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Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream


Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. More>>

President Obama is back in Washington dealing with two different challenges unfolding at the same time Video included

President Obama is still on vacation Tuesday morning, but back in Washington after addressing two simmering hotspots - one at home, and one abroad. More>>

Hillary Clinton to attend fundraiser in Iowa

Bill and Hillary Clinton will headline the annual steak fry for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential campaign. More>>

The president cuts short his vacation to deal with the rising problem in Iraq Video included

President Obama returned to Washington Monday morning, cutting short a Martha's Vineyard vacation overshadowed by the escalating military action in Iraq. More>>

UPDATE: Big names in the Iowa Republican Party in Sioux City for diamond anniversary celebration Video included

It's a diamond anniversary celebration for the Iowa Federation of Republican Women, and they're bringing the party to Sioux City. More>>

Pressure from the U.S., Iran, and even those from his own party has forced Nouri al-Maliki to step down Video included

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki seemed determined to hold on to power, but pressure from the U.S., Iran, and even those within his own party ultimately lead to his resignation Thursday. More>>

Judge rules in favor of SD gubernatorial candidate

A federal judge has ordered South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant to certify a new running mate for independent candidate for governor Mike Myers. More>>

Ernst expresses concern over military harassment Video included

United States senate candidate Joni Ernst has revealed that she was sexually harassed while serving in the military. More>>

Colorado town sues all its voters over election


The Colorado mountain town of Montezuma is suing its 61 registered voters in an effort to sort out the results of an April election that the lawsuit says was filled with errors. More>>

Branstad, Hatch square off in contentious first debate Video included

The first Iowa gubernatorial debate kicked off Thursday at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. More>>

Bertrand appeals political ad ruling to U.S. Supreme Court Video included

A 2010 lawsuit filed against Democrat Rick Mullin, by Republican Rick Bertrand, could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. More>>

LIVE STREAM: Iowa Press Governor Debate at 4 p.m.

Iowa Press continues its focus on the issues that matter most to Iowans with the Iowa Press Debate for the upcoming governor's race.

U.S. forces now say the condition of Iraq's Yazidi refugees is not as bad as originally thought Video included

U.S. military officials say the conditions of Iraq's Yazidi refugees are not as grave as first reported. More>>

5 things to know about Congress and South Dakota

Congress adjourned last week for its summer recess and, with elections scheduled in November, isn't expected to take any action until after voters weigh in. A look back at five key moments for South Dakota during... More>>

Obama: US won't be dragged into another Iraq war


President Barack Obama says the United States can't and shouldn't intervene in every world crisis. But he says when innocent people face a massacre and the U.S. has the ability to stop it, the nation shouldn't... More>>

Religious conference draws GOP presidential maybes

More than 1,000 people are expected at a daylong religious conference in Iowa - several of them potential candidates for the Republican nomination for president. More>>

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party


Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement... More>>

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