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  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]

    Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]
     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...
  • O'Malley to visit Iowa next month

    O'Malley to visit Iowa next month
    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...
  • House moves to honor Monuments Men, Jack Nicklaus, Shimon Peres

    House moves to honor Monuments Men, Jack Nicklaus, Shimon Peres
    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...
  • Battle lines harden in Congress over immigration crisis

    Battle lines harden in Congress over immigration crisis
    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...
  • Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources

    Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources
    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...
  • Ready for Hillary? [Commentary]

    Ready for Hillary? [Commentary]
    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...
  • Iowa's Harkin says fundraising, lack of relationships hurt Senate

    Iowa's Harkin says fundraising, lack of relationships hurt Senate
    There were 500 of the truest-believing Iowa Democrats outside the ballroom doors waiting to get in, but Tom Harkin had one more story to tell, even as an aide tugged his sleeve and admonished, “Tom, you’ve got a lot of people here that want to...
  • Ready for Hillary?

    I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president. Initially that seemed where the reviews were...
  • Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo

    Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo
    — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called in backup Tuesday as he pressed colleagues to approve his bill on school employee background checks before Congress wraps up this session. The child advocates standing behind him want it. Law enforcement wants it. The...
  • Al Franken takes Senate job seriously (he's still funny in private)

    Al Franken takes Senate job seriously (he's still funny in private)
    It must be said at this point: Sen. Al Franken is just dull. How dull is he? He says the most memorable conversation he's had as a senator — "hilarious" even — was a wonkish discussion with former President Clinton about how to finance...
  • 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,"...