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Kay Henderson

Liberal groups stage rallies to back Obama's Supreme Court pick

Mar 21 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa Liberal groups allied with the White House staged rallies around the country on Monday to pressure Republican senators including the Judiciary Committee's chairman not to block President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Former security official convicted in Iowa lottery fraud trial

Jul 20 2015

DES MOINES An Iowa jury on Monday convicted a former multi-state lottery association official of fraud in a case where prosecutors said he rigged a Hot Lotto game drawing to win a $14.3 million prize.

Iowa Republicans kill high-profile presidential straw poll

Jun 12 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Republican Party on Friday killed the state's high-profile presidential straw poll, putting an end to a decades-old political tradition that had outlived its usefulness.

Iowa House passes bill requiring ultrasound before abortion

Mar 13 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa The Republican-led Iowa House voted on Thursday to require doctors to perform an ultrasound on any woman seeking an abortion and let her see the image and hear the fetus' heartbeat.

Biden says 2016 should be debate about continuing Obama's policies

Feb 12 2015

DES MOINES Vice President Joe Biden was vague on Thursday about whether he would seek to succeed President Barack Obama, but said the 2016 White House campaign should be centered on whether to continue Obama's policies.

Iowa governor to spend night in hospital after falling ill

Jan 26 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa Six-term Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is being treated for flu-like symptoms and will spend Monday night in a Des Moines hospital after falling ill at a public event earlier in the day, the governor's office said.

Iowa Republican leaders say they will continue straw poll

Jan 10 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa Iowa Republicans will hold an unofficial poll this summer to gauge how the party's presidential hopefuls are faring before the state chooses a candidate for president in 2016, party leaders said on Saturday.

Biden apologizes for 'Shylocks' gaffe, visits Iowa

Sep 17 2014

DES MOINES Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for referring to people who squeeze U.S. military personnel serving overseas on loans and other financial issues as "Shylocks," a reference to a stereotypical Jewish character in Shakespeare.

Biden apologizes for 'Shylocks' gaffe, visits Iowa

Sep 17 2014

DES MOINES Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for referring to people who squeeze U.S. military personnel serving overseas on loans and other financial issues as "Shylocks," a reference to a stereotypical Jewish character in Shakespeare.

Iowa bill would allow form of marijuana for epilepsy treatment

May 01 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa Iowa lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize possession of a liquid, non-intoxicating form of marijuana as a treatment for severe epilepsy, sending it to Governor Terry Branstad.

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