Troy Price, former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party, addresses the media on Feb. 7 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Steve Pope/Getty Images

The Iowa Democratic Party announced its new chair on Saturday after Troy Price resigned in the wake of the state's disarrayed and delayed caucuses.

What's new: Rep. Mark Smith, minority leader of the Iowa House of Representatives, has taken the position.

What they're saying:

"@MarkSmithIowa represents Marshalltown in the Iowa State House, and formerly served as House Dem Leader. A sixth generation Iowan, Mark has the breadth of experience and record of leadership to strengthen our path to victory and elect Democrats up and down the ballot this Nov."
— the party tweeted Saturday

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Supreme Court rejects GOP push to cut absentee ballot deadline in N.C.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an attempt by conservatives to shorten North Carolina's deadline for mail-in ballots from nine to three days.

The big picture: This is the latest of a series of decisions over mail-in ballot deadlines in various states.

Hurricane Zeta makes landfall on Louisiana coast as Category 2 storm

A satellite image of Hurricane Zeta. Photo: National Hurricane Center/NOAA

Hurricane Zeta made landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana as a Category 2 storm on Wednesday, bringing with it "life-threatening storm surge and strong winds," per the National Hurricane Center.

What's happening: The hurricane was producing maximum sustained winds of nearly 110 mph and stronger gusts.

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