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Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton Nab Des Moines Register Endorsement

In a little more than a week, voters in Iowa will tip off the actual voting in the Presidential primary contests. Ahead of the historic caucuses, the state’s largest paper, the Des Moines Register, endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination and Hillary Clinton in the Democrat contest.

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Harkin: ‘It’s Past Time For a Woman’ As President

Former Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), who recently endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said, “It’s time for a woman. It’s past time, as a matter of fact, for a woman president” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” Harkin

Harry Reid Blames Obamacare for Midterm Losses: ‘We Never Recovered’

Harry Reid Blames Obamacare for Midterm Losses: ‘We Never Recovered’

On Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) joined the growing group of Democrats who blame Obamacare for their party’s electoral woes.  “We never recovered from the [Obamacare] rollout because the election became one that was directed toward the president. We couldn’t

Dems Eye 2016 Despite Empty Bench

Dems Eye 2016 Despite Empty Bench

There’s a saying in the NFL: “Next man up.” It means that if somebody gets hurt — whether it’s the star quarterback or an obscure cornerback — the next person needs to move in and do the job. No questions,

Midterm Elections: 18.6 Million Votes Already Cast

Midterm Elections: 18.6 Million Votes Already Cast

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 18.6 million Americans in 32 states already have cast ballots in the nation’s midterm elections, a significant increase over the 2010 early voting, according to data from state elections officials. At least 11 states have

MSNBC: Harkin Comments 'Terrible,' 'Huge Gift' to Ernst

MSNBC: Harkin Comments 'Terrible,' 'Huge Gift' to Ernst

MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart and NBC News Correspondent Luke Russert argued that recent remarks by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s appearance were “terrible” and a “huge gift” for Ernst on Monday.  “This is the last thing

Campaign Implosions and Close Races Disprove 'Swing Voter' Mythology

In response to After Bob Dole Accepts Greg Orman’s Apology For Clown-Car Comment, Orman Denies He Apologized: I guess we’ll see how this all shakes out, but Orman insulting Bob Dole in Kansas, and then issuing a mealy-mouthed self-destructing non-apology

5 Keys to Republicans Winning the Senate Majority

5 Keys to Republicans Winning the Senate Majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are poised to take control of the Senate, provided they avoid Election Day upsets and win at least three of a half-dozen close races they feel they are ahead. The campaign map gives Republicans several ways

Fossilized Democrat Tom Harkin patronizes Joni Ernst

The latest polls have Republican Joni Ernst opening a commanding lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in the Iowa Senate contest.  Braley is a clumsy gaffe-machine candidate who shouldn’t be within 10 points of her.  (Considering how many objectively awful candidates

T Minus 3: Joni Ernst Storms to 7 Point Lead in Iowa

T Minus 3: Joni Ernst Storms to 7 Point Lead in Iowa

On Saturday, the Des Moines Register released its final poll of the critical Senate race, showing Republican Joni Ernst with a commanding seven-point lead over Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley.  The state Senator and military veteran is favored by 51 percent

Democratic Attack Ads Aim to Save Senate Majority

Democratic Attack Ads Aim to Save Senate Majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare. The commercials in Iowa, New Hampshire, Louisiana and elsewhere

'Ready for Hillary' Super PAC Targeting Latinos

'Ready for Hillary' Super PAC Targeting Latinos

An event on November 18 in Washington hosted by the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC “Ready for Hillary” is targeting the Latino community, as Latino political leaders are making appearances to stir up fervor for Clinton in their community.  Among the

Left-Wing Politico Loads Front Page to Rescue Obama

Left-Wing Politico Loads Front Page to Rescue Obama

With this outbreak of Ebola in Dallas, Texas, that just two weeks ago a smugly confident President told us was almost impossible, Obama’s presidency is teetering on the brink, and his Palace Guards in the media know it, especially the

Wow: Joni Ernst suddenly opens a 6-point lead in Iowa

Teacups are rattling in the hands of Democrat consultants across the land, as another closely-watched neck-and-neck race suddenly turns into a big lead for the Republican candidate… and it’s the race to fill the seat left behind by left-wing dinosaur

