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Editorial: Old media vs. new politics

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 8, 2016

The 2016 presidential election is a stark example of lopsided media attention, perhaps one of the most in recent history. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has the legion of old-media institutions posturing her above Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who holds firm with the reins of new media. Business...

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...

Reed: Sanders vs. Clinton in South Carolina

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)

February 26, 2016

Keith Reed [email protected] The South Carolina Democratic primary will take place Saturday. In a 2014 survey, the U.S. Census Bureau found that almost 30 percent of South Carolina’s population is African American. It is only fair that the Democratic presidential candidates try to sway that disen...

Editorial: Sanders needs to answer foreign-policy questions

Editorial: Sanders needs to answer foreign-policy questions

February 12, 2016

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. Sanders’s victory in the Granite State will bring his name to national attention as South Carolina, Nevada, and Super Tuesday approach. One issue, however, is a point of concern for the democratic-socialist:...

Newton: Women aren’t sexist just because they don’t support Hillary Clinton

Newton: Women aren't sexist just because they don't support Hillary Clinton

February 11, 2016

Sydney Newton [email protected] Between our two Democratic candidates, the competition to win over the young generation of America has seemingly been a never-ending battle. All millennials have their own reasons on whom they support and why. Many of them are very passionate and educated in t...

Dugan: Drones should be an issue for Democrats

Dugan: Drones should be an issue for Democrats

February 4, 2016

Jack Dugan [email protected] Arguably, one of the few blemishes on presidential hopeful and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s run for the presidency is his lack-there-of foreign-policy experience. Perhaps, it can be argued, this can be cushioned with a more than adept presidential cabinet, alleviating...

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...

Locals strongly back Sanders, Rubio

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd during the photo spray before the start of the Democratic debate on Saturday, Nov. 14. The debate took place in Carnegie Hall on Drake University's campus. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

Anis Shakirah Mohd Muslimin, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

If it were up to Johnson County, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would have been the victors in Monday’s caucuses. According to preliminary numbers, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was crowned the winner of the 2016 Republican Iowa caucus with 27.7 percent of the vote, compared with...

Hillary Clinton supporters moved by experience

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton smiles at the audience during the photo spray before the start of the Democratic debate on Saturday, Nov. 14. The debate took place in Sheslow Auditorium on Drake University's campus. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

February 1, 2016

The Daily Iowan has reporters around Iowa City and Des Moines covering Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. The DI has spoken with several individuals caucusing for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, citing her long-standing experience on the political stage, while others said they believe...

Dugan: Reach for the ideal on health care

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)

January 29, 2016

Jack Dugan [email protected] Health care is a dubious subject, not only polarizing the left and the right wings of American politics but driving a spike in factions of otherwise like-minded party members. The big question among the two Democratic presidential heavyweights, former Secretary of...

Caucus Candidate Cocktails

Illustration by Zebedia Wahls

Justus Flair, [email protected]

January 28, 2016

As Iowans pledge support to candidates during the caucuses on Feb. 1, the voting season will begin. Whether that stresses you out or gets your blood pumping in anticipation, you could probably use a drink to help navigate the minefield that is the 2016 presidential election. To guide you, here are th...

Surrogates don’t sway locals

Singer Katy Perry takes the stage in Des Moines on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Perry performed and announced her support for Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential election. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

Rebecca Morin, [email protected]

January 28, 2016

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hooted and hollered to Iowa State University students in support of Republican candidate Donald Trump. Singer Demi Lovato performed her smash hit “Confidant” to University of Iowa students at a campaign stop for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Now Democratic...