• Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the CNN Democratic Debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

    5 Things to Watch: Thursday’s Democratic Debate

    Hillary Clinton built one of the best-organized campaigns in history — and so far, she has one narrow win and one blowout loss to show for it. Now that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has proven he’s a serious threat to Clinton’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, the race could get even thornier Thursday night […]

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    Marco Rubio: Debate Attack Didn’t Help Chris Christie

    WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio praised the “talented” Chris Christie Wednesday, but said the New Jersey governor’s debate attack on him did little to help his own chances. Christie announced Wednesday he was ending his White House bid, following a dismal performance Tuesday in New Hampshire. The governor also appears to have knocked Rubio from the […]

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    Is the Worst Finally Over for Whole Foods?

    NEW YORK — There has been a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on at Whole Foods lately. And not in a good way. Investors have shunned the stock … and shoppers don’t seem to be making as many trips to the organic grocery chain either. But the worst may be over. Whole Foods reported results for […]

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    New Hampshire Primary Results Are In, What’s Next?

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The results are in. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders cruised to early victories in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. “None of the wins from last night surprise me,” said Jennifer Konfrst, political communications professor at Drake University. “It was the second place, third place, and fourth place on […]

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    Iowa Caucus Drama and the Coin Flip Controversy

    THE INSIDERS: February 7th Edition, Part 1 – Iowa Caucus Drama and the Coin Flip Controversy The 2016 Iowa Caucuses may be characterized by long lines, coin tosses, uncertainty over the numbers, rumors and demands for an apology. Tom Henderson, longtime chair of the Polk County Democrats, and Matt Strawn, former chair of the Republican Party […]

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    One-of-a-Kind Clinic Gives Students More Reasons to Smile

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A hassle students and parents face around the state is no longer a problem at Scavo High School in Des Moines. For Scavo senior Mikayla Kroymann, a routine checkup at the dentist or doctor used to be an all-day event. “I’d have to leave school to get home, and catch a […]

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    Trump and Sanders Win in New Hampshire, CNN Projects

    Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have cruised to stunning victories in the New Hampshire primary, CNN projects, in results that will rock the establishments of both parties and confirm the strength of outsider candidates in a wild presidential race. Trump, a brash billionaire reality TV star who has never run for office, and […]

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    Judge Chides State Department for Delay in Clinton Email Release

    A federal judge expressed dismay over the State Department’s continued delays releasing Hillary Clinton’s emails. “The government has put me between a rock and a hard place,” Judge Rudolph Contreras said at a hearing Tuesday, noting his displeasure over the State Department’s explanations about the delays. Contreras said he felt he was being forced to […]

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    Red Lobster: Sales Spike 33% After Beyoncé Endorsement

    When Beyoncé put out her first song since 2014 over the weekend, Red Lobster probably wasn’t expecting a sales bump to result. The sit-down seafood restaurant got one anyway. The chain said sales were up 33% on Sunday over the previous year, thanks to a lyric in the new track that suggests using Red Lobster’s […]

  • The first votes in the New Hampshire primary were cast in Dixville Notch on February 9, 2016.  Bernie Sanders received 4 votes, John Kasich 3, and Donald Trump two.

    Kasich, Sanders Win Vote in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch

    DIXVILLE NOTCH, New Hampshire — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got an early boost Tuesday as they won the vote in Dixville Notch, the New Hampshire hamlet that is home to the first vote in the first-in-the-nation primary. Sanders shut out Hillary Clinton, 4-0, while Kasich bested Donald Trump, 3-2. Those […]

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    Branstad Says Iowa Caucuses ‘Handled Very Well’

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory in Iowa shrank over the weekend. Last Monday’s caucus was the closest Democratic results in history, so the Iowa Democratic Party reviewed the results of 14 precincts. They found five precincts had errors, but the results stay the same. The new results show Clinton on top […]

  • Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the CNN Democratic Debate at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

    Clinton Win Shrinks with New Iowa Democratic Party Results, Sanders Still Reviewing

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The slim margin by which Hillary Clinton won the Iowa caucuses shrank even narrower after the Iowa Democratic Party said Sunday it found counting errors in five of the 14 precincts it double-checked. The Democratic Party announced Sunday that Clinton won 700.47 state delegate equivalents (SDEs) to Sanders’ 696.92 SDEs — a […]