In addition to winning the coveted endorsement of the Des Moines Register ahead of Iowa's caucuses next week, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton netted two more over the weekend, from the Boston Globe and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. Her campaign touted both as they look to break through in that state, whose primary is eight days after Iowa. Clinton trails rival Bernie Sanders in several polls of the state, where his familiarity as a senator representing neighboring Vermont has boosted his candidacy.
Some names will always get liberal blood boiling on the campaign trail. Koch, Bush or Cheney, just for starters.
Bernie Sanders has been throwing another name in the mix – the Waltons. During his campaign speeches, he criticizes the family -- the owners of Wal-Mart and one of the nation’s wealthiest clans -- as an example of corporate greed.
At Luther College here on Sunday, he said the Waltons are de facto recipients of welfare because so many of their employees receive government assistance like food stamps and subsidized housing.
Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) used a pair of appearances in Los Angeles on Saturday to urge young student activists to continue to fight for equality in the United States, warning that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump could set the country back with his divisive rhetoric aimed at immigrants and Muslims.
“I've been around a while and Trump reminds me so much of a lot of the things that George Wallace said and did,” Lewis said in an interview with The Times after speaking at Cal State L.A. “I think demagogues are pretty dangerous, really. ... We shouldn't divide people, we shouldn't separate people.”
“Sometimes I feel like I am reliving part of my past. I heard it so much growing up in the South,” he said.
President Obama acknowledged Sunday he has given thought to the possibility that a Republican successor might try to reverse his accomplishments in the White House.
But, he said, "they're harder to undo than you think."
In an interview on "CBS Sunday Morning," Obama did not specifically discuss his signature achievements, including the Affordable Care Act, the Iran nuclear deal and executive actions on immigration -- all policies that top GOP presidential hopefuls' vow to reverse.
The Times' Mark Z. Barabak reported for Sunday's front page on the sweeping changes that an influx of Latino immigrants brought to Marshalltown, Iowa, and residents' surprising views on the immigration debate. Here's a look at the elected officials and community leaders who shared their stories: