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Iowa Politics

Posted by Little Village | Jan 9, 2017

By Lauren Shotwell and Eleanore Taft Iowa Capitol -- photo by Lauren Shotwell With the gaveling in of the 2017 Iowa Legislature, Republicans took control of both chambers. With control...

Posted by Letters | Jan 3, 2017

Iowa Capitol -- photo by Katie Haugland By Becci Reedus Our politicians and policymakers will face many important decisions in the coming months. Now more than ever, those leaders need...

Patty Judge
Posted by Tim Taranto | Aug 19, 2016

Photo via Iowa Public Radio In an email sent yesterday to Patty Judge supporters, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore made a formal endorsement for Judge, the democratic challenger to...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Aug 18, 2016

Rep. Steve King's comment to MSNBC's Mark Halperin on Monday that Hillary Clinton "is someone I can work with," coupled with a reluctance on Radio Iowa to formally endorse the...

Posted by Cassandra Santiago | Aug 4, 2016

Photo by Steven Depolo For many black women, the sweltering summer heat means hair appointments with braiders specializing in cornrows, micro braids, faux locs, box braids and Senegalese twists --...

Patty Judge
Posted by Tim Taranto | Jul 21, 2016

Photo via Iowa Public Radio President Barack Obama has formally endorsed former nurse and Lt. Governor Patty Judge (D) in her campaign against incumbent U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R). Grassley,...

Posted by Adam Burke | Jun 22, 2016

Rep. Steve King, the conservative lawmaker from Iowa's fourth congressional district, attempted to block the redesign of the $20 bill this week, but was rebuffed. In April, the U.S. Treasury...

Posted by Ian Schmit | Mar 30, 2016

UIHC has signed contracts with Iowa's three new MCOs. -- photo by Adrianne Behning Photography This is the second in a two-part series on the privatization of Medicaid in Iowa,...

Posted by Ian Schmit | Mar 29, 2016

Concerns arose this week about whether the Mayo Clinic would work with Iowa's new managed care companies. -- photo by Tripp This is the first in a two-part series on...

Posted by Lucy Morris | Feb 1, 2016

The Iowa caucuses are here at last. -- photo by DonkeyHotey The day is finally here: the Iowa caucuses take place tonight, Feb. 1. If you need a refresher on...

Iowa State Capitol
Posted by Drew Bulman | Sep 29, 2015

The anti-bullying order marks Branstad's 86th executive order as Iowa Governor. -- photo by Jimmy Emerson In an effort to combat bullying in Iowa schools, Gov. Terry Branstad signed an...

Bernie Sanders
Posted by Drew Bulman | May 15, 2015

Sanders's last trip to Iowa City included a reading at Prairie Lights. -- photo by the Brookings Institute Bernie Sanders will return to Iowa later this month as part of...

Hilary Clinton
Posted by Adam B Sullivan | Mar 26, 2015

You can’t spend more than 40 years in American politics without earning some baggage. Exhibit A: Hillary Clinton. The former Secretary of State...

Iowa Capitol
Posted by Drew Bulman | Mar 18, 2015

The Iowa Senate passed Senate File 334 Tuesday with a vote of 26-24. The bill now heads to the House Human Resources Committee, and faces a tough fight against the...