Phil Thompson looks back on his time in Iraq as an 18-year-old Army private and equates it to “drinking water from a fire hose.”
DES MOINES: Three potential Republican presidential candidates collectively lambasted many Democrats’ views on race relations and spotlighted state-level anti-abortion successes and other bedrock GOP positions in headlining one of the state’s premier conservative gatherings Friday in Des Moines.
SIOUX CENTER: U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra held the first-ever Feenstra Family Picnic in Sioux Center today, with special guest former Vice President Mike Pence headlining the event.
Small business owner Deidre DeJear, a former candidate for Iowa Secretary of State and high-profile figure in Democratic politics, this week launched a listening tour along with an exploratory committee to examine the possibility of developing a competitive campaign for Iowa governor in 2022.
Two-thirds of Iowa voters think it is time for a fresh face for the U.S. Senate in the 2022 Iowa midterm, according to a new Iowa poll, but U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said that when determining if he will run again, he is listening to Iowans, not polling.
KIRON: Finding a former congressperson often is easier said than done. But a Google search, a trip through the Boyer Valley phone directory and a bit of advice from churchgoers in Kiron (pop. 300) make finding the home of former U.S. Rep. Steve King almost as simple as driving down a dusty c…
State Rep. Ras Smith, a Waterloo Democrat, launched a bid for governor last week, pinning his hopes on a bridge-building message of unity he thinks still can be achieved in Iowa.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, an Indiana Republican, will headline Congressman Randy Feenstra’s first-ever Feenstra Family Picnic in Sioux Center in July.
State Sen. Jim Carlin, a Republican from Woodbury County, visited the Carroll County Republican Central Committee at the Family Table Restaurant in Carroll Monday morning for the organization’s monthly breakfast meeting.
LAKE VIEW: Gov. Kim Reynolds Wednesday afternoon ruled out a U.S. Senate bid — should Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, opt not to seek an eighth term in 2022 — and said she was “probably” running for re-election as governor and would make a “formal” announcement later.
State Auditor Rob Sand today said he is considering a run for governor next year and likely will make an announcement by Labor Day about a bid for Terrace Hill or re-election to his current statewide office.
MANILLA: Former Crawford County Supervisor Dave Muhlbauer, a Manilla farmer and cattleman with deep family roots in rural Iowa politics, this morning announced his bid for U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley’s seat.
As he took the oath of office today, Joe Biden became at least the eighth president of the United States to have visited Carroll County in person.
National Democratic Oval Office front-runner Joe Biden woke up in Carroll on a December 2019 Sunday, attended Mass at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and filled up on Queen Beans oatmeal before continuing a barnstorming tour of Iowa in which the former vice president made the case that he was t…
Journalist and author Carl Bernstein tells CNN — and repeats it on his Twitter feed — that U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is among 21 GOP senators who think President Trump is unfit for office, and has told aides and colleagues just that.
President Donald Trump carried Carroll County with 68 percent of the vote and hit the 80 percent support threshold in some southern reaches of the county.
Craig Williams, the Carroll County Republican chairman and an experienced local political leader who worked behind the scenes for other candidates for decades, earned a seat in the Iowa Senate Tuesday with a commanding win in one of the larger geographic districts in the state.
State Rep. Brian Best will undergo heart-bypass surgery in Des Moines Friday morning to repair blockages, the Glidden Republican said this afternoon in a phone call from his room at MercyOne Medical Center.
The number of registered voters who identify as Republican in Carroll County has increased 19 percent since President Donald Trump's win in the last general election, whereas the number of Democrats has fallen 5 percent, according to a Times Herald analysis of voter data.
Only weeks before moderators pressed Iowa’s two U.S. Senate candidates on the price of corn and soybeans in a televised debate, Theresa Greenfield talked about those two commodity metrics on two Greene County farms.
Some long-time Carroll County poll workers faced a potentially heartbreaking choice this election season: Volunteer again and put themselves at risk of contracting the new coronavirus or stay home and hope that someone else is able to help.
