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Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks with memebers of the media during the third annual Roast and Ride event in Boone, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Guests included Vice President Mike Pence; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds; and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. (The Daily Iowan/Nick Rohlman)

Ernst hosts annual Roast & Ride

  BOONE, Iowa — A sea of steel encompassed the front lot of Big Barn Harley-Davidson in Des Moines on the morning of June 3 as more than 500 motorcyclists prepared for their journey. The motorcyclists...

Presidential candidate Donald Trump, holds a caucus event at the Sheraton Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday Feb. 1, 2016. Trump later lost the Iowa Caucus with 24 percent of the vote, while his opposition Ted Cruz won Iowa with 28 percent of the votes (The Daily Iowan/Glenn Sonnie Wooden).

Iowa GOP goes with Trump

The path for the GOP presidential nomination is clear for Donald Trump — and now Iowa Republicans are planning their next move. Jeff Kaufmann, the chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, said the...

Elliot: Eternity springs hopeful (ha-ha)

Elliot: Eternity springs hopeful (ha-ha)

April 25, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Best sign seen at this year’s Boston Marathon: "Run Like Ted Cruz is Behind You.” I can’t imagine better advice during these times, if that’s what they...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

April 18, 2016

The future of the GOP Over the past 30 years, the most conservative minded members of the Republican Party have turned it into a haven for people who consider change a sinful thing — so much so that...

Editorial: Economic growth, sustainable policies not incompatible

Editorial: Economic growth, sustainable policies not incompatible

April 13, 2016

In March, Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich said something not often heard from Republican politicians or voters. During a debate, he said, “I do believe we contribute to climate change.”...

Brady: Opportunities, problems abound for Republicans

Brady: Opportunities, problems abound for Republicans

April 13, 2016

Jace Brady [email protected] There has been mounting speculation about who the Republican presidential nominee might be if Donald Trump is unable to clinch the nomination. Several names have been...

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich speaks to a crowd during a rally at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Kasich briefly ran in the 2000 presidential election. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

Brown: Decorum, is it too much to ask for?

March 31, 2016

Marcus Vincent Brown [email protected] From penis references to wife slander, the GOP presidential candidates in this upcoming election have single-handedly made a mockery of the race for the highest...

FILE - In this file photo, Donald Trump speaks to a crowd at the University of Iowa Field house on Tuesday Jan 26, 2016. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale, file)

Studer: Anyone but Trump

March 10, 2016

Samuel Studer [email protected] There is nothing more terrifying than the idea that Donald Trump will become our president. Trump has continued to win a majority of primary contests, making...

Elliot: Our own Waterloo

Elliot: Our own Waterloo

March 1, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Last week, the Washington Post made an interesting observation: “The Texas primary next Tuesday now becomes either Cruz’s Alamo or his Waterloo, depending on...

Elliot: Outskirts of nowhere

Elliot: Outskirts of nowhere

February 16, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Hello, Republicans. What do you have to say about … What the? Hmm. Voicemail again. And I was going to ask them if they thought it’s odd that an Iowa Republican...

Editorial: How long can the current GOP last?

Editorial: How long can the current GOP last?

February 9, 2016

The current presidential race has solidified the emerging post-Great Recession political landscape. A Pew Research poll published Feb. 4 highlighted public attitudes that have shaped the rhetoric of the...

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Brady: What to look for today in New Hampshire

February 9, 2016

Jace Brady [email protected] Last week, Iowa caucus-attendees had the opportunity to cast their votes for their preferred candidates. Winners were declared, momentum was gained, and several candidates...

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