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  • Mitch McConnell staffer wasn't running campaign

    After guiding the Kentucky Republican through a contentious primary, Jesse Benton was essentially replaced by McConnell's former chief of staff on Capitol Hill, Josh Holmes.

  • Ted Cruz builds team for 2016

    In recent weeks, the Cruz team signed contracts with three Republican consultants with national experience and ties to some of the early presidential primary states.

  • Former Michele Bachmann campaign staffer pleads guilty

    One of Michele Bachmann's former top campaign staffers pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing money he received from the presidential campaign of former Rep. Ron Paul. Kent Sorenson, who managed Bachmann's presidential campaign in Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of causing a federal campaign...

  • Rob Portman eyes presidential bid with New Hampshire visits

    The latest addition to the pool of potential Republican presidential candidates may not have national name recognition, but he has experience playing the part. Sen. Rob Portman, who kicked off his would-be campaign with a visit to New Hampshire Tuesday, has played the role of the Democratic...

  • Democrats set primary calendar that would help Hillary Clinton

    Democrats have approved a 2016 primary schedule that would shorten the contest by one month, but some states may ignore the rules and move their contests to an earlier, and more influential, date.

  • Iowa-based higher education consultants to merge

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids-based company that provides fundraising and enrollment management services to colleges and universities announced Thursday the acquisition of a company that specializes in higher education consulting and research. RuffaloCODY, founded in Cedar Rapids in...

  • Tom Steyer's super PAC haul for July: $500,000

    Billionaire ex-hedge fund manager Tom Steyer's climate super PAC brought in a bit more than $500,000 from outside donors in July, underscoring the struggles the San Francisco activist has had attracting contributions.

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: The GOP's double-edged sword in Iowa

    The race has begun in Iowa, and we're not talking midterms. In this latest installment of WEX BackStory, Senior Congressional Correspondent David M. Drucker explains how 2016 GOP presidential contenders are already laying claim to the battleground state, and why that might not be such a good thing.

  • Republican presidential candidates flock to Iowa's Joni Ernst

    Presidential jockeying in Iowa has started early, with GOP hopefuls using Ernst's upstart Senate bid to lay a political foundation for the 2016 caucuses.

  • Poll: Mitt Romney romps over GOP 2016 rivals

    Republican voters are ready for a Mitt Romney "I told you so" campaign for president in 2016, as a new poll puts him far ahead of his GOP rivals by a nearly two-to-one margin over his closest competitor.

  • WEX BackStory: A shift in the military sexual assault debate

    Months ahead of election day, Iowa Republican Senate Candidate Joni Ernst is already having an impact on the debate over military sexual assault. Washington Examiner Political Writer Betsy Woodruff explains in this latest installment of WEX BackStory.

  • Braley begins airing TV ad touting support for Iowa National Guard

    WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley, a Democrat, began airing a new television ad Monday touting his support for the Iowa National Guard. During the 30-second spot, veteran Todd Prichard, 133rd Infantry Regiment, details his unit’s extended deployment...

  • Joni Ernst has already changed the debate on military sexual assault

    It's not much of a campaign issue, although political observers say it was a smart move that allowed the Iowa Republican to look like a bridge-builder.

  • Senate candidate Joni Ernst says she was sexually harassed in the military

    Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst, the GOP's U.S. Senate nominee, is using her experience of being sexually harassed while serving in the military to call for a renewed focus on the problem.

  • National Guard becomes a talking point in Iowa Senate race

    Republican Joni Ernst has highlighted the fact that she served in a combat role in Iraq as a lieutenant colonel in the Guard in her campaign ads. Democrat Bruce Braley is trying to even the playing field by noting his past legislative support for the Guard.



From the Weekly Standard

  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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