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  • Scott Walker learned early lessons at father's Iowa church

    PLAINFIELD, Iowa Before Scott Walker stood on a national stage, he crawled beneath the wood pews and white steeple of First Baptist Church. His father preached and his mother ran the Sunday school in this Iowa farm town too small to have a stoplight....
  • GOP taps Joni Ernst to deliver State of the Union response

    Joni Ernst, a newly elected senator from Iowa and a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address next week, party leaders announced Thursday. Ernst, who became a GOP...
  • Iowa politics have Christie hog-tied on animal rights bill

    Iowa politics have Christie hog-tied on animal rights bill
    Iowa can have a magical effect on visiting politicians. Peripheral concerns become major issues. Long-standing policy positions melt like spring runoff in the Des Moines River. It’s not the enchanting allure of Ottumwa, or the rhapsody of gazing...
  • Democratic candidates worry Obama is helping their rivals

    For months, the White House has insisted that President Obama would do all he could to help his party in the midterm election. Now that he’s started, some Democrats wonder whether he could help a little bit less. In a rocky return to the...
  • Republicans hold lead in tight race for Senate control

    Republicans hold a narrow, but steady, lead in the contest for control of the Senate, according to polls released Sunday. Enough races remain extremely close that Democrats could still keep control of the chamber, but only if all the breaks go their...
  • The secret behind the midterm election

    The secret behind the midterm election
    There's a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What's not being widely talked about is as important as what's in the news. Underappreciated fact No. 1: The number of Democratic seats that are not in...
  • New polls: Kansas has GOP on defense in its bid to take Senate

    With less than a month until election day, new polls unveiled Sunday reinforced what's become the theme of the 2014 midterms: It's going to be close.  In Alaska and Arkansas, the latest polls continued to show Republican leads in Senate contests there....
  • Senators Reid, Warren push Iowa voters to save Senate for Democrats

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said keeping a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was key to Democratic control of the upper chamber as he and Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied voters Saturday in a final push before election day. "If we win Iowa, we're going to...
  • Republican Joni Ernst leading in final Iowa Senate preelection poll

    Right now, Harry Reid is hoping the Des Moines Register poll is wrong. Just hours after he told voters in Iowa Saturday that their state was crucial to Democratic hopes of holding control of the Senate -- "If we win Iowa, we're going to be just fine,"...
  • Joni Ernst on Tom Harkin comparing her to Taylor Swift: 'Shake it off'

    Joni Ernst on Tom Harkin comparing her to Taylor Swift: 'Shake it off'
    In the heated battle for control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats have drilled many of their Republican opponents on issues affecting women – from abortion to minimum wage – arguing that their party would champion gender equality while the...
  • Joe Biden emerges as patron saint of the embattled House Democrat

    Earlier than expected, there is a Biden-Clinton race underway — between Joe Biden and Bill Clinton, that is. In a year when an unpopular President Obama has been forced to scale back his campaigning to only the bluest states, former President...