Exact change by Lynda Waddington

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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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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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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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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On the road to Philly: Jason Brown

Touring musician Jason Brown is nearing the end of a monthslong political journey, and he knows these last few lengths will be the most challenging an ...

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DeCosters’ jail sentences justified

If you believe a massive 2010 Salmonella outbreak linked to Iowa eggs was the result of a few rogue workers, you haven't been paying attention. Execut ...

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Campaign finance: How much would you pay?

Many Iowans lucky enough to make it through the highly competitive process of becoming a delegate to their political party's national convention are s ...

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Move Iowa forward with voting rights

Iowa Supreme Court justices had their say, and now Iowans must decide if the moral ramifications of stripping voting rights from perpetrators of #x201 ...

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SCOTUS told us what we already knew

Abortion restrictions imposed by the Texas Legislature in the name of women's health should have never made it to the U.S. Supreme Court. No matter wh ...

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Grassley’s gamble isn’t paying off

Iowa's senior U.S. Senator is holding firm on his promise to not vet any Supreme Court nominee offered by the White House, but the gambit isn't produc ...

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