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Politics Jul 22In Arizona, liberals debate forgiving candidate’s moderation
Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a former Green Party activist, is attempting to become the first member of her party to represent Arizona in the Senate in 30 years.
Politics Jul 20Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas
Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — are descending on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their liberal message to an unlikely area before next month's congressional primaries.
Politics May 30More women than ever are running for Senate, but hurdles remain
Women running for office are due to hit another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate, but actually winning those seats and changing the face of the chamber are a different matter.
Politics Apr 07Democrats even in GOP country shift toward gun restrictions
A poll last month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 69 percent of those surveyed, including 90 percent of Democrats, think gun laws in the U.S. should be tightened.
Economy Apr 01In Iowa’s GOP agriculture epicenter, tariffs spark Trump skepticism
In a dominantly Republican region in northwest Iowa, there’s a sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs could threaten residents’ livelihood.
Politics Nov 23Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment. But Nicholson has Bannon's…
Politics Sep 30Democrats in Iowa looking for ways to win back Trump voters
Iowa Democrats are looking for the prescription that will help them emerge from their withered condition, after dominating just a decade ago.
Politics Sep 23Some Trump supporters grumble in battleground Michigan
Republicans in Michigan, where Donald Trump triumphantly stamped the election last year, are giving the president mixed reviews nine months into his term.
Politics Aug 25RNC votes to condemn white supremacists
While the vote was unanimous, some members had grumbled the resolution was unnecessary and reflected unnecessary defensiveness.
Politics May 28Once an unlikely candidate, Iowa’s governor embraces new job
Republican Kim Reynolds insists she never saw herself running for office, much less serving as governor.