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Lake search for Iowa girls finds nothing; authorities now calling case an abductionupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 21:52:00

A week after two young cousins went missing near a lake in Iowa, their disappearance is now being called an abduction, authorities said Friday.

Iowa mom thinks missing girls may have been 'taken'updated: Wed Jul 18 2012 17:30:00

The mother of a missing Iowa girl thinks there is a chance she and her cousin were abducted and are not at the bottom of a lake where dogs have led searchers.

Thank you, Iowaupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 23:19:00

As each of the Republican candidates claims victory of one kind or another -- having beaten the others, having beaten expectations, having beaten odds or some combination of all three -- and heads eastward for another contest, some thanks are in order. To the people of Iowa.

John King explains why Iowa mattersupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 18:33:00

John King explains why Iowa matters, not just for the caucuses but in the general election.

Don't believe the Iowa hypeupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 12:04:00

To the Republican voters in the other 49 states, I sympathize with you. It must be painful to turn on every cable and broadcast network, read the websites and follow the blogs and realize that you mean absolutely nothing when it comes to choosing a GOP nominee for president of the United States.

Iowa: Quaint, quirky but importantupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 06:55:00

When people in Iowa cast the first votes in the long U.S. presidential election, it has an importance beyond the result.

Electability a factor for Iowa voters?updated: Mon Jan 02 2012 11:31:00

Gov. Terry Branstad (R) Iowa on the upcoming caucuses and whether electability is a factor for Iowa voters.

CNNMoney: Iowa's economy: Not issue No. 1?updated: Mon Jan 02 2012 10:13:00

If there is one state where the economy might not be issue No. 1, it's Iowa.

Winning ticket in Iowa lottery turned in just in timeupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 17:33:00

The winning ticket for a $16.5 million lottery jackpot was turned in Thursday less than two hours before it expired, the head of the Iowa Lottery said.

Deadline looms for Iowa lottery jackpot winner updated: Thu Dec 29 2011 07:07:00

A year ago Thursday, someone walked into a QuikTrip in Des Moines, Iowa, picked up a lottery ticket and hit the jackpot: $16.5 million. For the next year, officials with the Iowa Lottery waited for the person or persons to come forward, but that wait ends at 4 p.m Thursday.

$16.5 million lotto ticket set to expireupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 07:07:00

The winner of a $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot in Iowa has until 4 p.m. Thursday to claim the prize. KCCI reports.

New state of play with 5 days left in Iowaupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 02:50:00

With five days to go until the caucuses, a new poll is really shaking things up in Iowa.

The Iowa caucuses: A media gameupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 15:44:00

As you're being inundated with wall-to-wall coverage of the Iowa caucuses this week, keep the following number in mind: zero.

What makes Iowa GOP's caucuses unique updated: Wed Dec 28 2011 14:40:00

Forget the ads, the weather, and all those back-and-forth attacks -- the Republican caucuses in Iowa will come down to thousands of small pieces of paper.

CNNMoney: Here's the campaign. Where are the ads?updated: Wed Dec 28 2011 11:42:00

The 2012 Republican primary campaign has already produced its share of carefully crafted messages, political drama and mudslinging.

Money Magazine: Get more from your donation to charityupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 09:58:00

Like many Americans, you're probably gearing up this month to write a check to your favorite charity, both to show your goodwill toward men and to nab some last-minute tax savings. (December tends, after all, to be the most generous month, with about $28 billion in donations recorded last year, according to the Atlas of Giving.)

Iowa voters gear up for Republican presidential nominationupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 10:39:00

Eight months from now, Iowa will once again lead the nation as the first state to officially vote for a Republican presidential nominee.

Settlement veils police department accused of racial profilingupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 17:36:00

A police department accused of racially profiling Latinos has reached a settlement with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. In exchange for agreeing to several policy changes, the identity of the police force is not being made public.

Sheriff: Tornado causes 'major devastation' but no deaths in Iowa cityupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 12:08:00

An Iowa community was shut down much of Sunday afternoon while emergency crews remained hard at work, sifting through wreckage caused by a wave of powerful tornadoes that swept across the state overnight.

Wave of tornadoes sweeps across Iowaupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 12:08:00

Amateur video shows a large funnel cloud spinning across Mableton, Iowa.

Iowa, N.H. shouldn't control path to presidencyupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 12:01:00

Every four years the folks from the great states of Iowa and New Hampshire get on my nerves.

GOP contenders make early pitch to Iowa evangelicalsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 09:59:00

There was no "truce" in Iowa on Monday night.

Iowa voters oust justices who made same-sex marriage legalupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:13:00

Voters in Iowa chose to remove three high court justices who helped make Iowa the first Midwestern state to permit same-sex marriage.

