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Posted by Paul Brennan |
Gov. Kim Reynolds calls Iowa liberals ‘unhinged’

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 |
Cedar Rapids Sen. Rob Hogg voted out as Minority Leader

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 |
Cedar Rapids ICE agents arrest woman and hold her without bail even though she has papers to be in the U.S.

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...

Chuck Grassley
Posted by Paul Brennan |
Sen. Grassley skips town hall meetings in Johnson, Linn and other big Iowa counties for the fifth straight year

Last week, the office of Sen. Chuck Grassley announced Iowa’s senior U.S. Senator had completed another annual tour of all the state’s 99 counties. But once again, he skipped town...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Protesting by ‘taking a knee’ comes to Iowa high school football

Last week, the controversy over athletes kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice that began in the NFL reached high school football in Iowa.

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Sen. Joni Ernst and Rep. David Young, among top recipients of NRA dollars in Congress, encourage public to pray after Las Vegas massacre

Two Iowa Republicans—Sen. Joni Ernst and Rep. David Young—are among Congress’ biggest beneficiaries of the National Rifle Association’s political spending.

Posted by Paul Brennan |
‘So disrespectful’: Gov. Reynolds criticizes the silent protests of NFL players

During her Monday press conference, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds came out strongly in favor of the American flag and against NFL players silently protesting during the national anthem. But judging...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Regents reveal secret meetings behind Bruce Harreld hire

According to the report by Ryan J. Foley, the business man was recruited in secret -- with Regents flouting Iowa's open meetings and records laws by using private email accounts...

Chuck Grassley
Posted by Paul Brennan |
Grassley speaks: The senator talks to reporters about the health care bill, but stresses politics over substance

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office didn’t respond to questions from Little Village about the senator’s position on Cassidy-Graham, the Affordable Care Act repeal bill Republicans are rushing through the U.S. Senate,...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Cathy Glasson formally kicks off gubernatorial campaign, vowing to fight for everyday Iowans

Cathy Glasson, who up until now had been running an exploratory campaign, formally announced her official candidacy Tuesday evening in Cedar Rapids, with simultaneous events in seven additional Iowa towns....

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Sens. Grassley and Ernst won’t say where they stand on a health care bill that would have a massive impact on Iowans

The latest Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- the Graham-Cassidy bill -- would remove protections for people with preexisting conditions, create new restrictions on women’s health...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs calls Trump’s DACA decision ‘callous’ and a violation of Iowa values

On Monday, the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs issued an official statement opposing President Trump’s order to terminate DACA.

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Climate change doubter appointed to head EPA district that includes Iowa

A Wisconsin state official who doubts the existence of climate change and oversaw the elimination of the science bureau of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is the Trump administration’s...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Activate Iowa compiles statewide political events for progressives

Activate Iowa, a website created by two Iowa City activists, pulls together political news and events statewide.