Tom Harkin

Most politicians are tightly scripted. A news reporter asks a question, and the politician has a preformulated response. If
Previously published on Boston Globe. Trump University, it transpires, is more than a heartless joke. It is the canary in
Last of all, my veterans taught me that in the heat of the battle, you never leave behind your fallen battle buddy. For me
Former Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) joins HuffPost Live to discuss his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President, the fast approaching
Reaching the point where Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn-in as the nation's 45th, and first woman, President on January 20, 2017 will not be easy but it's worth the fight. The attacks on her will continue from every angle funded by more than a billion dollars to get people to believe the lies about her.
Few Americans would have predicted that Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, would be leading a formidable insurrectionist challenge to Hillary Clinton, or that real estate magnate Donald Trump would be leading in the polls in the Republican Primary. Why is this happening?
159 countries have already ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities -- but not the U.S.
An effective Presidential candidate must strike at the right time with an image and message that resonates for that election cycle.
You've heard about boomerang kids -- adult children in their 20s and 30s who have returned to live in their parents' homes. Well, get ready for boomerang parents, formerly independent middle-aged people who -- 10, 15, 20 years hence -- will have no choice but to move into their adult children's homes because they cannot afford to maintain their own.
In July, a Harkin-led Senate appropriations subcommittee explained its decision to cut funding for Pell grants to instead