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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.
  • Pat Toomey holds up child care bill to force action on background-check measure

    Pat Toomey holds up child care bill to force action on background-check measure
    – His colleagues haven't responded to his urgent requests, and now U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey has taken a legislative hostage. The Pennsylvania Republican is using a procedural maneuver to hold up a child care bill, arguing that if his legislation...

    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...

    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...