Update: At least two people are dead and the small town of Pilger is in ruins after tornadoes tore across Nebraska.
Iowa’s highest court has thrown out Nick Rhoades’ 25-year prison sentence for criminal transmission of HIV.
The governor of South Carolina signed into law Monday a medical marijuana bill, which will allow children with severe epilepsy to use cannabidiol oil (CBD), a nonpsychoactive marijuana derivative. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a similar bill into law on Friday.
More than 65 tornadoes hit the U.S., killing 37 people.
Plus 22 totally unethical (but effective!) lifehacks, 49 hoaxes people actually believed, and a pretty terrifying life-size Marge Simpson.
Senate candidate Joni Ernst enters the Political Advertisement Hall Of Fame with her new video called, “Squeal.”
No, we don’t go cow tipping.
The danger in campaigning for 2016 early. Ready for Hillary, the leading super PAC supporting a Clinton run, starts organizing for the midterms.
The residents have Northwood, Iowa, have been evacuated after a fire containing sulfuric acid broke out near a municipal airport. Update: The evacuation has now been lifted.
The couples vowed to love each other “in good times and bacon” at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Iowa.
“You guys want a list. Iowans want a sense of engagement and conversation and dialogue like they got on the Obama campaign.” The super PAC takes the first of what they say will be many trips to the early caucus state.
OK, Target is great everywhere. But to Midwesterners especially, it is truly Heaven on Earth.
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“I have never met him and don’t know anyone in his camp, but I’m glad he’s thinking about us,” one state representative said. The holiday cards were paid for by the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
Why do you have gloves on? It’s 40 degrees out.
“I can’t wait to see, in Iowa or New Hampshire, some Tea Party type calling him a liberal and Christie reaching down the guy’s throat and pulling his lungs out. I can’t wait to see that. I’ll pay money to see that.”
A key rite of passage for anyone interested in running for president. Cruz was in Iowa to speak at the GOP fundraising banquet in Des Moines.
“He’s like a superhero. The more bullets that get shot at him, the bigger and stronger he gets,” one Iowa Republican operative says.
They might tear down the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial next — and pee on the trees — to protest Washington dysfunction. “People here need to be thinking about serving their country and not their own sorry butts.”
If memory serves, WWII veterans have a bit of experience with storming a place and holding their positions.
He was there for a steak fry, but you know…
A spokesman for the leading Iowan social conservative says Vander Plaats will consider a Senate run in October.
Oh the humanity, the utter humanity!
The ups and downs of the…let’s see…thirty or so teams that are now part of the conference, in rough order of their expected finish.
The Laramie Project has been performed in many theaters over the past decade, but this school’s principal won’t allow it.
Leader of Iowa Republicans says the process that gave us Michele Bachmann may need to go. But don’t touch the caucuses.
The campaign trail really sucks. Or does it? In an exclusive excerpt from Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of President Obama’s Final Campaign, Michael Hastings explores the weirdly addictive qualities of most expensive election in history, the “brutal caste system” of the press corps, and how the White House Press Secretary picked up a dangerous $10,000-a-day habit.
Seriously intense police chase ensues.