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Iowa City NoDAPL protest urges divestment, solidarity

By Lauren Shotwell and Emma Husar Anti-pipeline protesters occupied the lobbies of U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack’s office and the downtown Iowa City branches of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank on Wednesday before hanging banners off the Burlington and Riverside pedestrian bridge in solidarity with protesters at Standing Rock. The protests happened as the 2 p.m. […]

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Loebsack, Peters agreed to disagree on role of federal government

Democrat incumbent Dave Loebsack faced off against Republican challenger Christopher Peters during a public forum on Monday in the race for Iowa’s second district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The two occasionally agreed on issues such as lowering costs by opening up competition for pharmaceutical drugs and reforming immigration. But they frequently disagreed […]

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Loebsack defends Syrian refugee vote

At a political symposium this morning at the University of Iowa, U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack defended his vote supporting extra security measures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees and acknowledged the sour reaction by some constituents on his Facebook page. The flak he received surrounds his vote for the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of […]

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Election 2014: How Johnson County voted

Huzzah! The 2014 election is over, and we can finally move on with the real business at hand: complaining and/or celebrating about the results while we dread the oncoming Iowa caucuses (only about 14 months away, friends!). Needless to say, Iowa Democrats had a very bad day yesterday, losing every congressional contest with the exception […]

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Miller-Meeks, Loebsack spar in Iowa City

Debate night!

During a debate in Iowa City Thursday night, Incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack had to answer to being named the least effective Congressman, while challenger Mariannette Miller-Meeks had to explain why she hasn’t won this race in her last two attempts. Democrat Loebsack and Republican Miller-Meeks participated in a debate hosted by Iowa Public Television […]

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