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Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 17, 2017

Jamie Johnson, a former radio talk show host on WHO in Des Moines, resigned from his senior position in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday, after CNN...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 15, 2017

Just days after it was announced the Iowa Senate Republicans would be hiring to a human resources manager to prevent further sexual harassment in their caucus, Sen. Majority Leader Bill...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 13, 2017

Republicans in the Iowa State Senate have finished an internal investigation into whether their caucus created a hostile work environment, complete with sexual harassment and racist slurs, the Associated Press...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 10, 2017

On Thursday, Rep. Steve King and Sen. Chuck Grassley both reacted to a story published earlier in the day by The Washington Post, which detailed allegations that Alabama Republican Senate...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 2, 2017

Iowa’s Sam Clovis is no longer President Trump’s nominee for the top scientific position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It was announced on Thursday that Clovis sent a letter...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 1, 2017

At her weekly press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds offered an explanation for why she called Iowa liberals “unhinged” during a speech last month. Her explanation, however, didn’t address...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 31, 2017

Sam Clovis — the former rightwing radio host in Sioux City, who served a national co-chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — encouraged a Trump campaign foreign policy advisor to...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 30, 2017

Iowa won’t be immediately joining the 27 states that impose a waiting period on women seeking an abortion. Last week, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an order temporarily staying the...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 27, 2017

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst voted this week to kill a regulation that was widely considered to be a landmark piece of consumer protection. The regulation was created in...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 25, 2017

Like the president who fired him, former FBI Director James Comey made news with a tweet this past weekend. Unlike Trump, Comey didn’t do it by attacking people or claiming...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 24, 2017

On Tuesday, the Federal Communication Commission voted to eliminate a 77 year-old rule intended to ensure TV and radio stations serve the needs of their local communities. The vote on...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 23, 2017

Speaking at a fundraiser on Saturday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said, “As we all know as we travel the state, the liberals are unhinged and they are out for us.” The...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 23, 2017

Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids is out as minority leader in the Iowa State Senate, following a vote by the chamber’s Democratic caucus on Sunday. Hogg had only been minority...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 17, 2017

Asucena Natareno Ramirez has been held without bail in an Iowa jail since Oct. 3, and her attorney still can’t get a satisfactory explanation for why she was arrested. Natareno...