April 8th, 2014
09:43 PM ET
6 months ago

Mike Huckabee: Not 'homophobic' but on the 'right side of the Bible'

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee told an Iowa crowd on Tuesday that he’s "not homophobic," but believing marriage should be between one man and one woman is being “on the right side of the Bible.”

Huckabee, who is also a pastor, told a conservative crowd, "I'm not against anybody. I'm really not. I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic."

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee • Same-sex marriage
2016 watch: Huckabee back in Iowa
April 8th, 2014
09:28 AM ET
6 months ago

2016 watch: Huckabee back in Iowa

(CNN) - As he considers another bid for the White House, Mike Huckabee heads to Iowa Tuesday, the state that put the former Arkansas governor on the national political map during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Huckabee will keynote the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's spring kickoff. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the group, which is very influential with social conservative voters in the Hawkeye State.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Mike Huckabee
Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat
March 27th, 2014
11:00 AM ET
6 months ago

Elizabeth Warren, PCCC back Braley for Senate seat

(CNN) – Populist darling Elizabeth Warren, along with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, threw their support Thursday behind Bruce Braley in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa.

Braley, a four-term congressman is hoping to keep the seat longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who's retiring at the end of this year, in party hands.

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Filed under: 2014 • Elizabeth Warren • Iowa • PCCC • South Dakota
Santorum 'very open' to another presidential bid
March 26th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
6 months ago

Santorum 'very open' to another presidential bid

(CNN) - In his strongest language to date, possible 2016 Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum said he's "very open to taking on another run" for the White House.

In a taping Wednesday on the Iowa Public Television program "Iowa Press," Santorum was asked about his visit to the Hawkeye State, which holds the first contest in the presidential caucus and primary calendar, and whether the "door's open" to another bid for the GOP nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
Sarah Palin endorses 'castrating hogs' candidate
March 26th, 2014
01:18 PM ET
6 months ago

Sarah Palin endorses 'castrating hogs' candidate

(CNN) - Sarah Palin announced Wednesday she's throwing her support behind Joni Ernst for an open U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, picking up on the GOP candidate's new campaign theme of cutting "through the pork" in Washington.

The former Alaska governor, 2008 vice presidential nominee, and conservative firebrand said in a post to her Facebook page that if Deb Fischer, a Republican senator from Nebraska who Palin backed in 2012, "can see through the bull in Washington, then Iowa's Joni Ernst can help her cut through the pork."

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Filed under: Iowa • Sarah Palin
Inside Politics: Obama vs. Romney... and Putin
March 26th, 2014
08:11 AM ET
6 months ago

Inside Politics: Obama vs. Romney... and Putin

Take a quick trip Inside Politics and see the stories setting the stage in Washington today:

Obama vs. Romney ... and Putin – A tough question for President Obama on Romney, Russia and Putin. Obama is a master of the long–winded sidestep - guarded, professorial and often dismissive answers to questions from reporters.

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Filed under: Bruce Braley • Iowa • Kentucky • Michelle Obama • Mitch McConnell • Mitt Romney • Vladimir Putin
Braley dismisses Grassley's 'Iowa farmer' credentials in video clip
March 25th, 2014
05:51 PM ET
6 months ago

Braley dismisses Grassley's 'Iowa farmer' credentials in video clip

Washington (CNN) – Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, a leading candidate for the U.S. Senate this year, was put on the defensive Tuesday by a video clip showing him warning that a Republican Senate takeover could leave the GOP's Chuck Grassley - "a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school" - in charge of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee.

If the GOP captures the Senate majority, "you might have a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee," Braley says in the video.

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Filed under: Iowa
2016 watch: Santorum's busy day in Iowa
March 25th, 2014
02:58 PM ET
6 months ago

2016 watch: Santorum's busy day in Iowa

(CNN) -- Rick Santorum's heading back to Iowa Wednesday.

And anytime a potential White House hopeful heads to the Hawkeye State, which kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar, the national political media takes notice.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Rick Santorum
Cruz blazing '16 path from Iowa to N.H.
March 18th, 2014
03:30 PM ET
6 months ago

Cruz blazing '16 path from Iowa to N.H.

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz will headline a second fundraiser in New Hampshire when he visits the final week of April, as the Texas Republican continues to flirt with a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Cruz will be the featured guest at a $500-a-plate fundraiser for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, a conservative organization that, among other things, is working to try and defeat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in November.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • New Hampshire • Ted Cruz
Fourth trip to Iowa for Cruz
March 18th, 2014
11:26 AM ET
6 months ago

Fourth trip to Iowa for Cruz

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

The freshman senator from Texas and possible 2016 GOP White House contender is making his fourth visit since last July to Iowa, the state that kicks off the presidential caucus and primary calendar.

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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Ted Cruz
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