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  • In picking presidents, New Hampshire forgoes producing them

    When it comes to presidents, New Hampshire is much better at picking them than producing them.
  • Iowa's straw poll is obsolete: Their Take

    Iowa's straw poll is obsolete: Their Take
    Iowa's obsolescence In 1987, when Vice President George Bush ran for president, he suffered a major embarrassment early: He lost the Ames [Iowa] Straw Poll to televangelist Pat Robertson. He later lost the Iowa Republican caucuses to Kansas Sen. Bob...

    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...

    2016 prospects encouraged to do the 'full Grassley' in Iowa

    Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue got most of the attention last weekend as Republican presidential candidates descended on Iowa, but the state's senior senator spent plenty of time with the presidential prospects as well. Sen. Charles E....

    2016 GOP hopefuls to 'roast and ride' in Iowa

    It's time for Republican presidential contenders to "roast and ride," a new twist on Iowa's down-home style of politicking. A weekend gathering by freshman Sen. Joni Ernst features a pig roast, speeches from seven 2016 hopefuls and a motorcycle ride that...