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  • The Iowa Straw Poll is irrelevant. Is Iowa?

    The Iowa Straw Poll is irrelevant. Is Iowa?
    In 1987, when Vice President George Bush ran for president, he suffered a major embarrassment early: He lost the Ames Straw Poll to televangelist Pat Robertson. He later lost the Iowa Republican caucuses to Kansas Sen. Bob Dole. In the end, he had to...
  • Iowa governor wants GOP debates open to all major candidates

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is joining the chorus of Republicans who want changes to the party's plans for its presidential debates, saying all major candidates in the race should be treated equally. The influential governor of the early voting state said...
  • The Latest: Trump steps closer to announcement of 2016 plans

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush entered the 2016 presidential campaign on Monday with a rally and speech at Miami Dade College, joining 10 other Republicans already in the race for the party's nomination. Here's the latest on what's happening in the GOP...
  • Branstad: Bird flu could leave 1,500 unemployed by August

    More than 1,500 Iowa workers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the bird flu outbreak and the cost to the state's egg industry alone will exceed $1 billion, Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday in a letter seeking a major disaster declaration...
  • Only half of Iowa Republican caucus-goers care if 2016 candidates attend straw poll

    WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidates who skip the Iowa Straw Poll in August aren't likely to pay much of a price for their decisions. Only 51 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in the latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa...
  • 'I use them, they use me': Local politicians profit from presidential hopefuls in early-voting states

    'I use them, they use me': Local politicians profit from presidential hopefuls in early-voting states
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker entered a fundraiser in a cavernous barn here on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon to the flashes of cellphone cameras and throngs of people seeking a handshake and a selfie. The front-runner in Iowa among those seeking the...
  • Iowa lawmakers adjourn 2015 legislative session

    Iowa lawmakers adjourned the 2015 legislative session Friday, approving a $7.3 billion spending plan that includes modest increases for education, funding to maintain mental health institutions and a tax break for broadband Internet infrastructure. The...
  • Denying conflict, new Iowa regulator to decide on pipeline

    The new Iowa Utilities Board chairwoman will help decide whether to build a major oil pipeline even though her family law firm has represented a landowner trying to block it. Geri Huser doesn't have a conflict that requires her disqualification because...
  • Lawmakers approve higher education, health budget plans

    A health and human services budget approved by the Iowa Legislature on Wednesday would keep open one of two mental health facilities slated for closure and would seek to find a private provider to run the other. The Republican-led House and Democratic-...
  • Malloy Campaigns In Iowa — But Not For Votes

    Malloy Campaigns In Iowa — But Not For Votes
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had lunch with President Barack Obama in New London last week, and he's hosting the U.S. labor secretary Thursday. On Wednesday morning, he gave a fist-pounding speech in Iowa. Iowa? There's something about the draw of the...
  • Republicans speaking in Iowa don't limit their jabs to Democrats

    Republicans speaking in Iowa don't limit their jabs to Democrats
     Though 11 Republicans eyeing the White House largely delivered scathing indictments of President Obama and Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton's policies, small cracks in the GOP field emerged at a boisterous "cattle call." Sen. Rand Paul of...