8:49 PM, Jan 24, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
New Jersey governor Chris Christie spoke earlier today at Rep. Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. Christie may well have been the 2016 presidential candidate at the confab with the reputation for the most moderate conservative views. But while at first he was greeted with very modest applause, at the end of his 25 minute speech, he received a standing ovation from the conservative crowd:
"The world can't do without a second American century, and neither can my children or yours do without America being a strong, resolute leader in this world. I will guarantee you this, for me, I will not be willingly a part of a generation that makes John Adams repent in heaven for having made the sacrifices that he and our Founding Fathers made for the liberty we enjoy and the freedom we live under today, and I'm here today because I do not believe that any of the patriots in this room want to be a part of a generation that turns over to our children a lesser, smaller America than the one that was given to us.
"It is time for us to stand up and fight together for the country that we were given, for the country we believe in, for the country the world needs, and for the country I want my children and your children's to have. If you are willing to fight with me, I will always stand with you and fight with you and tell you the truth. God bless this country, and God bless all of you."
Christie was certainly not the best received candidate at the confab. But he was apparently able to win over the crowd.
11:25 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Joni Ernst, a Republican state senator, has won her race for the U.S. Senate in Iowa against three-term Democratic congressman Bruce Braley, Fox News projects.
Ernst will be the first woman to represent Iowa in either house of Congress. She is also an officer in the Iowa National Guard and an Iraq war veteran.
Braley was hoping to succeed retiring Democrat Tom Harkin, who had held the seat since 1985.
12:00 PM, Nov 3, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
How unconfident are Democrats in their own candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa? On the day before the election, the Democratic Sentorial Campaign Committee has a full-page ad on the homepage of the Des Moines Register, Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper. But there's no sign or mention of the party's Senate candidate, Bruce Braley.
2:26 PM, Oct 30, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Just five days out from Election Day and Vice President Joe Biden is again campaigning for Iowa's Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley -- but not in Iowa. Thursday afternoon, Biden heads to the 8th Floor in New York City according to the official
11:01 AM, Oct 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Tom Harkin, the longtime Democratic senator from Iowa who is retiring at the end of the term, spoke with the New York Times about the Hawkeye State's Senate race. Harkin seems to take it as a given that Republicans will gain control of the Senate, even as his fellow Iowa Democrat, Bruce Braley, is mired in a difficult campaign to succeed him.
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The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the competitive purple state senate races in Iowa and Colorado, and the competitive races in traditionally red states like Georgia and North Carolina.
"Coming up with lots of ideas, some of which are going nowhere."9:11 AM, Oct 11, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Bruce Braley of Iowa says today's young entrepreneurs differ from his generation's because they "[sit] around in a large space with white boards." The U.S. Senate candidate said these "Millennial" start-up companies in Iowa sometimes think of ideas that go "nowhere."
5:57 PM, Oct 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama got the name of the Iowa Democratic Senate candidate wrong multiple times at a campaign event today:
His name is Bruce Braley, not "Bruce Bailey," which the first lady mistakenly called him.
Fortunately, the crowd corrected her. "Brailey, what did I say?"
"Bailey," the crowd shouted back.
Michelle Obama also wrongly stated that the Iowa Senate candidate is a Marine Corps Veteran -- which he isn't:
10:40 AM, Oct 3, 2014 • By JAY COST
One of the most interesting aspects of the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli was an ad sponsored by the Conservative War Chest tagging McAuliffe as part of the “Gang of Five.” According to the ad, this group -- De
1:35 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley opposed funding any American military operations in Iraq this year—before he supported them. The three-term House member, who is running for Iowa's open Senate seat in one of the year's hottest races, touted his support for military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria in a recent debate.
“I recently had the opportunity to vote to give the president limited authority to begin strikes against terrorists in Iraq and Syria," Braley said during the debate with his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst.
9:58 AM, Sep 29, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrat Bruce Braley says those who want to know his commitment to our nation's veterans need only look at the website of his Senate campaign.
"If people want to know my true record on standing up for veterans, they can go to my website and look at Braley Truth Team where it lays out all of the things I've done for veterans in eight years," said the Iowa congressman in his debate this weekend with his GOP opponent, state senator Joni Ernst.
Not ready for Hillary.10:19 AM, Sep 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Tom Harkin, the top Democrat in Iowa, tells ABC News that he has serious questions about where Hillary Clinton stands on the issues:
"But some Democrats still have their doubts," says ABC's Jonathan Karl. "Some progressives are a little uneasy with Hillary Clinton and is she going to be too hawkish on foreign policy, is she going to be too moderate on economic issues?"