Election 2024

Donald Trump calls for Iowa supporters to caucus, says ‘nothing’s over’ for 2024

BY: - December 2, 2023

CEDAR RAPIDS — With six weeks left until the Iowa caucuses, former president Donald Trump largely spent his time in Iowa criticizing President Joe Biden instead of going after his Republican rivals — but told supporters to not listen to claims that the primary is already “over.” “Don’t listen to that, don’t listen,” Trump said. […]

DeSantis touts completion of 99-county Iowa tour as measure of leadership

BY: - December 2, 2023

NEWTON – With a month and a half to go until Iowa caucuses, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held an event marking his completion of visits to all 99 Iowa counties. His final stop was Saturday in Jasper County.   Welcomed by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Bob Vander Plaats, two of his most prominent supporters, DeSantis reminisced […]

Republican presidential candidates take on ‘parental rights,’ LGBTQ issues

BY: - December 1, 2023

Most Republican presidential hopefuls share the same views on so-called “culture war” issues, including prohibiting transgender women from participating in women’s sports, opposing LGBTQ materials in K-12 schools and supporting police forces against protesters – but candidates argue their specific approaches will help them win the nomination and beat President Joe Biden. In the months […]

DeSantis and Newsom clash in TV debate, charging each other with lies and bullying

BY: - November 30, 2023

Ron DeSantis of Florida and Gavin Newsom from California, two of the nation’s most well-known governors who sit on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum, engaged in a fiery 90-minute debate on Thursday night from Alpharetta, Georgia, which was broadcast live on the Fox News Channel. The stakes were undoubtedly higher for DeSantis, 45, who […]

Political analyst Charlie Cook predicts Biden-Trump rematch, but says both parties would benefit from a new nominee

BY: - November 29, 2023

Political analyst Charlie Cook told Iowans at Drake University that he believes the country will be seeing a 2020 rematch in the 2024 presidential general election between President Joe Biden former President Donald Trump. But he said both parties may be better off if they found a different nominee. Cook, the founder and former editor-in-chief […]

Lawsuit seeks to block law banning LGBTQ materials, explicit books in Iowa schools

BY: - November 28, 2023

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday seeking to block enforcement of parts of an Iowa law that restricts schools from teaching topics involving gender and sexuality and prohibits books involving sex acts. The legal organizations are acting on behalf of seven Iowa students and […]

Health care is front and center as DeSantis and Newsom go mano a mano

BY: and - November 27, 2023

Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom — political rivals from opposite coasts and proxies for red and blue America — are set to square off for a first-of-its-kind debate Nov. 30 in Georgia. Newsom, a liberal firebrand in his second term as governor of California, isn’t running for president in 2024. […]

How U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson helped derail a fight against election lies

BY: - November 24, 2023

Back in July, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. A federal court had recently granted a temporary injunction, in Missouri v. Biden, finding that the Biden administration had violated the First Amendment by coercing social media companies to remove content, related both to elections and the COVID-19 vaccine, that it […]

DeSantis supporters’ ad buy emphasizes high-profile Iowa endorsements

BY: - November 22, 2023

The super PAC backing Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign is hoping to harness the power of influential Iowa endorsers as the Florida governor aims to surge ahead of both former President Donald Trump and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Super PAC Never Back Down released a pair of ads Wednesday titled “Focused,” and “Fight,” featuring Gov. […]

Bob Vander Plaats endorses Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president

BY: - November 21, 2023

As the Iowa caucuses draw near, former President Donald Trump holds a significant lead ahead of other Republican presidential candidates — but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign hopes to harness the support of Iowa evangelicals, an influential group of GOP caucusgoers, to win the caucuses. That strategy was strengthened Tuesday when Family Leader President and […]

Federal appeals court dismisses Arkansas redistricting lawsuit

BY: - November 20, 2023

A federal appeals panel on Monday affirmed a lower court’s ruling and dismissed a case challenging Arkansas’ state redistricting map, asserting that only the United States attorney general can enforce the Voting Rights Act. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that private individuals can’t sue under Section 2 of […]

Three presidential debates, one VP debate scheduled ahead of 2024 election

BY: - November 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Democratic and Republican nominees for president would debate three times next year if both candidates agree to a schedule released Monday by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. “The United States’ general election debates, watched live worldwide, are a model for many other countries: the opportunity to hear and see leading candidates […]