Photos: Sean Astin encourages early voting

Voters had a little extra push to vote early from actor Sean Astin — known for his roles in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Goonies and Rudy. Astin, a surrogate for Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, spoke on the first day of early voting yesterday at the Java House in downtown Iowa City. […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Waterloo and Dubuque

Bernie Sanders

On the same weekend that a coy Hillary Clinton was eating fried steak in Indianola, across the state, in an under-the-radar red-meat stump speech that was literally a call for a “political revolution,” Senator Bernie Sanders made clear his intentions to crowds in Dubuque and Waterloo that he would run for the nation’s highest office. […]

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The war on drugs: A new direction?

Rand Paul

When Kanye West said George Bush doesn’t care about black people, a lot of people probably thought he had a point. The former president was under heat for his handling of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of New Orleans. But long before that, some Republicans had earned the reputation from their opposition to the civil rights movement […]

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Poll: Clinton takes narrow lead in Iowa

Hilary Clinton

A slim majority of Iowans view Hillary Clinton favorably, despite the former First Lady making herself sparse here over the last six years. Polling data released this week by Quinnipiac University shows Clinton’s support in Iowa leads that of a handful of possible Republican presidential candidates. Clinton has a 52-percent approval rating here, according to […]

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