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Robin Opsahl

Robin Opsahl

Trump cruises to historic Iowa caucus victory; DeSantis edges past Haley

By: and - January 16, 2024

Former President Donald Trump is projected to win the Iowa Caucuses Monday night, according to The Associated Press, which calls unofficial results for American elections. The AP called the caucuses for Trump just after 7:30 p.m. Central, just 30 minutes into the Iowa precinct meetings. With more than 95% of the vote reported, Trump was […]

DeSantis and Haley trade accusations at Iowa debate while Trump holds separate town hall

By: and - January 11, 2024

DES MOINES –– With five days until the Iowa Republican caucuses, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley competed Wednesday night in a CNN-hosted debate, while at a separate Iowa event former President Donald Trump called for mass deportations and dismissed accusations that he represents a threat to democracy  . DeSantis and Haley […]

Donald Trump celebrates Iowa Poll lead as he rallies for caucus support

By: - December 14, 2023

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Former President Donald Trump celebrated his recent surge in Iowa polling and criticized his rival GOP candidates Wednesday in Coralville. “We are leading by a lot, but you have to go out and vote,” Trump said, calling for Iowans to go to the Republican caucuses Jan. 15, 2024. “… Sometimes when you’re […]

Haley draws fire from rivals in GOP presidential debate, as Christie calls Trump ‘unfit’

By: and - December 7, 2023

Half of the four Republican presidential candidates on a debate stage in Alabama on Wednesday night focused their attacks on former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who’s vying for the prized second place in the nominating contest. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy teamed up early in the debate to repeatedly hit […]

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum suspends 2024 presidential campaign

By: - December 4, 2023

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday he would end his campaign to become the 2024 Republican presidential nominee. In a statement on suspending his campaign, Burgum criticized the Republican National Committee’s debate structure, saying the fundraising and polling criteria “ensure advantages for candidates from major media markets on the coasts versus America’s Heartland.” “The […]

Donald Trump calls for Iowa supporters to caucus, says ‘nothing’s over’ for 2024

By: - December 4, 2023

CEDAR RAPIDS — With six weeks left until the Iowa caucuses, former president Donald Trump largely spent his time in Iowa criticizing President Joe Biden instead of going after his Republican rivals — but told supporters to not listen to claims that the primary is already “over.” “Don’t listen to that, don’t listen,” Trump said. […]

GOP presidential candidates brawl in Florida debate, while Trump rallies nearby

By: and - November 9, 2023

Five Republican candidates for president tussled over support for Ukraine and abortion policy at a debate in Miami on Wednesday evening, while the leading contender for the nomination, former President Donald Trump, sought Latino votes in an event across town. Trump, who consistently garners more than 50% in polls of Republican voters, once again declined […]

Former Vice President Mike Pence ends 2024 presidential bid

By: - October 29, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the 2024 presidential race Saturday. “It’s become clear to me, this is not my time,” Pence said at the Republican Jewish Coalition Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pence launched his presidential bid in June at an Iowa event where he was criticizing his former running mate former […]

Trump, under federal gag order, says Biden is using courts to ‘illegally’ attack him

By: - October 16, 2023

CLIVE, Iowa — Former President Donald Trump, in Iowa Monday after being issued a gag order in federal court, said President Joe Biden and the federal justice system are “illegally” attacking him on political grounds. Trump campaigned in Iowa instead of attending a court hearing in Washington, D.C., where he is charged with four felony […]

Former VP Mike Pence talks about FBI, Jan. 6 panel at Iowa State Fair

By: - August 20, 2022

DES MOINES, Iowa — There weren’t many Iowans on the concourse as former Vice President Mike Pence made his way around the Iowa State Fair Friday. Most visitors were staying indoors during an afternoon downpour that hit Des Moines, but Pence and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley braved the weather. They stopped at favorite fair locations […]