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One New Council Member Elected

City councilor elect Steve Burnett during the Oskaloosa News forum at the end of September.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The dust has settled from the 2015 city elections, and one incumbent council member retains his position, while another was unseated. For the Mayor of Oskaloosa position, incumbent Dave Krutzfeldt ran unopposed, as did 2nd Ward Councilmember Tom Jimenez. In the At-Large race, incumbent Joe Caligiuri defeated challenger Jimmy Carter. After the […]

GOP Candidates Work To Separate Themselves

Former Senator Rick Santorum spoke at the Iowa GOP Growth and Opportunity forum on Saturday.

Des Moines- 10 Republican candidates for President spoke to a packed house for the 1st annual Iowa GOP’s Growth and Opportunity Party Saturday. Candidates each had roughly 15 minutes to make their case to the nearly 2,000 persons in attendance. Rand Paul- Senator Paul began his talk by speaking about about excessive spending. “We have […]

Oskaloosa City Election Poll

Osky News

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A final unscientific poll to gauge public opinion in the upcoming November 3rd municipal election. Two seats are contested for the Oskaloosa City Council. 4th Ward has incumbent Jason Van Zetten being challenged by Steve Burnett. The other race is the at-large seat, which has incumbent Joe Caligiuri and former city council […]

Biden Won’t Run In 2016, Boosting Clinton’s White House Hopes

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance with his wife Jill (R) in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

By Jeff Mason and John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not run for president in 2016, ending months of indecision and removing one of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s biggest potential obstacles to the party’s nomination. Biden, 72, appeared in the White House Rose Garden with his […]

Don Trump’s Top Campaign Expense: Hats And T-Shirts

Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attend a campaign event in Waterloo, Iowa, United States, October 7, 2015.    REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTS3GSM

By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican frontrunner Donald Trump spent more on hats, bumper stickers, yard signs and t-shirts than he did on any other category in the third quarter, according to his latest campaign finance report filed on Thursday. The Trump campaign shelled out $825,000 on the logo-emblazoned gear that he sells […]

Presidential Candidate Poll – October

The White House

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 […]


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