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Iowa Politics

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...

Posted by Drew Bulman | Sep 30, 2014

Third-party and independent candidates from across Iowa will meet in Shaeffer Hall this Wednesday, October 1 for an alternative candidate forum, hosted...

Bernie Sanders
Posted by Adam Burke | Sep 16, 2014

On the same weekend that a coy Hillary Clinton was eating fried steak in Indianola, across the state, in an under-the-radar red-meat stump speech that was literally a call for...

The race is on!
Posted by Adam B Sullivan | Sep 15, 2014

Today, in-state students and their families shell a bare minimum of about $8,000 for tuition and fees over the course of a year, despite a tuition freeze that...

Hatch speaks in Iowa City
Posted by John Miller | Sep 8, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch speaks with a supporter at the 2013 Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Des Moines. -- photo by Gregory Hauenstein Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch, along with his...

Debate night!
Posted by Adam B Sullivan | Aug 29, 2014

Loebsack and Miller-Meeks are competing for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. -- photo by Adam Sullivan During a debate in Iowa City Thursday night, Incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack had to...