Sen. Ted Cruz's dad makes fiery anti-Obama speech
August 12th, 2013
11:31 AM ET
8 months ago

Sen. Ted Cruz's dad makes fiery anti-Obama speech

(CNN) – Rafael Cruz, a pastor who left Cuba as a teenager amid the nation's revolution in the 1950s, told a crowd of evangelical conservatives this weekend that President Barack Obama's policies mirror those of Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro.

Cruz, whose son Ted serves as a U.S. senator from Texas, linked Obama and Castro through their promises to citizens, describing Castro as a "young charismatic leader who rose up talking about hope and change."
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Filed under: Iowa • President Obama • Ted Cruz
Biden headed to Iowa for high-profile steak fry
August 11th, 2013
07:25 PM ET
8 months ago

Biden headed to Iowa for high-profile steak fry

Updated at 8:19 p.m. ET on 8/11

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Iowa next month to deliver the keynote speech at Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, an aide to the vice president - and potential candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination - told CNN's Jim Acosta on Sunday.

An Iowa Democratic official also confirmed Biden's upcoming visit to Harkin's steak fry, which typically attracts a high-profile crowd of national Democrats. Its setting in the first-in-the-nation caucus state makes it a natural stop for potential White House hopefuls.
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Filed under: Iowa • Joe Biden
Donald Trump: I would spend ‘whatever it took’ to win White House
August 11th, 2013
04:59 PM ET
8 months ago

Donald Trump: I would spend ‘whatever it took’ to win White House

(CNN) – He flirted with a presidential run that never materialized in 2012, but Donald Trump is again making forays - serious or otherwise - into White House politics.

The real estate mogul and reality television host trekked to Iowa this weekend, along with other potential 2016 candidates Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, to speak at the evangelical Family Leader Conference.
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Filed under: Donald Trump • Iowa
Another Cruz trip to Iowa stokes more 2016 speculation
August 5th, 2013
01:03 PM ET
8 months ago

Another Cruz trip to Iowa stokes more 2016 speculation

(CNN) - Ted Cruz is heading back to Iowa. Again.

The Republican Party of Iowa announced Monday that the freshman U.S. senator from Texas will headline its annual Ronald Reagan Commemorative Dinner, scheduled this year on October 25th at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Ted Cruz
Iowa poll: Who wins a Clinton-Christie 2016 showdown?
July 22nd, 2013
09:18 AM ET
9 months ago

Iowa poll: Who wins a Clinton-Christie 2016 showdown?

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie are dead even in the key battleground state of Iowa in a hypothetical 2016 presidential showdown, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University survey of Iowa voters also indicates that President Barack Obama's approval rating among Iowa voters has edged down since May. And according to the poll, which was released Monday morning, Hawkeye State voters are divided on the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Joe Biden • Polls • Scott Walker
Iowa back in the 2016 spotlight, again
July 19th, 2013
08:52 AM ET
9 months ago

Iowa back in the 2016 spotlight, again

(CNN) – The 2016 Iowa caucuses may still be two and a half years away, but two possible Republican White House hopefuls head Friday to the state that traditionally votes first in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

Sen. Rand Paul is making his second trip to the Hawkeye State this year. The Republican from Kentucky will speak to evangelicals gathering at the influential "Pastors and Pews" event, as well as talk with reporters at a news conference in Des Moines. (Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will also attend both events.)
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
Growing heated, Iowa governor responds to firing of state employee
July 18th, 2013
05:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Growing heated, Iowa governor responds to firing of state employee

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa grew animated during a press conference Thursday discussing a state criminal investigator who claims he was fired for reporting the governor's vehicle speeding.

Larry Hedlund was fired as a special agent in charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations Wednesday. His termination notice, posted online, states that Hedlund made "negative and disrespectful" comments about the department and its leadership.
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Filed under: Iowa • Terry Branstad
Marco Rubio’s Iowa problem
July 17th, 2013
06:54 PM ET
9 months ago

Marco Rubio’s Iowa problem

Washington (CNN) – Does Marco Rubio have an Iowa problem?

If Sam Clovis is any barometer, the answer is an unmitigated yes.
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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Iowa • Marco Rubio
Ted Cruz Iowa bound
June 7th, 2013
01:53 PM ET
10 months ago

Ted Cruz Iowa bound

(CNN) – That trip to South Carolina must have gone well.

Sen. Ted Cruz, who spoke to Palmetto State Republicans in early May, has another trip to an early voting state slated for July when he'll headline the Iowa GOP's annual summer picnic.
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Filed under: Iowa • Ted Cruz
Iowa voters say yes to Hillary Clinton
May 24th, 2013
09:37 AM ET
11 months ago

Iowa voters say yes to Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton has the early edge in a key battleground state, should she choose to run for president in 2016.

Iowa voters picked her as their choice for commander in chief above top potential Republican contenders including Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, in a new survey released Friday.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Joe Biden • Marco Rubio • Polls • Rand Paul
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