Iowa

A new 3-way race in Iowa

Pete Buttigieg fields questions after speaking at the University of Chicago on Oct. 18.
Pete Buttigieg fields questions after speaking at the University of Chicago. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A new Suffolk University/USA Today poll found a 3-way race in Iowa as Pete Buttigieg catches up to Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Why it matters: The new result are significantly different than the Suffolk/USA Today poll taken at the end of June, which found Biden leading Warren by double digits and Buttigieg trailing at 6%.

Trump administration unveils new plan to boost corn-based ethanol

An Iowa cornfield. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump administration announced Friday a plan that aims to boost corn-based ethanol, the Des Moines Register reports.

Why it matters: President Trump is facing what the paper has branded a "rural rebellion," necessitating this latest twist in a never-ending battle over America's ethanol mandate. The president is stuck between two allies — agriculture and oil interests — feuding with each other.