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The second Democratic presidential debate took place at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend. The campus is home to more than 4,000 full-time students and that's important to the candidates because young adults in Iowa vote 12% more frequently than the national average of 45%.

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Presidential candidates are starting to make their way to Lee County, Ia., with both U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), seeking the Democratic nomination, and former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) visiting Fort Madison in the last week.

Based on their stops in the state, the two candidates are taking dramatically different approaches to winning the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 1st.

Changes in the economy are causing a lot of hope, a little fear and a healthy measure of rage.

There’s common-sense optimism in the addition of more than 225,000 private-sector jobs in February – the 17th consecutive month of employment improvement and the third straight month that more than 200,000 jobs were added.

In USA Today, Princeton University economics professor Justin Wolfers said, “To the extent there is a debate, it’s whether the economy is recovering or recovering strongly.”