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It’s About the Ideal Candidate, Not the Party

Views from the Fellowship Bible Church Activity Building as caucus-goers cast their secret ballots.

by Esther Lwakabamba The Iowa Caucus has come to an end. Last night saw a record number of new and experienced caucus participants. Undeniably, caucus-goers this election cycle had a number of options with the pool of candidates on both sides. Some say they were looking for the ideal candidate, regardless of party lines. “Personally, […]

Spoils shared for Democrats

Clinton and Sanders supporters try to convince O'Malley supporters to come to their side.

by Sergio Carro Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton neck and neck after Iowa Caucuses 103 people turned out to caucus at Oskaloosa High School to vote, with results split almost entirely down the middle of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Three voters came to support Martin O’Malley but were soon disbanded once caucusing began, convinced […]

Iowa Caucus Enjoys Record Turnout

Volunteers count ballots on Monday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – People across Iowa met in small meeting rooms, county shops and school lunch rooms in order to make the nation’s first official vote in the race for the White House in 2016. Surrogates for each candidate took the opportunity to talk about their candidate of choice. Neighbors spoke about their choices in […]

Rozenboom Report (1/29/2016)

Iowa Senator Ken Rozenboom talked about water quality and road funding at Saturday's Eggs & Issues on Saturday.

The legislature made some progress this week on PK-12 education funding. On Tuesday, the House passed a bill that provides a 2% funding increase in Supplemental State Aid (SSA) and categorical funding for Fiscal Year 2017. On Wednesday, Senate Democrats rejected that legislation, demanding a 4% increase for PK-12. That means the matter now goes […]

Representative Vander Linden January 28th, 2016

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R)

Senate Democrats’ Budget Targets Bring Back Memories of Governor Culver, Raise Questions On Tuesday morning, Senate Democrats released their FY 2017 budget targets. This step kicks off the next phase in 2016 legislative session, as budget work now moves to center stage. But the Senate Democrats’ description of their budget targets was virtually devoid of […]

Statement from Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz for President Campaign

State of Iowa Seal

DES MOINES – “Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a “voting violation” based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is […]

Trump Debate Flap Throws Republican Party Into Deeper Chaos

Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Governor Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio, former Governor Jeb Bush and Governor John Kasich pose together onstage at the start of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

By James Oliphant DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – As seven Republican presidential contenders squared off here for the final debate before voters begin winnowing the field, Donald Trump presided over his own, separate rally a mile away in front of a packed house of cheering supporters. It would be hard to find a more ideal […]

U.S. To Withhold Some Clinton Emails With Top Secret Information

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

By Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department conceded for the first time on Friday that intelligence officials were correct to say that at least 22 emails sent through Hillary Clinton’s private server contain some of the government’s most sensitive secrets. The seven email chains from Clinton’s time as secretary […]

Trump Takes Risk By Skipping Debate, Challenging Murdoch

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd as he leaves a campaign rally at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

By Steve Holland and John Whitesides DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Donald Trump will draw a ruptured U.S. Republican Party into a prime time TV ratings battle on Thursday night, as the billionaire presidential hopeful shuns a Fox News-sponsored debate to star in his own event at the same time. His decision to boycott the […]

Results from the 2016 Iowa Youth Presidential Straw Poll

State of Iowa Seal

DES MOINES – More than 50,000 students participated in the statewide 2016 Iowa Youth Presidential Straw Poll on Tuesday. The Straw Poll was organized and the results were tabulated by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. This was the largest youth straw poll in Iowa history. Students voted in both Republican and Democratic Straw Polls. […]


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