(CNN) – Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said Friday he plans to attend the Iowa State Fair in August, a traditional stop in the first-in-the-nation caucus state for those considering a run for president.
In an interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta, Santorum also criticized the Food and Drug Administration approval this week of the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill without a prescription for women 15 and older.
(CNN) - Republicans hoping to regain the White House in 2016 would make a mistake by ignoring social issues, one of those potential candidates said Monday.
Rick Santorum, who says he's open to another White House bid and already speaks like a candidate, told CNN the GOP's focus on the economy and taxes, instead of social issues, was what led to presidential losses for the party in the last two cycles.
(CNN) – A tweet from a Democratic lawmaker likening a basketball loss to the forcible removal of Native Americans in the nineteenth century was quickly deleted Thursday and replaced with an apology.
U. S. Rep. Bruce Braley of Iowa initially wrote, "It's official. Ohio State is the luckiest team in the tournament. #TrailOfTears" following the Buckeyes' narrow win Thursday night that propelled them to the Elite Eight in the NCAA college basketball tournament.
(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Steve King - who is mulling a run for the U.S. Senate - said Saturday he will leave this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference with renewed energy.
"I'm going to go out of this place like a rocket. This is such a dynamic place for conservatives to gather together," he said in an interview on CNN. "There's no better place to be in America right now."
(CNN) – Add a new name to what's shaping up to be one of the most crucial U.S. Senate showdowns next year.
Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday that she's considering a bid for the seat of longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who late last month announced that he wouldn't run in 2014 for a sixth term in office.
(CNN) - One of the two Republican congressmen considering a 2014 bid for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa says he is staying put in the House.
Rep. Tom Latham announced Wednesday that he will not campaign for the seat of longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who late last month announced that he wouldn't run in 2014 for a sixth term in office.
(CNN) - Rick Santorum's headed to Iowa, some two years and nine months before the next Iowa caucuses.
The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition announced Tuesday that the former senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 GOP presidential candidate will keynote its annual Spring Kickoff, which will be held April 15.
(CNN) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former two-term Iowa governor, will not seek retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's seat in 2014, according to Democratic officials.
Soon after Harkin announced his decision to retire at the end of his term, Vilsack's name was floated among others as a potential Democratic candidate for the seat.
(CNN) - Rep. Steve King hasn't even declared whether or not he will run for the U.S. Senate.
But on Thursday the Iowa Republican sent a plea to supporters charging veteran GOP strategist Karl Rove was marshalling forces against him in a preemptive effort to push him out of the race.