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  • Donald Trump Jul 20, 2019

    Campaigning From Behind: Lower-Tier 2020ers Seek Comeback

    Plagued by anemic polling and underwhelming fundraising, some campaigns are falling into a spiral of perceived hurdles that are becoming increasingly self-fulfilling, making it hard to find money to build an expansive campaign organization. The anxiety is building ahead of September’s presidential debate, which impose tougher qualification rules that will winnow the field from two dozen candidates. That’s a humbling...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    Biden May Have Trouble Winning Over Progressives in Election

    Joe Biden says he has “the most progressive record” of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree. As the former vice president inches closer to a third White House run, several moments in his long career loom as immediate political liabilities. From his vote for the Iraq war to his key role in...

  • Donald Trump Mar 22, 2019

    Biden May Have Trouble Winning Over Progressives in Election

    Joe Biden says he has “the most progressive record” of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree. As the former vice president inches closer to a third White House run, several moments in his long career loom as immediate political liabilities. From his vote for the Iraq war to his key role in...

  • Donald Trump Mar 18, 2019

    Left or Center? Democrats Mull Best Options to Beat Trump

    As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O’Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the Democratic presidential primary. “I know a lot of people who don’t want to vote for Donald Trump but don’t necessarily want to vote for the presidential version of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez,” she said,...

  • The Associated Press Nov 7, 2018

    Apologizing for Cover-Up, Iowa Diocese Vows to ID Accused Priests

    A Roman Catholic diocese issued an apology Tuesday for covering up an Iowa priest’s sexual abuse of boys for decades and promised to identify all priests who have faced credible allegations. The actions by the Diocese of Sioux City come in response to an investigation by The Associated Press, which last week broke the church’s 32-year silence on serial abuse...

  • Governor May 2, 2018

    Iowa Lawmakers Approve the Most Restrictive US Abortion Law

    Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, sending what could be the nation’s most restrictive abortion legislation to the governor. Critics say the so-called “heartbeat” bill would ban the medical procedure before some women even know they’re...

  • New Jersey Apr 13, 2018

    Red Flag Gun Laws May Prevent More Suicides Than Mass Shootings

    Interest in red flag laws has surged since a February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead. Documents show that months before the massacre, school officials and police were so concerned about the mental stability of the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, that they wanted him forcibly committed. That never happened. But statistically, the gun tragedy most likely to touch...

  • New Jersey Mar 19, 2018

    Just a Few States Have Gun Laws Targeting Threatening People

    The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment. In Florida, that wasn’t enough for relatives, authorities or his schools to request a judicial order barring him from possessing guns. Only five states...

  • judge Jul 24, 2017

    Iowa Firm Tied to Truck Deaths Has History of Legal Problems

    The small, family-owned Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems, public records show....
    Pyle Transportation Inc. failed to pay federal employment and trucking taxes for years, faced lawsuits from Iowa labor regulators over unpaid wages owed to drivers and has been ordered to pay...

  • Iowa Apr 25, 2017

    Former ‘Bachelor' Star Chris Soules Jailed After Deadly Iowa Crash

    Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on “The Bachelor” two years ago, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of causing a deadly accident and leaving the scene.

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