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‘I think our democracy is absolutely on the line’: Christina Bohannan talks about why she is running for Congress

Christina Bohannan opened her campaign office in Iowa City on Saturday, with a brief speech about why she is running for Congress in the newly drawn 1st District. “I think we all know there is so much at stake in […]

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4/20 in 2022: Iowa GOP leaders entertaining ‘no discussion whatsoever’ on marijuana reform

More than a year after an Iowa Poll showed 54 percent of Iowans favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use and 78 percent want to see the state’s Medical Cannabidiol Program expanded, Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Republicans who control the […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks attended COP26, but her record on climate isn’t promising

By Paul Deaton, Solon To address global carbon pollution everyone must get involved. Even Republicans understand this. In response to the climate crisis, and to political pressure, Republican Congressman John R. Curtis (UT-03) launched a “Conservative Climate Caucus” last June. […]

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Miller-Meeks will move into the new 1st Congressional District to run for reelection

Two weeks after the Iowa Legislature approved the redistricting maps that changed the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks announced she will move out of her hometown of more than two decades in order to run in […]

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John Deere strike: Tom Vilsack meets striking workers, judge issues injunction against picketers and Iowa Republicans weigh in

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited a United Auto Workers (UAW) picket line outside the John Deere plant in Ankeny on Wednesday. The former Iowa governor showed support for the workers as the strike, which began at midnight on […]

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Donald Trump lies, stokes xenophobia and endorses Chuck Grassley in speech at Iowa State Fairgrounds

When Donald Trump finally began speaking at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday night, it took him less than two minutes to get to his central message: “The election was rigged.” He was lying, but about an hour into his […]

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False news retweeted by Rep. Miller-Meeks earns AP fact check, tweet still not deleted

“Big, if true” is a years-old meme used on Twitter to parody journalists who retweet unverified news reports or bombshell rumors accompanied by a noncommittal phrase. The meme makes a joke out of dull, dumb, or understated headlines: “Macauley Culkin […]

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Johnson County and Linn County would be in the same congressional district, if new redistricting map is approved

Johnson County and Linn County would once again be in the same congressional district, if the Iowa Legislature adopts the redistricting map published by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA) on Thursday. The two counites had both been part […]

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Democrat Christina Bohannan is running for Miller-Meeks’ seat in Congress

State Rep. Christina Bohannan announced on Tuesday she is running for U.S. Congress. Bohannan, who represents Iowa City in the Iowa House, is the first Democrat to announce a challenge to Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the Republican who won the seat […]

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Rep. Miller-Meeks claims ‘they cheated me down to’ a six-vote win in 2020

A six-vote victory is apparently no longer good enough for Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. During a fundraiser in Davenport on Saturday, Miller-Meeks claimed her margin of victory in last November’s election was so small due to some sort of cheating, the […]

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Rita Hart drops her challenge of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election, citing the GOP’s ‘toxic campaign of political disinformation’

Rita Hart announced on Wednesday afternoon she is withdrawing her challenge to the 2020 election results in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. Hart, a Democrat, lost the race for the district’s open seat to Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes, according […]

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