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  • Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad speaks to reporters outside his formal office, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Branstad, who fired Iowa Department of Administrative Services director Mike Carroll on Tuesday, says he's confident his interim director will protect records and will thoroughly review the staff to ensure the agency functions properly. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    DEACE: The GOP establishment says no more 'Iowa Nice' to Conservatives

    In my home state of Iowa, the undocumented Democrat known as Republican Governor (for life) Terry Branstad, and the corporatist shills surrounding him could be poised to put the finishing touches on a complete rout of their own base. The end result could be the Republican Party of Iowa electing its third chairman in the last 28 months.

  • Iowa Republican Party chairman A.J. Spiker.

    Former Iowa GOP chief takes post with Rand Paul PAC

    The former head of the Iowa Republican Party has taken a job with Sen. Rand Paul's political action committee — providing more evidence that the Kentucky Republican is laying the foundation for a 2016 presidential bid.

  • Iowa GOP contractor loses job over racism posting

    The Iowa Republican Party has parted ways with the contractor responsible for posting a racism flowchart on the party's Facebook page.

  • ** FILE ** Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum greets his audience at a gathering Tuesday on the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. He is trying to convince voters in the run-up to the state's primary Saturday that he is the best conservative in the race. (Associated Press)

    Iowa recount may boost Santorum

    This could change the narrative a bit: A recount of the Iowa caucus vote could give the former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum the victory over front-runner Mitt Romney, who eked out an eight-vote win in the initial count.

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann waves goodbye to a small group of supporters in the parking lot of Calistoga Bakery Cafe in Naples, Fla., on Monday after a brief campaign stop. (Naples (Fla.) Daily News via Associated Press)

    Bachmann claims vital crossover support, but shows little evidence

    Rep. Michele Bachmann says she is winning the kind of crossover support from disgruntled Democrats and independents that will be needed to defeat President Obama next year, but pollsters and political analysts don't think the claim — at least for now — pans out.

  • Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, speaks at the annual convention of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans on Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Des Moines Register, Christopher Gannon)

    Rand Paul, in Iowa, urges GOP not to compromise

    Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, was hailed in Iowa on Saturday as an emerging party player for his government-shrinking, deficit-cutting message — nearly four years after his father championed similar themes but was excluded from a Republican presidential forum because of his poor showing in the polls.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, speaks at a reception in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Conservative GOP could prompt some to skip Iowa

    A run for the White House long has meant enduring icy days campaigning in Iowa for the contest that starts the presidential election calendar. But this winter fewer candidates have braved the Midwestern chill. And that has left some wondering if the Iowa Republican Party's shift to the right is scaring off some hopefuls and making the Iowa caucuses less competitive — and less important.

  • In this Oct. 25, 2008, file photo, then-Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will be the big draw at Friday's Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican Party's biggest fundraiser. The question that will be on everyone's mind is whether she'll run for president in 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Flying high, Sarah Palin's next stops: Iowa, TV

    Sarah Palin will be the big draw at Friday's Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican Party's biggest fundraiser. The question that will be on everyone's mind is whether she'll run for president in 2012.

  • Romney tops Iowa straw poll

    AMES, Iowa Mitt Romney won yesterday's Iowa Republican Party straw poll, but the best showing went to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whose strong second-place finish gives him a much-needed boost going forward.

  • Huckabee banks on presidential straw-poll victory

    CLIVE, Iowa — When the dust clears from this weekend's Iowa Republican Party presidential straw poll, Mike Huckabee expects not only to be still standing, but to be on top of a winnowed field of conservatives.

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