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Grassley waits for party to unify behind Trump

This week Sen. Chuck Grassley said he will do all he can to prevent “a third term of an Obama administration,” which is his pet term for another Democratic candidate in the White House after two terms of Barack Obama. In an interview with Iowa Public Radio, he said the Republican Party has “plenty of […]

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Are Donald Trump frat houses coming to Iowa City?

Des Moines CityView reported today that Donald Trump is founding fraternity houses at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. Written by Doug Burns, a “fourth-generation” newsperson and the co-owner of Carroll, Iowa’s Daily Times Herald, the article is an April Fools’ Day prank. “Two key features of the Trump Fraternity: a strict no-dating-fellow-students […]

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Caucus wrap: WTH happened last night?

How did your candidate(s) do last night? Since Martin O’Malley withdrew from the race, his backers across the country must now decide how to realign themselves, but the rest of us are still following a two- or three-person race. A record-breaking Republican turnout may have boosted Ted Cruz, who found his ground game in Iowa. […]

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Trump takes credit for Sanders’ Iowa surge

Donald Trump told a packed house in the Muscatine High School gymnasium that “Bernie Sanders is surging” because of the billionaire’s attacks on Hillary Clinton. Some polls show Sanders edging out Clinton in Iowa. “I was the best thing that ever happened to Bernie Sanders because my attack on Hillary, all of a sudden she […]

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Surprises predicted at big GOP caucus night

Jeff Kaufmann, the chair of the Iowa GOP, predicted a “surprise” or two on caucus night. Instead of the traditional three tickets out of Iowa, Kaufmann said in an interview on Monday that there could be as many as five candidates gaining some momentum in Iowa. “We may have a surprise in third that of […]

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God help us all: Trump, Rubio, Walker and Paul to tailgate the Iowa-Iowa State game

Joined by fellow GOP candidates Marco Rubio, Scott Walker and Rand Paul, presidential hopeful (and national enigma) Donald Trump will visit Ames, Iowa this Saturday to tailgate before the Iowa-Iowa State football game. Just imagine: hordes of drunken, near-rabid football fans descending upon Ames for one of the most bitter in-state rivalries in the country, only […]

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