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Beto O’Rourke storms Iowa

Entering Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state, far later than most of his competitors, Beto O’Rourke is attempting to position himself as a unifying figure in the Democratic primary | Raul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections The [...]

Iowa poll: It’s Biden vs. Bernie

The survey showed 27 percent supported former Vice President Joe Biden and 25 percent supported Sen. Bernie Sanders — a percentage within the margin of error. | Win McNamee/Getty Images 2020 elections The Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom [...]

Iowa panel OKs bill ending need for permit to buy, carry gun

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A bill that would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit to buy or carry a gun in Iowa has been moved out of a Senate subcommittee. The two Republicans agreed Monday to pass it up to the Senate Judiciary [...]

Booker taking 2020 campaign, call for social justice to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is taking his call for social justice to Iowa, where he plans to visit with black leaders this weekend on his first trip to the early 2020 caucus state as a Democratic presidential candidate. Booker [...]

‘The floors are going to buckle’: Iowa prepares for the mother of all caucuses

Caucus attendees sign in at a Democratic Party Caucus in Keokuk, Iowa, on February 1, 2016. Next year’s Feb. 3 presidential caucuses are expected to yield a historic turnout. | Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images 2020 Elections Expecting [...]

Photos: Elizabeth Warren bounds into Iowa

Photo Gallery Sen. Elizabeth Warren embarked this weekend on a four-city tour of Iowa — her first trip there since launching her 2020 exploratory committee last week. Barnstorming across Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Storm Lake and Des Moines, [...]

Warren regains footing in Iowa blitz

While Iowa is expected to soon be overrun with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s would-be competitors, this weekend the Massachusetts Democrat had the place to herself. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO 2020 Elections The Massachusetts senator was [...]

Eastern Iowa siblings get probation for sham marriage scheme

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – An eastern Iowa man has been turned over to immigration authorities and his sister sentenced to probation after they set up a sham marriage to keep the man in the United States. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports [...]

Pete Buttigieg, Jeff Merkley and Eric Swallwell to headline Progress Iowa Holiday Soiree

A liberal group in Iowa announced Thursday that a few of the lesser-known potential 2020 presidential contenders will be headlining their holiday bash next month. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Rep. [...]

Kamala Harris makes a big first impression in Iowa

“We need to have a better vision for this country,” Sen. Kamala Harris told about 200 activists inside a community college auditorium in suburban Des Moines. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo Elections The California senator previews [...]