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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Schumer: I’m Not Running For President

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Thursday was named the keynote speaker at a major Iowa event that’s previously featured some of the top figures in the national Democratic Party.

09/19/2013

Vice President Joe Biden greets a small crowd backstage prior to speaking at the 36th Annual Harkin Steak Fry on Sept. 15, 2013 in Indianola, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Biden Downplays Administration’s Pledge To Use Military Force In Syria

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration’s pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.

09/16/2013

Denouncing Russia's actions in Crimea as nothing more than a "land grab," Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow seeks to annex the Ukrainian territory. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden Visits Anti-War Democrats Amid ‘Sensitive’ Syria Situation

Vice President Joe Biden is heading into the belly of Democrats’ anti-war opposition, venturing into a politically influential heartland state for the first time since President Barack Obama publicly endorsed a possible military strike on Syria.

09/15/2013

President Obama expressed optimism that Congress would vote to approve his call for military action in Syria, and said that it is not just an American issue, it’s a worldwide concern.  (Credit:  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Across US, Fears, Ambivalence, Anguish Over Syria

The specter of U.S. military action against Syria and further intervention in the Muslim world is generating troubled and conflicting emotions throughout America.

08/31/2013

Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean, delivers a speech, on July 20, 2011 in Paris, during an international conference. (credit: PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

Howard Dean Returning To Iowa As Keynote Speaker At Union Convention

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is returning to Iowa as the keynote speaker at the Iowa Federation of Labor’s annual convention.

08/21/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Attorney Appointed By Obama Accused Of Secretly Monitoring Employees

When she was the top federal prosecutor in northern Iowa, U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose secretly monitored the whereabouts of employees who she felt didn’t work enough, removed the office’s civil chief because she believed he was a poor manager and fired an attorney whom she called “flighty,” records show.

08/20/2013

File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Iowa GOP Director: ‘Republicans Are All Over The Map Because Obama Won’

Potential presidential candidates’ recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in this important state.

08/20/2013

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FDA Links Stomach Bug In 2 States To Mexican Farm

WASHINGTON (AP) β€” The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by […]

08/02/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

GOP Faces Senate Recruitment Woes In Key States

Republicans are struggling to recruit strong U.S. Senate candidates in states where the party has the best chances to reclaim the majority in Washington.

04/27/2013

File photo of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Rand Paul Considering 2016 Presidential Bid

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he is considering a presidential campaign in 2016 but will not make a decision before next year.

04/17/2013

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