Quinnipiac Has Joni Ernst Up 6 Over Bruce Braley

Despite wishful thinking by Democrats and some media outlets that Democrat Bruce Braley had somehow righted the ship in Iowa, a new Quinnipiac poll just out indicates otherwise.  Ernst closes the traditional Democrat gender gap among women down to 50

Bill Clinton Caught 'Bashing' Benjamin Netanyahu

Bill Clinton Caught 'Bashing' Benjamin Netanyahu

The New York Post reports that former President Bill Clinton was caught on tape “bashing” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Tom Harkin Steak Fry in Iowa on Sunday. Hillary Clinton was in Iowa also, perhaps to unofficially begin

Amnesty Activists Crash Hillary Speech in NYC

Amnesty activists reportedly crashed and were kicked out of Hillary Clinton’s New York speech on Tuesday, just days after vowing to ramp up pressure on the likely 2016 presidential candidate. According to Business Insider, “at least six” DREAMers from the

Hillary Clinton Silent on Sen. Tom Harkin's Controversial ISIS Remarks

Hillary Clinton Silent on Sen. Tom Harkin's Controversial ISIS Remarks

Hillary Clinton appeared with retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) at his annual Iowa Steak Fry fundraiser on Sunday, just days after Harkin made controversial remarks dismissing the Islamic State (ISIS) terror threat as mere “fear-mongering.”  “It’s fear-mongering. It’s what happened

UPDATE: DREAMERs Vow to Increase Pressure on Hillary

UPDATE: DREAMERs Vow to Increase Pressure on Hillary

The DREAMer who pestered Hillary Clinton about amnesty in Iowa on Sunday was not happy with Clinton’s dodge.  Clinton ducked questions from DREAMers at Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Steak Fry, even giving two thumbs up and saying “yay” to DREAMers who

Harkin Not Sold On Hillary

Retiring Senator Tom Harkin, a prominent and long-time progressive, made it clear he isn’t necessarily on Team Hillary, although the former Secretary of State did headline his final annual Steak Fry as a Senator. Harkin, who is retiring after 30

Joe Biden Returning to Key Presidential State of Iowa

Joe Biden Returning to Key Presidential State of Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is returning to the key presidential state of Iowa next week, reminding voters not to count him out of the next presidential campaign. The White House says Biden will be in Des Moines

Hillary Clinton Will Make First Trip to Iowa Since 2008 Campaign

Hillary Clinton Will Make First Trip to Iowa Since 2008 Campaign

Hillary Clinton will make her first trip back to Iowa since her 2008 presidential campaign when she headlines and closes out Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Steak Fry event next month. Bill Clinton will join her at the event. “This year’s

Democrat's War on Women Focuses on Joni Ernst

Democrats talk a good game when it comes to women’s issues … until one dares to run for office with an “R” for Republican after her name. As Time points out regarding their attacks on Joni Ernst, Democrats are “trying

Braley Blowing It In Iowa

Democrat Bruce Braley started out with a solid lead, 6 – 12 depending upon the poll. At the beginning of the year the conventional wisdom was that he was a stellar candidate in all but a can’t lose position.  That’s

Cook Moves Iowa to Toss-Up

The Cook Political Report has moved the Iowa Senate race pitting Republican Joni Ernst against liberal Democrat Bruce Braley to the Toss Up category. With Tom Harkin retiring, Republicans appear to be united behind a surging Ernst, while Braley has

Senate Hopeful Joni Ernst Attacks Liberals in GOP Weekly Address

Senate Hopeful Joni Ernst Attacks Liberals in GOP Weekly Address

In this weekly Republican address, Iowa Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joni Ernst offers a scathing critique of liberalism. Ernst, who is running against Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley to fill retiring Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) seat said, “The problem with

Crossroads Books $20M in TV Ads for 6 Senate Races

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-dollar donors’ favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking another $20 million in television air time for an autumn advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands. The Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC