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  1. This Might Be the Most Important Swing District in the CountryTrump and Pence have both visited Iowa’s First in recent days. The GOP is nervous about holding the district — and what it would mean if it can’t.
  2. Ignore Polling: Abortion is in Danger in GOP-Controlled StatesA state’s willingness to restrict abortion is based less on public opinion than the power of the GOP.
  3. Trump’s Trade War Is a Big Problem for Republicans in Politically Pivotal IowaTrump and his people told Iowans not to worry about Chinese retaliation against Iowa soybean exports. Now they’re worrying for real.
  4. Iowa Could Be 2018’s Bellwether for DemocratsThe state that lurched heavily red in 2014 and 2016 could lurch back, and that would be significant given Iowa’s Trump-friendly demographics.
  5. Iowa Democratic Candidate for Governor Forced Out of Race by Groping AllegationsA promising young legislator named Nate Boulton folded his campaign quickly after conceding the substance of multiple allegations of misconduct.
  6. abortion rights
    Iowa’s Governor Just Signed the Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion BillMost abortions are banned if a fetal heartbeat is detected.
  7. A Red State Finally Rejects an Abortion BanIn South Carolina a Democratic legislator mockingly asks Republicans to pass a total abortion ban they know to be unconstitutional. They nearly did.
  8. Sam Clovis, Trump Aide Caught Up in Russia Probe, Leaves USDA JobThe guy who told George Papadopoulos to visit Moscow “if feasible” is heading home to Iowa.
  9. abortion rights
    Iowa Lawmakers Are Trying to Pass the Strictest Abortion Ban in the NationThe bill now goes to Republican Governor Kim Reynolds.
  10. Lamb Win Could Point to Democratic Resurgence in Lily-white DistrictsUnder the right circumstances, it looks like Democrats can again win in places where they don’t have their customary minority base.
  11. Bill de Blasio Is Back in IowaBut not because he’s thinking about running for president.
  12. Iowa’s Obamacare Waiver Could Test Tolerance for High Insurance DeductiblesIowa’s request for a super-waiver would head off higher premiums, in exchange for high out-of-pocket costs conservatives love but consumers hate.
  13. When Two Warring Parties Share a State’s U.S. Senate SeatsThe number of “split” Senate delegations is declining steadily, and with it the phenomenon of voters deliberately choosing a senator from each party.
  14. Trump Personally Tried to Sabotage Obamacare in IowaIowa wanted to implement (very conservative) reforms to keep its largest insurer on the exchanges. Trump got wind of the plan and ordered it killed.
  15. Icahn Fired by Trump As Adviser, Then ResignsAnother Trump ally is gone.
  16. Democrat Wins Iowa State Legislative Special Election in District Trump SweptIt may be just a small straw in the wind, but a Democrat won in one of those midwestern small town districts Trump won, despite GOP culture-war ads.
  17. Populist President: I’d Rather Get Advice From Wall Street Than ‘a Poor Person’At a rally in Iowa, Trump explains why his cabinet is filled with multimillionaires.
  18. politics
    Planned Parenthood Forced to Shut Down 4 Clinics in IowaIf the Affordable Health Care Act passes, the same thing could happen in many other states.
  19. Trump Will Help Democrats Solve Their ‘Midterm Falloff’ ProblemDemocrats turn out much more strongly in midterms when there is a GOP president, and the current GOP president should really energize them.
  20. Steve King a Cautionary Tale in Iowa Debate Over Adopting RunoffsIn an Iowa legislative debate over getting rid of party conventions to resolve nominations, Steve King’s rise to Congress was an object lesson.
  21. Iowa Legislator Proposes Hiring Quotas for Republican College FacultyAfter decades of conservative whining about liberal domination of college faculties, a legislator has finally come up with a solution.
  22. Iowa Lawmakers Suggest Women Go to a Dentist Instead of Planned ParenthoodThe list of women’s-health providers state lawmakers said they’d be happy to fund included a few questionable choices.
  23. discrimination
    Iowa Restaurant Punishes Local Trump Voters With Extra Cover Charge“Yes, this is discrimination, but you voted for it.”