In Iowa, judicial races turn into big money, big stakes affairsupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 14:34:00

Three experienced officeholders seeking re-election in Iowa have refused to campaign to keep their jobs, but that has not stopped both supporters and opponents from launching a partisan, high-profile effort, complete with television and radio ads and a touring campaign-style bus.

Another Iowa egg producer announces recallupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 14:27:00

Another Iowa egg producer, Hillandale Farms of Iowa, is voluntarily recalling shell eggs distributed to stores and companies that service, or are located in, fourteen states, the Egg Safety Center website said Friday.

Dam fails in Iowa, causes massive floodingupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 15:58:00

Dam fails in Iowa, causes massive flooding

Dam breaks in Iowa, town evacuatedupdated: Sat Jul 24 2010 19:15:00

A 'catastrophic' dam break in Iowa causes a nearby town to be evacuated and the National Guard to be deployed.

Iowa drivers battle the weatherupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 21:04:00

Officers blame bad weather for several accidents in Des Moines.

Anger over loss of powerupdated: Sat Dec 20 2008 23:04:00

New Hampshire residents are becoming frustrated after more than a week without electricity.

Drivers warned to stay off roads amid threat of more snowupdated: Sat Dec 20 2008 23:04:00

Drivers across the country were warned Saturday to stay off roads and hunker down indoors as night falls, bringing more heavy snow and blizzard conditions in parts of the country.

Time.com: Iowa Meatpacker Fined Nearly $10M for Violationsupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 18:00:00

Iowa on Wednesday fined a kosher meatpacking plant that was targeted by a federal immigration raid nearly $10 million for alleged violations of state labor laws

Time.com: Child Labor Charges at Meat Plantupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 16:00:00

The Iowa attorney general's office filed child labor charges Tuesday against the owner and managers of the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant, the site of one of the nation's largest workplace immigration raids

Time.com: 37 Hurt in Iowa Fireworks Accidentupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 21:00:00

A Fourth of July fireworks shell misfired in a northern Iowa town, sending a fireball skidding down a street

Iowa faces potential $3 billion in crop lossupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 21:17:00

The flood damage to Iowa crops could reach $3 billion, according to the state's agriculture secretary.

Flood pics: beginning to endupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 21:17:00

iReporter Vivian Noble shares her pictures, videos and flooding experience with Headline News.

Time.com: 27 Iowa Levees in Danger of Overflowupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 11:00:00

As southeastern Iowa and other parts of the Midwest prepared for the Mississippi River's wrath, the rest of Iowa began the slow move from protection to cleanup

CNNMoney: How the floods will hurt the economyupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 07:02:00

The flooding in Iowa over the last week has been a tremendous human tragedy for many in the Hawkeye state.

Flooding worries spread to other towns along the Mississippiupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 23:04:00

Iowa officials are concerned about towns along the Mississippi River as floodwaters in the state's eastern counties began to drain toward the river.

Apes watch Iowa floodwaters from on highupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 15:20:00

Orangutans and bonobos in one of North America's leading ape research centers are spending time high in their habitats to escape Iowa floodwaters, officials said Monday.

Time.com: Iowa City New Front Line For Floodsupdated: Sun Jun 15 2008 11:55:00

Floodwaters were receding Saturday in Cedar Rapids, but as the Cedar retreated, waters in Iowa City had already invaded parts of the University of Iowa campus and weren't expected to crest until sometime Monday

Time.com: Living Through the Iowa Delugeupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 18:00:00

TIME's reporter in Des Moines reports on the calamities of seemingly biblical proportions that have pushed the stoic state to the breaking point

Official: 4 dead after twister tears through Scout campupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 05:17:00

At least four people were killed and another 40 injured Wednesday when a tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa, a state safety official said.

Tornado shreds Iowa townupdated: Mon May 26 2008 13:49:00

A tornado leaves parts of Parkersburg, Iowa, in splinters while residents search for any posessions they can find.

FSB: Hollywood on the Plains: No. 21, Iowa Cityupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 09:57:00

When Stephen Jennings landed in California, he quickly shed his Iowan roots. His first job carried the only-in-L.A. title of "assistant flame artist."

Stray cat bounty?updated: Wed Mar 12 2008 12:34:00

An Iowa town considers putting a bounty on stray cats. Affiliate KPTM reports.

Time.com: States Consider Own Stimulus Plansupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 15:00:00

While taxpayers wait for federal rebate checks that Congress hopes will help jump-start the economy, state officials across the country are floating similar ideas

SI.com: Seth Davis: Once left for the cellar, Drake's on topupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 14:15:00

Of all the surprises during the 2007-08 college basketball season, the one that has to rank at the top of the list is this: It's cool to be Drake.

