Iowa

Obamacare Sends Iowa Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocketing

Thousands of Iowans are now facing double-digit health insurance premium hikes due to Obamacare.  On Wednesday, the Des Moines Register reported that the state’s insurance commissioner has approved Des Moines-based Wellmark to hike its rates…

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Trio of GOP prospects urge midterm turnout in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A trio of Republican presidential prospects implored conservatives Saturday to vote in November’s midterm elections while……

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Wow: Joni Ernst suddenly opens a 6-point lead in Iowa

Teacups are rattling in the hands of Democrat consultants across the land, as another closely-watched neck-and-neck race suddenly turns into a big lead for the Republican candidate… and it’s the race to fill the seat…

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Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation’s first presidential caucus state……

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Prime chance in Iowa for potential 2016 candidates

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is……

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Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Iowa are devising ways to expand access to their state’s leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised……

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GOP establishment choice wins Iowa’s House contest

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — In a setback for the tea party and libertarian forces in Iowa, establishment Republicans on Saturday nominated their……

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Iowa Republicans Face Unpredictable Convention for Coveted House Seat

In Iowa, a rare and unpredictable convention will pick the Republican nominee in one of the country’s most competitive House districts — and the results could determine whether Republicans hold the seat in 2014.
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Iowa primary sets up top Senate battle

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) has won her primary, setting up a key Senate battle against Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa).
The Associated Press has called the race for Ernst, who had 53 percent of…

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Iowa Senate Primary Becomes 2016 Battleground

The campaign trail in Iowa this week might look a little familiar: As Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry stump around the state, former Sen. Rick Santorum’s face is plastered on the local airwaves.…

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Iowa scrambles to keep millions from tax that didn’t exist

For six years, Iowa has collected more than $20 million for a tax that didn’t exist.
When questioned about it, the Legislature adopted the solution preferred by small children who’ve done something wrong — they…

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Braley’s ‘farmer from Iowa’ remarks could spell election trouble for party

Iowa Democrats are worried Rep. Bruce Braley’s remark that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) is a “farmer from Iowa who never went to law school” could come back to haunt him.
Braley’s Senate campaign is in…

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Cruz sets up showdown with Paul in Iowa

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) staked out a position as a staunch defender of religious liberty and conservative positions on social issues during a Tuesday visit to Iowa.
Cruz did not directly criticize Sen. Rand Paul…

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