Clinton amps up rhetoric on caucus eve


By Max Greenwood DES MOINES, Iowa – As presidential hopefuls in both parties amped up their campaign pace over the weekend, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton held steady. The former secretary of state attended nine “Get Out the Caucus” events in the three days leading up to Monday night’s caucus, while her chief rival, Sen. Bernie […]

Despite polls, Bush supporters say “he’s solid”


By Max Greenwood CARROLL, Iowa — For many, Jeb Bush’s presidential run was supposed to be a sure win: he is the son and brother of former U.S. presidents, he excelled in fundraising and he is an experienced politician. But the former Florida governor has long lagged in polls. A Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll earlier […]

Bush talks national security, gridlock at Iowa ranch


By Max Greenwood CARROLL, Iowa — Jeb Bush talked national security and bridging the partisan divide in government Friday, blaming President Barack Obama for deepening gridlock and misusing executive authority. Speaking in a small banquet hall at Greasewood Flats Ranch here, the Republican former Florida governor painted a picture of the U.S. military as a […]

Foxx wins key endorsement from Cook County Dems, tightening state’s attorney race

Kim Foxx

By Max Greenwood Kim Foxx, the former chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle running for state’s attorney, won a key ally in the Cook County Democratic Party on Thursday, five months after the party said it wouldn’t endorse a candidate for the office. The endorsement could pose a significant challenge for […]