Time.com: Online Resource Guide For Young Votersupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 12:00:00

• 18 in '08
This group gets its name from a documentary film by teenage director David D. Burstein, who spent two years examining the disconnect between politicians and young adults. (One congressman told Burnstein the government should never have lowered the voting age in the first place). After the film's release, Burstein launched the site "to register, engage, and mobilize America's youth," as the site's mission statement reads. As for why he started the organization, Burnstein tells Politico: "There is a tendency to categorize our generation as obsessed with Angelina, Britney and Xboxes. But more than ever, our generation wants to make a difference; we just have no reason to believe politics is a way of doing that."

• Rock The Vote
Rock the Vote, popularized by MTV's 1996 "Choose or Lose initiative," began in 1989 with founder Jeff Ayeroff's first campaign, "Censorship is UnAmerican." Ayeroff, then an entertainment

Time.com: The Democrats' Turnout Triumphupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 15:00:00

In one hopeful sign for the Democrats, their voters have outnumbered Republicans at the polls in the early primaries by a sizeable margin

Dobbs: Pundits take it in the teethupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 10:21:00

Many of our political savants and pundits took one in the teeth last night. I couldn't be happier about last night's surprising results, and not because I favor one candidate or another. I'm just glad the so-called experts in the national media were wrong about their premature assumptions that the Democratic and Republican nominations for president were a done deal.

Time.com: Clinton Faces a Cash Crunchupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 18:00:00

The sudden reversal of her political fortunes has put Hillary's campaign in a position few would have predicted

N.H. Poll: Clinton, Obama tiedupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 08:19:00

Watch the Best Political Team on TV discuss a new CNN New Hampshire poll conducted since the Iowa caucuses.

Poll: Obama opens double-digit lead over Clintonupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 08:19:00

With Tuesday's New Hampshire primary fast approaching, Sen. Barack Obama has opened a double-digit lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton in the state, a CNN-WMUR poll found Sunday.

Obama's Iowa victory speechupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 15:26:00

The full victory speech from Sen. Barack Obama after winning the Iowa caucuses.

Huckabee, Obama enjoy huge night in Iowaupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 15:26:00

Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee have claimed victories in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.

'I love Iowa a whole lot'updated: Fri Jan 04 2008 14:48:00

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee claims victory in Iowa.

Candidates' speeches after the Iowa caucusesupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 14:48:00

Watch the presidential hopefuls react to the Iowa caucus results.

Obama wins Iowa as candidate for changeupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 09:50:00

Sen. Barack Obama's victory Thursday in critical Democratic Iowa caucuses indicate voters saw him as a candidate of change, according to entrance polls.

Huckabee, Obama win first voteupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 08:59:00

Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama win Iowa's caucuses, but the White House race isn't over yet. CNN's Ninette Sosa reports

Analysis: Huckabee up, Clinton down heading to Granite Stateupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 08:59:00

Mike Huckabee needed incredible turnout from self-described evangelical voters Thursday to win Iowa. Hillary Clinton was counting on capturing the women's vote to carry the day.

Huckabee, Obama have huge night in Iowaupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 04:17:00

Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee have claimed victories in Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Time.com: Democracy, Without Browniesupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 02:00:00

In search of the perfect caucus, Joel Stein joined Iowans in their bead-throwing, rule-morphing festival

Time.com: Obama's Historic Victoryupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 01:00:00

It's just one win, but Joe Klein says January 3, 2008 may mark the end of the politics of race -- and baby boomers

Time.com: Can Huckabee Stay on Top?updated: Fri Jan 04 2008 01:00:00

He may leave Iowa a proven winner, but the onetime underdog also leaves behind much of his evangelical support and faces new scrutiny and rivals

Time.com: Obama and Huckabee Take Iowaupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 22:00:00

Clinton and Romney suffer tough losses in the state's caucuses, as turnout is high and the contest is scrambled for both parties

Iowa caucuses 101: Arcane rules have huge impact on outcomeupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 19:30:00

The arcane rules governing Thursday's Iowa Democratic caucuses will test even the most organized campaign, but mastery of the process could launch a candidate on a path to the White House.

Counting caucus resultsupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 19:30:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux visits the nerve center of the Iowa caucuses to find out how the votes are counted.

Party heads look to Iowaupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:11:00

CNN's Heidi Collins interviews the respective chairmen of the DNC and RNC to see what they expect from caucus night in Iowa.

Time.com: Does Huckabee Have to Win Iowa?updated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:00:00

With a first place finish, he'll fly out of Des Moines as the GOP's golden boy. But anything less and he risks being sidelined

Time.com: Into the Caucus Roomsupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 17:10:00

After months of campaigning and plenty of money and media hype, just who'll come out on top in Iowa is still anybody's guess. And tomorrow morning, anybody's second guess

Geography, weather factors in Iowa caucusesupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 15:01:00

Presidential candidates have been wooing voters in Iowa for months, but who wins Thursday may simply come down to where the caucus-goers live, where they meet and the weather.

