Despite increasingly permissive gun laws, Iowa has long been one of only six states without a right to bear arms in its constitution. Those days may be numbered.
After the most recent big Republican debate, reasonable people can disagree as to who came out on top. It was abundantly clear, however, who was smothered beneath the pile.
A young Iowa man's plea for marriage rights for his lesbian parents drew 18.3 million views to become the most-watched political video of the year, according to YouTube's ranking of viral political videos.
An obscure special election for a state legislative seat in the eastern part of the state could decisively shift the balance of power in Des Moines, and give resurgent Republicans the ability to move a slew of items on their stalled agenda.