National elections

Fiery Trump offers nationalist vision to end ‘this American carnage’

WASHINGTON - In his first, fiery words as the nation's 45th president, Donald Trump put forth a nationalist vision of America, breaking with tradition ...

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China state media issues warning as Trump criticizes

Chinese state media issued its clearest warning yet about its bottom line on Taiwan as President-elect Donald Trump vowed China would have to #x201c;p ...

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After stumping for GOP, Ernst excited about future

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines BureauDES MOINES - Joni Ernst's name was not on the November ballot, so she did what she could to help her fell ...

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Gun control measures expected to win in four U.S. states

NEW YORK - Gun control-related ballot measures in four states are expected to pass on Tuesday, opinion polls showed, after gun safety advocates poured ...

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Cedar County ‘petri dish’ of electoral politics

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar County is a little bit country and a little bit, well, metropolitan, Dawn Smith said.#x201c;You add that together and we're, I gu ...

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New Iowa poll: Clinton, Trump close; Grassley leading

For the second time in two days, a poll of Iowa voters says the state is a tossup with less than five months to go before Election Day.A Wall Street J ...

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Trump-Clinton tossup in Iowa, new poll says

DES MOINES - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running neck-and-neck in the presidential election race in Iowa, according to a new Monmouth Univers ...

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Why does voting lag among the young?

BRADENTON, Fla. - Morgan Bettes started her downtown music-promotion company 11 months ago armed with business savvy and a lot of hope. She's not rely ...

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Judge still leading pack in fundraising for U.S. Senate campaign

DES MOINES - Patty Judge continues to enjoy a fundraising advantage in the competition to determine which Democrat will run for the U.S. Senate in Iow ...

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Vernon continues fundraising lead in Iowa’s 1st District primary race

CEDAR RAPIDS - There's been no polling to show who is leading in the Democratic primary race in Iowa's U.S. House 1st district, but Monica Vernon is r ...

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Americans for Democratic Action endorses Murphy in Iowa 1st District primary

CEDAR RAPIDS - American for Democratic Action, the self-described #x201c;forthright liberal voice of this nation,#x201d; has endorsed Pat Murphy in th ...

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Iowa U.S. Senate candidates address African-Americans’ concerns

WATERLOO - How to address the root causes that led to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement was not only the first question posed to U.S. Senate ...

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Judge ad reignites fight over Iowa flood recovery office

CEDAR RAPIDS - In her first ad of the Democratic U.S. Senate primary campaign, former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge cites #x201c;courage and cooperation#x ...

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Democratic U.S. Senate hopefuls discuss drones, foreign policy

DES MOINES - The four Democrats competing for an opportunity to run against Sen. Chuck Grassley for a U.S. Senate seat took issue Sunday with the Repu ...

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