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NBC Fires Trump, Drops Pageants Over Candidates Insults To Mexicans

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a tour of the museum and birthplace of actor John Wayne while campaigning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Winterset, Iowa June 27, 2015.    REUTERS/Brian Frank

(Reuters) – NBC cut ties with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and the “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe” pageants on Monday after the real estate developer and TV personality made comments insulting Mexicans earlier this month. The pageants, part of a 50/50 joint venture with NBCUniversal for the English-language broadcasts that together have in the […]

Newly Disclosed Hillary Clinton Emails May Undercut Her Earlier Claims

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) convention in Las Vegas, Nevada June 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – A batch of 15 newly disclosed Hillary Clinton emails appears to contradict her assertion last month that memos about Libya she received from an old friend while she was U.S. secretary of state were “unsolicited.” Clinton did not hand over the emails to the State Department last year […]

Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide

Supporters of gay marriage wave the rainbow flag after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry at the Supreme Court in Washington June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement. The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban […]

Clinton Pitches To Working Americans At Presidential Campaign Rally

Hillary Clinton delivers her "official launch speech" at a campaign kick off rally in Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City, June 13, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary Americans, staking out a place on the left to cut off any budding challenge for the Democratic nomination. In the first major rally of her campaign for the November 2016 presidential election, Clinton […]

Iowa Republicans Kill High-Profile Presidential Straw Poll

Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn at the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll

By Kay Henderson DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – The Iowa Republican Party on Friday killed the state’s high-profile presidential straw poll, putting an end to a decades-old political tradition that had outlived its usefulness. The circus-like summer event, planned for August 8, had traditionally served as a test of organizing strength that helped winnow the […]

U.S. Egg Prices To Hit Record High Due To Bird Flu

Safeway brand Lucerne eggs are seen at the store in Wheaton, Maryland February 13, 2015.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – The average price of a dozen eggs in the United States will climb to a record high this year due to the nation’s worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry, U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Wednesday showed. The USDA, in a monthly supply and demand report, increased […]

Fiorina Grabs Attention In Iowa

Waukee, Iowa- Hundreds of GOP activists recently descended on Waukee for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Freedom Summit. On hand that evening were a total of nine declared and possible presidential candidates. Of all the candidates who spoke, one in particular appeared to steal the show: former Hewlitt Packard executive Carly Fiorina. Fiorina is […]

First Ever Iowa Ag Summit Presents A Different View On The Presidential Hopefuls

Protestor Joe Mangino was escorted from the premises after protesting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Saturday at the Ag Summit.

Des Moines, Iowa – It was slated to be a bi-partisan presidential candidate event, to be held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. It turned out to be a GOP event, mostly, with one exception in former Lt. Governor Patty Judge. Bruce Rastetter has made his fortune in the agribusiness, and some are calling him the […]

NFPA receives grant from State Farm for second annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2015

Funds to support wildfire risk reduction projects for communities February 3, 2015 – Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S. and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with grasslands, forests and wildlands, and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are threatened by fire. […]

Congressman Dave Loebsack Sworn In For 5th Term

Loebsack sworn in 2015

Washington D.C. – In a press release on the day Congressman Dave Loebsack was sworn in for his 5th term in office, he pledged “to continue the fight to grow the economy, expand the middle class and make education available to everyone.” Congressman Loebsack began serving in congress in 2007, and serves as Iowa’s Second […]

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