Des Moines

‘A disappointment’: Iowa caucus turnout below expectations

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Democrats are recovering from a number of disappointments after Monday's Iowa caucuses, though one has received less attention...
3:39 8 February 2022

Iowa Democrats to undergo independent review of caucus chaos

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price, under immense pressure following the state's presidential caucus debacle, said Friday th...
22:54 7 February 2022

Dems lay a big caucus egg: No results from Iowa election

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Democratic Party said Monday night that results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus were indefinitely delayed due ...
5:54 4 February 2022

The Latest: Warren assures supporters a woman can win

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):
22:46 2 February 2022

The Latest: Yang says his caucus success will be a ‘shock’

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):
3:48 2 February 2022

2020 candidates brace for frenzied, final weekend in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates are preparing for a final, frenetic weekend of campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses, kick-star...
22:00 31 January 2022

Trump rails against Democratic rivals ahead of Iowa caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa — President Donald Trump lashed out at his top Democratic presidential rivals Thursday, taking his fight to the first-in-the-nation c...
2:25 31 January 2022

Biden under pressure to prove he can thwart new GOP attacks

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — With five days until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is fending off a new onslaught of GOP attacks over his son's business overseas an...
14:12 30 January 2022

Sanders’ Social Security ‘adjustments’ undercut Biden attack

DES MOINES, Iowa — As a congressman in the 1990s, Bernie Sanders expressed an openness to making “adjustments" to the tax and benefit structure of Soc...
20:39 28 January 2022

Iowans adjust to ‘weird’ final days of caucus campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa — In normal years, Iowa is the center of the political universe during the final stretch before its famed caucuses. Top candidates ru...
18:30 28 January 2022

Elizabeth Warren seeks a spark in the final sprint to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Elizabeth Warren is fighting to regain momentum in the turbulent tussle for the Democratic presidential nomination amid lingering q...
16:29 27 January 2022

Democrats navigate sensitive gender politics as voting nears

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend grappling with how to address questions surrounding sexism and gender bias as ...
2:51 20 January 2022

Warren-Sanders rift has progressives nervous about fallout

DES MOINES, Iowa — For nearly a year, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders pushed strongly progressive ideas into the Democratic primary spotlight, fee...
19:50 15 January 2022

Warren makes debate case: Democratic woman can beat Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa — Elizabeth Warren made a forceful case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive rival...
5:06 15 January 2022

Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses:
4:21 15 January 2022

Debate to highlight vanishing diversity in Democratic field

A half dozen White House hopefuls will gather on a debate stage in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday night at a critical moment in the Democratic primary. ...
21:36 14 January 2022

Black mayor of racially diverse Iowa city backs Buttigieg

DES MOINES, Iowa — Quentin Hart, the black mayor of Iowa's most racially diverse city, is backing Pete Buttigieg for president, giving the former Sout...
10:30 14 January 2022

Democrats set to clash in final debate before Iowa caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats are preparing for what could be their most contentious debate yet as the leading candidates gather in Iowa on Tuesday loo...
21:38 13 January 2022

2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on c...
16:20 13 January 2022

Fears of Sanders win growing among Democratic establishment

DES MOINES, Iowa — Increasingly alarmed that Bernie Sanders could become their party's presidential nominee, establishment-minded Democrats are warnin...
10:29 8 January 2022

Iowa woman accused of racist attacks to undergo mental tests

DES MOINES, Iowa — A judge Monday approved a competency evaluation of a woman accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally r...
17:48 30 December 2022

Iowa swung fiercely to Trump. Will it swing back in 2020?

DES MOINES, Iowa — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. Heading into 2020, the question is whether it's going to ...
14:13 27 December 2022

Trial set for Iowa woman charged in hit-and-run, hate crime

DES MOINES, Iowa — A trial has been scheduled for an Iowa woman accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally running over a ...
17:17 24 December 2021

Woman accused in racist attack is charged in 2nd hit-and-run

CLIVE, Iowa — An Iowa woman who told police she intentionally ran over a teenager because she believed the girl was Mexican has been charged with anot...
0:11 24 December 2021

Actor Kevin Costner returns to Iowa to support Buttigieg

INDIANOLA, Iowa — “Field of Dreams” actor Kevin Costner returned to Iowa on Sunday to go to bat for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, ...
23:33 22 December 2021

Iowa Democrats worry ‘Medicare for All’ hurts key industry

DES MOINES, Iowa — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren rec...
5:56 14 December 2021

Iowa’s felon list includes police force, omits drug dealer

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A man convicted of delivering meth two decades ago should have been added to Iowa's database of felons banned from voting, but an em...
18:40 5 December 2021

Lottery group settles with winner who sought bigger prize

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A national lottery group rocked by an insider’s jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who ...
16:29 25 November 2021

Former Iowa governor says Biden has ‘heart of a president’

DES MOINES, Iowa — In endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president on Saturday, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack said, above all, the former vice president’...
18:00 23 November 2021

AP sources: Ex-Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to endorse Biden

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack plans to publicly endorse Joe Biden for president at a rally on Saturday, two people close to Biden’s ...
21:06 22 November 2021