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Iowa Democratic and Republican Party Chairs

posted on September 5, 2014 06:41 PM

Iowa Democratic and Republican Party Chairs Play Video Iowa Democratic Party chair Scott Brennan and Republican Party of Iowa chair Jeff Kaufmann are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the state of each party, the 2014 elections, and look ahead to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. Joining Brennan and Kaufmann at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette.

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Brennan: Harkin Steak Fry won't be Clinton campaign kickoff

posted on September 5, 2014 04:35 PM

Brennan: Harkin Steak Fry won't be Clinton campaign kickoff Play Video Scott Brennan, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, says he expects the 37th and final Harkin Steak Fry will be a chance to honor retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, not an unofficial launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Brennan says the Clintons' appearance will help make it an energizing... Watch Story

Kaufmann: Iowa Republicans will have event in Summer 2015

posted on September 5, 2014 04:34 PM

Kaufmann: Iowa Republicans will have event in Summer 2015 Play Video Jeff Kaufmann, chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, says the party will have an event in the summer of 2015. However, he stops short of saying that it will be the traditional Ames Straw Poll, which some Republicans have suggested doing away with. Watch Story

Party chairs evaluate Braley/Ernst U.S. Senate race

posted on September 5, 2014 04:34 PM

Party chairs evaluate Braley/Ernst U.S. Senate race Play Video Scott Brennan, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, and Jeff Kaufmann, chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, both say they're comfortable with how their party's U.S. Senate candidate is performing at this point in the campaign. Brennan says he knew it would be a close race, because both... Watch Story

Former Senator Jim Webb (D-Virginia)

posted on August 22, 2014 03:28 PM

Former Senator Jim Webb (D-Virginia) Play Video Former Senator Jim Webb (D-Virginia) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Senator Webb discusses economic and veterans affairs issues. Webb, a former Secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan weighs in on foreign affair issues around the world and politics back on the home... Watch Full Episode

Webb: There's time to discuss Hillary Clinton's record

posted on August 22, 2014 03:25 PM

Webb: There's time to discuss Hillary Clinton's record Play Video When asked to evaluate Hillary Clinton's performance as U.S. Secretary of State, former Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb says, "There's time to have that discussion later." He says there were good points, such as the pivot to Asia. On the other hand, he says certain actions during the Arab... Watch Story

Webb: We do not belong as an occupying power in Iraq

posted on August 22, 2014 03:22 PM

Webb: We do not belong as an occupying power in Iraq Play Video Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb says it doesn't do any good for U.S. national security for us to be an occupying power in the Middle East. He says we opened up Pandora's Box when we invaded Iraq, because the lid came off sectarian violence. Webb says if ISIS is involved in international... Watch Story

Webb on the recent uprising in Ferguson, Missouri

posted on August 22, 2014 03:18 PM

Webb on the recent uprising in Ferguson, Missouri Play Video Former Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb says he cautions fellow Democrats from jumping to conclusions about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, that sparked racial tensions without knowing all the facts. He says the appearance of a militaristic presence of police is not a good signal to send. Watch Story

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