Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down with the Des Moines Register editorial board yesterday to answer questions. After, Des Moines Register reporter Jennifer Jacobs managed to ask Clinton a few questions while she was already in the building.
And as Ed Henry of Fox News reported on Twitter, the other journalists at the paper seemed very excited to see the Democratic presidential candidate. "Note video showing journalists lining up for #selfies w @HillaryClinton," Henry tweeted.
Quinnipiac's final poll of the Iowa Senate race finds Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst tied at 47 percent. The poll shows Braley closing the gap from Quinnipiac's previous poll in late October that showed him trailing Ernst by four points, 49 percent to 45 percent.
Rep. Bruce Braley, the Iowa Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, missed three quarters of committee hearings concerning oversight of the Veterans Affairs administration in 2011 and 2012, including one, the Des Moines Register reports, on the same day Braley attended three fundraisers.
Mitt Romney has received the endorsement of the Des Moines Register, Iowa's largest paper. The Register last supported a Republican candidate for president 40 years ago, in 1972, when it endorsed Richard Nixon. Read an excerpt from the Romney endorsement below:
Two 2012 stories today deserve a mention. Both involve, directly or indirectly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who may run for president in 2012. The first is Huckabee's attack, via his PAC website, on Indiana governor Mitch Daniels. In an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Daniels called for a "truce" on social issues in order to focus on the nation's finances.