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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event with the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden's 'consensus' pitch faces biggest test in Iowa

Jan. 26, 2020 3:20 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — On a snowy morning just days before Iowans make their choice in the Democratic presidential contest, Joe Biden invoked President Ronald Reagan, warning a small crowd that the nation was at risk of losing its identity as “that shining city on the hill." Reverence for Reagan...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on foreign policy at a VFW post Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Osage, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Biden and Sanders' rift could define closing days in Iowa

Jan. 22, 2020 9:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — The rivalry between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is deepening as the Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly at loggerheads over their support of Social Security, signaling a battle ahead that could last well beyond the Iowa caucuses. Biden’s campaign released a...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to local residents during a bus tour stop, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Biden steps up hits on Buttigieg, Warren over health care

Dec. 3, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking aim at Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren during an eight-day tour of Iowa that the former vice president hopes will help him gain ground in the state that holds the first presidential caucus. Biden argued Tuesday that Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend,...