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U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, speaks to supporters during a watch party for the 2022 Iowa midterm elections at Spare Time in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Hinson is up for reelection for her seat in the house against state Sen. Liz Mathis, D-Hiawatha. Because of redistricting, Hinson is now battling for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, previously she held the seat for the 1st Congressional District. Hinson announced her victory after Mathis conceded.
U.S. House passes bill prohibiting bans on gas-powered vehicles
Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor • September 14, 2023

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday prohibiting bans on the sale of gas-powered vehicles. Iowa’s federal delegation in the House supported the bill, with all four voting in favor of the measure.  The bill looks to prohibit bans on the sale of gas-powered...

Sen. Joni Ernst listens to questions from the Daily Iowan Politics Team in her office in the Russell Office Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.
Ernst calls for Washington federal employees to come back to work in person
Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor • September 13, 2023

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, introduced legislation Wednesday to require federal employees to report to work in person.  A July Government Accountability Office analysis of workforce trends found that across the U.S. workforce, among all sectors including the federal...

Former President and 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the annual Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, July 28, 2023.
Former President Donald Trump to attend the Cy-Hawk game on Saturday
Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor • September 5, 2023

Former President Donald Trump announced Tuesday afternoon that he will attend the Iowa-Iowa State CyHawk game this Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. According to a news release from the Trump campaign, the former president last attended the game in 2015.  “We’re...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen during the first day of the 90th Iowa legislative session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.
Iowa Democrats approve in-person caucus date
Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor • September 16, 2023

The Iowa Democratic party voted on Saturday morning to hold the in-person portion of the Iowa Caucuses on Jan. 15, 2024 — the same day as their GOP counterparts — while the timeline for the mail-in presidential preference cards remains unresolved.  Iowa Democrats are...

Candidate for Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird delivers a speech after being elected during a watch party for Iowa Republicans on Election Day at the Hilton Downtown in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has been supportive of bird. In May, Reynolds drew criticism for her support of Bird because she said: “I want my own [attorney general], please.”
Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird sues door-to-door stem cell therapy company for false advertisement
Liam Halawith, Senior News and Politics Editor • September 13, 2023

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird filed a lawsuit against a door-to-door stem cell therapy treatment company for false advertisement and misleading claims regarding the effectiveness of their services, according to a press release Wednesday.  The suit alleges that 250...

State Auditor Rob Sand speaks to the Iowa City community at Iowa City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.
State Auditor Rob Sand talks Medicare, auditing powers at Iowa City town hall
Grace Katzer, Politics Reporter • September 8, 2023

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand hosted a town hall at Iowa City on Thursday and fielded questions from residents on the top issues from his office. Sand addressed topics concerning health care accessibility, the newly-instated law that limits his office’s powers, and how...

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.
United States Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks answers questions at West High School in Iowa City on Monday, August 14, 2023. (Cody Blissett/The Daily Iowan)
Miller-Meeks talks abortion policy, government shutdown at Iowa City town hall
Liam Halawith, Senior Politics and News Editor • August 15, 2023

Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks called for accountability and the “rule of law” at a town hall in Iowa City on Monday night.  Miller-Meeks fielded a range of questions Monday from abortion to a looming government shutdown at The Little Theater at...

University of Iowa senior Caleb Slater poses for a portrait outside of the Adler Journalism Building on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
“Defining moments”: UI political science graduate learned leadership, community
Liam Halawith, Politics Editor • May 8, 2023

Caleb Slater, a Des Moines native, has been politically involved since his high school years and got his start in the 2018 campaign season. He volunteered for Cathy Glasson, a nurse and president of the Service Workers International Union chapter 199. After getting...

University of Iowa senior Mary Weston poses for a portrait on the Pentacrest in Iowa City, Iowa on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Mary is an exercise science major and will be working as a caregiver to an individual with Parkinson’s her first year out of college.
Young Conservative leader Mary Weston reflects on her time with UI College Republicans
Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter • May 7, 2023

Mary Weston learned confidence and the importance of conservative leadership during her four years at the University of Iowa. Weston has served as the UI College of Republicans chairman of communications and outreach since spring 2021. Weston also served as the state...