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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 […]

WING-DING-DING, We Have Ourselves a Winner

Hillary Clinton at the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame Dinner in July, 2015. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

by Bob Leonard An expected 1500 people turned out this evening for the 2015 Iowa Wing Ding Democratic fundraiser. The record breaking crowd showed up anxious, excited, and divided about the 2016 Caucus. Approaching the venue from afar, you could begin to hear the faint chants of pumped-up volunteers battling to voice their candidate louder […]

Jeb Bush Rejects Democrats’ Criticism Over His Iraq Stance

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at a campaign stop in Ankeny, Iowa, United States, August 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of not ensuring Iraq remained stable after his brother left a “fragile but secure” environment, returning to the topic of Iraq for the second time this week. At a national security forum in Davenport, Iowa, Bush rejected Democratic […]

Loan Refinancing, Grants Key To Clinton’s College Affordability Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a Service Employees International Union roundtable on Home Care at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, California August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

By Amanda Becker EXETER, N.H. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan on Monday to make college more affordable, vowing to increase access to tuition grants, allow graduates to refinance loans at lower interest rates and streamline income-based repayment plans. “No family and no student should have to borrow to pay tuition […]

BaconTown 2015 Presidential Ballot Surprises

The KIIC Bacon Bit Ballot at Saturday's BaconTown. Republican front runner Donald Trump had the field covered..

Sanders edges Clinton. Carson and Fiorina with strong support The KIIC Bacon Bits Ballot at the 2015 BaconTown event Saturday in Ottumwa showed hope for a few lesser known candidates. BaconTown is a bacon and brewfest featuring more than 30 vendors and 53 bacon items – all using Cargill Pork supplied bacon. In the Bacon […]

Fundraising Allies Of Rand Paul Charged Over 2012 Payments To State Senator

Senator Rand Paul (R) at a 2015 campaign stop in Iowa. (photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two allies of U.S. Republican presidential contender Rand Paul were charged on Wednesday along with another man with concealing payments made to a local politician to secure an endorsement for Paul’s father during the 2012 presidential election campaign. The three men concealed payments to an Iowa state senator to get him to […]

First Democratic Presidential Debate October 13, Nevada

Hillary Clinton answers a reporter's question in front of a sign reading "Pant Suit Power" following a town hall campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire July 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidates will hold the first of six primary debates on October 13 in Nevada, the party said on Thursday, setting out a debate calendar that rivals of frontrunner Hillary Clinton say is insufficient. Announcing the calendar on the day of the first Republican primary debate, the Democratic National Committee set […]

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