Republican rift over immigration

"Immigrants that are here need to have a path to legalized status," Bush said.

Republican rift over immigration

The rift over immigration in the emerging Republican presidential field opened up publicly Saturday, as several potential candidates called for enforcement of existing laws while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham said those living in the U.S. illegally should have a path to legal status. The policy difference played out […]

Sole spenders fight long odds for runs for office

Sole spenders fight long odds for runs for office

Christine Jones admits she didn’t know how much running for office would cost. An attorney and former executive for GoDaddy.com, Jones had been encouraged to run for years by friends. When the governor’s seat in Arizona opened up, she wound up putting $5.4 million of her own money into the Republican primary only to place […]

Some Iowa Democrats want anyone but Clinton

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is the Democrats' busiest potential Clinton alternative

Some Iowa Democrats want anyone but Clinton

Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else. Whether that yearning stems from real political differences with Clinton or simply interest in a new face, these Iowans aren’t shy about saying so. “I want to see what others do, like Elizabeth […]

A steak fry to try and help Tom Harkin’s replacement

The event is also expected to rally activists for Braley

A steak fry to try and help Tom Harkin’s replacement

Retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin’s final steak fry fundraiser may provide some much-needed sizzle for Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democrat locked in a close race to replace the liberal lawmaker. Thousands of party faithful will gather Sunday at the hot-air balloon grounds outside Indianola, south of Des Moines, for Harkin’s 37th and final steak fry […]

Is Iowa headed for an even bigger political mess?

Is Iowa headed for an even bigger political mess?

Iowa’s Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has spent the past year leading an effort to seize control of his state party, hoping to send a message that the kickoff presidential caucuses will be welcoming to all 2016 GOP hopefuls. But as conservative prospects flood the state for a major annual gathering of evangelical Christians this weekend, […]

Rick Perry ready for another Presidential run?

He hasn't said if he plans to run again in 2016, but he's clearly considering it,

Rick Perry ready for another Presidential run?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago. Perry, 64, hasn’t said if he plans to run again in 2016. But he’s clearly considering […]