Iowa Senate candidate C.J. Petersen’s mother and two of his grandparents, all Cass County residents, are recovering from the coronavirus while the Templeton Democrat is urging Iowans to wear masks and expressing frustration, anger even, at people who refuse to wear masks into grocery stores …
Gov. Kim Reynolds, while not predicting civil unrest, has held planning discussions on state-level response to potential election-related violence in Iowa, she said Thursday afternoon in Carroll.
Sue City Sioux, J.D. Scholten’s ragtag RV, is a common sight in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House barnstorms its 39 counties.
DES MOINES — Carroll County Supervisor Stephanie Hausman, an active supporter of President Trump who has visited the Oval Office and organized a recent Trump parade in Carroll, found herself just feet from the commander in chief Wednesday during his reelection rally at the Des Moines Interna…
President Donald Trump won’t be in Carroll himself, but several high-profile Iowa Republicans will lead a Trump Parade from Swan Lake State Park to the business district Saturday morning.
TEMPLETON: C.J. Petersen, Democratic nominee for Iowa Senate District 6, today received the endorsement of Humanity Forward, an organization founded by 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
JEFFERSON AND ATLANTIC: Vice President Mike Pence’s nephew, a polished and passionate speaker with populist appeal, barnstormed central and western Iowa in support of his uncle’s campaign in recent days, hitting the Jefferson town square Tuesday just after noon.
Three candidates seeking to represent Carroll County in the Statehouse parted ways on predictable partisan issues — from abortion to Medicaid to minimum wage — but quickly agreed in a local forum on what their shared No. 1 priority is for western Iowa.
TEMPLETON: C.J. Petersen, Democratic nominee for Iowa Senate District 6, has released his Homecomers Initiative, a plan that builds upon a range of bipartisan ideas to help strengthen existing businesses and spark new entrepreneurship throughout rural Iowa.
President Donald Trump won’t be there himself, but the Trump Bus, a feature in the Republican’s campaign, will be in Crawford County Saturday morning with some high-profile Iowa supporters of the president.
Headlining a debate watch party at Carroll County Republican Party headquarters Monday stemmed from more than ideological connections and GOP ticket boosting for U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas.
JEFFERSON & DANA: Through her COVID-19-thwarting mask, Theresa Greenfield took the measure of a hulking Greene County wind-energy turbine just feet from her Saturday morning. She later got to hit the switch, turning the blades off and on.
State Sen. Randy Feenstra hit a trifecta of renewable energy spots Tuesday in a sweeping visit of west-central Iowa during which he talked with farmers and energy providers on what he sees as among the more-important economic collaborations for a region he hopes to represent in Congress.
J.D. Scholten bounded on to the trailer of a pickup truck parked in front of his rickety RV and Carroll’s Merchants Stadium for a fiery populist speech, one that seemed to jump from an earlier era in Iowa as the congressional candidate made a relentless case for the working people he thinks …
The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual candidate forum on Wednesday, Sept. 30 beginning at 7 p.m. from the Carroll City Council Chambers for Statehouse and county candidates.
Iowa Democratic congressional candidate J.D. Scholten urges all voters to “have a plan” for casting their ballots amid the COVID-19 pandemic and heated rhetoric about the integrity of the election.
MANNING: Craig Williams of Manning has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC). Williams is seeking the Iowa Senate District 6 seat that includes Buena Vista, Sac, Carroll, Audubon and the eastern portion of Crawford County.
Iowa newspaper owner Douglas Burns and former Iowa presidential campaign manager and host of ABC5’s “Roske on Politics” Brent Roske have launched a new effort to help protect and advocate for the Iowa Caucuses.
WALL LAKE: Biodiesel plant officials and farmers Tuesday morning urged U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield to continue her opposition to Trump administration waivers for oil refineries on renewable blending.
As the U.S. Senate election heats up between incumbent Republican Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield, Ernst’s campaign responded to a recent endorsement her challenger received.