Politics

  • GOP front-runners hold tight

    - Dec 16, 2015
    The last Republican presidential debate of 2015 solidified the top candidate spots, analysts and voters say. By Rebecca Morin  | rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu The back and forth between Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz at Tuesday evening’s Republican
  • Clinton returns to Iowa City

    - Dec 17, 2015
    By Rebecca Morin rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu While in Iowa’s most liberal county, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made it known she was not going to criticize her fellow Democratic candidates. Instead, she went after the Republican Party. “I
  • Caucuses wrestle with registration

    - Dec 16, 2015
    Party-registration requirements may discourage some Iowans from participating in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. By Aaron Walker aaron-walker-1@uiowa.edu On Feb. 1, some Iowans will not caucus for their favorite candidates because of a rule: They must register to
  • Trump returns to Iowa

    - Dec 16, 2015
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will be making a stop in eastern Iowa. Trump, who has been leading in polls nationally, will be in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 19.  The visit comes four days after the
  • Cruz the center of focus

    - Dec 15, 2015
    With the last Republican presidential debate before the start of the new year, rising Republican hopeful Ted Cruz has the most at risk at tonight’s debate. By Rebecca Morin rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu Ted Cruz could have the most
  • The evolution of Sanders

    - Dec 14, 2015
    Sen. Bernie Sanders looks to broaden his coalition during a weekend swing through Iowa. By Brent Griffiths brent-griffiths@uiowa.edu Perhaps no moment better summed up Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign than what transpired in Phoenix over the summer.
  • Rubio, Cruz exchange hits on security

    - Dec 11, 2015
    Cruz, Rubio battle over foreign-policy expertise in Iowa. By Quentin Misiag quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu Sen. Marco Rubio — locked in an intense foreign-policy duel with Sen. Ted Cruz — escalated his calls against ISIS on Thursday, suggesting to
  • Cruz picks up endorsement

    - Dec 11, 2015
    By Rebecca Morin rebecca-morin@uiowa.edu The leader of one of Iowa’s most conservative organizations — the Family Leader — has endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Bob Vander Plaats backed Cruz on Tuesday at a press conference in
  • U.S. fractures on firearms

    - Dec 9, 2015
    Recent terror attacks have put the focus on deeply divided stances on gun rights By Aleksandra Vujicic aleksandra-vujicic@uiowa.edu Following what has now been defined as a terror attack that took the lives of 14 people in
  • O’Malley backs pot initiative

    - Dec 9, 2015
    By Quentin Misiag quentin-misiag@uiowa.edu Jordan Burmeister is an unabashed supporter of Bernie Sanders’s insurgent presidential bid, unafraid to challenge the political speech lines of the Vermont senator’s primary opponent, Hillary Clinton. But on Tuesday, the 23-year-old University of

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