Time.com: Diary of the Edwards Marathon updated: Thu Jan 03 2008 02:10:00

Thirty-six hours on the road with the former Senator means enduring fast food, small crowds, a heckler and a broken-down bus

Candidates make their closing arguments in Iowaupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 23:02:00

In the final hours before the Iowa caucuses, candidates are trying to gain the support of the undecided and make sure their supporters show up.

CNNMoney: For Wall St., Iowa is just a corn fieldupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 15:04:00

The results from Thursday's Iowa caucuses will most likely monopolize front page headlines in the nation's daily newspapers the following day, but only a huge turn of events would likely interest Wall Street.

Will we know by February 5?updated: Wed Jan 02 2008 15:04:00

This year's presidential primary season is more "front-loaded" than ever. CNN's Jill Dougherty explains how it'll work.

Richardson plans upset in Iowaupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 13:23:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks to Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson.

Second-tier Dems brave single-digit Iowa weather, long oddsupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 13:23:00

While the front-runners slugged it out in the days before Thursday's Iowa caucuses, second-tier Democratic presidential candidates spent the final hours before the big event plugging away in hope of staging an upset.

Schneider on new CNN Iowa pollupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 10:21:00

Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider speaks with John Roberts about a new CNN Iowa poll released Tuesday.

With caucuses near, candidates hunt for undecided Iowa votersupdated: Wed Jan 02 2008 10:21:00

The presidential candidates began the new year making their pitches to undecided voters and working hard to motivate their supporters to get out and participate in Thursday's Iowa caucuses.

Time.com: Psyching Out the Caucusesupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 22:00:00

Big decisions will be made in Iowa on Thursday. Caucus-goers will vote based on politics, leadership, group psychology -- and sometimes just 'cause Daddy told them so

New Huckabee ad appeals to Christian conservativesupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 19:18:00

For the second time in two weeks, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has aired a commercial in which a Christian symbol appears in the background.

$40 million spent to tout candidates on Iowa TVupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 18:15:00

Iowa's 2.3 million eligible voters have been bombarded with close to $40 million worth of political ads on television this cycle -- more than three times the amount spent there in 2004.

Iowans prepare for caucusupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 18:15:00

Five generations of an Iowa family say they plan to participate in the Iowa caucuses for the first time.

Time.com: Can Biden Defy the Iowa Odds?updated: Tue Jan 01 2008 13:00:00

He's been written off the entire campaign, but the Delaware Senator could be the real surprise if his experience lures enough caucus-goers

Closing arguments in Iowaupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 12:38:00

With 4 days to the Iowa caucus, Suzanne Malveaux highlights the closing arguments for democratic presidential hopefuls.

John Edwards interviewupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 19:00:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks with Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards about the Iowa caucuses.

Democrats make veiled swipes as Iowa caucuses nearupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 19:00:00

Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama took thinly veiled swings at former Sen. John Edwards on Monday, appropriating some of Edwards' populist appeals ahead of this week's Iowa caucuses.

Prominent Clinton backer criticizes Iowa caucusesupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 09:23:00

Days before the Iowa caucuses, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter criticized the state's privileged role in the presidential nominating process, forcing her campaign to declare she did not agree.

Candidates show claws as Iowa caucuses loomupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 06:48:00

Former Sen. John Edwards dismissed plans of fellow Democrats as "fantasy" while Republican contender Mike Huckabee blasted his leading rival, Mitt Romney, as "dishonest" Sunday.

Time.com: New Year's Eve, Iowa-Styleupdated: Sun Dec 30 2007 19:00:00

All the action this New Year's is in the Hawkeye State, but the candidates -- sprinting toward Caucus Day -- won't be partying much

Candidates go into overdrive, one week before Iowa caucusesupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 14:18:00

With just one week to go before the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates are focusing on the Hawkeye state, working to clearly define the choices they are offering.

Does Pakistan affect Iowa?updated: Fri Dec 28 2007 14:18:00

CNN's Bill Schneider looks at the effect Bhutto's assassination may have on the presidential campaign.

Analysis: Pakistan crisis could put premium on experienceupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 04:16:00

Even though it happened half a world away, the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan could have an effect on the campaign in Iowa.

Time.com: Republicans Battle for Iowa Bronzeupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 22:00:00

While Huckabee and Romney work to win the caucus, McCain, Thompson and Giuliani hope their tough talk on war and immigration can ensure a respectable third-place finish

Analysis: Edwards, McCain positioned to shake up raceupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 08:47:00

In the race for the White House, each party has one candidate who might shake things up.

Wild card candidates for '08updated: Thu Dec 27 2007 08:47:00

CNN's Bill Schneider looks at the wild card candidates in the '08 race to the White House.

Huckabee takes aim in Iowaupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 17:35:00

CNN's Dana Bash joins Mike Huckabee, the press, and his entourage on a brief hunting excursion in Osceola, Iowa.

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