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President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Biden also commneted on infrastructure investments to help rural communities.
Biden extends student loan payment pause to June 2023
Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter • November 23, 2022

The White House announced Tuesday it will extend the pause on student loan debt payment to the middle of 2023. This extension comes amid legal battles over President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan that would forgive up to $10,000 of student loan debt for eligible...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Sen. Chuck Grassley are pictured above.
Grassley, Ernst split on same-sex marriage vote
Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter • November 17, 2022

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley voted against a bill codifying same-sex and interracial marriages into federal law. Grassley was joined by 36 other senators in opposing the measure, while 62 senators in a bipartisan coalition, including Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, voted to move the...

The 45th President Donald J. Trump speaks at his media event in the ballroom at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on November 15, 2022.
Trump announces bid for 2024 presidency
Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor • November 15, 2022

Former President Donald Trump is making a run for the White House again, he announced on Tuesday night in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.  “In order to make America great again I am announcing my candidacy,” Trump said.  The announcement comes just a week after midterm elections,...

Fact Check | Reynolds campaign ad on police support skips DeJear’s explanation
Fact Check | Reynolds campaign ad on police support skips DeJear’s explanation
Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter • October 31, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. If your time is short:  A Kim Reynolds campaign commercial criticizes gubernatorial opponent Deidre DeJear for not standing...

Fact Check | DeJear social media post says Reynolds thinks nurses required education, but she didn’t say that
Fact Check | DeJear social media post says Reynolds thinks nurses required education, but she didn’t say that
Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter • October 31, 2022

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. If your time is short:  During the lone Iowa gubernatorial debate, Kim Reynolds made a statement that Deidre Dejear –...

Democratic candidate for Iowa governor Deidre DeJear waves to parade goers during the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally in Iowa City on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.
Democrats rally for support in midterms at homecoming parade
Emily Delgado and Liam Halawith October 29, 2022

Ahead of the midterm elections that could disrupt the power in the state and national government – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear, 1st District candidate Christana Bohannan, and Senate candidate Mike Franken rallied supporters at the University of Iowa...

PolitiFact Iowa is a partnership of The Daily Iowan and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in Iowa politics. Reporters and researchers from PolitiFact Iowa examine statements by Iowa elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance.
Left, V Fixmer-Oraiz and right, Jon Green won the two open seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in the 2022 midterm election.
Jon Green, V Fixmer-Oraiz win Johnson County Board of Supervisors seats
Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter • November 8, 2022

Democrats Jon Green and V Fixmer-Oraiz won the two open seats for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Fixmer-Oraiz won 31.7 percent of the vote and Green won 35 percent of the vote on Tuesday. according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State's office. The...

Yasmin Mosrell gives her phone number to Adam Zabner during a ‘votando juntos’ event held by Manny Galvez, Adam Zabner, V Fixmer-Oraiz, and Elinor Levin at El Paso Mexican Tienda y Taqueria in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.
Johnson County Democratic candidates hope to connect with Spanish speaking voters
Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter • October 25, 2022

Johnson County Democratic candidates have attempted to register Latino and Spanish-speaking citizens ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm election at grocery stores in the county. Adam Zabner, an Iowa House 90 candidate, Elinor Levin, an Iowa House 89 candidate, and V Fixmer-Oraiz,...

V Fixmer-Oraiz speaks to Johnson County Democrats during a barbecue at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City on Oct. 9. V is one of four Johnson County residents vying for one of two open seats on the board, and is running against Jammie Bradshaw, R-Lone Tree; Jon Green, D-Lone Tree; and Phil Hemingway R-West Liberty.
A push for inclusivity: V Fixmer-Oraiz’s journey to Johnson County Board of Supervisors candidacy
Grace Smith, Photojournalist • October 16, 2022

While rain trickled down onto East Washington Street and bounced off food stand tents at the Iowa City Farmers Market on Sept.17, V Fixmer-Oraiz stood near the entrance of Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp and spoke with community members about their Johnson County Board of Supervisors...