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King tries to boost Cruz control

King tries to boost Cruz control

Rebecca Morin, [email protected]

November 17, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz has been backed by Iowa’s staunchly conservative Republican Rep. Steve King. But some Iowans and political experts said they don’t know how far that endorsement will go. King, a seven-term congressman and represents the 4th Congressional District, an...

4 takeaways from the Democratic debate in Des Moines

4 takeaways from the Democratic debate in Des Moines

November 15, 2015

DES MOINES — The second Democratic debate has officially wrapped up at Drake University. The three Democratic presidential hopefuls — former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley — devoted plenty of time to foreign policy...

Viewer’s guide: Nov. 14 Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines

Viewer’s guide: Nov. 14 Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines

November 14, 2015

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] The second Democratic presidential debate takes center stage Nov. 14, live from historic Drake University in Des Moines, fewer than 80 days until the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, scheduled for Feb. 1, 2016. Campaign supporters for Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V...

O’Malley may seize the moment

O’Malley may seize the moment

Aleksandra Vujicic, [email protected]

November 11, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will take the debate stage Saturday as the lowest polling candidate in the Democratic race. And some Iowa political analysts see this debate as his chance to cash in on his role as the underdog in order to gain support in the state. “O’Malley, as an underdog,...

Rubio anointed debate victor

Rubio anointed debate victor

November 11, 2015

By Rebecca Morin [email protected] Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is on the pathway to becoming the Republican Party’s presidential nominee — at least he is for some Iowans. Kossuth County Republicans chairman Wendell Steven said one person stuck out to him on Tuesday’s debate: “Marco.” “I think Mar...

Christie sightings possible

Christie sightings possible

November 11, 2015

 Christie sightings possible GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie will stop in Iowa today, just a day after the national Republican debate in Wisconsin on Tuesday. The New Jersey governor will make a three-day tour including stops in southeast Iowa, Bettendorf, and ending in central Iowa at Nevada...

Pot reform talk heats up

Pot reform talk heats up

November 10, 2015

The marijuana reform debate is in full swing on the Democratic side. By Aaron Walker [email protected] Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley stands between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on marijuana reform policy. On Nov. 7 O’Malley, the former governor of M...

O’Malley looks to Iowa for boost

O’Malley looks to Iowa for boost

November 9, 2015

By EPI staff [email protected] The gloves are coming off for Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley. With fewer than 90 days until the scheduled Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, the former Maryland governor has tried to win the hearts of Iowa voters by differentiating himself from his fello...

Impressions of Democratic presidential candidate O’Malley  


Impressions of Democratic presidential candidate O’Malley  


November 9, 2015

“I kind of like the uphill fights, they keep you focused,” former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said. He does not speak like a presidential candidate who sits at the bottom of national polls. In fact, it seems more like he’s waiting to say, “I’ve got them right where I want them.” In a Qu...

Does Martin O’Malley have a job for me?

Does Martin O’Malley have a job for me?

November 9, 2015

Paul Osgerby [email protected] I had the pleasure to be one of eight members to represent the Daily Iowan Editorial Board and the Ethics and Politics Initiative during a  discussion with Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. On the evening of Nov. 7, we discussed the his camp...

Dems look at who’s ‘unelectable’

Dems look at who’s ‘unelectable’

November 4, 2015

By Aaron Walker [email protected] Sanders, “unelectable,” such  as 2007 Obama? Pundits and politicians have repeatedly called the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders unelectable, but he has compared himself to another “unelectable” candidate, Barack Obama. “Eight years ago, the experts talked a...

Clinton stumps against guns

Clinton stumps against guns

November 4, 2015

The Democratic presidential hopeful ratcheted up her attack on the powerful U.S. gun industry at a campaign stop in Coralville on Tuesday. By Quentin Misiag [email protected] CORALVILLE — Hillary Clinton kick-started a pledge to take on the powerful U.S. gun industry on Tuesday, citing a summer shoo...