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Photos: The ‘cold fear’ of Trump’s rise to the top

University of Iowa New Media Professor Jon Winet, Author David Levi Strauss and Documentary Photographer Allen Spore provide on-the-ground coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention via perspective pieces and photographs from their ongoing project Power 2016. When I first heard that Donald Trump was planning to have most members of his immediate family speak […]

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Rep. Steve King embarrasses Iowans on national stage

“It is my honor, to launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games!” said Stephen Colbert Sunday from the stage of the Quickens Loans Arena. The comedian, dressed as Caesar Flickerman from the Hunger Games series was quickly escorted off stage by security but not before he was able to say into […]

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Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on the RNC main stage

By the time Joni Ernst reached the stage of the 2016 GOP Convention the first night’s proceedings were running many minutes overtime, well past prime time, and a noticeable number of the delegates had already headed for the exits. Her opportunity for national exposure in the spotlight was largely spoiled. A July 6 New York […]

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