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Paul preaches freedom at UI

Paul preaches freedom at UI

October 13, 2015

Rand Paul pleaded for liberty on the steps of the Old Capitol Monday night. By Aaron Walker [email protected] Herds of more than 100 college students and community members inched up to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul while he spoke in front of the Old Capitol on Monday evening. “We are fighting to re...

Democratic B-I-N-G-O

Democratic B-I-N-G-O

October 13, 2015

Today is the first Democratic debate of the election cycle. The five declared candidates will take the stage in Las Vegas with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. on CNN. Be sure to look out for some key moments, such as former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley touting his youth, former Secretary of State Hill...

Lagging in the back 40

Lagging in the back 40

October 7, 2015

Leading Iowa GOP power brokers and conservative organizers say former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s 2016 campaign is ill-managed and his shot at winning Iowa, as he did four years ago, has passed.  By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Ask a slate of Iowa Republicans what exactly h...

Rubio stakes out foreign policy

Rubio stakes out foreign policy

October 5, 2015

As the 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses approach, one issue continues to remain in the conversation. By Brent Griffiths [email protected] In a crowded field of 15 candidates, it takes more than a concerted effort to stand out. For someone such as business mogul Donald Trump, the contrast is drawn...

Congress averts shutdown

Congress averts shutdown

October 1, 2015

A government shutdown was avoided after both the Senate and House passed a continuing resolution bill. By Rebecca Morin [email protected] It looks like the lights will stay on at the U.S. Capitol. Congress passed a bill on Wednesday that would fund the government until Dec. 11, leaving 10 wee...

Jindal not going away

Jindal not going away

October 1, 2015

By Rebecca Morin [email protected] Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is not leaving the Republican presidential field any time soon. “I think the establishment would love to clear the field, they would love for this to be a Jeb Bush/Donald Trump contest, but they don’t get to pick our nominee,...

Dark horse no longer so dark

Dark horse no longer so dark

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

September 30, 2015

When operatives of Our American Revival, the Super PAC supporting Scott Walker, opened an office in a heavily Republican area of suburban Des Moines in early February, news began circulating that the two-term Wisconsin governor was going to run for president. Sure enough, five months later, the bull...

Christie picks up endorsements

Christie picks up endorsements

September 30, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Christie bagged key Iowa endorsements on Tuesday but still finds himself without a reservoir of support.  By Brent Griffiths [email protected] Facing lagging support in Iowa, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be hoping to rekindle some of the 2012 love that pulsed through segm...

    O’Malley turns to ‘Game of Thrones’

    O’Malley turns to ‘Game of Thrones’

September 30, 2015

Autumn is full upon us, which means only one thing: Winter is coming. And the Martin O’Malley campaign is trying to ramp up efforts as Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses approach in February. The former Maryland governor’s campaign will start its phone-bank sessions in October, and they have ...

Four GOP White House hopefuls to headline Northwest Iowa rally

Four GOP White House hopefuls to headline Northwest Iowa rally

September 29, 2015

  By Quentin Misiag [email protected]   The same group of influential Iowa Republicans that wooed former Wisconsin Gov.Scott Walker to a leading fundraiser in the state’s northwestern district earlier this year are back with a bigger gathering, a senior GOP leader told Th...

Protesters greet Fiorina in IC

Protesters greet Fiorina in IC

September 28, 2015

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Hot-pink-shirted activists with Planned Parenthood ratcheted up their attacks on Carly Fiorina on Sept. 26, at times limiting the Republican presidential candidate’s ability to get even a few words in with Iowa voters tailgating nearby. Minutes after steppin...

Hopefuls skip book fest

Hopefuls skip book fest

September 24, 2015

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Despite months of courting them, none of the current (or former) candidates vying for a White House run in 2016 will attend a growing book festival in Iowa this year, The Daily Iowan has learned. The four-day Iowa City Book Festival, slated for Oct. 1-4, has...