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  • With Hillary Clinton in Iowa, potential challengers seek spotlight

    Talk about sucking all the air out of the room. Political junkies homed in on Hillary Rodham Clinton's every move at Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry Sunday, hoping she might foreshadow her presidential intentions. Meanwhile, possible rivals...
  • Hillary Clinton, with Bill in tow, returns to Iowa: 'I'm back!'

    Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Sunday to Iowa for the first time since her devastating loss in the state’s 2008 presidential caucuses and dropped a few hints but nothing definite about her intentions regarding another run in 2016. “I’m...
  • From imperial to accessible, Hillary Clinton works the rope line

    From imperial to accessible, Hillary Clinton works the rope line
    When Hillary Rodham Clinton finished third in Iowa during the 2008 presidential race, voters' post-game analysis couldn’t have been clearer. She didn’t spend enough time in the Hawkeye State. She didn’t bond with Iowans. She was the...
  • Clinton's bubble separates her from voters

    INDIANOLA, Iowa Hillary Clinton is trapped in a bubble. She's been guarded by the Secret Service since 1993. She hasn't driven a car since 1996. When she shakes hands with voters as she did Sunday in Iowa she's often separated from them by metal...
  • Hillary: The now and future Democrat

    I have seen the future of the Democratic Party and its name is Hillary Clinton. I believe that's a true statement even if it lacks the electricity associated with a rock star. Clinton was in Des Moines, Iowa, for Sen. Tom Harkin's 37th and apparently...
  • Hillary's "steak" is not well done

    Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: "...she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think." Liberals have...
  • First Clinton, now Biden offer Iowa their versions of 2016 populism

    She went out to grill some beef, and now he's going out to help some nuns. The two former senators who overshadow all other Democrats with ripe presidential ambition, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, are ending up in Iowa less than 72 hours apart this...
  • Biden apologizes for 'Shylocks' gaffe, visits Iowa

    DES MOINES (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for referring to people who squeeze U.S. military personnel serving overseas on loans and other financial issues as "Shylocks," a reference to a stereotypical Jewish character in...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry

    WASHINGTON -- Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It...
  • Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin

    Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin
    The Sunday morning guest list: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...
  • Republicans appear in position to take Senate control

    WASHINGTON Voters hate Washington, and they'll get their chance to shake things up in November's midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give...