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‘Iowa, you have shocked the nation’ as a smartphone app derails reporting of Democratic caucus results

After a year of almost constant campaigning by 26 Democratic candidates, and promises by the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) that this year’s caucus would provide more information than ever before—thanks in large part to precinct managers using a new smartphone app—there was no reliable information reported by the IDP on Monday night […]

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Union president wants Republican members to re-register as Democrats to caucus for Biden, whether they support him or not

If Harold Schaitberger gets his way, some Trump-supporting Republicans in Iowa will re-register as Democrats on Monday night and caucus for Joe Biden, before switching back to the GOP and voting for Trump in the general election. And Schaitberger might get his way, because he’s the president of the International Association of […]

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High-profile endorsers to descend on Iowa City and Cedar Rapids this week, including AOC and Jonathan Van Ness (Update)

Senators, including four 2020 presidential candidates*, are sitting as jurors in the impeachment of President Trump, but campaigning in Iowa continues. All this week’s event are free and open to the public. On Tuesday evening, Pete Buttigieg, will hold a town hall in Cedar Rapids with Rep. Dave Loebsack, who endorsed the former mayor of South Bend earlier this month. The two-hour event at the Armory of the Veterans Memorial Building is […]

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‘Going to the moon was a small change compared to what we have to do now’: Bernie Sanders, Rashida Tlaib and Ro Khanna rally in Iowa City

Probably the most surprising thing about Bernie Sanders’ rally in the Graduate’s Wayne Ballroom Sunday afternoon was what wasn’t said. None of the speakers — not Sanders, not Rep. Ro Khanna, Rep. Rashida Tlaib or Varshini Prakash — mentioned that the Vermont senator had risen to first place in the Iowa Poll […]

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Sen. Cory Booker drops out of the presidential race

Sen. Cory Booker announced on Monday he’s dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. “Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the […]

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Dave Loebsack endorses Pete Buttigieg

Rep. Dave Loebsack endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president on Sunday. “Pete offers a new kind of leadership that we desperately need –– he’s a midwestern mayor, a veteran, and is from a new generation,” Loebsack said in a written statement issued by the Buttigieg campaign […]

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Marianne Williamson drops out of the presidential race

Marianne Williamson dropped out of the 2020 presidential race on Friday. The California Democrat announced her decision in a written statement on her campaign website. Williamson’s decision won’t surprise anyone who has closely followed news of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Williamson laid off the last of her paid campaign […]

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Julián Castro drops out of the 2020 presidential race, while Marianne Williamson drops her entire campaign staff

Julián Castro announced on Thursday he is dropping out the 2020 presidential race. “We’ve shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up for the most vulnerable people, and given a voice to people often forgotten,” Castro said in a video posted on social media. “But with only a month before the Iowa caucuses, and […]

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