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Romney Kicks Off Whirlwind Tour of Battleground States in Iowa

Romney Kicks Off Whirlwind Tour of Battleground States in Iowa

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Mitt Romney made his final stop in the battleground state of Iowa on Sunday, on a day that took him to Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania before midnight.He had visited Iowa even before announcing his can…

Romney Delivers Closing Argument, Touts Big Change

Romney Delivers Closing Argument, Touts Big Change

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(AMES, Iowa) – Mitt Romney delivered a closing argument in Iowa Friday, repackaging his familiar talking points into a prepared speech that promoted his idea of a “big change” election.“This election …

Teacher’s Aide Fired for Revelation of Role in Grisly 1965 Killing

Teacher’s Aide Fired for Revelation of Role in Grisly 1965 Killing

Indiana State Prison| BCLUW Yearbook(CONRAD, Iowa) — An Iowa teacher’s aide has been fired from her job following the revelation that she was a member of an Indiana family notorious for torturing and killing a girl in their basement in 1965.”A week ag…

Ryan Tells Iowa Obama Offers ‘Blame and Frustration’

Ryan Tells Iowa Obama Offers ‘Blame and Frustration’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(SIOUX CITY, Iowa) — Paul Ryan hit the president on Sunday at a short rally in Sioux City, Iowa, accusing him of becoming the “very kind of candidate he was then criticizing” four years ago.“You see, the man …

Xbox Runaways from Iowa Found in Eureka, Ill.

Xbox Runaways from Iowa Found in Eureka, Ill.

Crystal Sunderman | Sheriff Randall Forsyth(EUREKA, Ill.) — Four Iowa teens who ran away from home after meeting on Xbox were arrested Tuesday and charged with trespassing at an abandoned home in Eureka, Ill., nearly 360 miles away from home.The two b…

Four Teens Go Missing in Xbox Romance

Four Teens Go Missing in Xbox Romance

Crystal Sunderman | Sheriff Randall Forsyth(BENTON COUNTY, Iowa) — A romance that started on Xbox has ended in four Iowa teens running away from their homes, their parents and police say.Two teenage girls from Shellsburg and two teenage boys from Atla…

Iowa Couple Claims $202M Powerball Jackpot

Iowa Couple Claims $202M Powerball Jackpot

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mary and Brian Lohse of Bondurant, Iowa, walked into the Iowa Lottery headquarters on Thursday as a medical technician and attorney, respectively, and parents to three children.  They exited the headqu…

Voting Begins in Iowa Battleground

Voting Begins in Iowa Battleground

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The polls open Tuesday in Ohio, the second battleground state to open up early in-person voting to residents.  Last week, Iowa became the first battleground state to begin early voting.Ohio is one of 32 states (p…

Time for the ‘Choice Phase,’ Ryan Tells Iowa Voters

Time for the ‘Choice Phase,’ Ryan Tells Iowa Voters

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — The campaign has entered “the debate phase, the choice phase,” GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Monday as he kicked off his two-day Iowa bus tour.“The choice is clear. And here is w…

Iowa Cousins Missing Two Months; Authorities Plead for Help

Iowa Cousins Missing Two Months; Authorities Plead for Help

Elizabeth Collins (L) and her cousin Lyric Cook (R). ABC News(EVANSDALE, Iowa) — On the two-month anniversary of the disappearance of Iowa cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins, residents of their hometown gathered for a prayer vigil and authoritie…

Paul Ryan Calls America a ‘Country in Decline’

Paul Ryan Calls America a ‘Country in Decline’

Steve Pope/Getty Images(ADEL, Iowa) — Paul Ryan said he believes the increasing national debt is causing the nation to become a “country in decline.”At a rally in Adel, Iowa Wednesday, Ryan, the Republican candidate for vice president, tal…

Paul Ryan Seeks to Connect with ‘Kindred Spirits’ in Iowa

Paul Ryan Seeks to Connect with ‘Kindred Spirits’ in Iowa

Steve Pope/Getty Images(ADEL, Iowa) — Paul Ryan gave a strong plea to voters in the small yet crucial battleground state of Iowa on Wednesday, tying his Wisconsin upbringing to their local roots.Ryan has the right accent, family ties to the state, and…

Ryan Calls Hitting $16 Trillion Debt Mark ‘Little Bit of a Downer’

Ryan Calls Hitting $16 Trillion Debt Mark ‘Little Bit of a Downer’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — Paul Ryan mentioned the national debt surpassing $16 trillion on Tuesday, calling it “a little bit of a downer.”“We just heard about an hour ago that our government eclipsed the $16 tril…

Air Show Crash Caught on Tape Probed

Air Show Crash Caught on Tape Probed

ABC News(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fighter jet crash caught on tape by spectators at an Iowa air show that killed a pilot.Three jets in tight formation rumbled over the crowd at the Quad-City Air Show in D…

Air Show Crash Caught on Tape Probed

Air Show Crash Caught on Tape Probed

ABC News(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fighter jet crash caught on tape by spectators at an Iowa air show that killed a pilot.Three jets in tight formation rumbled over the crowd at the Quad-City Air Show in D…

Air Show Crash Caught on Tape Probed

Air Show Crash Caught on Tape Probed

ABC News(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fighter jet crash caught on tape by spectators at an Iowa air show that killed a pilot.Three jets in tight formation rumbled over the crowd at the Quad-City Air Show in D…

Caterer at Obama Iowa Event Wears Pro-Romney Shirt

Caterer at Obama Iowa Event Wears Pro-Romney Shirt

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(DAVENPORT, Iowa) — Ross Murty, the co-owner of the Village Corner Deli in Davenport, is a proud small-business owner who isn’t afraid to speak his mind.Serving up pulled pork, beans and cheesy potatoes for the press a…

Obama In Iowa: ‘I Have Strengthened Medicare’

Obama In Iowa: ‘I Have Strengthened Medicare’

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — President Obama entered the fight over Medicare today, telling supporters in Iowa that his GOP opponents are being “dishonest about my plan.”“Here’s what you need to know: I have str…

Michelle Obama Joins the President’s Iowa Bus Tour

Michelle Obama Joins the President’s Iowa Bus Tour

Alex Wong/Getty Images(DUBUQUE, Iowa) — First lady Michelle Obama joins President Obama on the campaign trail in Iowa today, making her first joint appearance with her husband in the Hawkeye State this election cycle.“This is where the journey b…

Obama Stops For ‘Just One’ More Beer

Obama Stops For ‘Just One’ More Beer

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WATERLOO, Iowa) — President Obama on Tuesday recounted how much he enjoyed his pork chop and beer at the Iowa State Fair on Monday night.“It was good.  I might have another beer today.  You know, just one,&…

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