

December 16, 2015

The last Republican presidential debate of 2015 solidified the top candidate spots, analysts and voters say. By Rebecca Morin  | [email protected] The back and forth between Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz at Tuesday evening’s Republican presidential debate did not hurt their chances in Iowa — in fact, ...

Caucuses wrestle with registration

Caucuses wrestle with registration

December 16, 2015

Party-registration requirements may discourage some Iowans from participating in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. By Aaron Walker [email protected] On Feb. 1, some Iowans will not caucus for their favorite candidates because of a rule: They must register to vote as either Democrats or...

Trump returns to Iowa

Trump returns to Iowa

December 16, 2015

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will be making a stop in eastern Iowa. Trump, who has been leading in polls nationally, will be in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 19.  The visit comes four days after the last Republican presidential debate of 2015 held in Las Vegas. Trump has mostly spent times in w...

Cruz the center of focus

Cruz the center of focus

December 15, 2015

With the last Republican presidential debate before the start of the new year, rising Republican hopeful Ted Cruz has the most at risk at tonight’s debate. By Rebecca Morin [email protected] Ted Cruz could have the most to lose in tonight’s last Republican presidential debate before the new year. ...

The evolution of Sanders

The evolution of Sanders

December 14, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders looks to broaden his coalition during a weekend swing through Iowa. By Brent Griffiths [email protected] Perhaps no moment better summed up Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign than what transpired in Phoenix over the summer. The audience, an annual gathering of progress...

Rubio, Cruz exchange hits on security

Rubio, Cruz exchange hits on security

December 11, 2015

Cruz, Rubio battle over foreign-policy expertise in Iowa. By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Sen. Marco Rubio — locked in an intense foreign-policy duel with Sen. Ted Cruz — escalated his calls against ISIS on Thursday, suggesting to Iowans that the terrorist group isn’t being prope...

Cruz picks up endorsement

Cruz picks up endorsement

December 11, 2015

By Rebecca Morin [email protected] The leader of one of Iowa’s most conservative organizations — the Family Leader — has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Bob Vander Plaats backed Cruz on Tuesday at a press conference in Des Moines at the State Capitol. But the new endorsement could do more harm ...

U.S. fractures on firearms

U.S. fractures on firearms

December 9, 2015

Recent terror attacks have put the focus on deeply divided stances on gun rights By Aleksandra Vujicic [email protected] Following what has now been defined as a terror attack that took the lives of 14 people in San Bernardino, California, party preferences on gun rights remain distant,...

O’Malley backs pot initiative

O’Malley backs pot initiative

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

December 9, 2015

Jordan Burmeister is an unabashed supporter of Bernie Sanders’s insurgent presidential bid, unafraid to challenge the political speech lines of the Vermont senator’s primary opponent, Hillary Clinton. But on Tuesday, the 23-year-old University of Iowa finance major witnessed his presidential prefe...