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How can a cookie sway the democratic process? The Iowa caucuses explained

Iowa is a state of ample charms. It’s also the center of the political universe with its first-in-the-nation caucuses. Roll Call Deputy Editor Jason Dick explains how a sugary act of bargaining as the 2016 caucus unfolded in Des Moines went down — and how the kooky-cookie-kickback exemplifies the neighborly vibe of the democratic process there.

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