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O’Malley ready to move

O’Malley ready to move

November 4, 2015

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Martin O’Malley — now the lone Democratic dark horse candidate in the 2016 presidential horse race — was not the last person to touch down in Iowa before rolling out his national campaign. In fact, in many ways, with appearances for Iowa Democrat...

Here comes O’Malley, again

Here comes O’Malley, again

November 4, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is heading back to Iowa. O’Malley, who is the one of the three presidential candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, will make three stops across eastern Iowa on Saturday. In a Public Policy Polling survey released Monday, O’Malley more than doubled...

Bush attempts to come back

Bush attempts to come back

Brent Griffiths & Aleksandra Vujicic, [email protected]

November 2, 2015

Following a lackluster debate performance, Jeb Bush admitted he must do better, and he showed signs of life at the Iowa GOP’s festival-styled candidate forum. But Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the man many say Bush must distance himself from, ceded little, if any, ground. Chris McLinden, Bush’s Dallas Count...

GOP candidates to crowd into Des Moines

GOP candidates to crowd into Des Moines

Aleksandra Vujicic, [email protected]

October 30, 2015

The Republican cattle call will return on Saturday. This time around, organizers of the first-ever Growth and Opportunity Party say this won’t be a typical marathon of stump speeches. “We don’t want this to be the kind of thing where you sit down and listen to speeches for six hours,” Iowa...

Debate discovers chaos

Debate discovers chaos

October 29, 2015

Candidates go after the media and moderators in messy Republican presidential debate. By Brent Griffiths   |   [email protected] It was billed as “your debate, your money.” The third installment of the Republican presidential debates was supposed to hit the pocketbook issues that voters at home cared mo...

Sanders connects with students.

Sanders connects with students.

Aaron Walker, [email protected]

October 29, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., didn’t watch the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night; instead, he spent the night speaking to 1,500 George Mason University students and thousands across the nation. Students from almost 300 colleges and universities, including the University of Iowa, organiz...

GOP hopefuls have new leader

GOP hopefuls have new leader

October 28, 2015

Republican candidates will face off against each other today in the third GOP debate of the 2016 primary election cycle. By Rebecca Morin [email protected] Donald Trump soared following the first GOP debate in August. Since then, the business mogul has been dropping in pollings, while another rises ...

Super PAC era raises many questions

Super PAC era raises many questions

October 28, 2015

Less than 100 days from the Iowa caucuses, the path for the future of SuperPACs continues to be plotted in Iowa. By Brent Griffiths [email protected] When your state hosts the first-in-the-nation caucuses, some aspects are almost a given. Satellite trucks and news anchors swarm into the state, ...

Podesta pushes for Clinton

Podesta pushes for Clinton

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

October 28, 2015

In 1998, when the term Monica Lewinsky grew from a 22-year-old White House staffer who was allegedly sexually involved with a sitting American president to an international sex scandal, then-White House Chief of Staff John Podesta publicly turned to Michael “Mike” McCurry with one task in mind: Ans...

Breaking down the chasm

Breaking down the chasm

October 28, 2015

 They are two political titans who wield vast influence in Iowa’s political sphere, each with incredibly different social viewpoints. Among LGBTQ circles, One Iowa executive director Donna Red Wing is seen as a champion of equal rights. And across the marriage spectrum, Bob Vander Plaats, a Christi...

Takeaways from the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Takeaways from the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

October 26, 2015

DES MOINES — From the yells of “we want, we want Bernie” to chants of “O’Malley to screams of “I’m with her,” the three major Democratic candidates spoke to Iowa Democrats on the evening of Oct. 24. More than 6,600 attendees were at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Din...

Clinton, Sanders headline a special dinner

Clinton, Sanders headline a special dinner

Aaron Walker, [email protected]

October 23, 2015

A hum of anticipation has overtaken the state of Iowa in preparation for Saturday’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party. Frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her main competitor Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, will likely draw the largest crowds. Katy ...