Clay Masters

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How Small Town Papers Have Kept Community Trust

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Distrust in the media has become a oft-cited trope in the cable news cycle. But one staple of American journalism seems to have avoided the "fake news" characterization — small-town newspapers.

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Nation's Longest-Serving Governor Set To Become Top Diplomat In Beijing

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Terry Branstad served more than 22 non-consecutive years as governor of Iowa, helping shift the state's politics to the right. Now he heads to China to steward a delicate diplomatic relationship.

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Iowa Republican Rod Blum Faces Tough Balancing Act In Swing District

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

While members of Congress are home in their districts for spring break, one Republican is getting some extra scrutiny at home. Rep. Rod Blum of Iowa is the only member of the Freedom Caucus who also represents a swing district that's a top target for Democrats in 2018.

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Rep. Steve King Criticized For Tweet Supporting European Nationalist

Monday, March 13, 2017

Rep. Steve King is under fire from fellow Republicans for tweeting out support for a far-right nationalist in Europe. But years of criticism for past racially insensitive remarks make it clear that King isn't swayed by disapproval from his own colleagues.

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Iowa Moves To Restrict Collective Bargaining For Public Sector Workers

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

About 180,000 state and local government workers would be prohibited from negotiating over issues such as health insurance and extra pay. The bill is high on the state GOP's legislative agenda.

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Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In North Dakota, a lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow motorists to run over and kill any protester obstructing a highway as long as the driver did not do it intentionally.

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An 'Old Friend Of China' Prepares To Bridge Differences At A Fraught Time

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Donald Trump chose Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to Beijing because of old ties with President Xi Jinping and Iowa's history of trade with China. Branstad will have a tough job.

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Two Officers Killed in Iowa 'Ambush'

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Two officers were shot and killed in the Des Moines, Iowa area early Wednesday morning in what police described as a series of "ambush-style attacks."

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Republican Leaders In Iowa Show Full Support For Donald Trump

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Many Republican officials in swing states have been wary of giving Donald Trump too much support. But that's not the case in Iowa where the entire GOP has lined up behind the controversial nominee.

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Trump Promises Crackdown On Immigrants At Iowa 'Roast And Ride' Event

Sunday, August 28, 2016

At Iowa freshman Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue fundraiser, Trump didn't attend the ride but addressed participants, in a much-needed bid to draw support from influential GOP leaders.

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Hillary Clinton Campaign Works To Capitalize On Younger Support In Iowa

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton's campaign is relying on a network of youthful organizers to turn out millennial voters in order to win Iowa, a state Barack Obama carried twice.

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Iowa Republicans Struggle To Reconcile Support For Trump And TPP

Friday, August 19, 2016

Most Iowa Republicans are strong backers of Donald Trump and an Asian free trade deal that Trump opposes.

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Changing Presidential Campaign Approach On Display In Ankeny, Iowa

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ankeny, Iowa is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and an example of a growing urban/rural divide. The presidential campaigns are shifting focus in this critical swing state.

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Will The Supreme Court Nomination Fight Cost This Senator His Seat?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A new challenger plans to put Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley's opposition to holding Supreme Court nomination hearings at the center of her campaign.

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After Cruz Win, How Important Is Candidate Stance On Ethanol?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

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Field Organizers For Clinton, Sanders Work To Build Momentum In Iowa

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are pulling out the stops to mobilize supporters ahead of next month's Iowa caucuses. NPR catches up with some of those supporters.

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'Camp Cruz': The Surplus Iowa Dorm Filled With Cruz Volunteers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A three-story unused business college dormitory in Des Moines that can sleep 100 has been put to use as housing for dozens of campaign workers from across the country. A second dorm is being readied.

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Daytrotter At 10: A Midwestern Rite Of Passage

Sunday, January 03, 2016

It started out as a place where musicians could take a break from the tedium of the road to record a few songs and post them online for fans. Over the course of a decade, Daytrotter has become home to an archive of thousands of recordings from such ...

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Donald Trump Takes On A Rising Ted Cruz

Saturday, December 12, 2015

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Iowa Evangelical Kingmaker Gives Ted Cruz His Blessing

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bob Vander Plaats, the president of the conservative Christian group the Family Leader, is throwing his support behind the Texas senator. Vander Plaats has previously backed Iowa caucus winners.

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