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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…

An unusual result from Iowa’s ‘bi-partisan’ abortion law

An unusual result from Iowa’s ‘bi-partisan’ abortion law

While many states passed sweeping abortion laws last year, the Iowa General Assembly endorsed just one — a perplexing measure befitting one of the few legislatures under divided control. The…

Cruz claims shutdown ‘got people talking’

Cruz claims shutdown ‘got people talking’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says this month’s partial government shutdown and his key role in it were a success: They got people talking. “One of the things we accomplished in…

Even in defeat, Ted Cruz is off and running for President

Even in defeat, Ted Cruz is off and running for President

Never mind that he lost. Tea party Sen. Ted Cruz took nothing short of a victory lap in his state of Texas this week, appearing before wildly supportive crowds that…

Iowa GOP moves to take party back from extremists

Iowa GOP moves to take party back from extremists

Fed up and ready to get off the sidelines, veteran Iowa Republicans are working to wrest control of the state GOP from the evangelicals, tea partyers and libertarians they blame…