Otto von Bismarck's famous definition of politics as "the art of the possible" gives us a good assessment of the single-payer health proposal unveiled by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday: impossible.
That's not to say that the "Medicare for All" plan offered by Sen. Sanders (I-Vt.) is worthless. Quite the contrary.
A volunteer on Ben Carson's Republican presidential campaign died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a car accident while traveling through Iowa.
Braden Joplin, 25, died after a van he was traveling in crashed in icy conditions near Atlantic, about 80 miles west of Des Moines. Three passengers in the van were treated and released from a hospital.
Sarah Palin, a popular figure among evangelicals and tea party followers, endorsed Donald Trump for president Tuesday, giving the New York billionaire a key source of support as chief rival Ted Cruz tries to undercut his standing among conservatives.
Palin joined Trump at a rally in Ames, Iowa, where she hailed his stand against illegal immigration and his vow to take a tough approach to U.S. adversaries on the world stage.
“Are you ready for a commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS’s ass?” Palin asked Trump’s supporters at Iowa State University.
Jan. 19, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
If I don't win I just wasted one hell of a lot of time.
Donald Trump at an event in Altoona, Iowa, on Tuesday. Trump is battling with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to win the state, which kicks off the 2016 election Feb. 1.
Nevada's largest labor organization, the powerful Culinary Union, will not offer an endorsement before the state's Democratic caucuses next month, a reversal from 2008, when a bitter fight emerged over its backing.
Local 226, which boasts 55,000 members who serve cocktails in casinos and prepare food for the roughly 50 million tourists who come to the state each year, said in a statement late Monday it will instead focus on helping elect a candidate in the November general election.
Eight years ago, in a closely fought Democratic primary, the union backed then-Sen. Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. But the endorsement flowered into a hostile dispute, with former President Bill Clinton accusing the union of strong-arming its members — a majority of whom are Latino — into backing Obama.
The Latino electorate is bigger and better educated than ever before, according to a new report by Pew Research Center.
It's also young. Adults age 18-35 make up nearly half of the record 27.3 million Latinos eligible to vote in this year's presidential election, the report found.
But although the number of Latinos eligible to vote is surging -- 40% higher than it was just eight years ago -- and education levels are rising, the percentage likely to actually cast ballots in November continues to lag behind other major racial and ethnic groups, the report found.
Last week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad caused a stir by lending credence to the shaky assertion that Ted Cruz was ineligible to serve as president because of his Canadian provenance.
Branstad's comments were seen as a subtle way of undermining Cruz, who is battling Donald Trump for first place in Iowa's upcoming caucuses. (Most legal experts say Cruz meets the constitutional eligibility test because his mother was a U.S. citizen, which automatically confers the same status to her son.)
On Tuesday, Branstad made his feelings clear for the world to see: