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Iowa Democratic Party chief resigns after caucus mess

Feb 13, 2020 - 1:16 PM

In his resignation letter, Troy Price says, 'it is time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward.' But 'my presence in my current role makes that more difficult.'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 06, 2020 Troy Price Chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, addresses the media about the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses on February 7, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Price, chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, resigned on February 12, 2020, a week after overseeing the chaotic Iowa caucuses that embarrassed the state and national party and left Democrats open to accusations of incompetence. Steve POPE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Buttigieg wins delayed Iowa count, Sanders to contest result

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:05 AM

Buttigieg and Sanders are separated by a razor-thin margin

MAYOR PETE. File photo taken on September 26, 2016 of South Bend Indiana Mayor Peter Buttigieg. Photo by Derek Henkle/AFP

Sanders claims victory as review ordered of Iowa results

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:48 AM

'From where I come from, the person who gets the most votes wins,' Sanders says

THE BERN. Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters as they wait for results to come in at his caucus night watch party on February 3, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP

Iowa woman wanted vote changed after learning Buttigieg is gay

Feb 05, 2020 - 8:54 AM

'Are you saying that he has a same-sex partner? Are you kidding?' the woman, wearing a 'Pete 2020' sticker, asks an organizer

PETE. Buttigieg speaks at a New Hampshire event. Photo from AFP

Buttigieg takes lead in Iowa caucuses, Sanders second

Feb 05, 2020 - 7:31 AM

Joe Biden is in fourth place, a disappointing showing for the former vice president who has claimed he is best positioned to defeat Donald Trump in November

PETE. In this file photo taken on September 26, 2016, South Bend Indiana Mayor Peter Buttigieg talks about Republican Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence in front of potential voters at a Hillary Clinton debate watching party for the LGBT community in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Derek Henkle/AFP

Iowa White House vote turns to fiasco as results delayed

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:11 PM

Republicans led by President Donald Trump gloat over the setback, and candidates who normally rely on the Midwestern state's caucuses for momentum as the primary season unfolds are denied that bounce

CAUCUS. Caucus volunteer works on paper work on February 3, 2020 in Carpenter, Iowa. File photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images/AFP

Sanders claims Iowa lead, ahead of Buttigieg

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:13 PM

Data released by the Sanders campaign, which says it represents results from nearly 40% of precincts in Iowa, shows Bernie Sanders garnering 28.62% of the vote, followed by moderate Pete Buttigieg at 25.71%.

BERNIE SANDERS. Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters as they wait for results to come in at his caucus night watch party on February 3, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP

Iowa fires starting gun on Democratic White House race

Feb 04, 2020 - 11:05 AM

The two frontrunners, far-left senator Bernie Sanders and moderate former vice president Joe Biden, face a key test in the sparsely populated state

SUPPORT. Caucus goers wait to be counted at their precinct at Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on February 3, 2020. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Democrats make final pitch in Iowa hours before first U.S. vote

Feb 03, 2020 - 11:53 AM

Iowans take their role as first-in-the-nation voters to heart, and their pick has a recent historical track record of becoming the Democratic nominee

BERNIE DOLL. A supporter holds a Bernie action figure outside a campaign event of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at Ingersoll Tap February 2, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Democrats make final pitches ahead of Iowa showdown

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Monday's crunch vote has created an air of suspense, with no clear frontrunner

BERNIE RALLY. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets rally attendees after speaking at a campaign rally at the U.S. Bank Arena on February 1, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Over 3,000 people were in attendance at the event. Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images/AFP

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population issued a joint statement in opposition

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Hillary Clinton: The unloved politician

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:16 PM

4th UPDATE Hillary Rodham Clinton stands on the threshold of a historic victory – as the first woman president of the United States – while remaining one of the least popular politicians in recent American history

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

2 US police officers killed in Iowa 'ambush'

Nov 02, 2016 - 8:26 PM

3rd UPDATE Scott Michael Greene from Urbandale is captured less than two hours after police released his name and said they were searching for him

SCOTT MICHAEL GREENE. This undated photo obtained November 2, 2016 from the Des Moines and Urbandale police Departments in Iowa shows Urbandale resident Scott Michael Greene, who is being sought by investigators in connection with the fatal shootings of two police officers. Photo by Karen Bleier/ Des Moines and Urbandale Police / AFP

Political calculation: The math behind the US election

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The victor must get to the magic number of 270 electoral college votes – but just trying to anticipate the result is a complicated exercise in adding subtracting and combining

Clinton seeks rebound against Sanders at debate and beyond

Feb 12, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Peeling African Americans away from Hillary Clinton will be crucial for Bernie Sanders especially in South Carolina where according to exit poll data some 55 of Democratic voters in 2008 were black

DEAD HEAT. In this file photo, US Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R) talk to each other on stage prior to the start of the Democratic presidential candidates debate at Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, October 13, 2015. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Trump, Cruz at loggerheads as Republican race gets personal

Feb 04, 2016 - 12:43 AM

UPDATED Donald Trump launches a full blown attack on Republican arch rival Ted Cruz accusing him of stealing victory in Iowa as the Texas senator bit back

CALLING FOR RE-VOTE. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at the Sheraton in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 01 February, 2016. Photo by John Taggart/EPA

Duterte’s DQ cases, China-PH ties, Zika outbreak | 6PM wRap

Feb 03, 2016 - 6:45 PM

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#USvote: 6 takeaways from the Iowa caucuses

Feb 03, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Iowa where the presidential hopefuls jousted for months holds key lessons for those seeking the White House

epa05130033 A farmers barn is seen here in Ivy, Iowa, USA, 27 January 2016. The first votes in the state-by-state primary process to choose the presidential candidate for each party will be cast in the Iowa caucuses on 01 February 2016. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

Clinton wins in Iowa, Sereno on Poe case, terrorism in Indonesia | 12PM wRap

Feb 03, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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White House race shifts to New Hampshire

Feb 03, 2016 - 8:19 AM

Before the Iowa tallies were even released the contenders from both camps were jetting out to New Hampshire which holds its nomination votes a week from now

NEW BATTLEGROUND. A supporter wears a t-shirt with the campaign logo of Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton during a town hall meeting in Keene, New Hampshire, USA January 3, 2016. CJ Gunther/EPA

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Feb 02, 2016 - 6:46 PM

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Sanders: Democratic socialist ready for revolution

Feb 02, 2016 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED The 74 year old Democratic socialist may be the eldest contender in the White House race but he has done the most to inspire passionate support among young liberals

FEELING THE 'BERN' Vermont Senator and US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gestures as he speaks to supporters during his Iowa Caucus watch party in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, February 1, 2016. Larry W. Smith/EPA

Ted Cruz: Tea Party firebrand strikes first blow in Iowa

Feb 02, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Cruz who has fought hard to maintain a prominent place for faith in American life is battling not just for the Republican nomination – he sees himself in a battle for the very soul of the country

IOWA WINNER. US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses supporters after winning Iowa's much coveted caucus, the first-in-the-nation electoral event of the 2016 presidential election, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, February 1, 2016. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Razor-thin victory for Clinton in Iowa: Democratic party results

Feb 02, 2016 - 1:23 PM

4th UPDATE With 100 of precincts reporting Clinton takes 49 8 against 49 6 for Bernie Sanders

Zika outbreak, Roxas-Duterte word war, Iowa caucuses | 12PM wRap

Feb 02, 2016 - 12:14 PM

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Ted Cruz calls Iowa win 'victory for grassroots'

Feb 02, 2016 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED Cruz: Tonight is a victory for the grassroots

IOWA WINNER. United States Senator and Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz during a campaign stop at the Freedom Village Store in Freedom, New Hampshire, USA, January 19, 2016. CJ Gunther/EPA

Huckabee, O'Malley to end White House bids

Feb 02, 2016 - 11:38 AM

UPDATED Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrat Martin O Malley suspend campaigns after poor results in the Iowa caucuses

OUT. Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley participates in a town hall forum hosted by CNN at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 25 January 2016. Justin Sullivan/Pool/EPA

Cruz upsets Trump in Iowa, US race turns to New Hampshire

Feb 02, 2016 - 11:26 AM

3rd UPDATE Republican Senator Ted Cruz bumps billionaire Donald Trump from the top spot and Democrat Hillary Clinton faces a fierce challenge as Iowans vote in the first nominating contest of the 2016 White House race

Students arrive at a Democratic caucus location on the campus of Drake University on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Ivan Couronne/AFP

Iowa votes – and the White House race begins

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:25 AM

UPDATED Republican frontrunner Donald Trump looks to capitalize on his stunning campaign success while Hillary Clinton defends her status as the Democratic favorite

GOP CAUCUS. Caucus workers check in voters prior to the Republican Party Caucus at Keokuk High School on February 1, 2016 in Keokuk, Iowa. Michael B. Thomas/AFP

Arrest warrant vs Trillanes, Roxas-Robredo 2016, US elections | 6PM wRap

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:36 PM

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Iowa caucuses: What you need to know

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

USvote: Here s a look at the crucial Iowa caucus process which can seem like a byzantine puzzle to those not familiar with it

CAUCUS READY. In this file photo, a young boy prepares to leave school before the arrival of voters at the Waukee Precinct 4 GOP Caucus held at Walnut Hills Elementary School January 3, 2012 in Urbandale, Iowa.  Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images/AFP

White House hopefuls in frantic sprint to Iowa vote

Jan 31, 2016 - 11:30 PM

UPDATED The 3 Democrats and 12 Republicans aiming to be their party s 2016 torchbearer are leaving it all on the field in Iowa the first nominating contest of the 2016 US election season

FIRST IN THE NATION. Residents go about their business in the small town of Northwood, Iowa, USA, January 27, 2016. Eugene Garcia/EPA

Iowa, where White House dreams live and die

Jan 29, 2016 - 1:28 PM

While political fortunes can be made in the state Iowa is not always a harbinger of election success

