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  • 'Split decision' between Romney and Santorum in Iowa caucus

    'Split decision' between Romney and Santorum in Iowa caucus
    While one Rick is out for the count - the other is coming back swinging. Turns out Rick Santorum may have won the Iowa caucus after all. After certifying the January third votes - Iowa party officials said Santorum finished with 34 more votes than...
  • C.R. Douglas previews Tuesday's Iowa caucuses

    C.R. Douglas previews Tuesday's Iowa caucuses
    On Tuesday, after months and months of presidential campaigning, the voting finally begins in Iowa.    Iowa is always the first to vote, but that doesn’t mean it’s always picks a winner. Four years ago, Barak Obama won the caucuses, but...
  • 'Iowa Nice' video is sardonic spin on stereotypes

    'Iowa Nice' video is sardonic spin on stereotypes
    On the eve of the Iowa caucus, the nation's first presidential nominating event, native Iowan Scott Siepker has released a video that proudly touts Iowa's assets and strengths in the sardonic — and sometimes snarky — YouTube video, "Iowa Nice....
  • Gingrich strives for 'great upset' in Iowa

    Gingrich strives for 'great upset' in Iowa
    After Newt Gingrich lowered expectations on the eve of the Iowa caucuses Monday, the GOP presidential candidate changed his tune and boasted of pulling off a "great upset." The former House speaker was campaigning on the seventh day of his Iowa bus...
  • Man Accused of Urinating on Chairs of 'Attractive' Co-Workers

    Man Accused of Urinating on Chairs of 'Attractive' Co-Workers
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- An IT worker for an insurance company has been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly urinating on the office chairs of female coworkers. Raymond Charles Foley, 59, was formally charged this morning. Foley had worked...
  • News of the Weird: Novice Piercers

    News of the Weird: Novice Piercers
    Like most states with active trade associations of barbers and beauticians, Iowa strictly regulates those professions, requiring 2,100 hours of training plus continuing education — but also like many other states, Iowa does not regulate body...
  • Bachmann Aims to Gain Support from Cain Backers

    Bachmann Aims to Gain Support from Cain Backers
    ATLANTA, Ga (KTLA) -- GOP Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is lobbying for the support of former Cain backers. After Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced Saturday that he is leaving the race for the Republican presidential...
  • Beyond human error on Romney, Bain

     Beyond human error on Romney, Bain
    Most candidates — Republican, Democrat or Independent — inevitably say things during their campaigns that are wrong, stupid or deceptive. President Barack Obama, I'm sure, wishes that he could take back his boast during his 2008 run that he...
  • Obama team can play rough

    Despite often lofty rhetoric that he plans to bring the nation a "new kind of politics," Sen. Barack Obama has surrounded himself with operatives skilled in the old-school art of the political backstab. When Obama was criticized this past week for...
  • Oprah, Obama take it on the road

    "Oprah and the Obamas." It sounds like a musical act, and there is indeed something of a rock-concert quality to Oprah Winfrey's three-state swing this weekend with Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. The Obama campaign...
  • Candidates ring in 2008 on the trail

    Faced with conflicting polls, single-digit temperatures and a merciless calendar, the top candidates for the two major-party presidential nominations entered the new year at a frenzied pace today, with several candidates parking campaign buses and...
  • Peg Mullen dies at 92; Iowa mother wrote book about son's friendly-fire death in Vietnam

    Peg Mullen dies at 92; Iowa mother wrote book about son's friendly-fire death in Vietnam
    Peg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son's death in Vietnam, has died. She was 92. Family members said she died Friday at a nursing home in La Porte City, Iowa. Mullen wrote...