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Iowa doors swing open for Republicans eyeing White House run

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The polls were closed in Iowa for less than 48 hours when South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott was shaking hands and posing for pictures with eastern Iowa Republicans at a Cedar Rap...

EXPLAINER: Why Finkenauer's Senate bid rests on 3 signatures

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrat Abby Finkenauer’s hopes of running against Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley this fall may hinge on a state Supreme Court ruling on three petition signatures. ...

US congress members support closer Taiwan trade ties after failed pork referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. members of Congress on Tuesday (Dec. 22) voiced support for closer trade ties with Taiwan following a failed referendum to ban U.S. pork containing ractopamine residu...

Haley, Scott, Rubio advising group pushing for GOP diversity

A group intent on expanding Republican power over state-level offices is rolling out a national effort to diversify and grow the GOP, led by an advisory council featuring several potential future pres...

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley's seat

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a s...

Stefanik's political evolution mirrors story of today's GOP

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time, not long ago, when Elise Stefanik would not say Donald Trump's name. He was simply “my party's presidential nominee,” she would say. The pragmatic N...

US lawmakers push for free trade agreement with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congress penned a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday (March 22), urging him to pursue a formal free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan...

How Democrats came up short in bid to expand House majority

MONROE, Iowa (AP) — This swath of southeast Iowa isn't supposed to be a nailbiter for Democrats. For more than a decade, voters in the college town of Iowa City powered Democratic ca...

Florida's Sen. Scott has coronavirus, 'very mild symptoms'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rick Scott of Florida said Friday he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was isolating at home with “very mild symptoms.” He's the second senator, alon...

Women crucial to Biden's win, even as gender gap held steady

Ask Virginia voter Mary Hayes why Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump, and she does not hesitate. “Women won this election!” says Hayes, 56, a mother of three and Biden supporter from Le...

Dems head toward House control, but lose incumbents to GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disappointed Democrats drove Wednesday toward extending their control of the House for two more years but with a potentially shrunken majority as they lost at least seven incumbents ...

Republican Ashley Hinson wins election to U.S. House in Iowa's 1st Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Abby Finkenauer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Ashley Hinson wins election to U.S. House in Iowa's 1st Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Abby Finkenauer.

More GOP women seeking office, but winning still in question

CHICAGO (AP) — More Republican women than ever are seeking House seats this year thanks to a reenergized recruitment effort after their limited ranks in Congress diminished even further in the 2018 el...

Virus, economy, Trump and cash hamper GOP's bid for House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are brandishing the latest weapon in their uphill fight for House control this November: votes by moderate Democrats to pass a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill promis...

Iowa politicians scurry to comply with ban on self-promotion

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Fitzgerald, Iowa's longtime state treasurer, in some ways has become synonymous with college savings and helping people find unclaimed property. The D...