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Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley talk it out in Des Moines Monday

Andrew Clark | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Andrew Clark

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton met for a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa Monday night to answer why they are the right choice to be commander-in-chief of the U.S. Here's a recap of what you may have missed from Drake University.

Des Moines Register Endorses Rubio And Clinton In Iowa Caucuses

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.24.2016 | Politics

The editorial board of The Des Moines Register on Saturday endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the res...

A Silicon Valley Take on the News Industry: It's Time to Be Optimistic

David Chavern | Posted 01.19.2016 | Media
David Chavern

The news industry today is all about experimentation. In the face of great change and opportunity, news outlets are constantly developing fresh strategies, offerings and partnerships to further engage with audiences, communities and advertisers.

An Impossible Dream -- Reflections on My Campaign for President

Fred Karger | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Fred Karger

I returned home to Los Angeles exactly six years ago this month to prepare for a February exploratory trip to Washington, DC, New York and then a week in New Hampshire to "test the waters" for a possible run.

Hillary or Bernie: Who Will Win Debate #2?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Larry Schwimmer

As the Democratic candidates get ready to face off in their second debate on Saturday, November 14, Hillary Clinton enjoys a wide lead in the race for the Democratic nomination nationally.

Trump vs. Ramos

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.26.2015 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Jorge Ramos, who became and American citizen in 2008, takes his role as a journalist seriously. He left his job as a reporter in Mexico because he didn't want to be told what to say. He has succeeded beyond his dreams in reporting on the issues and concerns of his audience.

Politics of the Oscar Race With Richard Dreyfuss and Sally Kirkland

Brent Roske | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brent Roske

Brent Roske discusses the politics of the Oscar race with Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland who's gunning for another nomination for this years 'Archaeology of a Woman'.

Roske on Politics: Gov. Terry Branstad and State Senator Jack Hatch

Brent Roske | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Roske

Brent Roske chats with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and State Senator Jack Hatch about their picks in the very close US Senate Race between Joni Ernst...

EPA Carbon Standards and Iowa: Breezing Past Proposed Goals

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Henry Henderson

The proposal offers an opportunity for Iowa to continue to grow its booming wind sector and implement solar and energy efficiency to a greater extent, creating a more affordable, more independent, and cleaner electric system. In fact, Iowa is already on a path to meet the emissions reduction target set by EPA.

Earth Day Greenwash: API Front Group Iowa Energy Forum Sponsors Pro-Keystone XL Event

Steve Horn | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The political carnival that is the prelude to the Iowa caucuses has started over a year and a half early. At the center of it this time around: a game of political hot potato over the northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Senator Calls Obama 'Exotic' Behind Closed Doors

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

A Southern senator referred to President Barack Obama as "exotic" in a closed-door meeting last month, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said Wednesday. Dur...

Why An Expected Romney Boost Failed To Materialize

Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- A week ago, The Des Moines Register surprised the political world by endorsing Mitt Romney for president, the first time the storied Iow...

Ryan Grim

Obama Adviser: Des Moines Register Endorsement Not 'Based At All In Reality' | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

Stephanie Cutter, a top adviser to the Obama campaign, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the Des Moines Register's endorsement of Republican nomin...

Influential Swing-State Paper Endorses Romney

Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

The Des Moines Register announced in an editorial released on Saturday night that it would back Mitt Romney in 2012. It implored readers to give Romne...

Voting for Obama Because He's Not White

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

By focusing on the white vote and ignoring the non-white vote, Mitt Romney has given the significant and growing non-white voter block in America their decision: vote for the non-white guy, he's one of us.

Obama's Risky Gamble Exposed

Daily Beast | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Demographics are destiny, but Team Obama may be taking that a bit too literally. Play-to-the-base campaigns are particularly risky for Democrats gi...

Michael Calderone

How Iowa Paper Pushed Obama On The Record | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.25.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Obama campaign reversed course Wednesday morning by allowing an interview between the president and The Des Moines Register to be put ...

Elise Foley

Barack Obama: If I Win, It May Be Thanks To GOP Alienating Latinos | Elise Foley | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told The Des Moines Register on Tuesday that there was a strong possibility that he'd win a second term because o...

Obama Calls In To Iowa's Biggest Newspaper To Talk NFL Refs, National Debt

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Those who wondered Tuesday why President Barack Obama did not have time to meet with foreign leaders at the United Nations have their answer. He ha...

Jon Ward

Iowa Republican Governor Accepts Health Care Dare, Volunteers To Pay 20 Percent Of His Premiums | Jon Ward | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said in an interview Friday that he is going to begin paying 20 percent of his own health care premiums vol...

Open Letter to Mormon Church President Thomas S. Monson

Fred Karger | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Fred Karger

We must stop this Religion-based bigotry. I once again appeal to you as the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) to sit down face to face and find common ground.

Calls For End To Controversial Tuition Program

Posted 04.18.2012 | College

If you are rich or your child is a star athlete, you might not worry about paying for college. But the vast majority of Iowa families make big sacrifi...

Mark Blumenthal

What Poll Experts Are Waiting For Saturday Night | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

On New Year's Eve exactly four years ago, the Des Moines Register released its final poll of Iowa caucus-goers and turned the political world upside d...

Michael Calderone

Iowa Media's Time To Shine | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.30.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Craig Robinson launched The Iowa Republican in March 2009, he hoped to bring his decade's worth of Republican campaign and fundraisin...

Romney Gets Critical Endorsement

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

The Des Moines Register, Iowa's biggest and most influential newspaper, announced that it would endorse Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee for pres...