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Despite Clinton accomplishment, women haven’t made it yet

PHILADELPHIA - Maybe it can all be chalked up to a lack of foresight by Democratic National Convention organizers. On Wednesday, the morning after Hil ...

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Book offers sketches of 1940s Marion

As a consumer of news, you may be in need of a break. Clearly, I needed one, so I grabbed Dan Kellams' new book and took the afternoon off from 2016. ...

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DNC constituency caucuses are pockets of unity

PHILADELPHIA - A text message I received from Iowa this morning is similar to dozens of others: #x201c;Is it really as bad as it looks on TV?#x201d; T ...

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In Philly ‘the Bern’ rubs raw

PHILADELPHIA - Democracy can't help but be noisy and messy. Monday night it took a nose-dive into ugly. There has been no escape from supporters of Be ...

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Iowa DNC delegation focused, looking ahead

PHILADELPHIA - There's a good chance you've already heard about the dust-up surrounding the 2016 Democratic National Convention.Members of the Iowa De ...

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#Road2Philly: Yes, I’ll be celebrating

Being an observer to Hillary Clinton's expected presidential nomination means a lot to me. Here's why. At one of our recent Pints & Politics events, I ...

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Best and worst of #GOPinCLE

CLEVELAND -- So I've struggled to find a truly original way to open this column summing up my time at the Republican National Convention, but I think ...

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On the road to Philly: Michelle Magyar

Davenport business woman Michelle Magyar grew up in a row house on Philadelphia's south side. Most days that piece of personal history isn't a big fac ...

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On the road to Philly: Gillian Popenuck

Gillian Frances Popenuck didn't know she was being prophetic when she told Bernie Sanders, #x201c;See you in Philly.#x201d; The two met after a rally ...

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Trump now faces a tough map

CLEVELAND - Donald Trump ripped up the rules, defied the punditry and grabbed the Republican nomination. Now, he and his supporters leave Cleveland to ...

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Iowa GOP in Cleveland dreams of a Senate grab

CLEVELAND - Talk to Iowa's Republican convention delegation about their presidential nominee, and you might get a smattering of applause. But mention ...

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Ernst goes big at her first RNC

CLEVELAND - It all began this week for Iowa's delegation to the Republican National Convention at a joint called The Bourbon Street Barrel Room. Makes ...

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On the road to Cleveland, where ‘conscience’ is key

Jason Schultz said he's driving to Cleveland, but not on the back of the #x201c;old tractor#x201d; where I reached the state senator a few days ago at ...

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On the road to Philly: Pasquale Luz

Family photos tell the story of just how many of Pasquale Luz's 24 years have been spent in politics as well as how important it has been for his fami ...

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The circus comes to Cleveland

Perhaps Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter said it best: #x201c;Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been.#x201d; Members of the Re ...

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