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Former Rep. Dave Loebsack reflects on career in Congress in conversation on future of Democratic Party

Former Rep. Dave Loebsack reflects on career in Congress in conversation on future of Democratic Party

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 14, 2021

Former Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, said America's diverse population and variety of backgrounds makes it impossible for all Democrats or all Republicans to be on board with the same political strategies.  The...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson, CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Suresh Gunasekaran, Board of Regents President Mike Richards, and others break ground with shovels during a groundbreaking ceremony at the North Liberty University of Iowa hospitals and clinics construction site on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.

UIHC breaks ground on North Liberty facility

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 14, 2021

University of Iowa officials, Board of Regents members, and Gov. Kim Reynolds celebrated breaking ground on a new UIHC facility in North Liberty on Thursday.  “The campus will be providing significant...

Retired Naval officer, Michael Franken speaks to supporters at the law office of Iowa City attorney Jim Larew on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. After forty years of service in the Navy, Franken is stepping down to pursue a campaign for senator.

Mike Franken enters race for Grassley’s Senate seat

Rylee Wilson, Managing Editor October 14, 2021

Another Democratic challenger has entered the race to unseat seven-term Sen. Chuck Grassley.  Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral, announced his bid for the Senate on Thursday. Franken ran for...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks to attendants at the annual Reagan Dinner in Johnson County.

Iowa Democrats file ethics complaint against Rep. Miller-Meeks

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 11, 2021

Iowa Democrats filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics on Monday, alleging that Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, didn’t compile with requirements to disclose information on...

Former President Donald Trump addresses attendees that showed up for his “Save America” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

Trump’s hold on Republican party remains

Lauren White , Politics Reporter October 10, 2021

Ten months removed from the White House, and banned from Twitter, former President Donald Trump continues to influence the Republican Party.  Trump held a rally in Des Moines on Saturday, where thousands...

An attendee poses with three corn dogs prior to Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Two venders were in charge of feeding the thousands of attendees that showed up for Trump’s rally.

Trump supporters on 2024, policy concerns

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 10, 2021

Thousands of people from Iowa and surrounding states came to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines to see former President Donald Trump speak on Saturday. Karla Wright, 54, came to Iowa from...

Former President Donald Trump greets Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, after endorsing the senator on Saturday night.

Fact-checking former President Donald Trump’s Iowa speech

Lyle Muller and Caleb McCullough October 10, 2021

If your time is short: Former President Trump's latest stop was Des Moines, Iowa, as he made the rounds across the United States to fire up his political supporters.  Iowa is the first...

Former President Donald Trump greets Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, after endorsing the senator on Saturday night.

In Des Moines rally, Trump pushes election misinformation

Natalie Dunlap and Lauren White October 10, 2021

Former President Donald Trump continued to spread discredited and false claims about the 2020 presidential election at a rally in Des Moines on Saturday, while deriding the Biden administration and...

Chuck Grassley stands on stage at the Second Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The event was a fundraiser for current governor Kim Reynolds.

Former President Donald Trump endorses Chuck Grassley for U.S. Senate

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor October 9, 2021

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Chuck Grassley at a Des Moines Rally Saturday night, saying the seven-term U.S. Senator has been a powerful force for conservative causes in the Senate. "I'm...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020. The House convened and leaders in the Iowa House of Representatives gave opening remarks to preview their priorities for the 2020 session.

Former Iowa Representative enters U.S. Senate race

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 8, 2021

Another Democrat has joined the race for Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Senate seat.  Bob Krause, a Democrat who represented portions of the Palo Alto and Humboldt counties in the Iowa House for three...

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, speaks to attendants at the annual Reagan Dinner in Johnson County.

Republicans meet in Coralville to encourage young voter participation

Lauren White, Politics Reporter October 5, 2021

The Johnson County Republicans met in Coralville on Tuesday to encourage party members to strengthen the young Republican vote in Iowa.  Along with the usual priorities of rallying Republican Iowans...

The Iowa Senate gavels in and begins a special session on redistricting maps on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

Iowa Senate rejects first legislative and congressional maps

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor October 5, 2021

Republicans in the Iowa Senate voted down the first set of congressional and legislative maps proposed by the Iowa Legislative Services Agency, requiring the nonpartisan agency to return to the drawing...

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