| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst became the first woman ever elected statewide in Iowa as she dispatched Democrat Bruce Braley for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, the Associated Press projected. The projection came just after...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:07 PM
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.
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:31 PM
With Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential run looking like a foregone conclusion, the question now is whether she has a message.
Fresh off a visit to Iowa and two events last week in Washington where she sought to reconnect with female voters,...
| 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 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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 may or may not...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president in 2016, will return to Iowa next month to give the keynote address at the state's Democratic party convention.
The June 21 trip to the first-in-the-nation caucus state is part of a more...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Monuments Men whose story was depicted in the recent George Clooney movie would be among the latest recipients of Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, under...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Battle lines hardened Thursday in Congress over how best to address the crisis of children on the border, as Democrats pushed back against efforts by Republicans — and the administration — to more quickly turn the youngsters back to their home...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation they showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president.
Initially that seemed where the reviews were...