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Studer: The narrowing Democratic race

In this Nov. 14, 2015, photo, Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, makes a point as Bernie Sanders listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Clinton and Sanders are outlining the steps on Nov. 19, they would take to combat the Islamic State group, each making major speeches less than a week after the deadly attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

March 1, 2016

Samuel Studer [email protected] Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton produced a dominating win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina’s Democratic primary, one of her biggest accomplishments of the race. This year, she was ahead by 56 percentage points when all the votes were counted. Eight yea...

Clinton squeaks by

Clinton squeaks by

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

DES MOINES — Iowa Democrats may come first-in-the-nation, but after their party caucuses, there was only a whisker of space separating Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. With 99 percent of the state’s 1,600-plus precincts reporting, Clinton, a former secretary of State, led the self-described...

UI Dems stay united after tight race

From left: Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley exit the stage at Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University in Des Moines. The three candidates are at the university for the second Democratic presidential candidate of the presidential nomination election cycle. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kaschel)

Katelyn Weisbrod, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

University of Iowa Democrats are remaining neutral until the party selects a nominee — something that won’t happen until July — reflecting the state’s divide between the two candidates, which culminated in a too-close-to-call race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont...

Tonight’s the night: Who to follow

Tonight's the night: Who to follow

February 1, 2016

It's Feb. 1, and everyone in Iowa knows what that means. The Daily Iowan has reporters stationed throughout Johnson County and Des Moines covering tonight's caucuses. Here's who to follow to stay updated on the first-in-the-nation event: Twitter list The Daily Iowan Stay in touch with us on Twitter @TheDailyIowan for com...

Guest opinion: Why I support Sanders

Guest opinion: Why I support Sanders

January 28, 2016

This is the story of how I came to support Sen. Bernie Sanders. It’s a true story — or at least as true as a fading memory can provide. Some 40 years ago in Washington, I agreed to host a series of TV interviews with presidential candidates. Questioning the first few proved problematic. Their...

Democrats square off one final time

From left: Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley exit the stage at Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University in Des Moines. The three candidates are at the university for the second Democratic presidential candidate of the presidential nomination election cycle. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kaschel)

Rebecca Morin, [email protected]

January 26, 2016

Presidential candidates will have to soon face the music in Iowa. On Monday evening, the Democratic presidential candidates held a town hall in Des Moines a week before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The town hall, which was hosted by CNN at Drake University, was main forum before the caucuses...

Editorial: ‘Shots fired’ at the Democratic debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, left, speaks as Hillary Rodham Clinton looks on during the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

January 19, 2016

On Sunday, South Carolina became the most recent battlefield along the lumbering campaign trails of the Democratic bid for presidency, pitting the three Democratic nomination hopefuls (former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Gov. Martin O’Malley) against each other...

Little do-dads of life here

Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Trump spoke critically about American business and commented on how

December 1, 2015

Beau Elliot [email protected] Just when you thought Democrats and Republicans were pretty much like Unionists and Confederates (which is not that far off the mark, geographically), reality slaps you in the face by demonstrating they’re nowhere close to the combatants in the Car Air-Freshener ...

Dems face college tuition

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August 28, 2015

By Andrew Potocki [email protected] With the school year just starting at the University of Iowa and many students getting a good look at this semester’s expenses, the top-three Democratic candidates vying for their party’s nomination promise to put an end to student debt — or at the ve...