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Iowa Adopts Voter-ID Law

Iowa on Friday became the latest state to enact a voter-ID law to protect the integrity of its election process, and the state’s elected leaders are already bracing for a legal challenge seeking to invalidate that law before it can go into effect next year.

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Thousands Attend Trump’s ‘Thank You’ Rally in Iowa

Thousands of people attended President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank You” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday night, where the soon-to-be 45th President of the United States introduced his administration’s ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

People take part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration on October 10, 2015 in Paris, calling for a boycott of Israel and for the recognition of the State of Palestine. Since October 1, 2015 and the murder of two West Bank settlers, clashes in Israel have left at least four Israelis and …

Iowa General Assembly Passes Anti-BDS Legislation

The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — Iowa’s senate passed a measure Wednesday aimed to deter corporate entities from participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, right, endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Fox News Poll: Donald Trump Takes Back Iowa with 11-Point Surge

A new Fox News poll of Iowa shows Donald Trump surging to a strong 11-point lead in the caucuses taking place next week. With just one week until the first votes of the 2016 primary are cast, Trump leads second-place Sen. Ted Cruz 34-23 percent.

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2016: Iowa Gov. Branstad Urges Jeb Bush to Compete in Caucuses

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) reportedly has urged Jeb Bush to compete in Iowa if he intends to run for the White House in 2016. According to the Des Moines Register, Branstad reportedly spoke with the former Florida governor and

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Update: IA Gov. Branstad Released from Hospital

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) remains hospitalized on Tuesday after collapsing on Monday while speaking at a political event. UPDATE: According to Branstad’s office, he was discharged from the hospital “in good condition” and is “now resting comfortably at Terrace Hill.”

Trump To Iowa

Donald Trump is adding his name to a list of Republicans who will be visiting Iowa next month. He’s slated to attend a dinner party “with Gov. Terry Branstad and Steve Bruere, the president of Peoples Company, a land brokerage firm”.

Romney Returns to Iowa for Ernst

Mitt Romney was early in his endorsement of Iowa republican Joni Ernst, now, with a month left until election day, he’s returning to do two public events for her next week. Another recent Romney claim that he won’t be running

Iowa Abandons 'Smarter Balanced' Common Core Test Consortium

Iowa Abandons 'Smarter Balanced' Common Core Test Consortium

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) indicated Wednesday that his state will withdraw from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) that is developing tests aligned with the Common Core standards. According to Shane Vander Hart at Caffeinated Thoughts, a tweet from

Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for

Christie: Obama Is Doing an Awful Job on Border Crisis

Christie: Obama Is Doing an Awful Job on Border Crisis

Thursday in Iowa while campaigning for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted the Obama administration for the their “awful” response to the humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children flooding across the U.S. Mexico border. The republican governor

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to Feds: Don't Dump Illegals in My State

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to Feds: Don't Dump Illegals in My State

After the federal government surreptitiously dumped illegal immigrants in Nebraska last week without informing its governor, Republican Iowa Governor Terry Branstad told federal officials Monday that he did not want his state hosting any illegal immigrant children. “The first thing

Governors Group Skirts 'Radioactive' Common Core

Governors Group Skirts 'Radioactive' Common Core

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government’s intrusion into the

Iowa GOP Activist on Christie: 'Don't Like the Man'

Iowa GOP Activist on Christie: 'Don't Like the Man'

By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated PressTRENTON, N.J.A dominant re-election victory in hand, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pursuing a path to bolster his resume as a get-it-done Republican leader and to broaden a national network of political allies.

Iowa Board of Medicine Votes to Halt 'Webcam' Abortions

Iowa Board of Medicine Votes to Halt 'Webcam' Abortions

While Iowa Democrat gubernatorial candidates were praying for abortion rights last week, the state’s Board of Medicine voted 8-2 to adopt new regulations that would ban “telemed” or “webcam” abortions, i.e., the practice of distributing abortion pills over an Internet

Jindal Heads to Iowa for Important Annual Event

Jindal Heads to Iowa for Important Annual Event

Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will head to Iowa on Saturday to attend the annual party of one of the state’s most influential political figures. Jindal will attend the annual event hosted by Bruce Rastetter,

Iowa Gov. Branstad to Rove: 'Stay Out'

Iowa Gov. Branstad to Rove: 'Stay Out'

Republican Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Karl Rove to keep his new super PAC, which some conservatives believe was created to wage war on them, out of Iowa’s Republican primaries.  “I basically told Karl Rove that what he was doing

Iowa Gov. Branstad Launches Campaign to Keep Wrestling in Olympics

Iowa Gov. Branstad Launches Campaign to Keep Wrestling in Olympics

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) launched a petition drive on Friday that he hopes will turn into a national and international campaign to get wrestling reinstated as an Olympic sport.  Calling the surprise announcement by the International Olympic Committee last week

Thanking The Government for Stealing Our Money

Thanking The Government for Stealing Our Money

In USA Today, Steve Deace has a satiric column thanking the people most responsible for cutting his paycheck 5% in 2013. He writes: “After all, who’s more qualified to talk about shared sacrifice than those who can vote themselves pay

Governors Could Cede Control to Feds by Rejecting Healthcare Exchanges

Governors Could Cede Control to Feds by Rejecting Healthcare Exchanges

Republican governors in Texas (Rick Perry), Louisiana (Bobby Jindal), Wisconsin (Scott Walker), Ohio (John Kasich), Maine (Paul LePage), South Carolina (Nikki Haley) and 13 other states have said they would not implement state healthcare exchanges under Obamacare. But their refusal

GOP Governors Blowing Hot Air to Support Big Wind

GOP Governors Blowing Hot Air to Support Big Wind

The industrial wind lobby is targeting, with increasing success, Republican governors to jump on board the Big Wind bandwagon. But the taxpayers who pick up the tab are the ones being taken for a ride, as their elected representatives support

Warning Signs for Obama on Path to Electoral Votes

Warning Signs for Obama on Path to Electoral Votes

(AP) Warning signs for Obama on path to electoral votesBy THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated PressPresident Barack Obama faces new warning signs in a once-promising Southern state and typically Democratic-voting Midwestern states roughly five months before the election even as he benefits nationally