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Sanders pulls closer in poll

Sanders pulls closer in poll

Andrew Potocki, [email protected]

August 31, 2015

The Clinton campaign received a wake-up call when a recent poll indicated the former secretary of State’s once-commanding lead in Iowa has fallen to just 7 points over rising candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. According to the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll, Clinton is leading with...

O’Malley comfortable as underdog

O’Malley comfortable as underdog

August 31, 2015

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] When it comes to his current place in the polls, Martin O’Malley will admit he’s down. He’ll go as far as to confess that he’s an “unknown candidate” for president in 2016. But after meeting with dozens of progressive Democratic activists ...

Walker tries to regain rhythm

Walker tries to regain rhythm

August 28, 2015

Scott Walker’s trip through the wilderness. By Brent Griffiths [email protected] They could not be more opposite: one is a career politician who has been running for office since he dropped out of college, the other a billionaire businessman who has flirted with running for years. ...

False candidates make their polling marks: What Deez Nuts and other faux candidates say about polling.

False candidates make their polling marks: What Deez Nuts and other faux candidates say about polling.

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

August 27, 2015

It may have taken an Iowa teenager, but businessman Donald Trump temporarily shared the political spotlight with another, albeit unlikely, challenger. Deez Nuts, 15-year-old Brady Olson of Wallingford, Iowa, sparked national headlines after his request to be included in presidential polling was granted...

O’Malley supporters hold house parties

O’Malley supporters hold house parties

August 27, 2015

At the top apartment of 118 N. Johnson St., sprawled on the living room floor, 13 University of Iowa students gathered to listen to former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley — who happened to be more than 1,000 miles away. Thirty house parties were held across the state Wednesday evening that O’Mall...

Clinton to unveil rural policy in visit to Iowa

Clinton to unveil rural policy in visit to Iowa

August 26, 2015

As Hillary Clinton continues to fight for the trust of voters with the burden of her private email controversy lingering, she’s changing the subject with her latest trip to the Hawkeye State. Clinton is set to unveil her rural-policy plan, aimed to strengthen agriculture and support rural communities. The...

O’Malley pushes Social Security plan

O’Malley pushes Social Security plan

August 25, 2015

The former Maryland governor’s proposal would be paid for in part with a rise in the payroll tax cap. By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Democratic presidential underdog Martin O’Malley’s newest call to action — an ambitious plan to expand Social Security — is being hailed as a ...

Trying to fan Paul flame

Trying to fan Paul flame

August 24, 2015

By Quentin Misiag [email protected] Move over, Donald Trump. The heavyweight title of 2016’s most disruptive candidate will soon belong to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. At least, that was a weekend prediction of Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. As Paul, the state’s junior senator and 2016 ...

Trump leads hopefuls to debate

Trump leads hopefuls to debate

August 23, 2015

With Donald Trump leading in polls, Thursday’s Republican debates will be a chance for other candidates to try to come out on top. By Rebecca Morin [email protected] Of the 17 major Republican candidates vying for the presidential nomination, one has distinguished himself from the rest,...

Grassley takes aim at sanctuaries

Grassley takes aim at sanctuaries

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

August 3, 2015

A number of county sheriffs in Iowa may find themselves with difficult decisions if Congress passes pending immigration legislation. More than 26 departments across the state would have to change their policies at a risk of getting sued, or stick with their practices and potentially risk losing federal...

Ernst bill on Planned Parenthood fails

Ernst bill on Planned Parenthood fails

August 4, 2015

A proposal pushed by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, to defund Planned Parenthood failed to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday. The bill would have stripped more than $500 million in funding from the organization that provides reproductive and maternal and child health services, including abortions, to women across...

Scott Walker reads from devotional, emphasizes courage

Scott Walker reads from devotional, emphasizes courage

April 28, 2015

By Brent Griffiths WAUKEE — Walking to the stage toting his devotional in hand, Wisconsin Gov.Scott Walker began his speech with a story. Describing a visit with a Wisconsin supporter before his recall election, Walker said the supporter passed away just a day before people went to the polls. A ...