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From left to right: Democrats Glenn Hurst, Abby Finkenauer, and Mike Franken are running for the Democratic nomination in the election for U.S. Senate.

Democrats compete over nomination in U.S. Senate debate

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor May 7, 2022

Democratic candidates Abby Finkenauer, Mike Franken, and Glenn Hurst all aimed to show they are best suited to take on Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley while answering policy questions during a debate...

Attendee Heidi Sakor-Morey marches with a banner during a march for abortion rights in Iowa City on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Abortion rights activists protest Supreme Court opinion

Lauren White, Politics Reporter May 7, 2022

Iowa City abortion-rights supporters and activists came together Saturday afternoon to protest the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. In a community-led demonstration,...

Fact check | Claiming that Chuck Grassley left Senate Finance Committee is wrong

Fact check | Claiming that Chuck Grassley left Senate Finance Committee is wrong

Lyle Muller, PolitiFact Iowa Editor May 6, 2022

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 Mike Franken, who is seeking...

CNN anchor Amara Walker reports from Warren HQ at the Forte Banquet and Conference Center in Des Moines on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.

Democrats push to keep Iowa’s first in the nation status

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor May 4, 2022

The Iowa Democratic Party submitted its letter of intent to the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday to begin the application process to keep Iowa’s caucus before other states’ caucuses and...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, answers questions during a visit to the County Materials Corporation in Iowa City as part of Grassley’s Johnson County stop on his 99 County Tour. “Weve appropriated money every year for infrastructure,” Grassley said while talking about infrastructure improvements since 1956. “The only thing is we never used the word infrastructure, we always said highway,” Grassley joked.

Grassley: Supreme Court draft leak a “monumental breach of trust”

Meg Doster, Politics Reporter May 4, 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley said the leak of the draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade threatens the integrity of the court. “I think it wouldn't be wrong to say some monumental breach...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks in a Daily Iowan interview at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

47 years and counting: Chuck Grassley pursues eighth Senate election

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor May 3, 2022

In the Monroe County Courthouse on a snowy February day, Chuck Grassley stopped to speak with a small gathering of Iowans. Russia had just invaded Ukraine the previous night, and the people of Albia...

The United States Supreme Court Building is seen on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Drafted SCOTUS decision opens door for abortion access limitations in Iowa

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter May 2, 2022

In a leaked draft opinion, the United States Supreme Court 6-3 voted to strike down Roe v. Wade, a decision that could allow states, including Iowa, to pass laws limiting or outlawing access to abortion. The...

Former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway speaks  
during her visit to the University of Iowa at the Iowa Memorial Union on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Iowa Young America’s Foundation organized the event.

Kellyanne Conway stands up for young conservatives on campus

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter April 28, 2022

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway defended young conservative Iowans while on a visit to the University of Iowa Thursday night.  Conway told the Iowa Young Americans...

Iowa Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer is interviewed by The Daily Iowan journalists in Iowa City on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022.

Finkenauer endorsed by Iowa Federation of Labor

Lauren White, Politics Reporter April 28, 2022

The Iowa Federation of Labor endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Abby Finkenauer on Thursday. The Federation also endorsed Democratic candidates running for congress in all four Iowa districts.  Finkenauer...

Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the President, speaks during the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The sixth-annual summit featured speakers Conway, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, as well as The Benham Brothers.

Former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway to visit University of Iowa

Caleb McCullough, Executive Editor April 25, 2022

Kellyanne Conway, former campaign manager and senior counselor to former President Donald Trump, will deliver a speech at the University of Iowa on Thursday. Hosted by the Iowa chapter of Young...

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, talks with constituents at an early morning meeting in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Ernst celebrates bipartisan work on Violence Against Women Act

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor April 24, 2022

Renewing the Violence Against Women Act was incredibly important personally, and for advocacy groups across Iowa and the country, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said in an interview with The Daily Iowan. “For...

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with workers during a visit to the County Materials Corporation in Iowa City as part of Grassley’s Johnson County stop on his 99 County Tour. Grassley and County Materials Corporation workers spoke about employment, infrastructure, and inflation.

Grassley talks economy and infrastructure during Iowa City visit

Natalie Dunlap, Politics Editor April 22, 2022

Sen. Chuck Grassley explained his support of the 2021 infrastructure bill and addressed economic concerns and bipartisanship at his Johnson County stop on his 99 County Tour.  Grassley fielded...

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