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  • Sen. Al Franken looks to the late Paul Wellstone for inspiration

    Sen. Al Franken looks to the late Paul Wellstone for inspiration
    Ask Al Franken why he got into public service, and he's likely to quote Paul Wellstone's credo: "We all do better when we all do better." "If I knew technically what a haiku was, it would be a haiku. But I don't think it's technically a haiku,"...
  • Hillary Clinton to join Nancy Pelosi headlining S.F. fundraiser

    Assuming a more overtly political role, Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi for a high-dollar San Francisco fundraiser benefiting the party’s congressional candidates. The invitation, issued Wednesday, solicits...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton to headline Harkin's Iowa steak fry

    Bill and Hillary Clinton to headline Harkin's Iowa steak fry
    Returning to Iowa in grand fashion, Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear next month at Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry, accompanied by her husband in a double bill that will close out a decades-long Iowa tradition. Harkin, who is retiring after...
  • Tom Harkin on steak fry invitation: 'Iowans still love Hillary'

    Accepting the invitation to headline Tom Harkin's steak fry fundraiser, Hillary Clinton made perhaps her most conspicuous move yet toward another presidential bid. But Iowa's longtime Democratic senator says he saw having both Clintons attend the event as...
  • Kashkari's gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directions

    Kashkari's gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directions
    On a recent sunny Sunday in South Los Angeles, worshipers gathered in a wood-beam Pentecostal church to sing and offer testimonials of faith. In the middle of the African American congregation, swaying during the hymns and dropping money into the...
  • Race for Iowa Senate seat is 'uncomfortably close'

    In a campaign so far defined by hogs and chickens, the race for the open Iowa Senate seat that most expected to fall to Democrats is now perhaps the closest in the country. And with the control of the Senate majority at stake in the upcoming election,...
  • Hillary Clinton back in Iowa with presidential speculation on the menu

    For the first time in years, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa today, headlining a huge Democratic cookout that has fired already fierce speculation on when—not whether—she will formally announce a bid for president. The 37th annual...
  • 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...
  • 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...