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Lunchtime Links: Sex trafficking, presidential aspirations and collective bargaining
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he will absolutely not announce a presidential exploratory committee on Thursday.
A state law enforcement agent says sex trafficking is a problem in Iowa.
The Iowa Republican blog: Republicans have to bust public employee unions, even if it costs them in the 2012 elections.
Potential 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says he misspoke when he claimed President Barack Obama grew up in Kenya.
The Senate Natural Resources Committee passed legislation that calls for the state to spend $600 million over 10 years for various watershed projects.
A survey of Iowa business leaders shows growing confidence in the economy, with gains in their outlook for sales and employment compared to the previous quarter.