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DES MOINES — As voters wait for Hillary Clinton to announce her plans for the 2016 presidential race, her lead over potential Republican rivals is slipping away in Iowa and two other key swing states.
In head-to-head matchups, every R Read More »
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul is ready to test how much change voters want, both for their government and for the GOP.
The tea party favorite and frequent antagonist of leaders of his Republican Party will begin his White House Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Legislature remains deadlocked on education funding for the upcoming school year.
Democrats, who control the Senate, initially proposed a 4% increase in funding for Pre-K through 12th grade. Republicans, who co Read More »
DES MOINES (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley has left Iowa to join a law firm in Denver.
Leventhal & Puga announced Thursday that Braley has moved to Colorado to work for the firm. Braley, who served four terms as a Democrat in Con Read More »
DES MOINES — Heading toward a deadline for keeping legislation alive, lawmakers appear to be reaching consensus on curbing bad and dangerous behaviors by students and drivers.
Legislators also are seeking common ground on expanding gu Read More »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending political staff to Iowa for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.
Two of Jindal’s top aides, deputy chief of staff Taylor Teepell and legislative affairs director Read More »
NEAR DURANGO — You could barely move inside the event hall at Park Farm Winery Wednesday evening. People were standing inches apart to get a glimpse of GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
In his first day giving stump speec Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the confidence people can have in likely Democratic contender Hillary Read More »
CORALVILLE — Lindsey Graham is a good first date. The South Carolina senator displayed a good sense of humor and the good sense to provide food and beverages during an event Saturday in Coralville.
He started with compliments, saying Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Monica Vernon will become the first 2016 U.S. House candidate endorsed by Emily’s List, the largest resource for pro-choice, Democratic women in politics.
Vernon, a Cedar Rapids City Council member and former bus Read More »