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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.
Politics Jan 27In Iowa, Trump voters cheer changes, dismiss petty fights, shake heads at focus on crowd size
In struggling Wapello County, a swath of southeast Iowa Donald Trump was the first Republican to carry in 44 years, his earliest and most devout supporters cheer the new president's quick action on health care, trade, energy and immigration, including…
Politics Oct 09Republicans urge Pence to replace Trump in presidential race
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence faces a critical test after Donald Trump's comments about women.
Politics Oct 02Clinton could put away Trump by carrying North Carolina
Republican Donald Trump can do little to stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from winning the presidency if she carries North Carolina.