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Cruz adds Fiorina to team

Carly Fiorina speaks tot he audience at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday 5, 2015. Fiorina started her speech drawing quick distinctions between her and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

Rebecca Morin, [email protected]

April 28, 2016

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is back in the 2016 campaign — but as a vice-presidential candidate. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced Fiorina as his vice-presidential running mate Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump swept five primaries in Northeastern...

Editorial: Stand up for issues that matter

Editorial: Stand up for issues that matter

April 28, 2016

During this election cycle, there have been a lot of doomsday scenarios painted by candidates on both sides of the aisle. On the Republican side, there is Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” complete with overly dramatic prophecies of a world in which the United States is irrelevant. And...

Elliot: Eternity springs hopeful (ha-ha)

Elliot: Eternity springs hopeful (ha-ha)

April 26, 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 are. It’s possible, because anything seemingly is, that these times are actually somebody else’s ti...

Elliot: Your coal, coal heart

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to the audience at Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Dec. 5 2015. Cruz is currently inching up in Republican polls behind front-runner Donald Trump in Iowa. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

April 19, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Oh, dear me, the mammoth coal company Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. I mean, I’m as broken-hearted as a country song. I am currently crying my tears into my pool of crocodiles. (Please don’t tell PETA I have a crocodile pool. It’s what I h...

Cruz trumps suit in Iowa

Cruz trumps suit in Iowa

Anna Onstad-Hargrave, [email protected]

April 15, 2016

After a weekend of Colorado delegates coalescing against GOP front-runner Donald Trump, Iowa political experts say it’s because Trump does not understand the rules and has pushed away support. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz garnered support of 11 out of the 12 delegates allocated in Iowa congessional district...

Brady: Opportunities, problems abound for Republicans

Brady: Opportunities, problems abound for Republicans

April 14, 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 floated, and one of the most popular has been House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. However, on Tuesday...

Elliot: Hell, & us, & a handbasket

Elliot: Hell, & us, & a handbasket

March 28, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] So the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and the only thing we can do is figure out is whether Donald Trump is right (China has devalued the yuan in order to swamp us with several metric tons of Chinese handbaskets) or, as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Moons of Uranus,...

Brady: Cruz’s path to victory

Brady: Cruz’s path to victory

March 22, 2016

Jace Brady [email protected] As the number of days until the Republican Convention dwindle, it becomes more apparent that Donald Trump is the likely Republican nominee. While it is possible to stop him, it will take a monumental effort and an electoral feat of historic proportions. Sen. Ted Cr...

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 what happens.” Um, hmm. Well, yes, the “Texas primary next Tuesday” is now today, but don’t ...

Elliot: Robots and dinosaurs

Elliot: Robots and dinosaurs

February 9, 2016

Beau Elliot [email protected] Everybody knows this is a great country that is so diverse it even includes people who don’t believe dinosaurs ever existed. Something about the Earth’s only being 6,000 years old, and besides, if Noah didn’t save them on the Ark, they must not have existed. ...

Cruz snags victory in Iowa caucuses

Cruz snags victory in Iowa caucuses

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

February 2, 2016

WEST DES MOINES — A unique self-funded presidential campaign based on outspoken principles and heavy media coverage was not enough to crown Donald Trump the winner of the 2016 Republican caucuses Monday, despite a deeply entrenched antiestablishment political movement. With 99 percent of the state’s...

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....