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College Republicans energized

College Republicans energized

Tom Ackerman, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

With a bang, Republicans have made their mark in Iowa. College Republicans throughout the state will try to garner support for GOP caucus winner Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Until last night, the students didn’t have a candidate to stand behind in the crowded GOP race, but they are moving forward and...

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...

Iowa officials mull Cruz win

Iowa officials mull Cruz win

Matthew Jack, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

After Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s upset victory in the Iowa caucuses — which defied expectations in the Jan. 30 Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics pre-caucus poll — some Iowa public officials will be forced to either double-down on their criticisms of Cruz or ratchet up their support. Iowa’s own Gov....

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...

Trumps spurns GOP debate

President Donald Trump looks around the room at the 2015 Iowa GOP Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on May 16, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

Matthew Jack, [email protected]

January 28, 2016

With the eyes of the nation fixed securely on Iowa for the Feb. 1 caucuses, Fox News and Google will host the seventh GOP debate from the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The debate will be split into two parts: the prime-time debate for the candidates who polled in the top five nationally and the...

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...