Election 2024

Iowa Democrats set 2024 caucuses for Jan. 15, matching GOP date

BY: - September 16, 2023

Iowa Democrats decided Saturday they will caucus on Jan. 15, 2024, the same day as Iowa Republicans, but it is still unclear when they will cast presidential preference votes. The Iowa Democratic Party’s State Central Committee approved the date Saturday, emphasizing that the caucuses will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “While Iowa […]

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On Democracy Day, newsrooms unite for pro-democracy coverage

BY: - September 15, 2023

It’s no secret: U.S. democracy is under serious threat. Politicians use rigged maps to entrench themselves in power, allowing them to ignore the will of voters. Hundreds of members of Congress, state lawmakers, and top state officials — including chief elections officials — deny the results of the last presidential contest. And a leading candidate for 2024 talks openly […]

Same-day voter registration for Iowa caucuses remains – for now

BY: - September 15, 2023

The ability of many Iowa voters to participate in the state’s influential 2024 presidential nominating contest, the Iowa caucuses, may come down to a matter of timing. Iowa political parties now have the power to set new voter registration requirements for caucus participation. However, Iowa Republicans are unlikely to make changes before the 2024 caucus […]

Democrats extend deadline for New Hampshire to comply with new nominating calendar

BY: - September 14, 2023

A Democratic National Committee panel on Thursday gave New Hampshire another month to submit a primary plan that complies with the party’s new 2024 nominating calendar. The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee met in Washington, D.C., to consider states’ primary and caucus plans and review delegate selection plans that were due in June. The plans […]

Iowa lawmakers praise Speaker McCarthy for opening Biden impeachment inquiry

BY: - September 13, 2023

Iowa’s U.S. House delegation is supporting Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s move forward with an impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden. McCarthy announced Tuesday that he directed several committees to open a formal inquiry into unproven allegations that Biden profited from his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings while serving as vice president under former President Barack Obama. […]

White House slams ‘baseless’ House GOP impeachment inquiry as ‘political stunt’

BY: - September 13, 2023

WASHINGTON — The White House is lambasting the House GOP’s decision to open an impeachment inquiry into unproven allegations that President Joe Biden profited from his son’s international business scheme during his time as vice president in the Obama administration. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday that he directed several of the chamber’s committees to […]

U.S. House Speaker McCarthy tells committees to launch Biden impeachment probe

BY: - September 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday announced that he has directed several House committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into unproven GOP allegations that President Joe Biden profited from his son’s business dealings when he was vice president in the Obama administration. “These allegations paint a picture, a picture of corruption,” […]

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Do unbiased jurors exist to serve at Trump’s trials in the age of social media?

BY: - September 9, 2023

As trial dates approach for former President Donald Trump’s indictments, both he and prosecutors are already claiming it will be hard to secure an impartial jury. Special counsel Jack Smith has said Trump’s public statements risk contaminating the jury pool for the charges he will face in a federal court in Washington, D.C., related to […]

Trump, holding wide lead in latest caucus poll, returns to Iowa Saturday

BY: - September 9, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was headed Saturday to Iowa, where a new poll shows no other candidates have neared his large lead among likely GOP caucusgoers. Trump was scheduled to make an appearance this afternoon at Iowa State University in Ames, where tens of thousands are gathered for the Iowa-Iowa State football game. He rallied […]

Trump rally highlights Republican division with booing of absent Thune, Rounds, Johnson

BY: - September 9, 2023

RAPID CITY — A Friday event intended to rally the South Dakota Republican Party around Donald Trump’s visit to the state instead showcased division at the party’s highest levels. The state’s all-Republican, three-member congressional delegation — Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds, and Rep. Dusty Johnson — did not attend the event in the ice […]

Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann says concerns remain about Iowa Democrats’ caucus plan

BY: - September 8, 2023

Republican Party of Iowa chair Jeff Kaufmann said the GOP caucus date of Jan. 15, 2024 is “etched in stone,” but concerns remained about whether Iowa Democrats’ new caucus process could affect the state’s first-in-the-nation position. Kaufmann and Steve Scheffler, a Republican National Committee member and Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition president, spoke to reporters […]

Fulton grand jury recommended charges against current, former U.S. senators

BY: - September 8, 2023

A Fulton County special grand jury recommended that prosecutors file criminal charges against former Georgia U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in the sweeping 2020 presidential election interference case. No charges have been filed against the three senators. The grand jury report released Friday reveals that the […]