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Iowa State Fair

Late Night Roundup: Donald Trump — Get To The Chopper!

The late night shows focused on the latest spectacle in the presidential race: Donald Trump showing up at the Iowa State Fair, where candidates are always supposed to act relatable and down-to-earth, in his helicopter.

August 18, 2015

DNC Chair: Joni Ernst ‘An Onion Of Crazy’

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) appears to be shifting tactics in Iowa, by painting Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst as an unstable extremist. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz set the tone at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, calling Ernst “an onion of crazy.” “I know that this state is known for its wind energy, for corn, for soybeans, […]

August 18, 2014

Republican Frontrunner Mitt Romney: “Corporations Are People”

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, clinging to a small lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, addressed a fiery crowd at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines today, and showed his true-blue (red?) conservative colors: “We have to make sure that the promises we make in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are […]

August 11, 2011

Butter Cow Lady Dies, Robbing Obama of Key Iowa Surrogate

Norma “Duffy” Lyon, whose cow sculptures made of butter were for decades a big draw at the Iowa State Fair, died of a stroke on Sunday at 81. Even outside the state, Lyon’s work was the stuff of folklore. But while she normally steered clear of politics, Lyon was inspired by Barack Obama’s insurgent presidential candidacy […]

June 27, 2011