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DES MOINES, Iowa | Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits

DES MOINES, Iowa— John Delaney wasn’t slowed by a crush of national political press that sometimes swarms presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair. Quite the opposite. “Who is that?” retired child psychologist Bernard Wiesemann of Des Moines said Friday as the three-term Maryland congressman — and declared candidate for the 2020 presidential nomination — … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits

DES MOINES, Iowa | Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa  — John Delaney wasn’t slowed Friday by a crush of national political press that sometimes swarms presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair. Quite the opposite. “Who is that?” retired child psychologist Bernard Wiesemann of Des Moines said as the three-term Maryland congressman — and declared candidate for the 2020 presidential nomination … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dabbles in Iowa, says it’s no stunt

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president on behalf of porn actress Stormy Daniels, has a message for Iowa Democrats: His foray into presidential politics is no stunt. “I am seriously considering it, and I think a lot of it is going to hinge on what direction I think … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dabbles in Iowa, says it’s no stunt

DES MOINES, Iowa | Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

DES MOINES, Iowa  — The Iowa State Fair opens this week, complete with its signature deep-fried Oreos and prize hog judging. Country star Reba McEntire will be on the grandstand, but another type of celebrity will be missing: marquee names eyeing the White House. The fair’s time-honored mix of late-summer family fun and high-wattage political … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa woman promoted to nation’s lone all-male Supreme Court

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday promoted a female district judge to the Supreme Court in Iowa, the only state where all of its current justices are men. Susan Christensen will be the first woman on Iowa’s high court in roughly eight years. The appointment doesn’t require confirmation by lawmakers for … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa woman promoted to nation’s lone all-male Supreme Court

Iowa Political News: Application deadline approaches for Las Vegas shooting victims

Survivors are encouraged to register for assistance before October 1, 2018 DES MOINES, IA — Victims affected by the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas have nine weeks to seek reimbursement of expenses resulting from the event. As of June 2018, the Nevada Victims of Crime Program had received 4,547 applications.  About 79 percent of … Continue reading Iowa Political News: Application deadline approaches for Las Vegas shooting victims

DES MOINES, Iowa | Farmers prefer Trump do trade deals than hand them cash

DES MOINES, Iowa — Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump‘s tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion three-part plan that would borrow money from the … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Farmers prefer Trump do trade deals than hand them cash

DES MOINES, Iowa  | Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

DES MOINES, Iowa  — A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. Residents — and even weather forecasters — were taken by surprise Thursday as the tornadoes hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant. Ten people were injured in … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa  | Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries