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Release of details on 139 unaccompanied, undocumented minors in Iowa exposes them to risk, Senator says.
  • O’Malley: Big money men put nation on brink of ‘pitchforks’
    Martin O’Malley can’t spot any orioles these days in Baltimore, the city he served as mayor for eight years. Climate change chased the birds away, he said. 
  • Possible presidential contender visits Rippey Wind Farm
    Exploring a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb is making a three-day visit to Iowa, and on Monday he toured RPM Access near Grand Junction, where the Rippey Wind Farm lies. 
  • Republicans ride to Boone, roast rival Clinton
    Four hundred motorcyclists, led by a leather-attired Sen. Joni Ernst, joined another 1,500 largely Republican faithful Saturday for the Red Oak political star’s inaugural Roast & Ride, a blend of Harley-Davidson attitude, just-folks farm culture and open season on Democrats. 
  • The Carroll County Democratic Party will host a forum for national and statewide Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls at the Carroll football stadium in July. 
  • King: America at war with radical Islam
    U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, said he’s been “turning up” his own focus on national defense and security in the wake of what he sees as alarming events. 
  • Best talks politics with CHS government class
    State Rep. Brian Best, R-Glidden, spent an hour with Carroll High School students in Bob Pauk’s government class Friday afternoon. The question-and-answer-style discussion covered a range of topics from Best’s goals for his first bill to his opinion on gay marriage. 
  • 100 Days
    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said she supports reinstatement of the federal production tax credit for wind energy. Just weeks on the job, though, Ernst voted against a measure that would have done just that. 
  • Democrats working on Carroll booking for Clinton
    Local Democratic leaders are working to turn Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s strategy to meet with Iowans in small-group settings into a Carroll County visit for the former first lady and U.S. secretary of state. 
  • Ag Talk
    Here’s the upshot: More than 250 members of the media from around the globe trained their journalistic tools on top-shelf Iowa agriculture topics for nearly seven hours Saturday at the Iowa Ag Summit, a gathering hosted by rural entrepreneur Bruce Rastetter, a key figure in GOP politics and the president of the Iowa Board of Regents. 
  • Ernst: Don’t deport the kids
    Newly installed U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, a  Red Oak Republican, breaks with many conservatives in agreeing with President Barack Obama on a highly controversial element of White House-directed immigration reform. 
  • The biggest challenge facing homegrown Iowa businesses trying to expand is a lack of employees — and immigration could be key, Gov. Terry Branstad says. 
  • Senator Ernst on being president: ‘Never say never’
    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s meteoric rise from an obscure, and initially lightly funded, GOP primary hopeful from rural southwest Iowa to nationally televised profile delivering the rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union won’t lead to a White House candidacy for her any time soon, the freshman senator from Red Oak said Wednesday afternoon in Carroll. 
  • New Democratic chair: Expect to see me in Iowa’s small towns
    The new chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party, Des Moines physician Andy McGuire, pledged an aggressive 99-county party rejuvenation and stressed her plan to be visible in rural Iowa. 
  • Des Moines Police escorted 13 pro-immigration protesters from the balcony of Hoyt Sherman Place after they interrupted Rick Perry and Chris Christie’s Iowa Freedom Summit speeches Saturday afternoon with questions about their stances on deporting people living in the United States without proper documents. 
  • DTH asks Trump: Why haven’t you built in Iowa?
    The Daily Times Herald joined other media in questioning celebrity businessman and real-estate magnate Donald Trump during a news conference following the New Yorker’s speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines.

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