Des Moines

How can a cookie sway the democratic process? The Iowa caucuses explained

Tim Wieland, of Des Moines, a previous supporter of 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, eats a cookie on caucus night in Des Moines, Iowa. This is what democracy looks like. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Iowa culture shock: Moving to the Midwest to staff a presidential campaign
Getting to know Hy-Vee supermarkets and Kum & Go gas stations

Democratic presidential candidate former Rep. John Delaney speaks at the Iowa State Fair on Friday August 9, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Candidates, calories and cows: What really happens at the Iowa State Fair
Fear and Loathing in Des Moines

CQ Roll Call deputy editor Jason Dick chows down on a corn dog, just a few hundred of the thousands of calories he and his producers consumed in one day at the Iowa State Fair. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)