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  • First Clinton, now Biden offer Iowa their versions of 2016 populism

    She went out to grill some beef, and now he's going out to help some nuns. The two former senators who overshadow all other Democrats with ripe presidential ambition, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, are ending up in Iowa less than 72 hours apart this...
  • Hillary: The now and future Democrat

    Hillary: The now and future Democrat
    I have seen the future of the Democratic Party and its name is Hillary Clinton. I believe that's a true statement even if it lacks the electricity associated with a rock star. Clinton was in Des Moines, Iowa, for Sen. Tom Harkin's 37th and apparently...
  • Hillary's "steak" is not well done

    Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: "...she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think." Liberals have...
  • Clinton's bubble separates her from voters

    INDIANOLA, Iowa Hillary Clinton is trapped in a bubble. She's been guarded by the Secret Service since 1993. She hasn't driven a car since 1996. When she shakes hands with voters as she did Sunday in Iowa she's often separated from them by metal...
  • Hillary Clinton, with Bill in tow, returns to Iowa: 'I'm back!'

    Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Sunday to Iowa for the first time since her devastating loss in the state’s 2008 presidential caucuses and dropped a few hints but nothing definite about her intentions regarding another run in 2016. “I’m...
  • From imperial to accessible, Hillary Clinton works the rope line

    From imperial to accessible, Hillary Clinton works the rope line
    When Hillary Rodham Clinton finished third in Iowa during the 2008 presidential race, voters' post-game analysis couldn’t have been clearer. She didn’t spend enough time in the Hawkeye State. She didn’t bond with Iowans. She was the...
  • With Hillary Clinton in Iowa, potential challengers seek spotlight

    Talk about sucking all the air out of the room. Political junkies homed in on Hillary Rodham Clinton's every move at Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry Sunday, hoping she might foreshadow her presidential intentions. Meanwhile, possible rivals...
  • Hillary Clinton back in Iowa with presidential speculation on the menu

    For the first time in years, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa today, headlining a huge Democratic cookout that has fired already fierce speculation on when—not whether—she will formally announce a bid for president. The 37th annual...
  • Race for Iowa Senate seat is 'uncomfortably close'

    In a campaign so far defined by hogs and chickens, the race for the open Iowa Senate seat that most expected to fall to Democrats is now perhaps the closest in the country. And with the control of the Senate majority at stake in the upcoming election,...
  • Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin

    Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin
    The Sunday morning guest list: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...
  • Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo

    Toomey child-predator bill stuck in limbo
    — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey called in backup Tuesday as he pressed colleagues to approve his bill on school employee background checks before Congress wraps up this session. The child advocates standing behind him want it. Law enforcement wants it. The...
  • Republicans appear in position to take Senate control

    WASHINGTON Voters hate Washington, and they'll get their chance to shake things up in November's midterm elections. The big question is whether the Republicans can win control of the Senate while holding the House of Representatives, which would give...