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"I think Republicans have a great opportunity here in the agricultural heartland of the Midwest." Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad says, but warns that anyone opposed to ethanol targets won't win the White House. (Associated Press)

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The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse from TWT staff. (Golden Hammer cropped logo)

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A man on a donkey cart traverses a rain-flooded street in the central Gaza Strip on Feb. 22, 2015. Palestinian media and officials falsely accused Israel of flooding the area by opening non-existent "dams." (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to South Korea, (right) is greeted by South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se during a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (Associated Press)

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The "Risen Balloon" bears a smiling portrait of Jesus Christ, and will take an inaugural flight at Easter time. (Image courtesy of Sky Sail Balloons and The Joyful Noiseletter)

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Entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter, host of the first-ever Iowa Agriculture Summit, rejects notions he is a kingmaker.

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Actress Angelica Bridges (Anaheim Ducks' Sheldon Souray) attends the Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) Grand Opening Extravaganza Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Shea Walsh)

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Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson was fired after being arrested Friday for soliciting a prostitute, officials said. (NBC 6 South Florida)

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Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe reportedly tossed a snowball Thursday on the Senate floor while arguing against "the hysteria on global warming." (C-SPAN2 via National Journal)

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Dead fish and trash float in the polluted Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Rio de Janeiro’s state environmental agency is trying to determine why thousands of dead fish have been found floating where next year’s Olympic sailing events are to be held. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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SMITH & WESSON MODEL 500 - A comparison of the Smith & Wesson Model 500 (above) and its .44 magnum sibling, the Model 629 (below). The difference in size between the .44 magnum and the .500 magnum cartridges is also shown.

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The 2015 BASS770 is born of an abiding passion for genuine 1960’s and 1970's era muscle cars. The rare seductive power of those legendary beauties, brought on by their unique fastback signature, enraptures and enthralls to this day

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A woman wearing a mask to protect herself from pollutants walks on a pedestrian bridge as buildings at Beijing's Central Business District (Associated Press)

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"The lowest-hanging fruit in terms of addressing climate change is forests and land use," said Michael Jenkins, president of the Washington-based nonprofit Forest Trends, referring to the vast amounts of carbon absorbed by the world's forests. This is just one example of benefits that conservation can provide, including small-town farming, agriculture and local economic growth. (Forest Trends)

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As of Dec. 31 the Energy Department had given final approval to five liquefied natural gas export proposals. It has given conditional approval to four others — including the proposed Dominion Cove facility in Lusby, Maryland — pending environmental studies and other federal reviews. (Associated Press)

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Serena Williams (right) has returned to Indian Wells, California, where in 2001 she was taunted when she won a semifinal match against sister Venus when and injury forced Venus to withdraw. (Associated Press)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, right, standing with Secretary of State John Kerry, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, during a signing ceremony to launch a joint air quality program at select U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

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Galileo attempting to defend his belief in the heliocentric solar system before the Inquisition in Rome, 1633. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration. (North Wind Picture Archives via AP Images)

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Galileo attempting to defend his belief in the heliocentric solar system before the Inquisition in Rome, 1633. Hand colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration. (North Wind Picture Archives via AP Images)

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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton heads to New Hampshire for a meeting with Scott Brown and a breakfast hour appearance at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on Friday. (Associated Press)