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Iowa’s congressional delegation split along party lines over impeachment
Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor • January 8, 2021

Iowa’s representatives in Congress are split by party on support for impeaching President Trump, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., threatens to begin the process. Republicans said in statements that an impeachment process would further divide an already wounded...

Photos of Sen. Chuck Grassley (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan) and Sen. Joni Ernst (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)
Iowa congressional delegation rejects objections to Biden's electoral victory after riots disrupt count
Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor • January 7, 2021

Iowa's members of Congress, most Republicans, uniformly voted to reject objections to the electoral results from both Arizona and Pennsylvania late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, as Congress resumed the counting of electoral votes after supporters of President...

The United States Capital is seen in Washington DC on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.
Iowa lawmakers sheltering as rioters storm the U.S. Capitol
Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough January 6, 2021

Iowa’s members of Congress and staff report they are safe and sheltering in place after pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, shutting down the counting of electoral votes and forcing the evacuation of the Senate and House chambers. Video of...

The facts behind Gov. Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address
The facts behind Gov. Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address
Sarah Watson, Natalie Dunlap, Brian Grace, and Lyle Muller • January 12, 2021

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: Iowa entered 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic with a budget surplus, although the state cut budgets...

Rep. Christina Bohannan poses for a portrait outside the Iowa State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Des Moines. Bohannan represents the 85th district in Johnson county.
UI Law Professor serves first term in Iowa House amid pandemic
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • January 12, 2021

DES MOINES — Newly elected state representative and University of Iowa Law Professor Christina Bohannan said her background in the judicial system will complement her work and legislative priorities in the Iowa House of Representatives. “I can use my legal skills to...

Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers the condition of the state address to a joint session of the Iowa House and Senate.
Governor calls for in-person learning and tax cuts in Condition of the State address
Caleb McCullough and Julia Shanahan January 12, 2021

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds laid out her legislative priorities in her annual Condition of the State address on Tuesday, touting economic policy and in-person learning as a means to bounce back from an unprecedented year. She promised funding for rural high-speed...

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.
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.
Three incumbent Democrats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors win reelection
Clinton Garlock, News Reporter • November 3, 2020

All three incumbent Johnson County Supervisors won reelection on Tuesday with at least 55 percent of the vote, defeating Republican challenger Phil Hemmingway. Rod Sullivan has been on the board since 2004. He has passed several human-rights ordinances and a graduated minimum...

Jakeline Morello (furthest left), Sara Cello (furthest right), and their friends pose for a portrait in front of the Iowa City Public Library polling location on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. They had all recently just voted, with Morello and Cello voting all Democrat.
What you need to know ahead of Election Day
Lauren White, Politics Reporter • November 1, 2020

Tuesday is Election Day, and nearly a million people across the state have already cast their ballots. There’s still time to vote in person on Nov. 3 — here’s what you need to know about voting in-person the day of. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. in every...

The second 2020 Presidential Debate plays on the television in Gabe’s on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The debate is between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
Iowans say Thursday’s presidential debate was more productive
Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor • October 22, 2020

Donald Trump and Joe Biden offered contrasting visions for America’s future Thursday night, in an exchange that was far more restrained than the pair’s first debate in September. With less than two weeks until Election Day, the presidential race in Iowa has tightened...