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Bans on animal ag and gas-powered cars not likely in Biden Administration

Bans on animal ag and gas-powered cars not likely in Biden Administration
Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor January 18, 2021

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Sarah Watson If your...

Iowa congressional delegation rejects objections to Biden’s electoral victory after riots disrupt count

Photos of Sen. Chuck Grassley (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan) and Sen. Joni Ernst (Hannah Kinson/The Daily Iowan)
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...

Iowa lawmakers sheltering as rioters storm the U.S. Capitol

The United States Capital is seen in Washington DC on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.
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...

Mariannette Miller-Meeks to take up 2nd District seat as Hart contest continues

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Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor December 30, 2020

Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks will take the seat as the representative for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District on Sunday, but the contest of the results from Democrat Rita Hart continues. U.S....

Rita Hart campaign files petition in U.S. House, claims uncounted ballots will give her a nine-point lead

Democratic candidate Rita Hart speaks during a brunch fundraiser for Sen. Zach Wahls at the Walker Homestead on July 14, 2019.
Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor December 22, 2020

The Rita Hart campaign filed a petition with the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to contest Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ six-vote victory, saying the uncounted ballots will ensure...

Breaking down Iowa’s 6-vote 2nd District U.S. House appeal

Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks (left) speaks with a member of UISG during the Hawkeye Caucus at the State Capitol in Des Moines on April 9, 2019. Iowa State Senator Rita Hart (right) speaks with supporters during her meet and greet at Yotopia on June 30, 2019.
Mary Hartel, News Reporter December 18, 2020

PolitiFact Iowa is a project of The Daily Iowan’s Ethics & Politics Initiative and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Edited by Lyle Muller and Sarah Watson A 6-vote...

Extending opportunity: Dave Loebsack reflects on a career in Congress

Representative Dave Loebsack stands for a portrait at the Daily Iowan newsroom on Sunday, September 23, 2018. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)
Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor December 15, 2020

Growing up a stone’s throw away from the crowded stockyards of Sioux City, Dave Loebsack never thought Congress was in his future. His parents divorced, and he was raised by a single mother who...

Experts say that an open race and a high turnout rate contributed to Miller-Meeks’ gains in 2nd District.

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Lauren White, Politics Reporter December 2, 2020

A retiring incumbent and presidential coattails helped Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks secure a six-point lead in the certified results in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, after three previous...

Rita Hart to challenge 2nd District election results

Rita Hart, Democratic candidate for Iowa's Second Congressional District, speaks to supporters at Yotopia in Iowa City on Sunday.
Lauren White, Politics Reporter December 2, 2020

Democrat Rita Hart announced Wednesday that she will challenge the results of a district-wide recount for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District race, which put her six votes behind Republican Mariannette...

Iowans convicted of felonies cast their vote in a tumultuous election

Photo Illustration by Hannah Kinson
Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor December 1, 2020

Ahead of the January start to the legislative session in Iowa, a state which has long been a national leader of racial disparities in the state’s criminal-justice system, all eyes are on Iowa Gov....

The numbers behind this year’s closest Congressional race

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Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter November 30, 2020

The race in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District was the closest congressional race the state had seen in over a century. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate finalized the results on Monday, certifying...

Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ six-vote lead certified by Iowa Secretary of State

Iowa State Senator for District 41, Mariannette Miller-Meeks discuses COVID-19 at The Palmer House Stable on Oct. 20. Miller-Meeks was a 2020 candidate for  US Representative for Iowa 2nd District.
Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough November 30, 2020

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate certified the results of the most competitive congressional race in the country, finalizing Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks' six-vote margin of victory. The...

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