| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Hopscotching across fiercely divided terrain, candidates in the country's hottest contests made their final urgent appeals Monday in a midterm election that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and the size of the Republican House majority.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Joni Ernst's feat this week was one that many thought was impossible: a Republican victory in a blue state that Obama won twice, and the first woman ever elected to Congress from Iowa. Not only did Ernst win a U.S. Senate seat, she clobbered her...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Sen. Charles E. Grassley is fond of calling himself "a pig farmer from Iowa," but both friends and political opponents don't buy the country rube image.
The 81-year-old Republican is expected Thursday to become the first nonlawyer to be elected chairman...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:46 PM
President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home.
Obama's move came after lawmakers held a...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is laying the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign in 2016, will return to Iowa this weekend to support Democratic candidates running in this year's midterm elections.
O'Malley will campaign...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
You know the drill: President Obama's plane lands Thursday afternoon at LAX and that means it's time to cut out early and avoid the traffic jam.
Once again, Obama is coming to Los Angeles for fundraising and other events. This time the trip will...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
With the U.S. battling militants in the Middle East and muddling through a less-than-spectacular economic recovery at home, let us pause for a moment to consider the issues of snowmobiling, errant chickens and a disputed 12-year-old paint job.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:56 PM
The Machine Shed restaurant in Urbandale, Iowa, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called Dang!, bandages made to look like bacon strips, and signs...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The latest rounds of polling in the contested U.S. Senate races in Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina make one thing clear: it’s looking very close.
To take control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans must win six seats. Iowa, Louisiana and North...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The midterm election may be weeks away, but tens of thousands of ballots have already been cast in a reprise of an increasingly powerful political tool: early voting.
In North Carolina, which has a pivotal U.S. Senate contest at the top of the ticket,...