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Iowa House OKs Gun Silencers in Landslide

But state Senate unlikely to consider the bill

(Newser) - Shootouts could get a lot quieter in Iowa if a new bill ever becomes law. House lawmakers voted 83-16 last week to legalize the purchase of silencers for guns, but the state Senate is unlikely to consider it, the Examiner and Globe-Gazette report. In debating the measure, Republican Rep. Matt... More »

Palin in Iowa, Sparking 2012 Speculation

Former governor could be gearing up for presidential bid

(Newser) - Sarah Palin will deliver the keynote address at the Iowa Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner tonight, an engagement widely seen as a possible step toward a 2012 presidential bid, the Washington Post reports. The dinner is an early hurdle for prospective GOP candidates, and Palin's influence is at a high... More »

Iowa Blocks Masses of Voters

System bars absentee voting, triggers calls for reform

(Newser) - White House hopefuls have put enormous efforts into the Iowa campaign—but only a small fraction of state residents will participate in the upcoming caucus, which critics charge is an undemocratic process that blocks masses of working-class people. In 2000, just 59,000 Democrats and 87,000 Republicans voted in... More »

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