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Op-Ed: Presidential candidate Ted Cruz and the art of being pathetic

The nutballs on the GOP side of the 2016 race for the presidency do not fill me with hope. That's especially true for Rafael "Ted" Cruz who seems so disconnected from reality that someone has to grab him out of the air.

Ted Cruz wins Iowa Republican caucuses: U.S. media projections

Des Moines - Republican Senator Ted Cruz has won the Iowa caucuses -- the first vote in the US presidential race -- in a tight contest Monday with frontrunner Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio, US media projections showed.

Iowa, where White House dreams live and die

Washington - Voters take a first stab at electing Democratic and Republican nominees on Monday in Iowa -- a state with a patchy record of picking the eventual US president but which can easily recast the race.

Bill Clinton makes quiet trip to Colorado to help wife's campaign

Denver - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an under-the-radar trip to Denver last week to rally support for his wife's campaign before the Colorado caucuses on March 1.

Trump, Cruz in dead heat in Iowa: poll

Washington - Billionaire Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz are virtually tied in Iowa just six days before Republicans there cast the first votes for a presidential nominee, a new poll out Tuesday has found.

Iowa kicks off U.S. election process with complex caucus

Washington - On February 1, residents of the US state of Iowa will cast the first votes in the months-long 2016 race for the White House.

Clinton, Rubio get key Iowa endorsements before caucus

Des Moines - The Des Moines Register, the biggest newspaper in Iowa, endorsed Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio, just days before the US state kicks off the American presidential nominations process.

Iowa Republican race boils down to Trump vs Cruz

Washington - In this corner, Donald Trump. In the other, Ted Cruz.The brash billionaire and the US Senate conservative have taken off the gloves in Iowa, where they have emerged as the top contenders in the debut Republican presidential nominating contest.

Iowa: A quirky tradition in U.S. presidential race

Washington - On January 19, 1976, little-known US presidential candidate Jimmy Carter won the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses after campaigning heavily there. One year later, he waltzed into the White House, cementing Iowa's pivotal role in the election cycle.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 9 points in New Hampshire

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has gained a respectable nine-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and he's picking up steam over her among Iowa voters in the Democratic presidential race, two new NBC News/Marist polls report.

Iowa: America's quirky but crucial campaign test

Washington - It is home to just one percent of Americans, lacks ethnic diversity and hosts an impenetrable voting system. So why does Iowa remain such an important presidential campaign ground?Simply put, Iowa's caucuses are first.

New Hampshire, Iowa voters unimpressed with all but one candidate

Iowa and New Hampshire voters apparently aren't impressed with the current crop of candidates running in the primary-election races for president in 2016, and only one candidate gained a positive favorability rating.

Liquid egg shortage will soon affect your pocketbook

The avian bird flu epidemic has left farmers in 15 states with mountainous piles of dead chickens and turkeys to get rid of, and as was expected, consumers with a lot less money in their wallets.

Iowa governor Branstad declares state of emergency over bird flu

Des Moines - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on Friday declared a state of emergency, with over 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying, or scheduled to be euthanized because of the widening spread of the avian flu virus.

Op-Ed: Bruce Braley gets endorsement of Iowa Corn Growers Association Special

Des Moines - The farmers of Iowa are rallying behind Rep. Bruce Braley, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, replacing retiring Iowa U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. The Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC (ICGA PAC) last week announced their endorsement of Braley.

Selling crack out of a candy store brings man charges

Dubuque - For those who entered the doors of Wayne’s Candy in Dubuque, Iowa to satisfy their sweet tooth, you have to find another place to go, as it has been shut down after police charged a man for using the store to sell crack.

Op-Ed: Iowa among the worst for minority business owners Special

Des Moines - According to both the SBA and Bloomberg, Iowa is among the worst states for MBE's (Minority Business Enterprises). Can business owners turn the tide?

Elderly couple slain in northwest Iowa

Akron - Details remain scarce surrounding the grisly death of an elderly couple found inside their Akron, Iowa home Wednesday evening.

Iowa passes bill to legalize cannabis treatment for children

Des Moines - Families across Iowa celebrated the news Friday that Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill enabling a low-THC medical marijuana oil extract to be used as treatment for children with severe epilepsy.

Scientists develop self-destructing electronics

"This message will destruct in 10 seconds" is your typical Mission Impossible movie phrase. Only now, this is a reality.

Op-Ed: Iowa Sen. candidate 'castrated hogs;' would 'cut pork'

Des Moines - Many Senate races are highly competitive this year, including primaries. However, Joni Ernst, a Republican candidate in the Iowa GOP Senate primary, is not a political pig wearing lipstick.

Iowa man arrested after fight over peanut butter sandwiches

Des Moines - A disagreement involving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches was all it took to spark a nearly violent altercation between two brothers in Iowa. One man was taken to jail after threatening the other with a knife.

Iowa's innovative approach to Affordable Care Act rollout Special

Des Moines - The options can be confusing, and Americans are still unclear about what their responsibilities are under the Affordable Care Act. Iowa's innovative approach could help.

Op-Ed: Ethanol production created environmental disaster

How the environmentalists sang its praises. All kneel to ethanol, the corn-based green fuel destined to slow global warming.

Pastor claims sex with boys will cure them of homosexuality

Council Bluffs - Brent Girouex, 31, received a 17-year sentence, which was immediately suspended, for more than sixty counts of 60 counts of suspicion of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist.

Op-Ed: The Same Sex Marriage Debate in New Jersey

The Same Sex Marriage debate from the view of a native New Jersian who's just a little embarrassed by their lack of progression. What does the future hold for New Jersey and the gay marriage debate?

Missing tortoise found in elevator at Iowa museum

Dubuque - An 18-pound African leopard tortoise went missing from the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. She was found in an elevator a couple of days later.

Iowa teen sues school over bullying

A teenager in Iowa has sued school officials, who he says failed to protect him from severe bullying, which included an attack that left him disabled.

Why Obama won Iowa, and the election

Early Voting seems to be going smoothly in Iowa. In contrast with other early voting, lines were moving quickly. While there was some confusion, the voters were patient.

Iowa and Texas threaten to arrest international observers

Washington - International election observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe(OSCE) have been threatened with arrest if they come near polling stations in Texas and Iowa on election day.
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SHAKE: Hillary Clinton presses the flesh at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in August 2015.
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