Iowa's GOP is dominated by social conservatives whose focus is on opposing abortion and gay marriage, say party insiders. That explains why not all Republican presidential hopefuls are competing in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday.
Eight candidates sparred at the GOP debate in Ames, Iowa, Thursday night. Though Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasn't one of them, his imminent entry into the presidential race changes everything.
Sarah Palin's One Nation bus tour is making a surprise visit to the State Fair in Iowa, where GOP presidential candidates (and the attendant press corps) are gathered for a debate and straw poll.
Michelle Obama, Alice Waters among others receive an inaugural award that recognizes efforts to create a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world.
Six candidates are actively competing in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday. Those who fare poorly may find that fundraising dries up. Those who do well may see an infusion of campaign cash.
Tax-free weekends kick off in many states this month -- several start Saturday -- just in time for back-to-school shopping. Parents should spend wisely, experts say, by seeing what is already available in their home, buying when items are on sale, and creating a budget and sticking to it. It's also a chance to teach children important money lessons. Here are six money smart lessons for kids:
Iowa will enjoy two bursts of the political spotlight on Tuesday when President Obama and potential Republican presidential contender Sarah Palin visit the state.
The Senate vote on repealing tax subsidies for ethanol producers has big political ramifications, but the impact on the industry could be minimal. A continuing federal mandate that requires refiners to blend ethanol into gasoline provides adequate support for producers, experts say.
Lauren Spierer went missing last week after a night out with friends. Underage drinking may have been involved.
Former Sen. John Edwards poses in his North Moore High School Mustangs varsity football team uniform during his senior year in Robbins, N.C., in 1970.