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DES MOINES, Iowa | Former AG Eric Holder to decide on 2020 bid in a few weeks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder said Tuesday he is in the final stages of deciding whether to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president and plans to decide in about a month. “I’m going to sit down with my family very soon and decide whether this is something we’re going … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Former AG Eric Holder to decide on 2020 bid in a few weeks

DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa Democrats propose ‘virtual’ caucuses in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party on Monday proposed the biggest changes to the state’s famed caucuses in nearly 50 years by recommending Iowans be able to participate virtually. If approved, the measure would allow people to caucus using telephones or smart devices during the days leading up to the Feb. 3 … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa Democrats propose ‘virtual’ caucuses in 2020

Iowa News: Burlington Man, Carlos Jermane Walls Sentenced to 240 Months Imprisonment for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On December 20, 2018, Carlos Jermane Walls, age 37, of Burlington, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 240 months in prison for Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute and 120 months in prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, announced United States … Continue reading Iowa News: Burlington Man, Carlos Jermane Walls Sentenced to 240 Months Imprisonment for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm

DES MOINES, Iowa | Billionaires with eye on White House to visit key states

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two deep-pocketed Democrats are set to travel to early presidential primary states, stoking further speculation about whether they will soon launch bids for the White House. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor, is set to visit three towns in Iowa on Tuesday, while billionaire investor and activist Tom Steyer … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Billionaires with eye on White House to visit key states

Iowa News: Local Man, Ryan Nicholas Haynes Convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

DES MOINES, Iowa – On November 6, 2018, following a two-day trial, a jury found Ryan Nicholas Haynes, age 28, of West Des Moines, Iowa, guilty of one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Stephanie Rose will be set at a later date. Haynes was charged … Continue reading Iowa News: Local Man, Ryan Nicholas Haynes Convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

IOWA CITY, Iowa | Acting AG faced criticism for case against gay Iowa Democrat

IOWA CITY, Iowa — In 2007, Matt McCoy was a rising star in the Democratic Party, Iowa’s first openly gay senator and a leading champion for the party’s causes. But then, his allies say, McCoy’s promising career was stalled by a politically motivated federal prosecution brought by a Republican U.S. attorney, Matthew G. Whitaker, who … Continue reading IOWA CITY, Iowa | Acting AG faced criticism for case against gay Iowa Democrat

DES MOINES, Iowa | The Latest: In Iowa, Biden says leaders need to set the tone

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden has made a campaign stop in Iowa, where he bemoaned the tone of Trump-era politics and gave a preview of how he might take on the Republican president should he seek the 2020 … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | The Latest: In Iowa, Biden says leaders need to set the tone