Longshots hit political road in Iowa

Longshots hit political road in Iowa

Soft laughter rippled through the audience in an Iowa church meeting room when a woman punctuated her question to the keynote speaker, Bernie Sanders, with, “when you’re president.” The reaction was a gentle acknowledgment that the Vermont senator, whose self-described socialist positions appeal to the hardest-core liberals, is a long shot for the Oval Office. […]

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 […]

Martin O’Malley invades Clinton turf in Iowa

'He's doing more than anybody else,' said Mike Gronstal, Iowa Senate Democratic leader

Martin O’Malley invades Clinton turf in Iowa

Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa begins, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the prohibitive — […]

Maryland governor bitch slaps Republicans, tea party

Republicans, he says, 'sell America short'

Maryland governor bitch slaps Republicans, tea party

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley introduced himself to California Democrats Saturday with a scathing indictment of the tea party and a call for a stronger middle class to move the country forward. The potential 2016 White House candidate, speaking to hundreds of Democratic delegates at a party convention in Los Angeles, said he’s weary of the […]