Politics & Elections

Political and election coverage by Omaha Public Radio News.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign is expanding their operations in Iowa.

NPR Morning Edition contributor and longtime Congressional Correspondent Cokie Roberts believes more candidates will enter the Democratic race for President.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of the Iowa Republican Party says holding a straw poll is permissible under new Republican National Committee rules.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state's often-criticized Republican straw poll, but other GOP leaders say the event may still go on next year.

Lawmakers could begin voting Thursday on a spending bill to fund the government through next September.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Five people have applied to replace Charlie Janssen in the Nebraska Legislature, representing the 15th Legislative District.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Party leaders are pledging to remain neutral in the 2016 presidential caucuses.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Following her election to the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst has resigned from the Iowa Senate and Gov. Terry Branstad has set a special election to fill her position.

Congress is returning for the lame duck session---the session before new lawmakers are seated.

Second District Congressman-elect Brad Ashford says voters “sent a clear message” in last week’s election.

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