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City High School seniors Penelope Wilmoth and Vivian Shields yell a chant during a pro-Palestinian demonstration to demand a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas War at the Courtyard by Marriott in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian supporters from Iowans for Palestine and several other activist groups demonstrated outside while U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, spoke inside the hotel for a campaign fundraiser.
Pro-Palestine protesters call on Miller-Meeks, Speaker Johnson for an end of U.S. aid to Israel
Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter • April 28, 2024

More than 200 pro-Palestine protesters lined the bridge outside the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in University Heights outside of U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’, R-Iowa, campaign reception with U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson on Sunday afternoon.  Waving Palestinian...

House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks at a fundraiser for U.S. Representative Marionette Miller-Meeks on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Around 200 protesters gathered on the bridge outside the Marriott Courtyard where the fundraiser took place to criticize the speakers’ stance on Palestine.
U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson visits IC to support Miller-Meeks campaign
Liam Halawith, Politics Editor • April 28, 2024

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson’s visit at Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ campaign reception Sunday comes as she faces a difficult reelection campaign.  Miller-Meeks said the election ahead is “tough” in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District...

Oct 25, 2023; Washington, DC, USA; Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., delivers remarks as Republican House lawmakers gather on the Capitol steps after electing Johnson to the speakership in Washington.  Mandatory Credit: Eric Kayne-USA TODAY
House Speaker Mike Johnson to visit IC on Sunday, support Miller-Meeks
Liam Halawith, Politics Editor • April 25, 2024

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., will visit Iowa City on Sunday evening alongside U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, for a campaign fundraiser at the Courtyard by Marriott.  Johnson’s visit comes as he faces a possible ousting by hard-right members of...

Demonstrators march towards the Iowa City Council Building during a rally in downtown Iowa City on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. A couple hundred demonstrators gathered to protest a new Iowa law that permits state and local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws.
Over 250 march to IC City Hall to protest new Iowa immigration law
Liam Halawith, Politics Editor • May 1, 2024

More than 250 Iowa City area residents and members from Escucha Mi Voz and the Catholic Worker House marched through downtown Iowa City Wednesday evening to protest a new Iowa law that permits state and local police to enforce immigration laws.  The protest was one of...

State representatives stand for a moment of silence for the school shooting that happened in Perry, Iowa, during the first day of the 2024 Iowa legislative session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. The shooting took place on Jan. 4.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs Income tax cuts into law
Liam Halawith, Politics Editor • May 1, 2024

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill to speed up income tax cuts into law on Wednesday afternoon. The law, Senate File 2442, will cut the state’s income tax to 3.8 percent for the 2025 tax year. The state’s tax rate is already set to decrease to 3.9 percent by 2026...

Lawmakers sit in the house chamber during the first day of the 2024 Iowa legislative session at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.
Repeal of gender balance law threatens Iowa women’s future in politics, experts say
Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter • April 30, 2024

Despite a desire to run for office and clear qualifications, Megan Alter questioned her place in the process when she ran for Iowa City City Council in 2019. Now a city councilor, Alter began her political career on the Iowa City Housing and Community Development Commission...

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.
Mandi Remington speaks during a protest on the Pentacrest about the University’s removal of RVAP, the Rape Victim Advocacy Program, on Saturday, April 13, 2024.
Two JoCo Supervisors endorse Mandi Remington in Democratic supervisor primary
Liam Halawith, Politics Editor • May 16, 2024

Johnson County Supervisors Jon Green and V Fixmer-Oraiz endorsed Mandi Remington, a candidate for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, on Thursday ahead of the June 4 primary election.  Remington is running for one of three seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors...

Maci Arjes, the club secretary for UI College Republicans and VP of events for Turning Point USA, is seen at the Tippie College of Business in Iowa City, Iowa, on Tuesday April 23, 2024.
Political passion outside of UI student’s career goals
Roxy Ekberg, Politics Reporter • May 7, 2024

Despite her heavy involvement in the university’s political sphere, fourth-year University of Iowa student Maci Arjes, does not plan to pursue a political career after graduating this spring. Instead, Arjes engages in politics for fun. Originally from Dumont, Iowa, Arjes’...

Anna Behrens poses for a portrait while tabling for the Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) on the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Friday, April 19, 2024. Behrens is a Student Violence Prevention Program Assistant for WRAC.
UI senior fights for abortion rights, heads to Harvard Law
Natalie Miller, Politics Reporter • May 7, 2024

Anna Behrens, a third-year student at the University of Iowa who is graduating a year early this May, will leave Iowa City with not only her degree but three years of advocating for abortion rights. After she graduates from the UI, Behrens will attend Harvard Law School...