Politics

  • Clinton, Sanders headline a special dinner

    - Oct 23, 2015
    Jefferson-Jackson Dinner provides unique opportunities for all candidates. By Aaron Walker aaron-walker-1@uiowa.edu A hum of anticipation has overtaken the state of Iowa in preparation for Saturday’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party. Frontrunner and...
  • Eating corn, checking out fairs

    - Oct 23, 2015
    By Quentin Misiag quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu For more than seven months, the national campaign apparatus to catapult Jeb Bush into the White House has dispatched the Republican candidate’s 31-year-old son as a sort of lifeline to capture millennial...
  • Biden decision catches Iowans by surprise

    - Oct 22, 2015
    Loyal backers of Vice President Joe Biden found themselves both left in a state of mourning and flux Wednesday after the Delaware lawmaker’s decision to not seek the 2016 Democratic nomination. Many say they are unsure...
  • Four must-hit GOP events before the 2016 Iowa Caucus

    - Oct 21, 2015
    From a new fall festival complete with trick-or-treating to a Christian-conservative conference, there are the four must-attend events if Republicans want to win over Iowa caucus-goers, insiders tell The Daily Iowan. By Quentin Misiag  |  quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu When the Republican Party of...
  • Sanders draws local supporters

    - Oct 19, 2015
    At an Iowa house party for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the idea of a ‘political revolution’ was evident. By Rebecca Morin and Aleksandra Vujicic  |  daily-iowan@uiowa.edu Nestled in the the trees of residential Iowa City, chants...
  • Suspicion of Clinton runs locally

    - Oct 19, 2015
    Bernie Sanders supporters say Hillary Clinton is not a true progressive as attendees draw the contrast at local Democratic event. By Brent Griffiths  |  brent-griffiths@uiowa.edu Eight years ago, Democratic presidential candidates at the Johnson County Democratic...
  • GOP ventures into IC

    - Oct 16, 2015
    The Other Johnson County: a Republican week in the people’s republic. By Brent Griffiths brent-griffiths@uiowa.edu It was the one county Gov. Terry Branstad’s machine could not touch in a re-election rout in 2014. Locals affectionately call...
  • Cruz blasts away

    - Oct 15, 2015
    Cruz draws applause in Oskaloosa with Christian rhetoric and anti-Washington promises. By Aaron Walker aaron-walker-1@uiowa.edu OSKALOOSA, Iowa — The Rivola Theater’s canopy and its bright, neon lights used to welcome Oskaloosa’s movie-goers, but on Wednesday, Sen....
  • Searching for outsiders

    - Oct 14, 2015
    Young voters seem to be seesawing between two opposites, Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. By Aaron Walker aaron-walker-1@uiowa.edu Bend the political spectrum so the ends overlap. Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul are competing...
  • Clinton ‘presidential’ in debate

    - Oct 14, 2015
    By Rebecca Morin  |  rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu Hillary Clinton isn’t going anywhere. At the first Democratic debate of the election cycle, several experts that spoke to The Daily Iowan said Clinton has solidified her role as frontrunner, some...

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