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Iowa Politics

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...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Mar 5, 2015

An Iowa House subcommittee approved a bill Wednesday that would require women in Iowa to receive an ultrasound prior to receiving an abortion — a divisive...

Illustration by Adam Burke
Posted by Adam B Sullivan | Jan 27, 2015

Another year, another legislative session. State lawmakers head back to Des Moines this month, fresh off last November’s legislative races. State government...

Amy Nielsen
Posted by Adam B Sullivan | Dec 12, 2014

When Joni Ernst rode the Republican wave last month to a U.S. Senate seat, it marked the first time a woman in Iowa had won a federal race. Many Iowans...

Posted by Adam B Sullivan | Nov 15, 2014

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack and 30 other House Democrats voted with Republicans on Friday in favor of moving forward with the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Nov 5, 2014

Democrat Dave Loebsack defeated Republican challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks last night, and will go on to serve a fifth term representing Iowa's second district. -- photo by Gregory Hauenstein Huzzah! The...

Posted by Little Village | Nov 3, 2014

Had enough of ads complaining about Bruce Braley’s attendance record or Joni Ernst’s connection to the Koch brothers? Have you sunk into despair at the...

Hilary Clinton in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Posted by Adam Burke | Oct 30, 2014

After finishing a close third in the Iowa presidential caucuses less than eight years ago, it’s understandable that former first lady, lapsed New York senator, ex-secretary of state, and new...

Posted by Adam Burke | Oct 23, 2014

Both Ernst and Paul delivered speeches outside Gilmore Hall on the UI campus. -- photo by Adam Burke U.S. Sen. candidate Joni Ernst brought her pal, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul,...

Posted by Adam B Sullivan | Oct 20, 2014

With the November election fast approaching, a number of Iowa politicians have their eyes on Washington D.C. Here’s where they stand...