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Presidential Candidate Poll – October

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Into the last 4 months of the Iowa Caucus and voters are still picking their choice for the Iowa Caucuses. Will you be taking part in the process or skipping it altogether? For Republicans, a large field of candidates has made the field wide open with the exception of a couple of front-runners. For Democrats, […]

Trump Down But Still No. 1 In Republican Race, Fiorina At No. 2: CNN/ORC Poll

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, September 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Billionaire Donald Trump remains in first place in the race to win the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, but his support has fallen to 24 percent from 32 percent previously, a CNN/ORC poll released on Sunday shows. Former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina, considered to have performed well in a CNN-sponsored debate […]

Democratic Donors Urge Biden To Challenge Clinton In U.S. 2016 Race

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim, California September 16, 2015.   REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

By Luciana Lopez and James Oliphant NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of prominent Democratic Party fundraisers on Friday began circulating a letter to encourage a hesitant Vice President Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race for U.S. president. The letter, signed by nearly 50 people, calls the Obama-Biden administration a “spectacular success.” It cites […]

Obama Goes To Iowa In Early Test Of His 2016 Campaign Trail Clout

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a town hall to discuss college access and affordability in Des Moines, Iowa September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama heads to Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, a trip his administration says is about education and not about the 2016 presidential campaign that has candidates from both parties crisscrossing the state. But the visit will serve as an early test of how much clout the president, […]

Joe Biden Give Glimpse of Biden Candidacy

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks prior to the kickoff of the Allegheny County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh, PA September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

By Steve Holland PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden on Monday gave a glimpse of what a Biden race for the Democratic presidential nomination would look like should he decide to make a late entry into the race after a highly public period of soul-searching. In a speech and walkabout at a rally in […]

Polls Open On Tuesday For School Board Elections

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Polls will be open: North Mahaska School District Noon to 8:00 P.M. Oskaloosa School District Noon to 8:00 P.M. On Tuesday, September 8, 2015 for the School Election. Polling Locations: North Mahaska School District – New Sharon City Park Building 102 West High Street, New Sharon Oskaloosa School District – Two Vote Centers are available […]

U.S. Presidential Hopeful Sanders Gains Ground On Clinton In Iowa Poll

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd after addressing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Craig Lassig

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders narrowed the gap with leading Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a recent opinion poll in the political bellwether state of Iowa as support for the front-runner fell below 50 percent for the first time this year. Clinton, former secretary of state and first lady, […]

Biden Backers Eye Gay Support, Money For Presidential Bid

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Backers of Vice President Joe Biden are reaching out to donors and activists in the gay and lesbian community to line up financial and political support if Biden, who endorsed same-sex marriage before Hillary Clinton, decides to run for president. Draft Biden, the outside Super PAC that is laying […]

Batman Question Comes From A Superhero Loving 9 Year-Old

Sean, (6), Brendan (5), and Liam (9) Bowman stand in front of Donald Trumps helicopter on Saturday. (photo by Sarah Bowman)

What 9 year-old doesn’t wonder who Batman is? Des Moines, Iowa – It was the ride of a lifetime for three central Iowa boys; Sean, (6), Brendan (5), Henry (3) and William, otherwise known as Liam, Bowman. Liam, who is 9, knows that he’s an internet sensation, and that his question to Trump has gone […]

Trump Shows Voters A Softer Side With Batman Comment

Donald Trump stopped in Des Moines this past week in support of his presidential campaign. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

Des Moines, Iowa – The logistics of landing a helicopter at the Iowa State Fair can be a hassle. Republican presidential candidate and real-estate mogul Donald Trump, found a way to make it happen at a near-by parking lot. For several happy youngsters, a ride on Donald Trump’s private, 7-million dollar Sikorsky certainly made their […]

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