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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Act of Love:’ Taking One For The Party?

In portraying a parent’s illegal border crossing as “an act of love,” Republican Jeb Bush has defined one of the boundaries of compassion in the presidential election campaign to come — whether he’s in it or not. Nearly two years...

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Rogers: Eyes on Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Living Rooms

Mike Rogers said the three magic names: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It’s enough to gain any serious politician special notice. There’s another unspoken word here: Cumulus. That’s the company hiring the retiring Republican House intelligence chairman from Michigan...

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Braley v Grassley: Trial Lawyer’s `Farmer’ Slap Starts Iowa Brushfire, Prompts Apology

Updated at 4:15 pm EDT After decades of consolidation in the agriculture industry, there aren’t nearly as many Iowa farmers as there once were. Still, virtually everyone in the state has family or professional ties to farmers and the rural...

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Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), left, votes during early voting at the Black Hawk County Courthouse on Sept. 27, 2012 in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), left, votes during early voting at the Black Hawk County Courthouse on Sept. 27, 2012 in Waterloo, Iowa.

Braley Holds Iowa Lead in Crowded Primary: Quinnipiac

Democrats have plenty to worry about when they look at races shaping up across the country that will determine whether they keep control of the Senate after November’s election. For now, Iowa isn’t a state where they have to do...

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Robert Capron and Zachary Gordon in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days."

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Robert Capron and Zachary Gordon in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days."

Harkin Favorite: ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ — Says a Mentor Ready for More

What is Sen. Tom Harkin looking forward to most during his upcoming retirement? More time for reading. The Iowa Democrat choked up talking about a children’s reading program close to his heart for 16 years.He received the Pioneer Award from...

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State chairman of Montana, wears a tie decorated with elephant mascots at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 30, 2012.

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State chairman of Montana, wears a tie decorated with elephant mascots at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republicans’ 2016 Calendar Seeks Order

The Republican Party wants to do things both sooner and later in 2016. Later comes in the form of what’s being billed as stronger enforcement mechanisms to keep states from pushing their presidential nominating caucuses and primaries earlier and earlier...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his office in the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Dec. 13, 2013.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his office in the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J., on Dec. 13, 2013.

Christie’s Christmas-Card Surprise

The Christies got a lot of Christmas cards out this year. Or at least the Republican Party of New Jersey did, on the reelected governor’s behalf. Delivered in places like Iowa — a full two years ahead of the 2016...

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Fast-food workers and supporters rally for a raise in the minimum wage in Los Angeles, on Aug. 29, 2013

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Fast-food workers and supporters rally for a raise in the minimum wage in Los Angeles, on Aug. 29, 2013

Minimum Wage: 2014 Mantra

You’ll be hearing a lot about the $7.25 an hour that federal law guarantees many workers in America this year. A lot about raising it, as many states already have done. And a lot of reasons why that’s a bad...

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Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 29, 2012.

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Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, speaks at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 29, 2012.

Huckabee Still Thinking About 2016

Some things seem to never change in the Grand Old Party. Sarah Palin is heading to Iowa next month to generate some buzz just ahead of her latest book release. And now Mike Huckabee says he’s thinking about running for...

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