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Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC. During todays inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Iowa political leaders react to Biden’s inauguration ceremony, pledge to unify the country

Lauren White, Politics Reporter January 20, 2021

President Joe Biden was sworn into office on Wednesday, and Iowa Democrats say it was refreshing to see Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take the stage to start their presidency. Biden said...

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...

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...

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...

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller rebuffs Trump’s claims of election fraud

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor November 13, 2020

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat, joined a press briefing with other Democratic attorneys general on Friday, where officials said there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Chuck Grassley won’t acknowledge Joe Biden as president-elect until recounts and legal challenges are settled

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor November 12, 2020

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the presidential election, which has been called by the Associated Press and other major news outlets, is still too close to call in a conference call with reporters...

N. William Hines Dean and Professor of Law, Kevin Washburn poses for a portrait at the Boyd Law Building on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020.

UI College of Law Dean takes leave to join Joe Biden’s transition agency review team

Rachel Schilke, News Editor November 11, 2020

Kevin Washburn, dean of the University of Iowa College of Law, is taking temporary leave for federal public service to aid president-elect Joe Biden’s transition until December, leading the U.S....

Michael Osterholm is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Biden names Iowa native Michael Osterholm to coronavirus task force

Caleb McCullough, Politics Editor November 9, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden announced a slate of scientists and health experts to guide his coronavirus policy on Monday, including Iowa native Michael Osterholm. Osterholm is McKnight Presidential...

Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris and President-elect Joe Biden celebrate with supporters after declaring victory in the presidential election at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.

Third time’s the charm: Joe Biden’s long road to the White House

Julia Shanahan and Caleb McCullough November 8, 2020

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s long and grueling path to the highest office in the land wrapped up Nov. 7, becoming president-elect of the U.S. It began more than three decades ago, right here in Iowa. Presidential...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., addresses supporters at Backpocket Brewery on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Racism, sexism and a victory. How Kamala Harris made history as Joe Biden’s vice president

WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris will become the 49th vice president of the United States, the first woman and the first person of color to hold the nation's second-highest office. Her election follows a...

Joe Biden secures presidency, defeating Trump after a long, bitterly contested count

Joe Biden secures presidency, defeating Trump after a long, bitterly contested count

Janet Hook and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times November 7, 2020

Joe Biden prepared to declare victory on Saturday as a win in Pennsylvania delivered the electoral votes he needed to become the 46th president of the United States, ending a vitriolic campaign that...

Biden claims mandate as he stops shy of declaring victory in presidential race

Biden claims mandate as he stops shy of declaring victory in presidential race

Janet Hook, Mark Z. Barabak and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times November 7, 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden delivered a just-shy-of-victory speech Friday night, claiming a mandate for change and urging the country to come together after one of the fiercest and most divisive...

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