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November 27, 2014

Hillary Clinton Returns To Iowa, Drops Hints About 2016 Intentions

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times INDIANOLA, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton returned Sunday to Iowa for the first time since her devastating loss in the state’s 2008 presidential caucuses and dropped a few hints but nothing definite about her intentions regarding another run in 2016. “I’m back,” the former secretary of State said […]

September 15, 2014

Bill And Hillary Clinton To Headline Harkin’s Iowa Steak Fry

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times Returning to Iowa in grand fashion, Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear next month at Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry, accompanied by her husband in a double bill that will close out a decades-long Iowa tradition. Harkin, who is retiring after 40 years in the Senate, has long […]

August 18, 2014

Iowa’s Harkin Says Fundraising, Lack Of Relationships Hurt Senate

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times DES MOINES, Iowa — There were 500 of the truest-believing Iowa Democrats outside the ballroom doors waiting to get in, but Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) had one more story to tell, even as an aide tugged his sleeve and admonished, “Tom, you’ve got a lot of people here […]

June 24, 2014

In Blow To GOP Establishment, Tea Party Forces Run-Off

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Republican establishment suffered an embarrassing political setback Tuesday courtesy of a Tea Party challenger, who battled a long-time Senate incumbent to a draw in a Mississippi race with national implications. Seven other states also held primaries in one of the biggest vote nights of the 2014 campaign season ahead of […]

June 4, 2014

Nominee To Lead Federal Arts Agency Draws Bipartisan Support

By Maria Reciom, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The National Endowment for the Arts is so non-controversial these days that the Senate committee that oversees the federal agency approved its new chairman Wednesday on a voice vote with almost no discussion as senators raced off to other meetings. Jane Chu, president and CEO of the […]

May 14, 2014

Senate Democrats Prepare To Bring Doomed Minimum Wage Bill To The Floor

Despite firm GOP opposition, the Senate is expected to vote on Senator Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) Fair Minimum Wage Act bill on Wednesday. While the vote will bring greater attention to an issue that Democrats hope to highlight ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, the bill appears to have little hope of passing. Democrats concede that the legislation […]

April 29, 2014