Iowa Caucus Meltdown Proved Transparency Is Essential, Election-Watchers Say

February 13, 2020 - 5:01am EST
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Secrecy was the strategy for Iowa Democrats when it came to planning the caucus process. Experts say now that decision compounded an environment ripe for manipulation.

Nov 25 - 5:19pm EST

Fishermen and tribes have been fighting the mine proposal for a decade, fearing it would harm the wild sockeye salmon at the heart of the area's economy and culture.

Nov 25 - 4:28pm EST

President-elect Joe Biden called on Americans to unite this holiday season amid the pandemic. Minutes earlier, President Trump repeated baseless claims about the election being "rigged."

Nov 25 - 4:13pm EST

President Trump has pardoned his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador. It was announced on Twitter.

Nov 25 - 3:55pm EST

In a major reversal, the Trump administration has denied a permit for the massive Pebble Mine project in Alaska. The Army Corps of Engineers said it was "contrary to the public interest."

Nov 25 - 1:47pm EST

He is one of the last major world leaders to wish Joe Biden congratulations.

Nov 25 - 9:06am EST

The 2020 presidential election saw the most votes in U.S. history at 156 million and counting, and the highest participation rate since 1900.

Nov 25 - 8:00am EST

Voting took place amid a pandemic and unprecedented polarization. Despite baseless claims by the president and his allies that the outcome was rigged, states say the results are accurate.

Nov 25 - 5:00am EST

When his wife, Kamala Harris, is sworn in as vice president of the U.S., Emhoff will also be creating history. "I'm gonna support her," he said when once asked what he'd do if she were elected.

Nov 24 - 9:02pm EST

The president-elect says he is open to including his progressive former rivals in his new administration, but that he also needs strong leadership in the Senate.