Boycotting debate, Trump barrels towards Iowa vote

Jan 28, 2016 - 7:29 AM

All eyes are on the heartland state where the 12 Republican candidates and 3 Democratic hopefuls are vying for bragging rights and the lead in the primary race

Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, December 28, 2015. CJ Gunther/EPA/File

With one week to Iowa, Trump and Cruz deepen feud

Jan 26, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Both men are counting on victory in the heartland state which holds the first in the nation vote in the long march to election day in November to propel their candidacy into the top spot heading toward primaries

RIVALS. Donald Trump (L) and Ted Cruz (R). File photos by CJ Gunther/EPA

The race to the White House: 10 things to know

Jan 25, 2016 - 10:42 AM

10 key things to know about the 2016 US presidential campaign

Snow begins to fall at President's Park across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, January 22, 2016. Michael Reynolds/EPA

As Trump, Cruz battle for Iowa, Republican civil war brews

Jan 24, 2016 - 4:38 PM

The battle between billionaire frontrunner Donald Trump and maverick Senator Ted Cruz is the main event for conservatives who are torn with 9 days to go before the Iowa caucus

RIVALRY. US Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R) holds his hand over his heart as he stand next to Donald Trump (L) prior to the beginning of the debate at The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, December 15, 2015. Mike Nelson/EPA

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Jan 18, 2016 - 6:36 PM

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Trump boots renowned Spanish-language anchor from news conference

Aug 26, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Go back to Univision Trump retorts before anchor Jorge Ramos is escorted out of the room by security staff

TESTY EXCHANGE. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos (L) and Donald Trump (R). Ramos picture by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images For Univision/AFP; Trump picture by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton makes first campaign stop in small-town America

Apr 15, 2015 - 9:54 AM

After 3 decades in the public eye the former first lady senator and secretary of state wants to reintroduce herself to voters as a down to earth champion of middle class aspiration

LISTENING TOUR. Hillary Clinton (2nd L) listens to a voter at the Jones Street Coffee House in Monticello, Iowa, in the first official stop of her campaign for the US presidency, April 14, 2015. Photo courtesy of Clinton's official campaign page on Facebook

Clinton in Iowa on humble campaign tour

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:59 PM

It is in Monticello a small town of 4 000 inhabitants in the key Midwestern state that the former top US diplomat will hold her first small roundtables with middle class voters after crowding into a van traveling from New York

READY. Hillary Clinton in a scene from her campaign video. Image via Clinton's official page on Facebook

Hillary, hungry for White House, to launch Clinton 2.0

Apr 12, 2015 - 4:03 PM

UPDATED The former US secretary of state and one time first lady will enter the race as the Democratic Party s overwhelming favorite

RUNNING. Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presents her new memoir 'Hard Choices' in Berlin, Germany, 06 July 2014. Maurizio Gambarini/EPA

WATCH: NBA D-League teammates ejected for fighting each other

Jan 29, 2015 - 4:07 AM

Iowa Energy players Kailin Lucas and Jarnell Stokes had a bit too much energy during a timeout as the two teammates came to blow near the team s bench

Kailin Lucas (Center) ended up bloody at the hands of his teammate during an Iowa Energy game. Photo by Jack Arent / NBAE / Getty Images / AFP

Clinton tells Iowa she's 'thinking about it' ahead of 2016

Sep 15, 2014 - 7:25 AM

It is true I am thinking about it

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Berlin, Germany, 06 July 2014. Paul Zinken/EPA

Where Obama could lose it all: Senate races to watch

Sep 07, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Republicans must gain six seats to take over the US Senate and many analysts say that goal is within reach

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

UConn to face Kentucky for NCAA basketball crown

Apr 06, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The University of Connecticut toppled top seeded Florida on Saturday and will play Kentucky for America s coveted national collegiate basketball crown

NCAA SHOWDOWN. Terrence Samuel (L), Lasan Kromah (R) and the rest of the UConn Huskies will face the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Finals. Photo from Getty Images/AFP

Brr! It’s cold in here

Jan 26, 2014 - 10:41 AM

The sun is out but the wind is cold

FROZEN TRAMPOLINE. Have you ever jumped on anything frozen? Screenshot from YouTube

Tornadoes, floods kill 14 in US Midwest

Jun 02, 2013 - 9:18 AM

UPDATE The National Weather Service warned severe weather was shifting eastward with Ohio Mississippi River Valleys set to receive bulk of storms

IN RUINS. People survey the damage at the at Canadian Valley Technology Center's El Reno Campus after it was hit by a powerful tornado on June 1, 2013 in El Reno, Oklahoma. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay' - study

May 02, 2013 - 9:31 AM

Playing videogames can prevent and even reverse deteriorating brain functions such as memory reasoning and visual processing

'Irresistible' woman fired for being too sexy

Dec 25, 2012 - 8:46 AM

Melissa Nelson worked for James Knight for 10 years before his wife complained about his infatuation with her

DEFEATED IN COURT. Melissa Nelson lost a discrimination lawsuit against her former employer who was infatuated with her. Photo from Facebook