  24. Two Iowa Police Officers Are Killed in ‘Ambush-Style’ AttacksThe suspect, 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene, was taken into custody Wednesday morning.
  25. early and too often
    Iowa Woman Arrested After Voting for Trump Twice Because the ‘Polls are Rigged’She was worried that her first vote would be stolen for Clinton.
  26. Iowa Is So White It’s Turning RedAll sorts of things go into political change in a given state, but don’t forget demographics!
  27. crime
    Boyfriend of Iowa Student Gets Life Sentence for Her MurderXiangnan Li strangled Shao Tong and stuffed her body in the trunk of a car.
  28. free ideas
    Some Hero Ninth-Grade Girls Brought Magic Mike to SchoolWell, actually, someone just hired a male stripper at the annual swim-team banquet.
  29. Horrible Customers
    Customer Only Tips ‘Normal Looking People’The incident occurred at Iowa’s famously eccentric Zombie Burger.
  30. White House Vetting Jane Kelly for Supreme CourtIf Obama nominates Jane L. Kelly, Iowa senator Chuck Grassley could be in a tough spot.
  31. In Iowa, Democrats Were Divided by Class More Than by IdeologyIowa’s upper middle class voted for Clinton, while its lower middle class opted for revolution.
  32. Hillary Clinton Would Be Smart to Focus on Stirring Up Fears of a GOP VictoryShe may not rally the base like Sanders, but she could be the one to prevent a Cruz or Trump from ascending to the White House. And that might matter more.
  33. the national circus
    Will Donald Trump Deflate Like a Big Fat Balloon After Losing in Iowa? Maybe, maybe not. But beware the narrative that Rubio is poised to take over the race.
  34. Photos: On the Campaign Trail in Iowa and N.H.A glimpse at the Republican routes in early voting states.
  35. iowa
    Jeb’s Last Iowa Rally: Hecklers & Dated RhetoricHe came onstage to chants of “President Bush!” but it’s looking less and less likely there will be another one.
  36. end times
    Mike Huckabee, the Once-Popular PopulistThe former governor, who won Iowa eight years ago, now faces his political twilight.
  37. sketchy things
    Cruz Mailer Tries to Shame Voters Into CaucusingWhen political science gets shady.
  38. iowa caucuses
    Trump and Clinton Lead in Top Iowa PollThe establishment Republican surge just ain’t happening.
  39. early and often
    New York Times Endorses Clinton and KasichThe paper says Bernie Sanders doesn’t measure up to Clinton, and essentially picks Kasich by the process of elimination.
  40. No More Mr. Nice Bernie?To go negative, or not to go negative — that is the question facing the Bernie Sanders campaign.
  41. Bernie Sanders Surrenders Mic to Iowa SupporterIt’s just hard.”
  42. iowa
    Donald Trump Jokes That His Popularity Is Murder-ProofTrump shot a man in Reno, just to watch voters stand by.
  43. Hillary Clinton Fan on Hillary Clinton Speech: ‘It Was Short’And Demi Lovato only performed three songs.
  44. early and often
    What It’s Like Not to Look White at a Trump RallyFear and loathing.
  45. Ben Carson Asks Crowd of 5th-Graders to Point Out Dumbest Kid in ClassSurprise: They all pointed to one student.
  46. Here Comes Iowa, for a Whole MonthThe post-holiday presidential-campaign period in the first-in-the-nation caucus state is much longer this year. Here’s what to expect from the next month of Iowa politics. 
  47. Trump Begs Iowans to Please, Please Like Him AgainWill you get the numbers up, Iowa, please?”
  48. early and often
    Bernie Sanders Has Finally Begun Challenging Hillary Clinton’s RecordLess than 100 days from the Iowa caucuses, the race for the Democratic nomination is heating up.
  49. election 2016
    Carson Takes Lead in Iowa Despite Being on Book Tour All MonthBonus: Trump apologizes for his intern.
  50. The Chain Gang
    Taco Bell Meth Lab Cleared to Reopen Without the Meth Lab PartAuthorities promise the location got an “extensive cleaning.”
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