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HIllary Clinton Sets Renewable Energy Goals To Spur More Wind, Solar Power

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at an organizing event at the Reiman Ballroom at the Iowa State University Alumni Center in Ames, Iowa July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank

By Alana Wise AMES, Iowa (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within a decade after she takes office. Clinton, the front-runner for her party’s […]

New LED Lighting System Will Illuminate Statue of Liberty July 7

Statue of Liberty with Musco LED Lighting (photo courtesy of Musco)

New York, NY – The National Park Service announces that the Statue of Liberty will shine as never before beginning the evening of July 7. A new lighting system will be activated at sunset, approximately 8:45 p.m., thanks to a generous donation of equipment by Musco Lighting of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Musco Lighting has had a […]

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 […]

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