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Des Moines Register poll: Donald Trump captures top spot in Iowa

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With two days before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump leads among likely Republican caucus-goers, according to the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll released Saturday. Trump leads Ted Cruz in Iowa 28 percent to 23 percent. Marco Rubio is in third with 15 percent, followed by Ben Carson with 10 percent and Rand Paul with 5 percent. Fifty-five percent of likely Republican caucus-goers polled said their minds were made up; 45 percent of respondents said they could still be persuaded.…

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Marco Rubio nabs endorsement of Iowa’s largest paper

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Marco Rubio won the coveted Des Moines Register endorsement on Saturday, giving him a boost from the state’s largest newspaper just over a week before voters make their presidential pick in the Iowa caucuses. “Sen. Marco Rubio has the potential to chart a new direction for the party, and perhaps the nation, with his message of restoring the American dream. We endorse him because he represents his party’s best hope,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote. In endorsing Rubio, the board…

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Marco Rubio in 4th place in Iowa in new poll

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Despite the support from more major donors and the so-called GOP establishment, Marco Rubio‘s campaign doesn’t appear to be doing much in Iowa, site of the first caucuses next year. The Florida senator remains in fourth place in Iowa, according a poll released Sunday. The big story in the Des Moines Register  is the rise of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who leads the survey with 31 percent support, giving him a 10-point lead over Donald Trump, who has 21 percent support in the…

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Tampa Bay Times receives Innovation in Journalism Award for “Failure Factories” series

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The National Press Foundation said Wednesday that its newly minted Innovation in Journalism Award goes to the Tampa Bay Times. The Times earned the award for its “Failure Factories” series, first published in early August, which investigated how the Pinellas County School Board turned five schools in the county’s black areas into among the worst in the state. “The Tampa Bay Times investigation surfaced the disastrous impact of resegregation of its local schools,” the NPF judges said. “Its innovative use of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.17.15 — No Syrian refugees, please

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The revelation that one of the men involved in the terrorist attacks in Paris entered Europe with a Syrian passport was enough evidence to convince 23 governors (all Republican, with the exception of New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan, involved in a tight bid for re-election) yesterday to say that they don’t want the federal government to expatriate any Syrian refugees into their respective states. The Syrian war has gone on since 2011, and has been a tragedy from the start, with over…

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Ben Carson up by 9 points in Iowa in new Bloomberg poll

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One is an outlier, two a trend. Donald Trump’s hegemony in the GOP presidential polls has been cracked this week in the socially conservative state of Iowa. A day after Dr. Ben Carson took an eight-point lead over Donald Trump in a Quinnipiac survey, a Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll out on Friday has Carson up by nine percentage points over Trump. Carson is at 28 percent support in the Hawkeye State in the new poll, while Trump is at 19 percent. Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz…

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Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are tied for fifth place in latest Iowa poll

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The latest poll out of Iowa is not good news for the two Florida Republicans competing in the GOP presidential primary contest. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are tied in fifth place with 6 percent of the vote in a Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll released over the weekend. Real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to lead in this survey with 23 precent support. Most surprisingly, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is now just five points back in second place with 18 percent…

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