Iowa Politics

Hillary Clinton apparent Iowa winner

Swalwell mulls 2020 presidential run<p>05:32<p>Steve Bannon warns GOP: Dems could take control of House<p>12:15<p>Democratic energy is there, says Sen. …

Hillary Clinton

Letters: Hubbell needs to show up for rural Iowans

CLOSE<p>Iowa Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell speaks on the Des Moines Register Soapbox.<p>Hubbell needs to show up for rural Iowans<p>Fred …


Michael Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

GREENFIELD, N.H. — An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies …

Michael Avenatti

MT Gov. Says He ‘Would’ Support Assaults Weapons Ban After Years Of Backing Second Amendment Rights

2:10 PM 08/20/2018<p>Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock takes a strong position on gun control as he weighs a possible 2020 presidential run.<p>While on …

Conservative View

2020 buzz, cameo appearances and more: Political highlights from the 2018 Iowa State Fair

The 2018 Iowa State Fair has come and gone, but the pictures of John Boehner joining the crowd at Des Moines Register Political Soapbox will live forever.<p>So what were the political highlights of this year's State Fair, an unofficial testing ground for political aspirants up and down the ballot? …

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Services scheduled for former congressman, Leonard Boswell

Funeral services in Lamoni have been announced for former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell of Iowa.<p>The Democrat and former state Senate president died …


Grace Notes: Scalise fundraiser in New Orleans about helping his colleagues, and also himself

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Vice President Mike Pence are having what The Washington Post calls a “major” fundraiser Thursday in New …

Donald Trump

The Nuns On The Bus Are Going To Mar-a-Lago To Protest The Republican Tax Law

The social justice-focused sisters are traveling to 21 states ahead of the midterms.<p>The Nuns on the Bus are headed to President Donald Trump’s backyard.<p>For the sixth time since 2012, the Catholic social justice group NETWORK is sending a group of Catholic religious sisters across the country on a …

Donald Trump

Schumer: Judiciary Committee must share all confidential Kavanaugh records with Senate

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer complained Monday that Judiciary Committee Republicans are breaking chamber rules by hiding some of Supreme …

Congressional Committees

California Dem says he'll consider potential White House run after midterms

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) on Monday said he would consider a 2020 presidential run after the midterm elections in November.<p>"I’m going to do all I …

Donald Trump

Will Sanders contest the Iowa results?

Trump legal team responds to WH lawyer cooperation with Mueller<p>12:18<p>Mueller document details lies of Trump campaign aid Papadopoulos<p>05:10<p>Brennan: …

Donald Trump

Sen. Chuck Grassley Discusses Democrats Push For More Documents On Kavanaugh

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the upcoming nomination hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Chuck Grassley

Marty Walsh tells Wentworth grads: Take ownership in our democracy

Fresh off a series of campaign trips across the Midwest, Mayor Martin J. Walsh used a commencement speech at the Wentworth Institute of Technology to …

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Former Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell dies after suffering cancer complications

DES MOINES — Former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, an Iowa farmer and soldier turned politician who served 16 years in Congress, has died. He was 84.<p>The …


What new thing was the best new thing at the Iowa State Fair? Today's Poll

Just Now<p><b>So there were new things at the 2018 Iowa State Fair, but what do you think was the best new thing?</b><p><b>Take part in today's Poll...</b><p><b>Our polls are</b> …


Former Ag Chairman Boswell’s Funeral Services Set

Iowa livestock farmer who served 16 years in the House suffered complications from a rare form of cancer<p>Funeral services for Leonard Boswell, a …


Trial expected to begin in fatal Mason City stabbing

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A trial is expected to begin Monday of a man accused of stabbing to death a Mason City resident.<p>Cerro Gordo County District …


McCarthy quietly wages the other midterm campaign - for House speaker

DES MOINES, Iowa —<p>House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is hardly the first politician with national aspirations to find himself flipping pork chops …


4 reasons why anti-Trump Latino voters won’t swing the midterms

The Democratic Party shouldn’t count on Latinos swinging many midterm races their way this year. Approximately 27.3 million U.S. Latinos are eligible …


Lawyer for Stormy Daniels dips toe in political candidate waters

Michael Avenatti told attendees at the Hillsborough County Democrats’ fund-raiser that the Trump presidency is “one large dumpster fire” and …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump redefined what's possible in presidential politics. Enter Michael Avenatti

The hamburgers and hot dogs were all consumed by the time Michael Avenatti arrived and delivered what the Donald Trump-loathing crowd was hungering to hear.<p>“When you are the party of Davids, you cannot afford to show up without a slingshot,” he told several hundred picnickers on a pleasantly breezy …


The Caucuses Are a Year and a Half Away. Iowa’s Already Swarmed.

For presidential hopefuls, August in Iowa is the field of dreams, the chance to make a mark and become the next Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama.<p>That's why Steve Bullock last Thursday is speaking from the Des Moines Register soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, 1,177 miles from his day job as governor of …


Arizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist

Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward (R) is defending her upcoming bus tour with, among others, far-right activist Mike Cernovich, a well-known …

Hillary Clinton

Inside the Democratic war against hacks

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's team has sent out three fake spearphishing email campaigns to staffers over the last 18 months to test whether …


Editorial: Effective service in Congress means a willingness to listen and compromise

Getting things done in Washington is impossible unless lawmakers show a willingness to work constructively with others, including those in the …


State fairs serve as unique opportunity for farmers to talk tariffs

At state fairs around the country, the usual staples of greasy treats and finely groomed livestock are accompanied this summer by something a bit more unexpected – political discussion.<p>And it’s not just the customary presidential candidate trying to get face time; it’s actual policy talk among …


MT Gov. Bullock declines to speculate on 2020 bid

After campaigning in Iowa, Governor of Montana Steve Bullock declines to speculate on whether he's planning on running in 2020 as a Democratic candidate.


Avenatti's actions on potential presidential run speak louder than his words

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Avenatti, the boisterous lawyer who has risen to national fame in recent months by publicly pestering Donald Trump, will continue his public flirtations with running for President in 2020 by headlining two more Democratic Party events this weekend, sources tell CNN.<p>Avenatti's near …


Leonard Boswell remembered as a compassionate, patriotic statesman, who loved Iowa


Wing Ding ding-dong: Michael Avenatti in Iowa spat with 2020 Democratic hopeful

The first public spat of the 2020 Iowa caucus bubbled up on Saturday, as one declared candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination complained about not getting any national coverage and one as yet undeclared contestant, who has attracted plenty, promptly slapped him down.<p>In the blue corner, …